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    Call of Duty: Vanguard, guide and tips for multiplayer

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    In this Call of Duty: Vanguard guide We will give you some tips and tricks that will come in handy to get the better of other players in the modes multiplayer, starting with the best settings up to some tips that will come in handy on the battlefield.

    Without a doubt, the heart of Sledgehammer Games' new shooter is all in the multiplayer modes. Between 20 maps and eight game modes there is certainly no lack of variety, without considering the new content arriving before and during Season 1, while the new Battle Rhythm feature allows you to play in a more relaxed or frenetic way as needed.



    Better settings: FOV, trigger sensitivity, 120fps, etc.

    Call of Duty: Vanguard

    Many underestimate this aspect but it is of fundamental importance to change the game settings. Sledgehammer Games' shooter offers numerous options for you to tinker with to get the ideal setup for your needs.

    The most important is undoubtedly that relating to Field of view (FOV). The higher its value, the wider the view will be. A large field of view allows you to frame multiple elements on the screen, which makes it easier to spot enemies, but at the same time it could compromise your accuracy in aiming, especially for more distant targets. The right value, therefore, depends on many factors but above all on your preferences. In general, on consoles, we recommend starting at 105 and gradually increasing until you find the optimal value. On PC, however, given the use of the mouse it is better to start directly from 115.



    Also consider turning off the "Streaming Texture On-Demand". This option is meant to lighten the workload of the SSD, but it may cause some slowdown from time to time. Another tip is to disable both options related to Motion Blur, as they could be counterproductive on the battlefield. making it more difficult to spot and target opponents.

    For those who play on consoles we recommend reducing the dead zone of the triggers of the controller, in a range between 0 and 5. In this way your firearm will fire immediately at the slightest pressure of the dedicated button. Also turn off the vibration and, in the case of PS5, the functions related to Dualsense: they certainly make the gaming experience more immersive, but they are an unnecessary distraction. And staying on the subject of distractions, turn off subtitles too.

    Even the balance of the mix audio can make a difference. With Call of Duty: Vanguard's default options you may find it difficult to hear footsteps of opponents amidst NPC exclamations, explosions and background music. For this reason we advise you to lower the volume of the dialogues to 50, as well as all the other "superfluous" options, with the exception of course of the sound effects which should be kept to the maximum.

    If you are using a monitor or a TV that supports 120Hz you can activate the 120fps mode in the graphics settings. Call of Duty: Vanguard is unlikely to maintain that value on all occasions, but generally the game will be much smoother than the classic 60fps, which is a big plus in a first-person shooter.

    Obviously the above are just suggestions and they don't necessarily have to be for you. Therefore, we advise you to experiment on the field with the numerous options offered by the game, until you find the configuration that is right for you.



    First of all, learn the maps and the basics

    Call of Duty: Vanguard

    Call of Duty: Vanguard is a fast-paced shooter, but that doesn't mean you just need good aim and great reflexes to win games. The Sledgehammer Games game, as well as the other exponents of the series, also reward those who play cunning, know the maps inside out and take advantage of the game mechanics.

    If you are still starting out, the advice is to take it very calmly, ignoring the kill / death ratio or try to win the games at all costs. Rather, use the first few hours to familiarize yourself with the maps of multiplayer. In particular, learn what their critical points are and which elements of the scenario are destructible, so as to surprise your opponents and at the same time not get caught unprepared.

    In Vanguard you can break down doors and demolish windows as well destroy various elements of the scenario, a mechanic that could make a difference if used properly. For example, you can create an opening in a wall and shoot through it and take cover with it. Still on the subject of cover, you can place weapons on surfaces and shoot with precision. Or you can shoot blindly: you will expose yourself less to risks, but you will be much less accurate.

    Also keep an eye on the mini-map at the top left of the screen to monitor the position of allies and the direction they are facing, as well as the compass at the top of the screen, as it indicates the direction from which enemies are firing. By monitoring both of these elements, it will be much easier to guess the position of the opponents and act accordingly.



    Loadout and weapon customization

    Call of Duty: Vanguard, the weapon customization screen

    Once you are familiar with the maps, the next step is to create gods equipment loadout that adapt to any type of confrontation. There is nothing wrong with starting with the presets in the game, but if you really want to improve your performance, it is good to find the guns that match your style of play and suitable for different types of maps. For example, in the wide ones an assault or sniper rifle is better, while in the closed ones you could aim at a weapon with a shorter range but with a high rate of fire, such as an SMG. Having multiple loadouts ready in any situation is the ABC of the skilled soldier.

    Also thanks to the Arms master you can customize your favorite guns with up to numerous accessories, allowing thousands of additional possibilities to support any style of play in any combat scenario. Similarly, we advise you to experiment with the various perks available. One particularly useful at the beginning of the game is the Radar, since it signals the exact position of the opponents who shoot in the mini-map.

    Don't forget to make the most of your tactical, lethal gear and field upgrades. A good number of players often forget about the potential of these tools, which could save your skin in tricky situations or get a few extra kills.

    While as regards the series of kills (Killstreak), initially you should focus on the "economic" ones. The stronger ones in fact require numerous eliminations in a row without dying and are suitable for the most skilled players. If you don't manage to activate them often, you might as well fall back on "Information" and the "Planing Bomb", just to name a couple of Killestreaks that require fewer kills but still have their usefulness in battle.

    To conclude, two seemingly obvious tips, but which in reality are practically never: play as a team and remember that you win by completing objectives, not by the number of kills (except for deathmatches). Too often in fact it happens to see players who love the "lone wolf" style throw themselves into the Rambo fray, often without reasoning, beautifully ignoring the goal, decreeing their own defeat and that of the team. But you are better than that, aren't you? So, even if you are playing with complete strangers, always try to be a little collaborative and use voice chat if possible.

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