Call of Duty: Vanguard Multiplayer goes free until July 26 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X
Call of Duty: Vanguard is going free this week, Activision Blizzard has confirmed. The free trial offers seamless access to Vanguard’s multiplayer component and is scheduled to run from Wednesday, July 20 through Tuesday, July 26. The promotion is applicable on all major platforms: PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X and Windows PC via Battle.net. Those interested can purchase Call of Duty: Vanguard when the trial ends, by accessing the respective online storefronts. This release also includes the latest Season 4 update which adds a new map to the mix.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Free Week lets you play all multiplayer and zombie modes, including new Mercenaries of Fortune content. The update introduces a new gold-themed map, Fortune’s Keep, which replaces the Rebirth Island map on a temporary rotation basis. Newly added maps such as the 1945 USS Texas and the classic Shi Mo Numa map from 2008’s Call of Duty: World at War will also be available throughout the week.
The USS Texas 1945 map – based on a battleship – was described as one that would “test your skills at every turn”. Call of Duty: Vanguard players will experience long, close combat as they navigate the dark interiors of the ship.
Another interesting area of Vanguard would be the Blueprint Gun game mode, where players are tasked with going through 18 different guns in a free-for-all match. Eliminating a player with your current weapon grants you the next one, while any melee (knife) elimination knocks your opponent back one gun.
Finally, Zombies mode will be set to the Shi no Numa map aka the Swamp of Death. Teams will be armed with electric traps and magic weapons that fire highly volatile rounds to ward off the undead. Call of Duty Zombies is always designed for online co-op, so this week would be a great opportunity to play with friends in Vanguard.
Additionally, through July 31, all editions of Call of Duty: Vanguard are 50% off on the Microsoft Store as part of the Xbox Ultimate Game Sale. Even the PlayStation Summer Sale offers similar perks, where you can grab a Cross-Gen Bundle – i.e. PS4 and PS5 – from Vanguard at Rs. 2,499.
Meanwhile, on Battle.net for PC, all editions of Call of Duty: Vanguard are half off until August 1. around Rs. 4,000).