It won’t be long until Call of Duty: Vanguard is released and everyone gets to shooting and blowing up everything in sight. So for those of you who want to know how to be able to pre-order the game, know when to pre-load the game, pick the right edition for you, and more than this guide will cover everything you need.
Not everyone may know what they’re getting into since the game offers a lot of different things with its bundles, exclusive rewards, and some cross-gen conditions then anyone would have a hard time deciding which version of Vanguard will be the best for them.
This guide will help ease your pain as we give you all the details of what comes with what and how to go about getting the right loadout for your Vanguard purchasing needs.
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How to Pre-Order Call of Duty: Vanguard
Call of Duty: Vanguard Physical Version Pre-Order
For those looking to get the physical version of the game then one just simply needs to go to their local game store to pre-order.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Digital Version Pre-Order
For the digital version, you can pre-order them on the store of your platform of choice. For PS4 and PS5, you can go to the PS Store. For Xbox One and Series X|S, you can go to the Xbox Store. For the PC version, then you can go to BattleNet for it.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Pre-Load Schedule
Call of Duty: Vanguard will be made available for preload on October 28 at 9 p.m. Pacific Time in North and South America, and on October 29 at midnight local time in all other countries.
Call of Duty: Vanguard will unlock at 9pm PT on November 4, 2021, for those in North America, and 12:00am local time on November 5, 2021, for all other regions.
How to Pre-Load Call of Duty: Vanguard
To preload Call of Duty: Vanguard, you must pre-order the digital version of Call of Duty: Vanguard successfully in order to be able to preload the game. Now that the preload period has begun, the game should automatically download onto your console; however, if this is not the case, follow the steps below on how to preload Call of Duty: Vanguard.
The initial download size for Call of Duty: Vanguard is as follows:
PlayStation 4: 54.65 GB Download | 93.12 GB Required Space
PlayStation 5: 64.13 GB Download | 89.84 GB Required Space
Xbox Series X|S: 61 GB Download | 61 GB Required Space
Xbox One: 56.6 GB Download | 56.6 GB Required Space
PC: To be confirmed.
Essentially, when you preload a game, you are installing it ahead of the release date so that you can start playing it as soon as it becomes available.
How to Auto Download Pre-order on PS4/PS5
For the PS4: Go to Settings > System > Automatic Downloads. Check the box next to System Software Update Files. Select Application Update Files.
For the PS5:
Go to Settings > System > System Software > System Software Update and Settings.
Turn on Download Update Files Automatically and Install Update Files Automatically.
How to Preload Call of Duty: Vanguard on PS4/PS5
Make sure you‘ve set up automatic downloads and have set your PS4 console as your primary PS4 console before auto-downloading a pre-order.
Go to Library > Purchased and select the pre-order.
You’ll see a timer below the title counting down to the game’s release. Select the timer, and then follow the on-screen instructions to adjust auto-download for that game.
Once you’ve set up automatic downloads, go to your Game Library and select the pre-order.
Select the timer, and then follow the on-screen instructions to adjust auto-download for that game. You’ll also see a timer counting down to the game’s release.
How to Preload Call of Duty: Vanguard on Xbox Series X|S
To preload on Xbox Series X|S, first, boot up your Xbox console and launch the Microsoft Store.
Scroll down to the Coming Soon section. To see all upcoming games, click Show all.
The game’s “Pre-Install” button replaces the normal “Download” button. Select Pre-Install.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Special Editions and Bundles
Call of Duty: Vanguard Standard Edition
The Standard Edition of the game is just the regular version of the game.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Cross-Gen Bundle
The Cross-Gen Bundle gives players the previous console generation versions of the game and when they decide to play on the current-gen version of consoles then their game automatically gets upgraded to the next-gen versions of it. Players will also be able to get the 5 hours of Double Weapon XP with the bundle.
Call of Duty: Vanguard Ultimate Edition
The Ultimate Edition comes with everything in the Cross-Gen Bundle along with the following:
5 Hours of Double Player XP
Task Force One Pack
Battle Pass Bundle
Call of Duty: Vanguard Pre-Order Bonuses
Those who pre-order the game regardless of what edition they buy will get the following:
Early access to the Open Beta
Night Raid Mastercraft Weapon Blueprint
Arthur Kingsley Operator skin
The opportunity to pre-load the game
5 Hours of Double Weapon XP (PC Only)
How Much is Call of Duty: Vanguard?
Call of Duty: Vanguard Standard Edition will be priced at $59.99 for previous generation consoles while the current-gen consoles will be priced at $69.99.
The Call of Duty: Vanguard Cross-Gen Bundle will cost $69.99.
The Call of Duty: Vanguard Ultimate Edition will cost $99.99.
The Call of Duty: Vanguard PC version will $59.99 for the Standard Edition while the Ultimate Edition will cost the same as the console version which is $99.99.
What Are the Current-Gen Console Differences of Call of Duty: Vanguard?
The next-gen console versions of the game come with higher framerate, graphical improvements, faster loading times, and more.
Can You Upgrade Call of Duty: Vanguard Standard Edition to the Cross-Gen Bundle?
Players who purchased the Standard Edition will be able to upgrade to the Cross-Gen Bundle version of the game at a later time so that they can get access to the PS5 or Xbox Series X|S versions of the game.
How Big is the File Size of Call of Duty: Vanguard?
A great thing to note is that the file sizes for the new Call of Duty are significantly smaller than in previous releases.
PlayStation 4: 54.65 GB for Download and 93.12 GB Required Space
PlayStation 5: 64.13 GB for Download and 89.84 GB Required Space
Xbox One: 56.6 GB for Download and 56.6 GB Required Space
Xbox Series X |S: 61 GB for Download and 61 GB Required Space
No info yet on the PC version’s file size yet but stay tuned as pre-loading the game will come soon.
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