What is the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta?
The Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta is your chance to test and experience Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer gameplay prior to launch. The Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta represents a portion of the game while it is still in development, meaning that by playing, you are actively helping the developers to identify and fix issues for a smoother Day 1 launch. The Beta is not a full version of the game, as it represents a mere fraction of the overall multiplayer experience. Specific details of what will be included in the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta will be released over the coming week.
How do I participate in the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta?
To lock in your immediate access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta, you must have a beta access code. The easiest way to get a beta access code is to pre-order Call of Duty: Black Ops III on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, or PC from a participating retailer, or to pre-purchase the game through the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Store, or Steam.
Each retailer will have a limited supply of Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta codes, and will be available while quantities last. You can pre-order online and find information about participating retailers by visiting https://www.callofduty.com/blackops3/buy.
Which console platforms will support the Beta?
The Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta will only be available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
When is the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta?
PlayStation 4 owners get access to the multiplayer beta first starting on Wednesday, August 19 and will continue through Sunday, August 23. The following week on Wednesday, August 26 the beta will make its debut on Xbox One and PC and run through Sunday, August 30.
Where do I redeem my Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta code?
Head over to https://www.callofduty.com/blackops3/beta and follow the instructions on the page to reserve your spot in the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta.
You will be required to log in with a Call of Duty account and enter your Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta code. If you do not have a Call of Duty account, you can create a free one. After creating your free account, you will be sent an account verification email to the address you provide.
Whats the difference between my Beta code that I received and my Beta token?
Your pre-order Beta code reserved your spot for the Beta and is redeemed at https://www.callofduty.com/blackops3/beta. Once you have registered, a Beta token will be emailed to you on a rolling basis beginning at 12:00 AM PST on August 19th for PS4 users and on a rolling basis at 12:00 AM PST on August 26th for Xbox One and PC users. This Beta token will allow you to download the Beta from the platform you have designated in the registration process."
Ive pre-purchased my copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops III through the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Store, or Steam, but I didn't receive a Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta code. Where can I locate my code?
You don't need one! Code redemption is not necessary for pre-purchases through the PlayStation Store, Xbox Live Store, or Steam. You are automatically validated to participate in the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta. When the Beta has opened, you will be able to download it immediately.
Ive pre-ordered my copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops III through a participating retailer. Where can I locate my Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta code?
In most cases, the Call of Duty: Black Ops III Beta code will be printed on the retail receipt or sent to you via email on an online receipt. If you did not receive a beta code or cant locate it, please contact your retailer.
I entered my Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Beta code, but it didnt work. What should I do?
Please verify that you are entering the correct code. If you are receiving an error message stating that the code you entered is invalid or that your code has already been redeemed, please contact us using one of the following links below.
How big is the Beta file?
To make the Beta a fun and valuable experience, weve packed it with a lot of content. Therefore, the file is approximately 15 GB and download times will vary based on location, server traffic, and connection speed.
Will my progress from the Beta carry over to retail?
No, progress will not carry over from the Beta. Our focus is making the final game the best and most stable experience it can be and we will be working on balancing and other fixes leading up to launch.
What about Campaign or Zombies, will that be available in the Beta also?
No, the Black Ops III Beta is specifically focused on multiplayer.
Is the Beta available worldwide?
Availability of the Black Ops III Beta will vary by territory.
Will Arena be playable in the Beta?
Arena will not be available in the Beta.
For information visit the official FAQ.
Multiplayer Beta Trailer
Combat Movement Tutorial
Weapon Paint Shop Overview
Specialist Overview Gameplay
Ruin & Outrider Overview
Prophet & Battery Overview
Seraph & Nomad Overview
Reaper & Spectre Overview
Multplayer Tutorial (everything in one video.)
There will be no pre-loading for the beta.
PS+ IS NOT REQUIRED FOR THIS BETA!
Spectre and Reaper won't be available right when the beta starts. They'll be added after a few days.
if anyone is on O2 in the UK you can get a key with our pre ordering
PLAYSTATION 4 BETA HAS ENDED, PS4 BETA UPDATES
XBOX ONE & PC BETA INFO/UPDATES:
- New Map added (Stronghold)
- New Game Mode added (Uplink)
- New Specialist available (Reaper)
- Level cap raised to 34
- Beta Now Available to everyone on PC and Xbox One, no code required
- New Specialist available (Spectre)
- New Game Mode added (Safeguard)
- Level cap raised to 40
I will continue to update this thread over the next few days with more information!
Also, first thread hype!