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Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Beta Details Revealed

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is right around the corner, and with the upcoming release on November 13, Treyarch is opening a couple of different Betas to hold players over until launch. The current Beta release schedule is as follows:

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  • October 8th-9th: PS4 Early Access (Pre-orders)
  • October 10th-12th: PS4 Open Beta
  • October 15th-16th: Xbox + PC Early Access (Pre-orders), PS4 Open Access
  • October 17th-19th: Open All Platforms

PS4 users who pre-order the game will have access to all beta days from October 8th. For PS4 users who haven’t pre-ordered the game, they will have access to all beta days from October 10th onwards, while Xbox & PC players who pre-order will be able to play all beta days from October 15th. And finally, Xbox & PC users who haven’t pre-ordered will have to wait until October 17th to jump into the action.

What’s Available?

Earlier today, the official Call of Duty Twitter page posted a trailer for the Beta, including a list of the multiplayer game modes that will be available with the beta. These modes are;

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Domination
  • VIP Escort
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Combined Arms
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It seems that Treyarch has added in VIP Escort as well as Combined Arms since the alpha but have also removed Hardpoint. Even with the removal of Hardpoint, this is a surprising amount of content available to everyone before launch. In fact, it might be even a little too much content, since most people will more than likely only have 2 days (when the Beta goes full open access) to play around with it.

When Can You Preload?

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Pre-load kicks off tomorrow, October 6 for PS4 players who have pre-ordered Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War.

Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches on November 13th on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, and PC via

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