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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 multiplayer beta details announced

The team at Treyarch is trying something different for Call of Duty this year. Black Ops 4 will be the first game in the series to ditch the single-player campaign mode, refocussing all efforts on multiplayer. The standard multiplayer and Zombie modes will be returning, alongside a Battle Royale mode called ‘Blackout'. The game comes out in October, but Black Ops 4 will open up for beta tests in just a few weeks time.

The PlayStation 4 will get early access to the multiplayer beta, which kicks off on the 3rd of August and ends on the 6th of August. PS4 and Xbox One players will get the chance to play again from the 10th of August until the 13th. PC players will finally be able to jump in with an open beta on the 11th of August and ending on the 13th. It is important to note that Black Ops 4 is launching on Battle.net rather than Steam, so you'll need to have or create a Battle.net account in order to take part on PC.

Everyone who takes part in the multiplayer beta will receive a unique ‘calling card' while players that achieve max rank will earn an unlock token that can be used when you create a class in the full game.

This multiplayer beta will feature Call of Duty's standard game modes. If you are looking to try out the series' new Battle Royale mode, then you will need to wait until September. A final date will be revealed closer to the time.

KitGuru Says: Call of Duty multiplayer is fairly familiar each year, so the real interesting part of Black Ops 4 is the Blackout mode. Hopefully we'll find out when the Blackout beta will take place relatively soon. Are any of you planning on picking up Call of Duty this year?

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