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CDL Championship Weekend: How to earn early access to the Black Ops Cold War beta

We tell you how to get a chance to earn an early access code for the Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War beta simply by watching the CDL Championship weekend.
CDL Championship Weekend: How to earn early access to the Black Ops Cold War beta
After months of teases and substantial leaks, Activision finally unveiled Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, a direct sequel to the original Black Ops.

With an official multiplayer reveal coming on the 9th September, players will get a chance to try it out for themselves with an open beta. While there's no date set, early access is already being granted to those who pre-order the game digitally, however, there's more than one way to get into the Black Ops Cold War beta.

Viewers that tune in to the Call of Duty League Championship weekend, specifically on the 30th of August, will get a chance to earn a free code for the early access beta period of Black Ops Cold War, Activision confirmed.

"On Sunday, the Call of Duty League will randomly distribute 10,000 codes for the upcoming beta for the next instalment in the Call of Duty franchise — Call of Duty®: Black Ops Cold War," explained Activision.

How to earn a code for the Black Ops Cold War early access beta

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To get into the beta you must tune into the CDL action on Sunday, which starts at 12:30 PM PT / 3:30 PM ET / 8:30 PM BST with the Championship Pre-Show, followed by the Grand Final match at 4:00 PM ET. Follow these instructions to make sure you are eligible for a key.

  • Create an Activision account and sign in on CallofDutyLeague.com or the CoD Companion App
  • Link your PlayStation, Xbox, or Battle.net account
  • Watch the Championship Weekend live streams on CallofDutyLeague.com or the CoD Companion App

For more rewards while watching CDL, check out how you can get a special CDL knife blueprint and other cool collectables.