Call Of Duty: Vanguard Beta Dates Leaked, Coming First To PlayStation - Report

Even more information about Vanguard has emerged ahead of its expected announcement on Thursday.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard, the rumored new entry in the series that could be announced this week, will apparently have an alpha test and an open beta. We've now learned what could be the dates for those tests, in addition to the game's release date and when Season 1 will start. This information is coming to light amid the ongoing lawsuit against Activision Blizzard that calls out the publisher for a pattern of sexual harassment and discrimination against women.

Modern Warzone, which has accurately reported on unannounced Call of Duty information before, reports that Vanguard will be announced on August 19. An alpha period will then be held August 27-29 for PlayStation owners, with an open beta coming to PlayStation September 10-12, according to the report. Then from September 16-20, everyone will get to play the Vanguard beta, Modern Warzone reported.

Vanguard will launch on November 5 and its first season will begin on November 23, the report goes on to claim. All of these dates are subject to change, Modern Warzone reported.

To wrap up, according to the leaked information, here's what we know:

  • August 19 - Call of Duty: Vanguard will be announced
  • August 27-29 - An alpha test will be available on PlayStation
  • September 10-12 - An open beta will be available on PlayStation
  • September 16-20 - An open beta will be available on all platforms
  • November 5 - Call of Duty: Vanguard is released
  • November 23 - Call of Duty: Vanguard's first season kicks off

We've reached out to Activision for comment.

None of this is shocking or surprising information. 2020's Black Ops Cold War also held early testing periods and an open beta, both of which launched first on PlayStation before coming to Xbox as part of Activision's ongoing timed exclusivity deal with Sony.

Vanguard, which is believed to be set in World War II, is reportedly set to be announced on August 19 through Warzone, beginning at 10:30 AM PT / 1:30 PM ET. GameSpot will report back with more information as it's announced, but for now, you can read up on all the Call of Duty: Vanguard rumors.

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