Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta Problems

The PS4 Black Ops 3 beta is live and gamers are already running into some Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta problems that limit what you can do in the game.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta problems range from missing beta download tokens, invalid codes to problems connecting to the server and a long and random Black Ops 3 beta error code.

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Activision started the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta early on Tuesday August 18th, but the official kick off is today on the PS4. The PC and Xbox One Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta starts in a week, so if you are on those platforms there is a very good reason you cannot download the beta yet.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta problems from the PS4 Black Ops 3 beta.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta problems from the PS4 Black Ops 3 beta.

Here are the most common Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta problems and when possible how to fix the issues.

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Missing Black Ops 3 Beta Tokens

[contextly_sidebar id=”kgiFohnysxjhkdNc96swy9LEhrNC6zki”]Starting on Tuesday Activision sent out Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta tokens for the PlayStation 4. The first thing to do is check your spam folder that is attached to your Call of Duty account. This may be different from the email used on your PSN account.

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This all requires registration, so make sure you’ve done that. If you still cannot find your Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta token, you can fill out this form to request a new one.

Invalid PS4 Black Ops 3 Beta Code

There are some PS4 Black Ops 3 beta token problems.

There are some PS4 Black Ops 3 beta token problems.

We’re seeing a number of reports from users who received a PS4 Black Ops 3 beta token, but cannot redeem it because it is invalid. There were some problems with code redemption on PSN yesterday, so it’s worth trying again now.

Update: There are also reports of invalid Xbox One Black Ops 3 beta codes and Treyarch is working on a fix. Read more – Xbox One Black Ops 3 Beta Problems Frustrate Users

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If you still get an error that your PS4 Black Ops 3 Beta token ins invalid you should use the Black Ops 3 Beta Token Request Form. You can also ask someone you know for a spare code as users get three.

Slow Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta Downloads

Some users are experiencing slow PS4 Black Ops 3 beta downloads.

Some users are experiencing slow PS4 Black Ops 3 beta downloads.

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The PS4 Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta download took a long time. The 12.3GB file took almost eight hours to download on release night with a 30 MB down connection. This is obscenely long and much longer than the estimates that Activision suggests.

Due to the high volume of players accessing Sony’s network, you may experience slow downloads due to the size of the download, as well as your region and the speed of your Internet connection. If your Internet connection’s download speed is 10 MB, the download can take up to 3 and a half hours. On a 25 MB connection, the download can take an hour and 15 minutes. On a 50 MB connection, the download can take up to an hour.

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Above is Activision’s statement on the matter. If you can connect to a wired connection, that is the best way to improve your download speeds. Pausing and then starting the download may improve speeds.

PS4 Black Ops 3 Beta Cannot Install Error

After you download the beta file some users see an error Cannot Install Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta. This is frustrating, but it is easy to fix. You need to be on the latest PS4 system software to play the beta. Upgrade your PS4 to 2.57 and then you can install the PS4 Black Ops 3 beta.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Server is Not Available

The most common issue we are seeing once you get access to the game is, “The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 server is not available.” The error code is “A.B.C.D.E.F.-H.I.J.K.-._.N.-.-.-.-.-.-.U.”

If you see this Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta problem and error code, you should try again later, it is likely not your specific connection.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Error Codes

We are also seeing a number of other Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta code errors, crashes and freezes on the PS4. These do not appear widespread, but there are enough reports to know that if you see them you are not alone.

Try restarting your PS4 and playing the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta again, but this is not a guaranteed fix.

PS4 Black Ops 3 Networking Problems

Users report that there many people playing the PS4 Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta are on a strict NAT, which makes it hard to play in a party. We are able to play with an open NAT, but this is a very common problem.

Expect some Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta networking problems.

Expect some Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta networking problems.

We also heard about games with 12 players loading up to a single player on the map, likely due to network issues.

The odds are good that some of these Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta problems with the network and connectivity will see fixes with a patch or server-side update.

There are also some spawn problems, which may be related to network connectivity.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta Paintshop Not Working

Restart the beta if you have problems using the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Paintshop feature.

Restart the beta if you have problems using the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Paintshop feature.

One of the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 features is Paintshop, which allows you to customize your weapons in the game. This is not working for every user in the PS4 Black Ops 3 beta.

If Paintshop is broken for you, you need to close Black OPs 3 and re-open it to fix the problem.

Xbox One Black Ops 3 Beta: 10 Things to Try

Try Out Each Specialist

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Try Out Each Specialist

Black Ops 3 is going to be introducing several new elements to the Call of Duty franchise. One of the biggest is the addition of Specialists. Specialists come with their own look but more importantly, they come with unique weapons and abilities. 

Here's the breakdown of the Specialist classes that you'll most likely encounter during the Xbox One Black Ops 3 beta:

Battery: Battery operates ahead of the front lines. Her War Machine fires salvos of bouncing grenades, while her Kinetic Armor can deflect enemy bullets when active… though she remains vulnerable to headshots and non-bullet damage.

Ruin: A reckless infantry soldier who prefers to surprise his enemies. He rushes into battle with his Overdrive ability, and can deliver a devastating shockwave with his Gravity Spikes.

Outrider: A hunter-tracker who stalks her prey from afar before moving in for the kill. Use her Vision Pulse ability to reveal the location of nearby enemies or her Sparrow compound bow with its deadly explosive bolts.

Prophet: Prefers to disrupt opponents’ tactics before moving in for the kill. His Tempest is a charge-shot weapon that delivers chain electricity to all nearby enemies. He can confuse enemies with his Glitch ability, which flashes him back to a previous position.

Seraph: Known for extreme focus and discipline in combat. Her high-caliber Annihilator revolver fires powerful rounds with increased bullet penetration taking out enemies with one shot. She’s also able to earn Scorestreaks more quickly using her Combat Focus ability, which triggers a brief bonus multiplier.

Nomad: Prefers to turn the environment against his enemies. Case in point: His H.I.V.E. weapon, which deploys trap pods filled with deadly nano-drones. When near death, Nomad can recover using his Rejack ability.

You'll want to try out each Specialist so that you develop a comfort level with one or more of them. There's a good chance that one will fit your style better than the other so you'll want to use the beta to do a bit of experimentation.

In order to really dig in though you'll need to play as each one. As you level up, you'll gain unlock tokens that allow you to access new weapons and abilities. So, give each a shot and that way, you'll be better prepared for the public release in November. 

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