After PlayStation players got an exclusive look at Call of Duty: Vanguard through its beta, PC and Xbox players can now get their hands on an early multiplayer build before the game releases on November 5th. The PlayStation-exclusive beta took place on September 10th, and thanks to a second weekend, all platforms can experience what Vanguard's multiplayer has to offer.
The beta is the perfect opportunity for the community to play the game and to provide some essential feedback for Sledgehammer Games, which is already addressing several issues that have been raised by players. In this article, find out how to play the Vanguard beta on Xbox, PlayStation, and PC platforms.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta Date
The second weekend of the beta begins on September 16th with two days of early access for Xbox and PC players that have already pre-ordered the game. From September 18th, the Open Beta gets underway and allows all players to experience Vanguard before it releases later in the year.
How To Play Vanguard Beta
The process of playing the Vanguard beta is extremely straightforward, which is deal for those wanting to get their fix of brand-new Call of Duty action. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to get in amongst the action.
- Launch the Xbox/Battle.net/PlayStation Store.
- Search for Call of Duty: Vanguard
- Select the beta and click 'Download.'
- When the download finishes and Sledgehammer Games turns on the servers, select the game to start it.
For those that took part in the first beta weekend, there won't be any need to download another version of it. Simply highlight the game, launch it, and get straight into multiplayer! Be aware that there may be a small update to download so double check that there's enough space on your hard drive.
COD Vanguard Beta Content
Considering that the beta only offers a small slice of what's going to be available in the full game, there's plenty of content to get stuck into. Alongside the classic multiplayer experience, players can jump into Champion Hill, an evolution of the hugely popular Gunfight mode.
There are also a total of four multiplayer maps to play along with the three types of Combat Pacing which can drastically influence the overall pace of the game.