The release date for the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War PS4 beta appears to have leaked, with early access for PS4 players starting on October 8.
As reported by CoD Tracker, details about the Black Ops Cold War beta have been found on the in-game storefronts for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: WW2. This post on the Black Ops Cold War subreddit has all the details, noting that “early access to the Open Beta begins on October 8, first on PS4.” The leak also confirms that the PS4 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War “plays on PS5 via backwards compatibility when it launches.”
According to the PS4 Black Ops Cold War reveal trailer, the exclusivity agreement for the beta gives PS4 players access “at least 5 days earlier than any other format,” so if this leak is legitimate, it suggests that Xbox and PC players will get the beta on the 13th of September, or perhaps later that week.
According to the listing, those who pre-order any digital edition of the game will get access, and will also receive a Frank Woods operator and assault rifle Weapon Blueprint “for immediate use in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone.”
We recently learned that Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will run at 4K 120hz on next-gen consoles. For the lowdown on all of the pre-order bonuses and edition-exclusive content, check out our Black Ops Cold War preorder guide.