Black Ops Cold War Beta Rewards Revealed: Weapon Blueprint and New Mobile Skin
Activision has revealed that there are even more reasons to check out the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War beta if you didn’t have enough already. Besides the simple fact of checking out the game early, you can also earn yourself some Black Ops Cold War beta rewards.
Black Ops Cold War Beta Will Give Out Some Rewards
Black Ops Cold War beta rewards will be given to certain players who check out the upcoming closed and open beta experience. Keep in mind that not everyone will receive these items for free as you have to follow a few steps for both of them.
But if you are a fan of Black Ops Cold War and want to start the game with an exclusive item or have a new character join your Call of Duty Mobile roster, you are in the right place. Two main rewards will be given out. They are both pretty substantial ones, especially for collectors.
This is in addition to the ability to check out the game before it launches on Nov. 13. It will only be the second opportunity to check out the game after the PS4-exclusive alpha last month. It is much bigger than that quick test.
There will be more game modes available than in the alpha test and potentially more multiplayer maps. There is also the addition of the Xbox One and PC platforms getting in on the beta and crossplay functionality so you can play with your friends no matter what platform they are on.
How to Get the Black Ops Cold War Beta Rewards
Participating in the Cold War beta will give the player the chance to earn a couple of rewards. These Black Ops Cold War beta rewards are divided between the Cold War game itself and Call of Duty Mobile. The first reward that you can get is going to be available at the new game’s launch.
If you compete in the beta and reach a certain point, you will earn yourself a weapon blueprint. The blueprint isn’t named in the official announcement of the beta details but what we do know is that it will be an SMG one, so fans of that weapon type shouldn’t miss out on this item.
For those who don’t know, the weapon blueprint system was started in 2019’s Modern Warfare and will continue in Black Ops Cold War. It takes the standard weapon and gives it a twist with a unique name, cosmetic differences, and possibly some attachments already equipped.
Even if you don’t have those attachments unlocked in your account already, you will be able to use that weapon blueprint in battle. Of course, you can also swap them out for ones that you prefer more and have unlocked if you so choose as this is mainly for the cosmetic appearance.
The only way that you can get this new SMG weapon blueprint, for now, is to participate in the open or closed beta test. You can’t just show up, though, as you will need to reach level 10 in the multiplayer beta by the end of the two weeks to unlock it.
But the Black Ops Cold War beta rewards don’t stop there as you are also able to earn a special item for Call of Duty Mobile. If you are a fan of that excellent mobile game on Android and iOS, then you can pick yourself up a new skin for free through the beta.
That free skin is none other than Russell Adler, one of the key characters in the upcoming Cold War storyline. To get him in the mobile game, all you need to do is make sure that you have a Call of Duty account and that it is linked to Call of Duty Mobile already.
Once you have done that, use that Call of Duty account to play the open or closed beta on whatever platform you prefer. This will generate a code sent to the email of that account the week after the beta officially ends.
You will then need to take that code — we know there are many steps — and enter it on this website along with your user ID found in your Call of Duty Mobile profile. Doing this will finally send you an in-game message to unlock Adler as a skin there.
How to Get Into the Cold War Beta
Of course, unlocking these Black Ops Cold War beta rewards requires you to get into the beta experience first and foremost. There are a couple of ways to do this. Fortunately, there is a free option for those of you who don’t want to spend anything.
For starters, the beta’s schedule begins Thursday, Oct. 8 through Oct. 9 for those PS4 players only who have pre-ordered the game or received a beta code. Oct. 10-12, every PS4 player will be able to check out the beta without a pre-order needed.
The following weekend, all PS4 owners will be joined by Xbox One and PC players who have pre-ordered the game Oct. 15-16. Last but not least, Oct. 17-19 will allow every person to play together during the final open beta portion with or without a pre-order.
So, the first way of getting into the beta is to secure a pre-order or beta code for early access. But if you aren’t sold on Black Ops Cold War yet or want the rewards, you can wait for the open beta that will at least be a few days for everyone. That is more than enough time to earn these two free rewards.