When does the CoD Vanguard beta start for Xbox?

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Call of Duty Vanguard is still more than a month a way from release, but we're in the middle of testing for it. The Vanguard beta is available on all platforms this weekend, but the timings are a little complicated. We've got the answer right here to: When does the CoD Vanguard beta start for Xbox?

The early access beta was available on PlayStation platforms last weekend, but it'll come to Xbox and PC this weekend, with crossplay features included.

When does the CoD Vanguard beta start for Xbox?

The overall start time for the CoD Vanguard beta on Xbox is set for 1pm ET / 6pm BST on September 16, so it is live now, but it's a little more complex than that.

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It is not live at that time for everyone, with the beta being split into two parts.

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To get access to the first part of the Xbox Vanguard beta, you'll need to have pre-ordered the full game or got a code from a giveaway.

If you've done so, you can claim your code on the Call of Duty website and then redeem thr additional one one your Xbox.

If you don't want to do that, or simply can't, just wait until it opens up for everyone shortly after the closed period. Anyone who has access to the closed period, will also have access to the open one.

CoD Vanguard Xbox Beta Schedule

Below is the full schedule for the Vanguard beta on Xbox. You can jump in to play at any of these times.

Early Access Times on Xbox

  • Start time: 1pm ET / 6pm BST on September 16
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  • End time: 1pm ET / 6pm BST on September 18

Open Beta Times on Xbox

  • Start time: 1pm ET / 6pm BST on September 18
  • End time: 1pm ET / 6pm BST on September 20
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If there are any more beta period for Vanugard before release, or the current ones are extended, we'll be sure to let you know.