Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has a beta that is starting on different dates. Playstation 4 owners had an exclusive opportunity to play the beta (which ends Monday, August 6, 2018). There are more betas coming up that you might be able to access.
PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will be able to experience the Beta during the second weekend, which will take place from 10am PT Friday, August 10 until 10am PT on Monday, August 13.
To gain access to the console Beta, you will need a Private Beta key that will be provided when pre-ordering the game from select retailers. Players that pre-order digitally through the PlayStation Store or Xbox Store will automatically be registered to participate in the Beta.
There is also an PC Open Beta which will take place from 10am PT Saturday, August 11 until 10am PT Monday, August 13. To access this beta, you will need a Battle.net account. Those who pre-purchase Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through Battle.net will also get a full extra day – beginning at 10am PT on Friday, August 10 – to play with their friends and community members.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is scheduled to be released on October 12, 2018.
Blizzard announced that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for PC will be available exclusively on Blizzard Battle.net this fall. By “exclusively”, Blizzard means that the game will not be accessible on Mac through Battle.Net. Some of Blizzard’s other games are accessible by both Mac and PC. The Call of Duty Black Ops 4 website says the game will be available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One In the announcement, Blizzard says:
Players on Battle.Net will get all the same benefits as other games on the platform, including cross-game chat, social features via the mobile app, groups, and more. You’ll always be connected to your friends, whether they’re playing Blizzard games or Black Ops 4.
The announcement on the Call of Duty: Black Ops website said:
For the first time, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is coming to Blizzard Battle.net in a fully-optimized for PC experience and fully integrated into Battle.net social features. Developed in partnership between Treyarch and Beenox, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be the most robust, refined, and customizable PC shooter experience we’ve ever created. Features include uncapped framerate, 4K resolution, HDR, support for ultrawide monitors and additional features built for the PC community.
Players can preorder Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 now from either PlayStation Store or the Blizzard Store. The game will be released on October 12, 2018, on all platforms, including Blizzard Battle.net. Blizzard has pointed out in an FAQ that players can use their Blizzard Balance to purchase Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 from the Blizzard Store. Players who preorder the game from the Call of Duty Black Ops 4 website can get access to the Private Beta.