Call Of Duty: Black Ops 3's beta is expanding beyond the PS4 today. Xbox One and PC gamers are finally getting a chance to try out the futuristic shooter's multiplayer as well.

You can get a beta key by pre-ordering Black Ops 3 through retailers. Your key will likely be printed on your retail receipt or emailed to you from the online vendor. Contact your retailer if you don't have a redemption code yet. If you pre-purchased through Xbox Live Store or Steam, you'll be automatically granted access to the beta without redeeming any codes.

If you're on Xbox One, you may have some trouble accessing the beta. Microsoft acknowledged on their Xbox Live Status page that they're investigating the issue now
We are aware that some of you may be experiencing issues redeeming your beta tokens for Call of Duty: Black Ops III. We are working closely with our partner to get this resolved ASAP! Thank you for being patient while we work. We’ll post another update when more information becomes available.

Hopefully they get the problem resolved soon because the beta's not all that long to begin with. The test will run until Sunday, August 30th.

During the beta, players will get some hands-on time with several modes and maps from the full game:

Modes
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Domination
  • Demolition
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Hardpoint
  • Capture the Flag
  • Search & Destroy
Maps
  • Hunted: This big game hunting lodge is situated beneath a waterfall in the lush mountains of Ethiopia, where rugged terrain opens up to long sightlines and a stealthy underwater pathway.
  • Combine: Set in the remote Egyptian Sahara, this vertical farming and sustainability research facility plays fast and frenetic with tight interiors, an open middle and a dangerous flank path.
  • Evac: An abandoned emergency evacuation zone atop an overgrown rooftop in the middle of Singapore’s flooded quarantine zone.
Players can experience these multiplayer matches as one of eight specialists. Each specialist has their own unique ability and weapon, on top of whatever you select for your loadout. For example, Outrider is armed with a compound bow and can send out a Vision Pulse to reveal all nearby enemies. Nomad can shoot swarms of nano dromes at enemies or bring himself back from the brink of death with a serum injection.

The downside of having such a big test is that the beta client is pretty huge too. Expect a download of about 15GB.

The PS4 beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 wrapped up earlier this week. Over the course of the test, Treyarch introduced new maps and other content. In the final days, they also opened up the beta to all PS4 owners regardless of whether they had a beta key. We'll see if they extend the same privilege to Xbox One and PC gamers.

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