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Prepare for ‘Blackout’ with the Next Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC Beta

Prepare for ‘Blackout’ with the Next Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC Beta

The Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 Blackout PC Beta kicks off on September 14th and gives PC players their first opportunity to try this new Battle Royale game mode.

An Early Access day on Blizzard Battle.net is available for players who pre-purchase Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for PC. You can join the action beginning at 10:00 a.m. PT on September 14*. The Blackout PC Open Beta, available to anyone with a Battle.net account, begins at 10:00 a.m. PT on September 15. Pre-load of the  Blackout beta will be available starting on Thursday, September 13. The Blackout beta ends at 10:00 a.m. PT on September 17.

On Friday September 14, Battle.net players who tune-in to Ninja, Shroud, Summit1G or TimTheTatman’s twitch.tv stream for an hour between 10:00am PT and 2:00pm PT will get Early access to the PC beta direct to their account. Watch for at least one hour to be eligible, and make sure you link your Battle.net and Twitch.tv accounts beforehand. You can create a twitch.tv account for free.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is available now for pre-purchase in the Blizzard Shop and offers three different digital SKUs. All three SKUs — Standard Edition, Digital Deluxe, and Digital Deluxe Enhanced — include Early Access to the Blackout PC Beta, come with digital bonus items, and include a cache of Call of Duty Points**.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s highly anticipated Blackout mode brings single, duo, and quad gameplay to Call of Duty. As a celebration of the Black Ops universe, players can choose to play as some of the franchise’s most beloved characters, and access new weapons and perks from Black Ops 4 plus classics from previous games. Blackout takes the intensity level of Battle Royale gameplay to another level by giving players access to vehicles such as ATVs, trucks, boats, and helicopters in the biggest map in Call of Duty history.

Blackout PC Beta Specs

Here are the minimum and recommended specs to play the Blackout PC Beta— keep in mind these specs are for the beta only:

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit or later
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 2500k or AMD equivalent
  • RAM: 8GB RAM
  • HDD: 40GB HD space
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2 GB / GTX 1050 2GB or AMD Radeon HD 7950
  • DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Recommended:

  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit
  • CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k or AMD equivalent
  • RAM: 12GB RAM
  • HDD: 40GB HD space
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 / GTX 1060 6GB or AMD Radeon R9 390 / AMD RX 580
  • DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Sign Up for Battle.net

New to Blizzard Battle.net? For instructions on signing up, setting up social features, and connecting with your friends, check out our handy Battle.net Guide

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 for PC is coming exclusively to Blizzard Battle.net® on October 12, 2018.

*Blackout Beta starts September 15, 2018 on PC. Early Access starts September 14, 2018. Actual platform availability and launch date(s) of Blackout Beta subject to change. See www.callofduty.com/beta for more details. Limited time only, while beta codes last, at participating retailers. Internet connection required. 

** Call of Duty Points (CP) will be accessible in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 once CP are made available in game. 

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