Last month Activision announced that the Call of Duty: Black Ops III multiplayer beta will hit the PlayStation 4 first on August 19th, this comes as part of their new partnership with Sony to put DLC and the beta on PlayStation before Microsoft’s Xbox One.
When they announced that deal they didn’t announce how long it would last for, however Activision has now cleared that up with the announcement that the multiplayer beta will hit the Xbox One on August 26th.
This means that the PlayStation 4 will get the beta 5 days ahead of the Xbox One.
Activision explains :
Hot on the heels of the reveal of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3’s new Zombies experience at San Diego Comic-Con, we’re now turning our focus to the launch of the multiplayer beta next month. For the first time since Call of Duty: World at War, Treyarch is giving fans all over the globe an opportunity to get their hands on Black Ops 3 multiplayer, months ahead of its release on November 6th.
The beta kicks off in early access for PlayStation 4 owners on Wednesday, August 19 and will continue through Sunday, August 23. On Wednesday, August 26 the beta will be available on Xbox One and PC and run through Sunday, August 30. During the beta, fans will have an opportunity to try the new momentum-based, chained movement system, find the perfect Specialist to fit their play style, get a feel for the new multiplayer maps, and more.