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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’ multiplayer beta coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC in August

Published Jul 22nd, 2015 9:15PM EDT
Call of Duty Black Ops 3 Multiplayer Beta
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Considering the fact that we’ve had a new Call of Duty game to look forward to every year since 2003, it can be hard to muster up excitement for yet another entry. But having played nearly an hour of Black Ops 3 multiplayer at E3 2015 this year, I have to admit that I’m kind of excited.

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On Tuesday, Activision officially announced that the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta will be available to PS4 owners from Wednesday, August 19th through Sunday, August 23rd. The beta will then arrive on Xbox One and PC on Wednesday, August 26th and will last until Sunday, August 30th. In order to participate in the beta, you’ll need to preorder the game for any of the three platforms. You can redeem your code on the Call of Duty website.

“During the beta, fans will have an opportunity to try the new momentum-based, chained movement system, find the perfect Specialist to fit their play style, get a feel for the new multiplayer maps, and more,” says Activision communications manager Scott Lowe.

Over the next few weeks, Activision will slowly unveil all of the maps and modes that will be playable in the beta, so be sure to stay tuned for more details. That said, providing the content of the beta is similar to that of the pre-alpha we played at E3, you can expect to find at least three classic modes across a few new maps, as well as access to six of the nine Specialists.

Here’s the Black Ops 3 multiplayer reveal trailer from last month:

Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.