Dive Back into Covert Ops: Black Ops 6 Release Date, Early Access, Platforms, and Gameplay Details

Call of Duty fans rejoice! Black Ops 6, the next chapter in the iconic franchise, is generating a buzz with leaks hinting at a reveal soon and a potential October release date.

COD 2024: Black Ops 6 Release Date

Mark your calendars! Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will hit store shelves (or, more likely, digital marketplaces) on October 25th, 2024. The game will be available on a variety of platforms, including PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC. PC players can choose from Battle.net, the Microsoft Store, or Steam for their download.

How to Get Early Access to the Black Ops 6 Open Beta

Want to jump into the action before everyone else? There are two ways to secure early access to the Black Ops 6 open beta:

  • Pre-order the Game: Pre-ordering any edition of Black Ops 6 will grant you early access. If you go digital, you can simply download the beta file and start playing. For physical pre-orders (consoles only), a beta code will be emailed to you. Redeem it on the Call of Duty website’s beta code redemption page.
  • Game Pass Subscription: If you’re an Xbox Game Pass subscriber, you might also get early access to the Black Ops 6 open beta. Keep an eye out for announcements from Microsoft or Activision

Xbox Game Pass Ready

Great news for Xbox Game Pass subscribers! Black Ops 6 will be playable on day one for PC Game Pass, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. However, Xbox Game Pass Core subscribers won’t have access to the game.

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Prepare for a Big Download

Black Ops 6 reportedly clocks in at a hefty 309.85 GB. This includes the Call of Duty HQ launcher, housing Warzone, Modern Warfare 2 and 3. However, there’s good news! This size reflects having all these titles installed simultaneously. You can choose to delete portions of games you’re not actively playing to free up space. Activision has also assured fans that the file size will be optimized before launch.

Campaign

Black Ops 6’s campaign picks up after the events of Black Ops Cold War, with flashbacks weaving in the 1980s storyline from Black Ops 2. Franchise favorites Frank Woods and Russell Adler return, alongside newcomers Troy Marshall and Jane Harrow who round out your team. Expect a classic spy-fi experience filled with conspiracies, paranoia, and a thrilling blend of historical and fictional events.

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Similar to Black Ops Cold War, Black Ops 6 will feature a Safehouse hub world. Here, you can select missions, interact with your team, solve puzzles, and collect intel or upgrades before venturing further into the story. This provides a welcome change from the more linear approach of the Modern Warfare series.

Multiplayer Mayhem

Black Ops 6 isn’t just about the single-player campaign (although we’ll get to that in a moment). The game features a robust multiplayer experience with something for everyone. Whether you crave classic free-for-all battles, intense 6v6 team matches, or strategic 2v2 strike modes, Black Ops 6 has you covered. Plus, the return of the beloved Zombies cooperative mode means you can team up with friends and fight off the undead hordes.

And of course, no Black Ops game is complete without Zombies! Team up with your friends and take down the undead hordes in a dedicated cooperative multiplayer mode.

So, lock and load soldiers! Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is set to be an explosive return to the franchise. Get ready to dominate the multiplayer scene, conquer the campaign, and uncover the secrets that await.

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