Call of Duty Vanguard Beta Dates and Multiplayer Reveal Announced
Call of Duty Vanguard is the next mainline title in the yearly franchise, and many are wondering when the open beta will happen. Fortunately, the Call of Duty Vanguard beta dates have been announced. They are happening in just a few weeks from the time of the game’s official reveal.
Call of Duty Vanguard Beta Dates Announced
The Call of Duty Vanguard beta dates will be happening in September as expected and will take place for two weekends, in particular. In just a couple of weeks, players will have their chance to jump in and check out the next Call of Duty game for possibly their first time.
The Call of Duty Vanguard beta dates are set with the first weekend on September 10-13, 2021. This will be a typical Friday through Monday event, with the eligible players having that whole weekend to enjoy the multiplayer content that will be available then.
The second weekend in the Call of Duty Vanguard beta dates will happen the following weekend, September 16-20, which will be a little longer than the initial one since the beta will be expanding to be offered to even more players than the first one.
Overall, this is about seven days worth of Call of Duty Vanguard beta dates for players to enjoy next month. That is quite a bit of time, though not everyone will be eligible for all seven days or so that the beta testing will be happening worldwide.
Some of the Call of Duty Vanguard beta dates are meant for anyone and everyone across all platforms. In contrast, other dates are only meant for players on specific platforms or those who have completed a very important procedure beforehand. Here’s everything you need to know about the beta testing and how to get in.
How to Get Into the Beta
If you want to get into the Call of Duty Vanguard beta dates, you must meet their requirements. Starting with the first weekend that will begin on Friday, September 10, this will be an exclusive one that is only available for players on a particular platform.
As expected, there are connections again this year with PlayStation and Activision on the Call of Duty series, so this first weekend will be only for the PlayStation users. This means that those players who are on PS4 and/or PS5 will have the chance to check out the game early before the other two platforms.
However, it gets even more exclusive than that, though, as the first weekend is only for the PlayStation players who have pre-ordered the game or received one of the early beta codes. If you pre-order the game right now, you will receive a beta code to be used to ensure you get into this first weekend.
Furthermore, some beta codes for Vanguard were given out during the Call of Duty League Champs event. That has already passed, though, with the champion team decided, so you will not be able to get beta codes that way anymore. There may be other alternatives through content creators, but that has not been revealed yet.
For those of you who are wary about pre-ordering this new Call of Duty game without playing it first, fortunately, there are beta dates for you, too. The second weekend is the one that is a bit more open, but it has its own set of exclusivity in it as well.
On the first two days of the second beta test, September 16 and 17, this will only be for Xbox and PC will need to have pre-ordered the game to get in on those days. However, the second weekend will be an open beta for all PlayStation users, meaning you can play all of those days without a pre-order.
If you are on Xbox and PC and do not want to pre-order, you will be able to enjoy the open beta for all platforms September 18-20, when it ends at around 10 a.m. PT.
Vanguard Multiplayer Reveal Will Come First
As for the content that will be available during the Call of Duty Vanguard beta dates is currently unknown. There are 20 multiplayer maps that will be in the game at launch, but we do not expect to see all of them available there.
Furthermore, a PlayStation-exclusive alpha test will happen before then that will show off the new Champion Hill game mode, so that will likely be only a slim part of the beta. We expect there to be the traditional game modes shown off on a handful of the new maps.
Before the beta happens, though, a worldwide multiplayer reveal for Call of Duty Vanguard will occur on September 7. Here, we expect to get the lowdown on the new maps, game modes, and more that will be offered in Vanguard when it launches later this year.
We imagine that we will also get the first bit of news on what the beta experience will include in terms of content. This is expected to be the only beta test for Vanguard before release, so you will not miss out on this if you are interested in the game or curious about the gameplay.
The beta test happens just under two months away from the full release of the game. The World War II-set Call of Duty Vanguard will launch on Friday, November 5, 2021, for all expected platforms across generations, including PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, and PC.