Good news everyone: Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War’s beta will end a little later than previously expected. While the open beta was intended to finish on October 19th, Activision has announced that players can enjoy it for a day longer than initially planned.
The open beta for Cold War started on October 17th, and has been available for all Xbox One, PS4, and PC players who pre-order the game. The demo has crossplay, so everyone has had the chance to play the game together, regardless of console platform.
Now, Activision has made it clear that the beta will run for a little longer, letting players get the most out of this early taste of the game.
When does the Cold War beta end?
Following a change in plans, the Warzone: Cold War beta will now end on Tuesday 20th October at 10:00 PT/13:00 ET in the United States, and 18:00 BST in the United Kingdom.
This means an extra 24 hours playing the beta, which is nice for those who have been enjoying it – provided that players are actually aware that the beta hasn’t already finished.
With any luck, this final day of the beta will be worth playing, even though the number of players will likely drop following a busy weekend as many gamers are busy with work.
Does Cold War beta progress carry into the main game?
Unfortunately, progress made in the Cold War beta will not be saved, and won’t carry across into the game once it has released.
Some people prefer it this way, as despite the widespread popularity of the Cold War beta, many are happy to see it end. A subsection of the console community have become frustrated due to PC players that are employing cheats to secure an unfair advantage.
The purpose of an open beta is to test out how the game plays with a large number of players. With any luck, Activision will take feedback on board and ensure that, when the game does release, there is a way to prevent cheaters from ruining things for everyone.
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