Activision and Treyarch have announced that there will be two betas for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, one which starts early next month, and another in September. They also provided some details on what will be featured in next month's beta, including maps and game modes.
The Private Multiplayer Beta kicks off on August 3, exclusively on PS4, and ends on August 6. The beta will then become available again on PS4, Xbox One and PC from August 10 through August 13. Then in September, a new private beta on PS4 will allow players to experience the brand-new, uniquely Black Ops, battle royale experience with Blackout. The multiplayer beta on consoles will be available exclusively to those who pre-order the game, while players on PC only have to is access Battle.net.
This is an exciting opportunity for us at Treyarch because – not only are we putting more content into players’ hands earlier than ever before – we get to break new ground by hosting two separate Beta experiences. Games are better when they’re a result of a dialogue with our community. Not only does it improve the game’s quality, but it allows us to respond to player feedback and custom-craft the experience to how players engage most with the game. We want launch day to be a celebration that players around the world can enjoy together, and we know it won’t stop there - we will always work tirelessly to improve, grow, and evolve the game beyond launch.
For the Private Multiplayer Beta, players will begin fighting through six maps – two of which will make their first public appearance. Additionally, fans will play new Specialists and reacquaint themselves with returning Specialists Nomad and Prophet, who will be bringing with them brand-new gameplay mechanics built for Black Ops 4.
The Private Multiplayer Beta will feature fan-favorite game modes like Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint, and Search & Destroy, alongside the brand-new objective-based game mode, Control, which was designed to bring out the best of Black Ops 4 Multiplayer gameplay. In Control, teams alternate rounds between attacking and defending two static objectives. Each team has a limited number of lives in this first-to-three wins match-up, so strategic strikes and defensive positioning are key, making for some fast and frenetic gunfights.
In addition, Pick 10 system is back to Create-a-Class to give players complete customization over their loadout. Weapons also have unique sets of attachments, including a new class of powerful attachments called Operator Mods, to really focus each gun on its individual role in combat.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is scheduled for release on PS4, Xbox One and PC on the 12th of October. Fans who pre-order the game can get access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Beta.