Call of Duty®: Vanguard Editions and Pre-Order Benefits Detailed

Rise on Every Front and get the edition of the game that’s right for you. All editions of the game are showcased along with the pre-order benefits you can expect to receive.

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Call of Duty®: Vanguard Editions and Pre-Order Benefits Detailed

Rise on Every Front and get the edition of the game that’s right for you. All editions of the game are showcased along with the pre-order benefits you can expect to receive.

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Get ready for the most connected Call of Duty® experience across the franchise as you experience pivotal WWII battles through the eyes of the multinational heroes that formed Task Force One and changed the face of history. Become the original Special Forces Operators in the game’s adrenaline-fueled multiplayer. Ready yourself for a relentless undead onslaught in a franchise-first Zombies crossover. The action starts on November 5!

Call of Duty®: Vanguard is now available to pre-order on PlayStation® 4, PlayStation® 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on Battle.net. Simply click on the Pre-Order button (above and right) and choose the version that’s right for you.

You have a wealth of options when it comes to choosing an edition of Call of Duty: Vanguard. Learn about each edition, as well as instant rewards available when you pre-order digitally.

Part 1: Digital Editions: Standard, Cross-Gen, and Ultimate (PlayStation, Xbox and PC)

Expect incredible value and masses of content no matter which version of Call of Duty: Vanguard you purchase. For those wanting to pre-order, there are three distinct editions to choose from: Standard (MSRP $59.99), Cross-Gen Bundle (MSRP $69.99), and Ultimate (MSRP $99.99).

Note for Digital Editions: Whether you pre-order a Standard, Cross-Gen, or Ultimate Digital Edition, you receive the following:

            Early access to the Call of Duty: Vanguard Open Beta*.

            Night Raid Mastercraft Weapon Blueprint (for immediate use in Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone™**. See below for more details).

            Operator Arthur Kingsley (to be received later for use in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone**. See below for more details).

            The opportunity to pre-load the game before launch.

Digital Standard Edition (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

Immerse yourself in visceral WWII combat on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, or on PC via Battle.net. The Standard Edition includes:

            Call of Duty®: Vanguard (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC version).

            Console only: Plays on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility.

            Digital Exclusive: Frontline Weapons Pack (see below).

Call of Duty: Vanguard is a cross generation game, with cross play and cross progression support. This means you can play with your friends no matter which platform they are on.

Console owners: If you wish to play the Digital Standard Edition of Call of Duty: Vanguard on a PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S, this is also possible, but only via backward compatibility. If you wish to take advantage of a bespoke next generation console experience, with higher framerate, hardware-based graphical improvements, shorter load times, and other advantages compared to the Standard Edition, we recommend the Cross-Gen or Ultimate Edition.

Cross-Gen Bundle Upgrade (Console Owners): If you decide to preorder the Digital Standard Edition of Call of Duty: Vanguard, you have the option to upgrade to the Cross Gen Bundle separately and at a later time if you wish, giving you access to the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S version of the game.

PC owners: The Standard edition pre-ordered via Battle.net entitles you to the Standard Edition of the game. There is no requirement to purchase a Cross-Gen Bundle unless you wish to play on console as well as PC, which also includes:

Five hours of Double Weapons Experience Points (2x WXP) for Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone, available when the game launches.

Console: Digital Cross-Gen Bundle (PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X|S)

The Cross-Gen Bundles of Call of Duty: Vanguard offer even more flexibility and content and additional rewards over the Standard Edition, and includes:

            Call of Duty: Vanguard (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, or Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions).

            Five hours of Double Weapons Experience Points (2x WXP) for Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone, available when the game launches.

            Digital Exclusive: Frontline Weapons Pack (see below).

The Cross-Gen Bundle allows you to play through a deeply engaging single player Campaign, a signature Multiplayer experience, and an exciting Zombies experience within the same console family (PlayStation 4 and 5, or Xbox One and Series X|S).

As you might expect, there are no cross-gen bundle editions of the game on PC.

Digital Ultimate Edition (PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox One and Series X|S, PC)

The Call of Duty: Vanguard Ultimate Edition offers even more value and a host of rewards across multiple games, simply for pre-ordering. Here’s what to expect from this edition of the game:

            Console: Cross-Gen Bundle of Call of Duty: Vanguard (PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, or Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions).

            PC: The PC version of Call of Duty: Vanguard (via Battle.net).

            Task Force One Pack with three Operator Skins and three Weapon Blueprints with Tracer Rounds (detailed below).

            Battle Pass Bundle (one Season Battle Pass with 20 Tier Skips***).

Ten hours of Double Experience Points (2XP), comprising of five hours of Double XP, and five hours of Double Weapons XP (2x WXP) for Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone, available as Double XP Tokens when the game launches.

Digital Exclusive: Frontline Weapons Pack (see below).

And as an added bonus: Players who pre-order the Ultimate Edition from the in-game Black Ops Cold War or Warzone stores will be rewarded with 10 Battle Pass Tier Skips, eligible to be used immediately in Black Ops Cold War and Warzone.

Part 2: Console: Physical Editions (Disc-based): PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S

There are also disc-based physical editions of Call of Duty: Vanguard available on consoles:

The Standard Edition for PS4 and Xbox One (MSRP $59.99 USD). This includes:

Call of Duty®: Vanguard (PlayStation 4 or Xbox One).

Plays on PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S via backward compatibility.

Early access to the Call of Duty: Vanguard Open Beta*.

PlayStation 4: This version will have an option to upgrade to PlayStation 5 through the PlayStation Store. Note the PlayStation 4 disc must be inserted into the PlayStation 5 to access the digitally upgraded PS5 version of the game. Note that you cannot upgrade a Standard Edition disc to the discless version of the PS5.

Xbox One: This version cannot be upgraded to Xbox Series X|S.

The Standard Edition for PS5 and Xbox Series X|S (MSRP $69.99 USD). This includes:

Call of Duty®: Vanguard (PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X|S).

Offers higher framerates, hardware-based graphical improvements, shorter load times, and other advantages compared to the PS4 and Xbox One versions of the game.

Early access to the Call of Duty: Vanguard Open Beta*.

            PlayStation 5: This works on the PlayStation 5 console with a disc drive. This version of the game will not operate on a discless PlayStation 5. For a compatible version with the discless PlayStation 5, choose the digital Standard or Cross-Gen Bundle.

            Xbox Series X|S: This includes both the Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One versions of the game on disc.

Previous generation compatibility:

            PlayStation 5 Standard Edition will not operate on a PlayStation 4.

            Xbox Series X|S Standard Edition includes an Xbox Series X|S disc that is also playable on an Xbox One.

There are no physical editions of the game on PC.

Part 3: Task Force One Pack Details (Ultimate Edition)

Included in the Ultimate Edition (available on all consoles and PC via Battle.net) is the incredible Task Force One Pack, with content available and playable in both Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone. Here’s what you’ll receive:

Three Themed Operator Skins:

            The “Shepherd” skin for Second Lieutenant Lucas Riggs of the 20th Battalion, Australian Military Forces.

            The “Arctic Shadow” skin for Lieutenant Polina Petrova of the 138th Rifle Division, Red Army.

            The “Bomber” skin for Captain Wade Jackson of Scouting Squadron Six, United States Navy.

Three Weapon Blueprints:

Prepare for global combat with three legendary weapon blueprints, unlocked immediately when you play Call of Duty: Vanguard for the first time:

            The “Breacher” Assault Rifle includes special Tracer Rounds and eight pre-configured attachments. Built upon a weapon that is viable in most combat situations, the “Breacher” leans into its ability to be kitted for close-quarters, with several attachments coming together to maximize its fire rate on a level that competes with the fastest-firing Submachine Guns.

            The “Snowstorm” Rifle includes special Tracer Rounds and seven pre-configured attachments. A preferred weapon for one Polina Petrova, this long-range tool can deliver devastating one-shot eliminations with ease. Maximum damage can be achieved through two of the seven attachments on the “Snowstorm,” as a magazine with extra-large caliber bullets and an ammo type that is armor piercing combine to devastate both infantry and vehicular targets.

            The “Thunderhead” Submachine Gun that includes special Tracer Rounds and eight pre-configured attachments. Among these attachments for this accuracy-focused Submachine Gun are an extended magazine with 9mm ammunition, a short barrel that increases fire rate slightly and damage range significantly, and a recoil-boosting muzzle that uses that force to further improve fire rate.

 

Part 4: Additional Pre-Order Benefits

Depending on the edition of Call of Duty: Vanguard that you purchase, there are numerous additional benefits to claim, as follows:

Instant Pre-Order Reward: Night Raid Mastercraft Weapon Blueprint

Anyone who digitally pre-orders any edition of Call of Duty: Vanguard will instantly receive the “Night Raid” Mastercraft Submachine Gun Weapon Blueprint!

Featuring a fierce warplane theme, ready yourself to use the following attachments: a 55 Round Drum for increased magazine capacity, 14.9" Rifled Barrel for damage range, Muzzle Brake 7.62 for vertical recoil control, a Spetsnaz Stock for improved shooting and aim walking movement speeds, and a unique Quickdot LED Optic.

With visuals that evolve over time as the launch of Vanguard gets closer, this Ultra-rare item is available to use instantly in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone!

Pre-Order Reward: Frontline Weapon Pack

If you digitally pre-order any edition of Call of Duty: Vanguard, expect to receive the Frontline Weapons Pack, available to use in Vanguard when the game launches on November 5, and in Warzone when the new map launches later this year.

Two Weapon Blueprints:

            The “Shredder” Submachine Gun is configured with seven attachments that turn this workhorse into a bigger threat for mid-range engagements. This includes a magazine attachment that increases the caliber of bullets for better damage at range, and a long barrel that improves accuracy, and some stability when maneuvering more slowly. Complete with some additional parts for tempering increased recoil, it allows this weapon to compete with some of the Assault Rifles at those prolonged distances.

            The “Wildwood” Submachine Gun is configured with eight attachments, one of which is a barrel that changes the weapon from a fully automatic close-quarters tool to a burst-fire weapon. Combined with a magazine attachment chambered in higher caliber ammunition, this variation on the highly mobile Submachine Gun via the Weapon Blueprint makes it a unique addition to your loadouts on day one. So long as your aim is true, this weapon can be used to aim around corners and down targets with a single burst.

Pre-Order Reward: Arthur Kingsley Operator**

If you digitally pre-order any edition of Call of Duty: Vanguard, expect to receive Arthur Kingsley as an Operator. Sergeant Kingsley of the 9th Parachute Battalion, British Army will be available for use in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone at a later date.

Pre-Order Reward: Other Rewards (Beta Access, Battle Pass, Double XP)

There are additional rewards just for pre-ordering Call of Duty: Vanguard, as follows:

Early Open Beta Access*: Pre-order any edition (digital or physical) before the Call of Duty: Vanguard Beta, and you receive early access to the Open Beta, first on PlayStation. Specific dates will be revealed in the coming weeks.

Battle Pass and Tier Skips***: Pre-order the Digital Ultimate Edition on PC or your console of choice and receive a Battle Pass Bundle comprising of one Season’s Battle Pass with 20 Tier Skips, for Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Double XP: There are two ways to receive Double XP rewards:

Pre-order the Digital Cross-Gen Bundle on your console of choice or the Digital Standard Edition on PC and receive five hours of Double Weapons Experience Points (2x WXP) for Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone, available when the game launches.

Pre-order the Digital Ultimate Edition on PC or your console of choice to receive ten hours of Double Experience Points (2XP), comprising of five hours of Double XP, and five hours of Double Weapons XP (2x WXP) for Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone, available as Double XP Tokens when the game launches.

Be Ready to Rise: Additional Intel is Incoming

Ensure you have the latest official information about Call of Duty: Vanguard by checking the Call of Duty Blog in the coming days and weeks. In addition, be sure to visit the Sledgehammer Games Blog for additional announcements and content.

Pre-orders at participating retailers are available now. You can also go to CallofDuty.com and select your preferred edition*.

 

Rise on Every Front.

*Actual platform availability and launch date(s) of Multiplayer Beta subject to change. See www.callofduty.com/beta for more details. Minimum Open Beta duration is two (2) days. Limited time only, while Early Access Beta Codes last, at participating retailers. Internet connection required. Online multiplayer subscription may be required.

**Offer content and availability may vary by region and is subject to change. Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War/Call of Duty®: Warzone™ on pre-order platform required to redeem offer. Sold/downloaded separately. Must be redeemed by November 5th, 2022.

***Battle Pass and Tier Skips will be accessible in Call of Duty: Vanguard once the Season One Battle Pass is made available in game. Battle Pass redemption applies to one season of Vanguard Battle Pass content only.

For more information on Call of Duty®: Vanguard, check out www.callofduty.com and www.youtube.com/callofduty and follow @SHGames, @Treyarch, @RavenSoftware, and @CallofDuty on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.

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