The PS4 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta starts today, and will kick off on Friday for the Xbox One or PC for the Blackout Battle Royale mode. This is how to download the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta.
You can download the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout beta right now. If you played the previous beta, you only need to check for updates. If you are just joining up after skipping the first set of betas, keep reading to learn how to download the Blackout beta.
You need the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta code to sign up for the beta, and then you will get a token that you enter on your PS4, Xbox One or PC to start the download.
Where to Find Your Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta Token
When you pre-order Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 you will get a code that you use to sign up for the Black Ops 4 beta. If you bought the game digitally, you won’t get a code or a token, you will simply be able to download the Black Ops 4 beta when it starts.
This is your request for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta token. The token is the code that you enter into your PS4 or Xbox One to officially join the beta and start your download.
You can expect the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta token to arrive by email to the account you registered with. The email will likely come from [email protected] with the code you need. You can also login to Activision and check for your Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta token online. Use this link to look for your token. Depending on your console, the token may not be available yet.
Activision specifically states that the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta tokens will arrive close to 10 AM on the start date for your system.
How to Download the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Beta
You will need the beta token, and then you will be able to start your Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta download.
During the first weekend, only PS4 gamers are able to play, but starting next weekend Xbox One owners will be able to get in on the fun.
Once you have your token, you need to enter it on your PS4 or online in the PlayStation Store. On your PS4, go to the PlayStation Store, choose Redeem Codes and then enter the token emailed to you.
If the token is correct, the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta download should start immediately.
On the Xbox One, go to the Xbox Store and choose Use a code. Enter the code to redeem it and start your download. You can also login to your Xbox account online and redeem the code there. This will likely trigger the download remotely.
You can only use the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta token on the console that you registered for. You can’t use a Xbox One token to play on PS4 or on PC. There is an open Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC beta on August 11th, so you can download the game from Battle.net without pre-ordering and test out the new Call of Duty on your PC.
Buy If You Love The Look of Mutliplayer
We know a lot about the the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer experience from Treyarch, Vonderhaar and the last month of play. This is a very grounded game, but it is much faster than Call of Duty: WWII. Sliding is a very nice addition, and something I personally missed greatly during last year's Call of Duty game.
Treyarch continues to fine tune the weapons in multiplayer and new weapons are still coming, but overall you now have a very good idea of how the game plays and how it will play for the long run.
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 get a classic Black Ops gaming feel. Everything feels fast and fluid, like you expect from a Black Ops game.
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 buy now and get started with your progress towards prestige.
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