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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War is here! The direct sequel to the original and fan-favorite Call of Duty®: Black Ops.

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October 07, 2020 – CraigBGP Team

What to expect in the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta!

Activision and Treyarch invite you to an "unforgettable Black Ops Cold War Beta". Play it as early as mid October, well before the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on November 13th 2020. When does the Cold War Beta for PC gamers start? How do you play in Early Access? All info here.

Prepare for battle as the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta is just around the corner. While the Playstation 4 players will be able to jump in this weekend (with their exclusive beta), PC players can look forward to getting their hands on the PC Beta from next week. As with previous COD Beta events, the game will have an exclusive pre-order early access period, as well as an open beta for everyone else 2 days later. Anyone who pre-orders Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, for example at Gamesplanet can start the fight on October 15th until October 19th. Those who do not want to jump in early by pre-ordering can play from October 17th.

Play in the Beta to unlock the SMG Weapon Blueprint for the full game

Anyone who is serious about Call of Duty will be happy about every item unlocked in the game and by taking part in the upcoming Beta you'll be able to get your hands on an exclusive weapon blueprint, which will carry over to the full release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Activision is offering the SMG Weapon blueprint for beta participants who reach at least level 10 during the Open or Closed Beta. So it's worth participating.

Weapon blueprints allow you to use individual equipment that either has unique selling points because of its name and eye-catching appearance, or with a variety of pre-assembled attachements within the armory. With such attachments you can adapt the armament to your playstyle and thus give you a slight advantage over your foes. If you reach level 10 in the Cold War Beta, you will receive the SMG (Mutual Animosity) Weapon Blueprint for when the full game launches on November 13th.

What is included in the COD Black Ops Cold War Beta?

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will also feature an adrenaline fueled single player campaign. Ultimately, however, most COD gamers will be interested in the numerous multiplayer modes, which also guarantee Cold War a very long life cycle thanks to the frequent updates. This is what the beta of Black Ops Cold War is all about, with a mix of game modes, different locations and playlists. How will the COD community react to the multiplayer? Can the servers withstand the onslaught? Which game modes are particularly well received? Let's find out together from October 15th.

For the beta, developer Treyarch and publisher Activision are focusing on classic Black Ops modes such as the classic 6 vs. 6 and "Combined Arms" with two teams of 12 players each. The Beta will also feature the brand new "Fireteam: Dirty Bomb" game mode that'll see 40 players battling it out over a large map (much like the Ground War mode from COD MW). Expect to be fighting on multiple locations from the Cold War, such as Miami, Moscow and the Black Sea.

Make progress in the beta with the typical promotion system for the series and unlock new equipment for your missions. New weapons, field equipment and even espionage techniques will be added to your inventory as your rank increases. Activision is also providing updates and "a few surprises" for the beta. Whatever they may be!

When does the COD Black Ops Cold War PC Beta start?

The Cold War beta extends over two weekends, with the first being exclusive to the PS4 (which isn't really interesting for us PC gamers). So when can PC players get their hands on the Beta and when does it end?

Cold War PC Closed Beta start time for pre-ordering:

Thursday, 15th October 2020 (Battle.net). Time: 10am PDT / 6pm BST / 7pm CEST

Cold War PC Open Beta start time for everyone:

Saturday, 17th October 2020 (Battle.net). Time: 10am PDT / 6pm BST / 7pm CEST

End of the Cold War Beta:

Monday, October 19th. Time: TBA.
Tuesday, October 20th. Time: 10am PDT / 6pm BST / 7pm CEST

Activision has extended the Open Beta for everyone for a further 24hrs!

When can we preload the COD Black Ops Cold War PC Beta?

To ensure that all players can hit the battlefields on time, Activision is opening the download lines in advance for the preload of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. The closed beta for PC gamers will start on October 15th and two days before the preload phase begins, which will let you be ready for the start of the Beta.

Cold War Beta PC Preload Start: October 13th at 8am PDT / 4pm BST / 5pm CEST

COD Cold War PC Beta System Requirements

A "beefeater" weapon does not necessarily require a "beefy PC". What PC hardware is sufficient for your beta experience with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War? Here are the minimum and recommended system requirements required to jump into the Beta:

Minimum system requirements for the Cold War PC Beta

  • OS: Windows 7 64-bit (SP1) or Windows 10 64-bit (1803 or later)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k or equivalent AMD CPU
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 670 2 GB / GTX 1650 4 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Hard drive space required: 45 GB
  • Network: Broadband Internet
  • Sound: DirectX compatible, requires a DirectX 12 compatible machine

Recommended Cold War Beta system requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-bit (with the latest service pack)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770K or equivalent AMD CPU
  • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4 GB / GTX 1660 Super 6 GB or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
  • Memory: 16 GB RAM
  • Hard drive space required: 45 GB
  • Network: Broadband Internet
  • Sound: DirectX compatible, requires a DirectX 12 compatible machine

Pre-order to get Early Access to the Beta + Instant Rewards for COD MW

Pre-orderers can activate their Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War directly after purchase at Gamesplanet thanks to a direct connection to the Battle.net servers. So our customers are perfectly prepared for the upcoming beta phase and preload. How to activate the Standard or the Ultimate Edition of COD Black Ops Cold War without delay is described in detail in our Pre-Order Guide. All pre-orderers for COD Black Ops Cold War will receive the Woods Operator Package as an instant reward for use in Modern Warfare and COD Warzone. See what the various editions and bonuses are included with COD Black Ops Cold War in out Version Comparison

Of course those who pre-order the game from Gamesplanet will be able to get into the Early Access Beta from October 15th. Pre-order Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War from Gamesplanet and activate directly after your purchase to be ready for the preload next week. As an official partner of Activision you can be sure that you'll be getting the full experience + Early Beta access (plus instant bonuses for COD MW/Warzone after activation).

The Gamesplanet team wishes you lots of fun in the Cold War beta. Stay frosty!

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marcus567 1 0

I hope they won't abandon warzone because of this new game

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CraigBGP Team 1 0

Warzone will be featured in Black Ops Cold War too, but it's unclear how they'll handle it as both MW and CW feature different gameplay. My guess is they'll do a new Warzone for CW, but I am not 100% sure.

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