Call of Duty: Vanguard Alpha - Release Time, How To Download and Play

The Alpha is only available for PlayStation users!

By Kyle Knight

August 26, 2021

Do you want to be one of the first in the world to play Call of Duty: Vanguard? Well, you’ll need to own a PlayStation 4 or 5 and download the brand new Alpha available this weekend.

Vanguard’s exclusive PlayStation Alpha will feature the new Champion Hill Multiplayer Mode. The mode will reportedly give players a taste of what’s to come when the full game releases this November.

But don’t worry if you don’t own a PlayStation for the upcoming Alpha, as fans will be able to access an Open Beta for Vanguard this September. More details of which can be found on the Call of Duty website.

If you’re eager to jump into the PlayStation Alpha this weekend, here’s everything you need to know.

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Call of Duty®: Vanguard | Alpha Trailer

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When Is The Vanguard Alpha?

PlayStation’s exclusive Alpha for Call of Duty: Vanguard will take place from Friday, August 27th to Sunday, August 29th.

The Alpha is available to download right now on PlayStation 4 and 5, with the servers reportedly going online at the following times:

  • 10AM PT
  • 1PM ET
  • 6PM BST

Vanguard’s Alpha servers will be taken offline at the same times listed above on August 29th, meaning players have exactly 48 hours to play.

How To Download and Play The Vanguard Alpha

Players simply need a PlayStation 4 or 5 console with an internet connection to take part in this weekend’s Alpha.

To download the Call of Duty: Vanguard PlayStation Alpha, head to the PlayStation Store and search Vanguard to locate the Alpha and download it.

If you own either Modern Warfare, Black Ops Cold War, or Warzone, a prompt will appear in the main menu which will re-direct you to download the Alpha when selected.

Call of Duty: Vanguard

Call of Duty is back this November, and we’re heading to World War II in Call of Duty: Vanguard.

The title is set to release on November 5th and will feature full integration with Warzone. Meaning players will receive a brand new Warzone Map after the game launches.

Vanguard will also feature an action-packed campaign with four different characters to play as.

Multiplayer will also return with a massive 20 maps available at launch, plus the continuation of the Dark Aether story in Zombies, led by Treyarch Studios themselves.

More details on Call of Duty: Vanguard can be found at the official Call of Duty website.

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Kyle is a Film and TV graduate from Coventry. He's a PC enthusiast with a not so enthusiastic PC and is all about triple-A titles!

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