With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s open beta starting on October 8 for those who preordered on PlayStation 4, the official Call of Duty Twitter account has confirmed that beta preloading starts Tuesday, October 6.
An official time for when preloading will be available was not disclosed. It’s also unclear if preloading the beta is an option for everyone or only those who preordered on PlayStation 4. In either case, the first beta period runs from October 8-9 for PlayStation 4 preorders. Then, from October 10-12, Black Ops Cold War’s beta opens for all PlayStation 4 users. From October 15-16, PC and Xbox One users who preordered Black Ops Cold War and all PS4 players will gain access to the beta. Meanwhile, the beta will open to everyone on all platforms starting on October 17. October 19 concludes the game’s beta.
Publisher Activision has also shared a trailer for the beta, detailing what will be available when it goes live on October 8. This includes traditional game modes like Team Deathmatch and Kill Confirmed, as well as the new 6v6 objective game type VIP Escort. Check out the trailer below.
One of the perks for preordering Black Ops Cold War on PlayStation 4 is two days of early access to the game’s open beta. In addition to early beta access, players also receive Operator Frank Woods, an assault rifle weapon blueprint, and the Confrontation Weapons Pack. Check out our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War preorder guide to learn more about what comes with the various available editions.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches on November 13 for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/Series X. The game will support cross-progression and cross-play between all platforms. It will also feature shared content with Call of Duty: Warzone.
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