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Call of Duty: Vanguard

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Call of Duty: Vanguard

Developers: Sledgehammer Games, Treyarch
Publisher: Activision
Platforms: Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X
Released internationally: November 5, 2021[1]

AreasIcon.png This game has unused areas.
ItemsIcon.png This game has unused items.
Carts.png This game has revisional differences.

<Sanky> please suggest an unused sprite with a clock or something
This game is still under active development.
Be aware that any unused content you find may become used or removed in the future. Please only add things to the article that are unlikely to ever be used, or went unused for some time. If they do get used, please remove them from the page and specify in the edit summary!
To do:
  • There may be more unused maps

Call of Duty: Vanguard is the latest entry in the Call of Duty franchise and includes all your favorite World War II tropes, including cursed World War II weaponry, a Snoop Dogg tie-in, and Godzilla vs Kong.

Unused Weapons


The Combat Record in an older build listed a weapon called "WEAPON_TUGOLF/ME_PDELTA" with the description of WEAPON_TUGOLF/DESC_ME_PDELTA. It uses the same icon as the FS Fighting Knife, so it is presumably a Melee weapon.


Combat Knife

Remember when YT had a little indifferent face when a video went down? TCRF remembers.
This page or section has one or more broken YouTube links.
Please find an archived version of the video(s) or a suitable replacement.
To do:
Compare Combat Knife weapon file with Throwing Knife and mention notable differences.

Equipping the Throwing Knife replaces the player character's melee attack with a Throwing Knife melee attack. Strangely though, equipping the Deathmachine or Warmachine with the Throwing Knife equipped replaces the knife with the Combat Knife, an otherwise unused knife. It appears to be the same as the Throwing Knife except that its killfeed icon is that of the FS Fighting Knife. If the Combat Knife is thrown, the player character cannot melee.

Unused Attachment Combinations

To do:
Does Recoil Booster do anything when the 1911 doesn't have Full-Auto?
  • 1911 with Recoil Booster - Accidentally added with the Metal Etched blueprint and unobtainable otherwise. It raises the rate of fire when the weapon also has Full-Auto.
(Source: Reddit)

Unused Multiplayer Content

Dropped Riot Shield Protection

A Riot Shield dropped on the ground will still block bullets; however, this can never be encountered as there are no situations where one would ever shoot through a Riot Shield on the ground.

(Source: Youtube (7:26 - 7:45))

Unused Zombies Content

Early Icon

An early icon for the Healing Specialist exists in the game.

Cold War announcer leftovers

Leftover lines from Cold War of the announcer saying "Cranked", "Jingle Hells", "HO HO HO" and "Gun Game". Oddly, these lines are cut off at the end.

Unused Norticus Voiceline

Norticus has an unused line talking about Wonder Weapons.

Revisional Differences

Qur'an Pages

On the Zombies map Der Anfang, a certain section of the map originally had pages of the Qur'an scattered on the ground. These were later removed after they were pointed out by a user on Twitter as the Qur'an is a sacred book and cannot be depicted placed on the floor or any kind of dirty surface.

(Source: PC Gamer)

Thomas Bolt Birthday Inconsistency

When the operator Thomas Bolt was introduced to the game as part of Season Two, he was listed as being born on October 21, 1920, despite his bio claiming he was a veteran of WWI. This was changed to December 25, 1900 with Season Two Reloaded.

Weapon Name Changes

Some of the game's weapons had their names altered between between the Champion Hill Alpha, Multiplayer Beta, and final game.

Champion Hill Alpha Multiplayer Beta Final
Frankengun DeathMachine DeathMachine
N/A Volk Volksturmmgewehr
Auto-Loading Shotgun Auto-Loading Shotgun Gracey Auto
Revolving Shotgun Revolving Shotgun Einhorn Revolving

Arthur Kingsley Birthday Inconsistency

Kingsley's birthday is claimed to be September 27, 1915 in his bio in Vanguard. His bio in Black Ops Cold War, however, states he was born on February 16, 1916. It's unknown where this discrepancy arose, and the Call of Duty Wiki treats his birth date as given in Vanguard as his canonical one.