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How to pre-load the Black Ops Cold War Beta

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Get ready for the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Beta on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Activision has announced that players that have pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War digitally will be able to pre-load the Open Beta to play in Early Access.

PlayStation 4

Players on PlayStation 4 who missed out on Weekend 1 can preload the Black Ops Cold War beta now and get ready for Open Beta Weekend 2. There will be an option to download and pre-load the beta ahead of its Weekend 2. If you’re not near your console, you can use the link HERE to pre-load the beta remotely.

The beta file size on PlayStation 4 is 31GB.

Xbox One

Players who pre-ordered digitally can find the Open Beta file on the Xbox One by searching for Black Ops Cold War Beta. Once there, there will be an option to download and pre-load the beta ahead of its start. If you’re not near your console, you can use the link HERE to pre-load the beta remotely.

The beta file size on Xbox One is 20.5GB.

PC

All PC players – regardless of pre-order – can pre-load the Black Ops Cold War Beta on PC. PC players require a Blizzard Battle.net account and client in order to play. Visit the Battle.net client, and look for Black Ops Cold War Beta under Partner games. Once there, there will be an option to download and pre-load the beta ahead of its start.

PC players who pre-ordered digitally can start playing the Beta on October 15 at 10AM PT. All PC players will be able join in on the fun starting October 17 at 10AM PT.

The beta file size on PC is 42.2GB.

There are no codes required to preload or get early access to the Black Ops Cold War beta for a digital preorder.

If you received a beta code by winning a giveaway, through Xfinity, or other service provides, then Activision will send you an email with your download code starting October 14.

As a reminder, here’s a look at the Black Ops Cold War Beta Schedule for Weekend 2:

Beta Schedule:

  • Weekend 2 — Beta on PS4, Xbox One, and PC 
    • Early Access for Xbox & PC Begins: October 15 at 10AM PT
    • PS4 Open Beta Begins: October 15 at 10AM PT
    • Xbox & PC Open Beta Begins: October 17
    • Open Beta Ends: October 19 at 10AM PT

Keep your eyes peeled to CharlieIntel all week long for the latest news on the Black Ops Cold War Beta.