February 7, 2023


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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s beta is “quite an upgrade” over the alpha, a lead dev claims

Lead gameplay systems developer says: “Nearly everything has taken leaps forward.”

A lead designer on Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has claimed that the upcoming beta for the game will be “quite an upgrade” over the recent alpha on PS4.

The claim comes from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War lead gameplay systems developer Tony Flame. From the sound of Flame’s tweet, which you can see just below, it sounds like Treyarch and Raven Software have both been hard at work redoing parts of Black Ops Cold War in between the alpha (which ran in September) and the beta, which kicks off later this month.

In a follow-up tweet, Flame confirmed that those who already downloaded the alpha file on the PS4 can delete the file, since the upcoming beta won’t be updating the previous alpha file on PS4.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha ran from September 18 for 48 hours, exclusively for PS4 players. It featured 6v6 and 12v12 gameplay modes, including Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Kill Confirmed. The alpha featured three maps from the final game: Miami, Moscow, and Satellite. 

The upcoming beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War kicks off on October 8, but only for those who have pre-ordered the game on PS4. A few days later, the beta will open up to all PS4 players on October 10, followed by pre-order customers on PC and Xbox One on October 15, and rounded out by the beta opening to all on the latter two platforms on October 17.

Activision has also revealed the Zombies mode for this year’s entry in the monolithic shooter series this past week. There’s plenty of new additions to look forward to in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s Zombies mode this year, including weapon and item rarities, reworked maps, and a battle pass that ties into the rest of the game.