Call Of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta – Dates, How To Access, And Platforms

The big multiplayer reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has finally arrived after being leaked. That should set expectations for the impending beta test, which as already announced will be available first on PlayStation. Activision has officially announced exactly when the beta will drop, and there will be several different dates during which it’s available depending on your platform and whether you pre-order Cold War. Read on for all you need to know about accessing the beta.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Open Beta Start Dates

Activision has announced that there will be two Cold War beta “weekends,” although that term is something of a misnomer–they’ll each last about five days. The first test runs exclusively on PS4, with pre-order customers getting in first before it opens to all PS4 owners. (You can pre-order the PS4 or PS5 version to qualify.) PlayStation Plus is required in “some territories.”

The second test will include PS4, Xbox One, and PC and will support cross-play. This, too, will be open early for pre-order customers on Xbox One and PC, while all PS4 owners will get in for the full duration. Pre-orders on Xbox Series X or S also qualify for this Xbox One early access. Xbox Live Gold is required on Xbox One.

Beta weekend 1 (PS4 only)