No matter what platform you want to play it on, you can now get in a few practice rounds of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4. The open beta started for all console players on August 10th. The PC open beta began today, August 11th. It will run for all platforms until August 13th. Check out some gameplay from VentureBeat below:
In order to play the beta on console, you need to get a code from preordering the game. PC players just need access to Battle.net in order to jump into the beta.
This run of the beta focuses only on the traditional Call of Duty multiplayer. It features six different maps, six different game modes, and ten different specialists. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4‘s hotly anticipated take on a battle royale mode, entitled Blackout, is not a part of this beta. That mode will receive a dedicated beta run in September.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is taking a radical approach to the traditional formula that CoD games are known for. In addition to the Blackout mode, it is also the first Call of Duty game that will not have a cinematic single player campaign. Instead, developer Treyarch and publisher Activision are focusing on making the traditional multiplayer, battle royale Blackout mode, and fan-favorite Zombies mode as robust and polished as possible. Since there is not a campaign mode, it remains to be seen whether the game will actually follow the storyline that the Black Ops series has established.
Jump in the beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 now through the rest of the weekend. Keep an eye out for the Blackout beta in September, and stay tuned for more information on the game as it becomes available. Black Ops 4 sees its full release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 12th.