Activision and Sledgehammer Games have announced that the Call Of Duty Vanguard Alpha will run from 1 am GMT+8 on Saturday, 28 August 2021 to 1 am GMT+8 on Monday, 30 August 2021 exclusively for the PS4 and PS5.
The Call Of Duty Vanguard Alpha will feature the new Champion Hill multiplayer mode. It will be the first hands-on opportunity the world will have with Call Of Duty Vanguard, introducing just some of the game’s innovations.
These include the opportunity to explore reactive environments across the four maps within Champion Hill, breaking destructible barriers, doors, and other obstructions to create new sightlines or catch a would-be camper by surprise.
Players will also get hands-on time with some of the game’s armaments, including being able to modify some with up to 10 attachments. They can also play as one of the four main characters; Lucas Riggs, Polina Petrova, Wade Jackson, and Arthur Kingsley as Operators, and of course, experience tactical fast-paced Multiplayer gameplay in Champion Hill.
Call Of Duty Vanguard Champion Hill
In 2019, Infinity Ward broke ground through Modern Warfare Multiplayer with Gunfight, a new Multiplayer mode based on quick-action, close-quarter small-squad combat that is easy to learn but hard to master. For the next two years, both Infinity Ward and Treyarch continued to innovate, introducing the concept of Gunfight Tournaments to reward the best Duos with exclusive rewards and allowing the mode’s frenetic small-scale maps to see action in more traditional modes like Team Deathmatch in playlists like Face-Off.
Now, Sledgehammer Games introduces Champion Hill, a tournament-style, multi-map and multi-life game mode where tactics and strategy go beyond the pull of a trigger.
In Champion Hill, your squad; either a Duo (two-versus-two) or Trio (three-versus-three) during the Alpha, will compete in a round-robin deathmatch tournament against other squads. Your mission is to reduce all other squads’ life count to zero before your whole squad is eliminated.
Everyone starts with the same Loadout, and while it can be lethal, collecting Cash; earned by taking enemy lives and picking up drops scattered around the map, will allow you to upgrade your starting weapons and purchase new armaments, equipment, Perks, and Killstreaks during Buy Rounds that happen between Combat Rounds.
Champion Hill also takes place on one large map split up into five sections. Specifically, there is a central Buy Station Area and four arenas for Combat Rounds: the Airstrip, the Trainyard, the Market, and the Courtyard. Once you are eliminated, you can watch how the tournament ends from the Buy Station Area spectator platform, but ideally, you survive long enough to see victory for yourself.
Call Of Duty Vanguard Alpha Preload & Regional Download Links
Call Of Duty Vanguard Preload will begin today at 6 pm GMT+8 on 23 August 2021.
You can download the free Alpha at the links below for your respective region:
- PlayStation 5
- PlayStation 4
How To Access The Call Of Duty Vanguard Alpha
Those who have Call Of Duty Modern Warfare, Call Of Duty Warzone, or Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War installed can access the Call Of Duty Vanguard Alpha through the main menu after it is downloaded.
Within any of those released game’s menus, selecting the Alpha menu blade, to the far left of the main menu screen, either brings you to the Alpha to jump in and play if you’ve already downloaded the Alpha or redirects you to its download page on the PlayStation Store.
All participants will receive a Calling Card and an Emblem, accessible in Call Of Duty Vanguard upon its release; as well as Warzone following the integration of Vanguard; just for being the “tip of the spear” and participating in the Alpha.
Call Of Duty Vanguard will launch for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S and PC on 5 November 2021. In the meantime, check out the trailer below: