Black Ops Cold War Alpha: Release Date, Times, Download Size, Pre-Load Details, Sign-Up And Everything You Need To Know

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It's no secret that the Black Ops Cold War Alpha exists, at some point, it was believed to be called 'The Red Door'.

This codename was an effort to fend of information-hungry leakers, but it didn't stop them from finding out what they needed to know including information about the full game itself.


Black Ops Cold War was revealed only recently and there could be a playable Alpha is coming to the public, even though a beta is less than a month away.

This Alpha is a chance for players to experience what select streamers and influencers got a taste of last week.

Pre-loading is available TODAY for PlayStation 4 players.

Black Ops Cold War Public Alpha Release Date

The Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Alpha starts this Friday, 18th September 2020 at 6pm BST.

This opportunity will run until the 20th September 2020 at 6pm BST.


How To Download And Pre-Load The Black Ops Cold War Alpha

To download the Alpha, you will need to be a PlayStation 4 owner and you do not have to have an active PlayStation Plus membership.

The download is now available here:

On your PS4 go to the PSN store, head to free and then free to play.

Pre-loading the game will become available on the 17th September at 4pm BST!


TICK-TOCK: The Alpha will last just two days

You do not need to pre-order the game or pay for the Alpha. But, you will need a PlayStation Plus subscription in Germany and Japan.

Black Ops Cold War Alpha Size

The Black Ops Cold War Alpha will be roughly 25GB in size.

What's Included In The Alpha?

The Alpha should include all of the features, weapons, modes, maps and everything else that was revealed at the multiplayer reveal.

Here's what should be included in the Alpha:



  • Combined Arms Domination
  • Domination
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Hardpoint (19th Sept)
  • Kill Confirmed


  • Armada 
  • Crossroads
  • Miami
  • Satellite
  • Moscow


  • Krig-6
  • Commando XM4
  • M16A2
  • Type 63
  • MP5
  • AK74u
  • Type 821
  • RPD
  • Stoner 63
  • ShotgunsHauer 77
  • Gallo SA12
  • Pelington 703
  • LW3-Tundra
  • 1911
  • Cigma 2


  • Engineer
  • Tactical Mask
  • Flak Jacket
  • Scavenger
  • Quartermaster
  • Tracker
  • Cold Blooded
  • Ghost
  • Ninja


  • RC-XD (600)
  • Spy Plane (800)
  • Artillery (1900)
  • Napalm Strike (2400)
  • Air Patrol (2750)
  • War Machine (3150)
  • Attack Helicopter (3750)
  • Chopper Gunner (6000)

More details will be revealed today.

Warzone Bonuses

Those that participate in the Black Ops Cold War Alpha will earn the 'Under Fire' animated player card in Modern Warfare and Warzone.