As part of today Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer reveal, Activision has revealed the beta dates!
First of all, the Cold War Beta will begin on October 8 for PS4 players. There will be open beta and early access phases for Black Ops Cold War, and here are the full details.
Black Ops Cold War Beta Calendar
Early Access and Open Beta Hours *:
There are two weekends of Black Ops Cold War Beta content with each “weekend” lasting a total of five days, scheduled to begin every Thursday morning at 10am. M., With an exact date to be decided.
Weekend 1: PlayStation®4 Exclusive Beta
The first Beta Weekend is exclusive to PlayStation 4 owners, and runs from Thursday, October 8 to Monday, October 12.
Weekend 1: early access
Thursday, October 8 and Friday, October 9 are available for early access on PlayStation 4 to players who have pre-ordered Black Ops Cold War on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5. Check online here for pre-order information.
Weekend 1: Open
Saturday, October 10 – Monday, October 12 is free for all PlayStation 4 owners. If you have a PlayStation 4 and an Internet connection, you should be ready to participate, although PlayStation®Plus may be a requirement in some territories.
Weekend 2: PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC Beta (Crossplay)
The second beta weekend is for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC owners, starting Thursday, October 15, and running through Monday, October 19.
If you own a PlayStation 4, regardless of whether or not you reserved the game, you can resume and continue playing the Open Beta for free throughout the entire Weekend 2 period.
Weekend 2: early access
The first two days of the weekend (Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16) are available for early access to anyone who has pre-ordered or purchased the game on Xbox One / Xbox Series X, or on PC through Blizzard Battle .net respectively. If you own an Xbox One or PC and want to play Beta Weekend 2 for as long as possible, be sure to pre-order. This period will be open to PS4 players. Check online here for pre-order information.
Weekend 2: Open
The remainder of the open beta period, which runs from Saturday, October 17 to Monday, October 19, is accessible to all players on PlayStation 4, Xbox One or PC. If you have an Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold is required to play. If you have a PC, a Battle.net account is required to play. Aside from these prerequisites and an internet connection, you should have everything you need to play. And as a reminder, Weekend 2 of the beta test will include crossover play.