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When does Call of Duty: Vanguard go live?

Everything you need to start playing day one, minute one

Artwork of the heroes of Call of Duty: Vanguard Image: Sledgehammer Games/Activision

Call of Duty: Vanguard officially launches Friday, Nov. 5, 2021. Unlike the old days of midnight events in game stores and shopping malls, many fans will be getting their copies from an online storefront. Here’s everything you need to know to jump into Sledgehammer Games’ WWII shooter day one, minute one.

Call of Duty: Vanguard release times

Call of Duty: Vanguard is for sale on the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store for Xbox One and Xbox Series X, and for Windows PC. The standard version is $69.99 ($59.99 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One). Those who pre-purchased the game digitally have been able to pre-load the full title (60 to 90 GB, depending on configuration) since Oct. 28 on consoles, and since Nov. 2 on PC.

These are the times when the game unlocks:

PlayStation 4/PlayStation 5 via PlayStation Store: 9 p.m. PDT Nov. 4/12 a.m. EDT Nov. 5.

Xbox One/Xbox Series X|S via Microsoft Store: 9 p.m. PDT Nov. 4/12 a.m. EDT Nov. 5.

Windows PC via 9 p.m. PDT Nov. 4/12 a.m. EDT Nov. 5.

Call of Duty: Vanguard download sizes

Vanguard will require a download of about 55 to 65 GB depending on platform, and will take between 36 GB and 125 GB of storage depending on hardware configuration and modules installed or removed.

PlayStation 5: 64.13 GB Download | 89.84 GB Required Space

PlayStation 4: 54.65 GB Download | 93.12 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

Windows PC storage requirements: Minimum: 36 GB at launch (Multiplayer and Zombies only); Recommended/Competitive/Ultra 4K: 61 GB at launch. A Hi-Rez Assets Cache will set aside another 32 GB (standard) to 64 GB (for Ultra 4K) to stream high resolution assets. This option can be turned off in the game’s settings.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Windows PC specs

On Tuesday, Sledgehammer Games published the specifications for PCs playing Call of Duty: Vanguard.

Operating System

Minimum: Windows 10 64-bit (latest update)

Recommended/Competitive/Ultra 4K: Windows 10 64-bit (latest update) or Windows 11 64-bit (latest update)


Minimum: Intel Core i3-4340 or AMD FX-6300

Recommended: Intel Core i5-2500K or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X

Competitive: Intel Core i7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X

Ultra 4K: Intel Core i9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 9 3900X


Minimum: 8 GB

Recommended: 12 GB

Competitive/Ultra 4K: 16 GB

Video Card

Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470

Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580

Competitive: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070/RTX 3060 Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700XT

Ultra 4K: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT

Video Memory

Minimum: 2 GB

Recommended: 4 GB

Competitive: 8 GB

Ultra 4K: 10 GB

Video Card Drivers

NVIDIA: 472.12

AMD: 21.9.1

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