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

Published: 28/May/2018 10:02 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:59

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.
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NICKMERCS rates the best Warzone players from to Scump to HusKerrs

Published: 24/Oct/2020 1:06

by Theo Salaun


Tasked with drafting a team for a Call of Duty: Warzone tournament, NICKMERCS went through some of the game’s biggest names, ranking them while determining who he would most want to duo with.

To start Davis ‘Hitch’ Edwards’ $10,000 “Cracked Creators” Warzone tournament, 16 creators were tasked with drafting their duo from 16 “cracked” streamers.

As one of the creators allowed to select their tandem, NICKMERCS sifted through 16 of the game’s best to determine who he would prefer to play with.

Ultimately, the FaZe streamer ended up putting his decision to a poll among his fans. But, before doing so, he originally went through all 16 and gave thoughts on how each of them ranks. And the options were varied, but all shared one thing in common: talent.

With professional Call of Duty League players like Matthew ‘FormaL’ Piper and Seth ‘Scump’ Abner available, as well as Warzone streamers like Aydan and HusKerrs, the candidates were excellent. Still, NICKMERCS sifted through and broke down who he truly believes ranks as the battle royale’s best.

Segment begins at 00:20:45.

NICKMERCS starts by going through the list and just expressing what an absolute struggle it will be to pick from such a talented crop of peers: “Oh, it’s going to be so hard to pick man … No matter what, everybody that I would pick from is cracked.” But, after going through and complimenting practically everybody, he starts the process of elimination.

Since Nick chooses second after DrDisrespect, he immediately eliminates Zlaner as Doc’s likely first pick. Then, he eliminates JoeWo with two simple reasons: “I’ve never played with him and every time I play against him, I beat that little ass.”

Then, BobbyPoff is gone: “BobbyPoff, I love the guy, but take him off the list.” And the “Scarf Lord” is followed quickly by the Chicago Huntsmen’s FormaL and Scump: “Love ‘em, love ‘em. But I feel like there’s better BR players.” After that, things start getting complicated.

Cracked Creators Warzone
The list of “cracked” players in Hitch’s Cracked Creators Warzone tournament.

Similar to Zlaner, Nick decides to sacrifice Merk so that he can play with his longtime duo, Maven. Then, recognizing that all of these remaining players are absolute menaces on Verdansk, he goes with two simple metrics to determine his personal preference. He immediately prioritizes controller players and the highest earners in Warzone tournaments.

That eliminates stars like HusKerrs and Symfuhny for their mouse and keyboard usage, while also eliminating Crowder and DougIsRaw for their low earnings. Finally, he eliminates Jukeyz because of his struggles understanding the UK maestro’s accent and decides to put the decision to a poll.


Ultimately, it’s between Aydan and Tommey, with Cloakzy popping on to let NICKMERCS know that Aydan’s been playing some Fortnite recently. That leaves the FaZe star choosing Tommey, noting that “he’s got great communication, phenomenal player, guaranteed to get some chopper kills off rip.”

Despite going through full rankings for his options and landing upon an excellent duo, the decision-making process proved to be futile. NICKMERCS and Tommey could only end in the Top 12 for the tournament, while the easily dismissed BobbyPoff actually came in first place.