Black Ops 4 Beta is Live

Beginning today, the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Multiplayer Beta is live around the world, available first on the PlayStation 4. Players who pre-ordered the game at participating retailers can jump into the first weekend of multiplayer testing, now through 10:00am Pacific time, Monday, August 6. Private Multiplayer Beta participants will experience a sampling of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer mode, which features gritty, grounded combat, along with new levels of customization and tactical gameplay, and a variety of new weaponry, maps and modes for the ultimate Black Ops multiplayer experience. The Private Multiplayer Beta is an important stress test of game systems at scale and serves as a critical development function offering real-time analytics and feedback prior to the final game release worldwide on October 12.

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The Multiplayer Beta schedule is split into two weekends as follows:

Multiplayer Beta Weekend 1:

·     Friday, August 3 at 10 am PT – Monday, August 6 at 10 am PT (PlayStation 4 only)

Multiplayer Beta Weekend 2:

·     Friday, August 10 at 10 am PT – Monday, August 13 at 10 am PT (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)

·     Saturday, August 11, 10 am PT – 10 am PT Monday, August 13 (PC Only Open Beta)

The Call of Duty Black Ops 4 Private Multiplayer Beta* features six maps, several game modes including the all-new Control mode, and the opportunity to play as ten different Specialists. The Beta content represents just a portion of the multiplayer content that will be available at launch October 12th. In Black Ops 4, Specialists each have their own unique weapons, equipment and playstyles. Players can be powerful alone, or devastating as a team working together. The Beta also features the return of the iconic Pick 10 system, along with a series of innovations in weapon handling, combat flow and health regeneration. Players will have the opportunity to strategize with their team through tactical teamplay while discovering unique and powerful ways to combine Specialist skills and dominate their opponents.

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If PlayStation 4 players are unable to join the first Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Multiplayer weekend they will have another opportunity to join the Private Multiplayer Beta during its second weekend of testing, as it opens to players that have pre-ordered the game at participating retailers of either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. The second Private Multiplayer Beta weekend begins on Friday, August 10 at 10 am PT, and runs through Monday, August 13 at 10 am PT. Additionally, PC players will have their own PC Open Beta** which will take place from 10 am PT Saturday, August 11 until 10 am PT Monday, August 13. Players will need a Blizzard Battle.net® account to access it, and those who pre-purchase the game through Battle.net will get a full extra day – beginning at 10 am Pacific time on Friday, August 10 – to play with their friends and fellow community members.

Players who partake in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Multiplayer Beta will receive in-game rewards that will activate at the time of launch. All players will be gifted a unique, one-of-a-kind commemorative calling card to display in-game. Additionally, players who achieve total max rank during the Beta will be awarded one permanent unlock token that will unlock any item from the Create-A-Class menu at launch.

Source: Press Release