Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC Open Beta Start Times

The Black Ops 4 open beta is set to land on this weekend. Here's what you need to know, including system requirements.

If you weren't able to get into the recent Black Ops 4 PlayStation 4 beta and have a PC sitting around the house somewhere, you'll want to listen up. Starting this weekend, you'll be able to drop into the latest Call of Duty during the game's open multiplayer PC beta.

If you've pre-ordered the game, you'll get Early Access to the beta, starting at 1 p.m. EDT on Friday, August 10.

If you haven't pre-ordered (or want to try before you buy), you can access the open beta starting at 1 p.m. EDT on Saturday, August 11. The only requirements are that you have a capable PC (we'll share requirements below) and have Blizzard's installed on you computer.  

According to a Treyarch blog post, players will have access to six Black Ops 4 multiplayer player modes, all of which veteran players should be very much familiar with: 

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Domination
  • Hardpoint
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Search & Destroy
  • Control

Across those six different modes, players will also "battle over six distinct maps", some of which will be maps featured in previous Black Ops installments. 

In addition to maps such as the Jungle, Slums, Summit, and Firing Range, the blog states that two new maps will be available during the PC open beta period: Gridlock and Hacienda. As of this writing, there is no other information about the game's two new maps. 

Black Ops 4 System Requirements 

Don't worry: Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 isn't going to melt your rig. From what we can tell, this isn't the most graphically intensive game on the planet. Here's what you'll need, including both minimum and recommended specs based on the Treyarch blog post. 

Minimum PC Requirements

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k or AMD equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB
  • HDD: 25GB
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 660 2GB/GTX 1050 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7850
  • DirectX 11

Recommended PC Requirements

  • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k or AMD equivalent
  • RAM: 12GB
  • HDD: 25GB
  • GPU: GeForce GTX 970/GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 390/ AMD RX 580
  • DirectX 11


That's all you need to know about the upcoming Black Ops 4 open beta on PC. If you're playing on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, you'll also have access to another beta period this weekend starting at 1 p.m. EDT on August 11. 

Stay tuned to GameSkinny for more news and info on Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 as it develops. 

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Published Aug. 7th 2018

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