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‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’ free Alpha weekend starts Friday

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Raven Software has announced during the PS5 showcase that PlayStation 4 owners will get an exclusive Alpha run this weekend.

After months of speculation and data mining, it all boils down to this Friday. PlayStation 4 owners will get the chance to finally play Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War starting September 18 to 20.

Raven Software takes a page off Marvel’s Avenger by scheduling a PlayStation-exclusive Alpha run. Although this will only unveil the Multiplayer mode of the new CoD game.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War thrilling campaign

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War devs were very generous with their PlayStation 5 showcase unveiling. They provided a hefty 4-minute gameplay teaser entitled “Nowhere Left to Run.”

It was part of the single-campaign story; And by the looks of it, are in for quite the experience.

In that meaty snippet, viewers were taken to Turkey, in Trabzon Airfield. There’s a stealth mode mission to take out a high-value target named Raj. The player is part of a three-man team of CIA operatives.

When the sniper missed the target, everything went hot—which was the opposite of their plan. The player’s team of three takes out all the goons in the vicinity while in hot pursuit of Raj who managed to take run towards the plane that’s about to take off.

While all the other vehicles were shooting at the team, the player releases the RC-XD, which looks like a remote-controlled car. It blows up the plane from underneath.

Everything goes tumbling down as parts of the plane shoot out from everywhere, almost hitting the player with a fan. Two vehicles collide, while still trying to shoot each other.

The story ends in a very cinematic cliffhanger as part of the plane’s wing is seen falling towards the player. after that, a montage of all the other parts of the game was showcased.

What you need to know so far

Based on Raven Software’s Dan Vondrak’s announcement. The Alpha weekend is free, except for Germany and Japan. There will be a nominal fee required for Alpha Access.

As mentioned, it’ll start on Friday, September 18 at 10 a.m. PDT. But pre-load will start as early as today at 8 a.m. PDT. The Alpha weekend will then commence on Sunday, September 20 at 10 a.m. PDT.

Also, per GameSpot, players can get early access to the Open Beta by pre-ordering the game. This weekend kickstarts the devs’ Open Beta event which will start with the PS4 exclusive and then roll it out to cross-consoles.

Meanwhile, Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be made available alongside the official PlayStation 5 launch this November.

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