Here’s How to Access the Black Ops Cold War Beta

by in Call of Duty | Aug, 28th 2020

On Nov. 13, the next Call of Duty title hits shelves: Black Ops Cold War. Of course, that means it’s time to look towards beta testing. It’s just a way for most players to jump into the game early and frag some dorks with their superior skills. That’s more down to the purpose of the beta test changing, which is another talk for another day. You’re here to figure out how you can play in the Cold War beta!

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Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Sadly, there are only two ways, and one is a crapshoot, but we’re going to keep you informed anyway. However, it’s going to be worth taking a look at, we’re sure. Treyarch is moving away from the Modern Warfare engine, instead of going for something more futureproof. The next generation of consoles will be far more powerful, and they want to take advantage of it. That’s smart.

The first way is very much cut-and-dry, at first glance: Pre-order the game! Anyone who pre-orders Black Ops Cold War will gain beta access, no matter which version they purchase, or which platform. There’s a catch, though. Only digital pre-orders will be able to get early access to the beta.

That’s right, pre-ordering for $5 at Gamestop won’t give you access to bonus content. No codes will be made for this. It’s also been said that PlayStation 4 users will have access before anyone. Theirs will go live “at least five days earlier than any other format.” Consider that before diving in.

The other way to get a code is by watching the Call of Duty League Championship on Sunday, Aug. 30. Activision will be dropping 10,000 codes for Black Ops Cold War beta access to random viewers. You’ll also want to tune in when it starts at 1 p.m. PT (4 p.m. ET)

The beta test period date hasn’t been revealed yet, but we have a date if a leak is true. According to the Arabic PlayStation store, it will begin on Thursday, Oct. 8.


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