In Call of Duty: Vanguard, a few players have posted videos of themselves spawning directly next to their opponents at the start of a match, which they find to be quite aggravating.
It is the latest first-person shooter from Sledgehammer Games, and it has players returning to World War II as they fight in the Vanguard. Although the game has received generally positive reviews from critics and fans alike, Call of Duty: Vanguard has several issues that need to be fixed before being released to the public. Unfortunately, this is true of many prior Call of Duty products as well.
It was only last month when Call of Duty: Vanguard had a multiplayer beta where players could test out the game’s new maps and weapons. Because of the flawed spawn systems in the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta, many players deemed the game borderline unplayable throughout the test period. Players were spawning close behind or alongside enemies, which frequently did not provide enough time for one to respond to what was going on. Although the spawning problem was soon resolved, it appears that it has partially reappeared.
Earlier this week, a Reddit user named BomberLeague shared a video that demonstrated the problem. A few seconds after spawning in, it can be seen that a machine gun in the video has killed the user. As the kill cam appears, they notice that an adversary has spawned beside their group and decide to stay put till it does. This is, of course, a similar issue to the one that was discovered in the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta, but given the low amount of reports, it’s probable that this isn’t as prevalent as it once was.
There was another video on Reddit that showed the spawn issue occurring as well as the first. Interestingly, both errors were shown to occur at the start of a match during Kill Confirm and on the Bunker map, indicating that they were both related. Despite this, the spawn problem may happen in other places and game settings.
Regardless of how frequently the spawn issue occurs currently, it is a huge defect that needs to be addressed as soon as possible because it can potentially destroy users’ experiences and matches as a whole. If a player spawns behind a group of adversaries and manages to take out five of them in one shot, they will almost certainly have obtained a kill streak at that point or will be extremely close to achieving one. Additionally, if this problem occurs in-game modes like Search & Destroy, where players only get one life every round, it can significantly alter the course of the rest of the game.
Developer Sledgehammer Games was quite quick to resolve the spawn issue during the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta, so it’s reasonable to expect that the latest spawn issue will be resolved as quickly as possible. Other concerns have arisen with Call of Duty, such as the Warzone Roze Skin issue, which has been a source of contention for quite some time. Call of Duty: Vanguard gamers can continue to play the campaign and zombies while the spawn issue is being resolved in the meanwhile.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox One S.