Following the reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard last week, Activision has revealed that the first public Alpha test for the game begins this weekend, but unfortunately it's only going to be available to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners.

"From August 27 at 10 AM PT to August 29 at 10 AM PT, every single PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owner will be able to participate in the Call of Duty: Vanguard PlayStation Alpha..."

For 48 hours, players will get a chance to experience tactical fast-paced Multiplayer gameplay in Champion Hill, with the next public playtest not arriving until the Open Beta in September, and even then, it's still bad news for Xbox fans.

Early access to the Beta will first be granted to PlayStation owners who have pre-ordered the game on September 10-13, after which it'll become an Open Beta on September 16-17, with Xbox players who have pre-ordered the game being invited to join.

Finally, the Open Beta will become available for everyone on Xbox between September 18 and September 20.

"Those on other platforms will need to pre-order the game to access the first two days of the Beta (September 16 and 17), before it becomes an Open Beta for all platforms from Saturday, September 18 to Monday, September 20 at 10 AM PT."

It's not surprising to see Activision do this with Call of Duty: Vanguard (it's happened before with other COD games), but it's definitely a bit of a bummer for fans of the series on Xbox who are eager to get their hands on the game ASAP.

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