The Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Beta begins next week, giving fans access to a larger portion of the game's content than any Call of Duty beta before it. The beta will feature plenty of different maps, game modes, and, as a tweet has revealed, scorestreak rewards.
It was always a given that Black Ops 4 would feature scorestreaks; rewarding players for racking up multiple kills in a row has been a staple of Call of Duty's multiplayer since the first Modern Warfare. A few years ago, to encourage a more objective-oriented playstyle, killstreaks were replaced with scorestreaks, which function exactly the same but are earned through racking up points in a single life by capturing objectives, destroying enemy equipment, and, of course, killing other players.
The tweet, posted by Call of Duty's official account, gives a brief glimpse at some of the scorestreaks that will be available in the beta. A video shows some returning scorestreaks from past games such as the exploding remote-controlled RC-XD, as well as the air-to-ground Hellstorm Missile.
The video also shows some brand new scorestreaks, such as one that the tweet names as Strike Team. Information from those who got the chance to play Black Ops 4 suggests that the Strike Team is two AI soldiers who drop into the map and attempt to clear out enemies in an area chosen by the player.
Perhaps the most interesting new scorestreak shown is a 4-legged combat robot that drops in and kills other players. This isn't named in the tweet, but it's known from those who have played the game to be the Mantis, a high-cost scorestreak that the player can choose to remotely control or leave to operate of its own accord.
It's not yet clear whether the Multiplayer Beta next week will give players access to all of the game's scorestreaks, but the ones shown off in the video will certainly be making an appearance. The upcoming beta is an extremely important opportunity for Black Ops 4 to prove itself to the community, not only because multiplayer is the entire focus of this year's Call of Duty title, but also because many fans are still outraged about the game's controversial Black Ops Pass.
With this Multiplayer Beta beginning on August 3, and the arguably more important Blackout Beta in September, many will no-doubt be waiting to see if the big changes Black Ops 4 makes to the series were a good idea.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be released on October 12, 2018 for PC, PS4, and Xbo xOne.