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The multiplayer alpha for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War is leaving just as soon as it arrived. Only two days long, the test has presumably given the developers at Treyarch a bunch of useful data to use going forward. However, it seems that more data might be coming their way very soon. While the open beta is a few weeks away, a leak has seemingly hinted at a PC alpha for the new game coming soon. This weekend’s version of Black Ops Cold War was available to PS4 users only.

 PC alpha in the works for Black Ops Cold War?

Keep in mind, this information is nothing close to official. Neither Treyarch nor Activision have spoken on the possibility of another alpha build coming before the open beta. However, some professional Call of Duty players seemed adamant that PC was getting some love soon.

Live on Donny “Temp” Laroda’s stream from earlier today, another pro player, TJ “TJHaly” Haly spoke about a PC Alpha coming “next week.” The other players alongside TJHaly and Temp seemed to think this was accurate information. When asked about the PC Alpha, the players stated it was releasing soon and punctuated the statement with “no troll.”

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Image via Activision

It’s hard to really say if this information can be trusted or not. On one hand, professional players would have some inside knowledge unbeknownst to the rest of the community. However, that information is usually supposed to be kept under wraps. This makes it strange that someone like TJHaly would come right out and go public with secret details.

If a PC alpha were to release for Black Ops Cold War, Treyarch would likely structure it the same as the PS4’s version. Presumably, if this information holds up, PC players could expect an alpha to drop next weekend. Any later than that and it could clash with the open beta which drops on October 8 for PS4 users.

We’ll be sure to update you with any further developments to this story here at Daily Esports.


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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