Call of Duty: Vanguard is still six weeks away from release on November 5th, but its early access beta period is finally now available on Xbox, starting with a pre-order beta for the first couple of days, and then an open beta.

If you've pre-ordered the game (or acquired a code), you can try it out right now until Monday, September 20 at 10 AM PT, while everyone else will be able to jump in on Saturday, September 18 until the same date - Monday, September 20.

"Early Access is September 16th - 17th on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S. Open Beta access is available for all Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S players from September 18th - 20th. Xbox Live Gold Subscription not required for this period only."

In the beta, you'll be able to "get a hands-on experience with the signature core Multiplayer combat coming to Call of Duty: Vanguard - dive into an advanced Gunsmith, brand-new Caliber system and new Champion Hill."

Keep in mind there are separate versions for Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S as well. If you want to pre-load the open beta before this weekend, you should be able to use the Xbox mobile app to 'Download to Console' remotely. Just search for the phrase "Vanguard Beta" on the app, and you'll find the two different versions under 'Games'.

"Call of Duty: Vanguard will feature a massive launch day Multiplayer offering, featuring a wide variety of diverse environments with 20 maps including 16 built for core gameplay. The Beta is a small taste of what’s to come with Call of Duty: Vanguard when it launches on November 5th."

Will you be trying out the beta for Call of Duty: Vanguard this weekend? Let us know in the comments.