The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta starts August 19th on PlayStation 4 and ends August 23rd. The beta then starts August 26th on Xbox One and PC and will end August 30th.

Watch the new trailer to get a first look at what to expect in the Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta. The beta will give fans access to experience the 3 multiplayer maps, 8 specialists, movement system, 7 multiplayer modes, Weapon Paint Shop, and more. Preorder now to get access.

For the specialists, Ruin, Outrider, Prophet, and Battery will be unlocked from the start, on August 19th on PS4. If you rank up to level 22, you unlock Seraph, and if you rank up to level 28, you unlock Nomad. The last two specialists included in the beta will be unlocked a couple of days after the start of the beta, Reaper and Spectre.

MODES:

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Domination
  • Demolition
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Hardpoint
  • Capture the Flag
  • Search & Destroy

MAPS:

  • Hunted: This big game hunting lodge is situated beneath a waterfall in the lush mountains of Ethiopia, where rugged terrain opens up to long sightlines and a stealthy underwater pathway.
  • Combine: Set in the remote Egyptian Sahara, this vertical farming and sustainability research facility plays fast and frenetic with tight interiors, an open middle and a dangerous flank path.
  • Evac: An abandoned emergency evacuation zone atop an overgrown rooftop in the middle of Singapore’s flooded quarantine zone.

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SOURCE: Treyarch

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  • Diego Diniz

    Furst!

    • I just drank bleach

      Damn it Diego!!!

      • Diego Diniz

        PEACE OUT!!!

        • tuby

          Your sweg is wack

          • Diego Diniz

            i’m Brazilian so, I CAN!

          • ZlatanIbra

            Any relation to Barbara

  • I just drank bleach

    sekund….I guess

  • DaRaginAsian

    0:40 guys limbs went poof. its beautiful to see this kind of stuff back in multiplayer since WaW

    • ReZ_115_SoN_of_a_Gun

      Agreed. I loved the Gore in world at war. Glad it’s back.

  • LovekillerX

    Did I see ballistic vests as specialist ability? At 1:03?

    • Battery has a ability that gives her temporary invincibility.

  • I just drank bleach

    Their PR team does know how to make one hype though. Cause im hyped!

  • Ryumoau

    Awesome trailer! I can’t wait to play the beta next week on ps4. I’m glad they are adding two new Specialists. The only slightly disappointing news is that it says there were will only be around 3 maps.

    I expect there will at least be 12 maps in the final game, so why not give us at least one new map thats different from the Gamescom/E3 build?

    • RdJokr

      That’s why they said “3+ maps”. Probably still haven’t finalized the number of maps they’re putting in. I’m willing to bet it’s 4 though.

      • Ryumoau

        I wonder if they will be adding content to the Beta as the days go on, to the point where the last day of the beta will have new content in it. I never played a Beta so i’m not even sure thats possible.

        • RdJokr

          Given that the beta only lasts 5 days per platform, I don’t think they’ll do that.

        • I’ll be surprised if that happened. That only happens to betas that last months

          • Daniel

            destny beta did that

          • Only played that beta one day then I stopped playing. How long was that beta anyways

        • Daniel

          I think they might open the beta 4 everyone on day 4-5 similar to destiny

          • Ryumoau

            that would be pretty cool. The more people playing the better. That could hopefully make them better prepared for handling so many players on launch day.

        • Siftblade

          It’s only 5 days, I doubt it.

  • Sal

    Looks like they’re bringing back Jug as a specialist ability.

  • A new specialist that can eat bullets. It’s official final stand and pain killer are back in CoD

    • kolton hanson

      Hardly, as it lasts only a few seconds

  • RdJokr

    So no Gunsmith, but there’s the Paintshop. Hmm, I do hope we get to “save” our paintjobs somehow for when the game launches.

    • DaRaginAsian

      weapon customization “including” paintshop sounds like there is gunsmith. i wouldnt think that they would leave out something like gunsmith in the beta

      • RdJokr

        Oh yeah, silly me. Didn’t know how I misread that.

  • Dr. Salim

    @0:58 Is that a 3rd mp faction I see???

    • Axel Noir

      Hello Dr. Salim. I have been expecting your arrival.

      • Dr. Salim

        Dr. Salim isn’t real, I am just Reznov reborn.

    • RdJokr

      Nah Doc, Vahn already confirmed, 2 factions only, Black Ops & CDP.

      • Dr. Salim

        🙁

      • Daniel

        F*CKING BULLSHIT
        I hate having only 2 factions so much
        f* e sports its all their fault

        • RdJokr

          … What does Esports have to do with this?

          I’ll just quote Vonderhaar himself here then:

          “Factions are largely about character and location variety. At least in this game, the former isn’t a design goal because the Specialist selection and not Faction choice (which you had no control over anyhow, because it was map specific) are the primary driver of “what you look like.””

          Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/blackops3/comments/3g92yb/are_there_only_two_announcersfactions_in_this_game/

          • Daniel

            It makes easier to identify e sports teams w/ only 2
            Anyway, it sucks

        • Primey_

          eSports has nothing to do with fractions, kid.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Excuse me, kid, but e-Sports has a far more negative presence on CoD than mere Factions. I understand Daniel’s intentions.

          • Primey_

            That’s debatable but factions isn’t the fault of eSports. That doesn’t even make sense.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I never said it was, I was understanding where Daniel was coming from. I am open to debating, because CoD e-Sports ruining the franchise is a serious issue.

          • Daniel

            Exactly, thank you sir

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Uh…why? All CoD games, last time I checked, had more than 2. Not that this is a big deal. I guess it’s because of Specialists?

        • Axel Noir

          Not true in Ghosts’ or AW’s case. They only had two as well.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I couldn’t tell. It really is kind of irrelevant.

          • RdJokr

            Either way, character customization is definitely one of the factors that led to the decision of “two factions only”.

        • RdJokr

          Sort of. Vahn explained this on Reddit. In previous games, factions allow for character and location variety. Since character variety is decided by Specialists now, while location variety depends on the maps, they don’t feel the need to use more than 2 factions.

  • Kyle Soule

    Wow I didnt think they would have that many maps in the beta.

  • Dr. Salim

    I wish there were more maps available.

    • I wish you stopped moaning, this is a FREE beta.

      • Dr. Salim

        Gawd I know but there were 4 maps at Gamescon

        • RdJokr

          And the trailer said “3+ maps”. So, we could have 4.

          • Dr. Salim

            Good find

      • Nick Finger

        TBH, It’s not really if you gotta pay $5 or so down just to get a code from GameStop, and no I’m not talking about pre-ordering on amazon and cancelling. If the BETA Was actually free then a lot more people would be trying it out.

        • Ivan

          Are you really complaining about $5? If you can’t afford that spend your money more wisely.

  • ApoX

    Plasma sword @ 0:31

  • Xerolh

    So 2 new specialists?

  • Xx_COLSEY_xX

    The trailer looks intense. Lets just hope that the Beta is good as the trailer. Even though I won’t be playing the Beta cos I’m on PS3.

  • StrayHeart93

    Genuinely confused about that specialist ability we see at the end of the trailer … First I thought it was cloak but I might be wrong in saying that it could be jugg ? She definitely had more health when she was getting shot at ?

    • Mick

      It reminds me of Ballistic Vests. It’s definetly not cloak. Look at the bottom right, it looks like armor to me. Or it could be extra protection from explosions or something like Flak Jacket armor.

  • Stefan Lang

    If this doesnt get you excited Idk what will. You can just tell this game will be a blast.

  • Group_935

    I’m just waiting for my code.

  • satish pydikondala

    2 new specialists abilities are ripper and probably a jugg suit or ballistic vests, and the overall beta might consist of: 4-5 maps, 8 modes, all weapons, attachments and equipments

  • k5berry

    That gun at :39, the HIVE, looks badass!

  • ScOott

    Jeeze cod know how to make trailers! Looks awesome.

    • Prostidude

      Especially Treyarch

      • ScOott

        Goes with out saying . Treyarch <3

    • FazalGaming

      Sometimes the trailers are more entertaining than the actual game.

  • Thomas Huffman

    I wanna get a beta weapons,scorestreaks,equipment and specialists list with what rank you unlock all of them..

  • ReZ_115_SoN_of_a_Gun

    Really hope IW is making a game set in the past. Preferably world war 1 or 2. If it’s Ghosts then fuck no. Not buying it. Ghosts was worst then AW. Worst cod to date. It fucking warped my mind and fucked it up from the inside while I played it. So fucking boring.

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      AW is worse than Ghosts. At least Ghosts has boots-on-the-ground movement.

      • Yeah I liked Ghosts more than AW. But still hate both

        • Axel Noir

          Great response.

      • yourterribleataw

        Oh god are you that terrible at AW? What you can’t sit in a corner all game no more so you had to switch your play style your just terrible at the game so since you stink the game stinks its pretty fun everybody wanted change and we got it

        • Thatlazykid

          Typical aw fanboy
          “Just because you don’t like the game, that means your bad” -.- smh

          • jordanxxxbrookes

            Why is he a fanboy exactly? You’re basically doing what he did. He assumed ‘BradyIlovecock’ must be terrible at the game just because he doesn’t like it…You assumed ‘yourterrible’ is fanboy because you inferred he liked the game. Thinking someone is a fanboy because they don’t shit on a game is probably dumber than thinking someone is bad at a game because they do shit on it.

        • Something about these out of place overly hateful comments on this website just make me laugh a lot.

          • jordanxxxbrookes

            Even funnier is when someone assumes your enjoyment of a game is based on your being either a fanboy or terrible. I doubt Ghosts or AW would have any legit fanboys. Even if someone likes the game it isn’t even close to COD4, MW2 or even BO2 level’s of love and fandom.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          K, kid, I won’t fall for your bait. I totally don’t like Advanced Warfare because I’m bad at it, not because it is fatally flawed by its terrible design. Fast ass boosting doesn’t change the franchise. They actually copy and pasted more shit than Infinity Ward, and that’s saying something.

      • Daniel

        AW> all

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          AW’s boosts are too fasts. It’s more balanced than Ghosts, but far more rage inducing. Both crap.

      • jordanxbrookes

        Same. Ghosts is better than AW, but both are still crap.

        • MuscledRMH

          If they make a Ghosts 2 that is fast paced and a lot of fun than I don’t mind it

      • RdJokr

        And people are telling me the COD cycle isn’t real with Ghosts…

        I really hate Ghosts, mainly because it bores the hell out of me. AW, for all the design flaws and whatnot, still keeps me entertained whenever I play it. I could be biased because I’m a fan of advanced movements (and I’m pretty good at it too), but then again, BO2 is also one of my favorite COD games, and it sure as hell didn’t have any advanced movements (and I absolutely suck in this game).

      • whining about exo movement just shows your inability to learn new things.. I pity you, really.. 🙂

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Lol, okay, child… even though I have a few days put into the game, and mastered the movement during my first 5 minutes of gameplay? You’re just a Sledgehammer dickriding troll, for no logical reason. Pity.

          • you call others kids (in other posts I saw that too).. I bet you are the one, brochacho 😀 Also, stop bullshiting me. Not only you suck @ this game, you even failed learning it. Time to face the truth 😀 Oh anyway, Sledgehammer sucks. AW has so many flaws, but exo movement is OK.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I don’t have immature, illogical trolling statements, like you. I’m 21. Unlike you, I can actually buy this game legally in the United States. However, this is a UK (European, to your immature, uneducated mind know for sure).

            I’m good at the game. I mastered the movements within the first 5 minutes. That’s fact. I don’t lie. The Exo movement is too fast and breaks the game because of it.

          • jordanxxxbrookes

            You’re still calling anyone who opposes you an adolescent? You can be a mature as you want to be but using “kid” as pejorative isn’t all that mature. Also even if he was a kid, you’d feel like a man talking down to a child? I have a kid and I fear the day they start getting online and some grown ass man feels good insulting them and talking down to them. If you were so smart and mature you’d use all that intelligence to contribute something positive instead of talking down to kids and using kid as some type of pejorative.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            If he’s a kid, then he shouldn’t be on the internet in the first place. No one said that I’m talking down to a kid. I call him a kid because of his similar immature attitude to yours. Your kid could sure learn a lot. Can’t believe there is another you walking around.

          • jordanxxxbrookes

            You don’t know shit about me, just on a website and you’re feeling “pity” lmao. Also you just like saying kid or fanboy as pejoratives, it has nothing to do with your internet psych analysis of someone’s maturity level. He said you are bad at the game and that makes him immature? Plenty of others pointed out you calling anyone that opposes you kid so that’s sort of your thing. Don’t worry, my child is fine as long as creeps like you aren’t near. Using the term “fanboy” as loosely as you do is about as mature as a “yo mama” joke btw. At least you didn’t go to your secret weapon, using a bizarro form of argumentum ad populum.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            For someone who tries to call out hypocrisy and epically fails at it, you’re a hypocrite. “You don’t know shit about me” yet you assume I suck at Call of Duty, because you’re an utter moron. You don’t know shit about me. But, still, you can reply with an ignorant comment, because that’s your duty as a troll.

            Me calling someone a kid when the word “immature” literally means acting like a child, it is perfectly valid to call an ad hominem using troll like you a children, because you fucking act like it. Get a clue and stop being pathetic.

            He calls me bad at a flawed casual VIDEO GAME as if it even matters. Yeah, his attitude is childish. It is also childish to make a sock account troll to take the piss out of someone who genuinely cares about Call of Duty, so shut the fuck up, and go look in the mirror.

            Last time I checked, only moronic fanboys like you call me a kid. It is perfectly fine to disagree with me and find my opinions to be childish. It is perfectly logical to disagree. That is the point of a discussion. But calling me a creep and saying I don’t know shit about you before that is ridiculous. I think it’s okay to be concerned about a child. I wouldn’t mind if you criticized me as a parent, I would take it as constructive criticism, to improve, in which there is always room for.

            Says the fucking idiot who’s entire existence and point of being on this site is to use argumentum and populum. I highly recommend you look up the definition of a fanboy before replying, and assuming, even though you don’t know shit about me, mind you, that I am one, myself.

          • jordanxxxbrookes

            Also last I check internet doesn’t have an age limit and I’d imagine besides Youtube or Nick Jr, most KIDS would actually be looking up COD and other video game news so this one be the place a kid would come..It’s COD news not CNN. The fact you trying to flex some maturity muscle in the comment section of a damn COD news site shows just how silly you are. Although I’m sure you’re probably on CNN’s comment section calling people rednecks or n words so meh.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I find your ignorant comment hilarious, considering the fact that Call of Duty is an M rated game, which expresses and rationalizes my issues with kids on the internet. It is bad parenting, and bad influence. I’m sure you’re aware of kids in society being more and more fucked up, which also rationalized my concern with your parenting, so that we don’t have more kids negatively impacting society. But I’m tired of arguing about personal issues on a site about Call of Duty news.

            Coming from the worst offender of immaturity on said news site. And then there you go again with the assumption bullshit. Do us all a favor and leave.

          • Also, you mastered the movement during first 5 minutes of gameplay ? AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAAAAA.. ahahahaaaaaaaaa.. No need to hear other jokes this week, this one is good enough 😀

          • Smayo

            Like AW is a completely new game to learn… it’s fucking CoD, every 6 year old can master its movement in 5 minutes, let alone seasoned players, it’s the fact that the maps aren’t build for exo movements, that’s why you have to do constant 360° spins trying to spot eneny movement, and rather you like it or not, the majority of the CoD community doesn’t like this type of movement, and sales show for it…

          • are you sitting on your cable ? we are talking about AW. have you played it ? no ? then get the fuck out. or you obviously haven’t played it enough, if that’s the case.

          • Smayo

            I have played it, I wrestled through the first 43 levels because I felt bad to waste €70 on the digital DL, so I didn’t played that much yes, but enough to see it’s the worsed CoD made to date.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I did. I’ve been playing games for so long that I adapt on the fly. You don’t have to believe me, but it was factually what happened. But, for you, I’ll say it took me months. Happy? I can’t stand lack of civility.

    • Daniel

      MW4 pls

    • i made a video on that… i honestly thing ghost might of been an underrated game and could of been great. because they messed up the most important part of cod it had horrible maps too big and garbage maps.

      [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjSi39voTUk[/video]

      • Self advertising much?

        • simply wanted to have a real discussion with more serious players. But yes i guess you can call it that

          • Smayo

            If ghosts had smaller maps (better flow red) a faster pace and bo2 styled KS, and imo a different unlock system, it probably would be a good CoD.

            TTK is personal, but I prefer it a bit higher then ghosts had.

    • Rorke File

      We just need another MW game with Modern ERA. Connect it to the story of MW2 with Ghost and Rangers, cause they werent in MW3.

  • justchill1234

    modes: demolition, seriously?

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      Demolition is a classic. Great mode imo. It is perfectly fine to disagree.

  • Ak74u

    Demolition? It’s back? Omg thank you!

  • Shudeki

    I may be late to this one but, demolition is back?

    • Ak74u

      I just said that, I saw that first

  • I preordered the game for my ps4, and I entered the code on the CoD website for the assigned gamertag on PSN. Now what do I do, just wait until the beta day slowly arrives and hope something pops up on my PS4 notifications about something?

    • Hunterio13

      Yes I believe so because I did the same thing and it told me to wait until the beta comes out since we already punched in our beta codes early.

    • You should have ordered it on the playstation store because you’ll automatically have access once it does come out. Also, one thing, did you receive a black ops 3 wallpaper, and two advanced supply drops for advanced warfare?

      • Nope, I didn’t get a Black ops 3 wallpaper, and two advanced supply drops for advanced warfare.

        • Where did you pre-order it from? It’s best to pre-order it from the Playstation store using your ps4 console because you’ll automatically be able to play the beta without entering the beta code. Once you pre-order it from the Playstation store, you’ll get 2-3 downloads. The wallpaper, the black ops 3 camo for Advanced Warfare, and 2 advanced supply drops.
          If you purchased it from Amazon, I’d recommend cancelling it, and purchase it from the Playstation store, to cause less confusion.

          • I preordered it from Gamestop.

          • You should go to Gamestop and ask for the beta code.

  • aaa187

    Why no beta Free For All?

    • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

      Beta is an incentive to Pre Order the game just like we asked for.

  • Rei Zanaliu

    P90 is coming back yaaaaaay 😀

  • Michael:BULLETCLUB

    Can’t wait.

  • Luis Enrique

    Has anyone gotten their code yet? I haven’t & i’m getting worried :'(

    • matt murdock

      i emailed my retailer and they gave it to me

  • I assumed the devs learned their lesson with Demolition.

    Here’s a hint: The mode is a spawn trap slaughter-fest with minimal objective play, just like Momentum.

  • matt murdock

    WHY DID YOU MAKE A SPECIALIST WITH SUPER INCREASED ARMOUR??????

  • Thomas Huffman

    What do you want to see from infinity ward in 2016? http://strawpoll.me/5186003

  • Epicsand

    I like this more than the launch trailer.

  • curi0us

    I’m hoping there’s a practice mode with bots, perhaps something I could play offline with while the beta is over.

    • After the beta ends, black ops 3 will not be available to play anymore, online or offline.

  • Mick

    This was different. Wasn’t expecting this at all. It looks really cool. The thing that stood out the most to me was the big gun at 0:17, and the blood and gore scene at 0:37. Also I’m glad the Hellstorm is making a return!

  • Oh wow, the only gamemode I actually play, FFA, isn’t here…

  • Greasy Neckbeard

    Game looks like a lot of fun, hyped as fuck!

  • just preordered.. [*dancing*] … oh yes, preordered.. [*dancing*] .. cu on PC, motherfuckers ! 😀

  • immortal1337

    Holy cow, why not stronghold ??? fuck off

  • SarDoggy

    Go vote! Infinty ward time era of game. http://strawpoll.me/5189353 .

  • FATHEAD661

    Man, I CANNOT wait to play BO 2.5! Returning with NEW (Renamed) killstreaks and pretty much the exact same “specialists” as in Destiny! Because that is EXACTLY what we (The Community) has been asking for! Awesome!!!

    • Why don’t you go make a game then, if it’s so easy to make. Also, why are you taking 1 minute of your precious time if you know you don’t like something. This proves you have nothing better to do but to hate on a game, which you obviously care about.

      • FATHEAD661

        You said I was not wanted in the CoD community because of my negativity? That’s you’re opinion and that’s fine. But I believe people like me (“Haters”) are much more needed in the community than someone who sucks Activision off and accepts anything/everything they do to the series. I know CoD has been around since before the first MW but when that came out I knew I was a Fan for life. Sadly enough, I’ve gradually watched CoD degrade year after year and that’s why I have chosen to NOT be another sheep and NOT suck away at ATVI’s dick with their new “Innovations” from the past 3 years.

        • I’m not the type of person who who always defends Activision, I’m the type of person who gives feedback so the game could improve.
          Personally, I think you’re partially correct with what you have stated, but I still wouldn’t like haters saying crap ALL the time.
          I’m not saying you’re that type of person, but you never know.

          • FATHEAD661

            I’m not a “Hater” per say. I’ve just grown tired of the direction CoD has taken over the last few years. It all started with Ghost’s problems. Then came AW with their “New” movement mechanics and all the other
            BS like SD’s, weapon variants and the supposed SBMM issues. Now here comes BO3 with THEIR “New” movement mechanics along with their version of variants which are the specialists. It’s like they are going to implement more and more BS as the years come. I actually got on MW the other and had fun I haven’t had with any of the “newer” CoDs in a while. To me they just need to stick to the basics to be able to revive the franchise. The only reason BO3 sales will be so good is they hyped everyone with a Beta without fully knowing what they were getting.

          • The beta was a good decision to implement because once the final game does release, there will be less bugs/glitches in the game.

          • FATHEAD661

            True, but to me it was just a ploy to “dupe” people into pre-ordering/buying the game and get them so hyped about a beta, thus overseeing all the aspects of it.

          • If you purchased it from Amazon(Digital Version), you could cancel the pre-order before the actual game releases. Even after you played the beta.

    • And what if they got the idea from another game. It was still published by the same company, Activision. And even then, people get ideas from other things, like the simpsons, they basically have done everything, so who ever replicates the things done on the simpsons is copying, am I correct? And before the simpsons, people have done that.
      Getting ideas from experiences, and trying to improve it, isn’t bad. It’s actually a good thing. People like you are not wanted in the cod community, always being negative, even though in the inside, you know you like it. Ore else why would you buy the game?