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© SONY A surprise PS4 demo has been extended

UPDATE: As revealed earlier this week by Activision, the current Call of Duty Vanguard open beta has a new end date on PS4 and PS5 consoles. This means that you can still download and play it for free until September 22.

Servers are scheduled to turn off at 6pm BST, with full cross-play support in place until then.

ORIGINAL: PS5 console owners still have a small pool of exclusives to enjoy, with most games still being sourced from the PS4.

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And this week has seen one of the biggest game releases arrive in demo form, with another surprise addition waiting for those looking for something a little different.

The only downside is that both are only available for a short period, meaning you will need to download them now to enjoy them.

So if you’re looking for something new, it might be worth checking out the Call of Duty Vanguard Open Beta.

From the well-known COD franchise, Vanguard is going back to World War 2, complete with an epic campaign and a number of multiplayer modes to enjoy.

Activision has also promised that Zombies is coming back for another year and is being built by the Treyarch team, meaning there will be a solid continuation of the current storyline.

Call of Duty Vanguard will also integrate with COD Warzone, Activision’s hugely popular Battle Royale experience.

This will a new map to explore and new weapons to wield against other teams as you look to secure the final circle.

But while there is plenty of big stuff being planned, this weekend’s Vanguard open beta is set to focus on multiplayer only.

The description of one of the new modes can be found here, with Sledgehammer Games explaining Patrol like this:

“Call of Duty veterans can think of Patrol as Hardpoint with a “Patrol Zone” that moves along the map rather than changing positions every minute. However, this brand-new mode is more than just a Hardpoint variant, especially when discussing its meta (most effective tactics available).

“Patrol pits two teams against each other in a fight for a single “Patrol Zone,” a scoring zone indicated with a bright circular beam of light on the ground, several downwards-facing chevrons, and a “Capture” icon on the HUD and in-game world that is initially locked at the start of the match.

“While you or a squadmate is in the zone without any enemies also inside it, the light will turn blue (default color palette, can be changed to accommodate color-blindness or preference) indicating that your team is scoring points.

“When an enemy is in the zone, it will turn red and points will rack up for your opposition. And if an enemy and a friendly player – including you – is in the zone at the same time, the light will turn yellow and no points are scored.”

The big surprise is that Activision has decided to extend the current Vanguard beta, meaning it will now end on September 22, rather than on Monday at 6pm BST.

The other open beta running this weekend is for Hell Let Loose, a hardcore FPS which is also set during WW2.

This beta is available for a shorter time and can only be accessed on PlayStation 5 consoles.

Hell Let Loose’s open beta will begin on September 16 at 3am PDT / 12pm CEST and run through to September 20 at 3am PDT / 12pm CEST. PlayStation Plus is not required for this beta.

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