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What Time Does the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta Start?

Weekend 1 of the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta will kick off on Sept. 10, 2021.
Weekend 1 of the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta will kick off on Sept. 10, 2021. / Photo courtesy of Activision

What time does the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta start?

Building off of Call of Duty: Vanguard's Champion Hill Alpha, its Beta will introduce four new maps, six game modes, and various other features to players for the first time. Additionally, the Beta is said to feature a wide array of gameplay enhancements based on player feedback and internal data from the Alpha. Here's a breakdown of when exactly the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta will go live.

What Time Does the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta Start?

Available exclusively to those who pre-order Call of Duty: Vanguard for PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 4, the first weekend of the upcoming title's Multiplayer Beta will launch on Friday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m. ET.

That’s this weekend, so to make sure you’re ready, those who've preordered Call of Duty: Vanguard digitally via the PlayStation Store can head to there to pre-load the early access Beta now.

After Weekend 1 of the beta ends on Sept. 13 at 1 p.m. ET, Weekend 2's crossplay period of the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta will begin on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 1 p.m. ET. Starting that day, the Beta will be in early access to those who pre-ordered the game on Xbox or PC (via Battle.net), while on PlayStation it will be open to all players of the platform.

Starting on Sept. 18, the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta will then finally be open to all players on all platforms until its completion.

For more on Call of Duty: Vanguard, feel free to check out our coverage of Dome and Castle reportedly being set to return in the new game.