Vanguard Free Access: How To Play Multiplayer For Free

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Although Call of Duty Vanguard has been out for several months, Sledgehammer Games and Activision have announced that players that haven't bought 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 next free access period for Vanguard arrives a few weeks before the Season 4 Reloaded update, just in time for the imminent arrival of Sphere to the ever-expanding map pool. In this guide, find out how to play Vanguard for free and everything you need to know about the free access week.

Vanguard Free Access Period
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When Is The Next Vanguard Free Access Event?

The next free multiplayer trial for Vanguard will take place from July 20 until July 26. What's even better is that players will not require a PlayStation Plus membership to take part, meaning there's no better time to test Vanguard before deciding whether it's worth parting ways with your hard-earned cash.

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

This period of free access contains the vast majority of multiplayer content from the full version of Vanguard, with players able to play the new Mayhem map in addition to over 20 multiplayer battlefields. Alongside the huge range of maps, nine game modes are available including the large-scale Arms Race mode using huge maps for plenty of action.

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.