PS4 and PS5 owners who want to get their hands on the upcoming Call of Duty: Vanguard can look forward to playing the Alpha test this week. Sony has revealed that the Call of Duty: Vanguard alpha will take place on 27 August and allow all PS4 and PS5 players access to the game for a limited time. This means that unlike the beta, where you need to pre-order the game in order to secure access, the alpha is open to all.
There is also good news for gamers who don’t currently own a PlayStation Plus subscription. Sony says that the Call of Duty: Vanguard alpha test is open to all owners regardless of their PS+ subscription. Only users in Germany require an active PlayStation Plus subscription in order to play the game. This is due to the laws on digital content in the country.
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The Call of Duty: Vanguard alpha test kicks off on 27 August 2021. However, players can begin pre-loading the alpha test starting today at 3 am PT / 11 am BST / 12:00 CAT. Once downloaded, the game will activate and open for users on 27 August at the same time. The alpha then ends on 29 August so you have a few days to enjoy it.
Everyone who participates in the Call of Duty: Vanguard will receive a Calling Card and an Emblem. These cosmetic items can then carry over to the main game as well as Call of Duty: Warzone.
Players will be able to participate in one mode during the test. The Call of Duty: Vanguard alpha includes the Champion Hill mode where players need to combine tactics and strategy with quick-action, close-quarter gunplay. Players can enter this mode in either 2v2 Duo or 3v3 Trio and compete in a round-robin tournament against seven other teams.
The Champion Hill mode will see each squad have a set number of lives. The goal is to be the last team standing in the end. Each team spawns into the match with the same loadout and players earn points by killing other players and picking them up around the map. You then use these points to purchase new weapons and gear at the start of each new round.
If you don’t have time to test this alpha out or perhaps don’t own a PS4 or PS5, Activision is also hosting the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta in September. Details have not been released yet for that test. Make sure you catch up on all our Vanguard coverage. We covered the full game reveal, multiplayer maps and content here and all the various game editions here.
Source: PS Blog
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