It’s finally time: The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Multiplayer Beta Weekend 1 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 MP before the October 12 launch.

How to Get Access: 

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 Multiplayer 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 Activision has sent out emails with beta download codes, which you need to redeem on the PlayStation 4 store — so check your emails!

Beta Content: 

Weekend 1 of the Private Multiplayer Beta features 10 Playable specialists, 6 maps, and 4 modes.


  • Control
    • Our signature new game mode designed to bring out the best of tactical Specialist gameplay.
  • Chaos Team Deathmatch
    • A playlist that takes our ever-popular non-objective based game modes and adds a twist. The format here is 6 vs. 6, and allows two of each Specialist per team for chaotic fun. Includes Team Deathmatch and Kill Confirmed*.
  • Capture Moshpit
    • This playlist combines our fast-paced favorite objective modes, Domination and Hardpoint, for palm-sweating action.
  • Search & Destroy*
    • If you’re into slower-paced strategy, this one is for you. With new Specialist weapons and equipment, the tension is palpable.


  • 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: A lavish vineyard estate situated on a quiet lake in the Spanish countryside, home to a high-ranking crime syndicate boss.
  • Gridlock: A Japanese metropolis whose city center has been jammed up by a bank heist gone wrong.

Weekend 1 of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Multiplayer Beta ends on Monday, August 6 at 10AM PT!

If you experience any issues during the beta, please reach out to Activision Support via their site or on Twitter.

Weekend 2 of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Multiplayer Beta begins on Friday, August 10 at 10AM PT and ends on Monday, August 13 at 10AM PT on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The PC Beta also goes live in Early Access on August 10 at 10AM PT for those who pre-purchased Black Ops 4. The PC Open Beta goes live on August 11 at 10AM PT for all users.

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