The Call of Duty: Vanguard beta is open to everyone from September 18-20, and Xbox and PC preorders can join Playstation starting September 16.
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The full version of Call of Duty: Vanguard is approaching quickly, with a release date of November 5, but another round of the beta is here first, available to members of all platforms from Thursday, September 16 until Monday, September 2o. The alpha and first run of the beta were restricted to PlayStation only, so this weekend will be the first opportunity for Xbox and PC players to get some time with the game.
All PlayStation members were able to play the Call of Duty: Vanguard alpha from August 27-29 for free, and then those that pre-ordered the game could play the early access beta from September 10-13. Thanks to Call of Duty’s partnership with Sony, the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta will available to all PlayStation members immediately on September 16, even if they haven’t pre-ordered the game.
There are three different versions of Call of Duty: Vanguard for gamers to choose from. The last-gen Standard Edition is $59.99, while a Cross-Gen bundle gives access to the game on both generations of console for $69.99. The Call of Duty: Vanguard Ultimate Edition, priced at $99.99, includes both generations plus some extra perks and the Vanguard battle pass bundle. But no matter which edition players decide to pick up, any pre-order is enough to net them access to the beta, though it won’t be required for PlayStation players this time around.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta Details
Starting on September 16 at 11 AM ET, those on Xbox and PC that have pre-ordered Call of Duty: Vanguard will join PlayStation players with early-access to the beta through September 17. On September 18, the beta goes completely open and free to play, so players on all platforms can try out the game before making their decision to buy. The beta will be crossplay, so gamers on PlayStation that had a head start can team up with their friends on Xbox and provide some advice. The first run of Vanguard’s beta had issues with spawns and visibility, but that is expected to be improved this time around.
While it will all be completely new for Xbox and PC players, this phase of the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta should have a fresh feel to it for Playstation users as well. There will now be 5 maps and six playable game modes in the beta. Fan-favorite modes Search and Destroy and Domination join the rotation for the weekend. Players can hit the max beta level of 30 to earn some unlocks for when the full version of the game releases.
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Call of Duty: Vanguard fully releases on November 5 for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, and PC.
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