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Black Ops Cold War Alpha: Date, time, download size & content

Black Ops Cold War Alpha: Date, time, download size & content

PS4 players can dive into multiplayer for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War this weekend, following an announcement of an alpha test during the PlayStation 5 Showcase.

Black Ops Cold War Alpha: Date, time, download size & content

During the PlayStation 5 Showcase, a public alpha for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War was announced.

Releasing exclusively for PS4 players, the alpha will give players the opportunity to get their hands on what was demonstrated during the worldwide multiplayer reveal.

In this article, find out everything that you need to know about the alpha, including how to download it, the size of the alpha, and what content will be available for players.

How to download

The Black Ops Cold War alpha begins on Friday September 18th at 10AM PST.

Players can pre-load the alpha right now! Go to the PlayStation Store, select the alpha, and begin the download.

File size

The size of the alpha is 27.2GB in size, meaning it shouldn't take too long to download onto consoles. Just make sure there's enough space on the hard drive!.


The alpha includes a taster of what was revealed during the multiplayer reveal.

Find a list of everything that should be included below:


  • Combined Arms Domination
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Domination
  • Hardpoint (Added on September 19th)


  • Armada (12v12)
  • Crossroads (12v12)
  • Miami (6v6)
  • Satellite (6v6)
  • Moscow (6v6)


  • Krig-6
  • Commando XM4
  • M16A2
  • Type 63
  • MP5
  • AK74u
  • Type 821
  • RPD
  • Stoner 63
  • ShotgunsHauer 77
  • Gallo SA12
  • Pelington 703
  • LW3-Tundra
  • 1911
  • Cigma 2


  • Engineer
  • Tactical Mask
  • Flak Jacket
  • Scavenger
  • Quartermaster
  • Tracker
  • Cold Blooded
  • Ghost
  • Ninja


  • RC-XD (600)
  • Spy Plane (800)
  • Artillery (1900)
  • Napalm Strike (2400)
  • Air Patrol (2750)
  • War Machine (3150)
  • Attack Helicopter (3750)
  • Chopper Gunner (6000)

More details as to what else is included in the alpha is said to be revealed on September 17th, so be sure to check back for any updates!

The alpha phase for Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War is scheduled for this weekend!

During the Playstation 5 conference, Treyarch and Raven Software made an announcement that will delight many: Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be available for its first alpha phase exclusively for PS4 players!

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