UPDATE: The first Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War open beta launch dates have been announced today by developers Treyarch. It has been confirmed that the first weekend of multiplayer action will be released on October 8, 2020.
However, it should be noted that the first Call of Duty Cold War beta will be on PS4, followed by other platforms. Activision has also confirmed that the first COD open beta will be coming to PS4 on October 10.
Weekend Two of the Cold War beta will include players from Xbox One and PC who have pre-ordered the game, as well as open access for all PS4 players. October 17 will be the start of the Call of Duty Black Ops open beta for everyone, running until October 19.
ORIGINAL: September 9 will see Activision and developers Treyarch host a new live stream focusing on Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War multiplayer. This will give fans the lowdown on the new maps, modes and weapons they can expect to wield on PS4, Xbox One and PC this year.
As ever, there will be notable changes between COD 2019 and COD 2020 games, including special new modes. It’s unclear if we will find out more about the returning Call of Duty Zombies mode today but there seems a good chance of at least a teaser trailer.
Another big event Activision could focus on is the upcoming Call of Duty Cold War open beta, which is being held across platforms. We know that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches globally on November 13, and will be preceded by a special testing period.
No set date has been announced for this yet but we would expect it to arrive at least a month before the game is released.
And today’s Black Ops event could include the first official details regarding the upcoming Cold War beta.
The Cold War multiplayer reveal will feature insight from the development team, as well as popular Call of Duty streamers.
So there will be plenty of big news worth tuning in for, especially if your Warzone fan.
The Cold War multiplayer gameplay reveal will take place at 6pm BST (UK time) on September 9.
“Be among the first to see the next generation of Black Ops Multiplayer,” reads an Activision post.
“The biggest streamers in the world come together with Call of Duty developers to give you a deep dive into the latest Multiplayer experience across new maps, modes and experiences.”
And according to the latest information shared on the subject, the first beta tests could be launching at early as October 8.
This could mean that the PS4 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta date will be set for Thursday, October 8, 2020.
Activision has not said when it will be starting but they have set a minimum Open Beta duration as lasting two days.
And if it is anything like the others that have been run by Activision, we can expect several weekends in which different platforms get different beta access dates.
We already know that there will be a Cold War Open Beta and a Black Ops Early Access Weekend, based on what has been shared so far.
“In addition, digital pre-orders receive early access to the open beta, first on PS4,” a message from Sony explains.
“Ready up for signature Black Ops combat and stay tuned for more details and dates of the Black Ops Cold War Open Beta.”
So if you pre-order the game, you will get at least two chances to play Black Ops Cold War in the coming months.
And with it “coming first” to PS4, it certainly sounds like there will be three different open beta dates.
Expect more news to be shared today regarding the future of the Call of Duty franchise, including when the first beta tests will be going live.
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