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Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta: Will There be One?

A leak seems to confirm players will be able to get their first taste of Call of Duty: Vanguard gameplay in the coming weeks.
A leak seems to confirm players will be able to get their first taste of Call of Duty: Vanguard gameplay in the coming weeks. / Photo courtesy of Activision

It appears the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta is right around the corner.

While Activision and Sledgehammer Games have been all over gaming news this week after dropping a COD: Vanguard teaser trailer not only confirming the game's long-rumored title, but also a Battle of Verdansk in-game Warzone event taking place on Thursday for the game's worldwide reveal, a recent leak suggests even more major Call of Duty news is about to hit the timeline.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta: Will There be One?

According to Modern Warzone on Aug. 13, Call of Duty: Vanguard is not only set to have both an alpha and a beta testing period, but there will also be exclusive early access for PlayStation players once again.

In addition to highlighting the Aug. 19 worldwide reveal date for COD: Vanguard, which has since been officially confirmed, Modern Warzone's report holds that a PlayStation-only alpha test for the game will run from Aug. 27 to Aug. 29.

Then, the open beta for COD: Vanguard would reportedly run about a week later, with PlayStation players having priority access from Sept. 10 to Sept. 12, before players from Xbox and PC get their first opportunity to join in on the action from Sept. 16 to Sept. 20.

With Activision and Sledgehammer having yet to officially announce any beta or preorder details for COD: Vanguard , feel free to take this information as you will.

However, it would not be surprising at all if this leak were to end up being the actual timeline building up to the game's launch. Just last year, Black Ops Cold War held alpha testing periods and an open beta that both launch first on PlayStation thanks to Activision's ongoing timed-exclusivity deal with Sony.

The Battle of Verdansk in-game Warzone event/worldwide reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to take place on Thursday, Aug. 19, at 1:30 p.m. ET.