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Despite taking longer than most years, Activision has finally revealed and opened pre-orders for this year’s installment of the hugely popular Call of Duty series, this time titled Call of Duty: Vanguard. Going back to their old base during World War II, we finally get a first look at what this game will be like through Battlefield, as well as a November 5 release date. While things out of context are mostly shrouded in mystery, most people know what to expect from this franchise now about gameplay, multiplayer and campaign.
As is to be expected from a title as big as Call of Duty: Vanguard, Activision is offering the game in a number of different versions that each offer their own bonuses at different prices. However, one thing they all have in common is that pre-ordering is the only way to participate in the multiplayer beta for the game before launch. For all the other details on what each edition is, how much they cost and where you can buy them, we’ll give you all the details below.
Pre-orders for Call of Duty: Vanguard available on three major platform-specific storefronts, the PlayStation store, the Xbox store, and on PC via Battlenet. Regardless of which platform you’re pre-ordering on, you’ll have a choice of three different versions, with the exception of PC which only has two for reasons that will become obvious in a moment. For now, digital pre-ordering is the only way to go, so you’ll need to log into your account and go to the platform’s store on your PC or enter the store through the console itself. control to find the version you want and pre-order it there. Here’s how to split each version.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Standard version
This version is available for all three platforms and is the most basic version of the game. It comes with a copy of Call of Duty: Vanguard, early access to the multiplayer beta mentioned earlier, a Mastercraft Blueprint for use in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Battlefield, operator Arthur Kingsley used in Cold War and Battlefieldand the Frontline weapon pack. However, keep in mind that if you choose this version on PlayStation or Xbox, you will only receive last generation version of the game, that is, PS4 or Xbox One. It will run you $60.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Cross-generation pack
This version is exclusive to PlayStation and Xbox players because PC doesn’t really have that many generations to choose from. In addition to all the perks of the Standard edition, this gives you the option to play on either the latest or current generation system, so PS4 and PS5 or Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S , as well as 5 hours of 2WXP to use. Like most current generation games, it will set you back a little more at $70.
Call of Duty: Vanguard The final version
Finally, we come to the big boy, Ultimate edition. Naturally, you’ll get everything from previous versions, including two gen versions if you’re using the console, but two important extras. The first is an extra five hours of 2XP, but also the Vanguard Battle Pass Pack. While we don’t know exactly what this pack will entail, for hardcore Call of Duty players it could be worth $100 to lock up.