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.