Activision has big beta plans before releasing Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, across PS4, PS5, Xbox One PC and Xbox Series X. There’s still plenty to be revealed about COD 2020, including what the new Zombies will be like. A multiplayer reveal has been scheduled for September 9 and this could include the first details concerning the launch of Zombies. Leading up to this new event, Call of Duty gamers will be finding out about the game’s setting and other gameplay features.
This includes news regarding what happens if you make the switch from PS4 and Xbox One to a next-gen device.
A recent message from Activision concerning the future of the game reveals: “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is cross-play, cross-progression, and cross-generation enabled.
“Once you upgrade from the current generation console to the next generation console, your profile, progression, and stats will move with you.
“The entire community across PlayStation (PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5), Xbox (Xbox One, Xbox One S, Xbox Series X), and PC (Battle.net) can party up and play together.
“With the introduction of a new console generation, players will also be able to play with one another across console generations and across different platforms spanning both console generations.”
References have also been made to getting access to the Black Ops Cold War beta, which could be kicking off in October.
Several leaks have surfaced since the Black Ops Cold War beta was announced by Activision and developers Treyarch.
And according to the latest information shared on the subject, the first beta tests could be launching at early as October 8.
This could mean that the PS4 Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta date has been set for Thursday, October 8, 2020.
Activision has not said when it will be officially starting but they have set a minimum Open Beta duration as lasting two days.
And if it is anything like the others that have been run by Activision, we can expect several weekends in which different platforms get different beta access dates.
We already know that there will be a Cold War Open Beta and a Black Ops Early Access Weekend, based on what has been shared so far.
“In addition, digital pre-orders receive early access to the open beta, first on PS4,” a message from Sony explains.
“Ready up for signature Black Ops combat and stay tuned for more details and dates of the Black Ops Cold War Open Beta.”
So if you pre-order the game, you will get at least two chances to play Black Ops Cold War in the coming months.
And with it “coming first” to PS4, it certainly sounds like there will be three different open beta dates.
A further announcement from Activision reveals that the open beta will be available on PlayStation 4, five days prior to other platforms.
Strangely, while pre-ordering will offer open beta access, there are apparently some limitation tied with this deal.
“Physical pre-orders are not entitled to any bonus content (Early Access Open Beta, Woods Operator Pack, and Confrontation Weapons Pack) that comes with digital pre-orders. Consult the Activision FAQ for more details on physical editions,” a message from Activision adds.
“Pre-order digital now to secure early access to the open beta, first on PS4, and drop into Warzone with Sgt. Frank Woods to familiarize yourself with Black Ops past.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold was has a final release date set for November 13, 2020, across PC and current-gen devices.