‘Demon’ Texture Glitch Comes to Warzone Vanguard Multiplayer PC Players
By Jack O'Dwyer
A “demonic” artifact fracturing glitch has made it to Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer—much to the ire of players.
Vanguard isn’t the first multiplayer game to suffer from a similar graphical glitch. Typically, a visual fracturing like this denotes a corruption issue with something in the game software or the device’s graphical drivers. In this case, regardless of the issue, it’s causing a headache for Call of Duty players.
‘Demon’ Texture Glitch Comes to Warzone Vanguard Multiplayer
The latest documentation of the glitch was posted on the official CODVanguard subreddit by user Fatal_Overflow on Sunday, Jan. 16. According to the short clip attached to the post, the fracturing appears to affect various parts of the game including weapons, platforms, debris such as crates and clutter, and wall decor.
The issue causes certain textures and items on the maps to “explode” and/or “fracture” outward at rapidly evolving degrees as the player moves. Unsurprisingly, this strongly obscures players’ vision.
It’s important to note that not everyone is experiencing this issue. In fact, much to some players’ surprise, the issue actually appears to be with device drivers rather than with the game software.
PC players appear to be the most affected. Of those players, the ones who have NVIDIA graphics cards allegedly experience fractures at a higher rate. Even more specifically: the crux of the glitch appears to be with the card’s January update, NVIDIA 511.23.
As such, players are encouraged to revert to the previous version if possible.
Fortunately, the problem has already made an appearance on Raven Software’s official Trello board at the time of writing.