If you didn’t get to play the decision of Duty: Vanguard open beta over the weekend, we’ve got some excellent news for you: Activision and Sledgehammer Games have decided to increase it in the week. Originally slated to conclude today at 10 AM PDT/1 PM EDT, the beta will instead run a few more days, giving those that omitted (or those that were having fun and weren’t quite ready for the open beta to end) longer to play.
The extension was announced on Twitter over the weekend, with Activision and Sledgehammer confirming that it’ll now endways Wednesday, September 22nd at 10 AM PDT/1 PM EDT. The beta has been extended by 48 hours on the nose, giving players two more days to urge some gameplay in.
🚨BREAKING🚨: The #Vanguard OPEN BETA has been extended until Wednesday Sept 22 at 10am PT.
For those that haven't had a chance to enter the fray, this is your moment 🎖 pic.twitter.com/dLShw7qUQb
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) September 18, 2021
It’s nice to ascertain the beta extended because, as it was, the open beta window was pretty short. This is often the second weekend for Call of Duty: Vanguard’s beta, with the primary weekend being exclusively available to PlayStation owners who pre-ordered the sport. While the beta was hospitable to all PlayStation users this weekend, PC and Xbox players could only participate from September 16th to the 18th if they pre-ordered. Only the ultimate two days of a two-weekend beta were truly hospitable to everyone no matter pre-order status, so that this extension may be a welcome one indeed.
The Vanguard open beta is home to varied game modes, though most of them are already known quantities to the decision of the Duty community. Returning modes from previous games include Search & Destroy, Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Kill Confirmed. The new model available within the open beta is Patrol, which will have you ever working together with your team to capture and hold a moving zone of control to earn points.
The beta also features four different maps – Hotel Royal, Gavutu, Red Star, and Eagle’s Nest – alongside a spread of weapons that will be available within the finished game. Call of Duty: Vanguard is out on November 5th for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.