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Check this Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War (COD Cold War) guide for Beta Start & end dates, free open beta schedule, early access, release dates, level cap for PS4, PC, Xbox One!

Early Access & Open Beta Schedule

Beta Features

Check Out The Beta Patch Notes Here!

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War PS4 Beta - Start & End Schedule

Open Beta Schedule

2nd Open Beta Schedule

2nd PS4 Open Beta
Start DateOctober 15
End DateOctober 19 -> 20!

Although the next weekend will open the servers to users of the PC and Xbox One, PS4 users can still participate in the last open beta on October 17 - 19. Note that you do not need to have a PS Plus subscription in order to join the fight.

First Weekend Is Over

The Playstation 4 Early access was the first early access and open beta weekend for Black Ops Cold War. The 5-day access ended on October 12 & featured new updates and new game modes for players to experience.

Continue To The Open Beta

After the exclusive early access, players can continue for 2 more days by joining the open beta of the game. Note that you do not need to redownload the game to join the following open betas.

PS4 First Weekend Beta Details

PS4 Early Access

StartEnd
Oct. 8, 2020 10am PTOct. 9, 2020

Pre-Load On October 6

Players can start pre-loading the beta of Call of Duty Cold War on October 6, 8am PT. If you pre-ordered the digital version of the game, it is best to preload as you can immediately jump in once the servers open.

Check out Beta Patch Notes here!

PS4 Open Beta

StartEnd
Oct. 10, 2020Oct. 12, 2020 10am PT

PS4 players that did not preorder the game can jump in starting on October 10. Similar to the alpha. Players do not need a PS Plus subscription to jump into the fun.

Early Access Due To Sony Exclusivity

Early Access Due To Sony Exclusivity

PS4 players can play the game earlier due to the game's exclusivity rights with Sony, the company that owns that Playstation console.

Know Cold War's Different Editions & Features Here!

PS4 Open Beta Is Free

The Open Beta is free to all users on the PS4. You can access it by visiting the PS Store and downloading the game from there. Note that while the access is free, certain regions may ask you for a minimum amount to download the game. The said amount will be returned to your wallet after you "purchase" the Beta.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Xbox Beta - Start & End Schedule

Xbox One Early Access & Open Beta Dates & Schedule

Xbox One Beta Schedule
Early Access StartOctober 15
Open Beta StartOctober 17
Beta End DateOctober 19 -> 20!

Xbox One Pre-load On October 13

Players can start preloading the game into their systems by October 13 8 a.m. PDT. Downloading beforehand is recommended as you can jump into the fight to farm ranks immediately after the servers open.

Check out Beta Preload Guide here!

Crossplay Beta

The above dates will open the beta to all 3 platforms at the same time. With that, players can play the early access beta together with friends on different consoles and PC using crossplay.

Open To All & Free

The Xbox Open Beta is open to all, even for those that did not pre-order the game. Players who plan on looking at the game first before buying can take this opportunity to check.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War PC Beta - Start & End Schedule

PC Early Access & Open Beta Dates & Schedule

PC Beta Schedule
Early Access StartOctober 15
Open Beta StartOctober 17
Beta End DateOctober 19 -> 20!

Requires The Battle.net App Download

To play Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War on the PC, you need to download the launcher, Battle.net, first. After you create an account, you can start preloading the game before the servers open. The time in which you can join the beta is dependent whether you preordered the game digitally or not.

PC Pre-load On October 13

Similar to the Xbox One, players on the PC can start preloading the game into their systems by October 13 8 a.m. PDT. Downloading beforehand is recommended as you can jump into the fight to farm ranks immediately after the servers open.

Check out Beta Preload Guide here!

Check The System Requirements

To run COD Cold War, your PC must meet the hardware requirements of the game. If your PC is capable of playing Warzone, you do not need to worry as it is capable enough to run this game.

Check Out The PC System Requirements Here!

Crossplay Beta

The above dates will open the beta to all 3 platforms at the same time. With that, players can play the early access beta together with friends on different consoles and PC using crossplay.

Open To All & Free

The PC Open Beta is open to all, even for those that did not pre-order the game. Players who plan on looking at the game first before buying can take this opportunity to check.

Open Beta Scheduled Contents, Level Cap, & Rewards

New! Beta Extended By 1 Day

New! Beta Extended By 1 Day

Thanks to the diligent community code breakers, the Cold War beta has been extended by 1 day for all platforms. Everyone gets to play a day more of beta, so keep on fighting!

How to Download Beta - XBOX, PC & PS4

1 New Multiplayer Mode To Release On Week 2

Fireteam Dirty Bomb

2 new maps & 1 new multiplayer mode will be introduced in the second week of the beta: Fireteam: Dirty Bomb! Its a mayhem of 40 players divided into 10 teams to trying to detonate radioactive dirty bombs! Detonation causes radiation leak to areas of the map, scoring points for the team that ignited the bomb and turn huge portions of the map into radiation zones. Radiation Sickness will cripple or even kill your operator!

Check out Beta Patch Notes here!

Maps For 2nd Beta Weekend

Check out All Maps List here!

Modes For 2nd Beta Weekend

Check out All Multiplayer Modes List here!

Max Level Cap For The Beta

Level Cap will be implemented throughout the beta for the developer to hammer down the balancing & bugs. Each day will bring out higher level cap for players to play with.

Check out Beta Level Cap Guide here!

Level Cap Chart

DatesLevel Cap
October 816
October 9 - 1225
Oct. 15-16 31
Oct. 17-19 40

Reach Level 10 For A Weapon Blueprint

Mutual Animosity

Players that get to Level 10 in the open beta will get a Milano 821 SMG exclusive Mutual Animosity Weapon Blueprint. Blueprints are weapons that come with attachments and a unique skin. They can be used even if the weapon itself is yet to be unlocked.

Features Several Game Modes & Maps

Open Beta Contents

The exclusive PS4 Beta and the Open Beta are expected to feature a glimpse of the main game's multiplayer content. This includes several game modes, maps, and playlists to enjoy. The

Expect In-Game Events

On the official blog, the developers have stated that in-game events are to be expected during the course of the open beta.

How To Preload Cold War Beta Contents

Preload On PS4, Xbox One, & PC

PlatformHow To Download
PS4Search for "Cold War Beta" in the PS Store and then download
Xbox OneSearch for "Cod War Beta" in the Xbox or Microsoft Store then download
PCDownload Battle.net first. Locate Call of Duty: BOCW on the left tab and click on it then press the "Install" button to download
Check out Beta Preload Guide here!

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