The last Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta ended last weekend and it’s clearly been a huge success. As Activision announces on Twitter, the Black Ops Cold War open beta broke the record of most downloaded beta in the history of the franchise. Could we be looking at the biggest Call of Duty ever too?




Black Ops Cold War beta record

The initial PS4 exclusive alpha broke the Call of Duty record at the end of last month. We were however a bit skeptical about how Activision presented the milestone. With the new announcement, it’s very clear however. The most recent Black Ops Cold War beta broke the previous record of most downloaded multiplayer beta in CoD history. Sadly, we have no idea exactly how many people we’re talking about.

Matchmaking and the bush

Of course, Black Ops Cold War broke said record for a reason. It’s a highly anticipated game in an already super popular series, not to mention the fact that it’s the first cross-generation Call of Duty in a while. In other words, the beta milestone could very well transfer to the actual game, come November.




That is, if the reception of all those players was good. And lets just say responses were mixed. Our bustling Facebook community gave mixed feedback on the game. Probably in part due to a silly map design flaw on Cartel that made the central bushes on said map super overpowered.

Another, more structural criticism of the game is it’s take on skill based match making, SBMM in short. In the linked article, I argue it is exactly what Black Ops Cold War (and any Call of Duty for that matter) needs. But again, opinions varied.




Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will launch on November 13th for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Series S, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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