Here's how to play the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta

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The Call of Duty: Vanguard Early Access Beta is here and COD fans can't wait to get back to the WWII era.

If you're eager to wait for the full release of the game and want to try the game right away, you can do so via two open beta weekends in September.

The first weekend just started on Friday, September 10 and will give players access to several multiplayer maps and a chance to try out some of the new weapons.



But with so many beta weekends, some players are confused and unsure if the beta is free for everyone, and if so, what do you need to do to access it?

In this article, we'll help you understand everything you need to know about the COD Vanguard beta, from how to access it to how to play it.

How to Play the COD Vanguard Beta

There will be two open beta weekends available, but the first is for PlayStation players only. (Photo: Activision)

First off, this first open beta weekend is PlayStation Early Access only, meaning only those who own or have access to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 are eligible to participate.

If you own one of these consoles, the next thing you need to play the early access beta is to pre-order Call of Duty: Vanguard for PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 4.

If you pre-ordered a digital version, you will be automatically registered for early access and you will not have to do anything else, your access will be granted on the account on which you pre-ordered the game.


On the other hand, those who have pre-ordered a physical version will obtain their early access code either directly in store or by e-mail.


You can redeem your code through the official Beta Redeem page, just make sure you're logged into your Activision account.

Have fun playing the COD Vanguard Open Beta! (Photo: Activision)

Once you've activated the beta, here's what you need to do:


  • Download the beta via the PlayStation Store
  • Start beta app
  • Navigate the menu of first-use settings and agreements
  • Start playing the game!

Alternatively, you'll also be able to launch the COD Vanguard beta through the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, Warzone, or Modern Warfare main menu.

And that's it, that's all you need to know about how to play the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta. It's quite simple, now you can go and enjoy the game, provided you have pre-ordered it!

And let me give you some tips while you're here, the MP-40 is currently absolutely broken, be sure to give it a try!


  • Read more: COD Vanguard AR Tier List – Every Assault Rifle Ranked Best to Worst for Beta

Check out our dedicated Call of Duty section for more guides, best loadouts, weapon tier lists and more.

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