New Maps, Modes, And Ping System Drops In On Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War Multiplayer Beta (2)

Over the last few weeks, developer Treyarch’s upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War has had multiple testing phases. The company began with a PS4 exclusive alpha back in September, followed by two beta phases this month. The latter of which allowed PC and Xbox players to jump in. And it has now been extended according to a company tweet earlier today.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta was initially due to finish October 19 at 1 PM ET. That’s now been shifted until October 20 at 1 PM ET to allow for a whole extra day of beta action. The additional time will allow the developer to gather more crucial player data ahead of launch, and the beta will now close at the same time the Modern Warfare Halloween event goes live. According to the tweet, the extension was granted as players decoded more Easter egg information about the upcoming game over the weekend.

This latest Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta phase added a lot of extras from the previous two test weekends. The changes began with the addition of the Fireteam: Dirty Bomb mode, which takes cues from the Warzone battle royale. Since then, the beta has evolved, adding in double XP periods and additional modes like Black Ops 4‘s Control. Towards the end of the beta, all of the game’s unlocks have been granted to all players.

Welcome to the Warzone

Since Black Ops Cold War‘s reveal, there’s been talk about how the new game will integrate Warzone into the mix. Activision and Treyarch have said that the two will overlap, but aside from the multiplayer reveal event, we’ve not seen much on that. However, Fireteam: Dirty Bomb lends a lot from Warzone, including parachute dropping, the same armor mechanics, player reviving, and huge player counts. We’re left wondering if Black Ops Cold War will add supplementary modes to Warzone, or if Treyarch will take over the mode come November.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War launches for PC on November 13.

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