After a rocky start the Xbox One Black Ops 3 beta is now open to all Xbox One owners, even those who did not pre-order Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 and get a beta token.
Call of Duty, Treyarch and Activision confirmed that the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta is open to all Xbox One owners now, for the rest of the beta period.
The official end to the Xbox One Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta is August 30th, but with the issues that stopped many players from downloading the Black Ops 3 beta for a day and the precedent from the PS4 beta, we expect an extra day of play.
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) August 28, 2015
Here’s what you need to know about the public Xbox One Black Ops 3 beta that is now available for everyone to play.
Download the Xbox One Black Ops 3 Beta
You don’t need a Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta token to download the game to your Xbox One anymore. For the first several days users needed a code to install the game, but as of today it is open for all players with an Xbox One to download.
The first thing to do is turn on your Xbox One and sign in to your account. If you are not at home you can search in the Xbox One app for you iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone or the web and you should be able to start the beta download.
- On the Xbox go to the right to the Xbox Store.
- Search for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta.
- Select the option to download the Xbox One Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta.
- Confirm the option to download the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta to your Xbox One.
The Black Ops 3 beta download size is 13.87GB, which is a large file to download, so you should plan on a decent wait for the file to download and install.
Expect Some Xbox One Black Ops 3 Beta Problems
If you are just joining the Xbox One Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta, you should expect to see some problems with the game. Treyarch issued an update that changes the power of the Rejack Specialist power. There are no other patch notes available yet, but users can expect that some other features changed.
There are some Xbox One Black Ops 3 beta problems that you should know about. Games may freeze at times and there are other potential issues. This is a beta, and you should remember that there will be some issues.
Keep in mind that the influx of new players may stress servers for a short time while a large number of users download the update and start to play.
Things to Try in the Black Ops 3 Beta
You only have a short time with the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta on Xbox One, so you should make the most of your time with the game. The slides below walk through 10 things you need to try in the Xbox One Black Ops 3 beta.