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Call of Duty Vanguard: The First Multiplayer Alpha Opens August 27

Call of Duty Vanguard will have its baptism of fire with the opening of its first multiplayer alpha from August 27 to August 29. Activision has just confirmed the news. Players will be able to access this technical test on PS4 and PS5. Only the new Champion of the Hill mode will be available.

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Despite arriving on consoles and PC on October 22, 2021, Battlefield 2042 won’t be alone for very long. Indeed, Activision has just formalized the arrival of a new opus of its flagship Call of Duty saga on November 5, 2021. Called Call of Duty Vanguard, this episode will take place again during World War II. However, the scenario will allow itself some liberties, since the developers invite us to discover an alternate reality, during which the German army is doing everything possible to continue hostilities despite the death of Adolf Hitler.

After releasing an explosive first trailer for Call of Duty Vanguard, Activision has just disclosed several important dates, starting with opening of the title’s first multiplayer alpha. Indeed, this technical test will open its doors on PS4 and PS5 from August 27 to 29. According to the statements of the American publisher, players will be able to discover exclusively a new multiplayer mode: Champion of the Hill.

COD Vanguard unveils Champion of the Hill mode

This game mode, unprecedented for the franchise (not for an FPS), offers teams of two or three players of compete in a multi-round tournament. Each participant has a number of predefined lives, which are carried over from one round to another. Of course, if you fall short, you’re knocked out of the game, leaving your team outnumbered. The last team standing wins the game.

If the principle is well known to lovers of Halo for example, Call of Duty Vanguard nevertheless incorporates a small subtlety to stand out from the traditional King of the Hill mode. Indeed, the title includes a hint of economy in this game mode. Indeed, each kill made allows players to earn money, which they can then spend between each round to buy new weapons, abilities or killstreaks (drone, bombardment, etc.).

As said above, only Playstation players will be able to try this alpha. They can access it through the menu in Warzone, Modern Warfare or Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. A beta open to all players will be held from September 18 to 20, 2021.

Source: Polygon

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