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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Multiplayer Beta FAQ



The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Multiplayer Beta is fast approaching, and you can watch the Private MP Beta trailer here.

We’ve seen many question on social media about the beta, and this post summarizes up everything we know so far about the beta. We will update it get we get more information.

When is the Private MP Beta?

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private MP Beta will begin on August 3 on PlayStation 4, with Xbox One and PC betas to follow.

Here’s the beta schedule:

PlayStation 4 Private MP Beta Dates:
  • Weekend 1: 
    • Starts: August 3 at 10am PT
    • Ends: August 6 at 10am PT
  • Weekend 2: 
    • Starts: August 10 at 10am PT
    • Ends: August 13 at 10am PT
Xbox One Private MP Beta Dates:
  • Available for one weekend: 
    • Starts: August 10 at 10AM PT
    • Ends: August 13 at 10AM PT
PC Beta Dates:
  • PC Beta Early Access:
    • Starts: August 10 at 10am PT
  • PC Open Beta: 
    • Starts: August 11 at 10am PT
    • Ends: August 13 at 10am PT

How do I get access to the Private MP Beta?

You can get access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Multiplayer Beta by pre-ordering the game at retailers or digitally.

  • RETAILER PRE-ORDER: If you pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 at a retailer, you should have received a code from your retailer — either on your receipt or via an email — to redeem on Once you have redeemed the code on the Call of Duty website, you’re all set. Activision will send out another email, closer to the start of the beta on your platform, with your beta token to download the beta on your platform. Activision currently says that beta tokens will be emailed out at approximately 10AM PT on August 3 for PlayStation 4, and approximately 10AM PT on August 10 for Xbox One and PC. Those times are subject to change. We will update when we know more.
  • You can log in to and check to see if you are registered for the beta. The page will let you know at the top when you login if you have redeemed a code. Here’s what the top of the image will look like:

  • DIGITAL PRE-ORDERS: If you pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 digitally on PlayStation Store, Xbox One Store, or for PC, you do not need a code. Once the beta becomes available on your platform, you will be available to visit your platform’s store and download the beta.

Will pre-loading be available?

Activision has not confirmed yet if pre-loading will be available for the beta. They have stated that “more information is coming soon.”

Is PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold required?

In previous years, the Call of Duty betas did not require PlayStation Plus in order to play. We do not expect this year to be different, but if that changes we’ll let you know.

For Xbox One players, yes, an active Xbox Live Gold membership is required to play the beta.

Is the MP Beta an Open Beta?

Activision has stated that the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Beta is a “Private Beta” on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. They used that terminology for the Call of Duty: WWII Private Beta, and that beta was never opened up to those that did not pre-order. So, as of now, we do not expect Activision to open up the Private MP Beta.

For PC players on, yes the MP Beta is an open beta! Day 1 of the Beta, August 10, is a pre-order exclusive access, but at 10AM PT on August 11 through 10AM PT on August 13, the beta is an open beta for all PC players, who have a valid account, to play.

What content is available in the MP Beta?

Activision and Treyarch have announced the following content for the MP Beta:


  • Frequency: A covert listening station deep in the mountainous region of Hunan Province is being used to track strategic targets across the globe.
  • Contraband: Surveillance of an international arms smuggling operation has uncovered this shipping hub on a remote, uncharted island off the coast of Colombia.
  • Seaside: An anti-government protest in this quaint coastal Spanish town grew out of control and forced a military shutdown.
  • Payload: A defensive ICBM launch facility deep in an Icelandic mountain range has been infiltrated by hostile forces attempting to steal a nuclear warhead.
  • Hacienda
  • Gridlock


  • Team Deathmatch
  • Domination
  • Hardpoint
  • Search & Destroy
  • Control

The beta will also include 10 Specialists, the Pick 10 system, new gear, and more to try out.

Will beta stats carry over to the full game?

No, beta stats will not carry over the final game. All players will be reset after the beta ends.

Due note, however, for PlayStation 4 players: your beta stats will carry over from Weekend 1 of the Private MP Beta to Weekend 2 of the Private MP beta.

Activision and Treyarch have also stated that there will be rewards for those who play the beta, and those rewards will be available in the final game at the October 12 launch:

  • Everyone who plays in the Private Beta will receive a Beta Calling Card to use in-game at the game’s launch on October 12.
  • Players who reach max rank in the Private MP Beta will receive a permanent unlock token to use on whatever item in MP they would like to unlock at the game’s launch on October 12.

Is Blackout available in the Beta?

The first beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is a multiplayer-only beta. Activision has confirmed, however, that there will be separate Private Blackout Beta coming in September. The Private Blackout Beta will be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, but similar to the MP Beta, it will be available first on PS4.

More information to come later this summer about Blackout.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest Private Beta news! We’ll be sharing all of the latest info, including codes release, beta starts, etc. throughout the beta.


Call of Duty players want a Battlefield Portal inspired mode in the future

After FPS fans were blown away by Battlefield Portal’s reveal, Call of Duty fans want to see a similar mode in the future.



Battlefield Portal and Modern Warfare 2

Battlefield 2042’s REDACTED mode was finally announced at EA Play: Battlefield Portal. This is a hub for content from previous Battlefield games, and Call of Duty players want to see a similar mode in the future.

Like Battlefield, Call of Duty has depicted various theatres of war over the years, both real and fictional. Although Battlefield 2042 is set in the near future, as a throwback for long-time fans of the franchise, they’ve included Battlefield Portal.

This brings weapons, maps, vehicles, and more from Battlefield 1942, Bad Company 2, and Battlefield 3 into one, ultimate sandbox experience. Impressed with the new mode, Call of Duty fans have been asking for a similar experience.

Battlefield Portal vehicles

Call of Duty fans have been desperate for remasters of their favorite games from the franchise, with Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer being the most prominent. Black Ops Cold War is chock-full of maps from Black Ops 2, but players still want to see more content from the games they grew up with.

Battlefield 2042 found the solution to this with their new Portal mode. With access to a ton of content from previous Battlefield games, players can create almost any custom game mode they can dream up.

“And that’s how you incorporate remastered content into your game,” said renowned industry insider Tom Henderson after seeing the reveal. He followed this by theorizing that Call of Duty will create something similar in the “next 5 years.”

His theory was met with resounding excitement, with many Call of Duty players wanting to see their favorite multiplayer and Zombies experiences return in the same way.

Battlefield Portal “truly could be the next BIG THING for creators,” said popular YouTuber Chaosxsilencer. “Imagine a Call of Duty Portal with BO2, BO3, WaW, MW2, MW3 assets all usable and customizable.”

“The custom game options available with #BATTLEFIELD2042 and the Battlefield Portal are amazing. So many options and ways to be creative and have fun,” said Call of Duty news account ModernWarzone. “@RavenSoftware we need things like this in Warzone, especially with Battlefield announcing this today.”

With how extensive of a backlog Call of Duty has, it’s very likely that Activision will take inspiration from Battlefield’s exciting new mode – and the demand for it is certainly there.

If you can’t wait to play Battlefield 2042, you can check out how to get access to the Open Beta in September.

Image Credit: Activision / EA

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Zombies World Record beaten after nearly 300 hours of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

It took one Twitch streamer nearly 300 hours of gameplay to beat the World Record for Black Ops 3’s Nacht Der Untoten Zombies.



black ops 3 nacht der untoten

One player has done the unthinkable and beaten the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Nacht Der Untoten Zombies World Record by reaching round 255.

Zombies has a storied history dating all the way back to 2008 when Call of Duty: World at War came bundled with a bonus mini-game called ‘Nacht der Untoten.’ The legendary Nazi Zombies mode would go on to reach ridiculous levels of popularity to the point that Treyarch had to make extra Zombies maps.

Since then, virtually every single CoD title has included new versions and variations of the Zombies formula. Black Ops Cold War is currently enjoying the launch of Mauer Der Toten, the freshest Zombies experience.

However, one Twitch streamer has overlooked modern Zombies in favor of a previous game – Black Ops 3. After 20 days of playing the same game of Nacht Der Untoten on and off, a new World Record was set.

The feat was accomplished by CoD Zombies Twitch streamer TomPhantasy as he smashed the previous record by a staggering 40 rounds to reach Round 255.

Beginning his run on July 2, he spent the next 20 days clocking up nearly 300 hours of game time to obliterate the previous Nacht Der Untoten record.

Remarkably, he was only downed twice, and they both came once he’d surpassed the record figure anyway.

The final seconds of the footage are of the streamer clearing up the last few dregs of Zombies until the round icon in the bottom-left changes to 255.

This absolutely smashes the previous record of 216 rounds set by user Chihiro-516, and may never be beaten.

Dexerto was even able to secure an exclusive word with the streamer to get more reaction to his feat: “The Zombies community has been supporting me for months when I have been attempting this record through the highs and lows,” he said.

He continued: “I knew I had to keep going, because after 24.8 days the game freezes, This meant I had to play 13+ hours per day for those 25 days.”

Massive congratulations need to go to the player who was able to gut his way through an arduous three weeks of Zombies. With Mauer Der Toten very much the new Zombies craze, we wonder if he will one day attempt to set the record for it.

Also, for some more incredible accomplishments, check out the Cold War player who reached 10th Prestige without killing a single player.

Image Credit: Activision / TomPhantasy

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How much are COD Points? How to buy, price, how to spend & more

COD Points are the currency of Call of Duty. Here’s a guide on their price, how you can buy them, where to spend them, and what you can buy.



cod points cold war warzone

COD Points have become an integral part of Call of Duty games as they can buy some great cosmetics and other items to show off. So here’s a quick guide to tell you how much points cost, how you can buy them, where you can spend them, and what you can get.

The gaming landscape has changed over the years with the incorporation of microtransactions and live-gaming services. Many games offer extra content – with cosmetics being a big proponent of this. With Cold War and Warzone offering special Rambo and John McClane skins and bringing back legendary Operators like Soap and Captain Price, it becomes easy to see why players would want to spend COD Points.

Call of Duty offers a huge palette of extra goodies you can add to your game and requires COD Points to do so.

So with our detailed guide today, we’re going to run through the basics of COD Points to help you understand them, tell you what they do, and more.

cod points store in call of duty

What is the price of COD Points?

There are different amounts and bundles you can opt for when buying COD Points that are tailored to different needs.

Some players just need to top up their account with a few hundred points to get the latest bundle. Whereas some need a big restock with the intention of spending many points. The more points you want, the bigger the discounts grow.

Here are the different prices for the various COD Points bundles:

  • 200 COD Points for $1.99 or £1.79
  • 500 COD Points for $4.99 or £4.31
  • 1,000 (+100 Bonus) COD Points for $9.99 or £8.49
  • 2,000 (+400 Bonus) COD Points for $19.99 or £16.79
  • 4,000 (+1,000 Bonus) COD Points for $39.99 or £34.99
  • 7,000 (+2,500 Bonus) COD Points for $74.99 or £69.99
  • 10,000 (+3,000 Bonus) COD Points for $99.99 or £84.99

How do I buy COD Points?

cod points coins

You can be very flexible with how you buy COD Points as there are a few different ways to do so. To make sure you’re buying them for the right platform, just double-check with our guide on transferring COD Points across platforms.

These are the various ways you can procure COD Points.

Official website

This method is only for PC players.

A quick visit to the shop will take you to the aforementioned COD Points bundles, and you can take your pick.

PlayStation Store

This method is only for PlayStation players.

Head to the PlayStation Store either on your PS4, PS5, or on the Official website and you’ll find the same selection of COD Points bundles.

You will be able to purchase them using money or PSN credit.

Xbox Microsoft Store

This method is only for Xbox players.

Head to the Microsoft Store either on your Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, or on the Official website and you’ll find the same selection of COD Points bundles.

You will be able to purchase them using money or Xbox Gift cards.


Online or select physical retailers will have copious amounts of COD Points vouchers and gift cards for you to purchase. There will be no difference between official sales and retails sales as they will all sell the same bundles.

Where do I spend my COD Points?

Now that you have a nice bundle of COD Points, where do you actually go to spend them? Well, the answer is rather simple: head to the in-game store for the game you’re playing, browse, and buy.

What can I buy with COD Points?

Call of Duty’s currency is used to primarily buy two things: the Battle Pass for the current season and Bundles containing a variety of items.

Battle Pass

cod cold war battle pass

A Battle Pass is a paid Tier system that allows regular players to earn dozens of extra rewards and cosmetics for essentially playing the game.

Black Ops Cold War and Warzone are currently in Season Two of their respective lifecycles at the moment. Both titles are currently running in tandem with each other and share the same Battle Pass.

It features 100 Tiers for players to smash their way through the course of Season 2, and if players are committed enough, they can actually earn enough COD Points, through leveling up the pass, to get the next one for free.

You can buy the Cold War & Warzone Season 4 Battle Pass via a couple of different methods:


cod modern warfare bundles

The other main content you can buy is a wide range of Bundles and Operator Bundles. These special bundles vary in price, and each comes with its own unique items.

The collectibles you can expect to find are Calling Cards, Emblems, Operator Skins, Weapon Blueprints, Weapon Charms, and more.

Also, check out when Black Ops Cold War Season 5 and Warzone Season 5 are set to begin.

Image credits: Activision / Treyarch / Raven Software

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