Time to drop in: the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Private Beta is now live exclusively on PlayStation 4!
The servers are up, and players can now get their hands on experience with Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s brand new battle royale mode before the October 12 launch.
How to Get Access:
If you had access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 MP Beta, the Blackout Beta is accessible through the same file on your console. An update released last week that changed the beta from an MP Beta to the Blackout beta, so all players with the file on their PS4 can now get online. No additional codes are needed.
If you did not have access to MP Beta, players who preordered Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 digitally, the beta is now available for download directly on the PlayStation 4 store. Search for ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Beta’ on the store to find it and download now. Players who preordered Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at a retailer, make sure you redeemed the code you received from the retailer at callofduty.com/beta. Activision has sent out emails with beta download codes, which you need to redeem on the PlayStation 4 store — check your emails!
The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Private Beta ends on Monday, September 17 at 10AM PT!
The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Private Beta begins on Friday, September 14 at 10AM PT and ends on Monday, September 17 at 10AM PT on Xbox One. The PC Beta also goes live in Early Access on September 14 at 10AM PT for those who pre-purchased Black Ops 4. The PC Blackout Open Beta goes live on September 15 at 10AM PT for all Battle.net users.
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COD 2020 Teasers: Black Ops 4 Summit map, Treyarch social profile
As we opened our new crates that Activision sent through, Black Ops 4’s Summit map got an update.
The screens in the center of the map in Black Ops 4 turned on which seem to match to what some of our slides show:
There’s also a look at clocks of 4 out of the 5 locations that some of us got as part of the slides to see:
These changes do appear to be new, especially the screens with the targets on them. Analyzing older images of the maps showcase that the screens were not showing the same thing.
In addition, Treyarch has updated their cover photo on social channels.
It’s getting cold out there…
Gameplay from Black Ops 4’s canceled campaign mode revealed
A user on Reddit, r/BlackOps4, has shared what appears to be the very first footage of gameplay from the canceled campaign mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, which released in October 2018, was the first Call of Duty game to not have a traditional campaign mode, instead opting to have three online-based modes.
Treyarch insisted throughout the year that they really didn’t have plans for a campaign and were focusing on an online connected experience for Black Ops 4, but many reports and sources described the campaign as being too ambitious and canceled because of issues with development.
On Reddit, a user has shared about two minutes of alpha footage of the gameplay of Black Ops 4’s campaign. The campaign, in alpha-state footage (meaning its not complete), had a very similar HUD to the MP experience of Black Ops 4. The user claims that the campaign and MP were supposed to be connected, and that’s why the HUD is so similar.
The gameplay starts by showing a message of “FIND THE AQUILUS CEO.”
Here’s the gameplay footage:
The user who posted this has not said where they got this gameplay footage as of now. He said he only has this footage, alongside an augmented footage of the engine of BO4, which he is not releasing at this time.
Double XP live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through February 6
To celebrate the big game this weekend, Treyarch is activating Double XP Quad Feed in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 this weekend – starting now.
Live in game now is:
- 2XP in MP
- 2XP in Zombies
- 2XP Party Game Moshpit
All of this is live in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. This is live through February 6 at 10AM PT.
For those still enjoying Black Ops 4, enjoy a new XP weekend!
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