06 Sep 2021 10:20 AM +00:00

COD Vanguard Pre-Order: Get Early Access to the Open Beta before the weekend

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We're almost there, Operators! Call of Duty Vanguard is on the way and you can pre-order it right now! If you do, you'll get Early Access to both weekends of Vanguard's Beta - plus, a few in-game goodies when you jump into Vanguard later this year! Here's everything you need to know going forwards.

WHERE TO PREORDER Call of Duty Vanguard

Vanguard's first weekend of Beta access is almost here and if you want to play Vanguard first, you're going to need to pre-order Vanguard for yourself.

You can find all the relevant pre-order links to Call of Duty Vanguard below:


Pre-ordering Call of Duty Vanguard is also going to get you access to the Task Force One pack in Call of Duty Vanguard, the Nightraid Mastercraft Weapon Blueprint in Black Ops Cold War - and Warzone - alongside the Frontline Weapons Pack for Vanguard and some 2XP and Weapon 2XP to start you off when it launches on November 5th.

EARLY ACCESS - Open Beta details confirmed

Call of Duty Vanguard's Open Beta is going to take place over two weekends and pre-ordering the next Call of Duty game is going to get you Early Access to both of them.

If you pre-order Call of Duty Vanguard on a PlayStation console...

The first weekend of the Vanguard Beta - taking place from September 10th to September 13th - is going to be a PlayStation Exclusive with access only for PlayStation players who have pre-ordered Call of Duty Vanguard on PS4 or PS5.

" The first weekend – September 10 to September 13 – will be for PlayStation owners who have pre-ordered the game."
Call of Duty Vanguard Open Beta Pre-Order Kingsley
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FORM UP, GET READY - The Vanguard Open Beta is going to be insane in the best way...

If you pre-order Call of Duty Vanguard on any console...

PlayStation owners and anyone who pre-ordered Vanguard on Xbox or PC can access the second weekend from September 16th. The Open Beta will then open up fully to everyone from September 18th and be available until September 20th.

" The second weekend will be considered an Open Beta in its entirety for PlayStation owners. Those on other platforms will need to pre-order the game to access the first two days of the Beta (September 16 and 17), before it becomes an Open Beta for all platforms from Saturday, September 18 to Monday, September 20..."


IMPORTANT update regarding Vanguard on next-gen consoles

If you want to play Call of Duty Vanguard on your Xbox Series X or PS5, you're going to need to make sure you're pre-ordering the Cross-Gen Bundle or the Ultimate Edition of Call of Duty Vanguard.

As you can see below, if you purchase the Standard Edition of Call of Duty Vanguard you'll only get access to the PS4 - or Xbox One - version of the new game. You'll be able to play the current-gen version of Call of Duty Vanguard on next-gen consoles via backwards compatibility features, but you won't get any of the improvements the new consoles offer.

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OPTIONS - Which version of the game are you getting?

It's a little bit confusing and morally questionable, but don't get caught out if you go to pre-order the basic version of Call of Duty Vanguard for your PS5. The Standard Edition isn't going to cut it.