The Call of Duty Vanguard beta is now available but CoD fans on Xbox and PC will need to wait a little bit longer to download and play it for free.

It won’t fully launch until November where it will be in massive competition with Battlefield 2042 following its delay. And the final two months of the year promise to be very exciting for the Call of Duty faithful as fans will not only return to World War II, but also receive a brand new Warzone map in the Pacific.

The integration between the newest instalment and Warzone will be similar to Black Ops Cold War, but – before the holidays come about – you can try some of Sledgehammer Games’ unique multiplayer modes now or very soon.

Call of Duty®: Vanguard | BETA Trailer

Call of Duty®: Vanguard | BETA Trailer

How to play the Call of Duty Vanguard beta

You can only play the Call of Duty Vanguard beta for Xbox and PC right now if you pre-ordered any edition of the game.

Sony’s PlayStation loyalists can enjoy the open demo for free today, whereas the PC and Xbox community must wait until 10:00 PT, 13:00 ET, and 18:00 BST on September 18th. All demos will then end on September 20th.

If you’re really desperate to join the battlefield and start shooting, you can pre-order any of Activision’s packages right now. However, we’d simply recommend that you wait until tomorrow for the free version to release.

How to download the CoD Vanguard beta on PC

Call of Duty fans can only download the Vanguard beta on PC from

Assuming you’ve pre-ordered the game, you will be able to install it from its game page and start playing right now. You also need to have pre-ordered the game on Xbox to download it from the Microsoft store.

If you’re on PlayStation, you can grab the open beta at no cost from the PSN marketplace.

PC system requirements

Below are the PC system requirements for the game:


  • CPU: Intel Core i5-2500k / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 (1909 or later)
  • Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB / GTX 1050Ti 4GB / AMD Radeon R9 380


  • CPU: Intel Core i7-4770k / AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 (latest Service Pack)
  • Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 8GB / GTX 1660 6GB / AMD Radeon RX Vega 56

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