Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout, Multiplayer Beta Dates Announced

Donna Miller
July 16, 2018

Treyarch will also launch a beta for its new battle-royale mode in Black Ops 4, Blackout, in September! The second private beta is open to all Xbox One and PS4 pre-orders and will start on August 10th until August 13th. An additional beta session will take place the following weekend for all platforms-PS4, Xbox One, and PC-although the PC test will only be accessible through the Battle.net service.

On PC, an early access beta will begin at the same time as the joint PS4 and Xbox One beta, at 10 a.m. PT. Blackout gets its own beta a month later.

Though it doesn't include a full-fledged story, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will still contain some short missions created to get players accustomed to the new multiplayer characters. Rounding it out, the open beta, available to everyone, will be available from the 11 to the 13.

The CoD: BO4 beta was announced on July 13, much to the excitement of all those who have been longing to try out the highly anticipated upcoming title. Blog posts from Activision and Treyarch offer the full details. Blackout is acting as something of a replacement for Black Ops 4's campaign, as it is the first main game in the series to omit a traditional single-player mode.

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Pre-ordering from a retailer should get you a code to redeem on the Call of Duty website while pre-ordering digitally should just grant you automatic access when the beta goes live.

The multiplayer beta will have six maps, and include Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint, Search & Destroy, and the new objective-based Control mode. The mode will grant only limited life to the team players with them defending and attacking 2 objectives. The first team to win the first of three matches wins.

"Not only are we putting more content into players' hands earlier than ever before - we get to break new ground by hosting two separate Beta experiences", said Bunting.

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