Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War: Platform, Start Date and How to Access Beta Test

The jaw-dropping reveal for Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War multiplayer mode has finally arrived last night.

This has set player speculations for the upcoming beta test which was already confirmed to be first available on the PlayStation 4. Activision also announced the exact date when the beta will begin, and there will be various dates during which it will be available depending on the user’s platform and if they have preordered the main game.

Players might find it confusing to have two beta tests with early access during each one. This is why we’ve gathered all the information you need to know in accessing Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War beta testing phase. The good thing is, whether players preorder or not, they will be given the chance to try the game before it is launched.

Beta Start Dates

The developers have revealed that there will be two beta-testing “weekends” but the term used was wrong since they will last for five days. The first beta testing phase will run exclusively on the PlayStation 4, with players with preorders getting access first before it opens to all PlayStation 4 users. Activision also noted that a PlayStation Plus subscription is required in some regions.

The second beta test will run on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC and will have crossplay support. This too will be accessible first by players who have preordered the game on the PC and Xbox One while all PlayStation 4 users will get access immediately. Xbox Live Gold will be required for Xbox One users.


Beta Phase 1 (Only for PlayStation 4)

October 8 to 12

  • Early Access – October 8 to 9
  • Open Access – October 10 to 12

Beta Phase 2 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC – crossplay enabled)

October 15 to 19

  • Early Access – October 15 to 16
  • Open Access – October 17 to 19

How to Gain Access

Players can get guaranteed beta access by preordering the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War main game. Activision also offered beta-testing code giveaways during the Call of Duty League tournament.

Platforms Available

The Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War beta will be accessible on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The full game will also be launched on the next-gen consoles.

Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc
Christian Allen Tandoc is a frantic writer, blogger, and ghostwriter. He quit his office job as an Applications Engineer for the love of writing. When he’s not working, he’s either playing with his PS4 or his 1-year old daughter.

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