The Xbox One and PC platforms will be able to access the multiplayer beta for Activision's upcoming first person shooter Call of Duty Black Ops III on August 26. Now, a new trailer has revealed some gameplay footage from the beta test, along with information on its maps, modes and other features.

The beta test, which will be available for anyone who pre-orders Black Ops III, will have at least three maps:

  • Hunted: This big game hunting lodge is situated beneath a waterfall in the lush mountains of Ethiopia, where rugged terrain opens up to long sightlines and a stealthy underwater pathway.
  • Combine: Set in the remote Egyptian Sahara, this vertical farming and sustainability research facility plays fast and frenetic with tight interiors, an open middle and a dangerous flank path.
  • Evac: An abandoned emergency evacuation zone atop an overgrown rooftop in the middle of Singapore's flooded quarantine zone.

The gameplay modes that will be part of the test will include Team Deathmatch, Hardpoint, Demolition, Domination, Kill Confirmed, Capture the Flag and Search and Destroy. Players will also be able to access eight of the game's Specialists characters. Activision says they are "elite soldiers, each with their own distinctive personality, look, voice, level progression, weapons, and abilities." Of course, there will be a ton of weapons and gadgets to try out, and the game's Weapon Paint Shop will also be available for players to customize the look of those guns.

The final version of Call of Duty Black Ops III will be released for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on November 6.

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Source: Xbox (YouTube), Activision