Get ready for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Activision has announced that players that have pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War digitally will be able to pre-load the Open Beta to play in Early Access.
Players on PlayStation 4 who missed out on Weekend 1 can preload the Black Ops Cold War beta now and get ready for Open Beta Weekend 2. There will be an option to download and pre-load the beta ahead of its Weekend 2. If you’re not near your console, you can use the link HERE to pre-load the beta remotely.
The beta file size on PlayStation 4 is 31GB.
Players who pre-ordered digitally can find the Open Beta file on the Xbox One by searching for Black Ops Cold War Beta. Once there, there will be an option to download and pre-load the beta ahead of its start. If you’re not near your console, you can use the link HERE to pre-load the beta remotely.
The beta file size on Xbox One is 20.5GB.
All PC players – regardless of pre-order – can pre-load the Black Ops Cold War Beta on PC. PC players require a Blizzard Battle.net account and client in order to play. Visit the Battle.net client, and look for Black Ops Cold War Beta under Partner games. Once there, there will be an option to download and pre-load the beta ahead of its start.
PC players who pre-ordered digitally can start playing the Beta on October 15 at 10AM PT. All PC players will be able join in on the fun starting October 17 at 10AM PT.
The beta file size on PC is 42.2GB.
There are no codes required to preload or get early access to the Black Ops Cold War beta for a digital preorder.
If you received a beta code by winning a giveaway, through Xfinity, or other service provides, then Activision will send you an email with your download code starting October 14.
As a reminder, here’s a look at the Black Ops Cold War Beta Schedule for Weekend 2:
- Weekend 2 — Beta on PS4, Xbox One, and PC
- Early Access for Xbox & PC Begins: October 15 at 10AM PT
- PS4 Open Beta Begins: October 15 at 10AM PT
- Xbox & PC Open Beta Begins: October 17
- Open Beta Ends: October 19 at 10AM PT
Keep your eyes peeled to CharlieIntel all week long for the latest news on the Black Ops Cold War Beta.
PlayStation exclusive Black Ops Cold War Zombies mode revealed
Sony PlayStation has announced the PlayStation exclusive content for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.
The exclusive PlayStation content is a brand new Zombies mode is called ‘Zombies Onslaught.’
Here’s the reveal trailer for this mode, posted by PlayStation:
Warning. Containment Breach. Dark Aether anomalies have infested familiar locations across the globe with hordes of the undead in an all new Zombies experience – Onslaught. Grab a teammate in this 2-player co-operative experience and fight off wave after increasingly difficult wave of zombies. You have one goal… survive. Fight hard enough and you’ll reap exclusive rewards. Experience Onslaught first on PlayStation.* *Not available on other platforms until Nov 1. 2021.
Onslaught Mode Overview:
In Zombies Onslaught, you and one other Operator will deploy to one of several locations derived from various Multiplayer maps with your custom loadouts. These are the very same loadouts you’ll carry into traditional Zombies and Multiplayer, complete with your preferred primary weapon, whether it be an LMG, heavy-hitting sniper rifle, or other fully kitted-out tool for zombie destruction.
Once you drop in, the onslaught begins; the Dark Aether Orb will confine your duo to a specific space on the map, where the undead will begin spawning in. Killing these zombies will power the Orb. Kill enough Zombies and the Orb will move. While you’re inside the Orb, you won’t take Dark Aether damage from outside the specific map zone the Orb protects, helping keep players alive as they fight increasingly difficult undead enemies, with each “surge” bringing more resilient, faster and deadlier zombies.
As the Orb gains power and you clear out more enemies, expect to stay on the move as the safe area shifts to different areas around the map, forcing you to change strategies on the fly while fending off the undying horde.
Surges can also include Elite enemies, more powerful adversaries compared to the regular zombified masses. However, don’t count them as cannon fodder: the restricted area can bring them within arm’s length, which is all they need to bring you and your duo down.
For the sake of scoring, Elites should be your primary target, as you’ll receive either a Bronze, Silver, or Gold ranking based on the number of Elites you and your partner can defeat.
By achieving a specific rank, you will unlock useful rewards for use across Zombies and Multiplayer. Each season, new maps and rewards will be introduced for PS4 and PS5 players.
The Zombies Onslaught will be timed exclusive until November 1, 2021.
The overall Zombies experience, including the main storyline maps, will be on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC.
Activision x PlayStation
Activision and PlayStation have continued their partnership for Call of Duty since 2015, and has changed over the years. It started off as giving PlayStation players DLC first, then moving to all new post launch content first.
In 2019, the deal changed to allow all post launch maps & modes to release simultaneously on all platforms, but gave PlayStation players timed exclusive content, including Modern Warfare’s Survival mode, for one year.
Black Ops Cold War music composed by Jack Wall
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.
Black Ops Cold War Beta Oct 18 Patch Notes: Attachments
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:
- 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.
- Addressed an issue where Activision Friends were shown offline when they were online.
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