Black Ops 4 beta access; Begins in August

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is shaping up to be one of the biggest games of the fall and part of that is because of how radically different it is from the rest of the series. Luckily, fans can take part in a beta this August to test out those changes and see if they like them before launch.

Comcast’s XFINITY service is offering a chance to both gain access to the beta itself in August and even go hands-on with the game starting in July at events in select cities over the next few months. Anyone can sign up for this event, not just XFINITY customers, if they’re located in Washington, Boston, Philadelphia, Houston, Seattle, Chicago, Indianapolis, and Atlanta will have the chance to register today on XFINITY’s website for the event.

“This year, Xfinity has elevated the consumer experience by offering Call of Duty fans a chance to play Black Ops 4 through the Xfinity store sweepstakes before its official release on October 12,” said Tyler Michaud, Vice President, Product Management at Activision. “Gamers will get a sneak peek at the engaging gameplay and depth of content that makes Black Ops 4 a blast to play together with your friends, and we thank Xfinity for the continued support in celebrating gamers throughout the U.S.”

Comcast confirmed to Polygon the beta will begin in August but no specific dates for the beta have been announced, we’ll likely hear an announcement at Comic-Con next month. All XFINITY customers will be granted access to the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 beta itself when it launches.

“We’re excited to partner with Activision and Call of Duty in an even bigger way for fans this year,” said Todd Arata, Senior Vice President of Brand Marketing at Comcast. “Xfinity is proud to offer our Internet customers this special opportunity to get in early and play what is no doubt one of the world’s most anticipated video games of the year, plus it reinforces our Internet speed and capabilities that maximize the gaming experience.”

“We look at the sweepstakes as an opportunity for fans who didn’t make it to E3 to also get a preview of the game,” Comcast’s Mark Cruz said. “For us, we thought it was important to get as many people as possible to play the multiplayer beta, so we spread it across the country as best as we could based on Activision’s ability to provide the experience as well.”

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