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Gamers who place pre-orders for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will get their hands on the beta for what is set to be one of the biggest releases of the year.
Xbox One and PlayStation 4 owners can start pre-ordering the highly anticipated first person shooter ahead of its slated November release.
Those that do will get the chance to access the beta which Activision and developer Treyarch are said to be close to launching.
Microsoft has reported that pre-ordering the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Digital Edition will allow Xbox One players to get the base game as well as the exclusive access to the upcoming multiplayer beta, while the Digital Deluxe Edition will come with the base game, the Season Pass, exclusive access to the multiplayer beta AND a number of DLC packages.
The standard issue of the game on PS4 will include the exclusive beta access, as well as two pre-order bonuses in some regions – only North America has been confirmed so far.
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They will also be available in the PlayStation Store edition of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Digital Deluxe Edition, as well as a Season Pass and other upcoming downloadable content.
So what’s the hype all about? Well the Black Ops series is one of the best selling video games franchises of all time with the first release in 2010 selling 25 million copies worldwide raking in more than $1 billion in the process.
The third instalment in the series will feature a number of new gameplay additions aimed at providing a “better shooter game experience’”
The game will introduce the first female playable character in the history of the Call of Duty game franchise.
Black Ops 3 will also be available on PC when it is released on November 6.