Yesterday during the Playstation 5 reveal event Treyarch announced that there would be an Open Alpha for Black Ops Cold War exclusive to Playstation 4. The alpha begins September 18th and ends September 20th at 10 AM PDT. A Playstation+ Subscription is NOT required to participate. You simply need to own a Playstation 4, and download the alpha for Black Ops Cold War, which is now LIVE for pre-loading! The expected download size is 25 GB. Some users have reported that the Playstation store is down, but I’m sure that will clear up in time for launch.
Note: All Weapons, Perks, and other parts of the Black Ops Cold War experience mentioned below are unlocked for everyone from level 1.
They also said they’d provide more information on the open alpha this morning, and they did! Here’s what we learned.
For thorough details on each map be sure to check out our cumulative article covering everything we know about Black Ops Cold War!
6 v 6 Maps
12 v 12 Combined Arms Maps
Game Modes / Playlists
- Team Deathmatch – 6v6
- Domination – 6v6
- Kill confirmed – 6v6
- Combined Arms: Domination – 12v12
- Hardpoint – 6v6 coming September 19th
If you were unaware, Combined Arms is the new Call of Duty game mode coming to Black Ops Cold War. It will be a 12v12 playlist on larger maps that include vehicles. This weekend’s version will include snowmobiles, tanks, wakerunners, gunboats, and more according to Activision. This seems to be Treyarch’s take on the Ground War mode that was introduced to the COD franchise with Modern Warfare 2019. We have further details on this game mode and everything else you need to know about Black Ops Cold War here.
Treyarch also was kind enough to provide fans with a list of weapons that will be available during the Open Alpha for Black Ops Cold War. Here’s what you can expect to be fragging with this weekend!
- XM4 (Commando)
- Krig 6 (AK5)
- Type 821
- Type 63
Light Machine Guns
- Stoner 63
- M40 has been seen, but unclear if it will be available.
- LW3 Tundra
- Pelington 703 (R700)
It’s worth noting they can always add to this list, and we will be sure to update you if they do. Remember this is a play test, so they want to get as many statistics as they can from it.
Secondary Weapons in Cold War include shotguns, which is a stark change from how Modern Warfare currently classifies shotguns.
- Diamatti (Raficca)
- Hauer 77 (Pump Action)
- Gallo SA12 (SPAS-12, Semi-Auto)
There currently is only one launcher in this build of Black Ops Cold War, which is the Cigma 2.
- Smoke and Stun Grenades
- Frag Grenades and C4
This obviously is not all that will be in the final version of the new Call of Duty title, however, this is all we will have access to this weekend for the Open Alpha.
Perks, Scorestreaks, Wild Cards, and Operators
We wanted to keep this article short and sweet, but that’s proving difficult. If you’d like to know all of the perks, scorestreaks, wild cards, field upgrades and operators that will be available in the Open Alpha be sure to check out our regularly updated post covering everything about Black Ops Cold War. We will keep this one to just the Weapons, Maps, and Equipment available in the Alpha.
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Source: Treyarch, Playstation