Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 beta begins for PS4 on August 19; Xbox One and PC a week later

Activision and Treyarch have lined up the dates for the upcoming multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3, so get ready to clear out a five-day block in August.


While Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 may represent the latest incarnation of a long-running annual series, Treyarch is doing a few things differently. Among them is a multiplayer beta to help sort out any potential kinks prior to launch. Activision has now revealed the beta dates and, as indicated by its new deal with Sony, PlayStation users will get first dibs.

PlayStation 4 owners can jump in on the Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta on Wednesday, August 19, which will run through that Sunday. Xbox One and PC owners will have their opportunity a week later on Wednesday, August 26, with their beta going through Sunday, August 30. Details on which game modes and maps will be available during this period will be revealed later.

Beta access will come to those that pre-order the upcoming game, which is set to release on November 6. For more, check out the Black Ops 3 beta page.

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