Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta dates announced for August

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer and Blackout betas detailed, dated

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta Comes to PS4 First in Early August

PC players will also be getting a beta on this same weekend, exclusive to Battle.net.

We've previously reported on a rumor about how many players Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's battle royale mode, Blackout, would support. The PC open beta starts the next day, August 11, at 10:00 PT, and runs through August 13th, 10:00 PT.

As mentioned, if you want to dive into Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's multiplayer beta for yourself, then be sure to head over to Amazon now to pre-order a copy of the game to ensure that you can gain access. 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. PC players who pre-order can start playing the "early access" beta August 10th, starting at 10:00 PT.

For the Private Multiplayer Beta, players will begin fighting through six maps - two of which will make their first public appearance. The latter is an objective-based mode that has teams alternating between attacking and defending two "static objectives".

Let's be honest though, most players are probably more interested in the Blackout beta. The developer revealed that it will host two separate tests for the shooter-one for multiplayer, the other for the battle royale-style Blackout mode-ahead of the game's launch, with the first scheduled to kick off next month.

Everybody who participates in the multiplayer beta will receive a one-of-a-kind calling card, and those who achieve max rank will get a token that permanently unlocks any piece of Create-a-Class content when the games comes out. We are so excited to be able to share that fun with you in September. Full details on the Black Ops 4 beta are available on the Treyarch blog.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 comes to PS4, Xbox One and PC Oct.12.

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