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Sky Broadband Users Get Early CoD Black Ops Cold War Beta

Friday, September 25th, 2020 (2:44 pm) - Score 2,808
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Customers of UK ISP Sky Broadband and Sky TV may like to know that the operator has become an official partner for the online video game ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War‘, which means they’ll get free early access, via the Sky VIP app, to the beta test a month before its release and without having to pre-order.

The full game will launch on 13th November 2020, while the open beta is due to start roughly a month before that. “Sky customers can register for their Beta code now from the Sky VIP section in My Sky app, ahead of the Beta going live in October. Beta codes will be released by 8th October and are available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC,” said the operator (beta may begin on different dates for each platform).

We did check this out but, at the time of writing, there was no option present for the Call of Duty Beta, although in fairness Sky have only just issued the press release and so we assume they’ll need a bit of extra time to get their ducks in a row.

Sky added that their VIP users will also get a chance to “win great gaming prizes when the game is released in November, including games console bundles, premium and standard copies of the game, and CoD Points for the top performers.”

David Rey, Managing Director of Sky Broadband, said:

“As the official broadband partner, it’s fantastic to join forces with Activision and offer our loyal customers access to the online Beta. Our Superfast Broadband gives customers the reliable service they need for a smooth gaming experience – a perfect partner for one of the most iconic games around.”


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10 Responses
  1. Avatar Peter says:

    Probably one of the worst providers for online gaming.
    The support staff are clueless!

    1. Avatar Ryan says:

      I have heard sky is bad, the worst offender for ping spikes is Virgin Media .

    2. Avatar CarlT says:

      Sky are fine for gaming. Very few issues on their network at all and latency is very good thanks to their expansive network. Issues between customer and exchange of course would apply to all ISPs using Openreach.

      Virgin Media are a completely different story.

    3. Avatar John says:

      I moved from Virgin to sky cause Virgin was so unreliable, quite amazing speeds but the fluctuation was killer. While sky was better reliability, the speeds were crap. Of the providers I have tried BT has been the best

  2. Avatar Barry says:

    So happy l have No problems with sky as we have a good speed for download

  3. Avatar CarlT says:

    This is of no interest to me but what a great idea.

  4. Avatar KevTheCoops says:

    Thanks for the info on this.

    Took a little bit of finding, for anyone else struggling you go to the Sky VIP section of the Sky app and click on the “Exclusive Content”
    section which has a picture of a front cover of a book by Bernadine Evaristo. It’s then at the top of the next screen.

    1. Avatar Lewis Taylor says:

      Thanks! Was looking for it but couldn’t for the life of me find it haha.

  5. Avatar Gary says:

    I bet theres a fair number of people pretty peeved by this, It’s not like you could just switch providers to take advantage. Same with any desl/offer I’m not bashing SKY.

    Big game exclusive deals in the past with GFX cards and mobile phones etc have been very successful.

  6. Avatar Craig says:

    Are Sky better than Talk Talk for an ISP?

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