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‘Call of Duty: Vanguard’ open beta is extended on all platforms, here’s how to join for free
The “Call of Duty: Vanguard” open beta for all platforms was initially planned to run until Monday. The good news to gamers who have yet to try it or have just started playing is that Activision added a couple of extra days before the trial period ends.
It can be recalled that the “Call of Duty: Vanguard” early access was exclusively available to players who had pre-ordered the game. The free open beta did not start until Saturday. Now, everyone who has the right gaming system can enjoy more days playing the first-person shooter before it officially launches.
Activision announced the extension just shortly after it began on the weekend. Now, the “Call of Duty: Vanguard” trial period for all platforms will be available until Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 10 a.m. PT.
????BREAKING????: The #Vanguard OPEN BETA has been extended until Wednesday Sept 22 at 10am PT.— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) September 18, 2021
For those that haven't had a chance to enter the fray, this is your moment ???? pic.twitter.com/dLShw7qUQb
As mentioned, the open beta is free, so pre-order is not a requirement to join. PS4 and PS5 players can download the game through its official PS Store page, where they can also find the Cross-Gen Edition, Ultimate Edition, and Standard Edition pre-orders.
Xbox One players can download the “Call of Duty: Vanguard” open beta through this link, and Xbox Series X/S users can get it here. The Microsoft Store, however, notes that an Xbox Live Gold subscription is required to join through these consoles.
PC gamers can access the “Call of Duty: Vanguard” open beta through Battle.net. It means they also need to download and install its client to try the game. The open beta minimum system requirements include 64-bit Windows 10 version 1909 or later, Intel Core i5-2500k or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X, 8GB RAM, Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 2GB / GTX 1050Ti 4GB or AMD Radeon R9 380, 45GB free space (SSD not required), DirectX 12, and an internet connection.
Aside from giving fans an early look at the “Call of Duty: Vanguard,” the open beta might also be a preview of what it feels like to encounter cheaters once the game launches. VGC has reported on several players finding similar illicit tactics from “Warzone” being performed during the trial period. Other fans find such efforts absurd, considering that Activision clearly stated progression at this stage will not carry over in the official copy of the game when it arrives on Nov. 5.