Black Ops Cold War Beta: PC Players Privacy Comprimised
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Black Ops Cold War Beta: PC Players Privacy Comprimised

Chris Trout
16 October 2020

Ready Private?

The cross-platform beta weekend is well underway for Black Ops Cold War, meaning Xbox One, PS4 and PC players can all lobby together.

With less than a month to go until full launch, we'll get a small glimpse of what's to come in the year ahead.

Not only that, but we'll get the first-ever cross-generational Call of Duty allowing Xbox One and Xbox Series X players to party up, as well as PS4 and PS5 users.

If you're jumping into this weekend's beta on PC, you may be met with a rude surprise.

A small thing is causing a big issue with your privacy.

PC Privacy Issue In Black Ops Cold War Beta

There's a breach in your privacy at the moment and it could spell disaster for you keyboard warrior days.

Of course, we're overexaggerating but this isn't exactly a laughing matter.

PC players that are intending to stream or share their footage should be aware that the 'Barracks' tab currently displays your full name.

It should, realistically, show your Activision ID or Blizzard Battle.Net name.

Currently, Treyarch has issued no word on whether this will be fixed or not, but you should be fully aware of this issue.

It's unlikely to have an effect on many players, but it may have some impact on a select few.

The beta is live until Monday evening, where it will go off for the final time at 6pm BST.

We'll keep you posted on an update as to whether this issue gets resolved.

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