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The launch times for today’s Call of Vanguard’s cross-play beta have been confirmed.
It kicks off at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm BST / 7pm CEST on Thursday. For the first 48 hours the multiplayer beta will be available for all PlayStation users, and for Xbox (Xbox Live Gold required) and PC players who have pre-ordered the upcoming shooter.
The beta will then open up to all players on all platforms (no Xbox Live Gold required) from September 18-20.
The beta test includes Patrol, a new mode which tasks players with capturing and holding a moving zone to earn points for their team.
“Call of Duty veterans can think of Patrol as Hardpoint with a ‘Patrol Zone’ that moves along the map rather than changing positions every minute,” according to Activision.
Other game types available in the beta include traditional Call of Duty modes Team Deathmatch, Domination and Kill Confirmed.
Players can also experience Champion Hill, as first seen in the PlayStation alpha test.
Maps available in the beta include Hotel Royal in Paris, France, Gavutu, which takes place Gavutu Island in Japan, Red Star, set in a wintry Stalingrad, Russia, and Eagle’s Nest in Berchtesgaden, Germany.
As exclusively revealed by VGC earlier this year, the game is powered by an updated version of the Modern Warfare engine, and Raven Software plans to launch a new WWII-themed Warzone map to coincide with Vanguard’s release.
Next Year’s Call of Duty game will reportedly be a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare. According to people with knowledge of Activision’s plans, Modern Warfare 2 will include a campaign involving US special forces fighting a covert war against Columbian drug cartels.