First of Two Beta Weekends Underway on PS4®; Second Beta Weekend Commences August 10to 13 on PS4, Xbox One and PC
All Beta Participants Receive In-Game Calling Card, and Those Who Reach Max Rank Receive Permanent Unlock Token to Use in Multiplayer at Launch
Additional Blackout Beta Launches in September Where Fans Can First Experience Black Ops 4’s All-New Battle Royale Mode
“We built Black Ops 4 for the community, which is why
getting the game early into players’ hands through the Beta is so
important to us, especially as we hit the home stretch and polish the
game for launch,” said
The Multiplayer Beta schedule is split into two weekends as follows:
Multiplayer Beta Weekend 1:
Friday, August 3at 10 am PT - Monday, August 6 at 10 am PT (PlayStation 4 only)
Multiplayer Beta Weekend 2:
Friday, August 10at 10 am PT - Monday, August 13 at 10 am PT (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC) Saturday, August 11, 10 am PT– Monday, August 13at 10 am PT(PC Only Open Beta)
The Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 Private Multiplayer Beta*
features six maps, several game modes including the all-new Control
mode, and the opportunity to play as ten different Specialists. The Beta
content represents just a portion of the multiplayer content that will
be available at launch
If PlayStation 4 players are unable to join the first Call of
Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Multiplayer weekend they will have
another opportunity to join thePrivate Multiplayer Beta
during its second weekend of testing, as it opens to players that have
pre-ordered the game at participating retailers of
either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. The second Private Multiplayer Beta
weekend begins on Friday, August 10 at
Players who partake in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4Private Multiplayer Beta will receive in-game rewards that will activate at the time of launch. All players will be gifted a unique, one-of-a-kind commemorative calling card to display in-game. Additionally, players who achieve total max rank during the Beta will be awarded one permanent unlock token that will unlock any item from the Create-A-Class menu at launch.
Treyarch will be actively gathering community feedback throughout both Call of Duty: Black Ops 4Private Multiplayer Beta weekends. The data gathered will be used to fine-tune gameplay balance, stress-test servers and optimize the online experience ahead of the game’s launch this October. Private Multiplayer Beta participants will have the opportunity to share their feedback and join in an active dialogue with the development team across a variety of outlets, including player surveys and online forums, with frequent Beta update posts planned from Treyach.
The Black Ops serieshas become the most played in Call of Duty® history as well as a cultural phenomenon around the globe. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the deepest, most engaging Black Ops game ever that offers more ways to have fun with friends. It features a gritty, grounded, all-out combat experience thatraises the bar for Multiplayer mode with greater tactical gameplay and player choice; the biggest Zombies offering ever with three full experiences at launch; and Blackout, where the Black Ops universe comes to life in a massive battle royale experience featuring iconic characters and locations from all four Black Ops games in a one-of-a-kind offering that is uniquely Black Ops. A separate Blackout Beta is planned in September, with dates to be announced soon.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is published by Activision and
developed by Treyarch with additional development support from Raven
Software and PC development with Beenox. The title is scheduled for
release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on
Treyarch is an award-winning video game studio, driven by the desire to create epic gameplay experiences that are enjoyed by as many video game fans as possible. It is an approach that has helped to make the studio behind the Call of Duty®: Black Ops series of games, an industry-leading developer. Call of Duty: Black Ops set an entertainment launch opening record upon its release in 2010 and continues to be one of the best-selling games of all time, according to NPD and GfK Chart-Track; Call of Duty®: Black Ops II set world-wide launch day records; and the studio’s most recent Call of Duty®: Black Ops III held the biggest entertainment opening weekend of 2015, and was the #1 console game globally for the calendar year. Additionally, Treyarch is the birthplace of Call of Duty’s Zombies. Treyarch is wholly owned by Activision.
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