Alpha, Bravo, Charlie
From the past few Call of Duty titles, players have come accustomed to an Alpha.
The Alpha is an early opportunity for players to get to grips with the latest Call of Duty multiplayer and provide valuable feedback to the dev team.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is expected to be this year's title and many are wondering what the plans are for pre-release testing.
Here's what we know about the Call of Duty: Vanguard Alpha.
We can expect an Alpha to arrive sometimes September 2021.
Tom Henderson has confirmed that the Alpha is "about a month away".
The 2v2 Gunfight Alpha for Modern Warfare released in mid-August, while the Cold War multiplayer Alpha released in mid-September.
Cold War's later release was likely due to the nature of the development cycle having issues and thus needing to delay the Alpha.
Call of Duty: Vanguard assets have been found in the Cold War and Warzone game code after the Season 5 update. It means that the reveal isn't far off and we will likely get our first bit of official information on the Alpha!
The Alpha is a heavily scaled down version of the full game.
This means it will often only include a few weapons, maps, scorestreaks and unlocks.
You'll also only be able to try out a few of the core modes such as Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed and Domination.
How To Get Into The Alpha
To get into the Alpha, you don't need to do anything specific.
The Alpha will most likely be available only to PlayStation users - as this has been the case for the past two years.
Becuase of Sony's exclusivity deal with Call of Duty, the Alpha has only been available to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 users.
When it goes live, you will simply need to download it from the PlayStation store.
Some select users, mainly influencers and streamers, will often be able to get access to the Alpha a few weeks prior to test it out.
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