Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 finally has an official release date, but select fans will be able to take advantage of early access to play even sooner!

If you’re a hardcore Call of Duty fan, chances are you’ve already been dropping into the latest COD titles before the crowds.

After all, in recent years, Activision has been giving those who pre-order its new releases the opportunity to jump in early. And it seems Black Ops 6 won’t be breaking the trend!

Black Ops 6 Release Date

Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 will be released on Friday, October 25, 2024.

However, fans who pre-order can get early access to the Black Ops 6 Open Beta, the dates of which are yet to be officially revealed.

Call of Duty Black Ops 6 COD HQ

Unlike past years, there will be no exclusive early access to either the full game or its Beta on any platform.

Despite Microsoft now owning Call of Duty, it will not be providing exclusive benefits to fans on Xbox.

How to Get Early Access

The only way to get early access to Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 is to pre-order any version of the game before release.

This will grant you early entry to the game’s Open Beta, however Activision is yet to reveal the official dates for the Multiplayer trial.

So far, there is no confirmed early access to the Black Ops 6 Campaign, something that we’ve seen in recent years.

However, when pre-ordered on the PlayStation Store, Black Ops 6 does appear to unlock one week earlier, on October 17!

Black Ops 6 Preorder

This could suggest that early access to Campaign, (or even Zombies mode) may be announced shortly.

Thankfully, early access is not being paywalled behind more expensive editions of Black Ops 6, though there are some enticing incentives up for grabs for those who do want to pay.

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