Treyarch previously announced that a Black Ops 3 beta will hit all platforms before the release of the game in November, and this week have revealed that a timed-exclusive beta will hit the PlayStation 4 before everywhere else, starting in August.
At E3 this year, Activision announced their alignment with Sony’s platform in terms of Call of Duty exclusivity, and are now starting to exercise their entitlements, obviously. While there are no confirmed dates as of yet for PC and Xbox, the PlayStation 4 beta will kick off on August 19th, according to a tweet by the developer. More information about the beta is to come soon.
We're excited to announce that the #BlackOps3 Multiplayer Beta will begin on 8/19 starting on PS4. More information coming soon!
— Treyarch Studios (@Treyarch) July 8, 2015
In order to gain access to the beta, you will have to pre-order the game in-store, or pre-purchase the game via your platform-specific digital storefront, whether PSN, Xbox Live or one of the PC outlets. Black Ops 3 offers a full co-op campaign, your usual multiplayer antics, and more Zombies action, which we should be seeing revealed very, very soon!