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Call of Duty 2020 Internal Alpha ‘The Red Door’ appears on Xbox Store

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Call of Duty 2020’s internal alpha, which is called The Red Door, has appeared on the Xbox Store overnight.

The listing says it’s a shooter title published by Activision Publishing Inc. and requires a code in order to download and play the game. With it being restricted to internal developers only, there is no way to actually get a code and download this to any Xbox Ones outside of Activision.

The description for The Red Door reads:

There is more than one truth. If you go looking for answers, be ready to question everything and accept that nothing will ever be the same. The Red Door awaits, do you dare step through it?

This is now the second platform ‘The Red Door’ alpha has appeared on. It first showed up in June on PlayStation 4 with a code name of COD2020, confirming that this file is in fact for the 2020 title.

The Red Door on Xbox is 81GB in size, according to the store listing. This internal alpha listing is most likely appearing as the studio and company wants more employees and QA testers to continue to test out the new title. With COVID-19 and offices closed, having to put up internal alphas is how they can test the game extensively internally.

Call of Duty 2020 is expected to be Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, developed by Treyarch. The game has still not officially been revealed yet, and we’re now in mid-July, making it the latest a Call of Duty game has not been revealed by.

With COVID-19 and the shift in the development of this game over the last two years, it’s left some uneasy as to the reasoning behind not showcasing the game yet.

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Black Ops Cold War music composed by Jack Wall

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Jack Wall has been confirmed as the composer for the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War theme.

As first reported by SPIN, Jack Wall returns to compose the theme for the game, after being featured composer for previous Call of Duty: Black Ops games.

“I wanted to create something for the main menu that immediately said very clearly ‘Cold War’: Reagan, Brezhnev, Soviet choir,” Wall said. “I wrote a distinctly ‘of the era’ Soviet-sounding theme, mixing Soviet choir and orchestra with dark synths. Making music and sounds from the ‘80s — [using instruments like] Moog Modular, Minimoog, and CS80, as well as other soft synths — to give it that dark, shadowy Black Ops feel in the time of larger-than-life Cold War political figures like Reagan and Brezhnev.”

Treyarch has also released the Black Ops Cold War main music theme song on their YouTube Channel.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is available on November 13 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

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Black Ops Cold War Beta Oct 18 Patch Notes: Attachments

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Treyarch has released a new game settings update for the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Crossplay Beta.

The new update on October 18 unlocks attachments for everyone to use across the board. Treyarch wants fans to try out all the different combinations available in the Gunsmith before the beta ends.

In addition, the beta is being extended for an extra 24 hours, now ending on October 20 at 10AM PT thanks to the community finishing a new Easter Egg.

The update also brings up stability update and fixes to the Beta.

See the full patch notes below, and dive in before the Beta ends!

October 18 Patch Notes:

ALL ATTACHMENTS UNLOCKED + 2XP CONTINUES

Today, we’ve unlocked all attachments for every weapon to help everyone test out a wider variety of loadouts for the remainder of the Beta, and 2XP continues for all players so everyone can rank up twice as fast unlock more weapons. Get out there and build your perfect loadout for every situation.

OPEN BETA EXTENDED 24 HOURS!

Thanks to the Call of Duty community’s code-breaking efforts to uncover more hidden secrets via Pawn Takes Pawn, an extra day of the Beta has been unlocked for everyone! The Crossplay Open Beta now ends at 10AM PT on Tuesday, Oct. 20th.

We’ve also implemented some new stability improvements in our latest update:

STABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur if the player’s score tracking was not set properly.
  • Fixed a rare crash that could occur in certain cases when a disconnected player was going to be awarded credit for a kill.

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  • Addressed an issue where Activision Friends were shown offline when they were online.

SOURCE: Treyarch

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Black Ops Cold War Crossplay Open Beta now offline

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The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Crossplay Open Beta has ended.

Stay tuned to this post as we provide updates as the beta continues for the second and final weekend.

Tuesday, October 20 Update:

The Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War Beta is now offline.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches Friday, November 13 on PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.

Sunday, October 18 Update:

The Black Ops Cold War Open Beta continues on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC!

On Sunday, October 18, Treyarch released a new game settings update for the Beta that updated all weapons to have a Max rank for players. This should allow players the chance to experience all attachments across the beta and build out loadouts in the Gunsmith.

In addition, as mentioned earlier, the Black Ops Cold War Beta has been extended! It will now end on Tuesday, October 20 at 10AM PT – a 24 hour extension.

Stay tuned for the latest news as the Beta wraps up.

Saturday, October 17 Update:

Black Ops Cold War Beta is now an Open Beta on Xbox One, PC, and PlayStation 4 for all players — no pre-order or codes required!

You can start downloading and playing the Open Beta now by visiting the PlayStation Store, Xbox One Store, or Battle.net and downloading the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Open Beta file. 

The beta file is 30GB on PS4, 20.1GB on Xbox One, and 40GB on PC.

If you’re having trouble finding it, here’s a direct link:

On PlayStation 4, PlayStation Plus is not required; on Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold is required. And for PC players, a valid and active Blizzard Battle.net account is required. 

Alongside the beta becoming Open for everyone, Treyarch has increased the Level Cap to Level 40. More content is now available to unlock and test out, including: 

  • WEAPONS: RPD light machine gun, RPG-7 launcher, Magnum pistol + more
  • PERKS: Quartermaster, Ninja
  • SCORESTREAKS: Air Patrol, Chopper Gunner
  • WILDCARD: Perk Greed
  • EQUIPMENT: Decoy, Semtex
  • FIELD UPGRADE: Jammer

In addition, Treyarch has made a playlist update to add a returning mode: Control! Control first debuted in Black Ops 4, and it’s back in Black Ops Cold War. 

Control joins our selection of 6v6 modes in the Crossplay Open Beta. We’re excited to bring back this Black Ops 4 fan-favorite, where opposing teams fight to capture or defend two objectives on the map or wipe out the other team before running out of lives.

Each team of up to six players has 30 lives distributed among the team, injecting a new layer of strategy for both attacking and defending teams. Jump into Control this weekend on Cartel, Miami, and Moscow

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Open Beta Weekend 2 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC is live until Tuesday, October 20 at 10AM PT.

Drop in and get your last hands on experience with the game before the November 13 launch! 


Friday, October 16 Update:

The Black Ops Cold War Beta Weekend 2 continues. Open Beta is LIVE on PlayStation 4, and Xbox & PC players can play with a digital pre-order. 

New in the beta on October 16: Treyarch has activated Double XP and Double Weapon XP to help players level up! 

Starting Friday, Oct. 16th, we’re enabling 2XP and 2X Weapon XP for everyone throughout the rest of the Crossplay Open Beta weekend! 

We’ve heard your feedback about wanting to try out more attachments on the weapons available in the Beta, and with even more weapons joining the fray as we increase the level cap on Thursday and Saturday, we’re cutting the time it takes to level up your weapons in half. Enjoy!

This will allow you to get to higher player rank and weapon level in order to unlock and experience more of the content during the Beta. 

Double XP and Double Weapon XP are live until the Beta ends.

The Black Ops Cold War Beta becomes an Open Beta on all platforms starting October 17 at 10AM PT. 

Black Ops Cold War Beta ends Monday, October 19 at 10AM PT. 


Thursday, October 15 Update:

Starting now, Xbox One and PC players that pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War digitally can play the Black Ops Cold War Beta in Early Access! And, all PlayStation 4 players can jump back into the action as the Open Beta continues.

This weekend of the Beta features Cross Play between PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, allowing players on all platform to play with and against each other. You can invite your friends through the Activision friends feature and play with all players — regardless of platform.

Black Ops Cold War Weekend 2 Beta for PS4, Xbox One, and PC features 6v6 modes and 12v12 Combined Arms: Domination & Assault, the debut of Hardpoint, and Fireteam: Dirty Bomb.

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:

Treyarch has released a schedule of what to expect during the Beta weekend.

  • NEW on Thursday, October 15:
    • New Level Cap: 31
    • New mode: Fireteam: Dirty Bomb & Hardpoint
    • New maps: Ruka & Alpine (both are Fireteam maps)
  • NEW on Sat., October 17:
    • New Level Cap: 40
    • New mode: Control

Fireteam: Dirty Bomb is a brand new mode that Treyarch is debuting in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. This mode features 40 players with 10 teams of 4.

Treyarch has also made a host of weapon tuning updates for Weekend 2 of the Beta.

Beta Updates:

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 from what was changed from Alpha.

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. Get an in-depth look at the best settings to use for FOV on our Dexerto site.

Field of View Settings
Field of View Settings

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.

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