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    Starting on Saturday, August 11, PC gamers can dive into Call of Duty: Black Ops 4‘s open beta. The beta is available to anyone with a Battle.net account and runs through the weekend. Players can participate in a handful of different modes, including Team Deathmatch, Control, and Search & Destroy. There are six maps featured in the beta, two of which are new. According to developer Treyarch, this will players’ first chance to experience the Gridlock and Hacienda multiplayer maps.

    Treyarch also announced the beta’s minimum and recommended system specs. It’s worth noting that these specs are for the open beta and not the release build of Black Ops 4. 

    Black Ops 4 open beta minimum PC specs:

    Operating System: Windows 7 64-bit or later
    CPU: 
    Intel Core i5 2500k or AMD equivalent
    RAM:
    8GB RAM
    HDD:
    25GB HD space
    Video Card:
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB/GTX 1050 2GB or AMD equivalent
    DirectX: 
    Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
    Network: 
    Broadband internet connection
    Sound Card: 
    DirectX compatible

    Black Ops 4 open beta recommended PC specs:

    Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit
    CPU: 
    Intel Core i7 4770k or AMD equivalent
    RAM:
    12 GB RAM
    HDD:
    25GB HD space
    Video Card:
    Nvidia GeForce GTX 970/GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon  R9 390/AMD RX 580
    DirectX:
    Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
    Network: 
    Broadband internet connection
    Sound Card: 
    DirectX compatible

    Again, the Black Ops 4 open beta begins on August 11 at 10 AM PST. If you pre-ordered the game already, you can access the beta a full 24 hours early on August 10. Some additional details regarding the upcoming beta are available on Treyarch’s website.

     

    Ray Porreca
    Ray Porreca is a Philadelphia-based freelance writer. His work has appeared in Vice, Playboy, and Destructoid.

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