Call of Duty

New Information Reveals Possible Black Ops 4 Beta Date and Potential PC Open Beta

by Ross Deason


GameStop Germany has claimed that the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta could be available in August and it looks like PC users will also have access.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 may well be the most highly anticipated title from the franchise in recent memory for a number of key reasons.


The Black Ops series is already one of the most beloved in Call of Duty’s history and Black Ops 4 looks set to bring together everyone’s favorite aspects from previous versions in a what looks very much like a “boots on the ground” version of Black Ops 3.

The real hype seems to stem from the announcement of the all-new Blackout Battle Royale mode which will also come with the game and feature aspects of popular maps, weapons, vehicles, and more from all the past Black Ops games.


The community reveal for the game also stated that Black Ops 4 will feature a Private Beta and new information from the GameStop Germany’s website seems to confirm more details about it, including when it will be available.


This information has not been found on other GameStop websites, or been confirmed by Activision, but the translated version of the GameStop Germany page says that it anticipates the launch to be in August and also feature a PC Beta:

“Anticipated launch of Private Beta is in August. The BETA access codes will be sent shortly before the beta starts. Minimum duration of the beta: 3 days. Internet connection required.

Also in August the Open Beta for the PC version takes place! For the PC version, no codes are sent because no code is needed for playing.”

This is big news for the PC Call of Duty community if it is true, especially considering the claims that the Beta won’t even require a key for players on that platform.

The information would also make sense in terms of the timeline as Black Ops 4 is due to be released on October 12th, two months after the suspected Beta.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available. The guide for Beta participated, according to GameStop Germany, can also be found below.

Guide to BETA participation:

  • Order Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 for PlayStation® 4 or Xbox One to get a BETA passcode.
  • Visit and log in or create a user account to redeem your BETA access code.
  • After you have used your BETA access code, you will receive more information about your participation in the BETA.