Call of Duty

New Vanguard Perk 'Radar' Leaks Make Silencers Essential

Credible leaker Modern Warfare 2 Ghost "MW2 OG" (@TheMW2Ghost) revealed a new perk in Vanguard.
Credible leaker Modern Warfare 2 Ghost "MW2 OG" (@TheMW2Ghost) revealed a new perk in Vanguard. / Activision

Credible leaker Modern Warfare 2 Ghost "MW2 OG" (@TheMW2Ghost) revealed a new perk in Vanguard.

According to a tweet posted from the user's official informative account on Monday, Sept. 6, players will be able to activate a perk known as "Radar" in Call of Duty (COD): Vanguard—the latest installment in the flagship military FPS franchise. The game is set for release on Nov. 5, meaning this isn't the last we'll hear of associated leaks. However, this one could be a game-changer depending on a player's skill level.

Here's what we know.

Radar, according to MW2 OG's source, will make "enemies appear on the mini-map if they fire an un-silenced weapon." In a follow-up tweet, the leaker posted a screengrab showcasing the perk as a "Perk 2 (red)." Other perks included under this heading are:

  • High Alert
  • Forward Intel
  • Engineer
  • Tracker

Later, MW2 OG explained that three other perks are left to be revealed for the game. Two are allegedly for Perk 2 while the last is meant for Perk 1.

"I'm 99.9% positive a Hardline stye perk will be one," they explained, "one to recharge Field Upgrades quicker, and maybe one that allows Score to count towards Killstreaks."

The response to the news was skeptical, yet optimistic. Some replies theorized that this should help balance out builds among skilled players. The constant threat of being discovered across the map could lead to a change of playstyle with silencers becoming an essential part of any kit. Others were just excited about the inclusion of a mini-map—and others, still, claimed it should just be included as part of the map's features altogether.

We'll likely learn more as the game's release approaches.