Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta Will Launch In October, First On PlayStation 4

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta Will Launch In October, First On PlayStation 4
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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s multiplayer reveal is scheduled for next week — September 9 — which is likely where Treyarch will officially reveal the release date for the game’s beta, but an in-store leak revealed it ahead of time, as the open beta will arrive on October 8, with PlayStation 4 users will get to try it first.

Users on other platforms will get access to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s open beta one week later on October 15. As of right now, there’s no additional information regarding what will be included in the beta, but we should know more after the multiplayer reveal next week.

Even though the game’s open beta is over a month away, we could see an alpha version beforehand, as a PSN file called “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War – Alpha” was recently updated in all of the following regions: United States, Japan, Australia, and Europe. As of this writing, we don’t know if the alpha will be available for everyone, or just for those who pre-order the game.

Recently, a YouTuber named The Gaming Revolution, who regularly provides accurate leaks regarding the Call of Duty series, recently uploaded a video detailing the game’s multiplayer, as he and other content creators got a chance to try the game, probably in its alpha version.

According to the YouTuber, the movement in Black Ops Cold War feels similar to the movement in BO4, and that the time to kill is much faster in Treyarch’s latest Call of Duty title.

When Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches in November, it’ll launch with not only cross-play support, but it’ll also have cross-gen support, meaning that next-gen users can play with current-gen users.

Also, Treyarch has said that they will update Verdansk — Call of Duty: Warzone’s map — with locations from Black Ops Cold War post-launch, which means that there won’t be a follow-up to Blackout, which was released after Black Ops 4.

“Although Warzone is very closely tied to Modern Warfare, it was designed from the beginning as its own game,” said Infinity Ward’s design director. “As the game continues to be updated over time, it will evolve and become tied to other games in the Call of Duty universe.”

As previously mentioned, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be released for current-gen consoles in November, with its next-gen release date to be announced. For current-gen platforms, there will be three versions of the game, the typical Standard Edition, Cross-Gen Bundle, and Ultimate Edition.