Call of Duty: Vanguard Open Beta for Xbox starts soon

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The next chapter in the Call of Duty series, Call of Duty: Vanguard, is releasing an Open Beta later this month for Xbox players.

Here is everything you need to know before its arrival - including when you can jump in and try it out on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S!

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Open Beta Release Date & Start Time


Early access for the Call of Duty: Vanguard open beta will be available for those who pre-order Call of Duty: Vanguard for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

The early access period takes place from Thursday, September 16th at 10 a.m. PT to Saturday, September 18th at 10:00 a.m. PT

After this period of early access, the real open beta period begins.

From Saturday, September 18th to Monday, September 20th, Call of Duty: Vanguard, will enter its open beta period, allowing all players to participate

The official version of the game then finally launches on November 5th, 2021.

Note: Xbox Live Gold membership will be required to play in the early access period, but will not be required to play in the open beta

Vanguard Multiplayer: More Ways to Play

Treyarch have pushed for a fresh new multiplayer experience in Vanguard including development for Zombies.

Call of Duty Vanguard trailer squad
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GEAR UP: Call of Duty Vanguard is bringing the heat

All this combined should make for a fantastic game that offers a ton of variety to its players, anywhere from more traditional multiplayer modes to a new Warzone map and more.

This will include the following:

  • Sixteen maps for traditional core play and four maps that make up the Champion Hill experience.
  • Four major fronts in the war, Western Front, Eastern Front, Pacific, and North Africa.
  • Two brand new modes on launch day, including:
    • Champion Hill - multi-arena survival tournament for solo, duos, and trios where tactics and strategy combine with quick-action, close-quarter gunplay
    • Patrol - based on Hardpoint, this objective-based mode features a scoring zone in near-constant motion, forcing Operators to stay on the move.
  • Classic modes like Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, Domination, Search & Destroy, and more old favorites.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Price

If you're looking to pick up Call of Duty: Vanguard ahead of the open beta, read over its pricing below!

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard – Standard Edition $59.99
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard – Cross-Gen Bundle $69.99
  • Call of Duty: Vanguard – Ultimate Edition $99.99

Special editions come with plenty of rewards, so make sure you pick the right edition for you.