The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta is kicking off later this week, and today a new trailer for the beta was dropped showing off a bit of the new Blackout mode. Blackout is the Call of Duty answer to a battle royale mode. We see a small bit of gameplay for Blackout, which is going to have its’ own beta sometime in September. There’s a ton of information on what to expect from the first multiplayer beta for Black Ops 4 in the trailer below.
What we can see from the bit about the Blackout mode, is what looks like squad play combined with customer characterisation as they differ a bit from the operators we’ve seen so far. The beta for Blackout will take place sometime in September, but we don’t yet know if those who have access to the current multiplayer beta will also gain access to the Blackout beta. Check out the dates for the standard multiplayer beta below.
PlayStation 4 (Starts: August 3 at 10am/PT – Ends: August 6 at 10am/PT)
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One (Starts: August 10 at 10am/PT – Ends: August 13 at 10am/PT)
PC Beta Early Access (Starts: August 10 at 10am/PT) *PC exclusively on Battle.Net
PC Open Beta (Starts: August 11 at 10am/PT – Ends: August 13 at 10a/PT
If you happen to be on PS4, you get first crack at the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta, while other platforms will have to wait a bit to jump in. If you want to get yourself a code for this beta, you just have to get a pre-order in that will generate a beta code for you. If you’re on PC and don’t mind waiting a bit, there is an open beta on August 11th.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been facing a lot heat for not including a main campaign this time around, as well as an all or nothing approach to the DLC. This means you’re either all in with the Black Ops Pass to get all DLC, or none at all. There won’t be any ability to cherry pick which map packs you would want to buy individually. There are plans however, to have multiple free weekends where maps will be available to everyone with the base game.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be out October 12th for PS4, Xbox One and PC.