PSA: Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 PS4 Multiplayer Beta Starts Today

Everyone who preordered can now play the pre-release beta that features seven maps and three modes.


The Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer beta has begun.

As announced previously, PlayStation 4 players get to try it first as part of Sony's new exclusivity deal with Activision. The beta runs August 19-23 on PS4, while Xbox One and PC users will get to play August 26-30. The beta, the first Call of Duty public beta in years, will not be held on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

In all cases, you'll need to preorder to guarantee yourself a spot in the beta. You can also win a code from GameSpot.

The beta itself features seven maps and three modes, while more of each may be added later. For a full rundown of what's in the beta, check out this post.

You can also watch the video below to see GameSpot editors play the Black Ops III beta.

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In other news about the Black Ops III multiplayer beta, actress Michelle Rodriguez says on Twitter that she will visit developer Treyarch Studios' offices today in California to check out the game.

Following the beta, the full version of Black Ops III lands on all platforms on November 6.

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