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Call of Duty: Vanguard release time, download size and pre-load times explained

Pre-orders in arms.

After several alpha and beta periods, Call of Duty: Vanguard is releasing in its entirety to the world.

Available across PC and both current and old gen consoles, the new entry in the series set in WW2 introduces a singleplayer campaign, both classic and brand new multiplayer modes, as well as a twist on Zombies as it's usual with releases like this.

This page will cover the Call of Duty: Vanguard release times, as well as as pre-load times and download size so you know what to expect beforehand.

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When does Call of Duty: Vanguard release? Call of Duty: Vanguard release time in UK / GMT, CEST, EDT and PDT explained

Update (November 5th): Good news - Call of Duty Vanguard is now live! Here are some other guides which can help you across the game:

Original guide: The Call of Duty: Vanguard release date is on Friday, November 5th. The release times vary depending on whether you're on PC or consoles.

For PC players, the Vanguard release time is as follows:

  • UK: 4am (GMT)
  • Europe: 5am (CET)
  • East Coast US: 11:59pm (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 9pm on Thursday, November 4th (PDT)

For console players on PlayStation and Xbox, the key difference is that outside North America, the game will release at midnight on each country's local time. As such, the Vanguard release time is as follows:

  • UK: 11:59pm (GMT)
  • Europe: 11:59pm (CET)
  • East Coast US: 11:59pm (EDT)
  • West Coast US: 9pm on Thursday, November 4th (PDT)
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If you're interested in multiplayer, we have lists of Operators and multiplayer maps, as well as the best Vanguard weapons, including the STG44 loadout, MP40 loadout and Automaton loadout. In other modes, we can explain the best zombies builds, best covenants, and the campaign locked issue.


Call of Duty: Vanguard pre-load times and download size

The Call of Duty: Vanguard pre-load kicked off on Tuesday, November 2nd for for PlayStation, Xbox and PC owners, so you can pre-load the game at any time.

In case you were wondering about download size across all platforms, you can see them below:

  • PC: 61GB GB for the download at launch, 36 GB at launch for Multiplayer and Zombies only
  • PS5: 64.13 GB for the download, 89.84 GB for required space
  • PS4: 54.65 GB for the download, 93.12 GB for required space
  • Xbox Series X/S: 61 GB for the download, 61 GB for required space
  • Xbox One: 56.6 GB for the download, 56.6 GB for required space
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Bear in mind that the download sizes can vary from now until the full release in case there are any patches released in between.

That's all you need to know to jump into Call of Duty: Vanguard!

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Diego Arguello

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Diego is a freelance writer from Argentina who has learned English thanks to video games. He missed most of the classics, but can gush about Doom, Persona, The Darkness and pinballs for hours. Probably on Twitter right now.

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