The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Crossplay Open Beta has arrived.
Stay tuned to this post as we provide updates as the beta continues for the second and final weekend.
Saturday, October 17 Update:
Black Ops Cold War Beta is now an Open Beta on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 for all players — no pre-order or codes required!
You can start downloading and playing the Open Beta now by visiting the PlayStation Store, Xbox One Store, or Battle.net and downloading the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Open Beta file.
The beta file is 30GB on PS4, 20.1GB on Xbox One, and 40GB on PC.
If you’re having trouble finding it, here’s a direct link:
On PlayStation 4, PlayStation Plus is not required; on Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold is required. And for PC players, a valid and active Blizzard Battle.net account is required.
Alongside the beta becoming Open for everyone, Treyarch has increased the Level Cap to Level 40. More content is now available to unlock and test out, including:
- WEAPONS: RPD light machine gun, RPG-7 launcher, Magnum pistol + more
- PERKS: Quartermaster, Ninja
- SCORESTREAKS: Air Patrol, Chopper Gunner
- WILDCARD: Perk Greed
- EQUIPMENT: Decoy, Semtex
- FIELD UPGRADE: Jammer
In addition, Treyarch has made a playlist update to add a returning mode: Control! Control first debuted in Black Ops 4, and it’s back in Black Ops Cold War.
Control joins our selection of 6v6 modes in the Crossplay Open Beta. We’re excited to bring back this Black Ops 4 fan-favorite, where opposing teams fight to capture or defend two objectives on the map or wipe out the other team before running out of lives.
Each team of up to six players has 30 lives distributed among the team, injecting a new layer of strategy for both attacking and defending teams. Jump into Control this weekend on Cartel, Miami, and Moscow
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Open Beta Weekend 2 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC is live until Tuesday, October 20 at 10AM PT.
Drop in and get your last hands on experience with the game before the November 13 launch!
Friday, October 16 Update:
The Black Ops Cold War Beta Weekend 2 continues. Open Beta is LIVE on PlayStation 4, and Xbox & PC players can play with a digital pre-order.
New in the beta on October 16: Treyarch has activated Double XP and Double Weapon XP to help players level up!
Starting Friday, Oct. 16th, we’re enabling 2XP and 2X Weapon XP for everyone throughout the rest of the Crossplay Open Beta weekend!
We’ve heard your feedback about wanting to try out more attachments on the weapons available in the Beta, and with even more weapons joining the fray as we increase the level cap on Thursday and Saturday, we’re cutting the time it takes to level up your weapons in half. Enjoy!
This will allow you to get to higher player rank and weapon level in order to unlock and experience more of the content during the Beta.
Double XP and Double Weapon XP are live until the Beta ends.
The Black Ops Cold War Beta becomes an Open Beta on all platforms starting October 17 at 10AM PT.
Black Ops Cold War Beta ends Monday, October 19 at 10AM PT.
Thursday, October 15 Update:
Starting now, Xbox One and PC players that pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War digitally can play the Black Ops Cold War Beta in Early Access! And, all PlayStation 4 players can jump back into the action as the Open Beta continues.
This weekend of the Beta features Cross Play between PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, allowing players on all platform to play with and against each other. You can invite your friends through the Activision friends feature and play with all players — regardless of platform.
Black Ops Cold War Weekend 2 Beta for PS4, Xbox One, and PC features 6v6 modes and 12v12 Combined Arms: Domination & Assault, the debut of Hardpoint, and Fireteam: Dirty Bomb.
Player can access the Gunsmith in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War during the Beta to test out the Weapon customization and building system.
Treyarch has released a schedule of what to expect during the Beta weekend.
- NEW on Thursday, October 15:
- New Level Cap: 31
- New mode: Fireteam: Dirty Bomb & Hardpoint
- New maps: Ruka & Alpine (both are Fireteam maps)
- NEW on Sat., October 17:
- New Level Cap: 40
- New mode: Control
Fireteam: Dirty Bomb is a brand new mode that Treyarch is debuting in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. This mode features 40 players with 10 teams of 4.
Treyarch has also made a host of weapon tuning updates for Weekend 2 of the Beta.
Treyarch has also provided a full list of changes they’ve made since the Alpha, with specific topics touched on including movement, scorestreaks, Gunsmith, and before. See the full patch notes before you dive into the beta from what was changed from Alpha.
The studio also announced a major new addition: Field of View Slider on all platforms. Players can change the default FOV value from 60 to a larger value to see more on their screen. This feature has been on PC for a while, but now makes its debut on the consoles. Get an in-depth look at the best settings to use for FOV on our Dexerto site.
As a reminder, players who reach Level 10 in the Beta will get a SMG Blueprint in Black Ops Cold War at launch. And for those enjoying Call of Duty: Mobile, playing the Black Ops Cold War beta will unlock Russell Alder character.