Weekend 1 of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta on PS4 is here. We’ve got everything you need to know in this post.
UPDATE – Monday, October 12: The Black Ops Cold War PS4 Open Beta Weekend 1 is now offline. The beta returns for Weekend 2 starting October 15. Get the schedule here and stay tuned for the latest info!
UPDATE – Saturday, October 10: The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is now open to everyone on PlayStation 4!
All PlayStation 4 players, regardless of preorder, can now download and experience Black Ops Cold War MP ahead of its November 13 launch. Players can visit the PS4 Store on their console and search for ‘Black Ops Cold War’ to find the beta file. If you want to download it remotely, you can do so on the PlayStation Web/Mobile Store.
PlayStation Plus is not required for the Beta (except in German, due to laws).
Alongside the beta becoming an open beta, Treyarch has made some updates to the game:
- New Mode: Combined Arms: Assault added
For new players jumping in, the Level Cap is at 25 for this weekend. Experience Quick Play modes with TDM, Kill Confirmed, and Domination, and new modes like Combined Arms and VIP Escort.
Weekend 1 ends Monday, October 12 at 10AM PT.
The beta returns as an Open Beta for everyone on PlayStation 4 October 15 through October 19, plus debuts on Xbox One and PC. Weekend 2 details to be revealed soon. Stay tuned.
UPDATE – Friday, October 9: See what’s new here in the Black Ops Cold War Beta on Day 2, including new mode, new level cap, and bug fixes.
Thursday, October 8:
Treyarch has officially activated the Beta Servers for players on PlayStation 4 that have pre-ordered Black Ops Cold War. Pre-loading the Beta was available earlier this week for PS4 players who pre-ordered digitally.
Black Ops Cold War Early Access Beta for PS4 features 6v6 modes and 12v12 Combined Arms: Domination, with more modes to be added as the beta continues.
Player can access the Gunsmith in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War during the Beta to test out the Weapon customization and building system.
Beta Content Schedule:
Treyarch has released a breakdown of what to expect during the first weekend of the PS4 Beta.
On October 8, the level cap will be Rank 16, and modes will include TDM, Kill Confirmed, Domination, and Combined Arms: Domination.
Treyarch will expand the beta to include VIP Escort on Friday, October 9, and expand the Level Cap to 25.
To coincide with the Open Beta starting on October 10 on PS4, Treyarch is adding in Combined Arms: Assault, alongside the modes available.
The Early Access Period of the Black Ops Cold War Beta on PS4 ends on October 10. On October 10, the Beta becomes an Open Beta for everyone on PlayStation 4. PS+ Subscription is not required (except Germany).
Treyarch has also provided a full list of changes they’ve made since the Alpha, with specific topics touched on including movement, scorestreaks, Gunsmith, and before. See the full patch notes before you dive into the beta.
The studio also announced a major new addition: Field of View Slider on all platforms. Players can change the default FOV value from 60 to a larger value to see more on their screen. This feature has been on PC for a while, but now makes its debut on the consoles.
As a reminder, players who reach Level 10 in the Beta will get a SMG Blueprint in Black Ops Cold War at launch. And for those enjoying Call of Duty: Mobile, playing the Black Ops Cold War beta will unlock Russell Alder character.
Dive into the beta now on PS4, and stay tuned for the latest updates on changes during the entire Beta!
Cold War players show off insane power of new Season 4 Hand Cannon Scorestreak
Season 4’s Hand Cannon is the latest Scorestreak to arrive in Cold War, and players have already demonstrated its insane power.
The Hand Cannon is the latest Scorestreak for Cold War players to get their hands on in Season 4, and early footage shows that it’s a strong contender for the Scorestreak meta.
Although Black Ops Cold War Season 4 hasn’t officially launched yet, players have access to some of the new features with the pre-update. This includes the weapon balance changes but made some of the previous season’s DLC weapons disappear.
The brand new Scorestreak has also entered the game, the Hand Cannon. This powerful Desert Eagle can one-shot enemies at any range, and players have quickly realized its power.
Gained at a Scorestreak of 2800, the Hand Cannon is middle of the pack in terms of requirement. But while the Artillery and Cruise Missile is somewhat luck-based, the Hand Cannon is the definition of a ‘skill cannon’ weapon.
With 10 shots in the mag, if you’re accurate, you can easily one-tap any enemy unfortunate enough to get in your way. Since the weapon released in Cold War ahead of Season 4, players have already demonstrated its insane power.
Reddit user iwant60fpsplease got an effortless ten-piece using the Hand Cannon, even getting a cheeky collateral for extra style points. Impressed with its power, they said that it was “really fun to pull this off but didn’t feel very fair either.”
iwant60fpsplease expects that the Cold War Hand Cannon will be nerfed eventually, with either the cost increasing or the number of shots reduced.
Our Reddit user isn’t the only one taking advantage of the Hand Cannon to get high killstreaks. User MR_R3D_AD clipped their first time using the new Scorestreak and said it’s already their “favorite streak in the game.”
Apart from missing a couple of shots, they use the Cold War Hand Cannon to effortlessly rack up a killstreak, even in the chaos of Nuketown ’84.
What makes the Cold War Hand Cannon even more useful is that it still counts towards a regular killstreak, so if you’re chasing the Nuclear Medal or the Tactical Nuke in Cranked Hardpoint, the Hand Cannon is one of the best options you can take.
Image Credit: Activision
When is the next Cold War & Warzone Double XP event?
We have the dates and times CoD: Cold War and Warzone Season 3’s Double XP event to help rank, weapon, and Battle Pass progression.
With so many Prestige levels, different weapon levels, and Battle Pass levels in Cold War and Warzone in Season 3, it’s only natural to want more XP. Here’s when the next CoD Double XP event is going to be.
XP has been a vital component of Call of Duty’s multiplayer for many years. It’s the quintessential upgrade mechanic that allows you to increase your in-game level and provide you access to better gear and attachments.
Cold War and Warzone Season 3 has offered multiple Double XP events throughout its duration, allowing players to level up the various aspects of the game faster. It’s nearly time for Season 4 of Call of Duty, and we have new weapons and vehicles to look forward to.
Also, use our guide on the fastest way to level up Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 3 Battle Pass.
How to get Double XP in CoD: Cold War & Warzone Season 4
It’s been announced that Call of Duty’s next Double XP and Double Battle Pass XP promotional event will be for Black Ops Cold War and Warzone and will officially start on June 18 and conclude on June 21.
What time does CoD: Cold War & Warzone Double XP start?
Here’s a full list of the Double Weapon XP event’s start time & dates in some of the key timezones:
- EST – 1 PM
- CST – 12 PM
- PST – 10 AM
- GMT – 5 PM
Double XP will be available on Black Ops Cold War and Warzone playlists.
These special Double XP Events usually occur during a weekend, and this one is no different. It naturally gives players the most free time as it’s away from school hours and generally when people are off work.
Also, check out all the details on Call of Duty: Vanguard including its release date, gameplay, and more.
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Warzone & Cold War Season 4 Battle Pass overview: All 100 tiers
Warzone and Black Ops Cold War Season 4 is upon us, and there’s a brand-new Battle Pass to sort through. Here’s all of the tiers withevery new weapon and reward.
There is a brand new Battle Pass to sort through in Season 4 of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. Here are all the new rewards you can unlock, including Operator skins and weapon blueprints.
Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 is finally here, and every new season brings a new set of premium and free rewards to unlock. This includes various Operator skins, weapon blueprints, and more.
The new Battle Pass comes with 100 Tiers to progress through, similar to the previous ones. Here’s everything you need to know about it, including how much it costs and what it contains.
How much does the Cold War & Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass cost?
As with previous seasons, there are different versions of the Cold War and Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass. The most straightforward way to earn these rewards is to play the game and unlock items as you progress.
There are also some premium options that you can try out. The standard one will cost you 1,000 CoD Points, granting you immediate access to all Tier 0 items. You’ll then progress through the following 100 Tiers.
If you want to speed this process up, you can try out the Battle Pass Bundle for 2,400 CoD Points. This option will unlock every item available within the first 20 Tiers right away.
New weapons in Cold War & Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass: MG 82 LMG and C58 Assault Rifle
There are two new weapons to unlock exclusively in the Season 4 Battle Pass of Black Ops Cold War and Warzone. The first is the MG 82 LMG which you can claim after reaching Tier 15.
This full-auto light machine gun has the highest fire rate in its class with improved ADS, moderate recoil, and damage with increased ammo capacity.
The C58 Assault Rifle is the next gun up for grabs, and you can get it by reaching Tier 30. According to the official description of this new weapon, it is a “full-auto assault rifle. High damage at close range with a slower fire rate. Fast bullet velocity and reliable recoil control with less ammo capacity.”
New Weapon Blueprints in the Season 4 Battle Pass
There are 20 custom Weapon Blueprints available in the Season 4 Battle Pass, as many popular guns have been given new looks. This includes an Ultra-Rare variant of the MG 82.
Here are just a few of the Weapon Blueprints in Battle Pass:
- Tier 5: Monochrome – Legendary Assault Rifle Blueprint
- Tier 55: Ancient Scarab – Legendary SMG Blueprint
- Tier 85: Ancient Spear – Legendary Sniper Rifle Blueprint
- Tier 95: High Stakes – Ultra-Rarity LMG Blueprint
Ultra-Rarity Iridescent Jackal Operator Skin in Black Ops Cold War & Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass
The Battle Pass also introduces the first Ultra-Rarity Operator Skin in Warzone and Black Ops Cold War. The Iridescent Jackal skin comes with a “mesmerizing” light pattern across his entire jumpsuit and mask.
This Call of Duty skin changes its appearance as you play, with a varying color scheme that makes your playing experience even more fun.
All Cold War & Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass Tiers
The Season 4 Battle Pass isn’t live yet, but we’ll be sure to update this article with every Tier and reward when they are officially revealed on June 16.
Image credits: Activision
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