A recent Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 leak may have revealed when the shooter’s teased multiplayer beta is going live.
GameStop Germany recently posted information on its retail listing for Black Ops 4 that publisher Activision has yet to divulge. The listing stated that the private beta is slated to go live for all platforms in August, which aligns with the timeframes of previous Call of Duty betas. While access codes will be sent out to PS4 and Xbox One players shortly before it starts, PC players will not need codes, because the beta will apparently be open on PC.
The translation of the listing’s beta details—which have since been removed—can be found below, courtesy of Call of Duty news site Charlie Intel.
Anticipated launch of Private Beta is in August. The BETA access codes will be sent shortly before the beta starts. Minimum duration of the beta: 3 days. Internet connection required. Also in August the Open Beta for the PC version takes place! For the PC version, no codes are sent because no code is needed for playing.
The listing confirms the beta will run for at least three days, but PS4 players should expect to enjoy it for a bit longer. The European version of the game’s multiplayer reveal trailer confirms that PS4 players will get to access the beta first, although it isn’t specified how much extra time those players will get with it, and Activision has yet to confirm any of the leaked details.
To take part in the beta, players need only preorder the game, which apparently doesn’t apply to PC players. It seems like the beta will only include the normal competitive multiplayer, and not the game’s Blackout battle royale mode for which fans recently made some educated guesses about map size.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is slated to launch October 12th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Source: Charlie Intel