Call of Duty: Vanguard’s Alpha is finally here, but the mode already has a big camping problem.
When it comes to Call of Duty’s most popular complaints, camping is always made out to be one of the game’s biggest issues. Actually, lately fans have moved on to complaining about Vanguard’s SBMM instead, but camping is a close second place.
Already, Vanguard players are calling Champion Hill boring and not fun, and it’s hard to blame them. Although all of the weapons in Vanguard look and feel satisfying, the game mode isn’t always the thrilling battle royale the developers had planned.
Here’s everything you need to know about Vanguard’s Champion Hill game mode, in case you’re yet to drop into the Alpha.
Vanguard Champion Hill Alpha Encourages Camping
Camping is a particularly big issue in Call of Duty, and Vanguard’s Champion Hill Alpha actually encourages the strategy.
If you’re playing the Vanguard Alpha this weekend, chances are you’ve noticed the issue in-game. Thanks to Champion Hill’s dependence on lives, it’s in players’ best interests to survive.
Because of this, many users appear to prefer holding back to rushing to strategic locations. Thanks to the return of mounting, it’s easy to hold your position from a safe location and fire on incoming enemies.
Since you’re not putting yourself in danger, you lose fewer lives by camping and therefore have a greater chance of making it into the finals. However, at least Vanguard has made big changes to the Ghost perk to counter this behavior somewhat.
Despite each individual round only lasting for a minute, the end of the game certainly seems to drag on. Players even report that games can last well over 25 minutes in the last few rounds alone.
When it comes to the last 2 teams and neither one wants to move from their location, it just results in a boring camping-filled game mode. Perhaps Sledgehammer needs to take action to encourage more movement around the map, or encourage getting kills.
The new Call of Duty Vanguard Alpha also has big visibility issues which make camping even more effective. Black Ops Cold War was also known for poor visibility, something that never really changed over the game’s lifespan.
What’s more, Vanguard’s new Blindfire mechanic is a huge problem which makes camping that much easier. We’re sure that Vanguard’s Open Beta will have 6v6 content, so it’s only a matter of time before we get an idea of how much camping will affect the game at launch.
Here’s when and how you can play the Vanguard Open Beta!
Already, Xbox fans have no interest in Vanguard it seems. We’ll have to see if the game can turn itself around in the lead-up to launch.