Call of Duty: Vanguard will not be here until November, but PlayStation players will have a chance to dive into the game early with an upcoming alpha test for the new Champion Hill multiplayer mode. This alpha is set to begin on August 27 at 1 p.m. ET and end on Aug. 29 at 1 p.m. ET.
As stated the alpha focuses on the round-robin style tournament mode that is Champion Hill. In the mode teams of three or teams of two compete against each other. Each team has individual lives and each time you lose to another team you lose a life, with the last team to have a life remaining crowned the champions of Campion Hill.
The mode will also feature an economic system similar to that found in Apex Legends Arena mode. Each player will begin the game with the same loadout but through doing things such as killing players or finding items on the map they will earn currency to buy new gear between rounds. The items that will be available for players to purchase include weapons, perks, and killstreaks.
One of the more interesting facts about this mode is it takes place on one map, which is broken into five different sections. The game has four arena’s which include Airstrip, Trainyard, Market, and Courtyard as well as a buy station in the middle of the map where you obviously purchase your new gear. When a team loses they can continue to watch the game from the buy station.
This alpha test will only be available to PlayStation players. Both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players will have access to the beta as soon as it goes live. Sledgehammer Games also has plans for a beta to take place in the near future as well. A PlayStation beta for people who pre-ordered is set for September 10-13. On September 16 and 17 this beta will be open to the publically on PlayStation, as well to Xbox and Battle.net players who pre-ordered it. On Sept. 17 and 18 the beta will be open to all players.
Call of Duty: Vanguard is set to release on November 5.