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The beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was originally set to be available to those players who pre-ordered the November release. But only a few hours after Treyarch increased the level cap to 34, released a new map (Stronghold) and introduced a new game mode (Uplink), they went ahead an announced this on their twitter:
— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) August 21, 2015
So it’s official. If you own a PlayStation 4 you can now download and play the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer open beta for the duration of the weekend. If you do not own a PlayStation 4 and would love nothing more than to take the game for a spin, don’t despair; the multiplayer beta will be available for Xbox One and PC gamers on August 26th.
The initial response has been very positive, which is a good sign for the eventual full release, but there still are complaints about the game being “too far into the future” and graphics being a bit too “cartoonish”, not to mention the usual “eh, another Call of Duty game” response that has plagued the series for the last few years.
Either way, it’s best if you just download and try out the game yourself. Nothing beats your own judgement.
Oh, and, if you were wondering… Yes! Black Ops 3 will have a zombie mode.