Black Ops 4 private multiplayer beta comes to PS4 first with exclusive weekend on 3rd August

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Black Ops 4 private multiplayer beta comes to PS4 first with exclusive weekend on 3rd August

Get full details on the maps and modes coming in Treyarch’s shooter next month, plus news on the private Blackout beta in September

Today, we’re excited to announce that there are two betas on the Black Ops 4 horizon: a private multiplayer beta in August, as well as a wholly separate private Blackout beta in September. PlayStation players will get the first access to the private multiplayer beta starting at 5pm BST / 6pm CEST on 3rd August, via an exclusive PlayStation 4 beta weekend.

The team at Treyarch is 100% committed to ensuring the best possible day one gameplay experience, and the feedback generated from going hands-on will allow us to do just that – which is why we can’t wait to get the game into everyone’s hands.


Available to those who have pre-ordered Black Ops 4 for PlayStation 4*, the private multiplayer beta will give the public a hands-on opportunity to enjoy grounded combat, fluid gameplay, our Pick 10 system, new Gear and Loadouts, as well as explosive tactical play. And that’s just scraping the surface! To better prepare you, here is some intel that should come in handy for you:


Specialists bring special equipment and game-changing weapons into the fight. On a single team, each player will choose a specific Specialist:

  • Recon
  • Crash
  • Battery
  • Torque
  • Ruin
  • Seraph
  • Ajax
  • Firebreak
  • Nomad
  • Prophet


Specialist skills can be combined through tactical teamplay for creative and highlight-reel ready gameplay. Discovering unique and powerful ways to use the different Specialists’ abilities and weapons is one of many reasons to test out each of the Specialists during the beta.

You can still be a Call of Duty badass on your own, but there is a great deal of power that can be unlocked when you combine talents to work as a team.

Modes & maps

The private multiplayer beta returns several fan-favourite game modes including Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint and Domination. Also, be on the lookout for Search & Destroy – the first time that the mode will be playable in Black Ops 4. The beta will also offer participants a chance to experience the newest game mode: Control.

In Control, teams are tasked with either attacking or defending two static objectives. Each team has a limited number of lives in this first-to-three-wins match-up, so strategic strikes and defensive positioning are a necessity. The clock also factors into gameplay as each round is timed, making for frenetic and fun gunfights.

All the private multiplayer beta game modes will be available on four playable maps:

  • Frequency: A covert listening station deep in the mountainous region of Hunan Province is being used to track strategic targets across the globe.
  • Contraband: Surveillance of an international arms smuggling operation has uncovered this shipping hub on a remote, uncharted island off the coast of Colombia.
  • Seaside: An anti-government protest in this quaint coastal Spanish town grew out of control and forced a military shutdown.
  • Payload: A defensive ICBM launch facility deep in an Icelandic mountain range has been infiltrated by hostile forces attempting to steal a nuclear warhead.


Along the way, PlayStation players will be treated to two brand new maps, new to the Black Ops 4 Multiplayer rotation: Hacienda and Gridlock.

With the beta, our intention was to provide a range of maps that support various playstyles: verticality for long-range experts, tight corners and areas for melee and shotgun players, and plenty of open-space and cover for assault weapon veterans.

In closing…

The benefit of a multiplayer beta is that it gives us the opportunity to assess the game with a broader pool of players and ultimately deliver on the best day one experience possible. So, thank you for playing and doing your part to help us make Black Ops 4 all it can be!

We can’t wait to see you online!

*MP beta starts 3rd August 3, 2018 on PS4. Actual platform availability and launch date(s) of MP and Blackout beta subject to change. See for more details. Minimum beta duration is 3 days. Limited time only, while beta codes last, at participating retailers. Internet connection required.

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  • Thank the lawd for id software still making great single player fps games. If this game doesn’t fail I’ll seriously question the gaming community as a whole. It looks like a total cash grab. All flash and no substance

    • You don’t need to question anyone, players may like multiplayer only game! Do they question you why you just play single player? (as you even don’t have plus). I will definitely try this game and I think its battle royal will be great!

    • Can questions what I like, bud. That’s the great thing about free speech. Also I don’t just play single player. I can just identify when a developer has clearly put no effort into creating something. Three years in development and it looks identical to Blops 3 but it’s actually missing features of the previous game. Which I actually enjoyed… Both campaign and multiplayer.

    • Also, this is my main account, bud. Was dealing with a support issue for my Sony TV and it was done through a different email. Forgot to log out before I came here.

    • Hah I was like this dude has no avatar and no plus, [DELETED] is he doing here! lol

    • overwatch, more like overflop! Blizzard should come back when they make a campaign!

  • “… So, thank you for playing and doing your part to help us make Black Ops 4 all it can be! We can’t wait to see you online!”

    Sorry to disappoint you, but you’ll be waiting till the cows come home.

  • aye. like i will preorder a game to have acces to the demo. if i cant try out the mp beforehand i wont buy your game, easy as that, i had enough call of dutys to not trust you guys anymore bofore testing it myself.

  • Well, It’s about time. I’ve enjoyed Black Ops 3 for straight two years, but after that it was enough. Skipped IW for many reasons and sticked with WW2 which was the best cod since MW3, but not only the developer, the players are too ruined the game. Expect some dropshots, jumpshots and campers. No matter what, they’re camping (crouching, laying down), people only care about their k/ds instead of winning the match for their team. I hope you guys will do something about this, cause there is no other word (pathetic) for those people who ‘play’ like this.

    Instead of TDM I want to play Kill Confirmed. In the previous two or three games, no one played Uplink or whatever you call.

    Btw i’m excited for the beta as in every year. Hope i wont get disappointed.

    • Well, RIP your wallet. Feeding the trolls as usual…

    • It doesn’t mean I’m going to buy this. Trying the beta can be free. If I pre-order the game from our local shop, they’re going give me a code, and i can cancel my pre-order whenever i want. Or, you can buy beta codes from ebay or amazon. (pretty cheap)

      I only have MW3, BO2, Ghost, BO3 and WW2.

  • I tried BO3 when it was free, it was not exactly good. There was so many outright amateurish things, it wasn’t even fun or remotely difficult, just kind of samey and boring.

    But as we all know the same people will buy this samey junk over and over and over due to who knows what reason, so you don’t need to try.

  • I’m still scratching my head as to why this garbage is $100 in Australia. At least Konami did SOMETHING right by not selling it at the full 60 USD RRP!

    Also if anyone is reading this just play Black Ops: Declassified for the PlayStation Vita instead. It may have been a disappointment (not to mention it’s the only game Activi$ion ever made for that system) but at least it ACTUALLY has a SP campaign…

  • There is no boundaries in COD devs laziness, this game has no campaign, looks same as previous one, and has few new mechanics like boots on ground (which always was like this but than they decided to make stupid futuristic games, now they are branding this like huge improvement). only new thing about it is battle-royal mode which nobody has seen yet and no ones knows if it will be any good. So despite all this what i just said somebody has still pre-ordered this game COD fun boy is detected and this people are people who killed once everyone’s favorite title

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