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The Season 6 Battle Pass for Call of Duty: Warzone was expanded with Call of Duty: Vanguard‘s Stg 44 and M1 Garand, which players can earn for free ahead of the game’s official launch on November 5th. Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty will have full integration with Raven Software’s free-to-play battle royale when it launches, just as both Modern Warfare and Black Ops Cold War have had integrations with Warzone. The developers have confirmed many aspects of that future integration, including a massive new battle royale map that will replace Verdansk, as well as additional maps, modes, and events post-launch. Vanguard’s link with Warzone is reportedly stronger than past Call of Duty iterations, and the two will also share a new PC anti-cheat system developed by Raven Software.
Last week, the StG 44 and M1 Garand dropped into Warzone, likely by accident, after the Season Six update. The mistake was quickly addressed and the weapons were stripped from the battle royale. The American M1 Garand and German StG 44 were visible in the Warzone Gunsmith, though the guns couldn’t be equipped in loadouts. One YouTuber, however, said he was able to equip and use the Vanguard weapons that briefly appeared in Warzone, though he was unable to inspect the guns. Now those weapons have officially dropped in Warzone and are unlockable immediately from the Battle Pass.
According to Call of Duty, 24 new Battle Pass tiers have been added to Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, bringing Vanguard weapons and items that players can use immediately ahead of the game’s official launch. All items can be earned for free by playing Warzone and Black Ops Cold War, including the StG 44 and M1 Garand. Though the Battle Pass tiers can be earned in either game, the Vanguard weaponry can only be equipped while playing the battle royale. Developers also confirmed that the Gunsmith will be unavailable for both base weapons, as well as the weapon attachments and camos as of October 12. However, the features will be enabled when Vanguard launches.
Following this launch, Warzone’s Season Six update provides an opportunity to level up the StG 44 and M1 Garand before November 5, as all Weapon XP will be tracked and transferred to Vanguard when it drops. Those levels will also be integrated into Warzone when the official integration takes place later this year. Until those times, however, neither the Weapon Blueprints nor the base guns can be edited. The free Battle Pass tiers also include a plethora of other Vanguard-inspired rewards, including two Weapon Blueprints for both the StG 44 and the M1 Garand, as well as XP tokens, calling cards, emblems, sprays, weapon charms, and stickers. The Battle Pass’s final tier, Tier 98, unlocks the “Clocked In” Watch Wrist Accessory.
Developers Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games have teamed up to bring Vanguard content into Warzone early. Players now have a jumpstart on leveling the StG 44 and M1 Garand, and can begin incorporating those weapons into Warzone‘s meta ahead of Vanguard’s official launch. How the battle royale’s 100-gun meta will change with the inclusion of the World War II-era weapons is not yet known, though players now get a preview with two such weapons.
Source: Call of Duty