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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Beta Now Live on PlayStation®4


First of Two Beta Weekends Underway on PS4®; Second Beta
Weekend Commences August 10
to 13 on PS4, Xbox
One and PC

All Beta Participants Receive In-Game Calling Card, and Those Who
Reach Max Rank Receive Permanent Unlock Token to Use in Multiplayer at

Additional Blackout Beta Launches in September Where Fans Can First
Experience Black Ops 4's All-New Battle Royale Mode

Beginning today, the highly-anticipated Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 Private
Multiplayer Beta is live around the world, available first on the
PlayStation 4. Players who pre-ordered the game at participating
retailers can jump into the first weekend of multiplayer testing, now
through 10:00 am Pacific time, Monday, August 6. Private Multiplayer
Beta participants will experience a sampling of the Call of
Duty: Black Ops 4
 multiplayer mode, which features gritty,
grounded combat, along with new levels of customization and tactical
gameplay, and a variety of new weaponry, maps and modes for the ultimate Black
 multiplayer experience. The Private Multiplayer Beta is an
important stress test of game systems at scale and serves as a critical
development function offering real-time analytics and feedback prior to
the final game release worldwide on October 12.

"We built Black Ops 4 for the community, which is why
getting the game early into players' hands through the Beta is so
important to us, especially as we hit the home stretch and polish the
game for launch," said Dan Bunting, Co-Studio Head, Treyarch. "The team
at the studio is dedicated to delivering the deepest and most rewarding
multiplayer we've ever made, and we want community feedback to make the
game's launch the best it can be – we can't wait for fans to jump in and
let us know what they think."

The Multiplayer Beta schedule is split into two weekends as follows:

  • Multiplayer Beta Weekend 1:
    • Friday, August 3 at 10 am PT - Monday, August 6 at 10 am
      PT (PlayStation 4 only)
  • Multiplayer Beta Weekend 2:
    • Friday, August 10 at 10 am PT - Monday, August 13 at 10 am
      PT (PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC)
    • Saturday, August 11, 10 am PT – Monday, August 13 at 10 am PT (PC
      Only Open Beta)

The Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 Private Multiplayer Beta*
features six maps, several game modes including the all-new Control
mode, and the opportunity to play as ten different Specialists. The Beta
content represents just a portion of the multiplayer content that will
be available at launch October 12th. In Black Ops 4,
Specialists each have their own unique weapons, equipment and
playstyles. Players can be powerful alone, or devastating as a team
working together. The Beta also features the return of the iconic Pick
10 system, along with a series of innovations in weapon handling, combat
flow and health regeneration. Players will have the opportunity to
strategize with their team through tactical teamplay while discovering
unique and powerful ways to combine Specialist skills and dominate their

If PlayStation 4 players are unable to join the first Call of
Duty: Black Ops 4
Private Multiplayer weekend they will have
another opportunity to join the Private Multiplayer Beta
during its second weekend of testing, as it opens to players that have
pre-ordered the game at participating retailers of
either PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. The second Private Multiplayer Beta
weekend begins on Friday, August 10 at 10 am PT, and runs
through Monday, August 13 at 10 am PT. Additionally, PC players will
have their own PC Open Beta** which will take place from 10 am PT
Saturday, August 11 until 10 am PT Monday, August 13. Players will need
a Blizzard® account to access it, and those who pre-purchase
the game through will get a full extra day – beginning at 10
am Pacific time on Friday, August 10 – to play with their friends and
fellow community members.

Players who partake in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private
Multiplayer Beta will receive in-game rewards that will activate at the
time of launch. All players will be gifted a unique, one-of-a-kind
commemorative calling card to display in-game. Additionally, players who
achieve total max rank during the Beta will be awarded one permanent
unlock token that will unlock any item from the Create-A-Class menu at

Treyarch will be actively gathering
community feedback
throughout both Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Private Multiplayer Beta weekends. The data gathered will be used to
fine-tune gameplay balance, stress-test servers and optimize the online
experience ahead of the game's launch this October. Private Multiplayer
Beta participants will have the opportunity to share their feedback and
join in an active dialogue with the development team across a variety of
outlets, including player surveys and online forums, with frequent Beta
update posts planned from Treyach.

The Black Ops series has become the most
played in Call of Duty® history as well as a cultural
phenomenon around the globe. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is
the deepest, most engaging Black Ops game ever that offers more
ways to have fun with friends. It features a gritty, grounded, all-out
combat experience that raises the bar for Multiplayer mode
with greater tactical gameplay and player choice; the biggest Zombies offering
ever with three full experiences at launch; and Blackout,
where the Black Ops universe comes to life in a massive
battle royale experience featuring iconic characters and locations from
all four Black Ops games in a one-of-a-kind offering that is
uniquely Black Ops. A separate Blackout Beta is planned in
September, with dates to be announced soon.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is published by Activision and
developed by Treyarch with additional development support from Raven
Software and PC development with Beenox. The title is scheduled for
release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on October 12th. Black
Ops 4
for the PC delivers a fully-optimized
experience, which for the first time in Call of Duty's history
will be available exclusively on, Blizzard Entertainment's
online gaming service. For more information and the latest intel check
out: and
follow @CallofDuty
and @Treyarch
on Twitter, Instagram
and FacebookCall
of Duty: Black Ops 4
is scheduled for release on PlayStation®4
system, Xbox One, and PC. The game is rated M for Mature (Blood and
Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language).

About Treyarch

Treyarch is an award-winning video game studio, driven by the desire to
create epic gameplay experiences that are enjoyed by as many video game
fans as possible. It is an approach that has helped to make the studio
behind the Call of Duty®: Black Ops series of games, an
industry-leading developer. Call of Duty: Black Ops set an
entertainment launch opening record upon its release in 2010 and
continues to be one of the best-selling games of all time, according to
NPD and GfK Chart-Track; Call of Duty®: Black Ops II set
world-wide launch day records; and the studio's most recent Call
of Duty®: Black Ops III
 held the biggest entertainment opening
weekend of 2015, and was the #1 console game globally for the calendar
year. Additionally, Treyarch is the birthplace of Call of Duty's
Zombies. Treyarch is wholly owned by Activision.

About Activision

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision is a leading
global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision
maintains operations throughout the world and is a division
of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), an S&P 500 company. More
information about Activision and its products can be found on the
company's website, or
by following @Activision.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in
this press release that involves Activision Publishing's expectations,
plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including
statements about the expected release dates, features and functionality
of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, including the Private Multiplayer Beta, PC
Open Beta, and Blackout Beta, are forward-looking statements that are
not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that
could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ
materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set
forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other
factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision
Blizzard's most recent annual report on Form 10K and any subsequent
quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements in this
release are based upon information available to Activision
Publishing and Activision Blizzard as of the date of this release, and
neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumes any
obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.
Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately
prove to be incorrect. These statements are not guarantees of the future
performance of Activision Publishing or Activision Blizzard and are
subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are
beyond its control and may cause actual results to differ materially
from current expectations.

*MP Beta starts August 3, 2018 on PS4 system; other platforms to follow.
Private Beta pre-order offer does not apply to PC platform version.
Actual platform availability and launch date(s) of MP and Blackout Beta
subject to change. See for
more details. Minimum Beta duration is 3 days. Limited time only, while
beta codes last, at participating retailers. Internet connection

**MP Beta starts August 11, 2018 on PC. Early Access starts August 10,
2018. Actual platform availability and launch date(s) of MP and Blackout
Beta subject to change. See for
more details. Limited time only, while beta codes last, at participating
retailers. Internet connection required.

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