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Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Beta Date, How to Get CoD Black Ops 4 Beta Code PS4, Xbox One, PC

Want to get stuck into the new Call of Duty as soon as possible? You'll need to know how to access the CoD Black Ops 4 beta.

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Call of Duty Black Ops 4 is one of the most highly anticipated titles of 2018. Thankfully, players can get a taste for it early, as Activision is running a Beta. It takes place over two weekends, and offers up a handful of maps and modes for players to try out. In this Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Beta Guide, we've got all of the timings, details on maps and modes, and platform info, all in one handy package. There's also some links to guides containing useful tips to help you gain the upper hand against other players. If you're looking to have an edge when the game launches, participating in the beta is the absolute best way to get prepared.

For more Black Ops 4 info head over to our Black Ops 4 Everything we Know page. It's got all the information you need to know about the upcoming shooter, including the release date, trailers, multiplayer gameplay, and details on the returning Zombies mode.

CoD Black Ops 4 Beta Release Date

There are two Black Ops 4 beta events: one for the multiplayer mode, and one for the Blackout mode. The basic multiplayer beta for Black Ops 4 will began on August 3 for PS4 and ended on August 6. The Black Ops 4 beta comes to Xbox One, PC and PS4 this weekend, but is only for those who pre-order the game. Check out the dates below to see when the Black Ops 4 beta will be live for your platform.

For more info on the Call of Duty Blackout Beta, head over to our Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Blackout Beta Guide.

We've been busy building guides on everything you need to know about the Black Ops 4 Beta. We've included links to guides below, which cover what the CoD Black Ops 4 Scorestreaks are, details on each specialist, and more.

Will There be a Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Open Beta?

Now that the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Private Beta is over, you may be wondering whether there is likely to be an open beta anytime soon. While we haven't heard anything official from Activision yet, there was an open beta for last year's instalment of Call of Duty. It's highly likely that this will indeed be the case this year as well, so we'll be sure to keep this page updated with any developments.

CoD Black Ops 4 PS4 Beta Dates

All the dates for the Black Ops 4 Beta on PS4 are listed below. You can see that the PS4 gets extra days compared to the Xbox One.

  • PlayStation 4 (Starts: August 3 at 10am/PT – Ends: August 6 at 10am/PT)
  • PlayStation 4 (Starts: August 10 at 10am/PT – Ends: August 13 at 10am/PT)

CoD Black Ops 4 Xbox One Beta Dates

All the dates for the Black Ops 4 Beta on Xbox One are listed below. You can see that the Xbox One gets fewer days compared to the PS4.

  • Xbox One (Starts: August 10 at 10am/PT – Ends: August 13 at 10am/PT)

CoD Black Ops 4 PC Beta Dates

All the dates for the Black Ops 4 Beta on PC are listed below. You can see that the PC beta is split into two stages.

  • PC Beta Early Access (Starts: August 10 at 10am/PT) *PC exclusively on Battle.Net
  • PC Open Beta (Starts: August 11 at 10am/PT – Ends: August 13 at 10am/PT)

CoD Black Ops 4 Beta Modes

There are five modes to try out in the CoD Black Ops 4 Beta, one of which will be seen for the first time in the beta. Players will be able to use new Specialists and returning Specialists Nomad and Prophet, who Treyarch state will be bringing brand-new gameplay mechanics built for Black Ops 4. The game modes in the Black Ops 4 beta are:

  • Team Deathmatch - Your classic team mode. Two teams battle it out to reach 100 kills, employing all of the scorestreaks, equipment and weapons at their disposal.
  • Domination - Two teams of players fight for control of a collection of designated bases. Players must remain in the proximity of the capture point to take it over, all the while defending it from enemies. There are two rounds to play, with each one finishing when a team hits 100 points. Points are earned by controlling capture points, and the more a team owns, the more points they will get.
  • Hardpoint - Similar to Domination, though with only one area to capture and defend. This "Hardpoint" switches locations several times throughout the game. a point is awarded every second that a single team occupies the area, if players from both teams are present, then no points are awarded.
  • Search and Destroy - This mode involves an attacking team attempting to place and defend a bomb on an enemy target. There are no respawns, and the round is won either when a bomb is detonated, or when the entirety of a team is eliminated.
  • Control - A new mode for the franchise, Control sees teams alternate between capturing or defending two pre-defined points on the map, though teams can also lose a round by running out of limited respawns. The first team to three rounds wins.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Beta Heist Mode

A brand new mode will be playable during the second week of the Call of Duty Beta, Heist. It pits two teams of Specialists against each other, as they attempt to take a grabbag full of cash to an extraction point. Whoever does so wins the round. Players only get a single life each round, though teammates can revive each other when downed.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Playlists

During the beta, the aforementioned modes will be organized into a handful of playlists which will be updated througout. Here are the Playlists and modes that will be available during the Black Ops 4 Beta:

  • Control - The signature new game mode designed to bring out the best of tactical Specialist gameplay.
  • Chaos Team Deathmatch -A playlist that takes the ever-popular non-objective based game modes and adds a twist. The format here is 6 vs. 6, and allows two of each Specialist per team for chaotic fun. Includes Team Deathmatch and Kill Confirmed*.
  • Capture Moshpit - This playlist combines the fast-paced favorite objective modes, Domination and Hardpoint, for palm-sweating action.
  • Search & Destroy* - If you're into slower-paced strategy, this one is for you. With new Specialist weapons and equipment, the tension is palpable.

CoD Black Ops 4 Beta PC Specs

The PC Requirements for the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Beta have been revealed, you can check them out below:

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit or later
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k or AMD equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD: 25GB HD space
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2 GB / GTX 1050 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
  • Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k or AMD equivalent
  • RAM: 12GB RAM
  • HDD: 25GB HD space
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
  • DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

CoD Black Ops 4 Beta Maps

Treyarch has released details on exactly which maps will feature in the CoD Black Ops 4 Beta. They include the four maps previously seen at E3, as well as two new ones. Here are all of the CoD Black Ops 4 Beta Maps:

  • Frequency: A covert listening station deep in the mountainous region of Hunan Province is being used to track strategic targets across the globe.
  • Contraband: Surveillance of an international arms smuggling operation has uncovered this shipping hub on a remote, uncharted island off the coast of Colombia.
  • Seaside: An anti-government protest in this quaint coastal Spanish town grew out of control and forced a military shutdown.
  • Payload: A defensive ICBM launch facility deep in an Icelandic mountain range has been infiltrated by hostile forces attempting to steal a nuclear warhead.
  • Hacienda: A lavish vineyard estate situated on a quiet lake in the Spanish countryside, home to a high-ranking crime syndicate boss.
  • Gridlock: A Japanese metropolis whose city center has been jammed up by a bank heist gone wrong.

How to get Access to the CoD Black Ops 4 Beta - Black Ops 4 Beta Codes

To get access to the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Private Beta you'll need to pre-order the game from participating retailers. Just hit any of the links below to reserve your copy of the game and access to the Black Ops 4 Private Beta.

The beta is being promoted on pre-order pages for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions of Call of Duty Black Ops 4, but there's currently not mention of it on the Battlenet store page for the game, which is where you can pre-order the digital PC version of Black Ops 4.

Can You Preload the CoD Black Ops 4 Beta ?

We have confirmed that you can in fact pre-load the CoD Black Ops 4 Beta. Just put in your beta code(for help on getting a Black Ops 4 Beta Code, we covered it previously in this guide), you can then download it, it's a pretty hefty download, but once the beta is live you'll be able to jump in.

Will Your Progress Carry Over to Black Ops 4 When it Launches

So you're planning on spending a whole weekend playing the CoD Black Ops 4 Beta? Be warned that while you will be able to try out the game's progression systems, that progress won't be with you at launch. You'll have to start from scratch, though of course you'll be more practised than someone who didn't jump into the beta.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Beta File Size

With games positively ballooning in size in recent years, you'd be forgiven for wanting to know just how much disk space the CoD Black Ops 4 Beta will set you back. Well, it turns out that the CoD Black Ops 4 Beta comes in at 18.1GB.

Do You Need PS Plus to Play the CoD Black Ops 4 Beta

Unfortunately, there has been no official word from Activision on whether or not you'll need a PS Plus or Xbox Live subscription to access the Black Ops 4 beta. We can look at previos games for insight though, as Black Ops 3 had a similar beta run before launching. This beta was available without needing a PS Plus or Xbox Live subscription. It's likely that this will be the case again, but we will have to wait and see to know for sure.

Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Beta Rewards

Other than getting to try out a brand new Call of duty game before launch, there are many reasons why you'd want to jump into the beta. One reason is that you'll get a reward for doing so. If you log into the beta while it is live, you'll be granted a unique calling card. This calling card is exclusive to the beta, and will not be available for purchase when the game comes out. You'll receive your calling card at launch, and can show off your early bird calling card to the world.

That's everything you need to know about the CoD Black Ops 4 Beta. For more info on the game, head over to our Call of Duty Blackout Battle Royale Guide.

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