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Call of Duty: The Vanguard may still be a few months from its November 5 release, but PS4 and PS5 players will have an early (and exclusive) chance to test out its all-new Champion Hill multiplayer this weekend.
The Champion Hill Open Alpha is completely free, meaning no pre-orders are required, and will run from August 27 at 10 a.m. PT until August 29 at 10 a.m. PT.
It should be noted that an alpha version of a game or mode is different from a beta in that none of the tested features are locked down yet, which means they could still change drastically before. that the game enters its beta phase.
Analysis: what to expect from Champion Hill
As detailed in the alpha announcement, the new Champion Hill multiplayer mode from Call of Duty: Vanguard is a “tournament-style, multi-card, multi-life game mode where tactics and strategy go beyond a pull of the trigger.”
During the alpha, players will form teams for 2v2 (Duo) or 3v3 (Trio) matches to participate in round robin tournaments. The goal is to reduce the health count of all other squads to zero before they do the same with you.
Of course, there are other factors in play that make Champion Hill closer to Warzone than a standard deathmatch mode. For starters, all players will start with the same loadout and must earn money from kills and drops before purchasing upgrades, weaponry, gear, perks, kill sequences and more. between turns.
Additionally, Champion Hill mode takes place on a large map divided into five sections with four battle arenas – the airstrip, the train, the market, and the courtyard. A central shopping station area will also allow eliminated players to shop and watch the rest of the tournament unfold.
Obviously, Sledgehammer Games is trying something very different with Champion Hill, which makes it easy to see why the developer would seek comment so far away from the release. To get a better idea of what to expect from the mode, you can check out Champion Hill’s new alpha trailer below.