Vanguard Free Multiplayer Access Weekend: Start Date & Festive Fervor Event

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Call of Duty's Festive Fervor Event is starting in Warzone and Vanguard and there's a Free Multiplayer Access period coming up. PS Plus is offering members a chance to play Vanguard's Multiplayer for free without a PS Plus membership, but Activision is going one step further and offering players Free Multiplayer Access for a much longer period.

UPDATE - Vanguard access is going beyond the weekend

The Call of Duty Vanguard Multiplayer Free Access period starts at the following time:

  • 10:00 PST (December 16th)
  • 13:00 EST (December 16th)
  • 18:00 GMT (December 16th)
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This Free Multiplayer Access period is going to feature Double Weapon XP, Double Standard XP, Double Operator XP, Double Clan XP, and Double Battle Pass XP.

Vanguard Festive Fervor Event Free Multiplayer Access Weekend Shipment
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SEASONS GREETINGS - Fight with your friends this festive period

This Free Access period -including the additional XP bonuses - will end at the following time:

  • 10:00 PST (December 21st)
  • 13:00 EST (December 21st)
  • 18:00 GMT (December 21st)
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You can read about the content on offer on the Call of Duty Blog here.

When is Vanguard free to play this weekend?

Call of Duty Vanguard, Grand Theft Auto V's GTA Online, and NBA 2K22 will all be included in PlayStation's Online Multiplayer Weekend. You can play the multiplayer modes for all three of these games for free, without a PS Plus membership, for the following 48-hour period:

  • Free Weekend Start Time
    • December 18th 00:01 (Local Time)
  • Free Weekend End Time
    • December 19th 23:59 (Local Time)

There's nothing to say that you'll be able to preload these titles, though. So... Keep that in mind. In addition to this, there's no PlayStation Blog post - but it could be a system where you're only going to be able to play these for free if you already own them. Keep an eye on PlayStation for more information.

Interestingly, if you keep reading - the Festive Fervor Event content roadmap suggests that this free access continues until December 21st. We'll keep you updated...

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What's going on in Vanguard?

The Festive Fervor Event is about to start in both Call of Duty Vanguard and Call of Duty Warzone - this is a festive seasonal event that introduces a new game mode, a Christmas-themed variant of Shipment, and some interesting in-game challenges and obstacles.

You can check out the content roadmap for the event below:

Call of Duty Warzone Vanguard Free Weekend Festive Fervor
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FESTIVE FERVOR - What's going on this time?

Elf Team Six and Krampus are going to be keeping you in check while you play Call of Duty Vanguard's Multiplayer and if you own Vanguard itself, you can get your hands on 10 free Battle Pass Tier Skips for Vanguard Season One. There's also going to be a few festive Operator Bundles in the Call of Duty Store and a sale on older cosmetics in Warzone.

It could be expensive, but there are plenty of chances to get your hands on a deal or two here.