Vanguard Two-Week Free Access – Activision Is Desperate

Call of Duty: Vanguard starts its next free multiplayer event. How can you play Vanguard for free, and what is included in the free version?
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Call of Duty: Vanguard has been out for half a year now, and Activision and Sledgehammer are doing everything they can to get as many players on board as possible. What better way to do this than by offering a free trial run of CoD: Vanguard to all players? We've had Free Access weekends in Call of Duty in the past, but now Sledgehammer seems to get really desperate...

Two full weeks of free multiplayer access? Is Vanguard really doing that bad? Well, yes it is. Vanguard hasn't sold as good as previous titles, so it comes as no surprise that the devs want to attract new players.

What Is The Two-Week Free Access In Vanguard?

During the Free Access event, all players can download and play the CoD: Vanguard multiplayer free of charge for a limited period of time. Yep, that's right, if you've been skeptical and didn't want to spend (at least) $60 on the game, you can play Vanguard for free for two full weeks now and take it for a proper test run. Of course, Activision hopes that you will then decide to buy the game afterward, but if not, Warzone is still always free, of course.

When Does The Two-Week Free Access Begin?

The Two-Week Free Access of CoD: Vanguard started on May 18 and ends on June 1. It always starts and ends at 10am PT, we assume it will be the same this time around. So all in all we get 2 full weeks of free multiplayer.


What's Included In Free Access?

The Free Access for Vanguard includes the full multiplayer portion of the game. For the duration of the entire two weeks, you have access to all maps, game modes, weapons, and operators that are currently included in Vanguard. This also includes all the new Season 2: Reloaded content like the new maps and Arms Race game mode. Of course, both weapons and operators can be leveled – so you can level Vanguard weapons for Warzone during the event. All progress will be carried over into Warzone, as well as into the full game, should you decide to buy it.


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