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Call of Duty: Vanguard pre-order buying guide

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In this Call of Duty: Vanguard pre-order buying guide, we’ll show you where to purchase the game before its release on Nov. 5, 2021 and explain the differences between the digital and physical editions. We’ll also show you where to pre-order Call of Duty: Vanguard and how to get the cross-gen versions on every platform, whether you’re playing on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, or Windows PC.

Pre-order Call of Duty: Vanguard physical editions

There are two physical editions of Call of Duty: Vanguard.

The physical versions of Call of Duty: Vanguard for the PlayStation and Xbox will come in two varieties: a last-generation version for $59.99 and a current-generation version for $69.99. The last-generation work with the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, as well as current-generation systems through backward compatibility.

The current-generation versions will only work for the console you buy it for, either the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X.

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Pre-order Call of Duty: Vanguard digital editions

The digital pre-order for Call of Duty: Vanguard comes in a few different variations, whether you’re buying the game for consoles or on PC exclusively through Battle.net.

The PlayStation and Xbox pre-orders for Call of Duty: Vanguard come in the Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Bundle, and Ultimate Edition. The PC version only comes in a Standard and Ultimate Edition.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Standard Edition

The Standard Edition of Call of Duty: Vanguard retails for $59.99. For the PlayStation, this copy of the game is compatible with the PS4 and is playable on the PS5 through backward compatibility. The Xbox version comes with an Xbox One copy that is also playable on the Xbox Series X through backward compatibility. The PC version comes with a stand-alone version of the game. This edition also comes with the Arthur Kingsly Operator, the Night Raid Mastercraft weapon blueprint, and a Frontline Weapons Pack.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Cross-Gen Bundle

The Cross-Gen Bundle Call of Duty: Vanguard pre-order includes a last-gen and current-gen copy of the game for either the PlayStation or Xbox. This version retails for $69.99 and includes five hours of double weapon XP in addition to the Standard Edition bonuses.

Call of Duty: Vanguard Ultimate Edition

The Ultimate Edition pre-order for Call of Duty: Vanguard retails for $99.99 and comes with:

  • Last-gen and current-gen copies of the game for PlayStation and Xbox
  • Night Raid Mastercraft weapon blueprint
  • Arthur Kingsly Operator
  • Frontline Weapons Pack
  • Five hours of double weapon XP
  • Five hours of double player XP
  • Task Force One Pack (3 Operator skins and 3 weapon blueprints)
  • Battle Pass Bundle

Pre-order Call of Duty: Vanguard digitally