Call of Duty: Vanguard

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Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer – Everything You Need to Know

Abhimannu Das
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Highlights
Sledgehammer Games revealed details of its upcoming multiplayer modes in Call of Duty: Vanguard.
There will be two beta weekends this month which will allow players to try out the new game modes.
COD: Vanguard is scheduled for an official release on 5th Nov, 2021.

Sledgehammer Games just revealed more details about the upcoming Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer game modes. Players will be able to try out the new multiplayer content from 10th September as part of the beta on PS4/PS5. Another beta will be available next weekend for all platforms starting 16th September. Sledgehammer Games revealed that there will be 16 maps for traditional core play, four maps for 2v2 Gunfights, and one map for Champion Hill. All of these maps will be available at launch with additional maps being scheduled as part of post-release content after 5th November.

COD: Vanguard Multiplayer Beta Details

There will be two weeks of Call of Duty: Vanguard betas this month, which will allow players to try out the multiplayer game modes. During the first week, the beta will be available for those who pre-ordered Call of Duty: Vanguard for PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 4.

Week One Beta: 10th September 10 AM PT to 13th September 10 AM PT.

Week two will allow players from all platforms to try out the multiplayer, which includes PC, Xbox Series S/X, Xbox One and PlayStation 4/5.

Week Two Beta: 16th September at 10 AM PT to 18th September at 10 AM PT — is either an Open or Early Access Beta. More information to come next week.

The beta weekends will introduce the following content:

  • Three Vanguard maps: Hotel Royal, Red Star, and Gavutu

  • Three Game Modes: Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Kill Confirmed

Another mode, ‘Patrol’, will be available during Weekend 1 for PlayStation users only.

Those who participate in the Beta and reach level 20 will receive a Weapon Blueprint for Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone later this year.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer Details

There is also a new Combat Pacing system which will dynamically change the types of lobbies you get in the upcoming game. Players will get to choose one of three combat pacing options, which will automatically tweak the kind of gameplay experience you have in-game. The three options include:

  • Tactical: 6v6 gameplay

  • Assault: 20-28 players per lobby

  • Blitz: 28-48 players per lobby

Players can also choose all combat pacing options and get randomly placed into one of the three game types. Call of Duty: Vanguard lead PC developer, Beenox revealed that the new game will feature “uncapped frame rates, a whole host of customizable settings and keybinds, and ultrawide and multimonitor support” for PC players. There will also be a brand-new, multifaceted anti-cheat system for PC when it comes to Warzone.

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Abhimannu is a part of the content team at AFK Gaming and a lifelong obsessive gamer. He currently covers esports titles like VALORANT, CS: GO, Call of Duty, Fortnite, PUBG and more.