Call of Duty: Vanguard unveils multiplayer and details upcoming beta

Call of Duty: Vanguard unveils multiplayer and details upcoming beta
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 Call of Duty: Vanguard showed off its multiplayer in the promised reveal event yesterday evening, giving fans an idea what they can expect from the shooter.

There’s the previously established twenty new maps, with sixteen core and four smaller ones for 2V2 on day one. On top of those, we’re promised the new game modes which include Champion Hill and Patrol. That second one is an objective based mode with a scoring zone. You’ll have to stay in and hold the ever-moving zone to earn points for your team.

Another major new addition is a Combat Pacing system. This system offers up three options that you’ll be able to select when queueing for a game. Tactical includes lobbies similar to the traditional CoD experience and is always 6v6. Assault promises to be a middle ground, while Blitz promises plenty of bodies and combat intensity “cranked up”. Can’t decide? There’ll also be an option to play at all three paces.

There’ll also be a new Clan system that also cribs elements of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare‘s Regiments system, tweaked and renamed ‘Groups’. Clans will have their own progression system that will also feature exclusive rewards you and your group can earn. It’ll also be cross-gen and cross-platform, meaning you can clan together with friends regardless of platform.

In individual games of Call of Duty: Vanguard‘s multiplayer, tactical updates include destructible maps that change over the course of a fight. There’s also side-mounting which joins the normal mounting, and a new blindfire option. Operator Perks and Weapon Perks also make their return, now dubbed Proficiencies.

The team also revealed details on the game’s upcoming Open Beta. Proceedings kick off this weekend with PlayStation consoles. They can pre-load now, and jump in between September 10 and September 13. The second weekend lets everyone else including Xbox, PC and PlayStation for cross-play. Early access to the beta for pre-orders begins on September 16-17 while everyone else can play September 18-20.

You can read up on more details over on the Call of Duty website here. Check out the full Call of Duty: Vanguard multiplayer reveal event replay and a new trailer below. The game launches on November 5 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC.