Black Ops Cold War Beta Extension Announced

by in Call of Duty | Oct, 19th 2020

Activision has announced that the popular open beta for the upcoming Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War will not end when we initially thought it would. Instead, the beta will go on for a little bit longer because of a newly announced Black Ops Cold War beta extension.

Black Ops Cold War Beta Extension Announced

Revealed on the official Call of Duty Twitter account, the Black Ops Cold War beta extension will allow everyone on all platforms to enjoy the open beta for more time when it would be ending very soon otherwise. The extension isn’t much, but this is great for those looking to get more time in.

This Black Ops Cold War beta extension wasn’t just given for no reason at all, as Activision noted that it is actually due to the community itself that this beta extension is now happening. Activision stated it is because of the code-breaking efforts of the “incredible community” that this extension has been made.

It is uncertain what the community did in breaking some code or puzzle, but everyone participating in the beta looks like the benefit is felt. The Black Ops Cold War beta extension now means that it will not end today as initially planned.

Initially, we knew that the open beta would come to a close today, Monday, Oct. 19, at around 10 am PT. So, by the time you are probably reading this, the beta would have been over and done with. But that is no longer going to be the case as it extended a little bit longer.

When the Open Beta Will End Now

The new Black Ops Cold War beta extension means that players will have a whole extra 24 hours to check out the beta. Instead of ending today, it will end tomorrow on Tuesday, Oct. 20, at 10 am PT. That is only an extra day to play through the open beta, but that is still a welcome change.

Keep in mind that 24 hours isn’t a whole lot of time to check out the beta, so you should get in there and play as many matches as you can while you still can. Otherwise, you will have to wait a little less than a month to play Black Ops Cold War again when it officially launches.

What is great, though, is that this Black Ops Cold War beta extension means that players will also be able to continue enjoying the double experience. Over the weekend, Treyarch unlocked double XP for everyone who was participating in the beta.

This double experience includes your normal account level and the weapon level so that you can unlock those precious attachments for your loadout. The double XP weekend will continue through Tuesday when the beta ends, so you should be able to get through those levels even faster.

Current Level Cap in the Beta

At this time, the current level cap for the beta is only 40, so you will get a taste of what’s to come when the full game launches. We imagine that the level cap initially will be around 100, but it could follow Modern Warfare’s approach and have things be slightly different, in which case 40 might be close to the end.

Regardless, there is something that players should keep in mind. It is already confirmed that the beta progress will not carry over to the full game when it releases. If you try and reach level 40 before the end of the beta, you will not start at level 40 in the full game next month.

It is important because we don’t want to see anyone wasting their time trying to reach the level cap to have an advantage when the game drops in November. That said, not all of your efforts will be in vain as there is a level that we recommend you reach no matter what.

Even if you don’t plan on getting to the max level in the beta, we do highly recommend that you at least reach level 10 at this time. That is because reaching level 10 will grant you a special exclusive SMG weapon blueprint in the game’s full release when it comes out.

What Is in the Open Beta

We don’t have too many details about the SMG blueprint, but we know that there will likely be no other way to get it outside of reaching level 10 in the open beta. It is extremely easy to do with the double XP that is happening right now as we could get from level six to level nine (nearly at level 10) in just one match of Combined Arms.

Some maps and modes are in the beta, including the new VIP Escort, Combined Arms: Domination, Assault, Fireteam: Dirty Bomb, and more. If you are a fan of normal six on six matches, there is that. If you like the larger match typings, then there are those as well.

The cross-play beta on PC, Xbox One, and PS4 will come to an end tomorrow. After that, players will have to wait until Nov. 13 for the full release of Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War. It is then that we can continue playing the multiplayer, start the singleplayer campaign, and finally see what Zombies are all about.


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