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

Original story (published on February 15, 2022) follows:

Even though Activision chose Sledgehammer Games instead of Raven Software, things do not seem to be going well for Call of Duty Vanguard.

The list of bugs and glitches affecting players seems to be never-ending. Recently, many complained about the game crashing at ‘fetching online profile’ and Combat Pacing missing on Hardcore mode.


Prestige Level not displaying correctly after Season 2 update

That being said, Call of Duty Vanguard players are now reporting (1,2,3) that Prestige levels are not displaying accurately after the Season 2 update.


They ever going to get this correct? I was level 305 at the end of season 1. I started at prestige 3. I should be at prestige 9, it says something different on every screen I look at. I’m now back at 1 or sometimes 10. Any bets on when this’ll work? Or when I’ll be able to see my Cold War ribbon lol

I hit prestige 7 level 307 in season 1 but with season 2 being released I was reset to prestige 1 level 1, in pre game lobby it says I’m prestige 7 but when the actually starts it says otherwise, so did this happen to anyone else or is it just a bug?

Thankfully, Vanguard developers seem to be aware of the issue where prestige levels are displaying incorrectly and said that it is under investigation. However, there is no ETA for the fix.

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Spawning with enemies

As it turns out, there is another issue affecting Vanguard players. Many say they are spawning on the enemy side (1,2,3,4,5). It looks like the glitch is limited to those playing on the Casablanca map.


@CallofDuty #Vanguard is an awesome game. My only complaint is spawning in front of enemy and dying before I even fully materialize, especially when it happens 2-3x in a row. Plz give me a chance!

I spawned in front of the same enemy 4 times. Right in front of them. This happened in few other games twice now. That’s tolerable to a degree, but now it seems that spawn camping is worse. Two games on two different maps and the enemy team was able to start spawn killing without it ever shifting the location. The other team got over 100 kills ahead. Was the team doomed to lose anyways? Yeah, for sure. Not that much though.

This is really infuriating a lot of players since they have to deal with the entire enemy squad right after they materialize.

Fortunately, the developers seem to be aware of the issue and have labeled it as under investigation on their Trello board. Once again, there is no ETA on when the problem will be resolved.

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Rest assured, we will be keeping tabs on the matter and let you know once Sledgehammer Games fixes the issues concerning incorrect Prestige levels and players spawning on the enemy side.

In the meantime, make sure you check out our Call of Duty bug tracker to see similar issues affecting players.

Update 1 (February 17)

11:38 am (IST): In the latest development regarding the inaccurate prestige levels issue, the Vanguard public board now shows that a fix has been scheduled for this bug which should arrive soon.

Update 2 (May 13)

05:38 am (IST): Sledgehammer Games has confirmed that the issue with inaccurate prestige levels has now been resolved with the stability update in COD: Vanguard.

A stability update has been deployed in #Vanguard!

– Fixed incorrect Prestige emblems being displayed

– Corrected Survivalist Camo Category tracking in Zombies (Source)

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