Call of Duty: Vanguard has grown considerably since its launch last year. Now, shortly after the reveal of this year’s entry in the iconic military shooter series, a new Call of Duty: Vanguard Battle Pass has been released today as part of the Mercenaries of Fortune season. If you’re curious what’s in it, check out the COD Vanguard Season 4 Battle Pass trailer and breakdown below.
This is the Mercenaries of Fortune Battle Pass, featuring 100 Tiers of new content and two dozen free items throughout:
- Two New Free Functional Weapons. Wield Vanguard’s first Akimbo-capable SMG with the Marco 5 and support your team with suppressive fire using the UGM-8. Each offers its own advantages along with a wealth of customization via Gunsmith.
- 25 Free Items, Including Weapon Blueprints, Charms, Calling Cards. Gear up with new items including the Legendary Weapon Blueprints “Shallow End” and “Crystal Cut,” plus equippable Charms like “Cosmic Discus” and “Mr. Inspector.” Highlight your Player Profile with the animated Calling Cards “Within the Storm” and “Ashes of Dust.” Earn these and more, just by playing.
- Skip Double-Digit Tiers with the Battle Pass Bundle. Purchase the Battle Pass Bundle to immediately skip ahead Tiers, unlocking a quarter of the Battle Pass while providing full access to all 100 Tiers plus a Bundle-exclusive Legendary Captain Butcher Operator Skin.
- 1,300 Total COD Points. Get 300 free COD Points within the Battle Pass System, plus 1,000 more to unlock across the full Battle Pass.
Purchase the Mercenaries of Fortune Battle Pass to instantly unlock these Tier 0 rewards:
New Operator — Carver Butcher
A man of many talents, the inimitable Captain Butcher served in the British Army during Operation Devon. There he witnessed resistance fighters in action, inspiring him to found and recruit his own Special Operations Task Force. The rest, as they say, is history.
Purchase the Battle Pass to instantly unlock Carver Butcher’s Legendary “Finalizer” Operator Skin. Equip his favored weapon, the new Marco 5, and level him up to unlock massive XP bonuses, new Operator Skins, and more.
Daniel Skin, Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint, XP Boosts
Legendary “Vampiric” Daniel Operator Skin: Strike from the shadows and chill them to the bone in Daniel’s black and red-trimmed skin sporting a modern vampire aesthetic.
Legendary “Solar Array” Assault Rifle Blueprint: Instantly unlock this orange and white Legendary Assault Rifle Fox Blueprint, sporting ten attachments revolved around a silenced, incendiary playstyle.
Seasonal XP Boost: Benefit from a season-long 10% XP boost on your route toward Prestige Master. This boost stacks on top of others, including the 10% Warzone XP boost for Vanguard owners and other boosts from tokens and favored weapons.
45-Minute Double XP Token: Blast ahead in Player XP, doubling your gain on top of the seasonal 10% XP Boost.
Purchase the Mercenaries of Fortune Battle Pass Bundle to gain access to all 100 Tiers, skip ahead Tiersand unlock an exclusive Legendary Operator Skin for Captain Butcher.
Bring some science fiction flair to your matches with this glowing emoji masked Operator Skin.
Expand your Loadout options with two new Battle Pass weapons. Unlock the Marco 5 SMG at Tier 15 and the UGM-8 LMG at Tier 31.
Marco 5: SMG (Tier 15 of Battle Pass System)
“A high mobility submachine gun, accurate from the hip with excellent close-range stopping power.”
Mobility is king when using the Marco 5, an SMG perfectly tailored to the hip-firing slayer. As such, it is Captain Butcher’s preferred weapon, noted for its excellent capabilities in close-quarters combat.
The options really open up after gaining some weapon levels, letting you adjust for mid-range capabilities with a barrel that adds a burst fire toggle, or lean into the weapon’s natural configuration as a hip blaster. Most notable for the latter category is the Marco 5’s Akimbo Proficiency, allowing you to wield two of these bad boys in exchange for losing the ability to aim down sight. You won’t miss it.
For those who prefer running straight into the danger and enjoy circling their foes, the Marco 5 will take you far.
UGM-8 (Tier 31 of Battle Pass System)
“High fire rate, mobile LMG that excels at creating suppressing fire and pushing enemy positions.”
The UGM-8 combines mobility and power in an LMG that’s ideal for suppressing enemy Operators whether you’re attacking a fortified position or defending an important objective.
Using Gunsmith, you can equip smaller caliber rounds to further boost the UGM-8’s high fire rate or opt instead to favor damage over speed via larger caliber rounds. Various barrels offer options such as improved control and stability or improved mobility. Your overall decisions will determine whether the UGM-8 remains a fast-paced LMG or takes on a more traditional heavy yet powerful build.
You’ll need the best equipment to win this fight. The Mercenaries of Fortune Battle Pass features plentiful Weapon Blueprints for every style of play. Here are some of our favorites:
Epic “Cybernetic Rifle” SMG Blueprint (Tier 5): This all-metal tactical Blueprint gives you early access to the new SMG with an attachment set geared toward mid-range play.
Legendary “Beach Coral” LMG Blueprint (Tier 24): Suppress whole squads and undead mobs with this groovy Blueprint featuring a wooden foregrip and waving ren lines over white.
Rare “Emerald Coast” SMG Blueprint (Tier 42): A perfect Blueprint for the new Offensive Multiplayer map, where its qualities of stealth and power make quick work of enemy Operators vying for control of the center.
Legendary “Starred Diplomat” Assault Rifle Blueprint (Tier 85): Make ice cold work of your enemies using this frost chiseled Blueprint that pairs perfectly with Daniel’s Tier 0 “Vampiric” Operator Skin.
Legendary “Imperative” LMG Blueprint (Tier 95): This gilded LMG has seen plenty of action and will be indispensable in the fight for gold. An invaluable tool for defending your position in Warzone.
The Battle Pass also features a new Operator Skin every 10 Tiers, including “Town Runner” Beatrice at Tier 30 and “Wastelander” Roland at Tier 70.
In addition to earning the “Big Cheese” profile title, the seasonal Emblem, and the “Immortal Lord” Charm at Tier 100, you’ll also these two Legendary rewards:
Legendary “Gold Horror” Operator Skin: Don golden armor and a gilded mask, a warlord grown immensely rich in the battle for gold.
Legendary “Biochromatic” Assault Rifle Blueprint: Top off your Battle Pass completion with this multi-colored Blueprint fit for dominating in close- to medium-range engagements using larger caliber rounds for more power, weight, and kick.
The Mercenaries of Fortune Battle Pass and Bundles are filled with items fit for a king. Get equipped with the best of them and get rich or die trying in Mercenaries of Fortune.
For a detailed look at some of the new cosmetics pack incoming with this new season for both Vanguard and Warzone, head on over to the official Call of Duty site.