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Black Ops Cold War ‘Coming Soon’ Message | When can I play?

If you’re seeing the Black Ops Cold War “Coming soon” message, then it’s not yet time for you to enjoy the new Call of Duty alpha. For the exact times for each timezone, read on for our full guide. And, if you’re still facing issues, keep on reading for help and assistance.

When can I play the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha?

Black Ops Cold War 'Coming Soon' Message

You’ll be able to start playing the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War alpha at the following times:

  • 10 AM PT
  • 1 PM ET
  • 6 PM BST
  • 7 PM CEST

It’s possible that players will still see the “Coming soon” message after the scheduled launch time has passed. As this is a Call of Duty alpha, it’s expected that things might not go to plan.

If the “Coming soon” message is still appearing after launch, try to remain calm and understand that a lot of other players will also be booting up the alpha on their PS4. Having so many players trying to connect is a good test for the game’s servers, but it may result in some longer waiting times.

When you find yourself stuck with the “Coming soon” message, it’s a good idea to monitor the Treyarch Studios’ Twitter account for any information. If there are server issues or any delays, you can expect details to be shared there.

Before you get playing the new Call of Duty, it’s probably best that you learn about just how powerful the Black Ops Cold War sniper rifles are. Read our guide here. And yes, quickscoping is indeed back!

If you’ve been playing a lot of Modern Warfare or Warzone, then you might find it a struggle to adapt to Black Ops Cold War. Our guides on tactical sprint and mounting cover should offer a good primer on what you can and can’t do in this new CoD game.