Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer and Blackout beta dates announced

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Treyarch is doing Call of Duty a little differently this go around with Black Ops 4 on the way. "The community feedback generated from going hands-on is always incredibly important, and it's never been more so than with Blackout", added Treyarch Senior Producer, Yale Miller. An additional beta session will take place the following weekend for all platforms-PS4, Xbox One, and PC-although the PC test will only be accessible through the Battle.net service.

Two betas will be held for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and the first is the multiplayer beta.

To gain access to the console beta, players will need a a Private Beta key provided when pre-ordering the game from select retailers. It will also offer a handful of modes to play, including fan favorites such as Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint, and Search & Destroy, as well as Black Ops 4's brand-new Control mode. Early Access will start on August 10 at 10:00 a.m. PT while an open beta will begin a day later on August 11.

Control: Teams alternate between attacking and defending two static objectives with limited lives. Unfortunately, Blackout doesn't have a definitive start date or time, but, as stated by Treyarch, "As we get closer to September, we'll share more information about what you can expect from the Private Blackout Beta, first on PS4 - for now, we wanted you to know that it was on the way".

Let's be honest though, most players are probably more interested in the Blackout beta.

The "Black Ops 4" Blackout beta comes first to PS4 in September. Those who achieve max rank during the beta, meanwhile, will earn a Permanent Unlock Token, which can be used toward any piece of Create-a-Class content in the full game.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 comes to PS4, Xbox One and PC Oct.12.

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