Activision and Treyarch have announced that the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta will start on August 19th on PlayStation 4.


Players can get access to the multiplayer beta by preordering Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 at participating retailers or digitally. If you preorder at retailers, you will get a code to redeem on callofduty.com/beta. If you preorder digitally, no code is required; you will get access to the beta when it’s available.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta starts first on PlayStation 4, as Sony/Activision announced at E3. The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta will beΒ available only on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Details on when the beta will start on Xbox One and PC will be announced soon.

More details on how long the beta will last and what will be available in the beta will be announced soon. Stay tuned for more information.

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  • Mark

    Last

    • Moosey Moose

      Not anymore bitch!

  • ScOott

    So hyped for this! Might actually call in sick for the first day of the beta.. It’s on a Wednesday

  • Ivan

    Any info on the duration for the beta? Only 1 week?

    • ScOott

      I heard it was 2 weeks.

  • Ryumoau

    Very nice! Thanks for posting this info. I wasn’t expecting an exact date this soon but i’m glad we got it. I really hope the beta is at least a week long and has 1 or 2 new maps added since the E3 build. I don’t wanna just play the same 4 maps that were shown in every playable build of the game so far. It would be great to also have a new specalist added as well. πŸ™‚

  • GodzXPro

    Sweet, can’t wait

  • TheGamerBeast

    the beta better not be a month later for other platform…..

    • Ryumoau

      i doubt they’d make xbox wait more than a week later for the beta.

      • VVFZ

        If that was the case they’d announce the Xbox One date if it was only a week difference. It’s most likely a month+ wait time.

      • TheGamerBeast

        i really don’t care about xbox am all about PC

        • TehShadewRaeper

          No treble?

      • ScOott

        I reckon xbox will be a month later..

        • That honestly would be a bit over the top…

          • ScOott

            Would make more sense wouldn’t it? Any info they get from one beta, they could try different in the next ? Instead of running them all together.. Plus Sony probz have sonething to do with this so who knows how long the wait.. that’s just what I thought probz wrong.. I really wouldn’t mind a longer wait, shorter time till the game comes out.

          • BooBee

            I agree! Crap take away DLC from Xbox completely, I really don’t care but anyone that “pre-ordered” is buying game unseen so should get it all at the same time.

    • TehShadewRaeper

      My guess is yes

    • Keshav Bhat

      I wouldn’t think so, that would be crazy. But all they’re saying is PC and Xbox One dates TBA.

      • ccrows

        I forgot if you mentioned it already in a prev article, but any word on how long the beta will be, and do you get locked out after reaching a certain level?…

    • Phil Nichols

      If you look at the history of COD betas, other platforms had to wait 2-3 weeks after XBox got it

      • Keshav Bhat

        The last time a Call of Duty game had a beta was Call of Duty: World at War, and that beta was only on Xbox 360 and PC.

        • Phil Nichols

          Yes, and it was on Xbox Oct 10th and PC Oct 28th, which is 2-3 weeks, I didn’t mention that PS3 never got it because it would start a console war

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Oh wow really?

          • Phil Nichols

            Yeah, and the COD 4 Beta was XBox only

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Holy crap that’s messed upon might as well make this one PlayStation only I mean jeez

          • Yankeephil

            If they could get away with it, they would. But they already announced that XB One is getting it

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            IK, it’s wishful thinking, for revenge.

        • Kyle Soule

          It was only on Xbox 360 and PC? I thought it came out on the PS3 at a later date.

    • ccrows

      Honestly I could care less if I have to wait a month.

      All I care about is if Treyarch actually listens to the community feedback in regards to the TTK and (if) any of the Specialist BS ends up being OP… πŸ™

    • RdJokr

      I think it’ll be max. 2 weeks for PS4, then immediately X1 and PC after.

    • Quinton Aj Stevens

      It better be

  • TehShadewRaeper

    I don’t want to be a Debby downer but I have a strong feeling that the first few days of the beta will be unplayable. Knowing Activisions history of half assing cod servers, I think it’s going to be a mess the first couple of days

  • Maximiliano Martinez

    Why on a Wednesday though? I’m skipping college, fuck that.

    • Ryumoau

      yeah thats a strange day to start.

    • bob

      I hope they pull one of the good things Destiny did and allow for other people to use the same code, to get a bigger player base. I really doubt they will but it would be nice.

    • Zarky

      I don’t go back until September! Gonna no life cod for 2 weeks lol

    • ccrows

      IMO just as dumb as launching the game on a Friday.

      ^ That I honestly just don’t get, even after hearing their explanation… <_<

    • Imventing

      damn you start hella early bruh. In NY we don’t start until September.

      • michel

        In the netherlands we just have 6 fucking weeks.
        so yeah the beta starts just when vacation ends.

  • Guywithbrains

    I was hoping beta for August 7th or 14th but it starts right in the middle of my working week.

    Well… it’s something. Better than no beta at all! But I am calling it now: beta for other platforms a week later.

    • NOVA_POLARIS

      The BETA will hit xbox and pc in September.

      • I hope early September. Better not be a month for a freaking beta.

  • I have a feeling that being wednesday is launch for beta Xbox will get it maybe on friday or following monday.

    • Phil Nichols

      Don’t get your hopes up, most likely there will be at least a 2 week wait

      • Im not getting my hopes up, im just making sense of it all. Afterall a beta will only last around 1-3 weeks. No longer as the game will launch around 2 and a half months after the beta closes. So i dont think it will last longer than 3weeks as it would not leave them mich time to correct issues and add stuff, and then ship the game out on a mass scale.

    • JDahn

      Not going to happen. Xbox and PC players will have to wait at least 2 weeks to get the beta.

      • Betas only last around 1-3weeks so what you say could be true, i was merely stating my opinion on what i think will happen.

    • NOVA_POLARIS

      Sorry but there is 0% chance of this happening. It is already confirmed xbox and pc players will have to wait a month for this. Now you may be thinking “well that may be only for DLC and not the BETA” well sorry but no… Thats what I thought about micro DLC and in game updates but playstation and pc still have to wait a month for a few camos and some new items in supply drops. Plus this is a major marketing score for Sony. I also think Actvision will make the BETA last two weeks to try to convince people to preorder twice to access the BETA again.

      • No way will they remarket the beta for another two weeks. Usually a beta lasts between 1-3weeks. Not a chance in hell, they will only give XBOX users around 4days on the beta, if it lasts nearly 4weeks. Thats bad marketing. Im not hoping for anything, its just common sense.

      • Primey_

        “It is already confirmed xbox and pc players will have to wait a month for this.”

        No it isn’t. They haven’t confirmed that anywhere.

    • iZando

      Hahahahahha, keep dreaming. ?????

      • Why does everyone assume im hoping and dreaming i have preorder for both consoles. I dont need to dream.

        • ScOott

          I’m in same boat as you, the way I see it, best situation is beta hits ps4 August for two weeks then we get another in September, then game hits in November.. PERFECT .. If it happens ..

    • shantzonpoint

      I would expect the xb1 to be two weeks after ps4. Most likely both beta’s will last one week.

      • Thats 4 weeks, so means it will end mid september almost, meaning 2 months to re intergrate and change shit, then publish and ship the game, sounds impossible right? So i doubt it. Dont get me wrong you could be 100% right, but it sounds unlikely and stupid on treyarchs behalf if they do, but we know treyarch they always do the best for fans.

        • shantzonpoint

          I honestly think this is more of a sales pitch than a beta. They will be looking for certain things no doubt but there will be no major changes. They can’t tweak balancing if the full game isn’t available and I highly doubt it will be. They will be checking glitches, server stability, and things like this tho but even this will be limited I believe.

          • I agree, which is why i dont agree with everones beta life span estimates. I could be wrong, im just thinking thats all.

  • Kyle Soule

    I just cant wait for the zombies reveal tomorrow.

    • Guywithbrains

      Hopefully we learn tomorrow what they mean with Zombies horror story.

      • Kyle Soule

        Yh hopefully πŸ™‚

      • Kyle Soule

        Hopefully its a huge step up from previous zombies. Previous zombie maps were good but I do hope its even better and has that creepy effect once again.

  • Tony Town

    Its on my Birthday whoop whoop πŸ™‚

    • Kyle Soule

      Nice. Speaking of birthday, Halo 5: Guardians comes out on my birthday which is pretty cool.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Ew Halo lol.

        • Kyle Soule

          WHAT?! How could you?lol.

          • ScOott

            He doesn’t like any xbox game, infact come to think of it he doesn’t seem to like many games at all.

          • Kyle Soule

            lol .. is he a ps guy or pc player.. thats what I was thinking, that he doesnt like any game.

          • ScOott

            Ps player, but he really hates xbox for some reason, I always end up talking to him about xbox and ps4..

          • Kyle Soule

            I wonder what he has against Xbox. I dont see anything wrong with it.

          • ScOott

            Yh I don’t see the point in hating any, infamous second son or sunset over drive, gears of war or uncharted, why miss out on half these games, it’s a crime imo

          • Kyle Soule

            Yh all of those you mentioned are spectacular games and just like you said, there is really no point in hating them.

          • QuickzZ-_-GhosT

            I ve been with PlayStation for years. And from what I saw and played, I like the PS exclusives better.But if there s an exclusive that makes me regret not buying a Xbox One is Gears of Wars. I freakin love that series.

          • ScOott

            I just hope they don’t mess it up, new people making it and new characters, I loved 1,2 and 3 but didn’t like the spin off game.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I think that franchise is overrated lol.

          • Kyle Soule

            I personally like it but that just me lol.

  • melchor2679

    I don’t care about the Beta launch, I’ll see you guys on November

  • Roberto Pasina

    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  • Phil Nichols

    It would be awesome if they did announce remastered zombies maps, and then included one in the beta. I can only dream right. Lol

    • JDahn

      That would be awesome. I just hope that we get the old zombies maps remastered for BO3. Maybe as a DLC or something…

  • ROCKMONEY

    Feels good knowing I have a brand new Playstation 4 waiting for this!

    • Yankeephil

      I have a PS4, but if they come out with a BO3 Zombies PS4 then I’m buying it lol

    • AstroCyborg

      you actually bought the console for early cod dlc

      • shadowguy14

        Yes.

        • AstroCyborg

          i feel sorry for you casuals

  • As a lifelong Xbox fan I’m glad that now CoD has 96% died, PS4 get exclusivity. Maybe when something changes at Activision will our fathers at Microsoft buy the rights back.

    • Thatlazykid

      Sorry man they chose the right decision to go to ps4. Oops sorry :/

    • Elias Duarte-Lopez

      Sure you are glad, that is what all Xbox Users say now, its the cool thing to say Hahaha.

      • Yes haha. That’s why I said it πŸ˜€

      • the big dirtty

        No matter what system you play it on – PS is not getting COD in its prime.

    • Capten ermirica

      Inferior console that can’t run cod in 1080p. END HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA LIFELONG SHITBOX FAN HAHAHAHAHA

    • Felipe Rios

      “Cod’s dead.” “Not in its prime.” “I don’t care if its a ps4 exlcusive.” Bull lol I’m an Xbox one owner and I don’t buy a cent of what you’re saying lol

  • Thatlazykid

    I made the right decision going from an xbox 360 to a ps4 πŸ˜‰

    • king wolfe

      Actually you gave up xbox backwards compatibility, hololens, xbox dvr with windows 10 that will record your gaming, and cross platform xbox to pc gaming, all for a 1 month head start to play maps that lately have been mediocre

      • Thatlazykid

        I dont need xbox backwards compatibility if i can just play my xbox 360 …

        • spartanelite

          And I don’t need my 360 anymore if I can play them on my Xbox one

        • Capten ermirica

          Hahahahahaha nailed that guy??

      • Capten ermirica

        Inferior console END OF DEBATE HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA FANBOY FUCKTARD HAHAHAHAHAHA

        • king wolfe

          (L)

      • blackburnt7

        I always had playstations, but the BC and all those other things that were announced at e3 for xbox. I want those to come to ps4 too.

      • If I want to play old games I have a PS3, if I want to record tv shows I have DVR, my ps4 records games and I have an elgato, if I wanted to play with PC gamers I’d own a PC. Windows 10 is joke. I have used the technical preview extensively. At the end of this argument the ps4 is still more powerful, with a much larger user base and I get the CoD stuff a month early. I bought a gaming console to play games, not to make up reasons why people on the internet should buy some fucked up cable box by Microsoft.

  • Devin Wolfe

    Hope the Sonyggers choke on it.

    • Primey_

      You sound salty

      • Too much sodium… πŸ˜›

    • Drasadex

      Are we still upset over the new contract?

    • Ascending Legend

      ‘Sonyggers’? what word are you trying to combine that with? snog? genuine question

      • Devin Wolfe

        Don’t act dumb.

        • Ascending Legend

          I think I got it. Is it Sony+gag? You don’t have to mean when someone is asking a question.

  • jahladagaming

    Dammit, I KNEW it would come at the only time of the year that I cannot play. Family birthdays all come in that week so I have to do family stuff. booooo

  • Mick

    I just hope that the beta includes everything such as scorestreaks, perks, specialists, etc. I don’t want to feel like I’m playing a “demo”. We will probably play the same maps from E3 but I don’t want to be limited to such things.

    • shantzonpoint

      I’ve never played a beta that included the full game. They want to leave you excited to see what else they have in store. They will most likely have about half of each of the things you mentioned available. I hope they have all these available as well but don’t get your hopes up. :-/

  • xboxdead

    Sony is still taking huge shits right on xbox and enjoy the wait… Mommyyyyyy remember how I begged your for a xbox JUST FOR COD DLC now we need to trade this in for a PlayStation haahahahah xbos is dead

    • shantzonpoint

      lol……..ok keep telling yourself that.

    • king wolfe

      A watered down franchise is all you have to be excited about, xbox users will have backwards compatibility, hololens and pc to xbox cross platform gaming..might wana tell ur mommy nevermind..but ya have fun with ur 1 month early maps and colorful skins that no one really gives a shit about…lmao

      • Capten ermirica

        Fucking shitbox can’t even run cod in 1080p??? activision realised they were dealing with a far inferior console and ditched it. Hahahahahaha fanboy dork

        • king wolfe

          Which is retarded on your side because if your fanboy ass really cared about 1080p and HD output you would be on PC..its a slight difference between consoles..idiot..take this L

          • Capten ermirica

            Inferior console END!!!! Hahaha raving iron fanboy shit stabbed. Aaaaw has little girl spat her dummy out because activision took her game away aaaaw?? it’s because your console is SHIT HAHAHAHAHA

          • shantzonpoint

            and you’re calling him a fanboy? Get off your mama’s tit and grow little man……..

      • Phil Nichols

        Backwards compatibility is dumb (I have a PS4 and XB One), if I wanted to play 360 games I would have kept my 360, BC is just a gimmick to try to get current 360 players to upgrade to the One, Project Morpheus is the same thing as hololens, and you shouldn’t be excited about playing versus PC players because a keyboard and mouse is far superior and every XB player will get smoked by PC players

        • king wolfe

          (L)

  • Choppabro2psn

    Around that time, Xbox will be enjoying their reckoning DLC to hold them off until the beta comes.

    • Haha very funny. We proud Xbox Live members will be grinding out BO2 until we have access to the beta, not waste our time with AW DLC.

      • Choppabro2psn

        Or, you could do that.

        • And I will…

          • Choppabro2psn

            Have a ball.

          • Ok…

          • Choppabro2psn

            Ahem…well…um….see ya, I guess?

  • king wolfe

    already had a chance to play it in CA..if you didnt like AW you will not like this..feels exactly the same with added wall run that you can only use in small parts of the map and killstreaks are a little different..players will feel burned out of this game within a month. Also the thrust jump almost feels the same as the exo abilities..only now you cant use them as much..

    • shantzonpoint

      I don’t care if it plays like AW but I hope it plays as fast as AW. I just don’t want this game to be a headglitching, corner camping, noobfest like Ghosts was. It amazes me how many people are camping in AW now. So it doesn’t give me a whole lot of hope it will be any better in a game that has equipment like shock charges, trip mines, and c4 with proximity sensors. The first couple months will be fun while everybody uses the movement system and learns the maps. After that I think it’s going to go downhill fast. I hope I’m wrong on this.

      • Drasadex

        yup, Tfartn and the others will teach people the “best hiding/camping spots” and the game will (most likely) be ruined.

    • TheFinalBoss

      Also played it at E3, and what you are saying couldn’t be more wrong.

      • king wolfe

        No

  • shantzonpoint

    I can’t help but think there is a reason for this beta other than just to check balancing. No previous cod has had a beta and I’m wondering (more like hoping) if they are using some type of new server system that they want to put a stress test on. One can hope.

    • travis

      you must be 12 because cod4 and WAW had betas

      • shantzonpoint

        Acyually I’m prolly old enough to be your dad…lol. I played PC until I stopped gaming in ’03 because of life. I played cod 4 and [email protected] but didn’t own it. I got back into gaming when mw2 was released.

    • Phil Nichols

      It’s also the fact that they had 3 years to make it, so the game is pretty much done, with previous call of duty’s they were cutting it close. So even the previous ones that had betas didn’t get them till oct

  • CoDforever

    COD HATER TROLLS IN A NUTSHELL:

    “Tired of this futuristic setting crap”
    *Proceeds to hype up Battlefront and Halo 5

    • ccrows

      Followed by the next Battlefield game comes out, and then then next Titanfall game comes out with the usual “You guys STILL playing this game?”… lol *herp* *derp* *derp*

    • RichieTheBadass

      Well…Halo and Battlefront have always been futuristic so…yeah.
      COD just started doing that futuristic crap and its getting a little tiring.

  • Ratboy

    nooooooooo wish I didn’t choose to go on my school trip…

  • Drasadex

    Zombies reveal at 1PM.

    • Ptrain727

      So with the zombies poster signing by two comic book artists I’m assuming there will be a zombie comic book?

  • Stefan Lang

    Ill be in Miami August 12th – 16th so this will be a great return gift.

  • Ak74u

    Zombies reveal tmrw can’t wait..

  • scOott sucks

    Are people still playing this game?!?!

    • ScOott

      Haha

  • ReZ_115_SoN_of_a_Gun

    For the people who got a beta code for BO3. Have they sent you an email for the beta yet? I got the code and entered it on the cod website. Nothing has happen yet. Just making sure.

    • ScOott

      Yh same with me, did mine ages ago, I assume that’s it now till the beta hits ..Unless hear anything before then.

      • Hunter

        I got mine about a month ago and I haven’t received an email from them yet either. They should be sending out an email sooner or later though.

  • Alex

    I’ll just pre order to get the beta. If the is shit, I’ll cancel my order.

  • shantzonpoint

    I think these beta’s are more of a sales pitch than anything. The last two cods haven’t sold that well compared to previous years and this is 3arcs way to rebuild the dam. They are banking on the beta’s to really get the hype train rolling for launch. Smart on their part.

    They will be looking for subtle problems like glitches, exploits, and server stability but we won’t see any significant changes come launch.

    They won’t touch balancing unless they release the entire game which I highly doubt will happen. So don’t expect changes in ttk even because all the weapons won’t be available.

    I think each beta will last one week with xb1 launch 2 weeks after ps4 (9/2).

  • I hope they do what Destiny did. Destiny said you needed to preorder to get beta access and when the beta rolled out later on after like a few days they made it free to the public. I hope that happens with the Black Ops 3 beta. If it doesn’t happen well I snooze and lose.

    • Stefan Lang

      Just preorder, get a beta code, play the beta, then cancel. I did it with AW last year, gamestop has this dumb policy that if you redeem preorder bonuses you cant cancel anymore but I redeemed the code for the camos in BO2 and Ghosts and I was still able to cancel the preorder after redeeming.

  • Diego Diniz

    how long the beta will last??? I hope 1 month …

  • YoungMurf

    Fair play to Sony getting the beta first. Still excited for it on Xbox One though. Roll on!

  • Pocket Miner
  • Oj omotayo

    what if i cancel the pre order. will i still get a code?