Players in Call of Duty: Vanguard has discovered a way to eliminate the weapon bloom effect. Players can reduce the bloom by improving weapon accuracy.
Players in Call of Duty: Vanguard has discovered how to fix the game’s annoying weapon bloom effect. A few days ago, on November 4, the latest entry in the Call of Duty video game franchise was published. The first-person shooter’s overall story is set around World War II events and is told in a non-chronological order. Unfortunately, though many Call of Duty fans were delighted to see a new game, they became more irritated with one particular gaming aspect.
Vanguard contains a hidden weapon bloom effect, which players discover when utilizing the aim down sights (ADS) option. To put it another way, even when players aim with a weapon in first-person perspective (ADS mode), their rounds don’t always hit the target. Instead, the game features a bullet spread effect. This realistic reticule bloom is frequent in realistic first-person shooter games like EA’s Battlefield series, but not in the Call of Duty series. Call of Duty: WWII, developed by Sledgehammer Titles, included a similar bloom effect, although absent from the last three COD games.
Furthermore, no game in the Call of Duty franchise has ever featured such a strong weapon bloom effect. Therefore, the reticule bloom isn’t mentioned in Vanguard. However, gamers have complained about the accuracy of some weaponry, such as Vanguard’s MP-40 and STG44 rifles.
According to Eurogamer, Call of Duty experts at TrueGameData have discovered a solution to the gun-aiming issues. Each weapon has an accuracy value, according to TrueGameData. The weapon’s recoil control and centering speed are among the components that make up this single rating. TrueGameData discovered that increasing a weapon’s accuracy value can reduce the bloom effect when researching Vanguard’s ADS bloom. Unfortunately, the inverse is also true: lowering the accuracy value of a weapon increases the bloom. Players should employ weapon attachments that improve accuracy, like muzzle stabilizers, to boost a weapon’s accuracy value. TrueGameData discovered that players might effectively eliminate the weapon bloom effect by stacking accuracy-raising attachments on a Vanguard weapon.
Why the reticule bloom exists in the first place is unknown. Given that Vanguard allows players to use up to 10 attachments, TrueGameData feels the weapon bloom was purposely included in the balance game. Others believe the bloom was included in closing the gap in skill between players. In any case, because the weapon bloom effect isn’t mentioned in the game, it’s understandable if players are perplexed and frustrated that their ADS rounds aren’t striking their targets accurately.
Call of Duty fans debates whether a weapon bloom effect should even be included in the game. While the impact is a real-world occurrence when utilizing weapons, some players believe it should not be included in a competitive first-person shooter game. At the very least, the weapon bloom effect will make players feel motivated to test out all of Vanguard’s exciting new attachments.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is currently available on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.
Sources: Eurogamer, TrueGameData/YouTube