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Call of Duty: Vanguard open beta extended into this week

Call of Duty: Vanguard open beta extended into this week

If you didn't get to play the Call of Duty: Vanguard open beta over the weekend, we've got some good news for you: Activision and Sledgehammer Games have decided to extend it into this week. Originally slated to wrap up today at 10 AM PDT/1 PM EDT, the beta will instead run for a couple more days, giving those who missed out (or those who were having fun and weren't quite ready for the open beta to end) more time to play.

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Overwatch character McCree will be renamed amid Activison Blizzard scandal

Overwatch character McCree will be renamed amid Activison Blizzard scandal

In recent weeks, Activision Blizzard has been at the center of considerable controversy, following a lawsuit from California's Department of Fair Employment and Housing that alleged far-reaching sexism, harassment, and abuse at the company. Amid a series of departures from high-ranking employees at the company - including former Blizzard president J. Allen Brack - Blizzard has now revealed that it will be changing the name of Overwatch character Jesse McCree.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard trailer shows off 10 minutes of campaign gameplay

Call of Duty: Vanguard trailer shows off 10 minutes of campaign gameplay

We had a feeling that Call of Duty: Vanguard would be a big part of today's Opening Night Live event at Gamescom 2021, and that turned out to be true. Not only did Geoff Keighley have actress Laura Bailey on hand to talk about the game, but we also got to see an extended gameplay demo from Vanguard's campaign. This is the best look at Vanguard we've had yet.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard PS Alpha includes new Champion Hill multiplayer

Call of Duty: Vanguard PS Alpha includes new Champion Hill multiplayer

Call of Duty is one of the most iconic first-person shooters in recent years, spanning multiple mainline sequels and a Modern Warfare spin-off that has branched into a franchise of its own. After that modern diversion, developers Sledgehammer Games and Treyarch are going back to the original WWII setting of the game with Call of Duty: Vanguard. While the launch date is still a few months away, PlayStation gamers will be treated to an alpha version of the game, which will include CoD's new multiplayer mode, Champion Hill.

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Diablo 2: Resurrected open beta now live – How to join on Xbox, PlayStation, PC

Diablo 2: Resurrected open beta now live – How to join on Xbox, PlayStation, PC

It's a big weekend for Diablo fans, as the open beta has just kicked off for Diablo 2: Resurrected. Last weekend, we had a closed beta that was only accessible to those who pre-ordered the game, but this weekend, the beta is open to everyone regardless of pre-order status. The beta is live on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, Playstation 5, and PC, and here we'll tell you how to get access to it if you weren't already in last weekend.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard release date, WWII setting revealed

Call of Duty: Vanguard release date, WWII setting revealed

As promised, today Activision and Sledgehammer Games revealed Call of Duty: Vanguard, the next game in the long-running franchise. Today's reveal was fairly broad, with Activision and Sledgehammer revealing the various game modes for Vanguard while holding off on announcing most of the specifics for now. The two companies also confirmed the release date for Call of Duty: Vanguard, which has become a common announcement for these reveal events.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal details confirmed with a must-see new teaser

Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal details confirmed with a must-see new teaser

Just as the leaks and rumors foretold, it seems that Call of Duty: Vanguard is being revealed later this week. Activision and Sledgehammer Games have confirmed reveal details for Call of Duty: Vanguard along with dropping a new teaser for the game. The teaser doesn't tell us much, but thankfully, it won't be long before we have more concrete details about Call of Duty: Vanguard.

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Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal takes a page out of Fortnite’s book: What we know

Call of Duty: Vanguard reveal takes a page out of Fortnite’s book: What we know

Call of Duty fans have been waiting the entire summer for a full reveal of the next game in the series, and it looks like they're going to get it this week. Teasers for the reveal of Call of Duty: Vanguard have started appearing in numerous places, confirming that the new game will be revealed on August 19th. It even seems that Call of Duty will be taking a page out of Fortnite's playbook when it comes to this reveal.

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Call of Duty Vanguard WW2 game leaks, maybe with Zombies

Call of Duty Vanguard WW2 game leaks, maybe with Zombies

The next Call of Duty game was effectively leaked this week courtesy of some Black Ops Cold War data files. In said files, pre-order data for the next Call of Duty title were discovered. Inside, the name Call of Duty: Vanguard was found, and indications are that this will be a World War II title - because we can never have enough WWII video game action, ever. Oh, and ZOMBIES.

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Blizzard president J. Allen Brack is out amid sexual harassment scandal, lawsuit

Blizzard president J. Allen Brack is out amid sexual harassment scandal, lawsuit

Activision Blizzard has announced that J. Allen Brack will be stepping down from his role as Blizzard president, which is effective beginning today. Jen Oneal and Mike Ybarra will be taking the reins as co-leaders of the studio in his place. Brack's departure comes at a time of much controversy for Activision Blizzard, as the company finds itself embroiled in a far-reaching sexual harassment scandal.

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PS Plus subscribers can now download Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for free

PS Plus subscribers can now download Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for free

PlayStation Plus subscribers can finally download Sony's free games for July 2021, the most notable title being Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII. The game, as well as two other titles, went live for downloading yesterday, July 6, and will remain available to active subscribers until early August. Once claimed, subscribers can download the games at any time for free.

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Activision bans 350k Call of Duty accounts in big toxicity crackdown

Activision bans 350k Call of Duty accounts in big toxicity crackdown

Activision is cracking down on toxic and racist behavior in its latest Call of Duty games. As part of this effort, the company says that it has already banned more than 350,000 accounts for toxic behavior (as reported by other players) or for using racist names. Among other things, the company has added new ways to catch this behavior and weed out unwanted accounts.

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