Through the official Twitter account Activision proudly shared that the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha broke the PS4 record, making it the biggest CoD alpha and/or beta in history. But if you read between the lines, it’s doesn’t really say anything at all…
Black Ops Cold War Alpha breaks PS4 Record
This weekend, Activision launched it’s first public test phase for their upcoming shooter. The open alpha for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was available for two days, and only on PlayStation 4. It turned out to be the most downloaded alpha and/or beta in CoD history.
Thanks to our players for making last week’s #BlackOpsColdWar Alpha the most downloaded PS4 alpha or beta in Call of Duty history.
Jump back into the fight soon – The PS4 Beta begins Oct. 8, Crossplay Beta starts Oct. 15 and worldwide release is set for Nov. 13. pic.twitter.com/VhwtdQKKNw
— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) September 28, 2020
But upon closer inspection, Activision didn’t really say anything in their tweet. For starters, it’s the ‘most downloaded’ alpha and/or beta ever. Which means it isn’t the most played one, because they would’ve said so if it was.
Additionally, the post uses ‘Call of Duty history’ quite slyly. It’s clear Activision is trying to hide the fact that it was just the most downloaded Call of Duty alpha/beta on PS4. Granted, that does mean people are excited for Black Ops Cold War and thus decided to download the alpha on PlayStation 4. But without any concrete number attached to that statement, we have no idea if it’s even a lot or not.
If you’re reading this, thinking you’ve missed the Black Ops Cold War alpha or beta (PS4 or not), don’t worry. In this article we detail exactly when and on which platform you’ll be able to play the upcoming beta. Gamers on PlayStation 4 have a lot of dates to choose from, Xbox and PC gamers not so much.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is slated to release on November 13 for Xbox Series X, Xbox One, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, and PC.