In the gripping Call of Duty: Vanguard campaign, PlayStation players will witness the birth of Special Forces. In multiplayer, you are the special forces. Prepare for tactical combat with an emphasis on a global cast of operators, all deeply integrated for a new era of multiplayer. We’re excited to give you a preview of the massive offering Call of Duty: Vanguard will bring to multiplayer on November 5th. You won’t want to miss it, and luckily PlayStation gamers won’t have to wait long to equip themselves. and dive in.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer is ready to rise on all fronts. Here’s your first look at the action ahead:
Call of Duty: Vanguard beta dates
Ahead of the game’s launch on November 5, you’ll have the chance to play multiplayer through the Call of Duty: Vanguard beta, and for PlayStation gamers, that chance is just around the corner.
The beta takes place over two weekends:
Weekend 1 – PlayStation Early Access
Available for those who pre-order Call of Duty: Vanguard for PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 4, this first weekend runs from Friday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. BST through Monday, September 13 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. 00 BST. * It’s this weekend, so to make sure you’re ready, you can head over to PlayStation Store to preload now.
A solid MP experience awaits you on the first weekend: play the new Champion Hill tournament mode or upgrade to classic with Team Deathmatch, Domination and Kill Confirmed. Also try Patrol, a new multiplayer mode with a constantly moving objective. Weekend 1 features three multiplayer maps: Hotel Royal, Red Star, and Gavutu, which cover three different WWII fronts and three distinct environments.
Weekend 2 – PlayStation Open Beta
Then continue the action during Vanguard’s second beta weekend, which is fully open to PlayStation players **. This second weekend lasts from Thursday, September 16 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. BST to Monday, September 20 at 10:00 a.m. PT / 6:00 p.m. BST. Stay tuned to Call of Duty Social Channels for more information as we get closer to these dates.
In addition to being among the first to try out the core Call of Duty: Vanguard MP experience, those who participate in the Multiplayer Beta (whether it’s Early Access Weekend and / or Weekend of the Open Beta) and reach level 20 receive a bonus weapon blueprint to use in Call of Duty: Vanguard when the game launches on November 5 and in Call of Duty: Warzone when the new map launches later this year.
Finally, in most cases a PlayStation Plus membership is not required to play the beta, regardless of the weekend. ***
And while the Multiplayer Beta gives players a great preview of what to expect on November 5, it’s still just a small part of the full MP experience that Call of Duty: Vanguard will bring. at launch.
What’s in store: the full multiplayer experience
A massive offer on the first day
At first, PlayStation gamers are going to notice one thing – in terms of scale, Call of Duty: Vanguard will have a massive base multiplayer offer ing for day one.
With sixteen maps designed for the traditional base game and four maps encompassing the Champion Hill experience, there will be no shortage of environments to explore, lanes to load, and combat zones to conquer.
This is what players can expect from day one of Vanguard’s multiplayer mode: these maps take place in a wide variety of different global environments and are ready to host an abundance of game modes.
New modes: Champion Hill, Patrol
In addition to Champion Hill – a fast-paced and frenzied tournament for Solo, Duos and Trios – Vanguard will introduce another new game mode: Patrol. Based on Hardpoint, this objective-based mode features an almost constant moving scoring area, forcing operators to stay on the move.
These modes are in addition to classic offerings like Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, Domination, Search & Destroy, and more.
Play as you like with the beat of the fight
A brand new feature of Call of Duty, the Combat Pacing system lets you control the way you want to play by dividing the pace into three distinct categories: Tactical, Assault, and Blitz. For the classic 6v6 player experience you know and love, choose Tactics. If you want to raise the bar, go Assault. Need speed and frenzy? Blitz is what you need, playing with a high number of players for non-stop action and mayhem.
You can also set Combat Pacing to “All” to experience all three throughout your gaming session. The choice is yours.
Team up with clans and group rewards
Gain more agency on your team thanks to the all new clan system. Clans will feature their own progress, emblems, and even Battle Pass-related rewards unlocked for your entire party, giving you and your teammates a share of the loot.
Create a class and gunsmith
An evolution of a system first introduced in Modern Warfare (2019), Gunsmith will now feature up to ten attachment slots on select weapons, providing thousands of additional possibilities to help with almost any combat scenario and style. game.
Riot Shields also makes a return in addition to two melee options: a standard knife at launch and a bayonet charge for weapons that can equip the blade under the barrel. Akimbo is also available on select weapons for a high potency and close range option.
Responsive environments, new combat maneuvers
Responsive game environments are coming to Call of Duty: Vanguard, so expect to run through designated weak spots, smash doors and windows, destroy tiles, and generally reduce the environment throughout the game. Also watch dust rise in the air during a firefight from bullets hitting different surfaces.
The cover system also allows for new strategies: the first is mounting, which returns from previous games, although operators can also move their weapons on vertical and horizontal surfaces. The other is blind firing – at the cost of precision, shoot your enemies without exposing yourself to imminent danger.
Benefits and skills
Both Operator Perks and Weapon Perks – now known as skills – are making a comeback. Choose Lightweight for faster movement speed, or equip the Perk Gung-Ho Weapon, allowing Operators to fire the weapon while sprinting. Also prepare for field upgrades.
Become the original special forces
The operators of Call of Duty: Vanguard represent a global cast of countries, cultures, ethnicities and lifestyles. Thanks to Sledgehammer’s diverse editorial team and an expert WWII historian, these fictional characters come to life like never before.
Extended operator backgrounds and jokes
Get to know each character’s personal history with an extensive history for each operator. Expect a more unique dialogue from these characters via an expansion of the Quip system, bringing out their personalities like never before.
Operator Upgrade and Weapon Favorites
Earn Operator XP – separate from regular XP, Weapons, Battle Pass, and Clan XP – to unlock new cosmetics, skins, calling cards, finishing moves, and more simply by playing matches with a specific operator. New to Call of Duty, each operator also has a favorite weapon; Equip this weapon for extra bonuses like extra XP earned.
Mark your calendar
Ready to join the fight? Pre-order today, Pre-load now and get your hands on Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer during the PlayStation Early Access Beta Weekend starting this Friday, September 10. Go up on all fronts.
* Actual platform availability and MP Beta launch date (s) are subject to change. See www.callofduty.com for more details. The minimum duration of the open beta is 2 days. Limited time only, while early access beta codes run out, at participating retailers. Internet connection required.
** A nominal charge is required for PS4 ™ and PS5 ™ owners in Japan.
*** PS4 ™ and PS5 ™ owners in Germany will need a PS Plus subscription due to the age of the game.