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Call of Duty: Vanguard perks – every perk in Vanguard multiplayer

Here are all the perks in Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer, including seasonal additions, and what they did for your loadouts.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard’s perks gave players in the World War 2 shooter the chance to gain three advantages on the battlefield. In Vanguard multiplayer, there was a total of 23 perks to choose from once all the seasonal content was done and dusted, split into three categories.

Some were classic perks that had been present in Call of Duty titles for years, such as Ghost or Double Time, while others were completely new to the series at the time. In fact, seasonal updates added even more than were available at the launch of Black Ops Cold War.

Call of Duty: Vanguard perks

Here are all of the Call of Duty: Vanguard perks:

  • Ghost
  • Fortified
  • Low Profile
  • Survival Training
  • High Alert
  • Radar
  • Forward Intel
  • Tracker
  • Demolition
  • Double Time
  • Tactician
  • Overkill
  • Ninja
  • Dauntless
  • Cold Blooded
  • Serpentine
  • Engineer
  • Piercing Vision
  • Intuition
  • Lightweight
  • Scavenger
  • Armory

These were the 23 perks that featured in Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer. Of course, you couldn’t just pick whichever three you liked – these perks were split into three groups, and you could only pick one from each.

Here’s the breakdown of each perk group, with full descriptions of what each perk did.

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Vanguard perks (Perk 1)


Undetectable while moving by Spy Planes, enemy Intel, or Field Mics. Reduced the effectiveness of Local Informants.


Reduced damage and health regen delay from explosives. Damage reduction increased while mounted, crouched, or prone.

Low profile

Training in how to avoid detection by the enemy. Immune to the effects of Piercing Vision.

Survival Training

Maximized resistance to stun effects. Immune to gas.


Moved silently. Take reduced damage when falling. Reduced the effectiveness of enemy Tracker perks.


Immune to movement-reducing effects.

Cold Blooded

AI-controlled killstreaks would not target you, and player-controlled killstreaks did not highlight you. You did not trigger markers to appear for enemies.


Sprinting reduced incoming damage.


Used equipment faster. Your equipment was immune to the Engineer perk and couldn’t be hijacked or viewed through walls.

Vanguard perks (Perk 2)

High Alert

Your vision pulsed when enemies outside of your field of view saw you.


Enemies appeared on your minimap when firing un-silenced weapons.

Forward Intel

Saw indicators for enemy reinforcements on your minimap. Minimap also showed a larger area.


Enemies left behind a footprint trail. Saw markers at enemy death locations and hid the death markers of enemies you killed.


Detected enemy equipment, field upgrades, and killstreaks through walls. Marked them for your team by aiming down sights. Hacked enemy equipment and field upgrades.

Piercing Vision

Sufficiently suppressed targets would be highlighted for a short time, rendering them visible through walls and obscuring effects.


Your vision pulsed when enemies were nearby, even through walls.


Field Upgrades charged 20% faster.

Vanguard perks (Perk 3)


Extra lethal on spawn. Thrown lethals displayed an indicator showing the path of the lethal throwable.

Double Time

Doubled the duration of Tactical Sprint. Increased crouch movement speed by 30%


Restocked your tactical equipment every 30 seconds.


Let you carry two primary weapons.


Increased movement speed.


Replenished ammo from dead players.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard best perks

Each player’s personal preference influenced their choice of perks, but for us, the best combination of Vanguard perks was Ghost, Tracker, and Tactician.

Ghost made you pretty much undetectable, so long as you weren’t camping, Tracker added to this by hiding your death markers, and Tactician gave you a constant flow of tactical equipment like stuns and gas grenades.

That’s all the info on perks in Call of Duty: Vanguard. With a killer combination of perks alongside your favourite Vanguard weapons, this entry was one of the best FPS games at the time.