Activision has confirmed that five modes will be available to play in the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Open Beta.
Those modes are Team Deathmatch, Domination, VIP Escort, Kill Confirmed, and Combined Arms. This is a similar mix to the modes seen in last month’s alpha, just with VIP Escort replacing Domination. Combined Arms, the mixed vehicular/infantry 12v12 mode, will likely be Domination though, should it use the same set up as the alpha.
This beta is open to all PS4 players between Saturday, October 10 and Monday, October 12. Players who have pre-ordered on PS4 can get in a little earlier, though. If that’s you, then the gates open on Thursday, October 8.
If you’ve pre-ordered on a different format, then you’ll be able to get into the beta from Thursday, October 15. This opens up to all players, regardless of format, between Saturday, October 17 and Monday, October 19. The beta is crossplay enabled, so by this second weekend of the beta Xbox, PlayStation, and PC users can all play together.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Campaign Screenshots
To get an idea of what’s in store, check out our impressions of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha, which we felt worked as a throwback to the original days of Black Ops, for better and for worse.
Black Ops Cold War releases on November 13, on current and next-gen consoles as well as PC. Check out our Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War preorder guide to see what comes with each of the editions. As for what’s in the actual game, expect campaign, multiplayer, and the popular zombies mode, which was recently revealed.
Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.