"Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War": How to participate in the beta

"Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War": How to participate in the beta

Try "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War" in advance: Before the shooter appears in November, there will be several beta phases. You can find out all dates and how to participate in this overview.

The beta phases for "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War" will take place over two extended weekends in October. Sometimes the test phases are only open to pre-orderers, sometimes only owners of certain platforms are allowed to participate, but sometimes they are also open betas for anyone interested.

Open beta & online subscriptions

An Xbox Live Gold subscription is required on Xbox One to participate in the Open Betas. You need a Battle.net account on the PC. On the PS4 you need a subscription to PlayStation Plus – but according to publisher Activision only "in some regions". More information should follow here.

First Beta: PS4 Exclusive October 8-12

The first beta weekend will take place from October 8th to 12th – for PS4 players only.

  • Those who have pre-ordered "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War" can start playing in the "Early Access" beta on October 8th.
  • An open beta on the PS4 will then take place from October 10th to 12th.

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Second beta on all platforms from October 15th to 19th

The "Crossplay" beta of "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War" is open to gamers of all platforms and lets gamers on PC, PS4 and Xbox One play with and against each other. Again, there are different rules for pre-orderers:

  • Pre-orders of the game for PC and Xbox One will start in the "Early Access" beta on October 15th. All players can participate on PS4 – so the date for PlayStation is another Open Beta.
  • An open beta for all platforms (PC, Xbox One, PS4) will take place from October 17th to 19th.

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What content can be played in the "CoD" beta?

So far it is not known which modes of "Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War" you can try out in the beta phases.

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"Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War": The beta dates at a glance. Image: © Activision 2020

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