KEY POINTS

  • “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” beta is live now
  • The Black Ops Cold War beta is available to those who pre-ordered the game
  • There is another way that players who have not pre-ordered the game could still access the beta

The “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” beta is now live and early access is available to those who pre-ordered the game’s digital version. For the first time, the game’s beta is also available on Xbox One and PC but only exclusive for those with early access. Players who did not pre-order could also access the game’s beta by following these tips.

Ahead of the return of “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” beta, Activision detailed the easiest way to get into the game’s build without pre-ordering and that is through Twitch Drops. Some “Call of Duty” players are aware of this since the gaming studio has done this in the past. So how do players avail of this rewards feature?

Interested “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” fans need to watch people playing the game anytime before the end of Oct. 16. Players are required to watch at least four hours of gameplay streaming to qualify for the Twitch Drop. This is also helpful since it provides watchers with ideas on how to strategize when playing “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War.”

Unfortunately, this method will only give players beta code intended only for the game’s PC version. This means that Xbox One users who did not pre-order “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” would have to wait a little longer to get their hands on the game.

For those who would like to avail of the beta code through Twitch Drop, setting up is very easy. First, set up your Twitch and Battle.net accounts. After that, verify that your Battle.net account is linked. You need to log into your twitch account and watch “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” streams that features "Drops Enabled."

Interested fans need to watch the stream for at least four hours. Wait for the notification, after that, go back to the Battle.net app and start playing the “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” Beta.