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Vanguard's New 'Radar' Perk Set To Make Big Changes To Multiplayer Gameplay

The new Radar perk has got fans divided!

By Kyle Knight

September 6, 2021

A reliable Call of Duty leaker has just revealed details on a new Radar Perk set to debut in Vanguard this November, and it’s definitely not good news for fans.

Vanguard may have had a hugely successful Alpha just a few short weeks ago, but with the Open Multiplayer Beta on the horizon, there’s sure to be plenty of players nit-picking at certain gameplay features.

But before the Beta has even begun, TheMW2Ghost has revealed details for an upcoming Perk known as ‘Radar’, and most fans aren’t happy about it.

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Upcoming ‘Radar’ Perk For Call of Duty: Vanguard Has Fans Worried

TheMW2Ghost, a reliable leaker in the Call of Duty community, took to Twitter to announce that he has been told of a new perk coming to Call of Duty: Vanguard known as ‘Radar’.

This perk will reportedly be a part of the Perk 2 slot and allows enemies to appear on the mini-map if they fire an unsilenced weapon. A feature that many players believe should be standard by default.

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Many Call of Duty fans will likely remember that the mini-map from Modern Warfare (2019) also didn’t show enemies as red dots when they were firing. This proved to be a controversial decision amongst the community as many of the previous Call of Duty titles always showed enemies as red dots on the mini-map.

It appears that Activision is fully aware of how important it is to have enemies appearing on the mini-map when firing, and instead opted to force players to use a perk if they want this feature in Vanguards Multiplayer.

Although this decision hasn’t gone down well with fans, at least there is an option to show enemies as red dots on the mini-map when firing, unlike Modern Warfare where it simply wasn’t an option.

But of course, this means players will be forced to decide how much they value seeing enemies on the mini-map. Is it enough to take up a whole Perk 2 slot and get rid of Engineer, Tracker, or High Alert? One simple Perk decision could completely change the way you play.

The Radar Perk will also give suppressors a bit more of a purpose in standard Multiplayer. You won’t find many Warzone players that aren’t running the Agency Suppressor in their loadout, but it’s rare to find many players using it in Multiplayer.

What do you think about the new Radar Perk coming to Call of Duty: Vanguard? Let us know over on Twitter.

When Does Call of Duty: Vanguard Come Out?

Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to release on November 5th for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Vanguard will also have an Early Access Open Beta for PlayStation users on September 10th to 13th, followed by a second Open Beta weekend for all platforms from September 16th to 20th.

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Kyle Knight
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Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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