Black Ops 4 Blackout Beta Release Date & Time: 7 Things to Know

This is what you need to know about the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta that continues next month with the Blackout Beta. The private Black Ops 4 beta let you test out the game in August, and now we know when you can play the Black Ops 4 Blackout Beta. These betas could help you decide if you want to keep your pre-order.

You can now download the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta using the code that came with the original beta. This is the same beta download as you will use for the Blackout beta. Here are the Black Ops 4 beta PC requirements.

This is what you need to know about the Black Ops 4 Blackout Beta that is coming soon. You can get beta access with the best Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 deals.

Black Ops 4 Blackout Beta Release Date & Time

What you need to know about the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta.
What you need to know about the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta starts on September 10th. This comes first to PS4 and it’s a Monday, not a weekend like the previous betas. Count on the PC and Xbox One Black Ops 4 Blackout beta arriving a week later.

Expect to see this last two or three days. There is no specific date range listed. That said, the beta process usually lasts several days to allow for many players and for updates to the game.

Expect the Black Ops 4 Blackout beta start time at 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern. This isn’t confirmed yet, but it fits with the timeline Activision and Treyarch use.

Activision already sent out Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta tokens and you can download the Black Ops 4 beta.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta Systems

The Black Ops 4 beta is available on PS4, Xbox One and on PC. You need to pre-order to play on Xbox One or PS4, but you can play without pre-ordering on PC.

How Long is the Black Ops 4 Beta

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta will lasted three days for two different weekends. We expect the same three day window for Blackout. PS4 players may get to play during two dates.

PS4 players get six days of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta access. There is only one weekend for the Xbox One and PC. You may see them open up the beta to all gamers on the last day, or extend a day if there are massive issues.

Don’t Delete the Beta On Your Console

Do not delete the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta when the second weekend ends. This is the same beta that you will use to try the Battle Royale mode in September. You will need to install an update to the beta to play Blackout, but it will speed things up and avoid any major issues if you leave the beta on your console or PC after the beta is complete.

How to Join the Black Ops 4 Blackout Beta

You need to pre-order Black Ops 4 to get access to the beta. That is the only way to get guaranteed access during the limited run. When you pre-order on a disk you will get an email or a printed code that you will need to register on Call of Duty. Closer to the Black Ops 4 beta start date you will get a token that you enter into your system for access.

Use this guide to sign up for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta now, so you can void major problems when everyone tries to do it later this year.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta Rewards

While the progress doesn’t carry over, you get a special item in the game if you play the beta.

“Participation Has Its Rewards: All participants in the Beta will receive a unique, one-of-a-kind calling card that they can proudly display. And for every player that achieves max rank in the Beta, they will earn a Permanent Unlock Token to apply to any piece of Create-a-Class content when the game comes out.”

That rank is level 40. So you better get busy if you want to earn that token. It’s not clear if you will get rewards for the Blackout beta, but it wouldn’t be a surprise.

6 Reasons to Pre-Order Black Ops 4 & 4 Reasons To Wait

Pre-Order If You Love The Look of Mutliplayer

We know a lot about the the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer experience from the reveal and E3. There was no tip-toeing around the big questions. We know there is no jet pack or boost jumping. Treyarch made it very clear that this is a grounded multiplayer game, but you can still slide. 

In the introduction we learned about changes to weapons, specialists are back with loads of new abilities and you now have to heal your character in the game instead of it automatically happening. The Pick 10 system is back and so are perks, so you can expect a classic Black Ops gaming feel. Everything looked fast and fluid. 

With no story mode, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer is a bigger component and if that is what you love about the game it's a good reason to pre-order. 

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