Vanguard players beg developers to make major changes to engineer advantage and attack dogs

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Vanguard developers have missed the mark when it comes to balancing snipers causing players to demand a large buff.

Complaints and concerns about Vanguard’s multiplayer experience continue to flow. This time, players are focused on expressing their opinions on Vanguard’s sniper rifles. According to players, Vanguard snipers are the worst iteration of the weapon class in Call of Duty history.

Since launch, players have been able to choose between the Type 99, the 3-line rifle, and the Kar98k. Even the iconic Kar98k fails to satisfy Call of Duty sniper enthusiasts. Due to the mechanics of Vanguard, only the most experienced snipers are used to the weapons in question.

Why Vanguard Snipers Need a Buff

Vanguard’s powerful recoil mechanism that gives your weapon a whiplash when fired at is a big part of the problem. When trying to aim at a precise sniper rifle, the thrill can seriously affect your ability to get one-shot kills.

This brings us to the next issue. Players claimed that the kill time for sniper rifles is slower compared to other weapons.

Most of Vanguard’s weapons have a fast TTK. Naturally, that fast TTK which is synonymous with Vanguard’s automatic weapons cannot be transferred to sniper rifles.

Instead, players don’t get their one-hit kills as often as they would like. Additionally, a lot has been done about the weapon class’s slow aim speed.

In the past, snipers performed ADS at a faster rate. Another negative aspect is the poor selection of weapon accessories for snipers. Most weapons reach their peak when players use all ten attachments.

This is a unique quality of Vanguard’s multiplayer. However, Sniper Rifles cannot benefit from this mechanic.

It seems Sledgehammer has gone above and beyond in his quest to nerf sniper rifles. One of the most common complaints from CoD fans with Black Ops: Cold War was the ease of use and broken overall qualities of sniper rifles.

The developers at Vanguard decided to counter this complaint by going in the completely opposite direction.


These days, only the most experienced players with a sniper in hand are comfortable with the weapon class in Vanguard. Here is some news regarding weapon balancing updates and fixes.

Image Credit: Activision / Sledgehammer Games

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