Here’s when and how you can access the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War open beta

Early access for pre-orders.
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Activision has just released open beta details for its next Call of Duty title, Black Ops Cold War and it starts as early as October 8 for those who have pre-ordered their digital copies.

In a lengthy post over at the Activision Blog, there will be 2 weekends of availability, with the first weekend exclusive to PlayStation owners and the second for a crossplay experience, available across all platforms.

Weekend 1 (PlayStation Exclusive)

  • October 8-9 early access for PlayStation 4 players who have pre-ordered the game.
  • October 10-12 will be free for all PlayStation 4 players.

Weekend 2 (Crossplay)

  • October 15-16 will be for Xbox and PC pre-orders and open access for all PlayStation 4 players.
  • October 17-19 will be open for all players across all platforms.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will support cross-platform and cross-generation play as well as cross-progression, ensuring that whenever you decide to jump in on the action.

Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War is being developed by Treyarch and Raven Software and is scheduled to release on November 13.


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