26 Nov 2021 9:20 AM +00:00 UTC

Vanguard Free Access: How To Play Multiplayer For Free

Although Call of Duty Vanguard has been out for a couple of weeks, Sledgehammer Games and Activision have announced that players that have yet to purchase the game can experience multiplayer without charge during a free access period. In a bid to entice new players to part ways with their hard-earned cash, Activision usually hosts a free access period every few months and allows players to jump into the action for a limited time.

The first free access period for Vanguard arrives just a few weeks since its November 5th release, just in time for the imminent arrival of Shipment to the map pool. In this guide, find out how to play Vanguard for free and everything you need to know about the free access week.

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COD Vanguard Free Trial Start Date

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The first free trial took place from November 18th until November 22nd on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. Sledgehammer Games has yet to reveal when the next Vanguard free weekend will take place, but there's every chance that another free weekend will be happening in the not too distant future. As soon as we know more information, we will update this article.

How To Download Vanguard Free Access

The process of downloading Vanguard's free access is incredibly straightforward. A simple search of the console store or Battle.net will take you straight there. Here's a quick step-by-step guide on where to find it:

  1. Depending on the platform, enter the store.
  2. Enter "Vanguard Free Access" in the search bar.
  3. A free trial option should appear. Download it and play!
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Vanguard Free Access Content

The free access weekend will feature every single piece of base content that released when Vanguard launched on November 5th. It will also include Shipment which arrives on November 17th. For those that decide to purchase the full version of Vanguard, any progress made during the free access will carry over, so you won't lose any of your unlocks.

That's everything you need to know about Vanguard's free access! For more useful guides, check out the best FOV settings to use along with the best MP40 loadout for multiplayer.