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When Does the Call of Duty Vanguard Beta Come Out?

Call of Duty Vanguard is the franchise's newest installment coming out later this year, on Nov. 5
Call of Duty Vanguard is the franchise's newest installment coming out later this year, on Nov. 5 / Photo courtesy of Activision/Sledgehammer Games

Activision dropped Call of Duty Vanguard's trailer through their Warzone in-game event Thursday, the Battle for Verdansk, leaving many fans to ask: when will the Call of Duty Vanguard beta go live? Now that Vanguard has been officially announced, with a release date (Nov. 5), CoD fans are anxiously wondering when the Vanguard beta will come out. For anyone interested in beta testing this year's CoD, here's when you can expect to deploy:

When does the Call of Duty Vanguard beta come out?

The Call of Duty Vanguard beta will be an open beta, meaning anybody who chooses can download and play it during the time frame. This year's beta will seemingly run from Sept. 10-12 on Playstation exclusively before becoming available on all platforms from Sept. 16-20. Players should take this dates with a grain of salt, though, as they are reported leaks and official beta dates have not yet been announced.

Similar to other Call of Duty installments, there will also be an "early access" period of the beta, which allows select players to hop in the beta before it officially opens. All players need to gain early access to the open beta is simply pre-order Call of Duty Vanguard. Whether players chose to pre-order the standard, cross-gen (console only), or ultimate edition won't matter as all editions will give players early beta access. For those who don't want to pre-order Vanguard there is one other way they can receive early access.

The Call of Duty League announced a giveaway that will take place during Championship Sunday which begins at 3 p.m. ET Aug. 22. By tuning into the stream on YouTube Gaming, viewers have a chance to receive an early access code for the Vanguard beta. Also, anyone attending the event in person in Los Angeles is already guaranteed a code.