COD Black Ops Cold War: When you can play the Beta
An open beta phase for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be available in October. Pre-orderers are allowed to go to the Cold War earlier. Here you can find out how it works.
After the unveiling of the multiplayer modes of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War last week, developer Treyarch and publisher Activision have also announced the dates of the upcoming beta. Cold War will certainly be fun on the console, but here we'll limit ourselves to the PC version dates.
COD Black Ops Cold War - PC Beta Dates
The official beta phase for PC gamers begins on October 17th 2020, but those who pre-order will receive preferential treatment and, as VIPs, will be able to play in the Cold War Early Access Beta almost 2 days earlier from October 15th.
- Platform: PC
- Early Access Beta Period (with pre-orders): October 15th to October 19th 2020
- Beta runtime for all gamers: October 17th to October 19th 2020
Activision has still not yet confirmed the beta times, but the previous Beta for COD Modern Warfare began at 10am PDT / 6pm BST / 7pm CEST so we'd imagine it may be the same again. We'll be sure to update as soon as we find out the exact times!
What you can expect during the beta
Activision has not yet released many details about the beta, though we know for certain is that you can try the multiplayer mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, but not the single player campaign. Whether this includes the Zombie mode is not certain (as teased in the MP reveal). Possible locations are Angola, Uzbekistan, Miami, North Atlantic (Armada) and Moscow. We expect beta action in the follwing game modes: Team Deathmatch, Search & Destroy, Domination, VIP Escort, Combined Arms, Fireteam, Kill Confirmed and the fan favorite Control Mode.
Pre-order Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War now from Gamesplanet and activate the shooter on your Battle.net account immediately after purchase. As a direct partner of Activision, we offer you instant activation so you'll be at the ready to pull the trigger at the start of the beta. Our Version Comparison shows you the differences between all the Cold War editions available.