The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta is Live Now for Some Players

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta is Live Now for Some Players

Some players can access the beta on PS4 right now.

The Call of Duty Black Ops 4 beta might be live for some players right now. While the beta officially starts tomorrow and lasts until August 6 for PlayStation 4, a soft launch for the beta means that some players can play the beta right now.

I tested it and found that I'm currently allowed to access the Black Ops 4 beta and snuck in a quick round with a full set of players on each team. For those of you still stuck waiting for the beta to launch, the official wide launch for the beta begins on August 3 at 10am PT/1pm ET.

Black Ops 4 beta schedule.

If you haven't already, you can pre-load the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 beta so that you can have it start right away when the official beta launches tomorrow. The size of the Black Ops 4 beta is about 31GB so start early if you want to get that download finished in time.

To get access to the beta you'll need to pre-order Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PlayStation, Xbox, or You'll then be able to redeem a token for beta access.

The Black Ops 4 beta includes six game modes, four playlists, and six maps. The battle royale mode Blackout will not be a part of the beta, instead Blackout is getting a separate beta in September. You'll also have access to ten of the game's classes.

For additional details, including a full list of available characters, maps, and modes, check out our Black Ops 4 beta guide.

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Matt Kim

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Matt Kim is a former freelance writer who's covered video games and digital media. He likes video games as spectacle and is easily distracted by bright lights or clever bits of dialogue. He also once wrote about personal finance, but that's neither here nor there.

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