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Call Of Duty: Vanguard

Platform(s): PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
Genre: Online Multiplayer
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Sledgehammer Games
Release Date: Nov. 5, 2021

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'Call of Duty: Vanguard' Kicks Off Week-long Free Multiplayer Access

by Rainier on May 18, 2022 @ 5:47 p.m. PDT

Players turn the tides of war to experience World War II like never before in Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Vanguard delivers the complete package to Call of Duty fans across Campaign, online Multiplayer and Zombies co-operative modes. Players will witness the origins of Special Forces as they change the face of history, forming Task Force One in a sprawling World War II narrative campaign spanning the Eastern and Western fronts of Europe, the Pacific, and North Africa. Multiplayer features 20 maps on day one at launch. While Zombies fans will experience a signature undead gameplay experience, marking a franchise-first Zombies crossover for Call of Duty.

Later this year, Vanguard players will be immersed in a fully integrated, new Call of Duty: Warzone experience featuring a brand-new map, new gameplay and new experiences. Together, this is the most connected Call of Duty ever, all powered by the next-generation Call of Duty engine introduced in Modern Warfare.

It's time to rise on every front.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer free access week kicks off today through May 24, granting players access to all maps and modes, including the new Season Three Mayhem Multiplayer map, Arms Race, Ship Haus and more.

In Classified Arms, the third season for Call of Duty: Vanguard, global Nebula attacks continue to threaten the balance of power. We need all the help we can get to turn the tide back in our favor.

Invite your friends and family to gear up and deploy during the one-week Free Access period beginning 10 AM on May 18 through 9 AM on May 24. Enjoy the entire Vanguard Multiplayer experience with all maps and modes open to Free Access players, including the Season Three launch map, Mayhem. Read on for the highlights.

Roll the Camera in Mayhem

Stomp around a 1950s monster movie set in the new Mayhem Multiplayer map. Despite the map’s tiny layout, you’ll feel absolutely gargantuan as you battle through a small-scale replica of a metropolis. Fight among the skyscrapers in the center of the map, surrounded by an outer path where you can traverse an ocean or move off-set.  

Bring fast reflexes and a Trophy System. The fighting here is constant, and the added defense will keep you focused on your targets as opposed to dodging enemy grenades. Visit the Mayhem Multiplayer map guide for a full description, suggested Loadouts, and tips for surviving the chaos.

Lay Siege Across the Alps in Arms Race

Free Access players can also compete in Arms Race, the large-map objective mode first introduced in Season Two. Your goal: Capture all the bases to win.

Operators can respawn at captured bases and can access Buy Stations to beef up their toolset with additional armaments and abilities. Earn Cash by capturing objectives or collecting it off eliminated players to purchase weapons, equipment, Killstreaks, Field Upgrades, or even your own Custom Loadout.

Use vehicles to travel fast between bases, transport friendly Operators, and lay siege to enemy fortifications. Don’t forget to defend your own territory when out on the attack, and get to the Nebula drops first to retain the upper hand. The team that best coordinates their efforts between attack and defense will often win the day.

Classic Hits: Dome, Castle, Radar, and More 

With full entry to the Multiplayer experience, Free Access players can also duke it out across Call of Duty® classics like Dome, Castle, Radar, and Shipment. Play the way you want with small-map Playlists like Ship Haus, which features constant battle, or set your own parameters using the Quick Play filter.

Vanguard Multiplayer Free Access begins on May 18 and ends on May 24. An additional download is required to play. See your platform for details on file size.

Post launch, Vanguard together with Warzone will offer a massive calendar of free post-launch content featuring new maps, modes, playlists, limited time events and seasonal events, as well as community celebrations and more.

The Battle Pass system also returns, allowing you to unlock post-launch content with unified progression across both Call of Duty: Vanguard and Call of Duty: Warzone. As always, you can unlock items like base weapons, customization items, and more, simply by playing the game.

Call of Duty: Vanguard is available for PS5, PS4, XboxSeries X|S ,Xbox One, and PC via

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