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Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer beta goes live

The all-platforms early access multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Vanguard will go live this weekend and will be available for crossplay. Image credit: Activision
Image credit: Activision

The all-platforms early access multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Vanguard will go live this weekend and will be available for crossplay. Everyone who participates in the beta will unlock Operator Kingsley for use in Call of Duty: Mobile, giving you an early introduction to the Special Forces leader before the launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard on Nov. 5.

Early Access players will be able to access the beta across PC (Battle.net), Xbox, and PlayStation this weekend from Friday, Sept. 17 at 1 AM GMT+8 to Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 1 AM GMT+8.

Beta weekend

Depending on the platform, the start of Call of Duty: Vanguard’s second beta weekend — Friday, Sept. 17 1 AM GMT+8 to Sunday, Sept. 19 at 1 AM GMT+8 — is either an open or early access beta.

For PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 owners, the first two days of this weekend are open access. No pre-order is required.

For those on Xbox Series X or S, Xbox One, or PC via Battle.net, these first two days of the beta are considered an early access period where a pre-order or code is required to play. Furthermore, owners of the Xbox Series X and S, as well as Xbox One, will need an Xbox Live subscription in order to play during this part of the beta.

The rest of Call of Duty: Vanguard’s beta period — expected to last from Sunday, Sept. 19 at 1 AM GMT+8 to Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 1 AM GMT+8 — will be accessible to all players across all platforms.

No pre-order is required for this open beta period, and for Xbox Series X and S along with Xbox One owners, Xbox Live Gold is not required for this part of the beta.

Visit the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta guide for more information.