'Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War' Open Beta Updates, Patch Notes: Bug Fix, Sliding Mechanic Fixed?

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"Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War" Open Beta is now open and free to all players for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4 until 10AM PT on Oct. 19. The good news? There is no need for any codes in order to access it.

Where to Download 'Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War' Open Beta

To download, simply visti the Xbox One Store, PlayStatin Store, Battle.net or directly downloading the beta file which is 40GB on PC, 30GB on PS4, 20.1GB on Xbox One.

PlayStation 4 users do not need a PlayStation Plus account while those who use Xbox One do not need Xbox Live Gold to download it. Meanwhile, PC players need an active account on Blizzard Battle.net to access the Open Beta. You may download it from the links below:

Xbox One PlayStation 4 PC from Battle.net

Free Crossplay Open Beta Update and Patch Notes

Aside from the Open Beta being opened to everyone, the Level Cap was raised to Level 40. It also has an added Control to 6v6 rotation. Its 2XP +2X Weapon XP was also enabled. The increase of level cap gives players the access to:

WEAPONS: RPD light machine gun, RPG-7 launcher, Magnum pistol + more PERKS: Quartermaster, Ninja SCORESTREAKS: Air Patrol, Chopper Gunner WILDCARD: Perk Greed EQUIPMENT: Decoy, Semtex FIELD UPGRADE: Jammer

The new update also fixed the Gunsmith button which sometimes go missing after a new weapon is selected. For PC, the "player’s name is prevent from being displayed in the Barracks menu if Real ID was enabled in Battle.net."

Nine modes will also be available which inlcudes:

Team Deathmatch Domination Kill Confirmed Hardpoint Control VIP Escort Combined Arms: Domination Combined Arms: Assault 40-player Fireteam: Dirty Bomb

Here is the full list of tweaks and updates from Treyarch:


Control joins the Quick Play selection of 6v6 modes today in the Crossplay Open Beta. We’re excited to bring back this Black Ops 4 fan-favorite, where opposing teams fight to capture or defend two objectives on the map or wipe out the other team before running out of lives.

Each team of up to six players has 30 lives distributed among the team, injecting a new layer of strategy for both attacking and defending teams. Jump into Control this weekend on Cartel, Miami, and Moscow and let us know what you think.


Fireteam: Dirty Bomb Reduced the chances that players will join a match already in progress. Reduced the spawn frequency of the Hind. Reduced the drop rates of War Machine and Attack Helicopter Scorestreaks.


Fixed a crash that could occur when players joined a Fireteam: Dirty Bomb match and were assigned an invalid team. Fixed a crash that could occur in Fireteam: Dirty Bomb if a player disconnected while depositing Uranium. Fixed a crash that could occur when killing other players while in a vehicle that was just destroyed.

Sliding Mechanic in Black Ops Cold War

One issue that players noticed in Black Ops Cold War is the sliding mechanics that send players flying around the map instead of sprinting. To solve this issue, Treyarch applied sliding nerfs to reduce the speed of a player's initial slide.

The patch notes says that their goal is to have a smooth transition of the sliding function in order to escape, cover and crouch. Daily Esports suggest to to shorten the slide duration further and to use additional nerfs to make sure that the mechanic will not turn out to be a crutch when moving.

"Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War" Open Beta is available for pre-order for its launch on Nov. 13.

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