Call Of Duty: Black Ops III – Multiplayer Beta is now live

The Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Beta is now open on Xbox One and PC for those lucky enough to have a beta access code in their possession. Beta access codes are available to gamers who pre-ordered Call of Duty: Black Ops III from participating retailers or pre-purchased it through the Xbox Live Store which is available either online, via the Xbox One SmartGlass app, or on the Xbox One itself.

Those who don’t get to play the beta won’t be getting anything too exclusive as the main appeal of all betas is to play features that will be available eventually to all players anyway. Betas are for those that want to get a sneak peek at a game before the wider general audience. Betas also help game companies test game features and server stability for online components.

Features available in the The Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Beta include; 7+ multiplayer modes, 3+ multiplayer maps, 8 multiplayer specialists, and a variety of weapons, perks, equipment and scorestreaks.

The beta will run from the 26th of August to the 30th and will be opened up to all Xbox Live Gold members for the last three days (28th -30th).

Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s full game is due for release on the 6th of November 2015. The game is a sequel to Call of Duty: Black Ops II, which came out back in 2012, and is set over 40 years after the events of that game, in the year 2065. The game will feature a mix of Sci-Fi and supernatural elements with both robotics and zombies already having been confirmed as having a significant presence in different storylines.

The popular multiplayer modes have been revamped and now include a new class called “Specialists” where players can select one of nine soldiers with different abilities, and another called “Gunsmith” whose weapons can be customized.

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