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

Original story (published on June 23, 2022) follows:

COD: Vanguard is the latest title in the long-running franchise that takes us back to World War 2 with a storyline exploring the birth of special forces.

Released in November last year, it is developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by Activision. But ever since its launch, players have reported numerous problems that make the game unplayable at times.


That said, recent reports from Vanguard players suggest many are getting low or no XP (1,2,3,4,5).

This is preventing them from leveling up or progressing in Battle Pass. Many say the problem surfaced after the start of new season.


Anyone else having issues where your rank isn’t leveling up? I see xp when finishing a match but looks like it’s not applying to my rank…very weird

Hi, since update I am not getting any XP progress, seems battlepass is progressing, but xp still level 1. Xbox series x, have rebooted game and device couple of times but still same. Also saw double xp supposed to be on, but that not showing either. Anyone else?

Thankfully, Sledgehammer Games seems to be investigating the issue where some Vanguard players are getting low or no XP after playing matches.

Investigating: Some players are experiencing lower than intended XP earn rates.

Adding to the trouble, many say the Survivalist Camo for the Macro 5 SMG is not tracking even though they have all the attachments required (1,2,3,4,5).


gonna fix the camo challenge for the Marco? not tracking on the survivalist challenge. Can ya’ll do something right or are you just trying to make people not play your game?

Anyone else having issues with the Marco 5 Survivalist camos not unlocking/progressing? I am getting no progress despite having all the required attachments. I have had hundreds of akimbo kills while moving using these attachments … and still sitting at 0/10.

As it turns out, Vanguard developers have acknowledged the issue and said a fix is underway. But there is no timeframe on when the problem will be resolved.

Fix Scheduled: Progress toward the Survivalist Camo Category for the Marco 5 Submachine Gun is not tracking.

We hope COD Vanguard developers soon release an update that fixes the low XP and Survivalist Camo not tracking issues.

As always, we will be updating this space as and when we come across more information so stay tuned. In the meantime, check out our COD Vanguard bug tracker to see similar issues affecting players.

Update 1 (June 24)

01:31 pm (IST): Sledgehammer Games on Twitter has confirmed that the low XP gain and Survivalist Camo not tracking issues have been resolved in the latest COD: Vanguard update.

Update 2 (June 27)

03:23 pm (IST): It appears that the Survivalist Camo not tracking for Marco 5 issue persists as fresh reports from gamers are still coming in.

Update 3 (June 28)

10:54 am (IST): Sledgehammer Games has confirmed that they have released a fix for the Survivalist Camo not tracking for Marco 5 issue.

We have released a fix to address an issue that prevented the Survivalist Camo Category for the Marco 5 Submachine Gun from progressing. (Source)

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