Call of Duty: Vanguard player tramples opposing team with micro-tank
Escape Call of Duty: Vanguard’s boring micro-tank, lest you get trampled under its cold steel treads.
Vanguard players go on a rampage with the Goliath, a remote-controlled explosive tank reminiscent of the famous and boring RCXD killstreak from the Black Ops series. I thought a return to WWII would mean a last year’s escape of boring explosive cars, but Sledgehammer managed to concoct something even worse.
The Goliath not only produces a much bigger boom than Black Ops small RC cars, it can crush and kill players instantly. You can see the true destruction potential of the Goliath in the spooky clip below shared by user ProfessorFatSak on the Vanguard subreddit.
goliath_spawn_trap_on_das_haus from r / CODVanguard
“Why don’t they shoot him? I asked myself as I watched this clip for the first time. But the truth is, I’m not sure it would have made a big difference. Turns out that little green bastard is a tough Ford. There is a player who shoots almost two magazines in the Goliath at the end and barely gets it at half health! It’s a major upgrade from the old RCXD that could be crushed with a few bullets of anything.
The other big change Vanguard has from the RCXD is that it’s no longer a 3-game winning streak award. The Goliath is a field upgrade, a bonus gadget that automatically recharges throughout a match. On the one hand, the set timer prevents dominant players from calling six Goliaths in a single match. On the flip side, this also ensures that anyone equipped with the Goliath will get at least one or two per match, depending on the duration.
I saw the Goliath quite frequently on Vanguard’s first weekend, usually just a second or two before he blew me up. I’m glad it’s slow enough to run away, but if you don’t hear it coming or get stuck on one of Vanguard’s smaller maps like Das Haus, it’s surprisingly easy to be a pancake. .
It’s also surprisingly easy, as I learned a few months ago, to run yourself finished with the Goliath. Look, he appeared right behind me, OK ?!
Does the Goliath need to be nerfed? I wouldn’t go that far yet, but in close-range scenarios it’s hard to get around the tank and shooting it alone won’t kill it fast enough. What I do know for sure is that, like the RCXD before it, the Goliath is a cowardly tool that should be discouraged at all costs.