How to get access to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s private beta

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s multiplayer betas will be hitting consoles and PC in August.

The private beta for Treyarch’s shooter will be available first on PS4, with a PS4 exclusive period kicking off on August the 3rd and running to August the 6th.

There will then be another console beta from August the 10th to August the 13th, for both PS4 and Xbox One players.

PC players haven’t been forgotten either, with a PC open beta running from August the 11th to the 13th for anyone with a account.

What’s in the Black Ops 4 private beta?

Well, developers Treyarch have confirmed a few things so far.

This early taste of the multiplayer mode comes with 6 maps, according to Treyarch’s director of communications & social media John Rafacz: Frequency, Payload, Contraband, Seaside, Hacienda, and Gridlock.

You’ll also have a choice of 5 game modes to enjoy with returning favourites Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint, and Search & Destroy, along with a new match type: Control. Here, teams take it in turns to attack and defend objectives, in a tactical mode that requires strong teamwork.

We had a chance to play a round of Control at the Black Ops 4 reveal event, which you can check out below.

Finally, those who take part in the beta will get a unique calling card to display in-game, while every player that manages to hit the max rank during the beta will get a permanent unlock token they can redeem when Black Ops 4 comes out on the 12th of October.

How do I get access to Black Ops 4’s private beta?

To get access to the private beta, you’ll need to pre-order Black Ops 4, and there’s no better place to do so than GAME, thanks to our exclusive Specialist Edition.

This version of Black Ops 4 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One comes with a copy of the game, access to the private beta, bonus digital items, and 1100 Call of Duty points.

When is the Black Ops 4 private Blackout beta?

Activision have also confirmed that a Blackout beta will be launching in September. Stay tuned to for more news on its release later this summer.