How to get access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War multiplayer beta

Here's how to play Call of Duty early this year.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is coming to both current-gen and next-gen consoles, as well as PC, on Nov. 13.

Before the game launches, there will be a multiplayer beta test so players can get a chance to try out the new Cold War-era Call of Duty and all of the fun that will come with it, including new weapons and modes.

Black Ops Cold War’s beta will undoubtedly be a hot commodity this fall, so here’s how to make sure you get access.

How to get access to Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta

To play the CoD: Black Ops Cold War beta early, you need to pre-order a digital version of the game. The beta will be available on all platforms, including PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.

Activision’s deal with PlayStation is continuing in 2020, meaning that PS4 players will get the first weekend of the beta access to themselves, starting on Oct. 8 for those who pre-order the game digitally. The beta will be open to all PS4 players on Oct. 10 to 12.

The second weekend of the beta, running from Oct. 15 to 19, is available on PS4, Xbox, and PC. Those who pre-order the game on PC and Xbox can play on Oct. 15 and 16, and then it opens to everyone on all three platforms after that. All four days are open beta on PS4.

Physical pre-orders of the game aren’t entitled to any bonus content, including the beta, the Woods Operator pack, or the Confrontation weapons pack, according to Activision.