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Vanguard Beta Xbox & PC Players Report Graphical Bugs, Audio Problems & More

The Vanguard Beta experience has kicked off for Xbox & PC users, however many are reporting extreme graphical glitches and audio problems.

The Vanguard Beta really hasn’t had the strongest of starts, but that’s what an Open Beta is for. Despite this, players have been sending in reports of lag spikes, packet loss & high ping issues.

Alongside technical problems, players are also suffering from a host of other woes including overpowered Field Upgrades.

Fill List of Vanguard Beta Weapons, Killstreaks, Equipment, Field Upgrades, & Perks Revealed
(Source: Activision)

Additionally, there’s also the visibility problem, which is especially apparent on maps like Red Star. Although an Open Beta is designed to smoothen out these bumps, it is still somewhat disconcerting given the frequency of reports in the Beta so far.

Although Sledgehammer Games has managed to address some problems, it is clear that more needs to be done before the game’s launch.

Now, both Xbox & PC users are fuelling the fire and reporting graphics glitches, and the recurring audio problems in the Vanguard Open Beta.

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(Source: Activision)

Vanguard Beta Graphical Glitches

Despite Vanguard allegedly being “optimized for Xbox Series X/S”, this hasn’t stopped the reports flooding in regarding graphical glitches, popping or missing textures & more.

Interestingly enough, it’s not just current-gen consoles that are struggling, the game is virtually unplayable on PS4 consoles too.

However, some of the glitches are extremely concerning for a game launching in less than two months. Take a look just below to see an example of the graphical bugs affecting players:

(Source: Twitter)

Although Sledgehammer Games are looking into the issue, this kind of graphical bug renders the game unplayable for Xbox users.

Additionally, SHG is also looking into the ongoing audio problems within the Vanguard Open Beta. For starters, players are finding that the Vanguard Beta audio is simply too quiet.

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Furthermore, there is also the game announcer Butcher, who players already hate. Inconsistent audio alongside an obnoxiously loud announcer is guaranteed to cause some frustration.

However, players should feel reassured that Sledgehammer Games are already working on the problem. Although the audio issues are likely to continue until the Vanguard’s release day.

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(Source: Activision)

In the meantime, we may already have details regarding Vanguard’s first Zombies’ map, ‘Ritual of the Dead’. Alternatively, check out some of the other graphical bugs that players are reporting in the Vanguard Beta just below:

(Source: Twitter)

Finally, there’s also the issue of Vanguard Beta’s SBMM, which is already causing problems for players. This issue has been a point of contention in the COD community for a while.

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Kenneth Demeloitz

Friday 17th of September 2021

What a disappointment totally unplayable on my series x. first with cyber punk now with cod losing trust with these guys

Thursday 16th of September 2021

I’m shocked I spent 70 dollars to play the game early and it’s virtually unplayable do to the glitches and pictures. Same story every year