[Update: official acknowledgement] COD: Vanguard reticles not unlocking after completing challenges, report players

New updates are being added at the bottom of this story…….

Original story (published on November 06, 2021) follows:

COD: Vanguard, the successful FPS developed by Sledgehammer Games, has various game modes, as the weapon challenges.

Through the COD: Vanguard weapon challenges, you can unlock various elements that can be equipped with weapons, such as camos and reticles.

However, some COD: Vanguard players are reporting that completing the weapon challenges is not unlocking the reticles (1, 2, 3, 4, 5).

Reticles not unlocking on COD: Vanguard weapon challenges

COD: Vanguard players affected by the issue report that, after having completed all the requirements many times, the reticles do not unlock.

I noticed when I click loadout – Gunsmith – customize then click on reticles it says I need to get 50 kills while Aiming down sight to unlock the first reticle yet I’ve clearly done at that at least once probably more than 50 times already yet vanguard doesn’t seem to be tracking it as it still says I am yet to even do 1.

I’m not sure why but none of my reticles are unlocking. It says to “get kills while ADS” which I’ve been doing literally all day and not a single reticle is unlocked yet. Getting kinda frustrating. Anyone else? Recommendations?

This makes players suspect that the tracking system for the weapon challenges in COD: Vanguard would not be working properly. So, even if they meet the objectives, the game will never count them.

Other unlockables could be affected as well

The reticles would not be the only unlockable item affected. Some players report that the challenges and camos could not be unlocked either.

Yeah. I’ve been playing since the am thanks to the New Zealand trick, and some challenges, camos, and other things aren’t tracking right now. It is day 1 so expect some problems but I’m hoping they fix it soon because I would’ve been done with more things like operator missions if it was working correctly. It sucks but what can we do but wait? Also for some reticles, it says “hybrid”. You have to read it carefully

Only Zombies mode would be working properly

According to player reports, the only mode where the game would allow to unlock everything without problems would be in Zombies:


At the moment, neither Sledgehammer Games nor Activision (distributor of the game) has officially spoken on this matter. Therefore, it is not known if they are already aware of the bug.

If there is any new development in this regard, we will update this article with the pertinent information. You can also take a look at the bug/issues tracker dedicated to COD.

Update 1 (November 09)

01:52 pm (IST): While the developers are yet to acknowledge the issue publicly, you can head over here and submit the bug report with hopes that the issue gets treated on priority.

Update 2 (November 12)

12:13 pm (IST): This issue has since been officially acknowledged by game makers, noting that it is currently under investigation.

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