As we informed at the beginning of the month, the open beta testing of Call of Duty: Vanguard's multiplayer mode will take place this weekend. The game was already available to try out last week, but only PlayStation console owners who pre-ordered the game could do so.
This time the new CoD will be available for testing on all platforms - from September 16 tests will begin on PS4, PS5, XOne, XSX|S and PC (Battle.net), although on the last three platforms the tests will be available only to users who pre-ordered or have a special code (in addition, Xbox owners must have an active Xbox Live Gold subscription). The owners of Microsoft consoles (without XLG) and PCs can participate in the beta from September 18. Testing will last until September 20.
If you've already played CoD: Vanguard and got to know both the available modes (Champion Hill, Patrol, Team Deathmatch, Domination and Kill Confirmed) and the maps (Hotel Royal, Red Star and Gavutu), there's still some news for you. You'll be able to try out an additional game mode called Search & Destroy and the Eagle's Nest map. In addition, on September 18, alternate versions of some of the above will be available, such as the Champion Hill solo mode and 24/7 Team Deathmatch with Combat Pacing to adjust the intensity (Hotel Royal and Eagle's Nest maps only).
The most active beta testers who reach level 20 can expect rewards such as weapon blueprints for CoD: Vanguard (which will be unlocked on November 5, the game's release date) and for Warzone (you'll get it later this year with the release of a new map), as well as operator Arthur Kingsley for CoD: Mobile, which will be made available to players shortly after the beta ends.
If you're planning to play on PC, you may be wondering if Vanguard will run on your hardware at all. In that case we recommend taking a look here for suggested system requirements. Just keep in mind that they may differ slightly from those needed to play the final version of the game smoothly. On the same page you will find more information about the modes and maps mentioned in this news.