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Call of Duty Vanguard Alpha: What You Need to Know

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A limited-time Alpha is coming to PlayStation for Call of Duty: Vanguard.

In the follow-up from the reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard, players are getting the chance to preview a new multiplayer mode in an exclusive PlayStation Alpha. The new mode, Champion Hill, is an arena survival tournament where players will have to face-off against other squads in a series of timed rounds.

This will be the first chance for players to not only test out Champion Hill, but also to get a taste of what's to come in Call of Duty: Vanguard ahead of its release in November. To help you prep, here's everything you'll need to know about the upcoming Alpha.

How to Play Call of Duty: Vanguard Alpha

The first thing to note is that the Call of Duty: Vanguard Alpha is exclusive to PlayStation. Xbox and PC players will have to wait a bit longer before they can preview the upcoming game.

The Alpha is due to run from Aug. 27 to Aug. 29. Players can preload the Alpha from Aug. 23 up until Aug. 27. A PlayStation Plus subscription won't be needed in order to take part but internet access will be required. Players will be able to download the Alpha directly from the PlayStation Store. The Alpha can then be accessed via the main menu of either Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Warzone, or Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.

For those who aren't able to play the Alpha, the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta is scheduled for Sept. 10. Access to the Beta will require a pre-order until it becomes available for everyone on Sept. 16.