Call of Duty: Vanguard Players Are Using The Attack on Titan Finishing Move To Dodge Bullets

The modern era of live service games has led to a demand of increasingly extravagant microtransactions, and Call of Duty: Vanguard has been more than willing to deliver. Just over two weeks ago, Activision announced a crossover with popular manga and anime series Attack on Titan. The premium bundle includes a variety of cosmetics, but it’s the Steel Cut finishing move that stood out with its unique movement pattern. Now, Call of Duty: Vanguard players are testing the limits of the finishing move, using it to dodge bullets.


Dodging bullets is a claim that’s difficult to believe without visual evidence. Luckily, Reddit user Dreamweaver_duh has provided just that in a Reddit post titled “Using the Attack on Titan Finisher to dodge bullets is pretty cool.” Starting the video, it’s easy to think Dreamweaver_duh is exaggerating. He starts a melee execution on an opponent standing in a doorway, but by the end of the clip, there are going to be a lot of Call of Duty: Vanguard players thinking about purchasing the Attack on Titan finisher.

To be clear, finishing moves are static animations, and the player isn’t in control of the movement that happens. Yet the position of Dreamweaver_duh’s melee execution is set up perfectly for the Steel Cut to be effective. Another opponent through the doorway sees Dreamweaver_duh start their finishing move and begins firing, only for Steel Cut to roll Dreamweaver_duh out of the way. The animation legitimately has them dodge bullets. Dreamweaver_duh then dashes back and performs the execution.

Yes, Dreamweaver_duh does ultimately still die to the other opponent, but they’re also still able to fully complete their execution. If they didn’t use the Steel Cut finishing move, they likely would have been cut down without getting their kill. Plus, Dreamweaver_duh has laid the groundwork for other players to try something similar, potentially with even better results.

The true efficacy of the Steel Cut finishing move when it comes to dodging bullets remains to be seen. It’s possible, if not likely, that the player’s hitbox remains static and firing where they should be will kill them like normal. Allowing a player’s hitbox to move so quickly, even in a static animation, does seem to be a somewhat broken feature.

Even if Steel Cut does allow players to temporarily dodge bullets, it’s extremely unlikely that anyone will be winning matches in Call of Duty: Vanguard using the finishing move. It’d require near-perfect conditions, though it’s possible on paper. At the very least, the Steel Cut finishing move should prompt a conversation between developer Sledgehammer Games and the community about what’s appropriate and what’s too far. Call of Duty: Vanguard players probably shouldn’t expect too much, though.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is available now on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Source: Gamerant

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