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.
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.
Here are the most common Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta problems and when possible how to fix the issues.
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.
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
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
We’re tracking an issue regarding #BO3Beta codes. We are currently investigating and will let you know more when we can…stand by.
— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) August 25, 2015
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
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.
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
— THE KAM ZONE SHOW (@thekamzoneshow) August 19, 2015
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.”
— Dan Weller (@Swimming_Eagle) August 19, 2015
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.
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
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.
So far, Black Ops 3 Beta is AMAZING. Only problem is the paintshop isn't working. #BlackOps3beta
— Brody M Mcwherter (@Avenged_Welder) August 19, 2015
If Paintshop is broken for you, you need to close Black OPs 3 and re-open it to fix the problem.