PlayStation 4 owners who have pre-ordered the game can start playing the multiplayer from August 19 to August 23 while those with an Xbox One or Windows who have pre-ordered the game can access the multiplayer beta from August 26 to August 30.
The download size of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer beta is around 15GB. And player progress will not carry over from the beta to the full game when it hits. During the beta, periodic maintenance will take place, making the game unplayable.
Those who have pre-ordered the game at retail outlets will have to use the beta code given by the retailer on this site to get a beta token which you can redeem on your console or PC. These tokens will be emailed from 12 AM PST (12:30 PM IST) on August 19 for the PS4 beta, and 12 AM PST (12:30 PM IST) on August 26 for Windows and Xbox One. If pre-ordered digitally from Steam, PSN, or Xbox Live you can simply download the beta when it goes live.
While pre-orders for the game have yet to go live in India, safe to say that anyone in the country for a hankering to check out the next in Activision’s popular military first-person shooter franchise would be best served pre-ordering digitally. That is of course, if you have the bandwidth necessary to download a 15GB beta file.