Activision and its developer Infinity Ward revealed today the closed and beta dates for the highly anticipated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare during its Multiplayer Premiere Event live streamed this week.
Thanks to the timed-exclusivity deal of Activision with PlayStation, the beta will hit PS4 first, while other platforms get it a week later. Details about the beta will be released in the coming weeks.
Here are the following dates:
PlayStation 4-Exclusive Beta
- September 12 to 13 (Early Access) – Pre-Order for Access
- September 14 to 16 (Open Beta)
Beta featuring Cross-Play Testing
- September 19 to 20 (Early Access, PC and Xbox One; Open Beta, PlayStation 4) – Pre-Order for Access
- September 21 to 23 (Open Beta, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One)
Here’s an overview of the multiplayer portion of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, via Activision:
Awarded “Best Online Multiplayer” by Game Critics Best of E3 2019, Modern Warfare multiplayer delivers a thrilling and game-changing online experience with best-in-class down the barrel gameplay, along with an all-new level of strategic and tactical play. Players can jump into new play spaces that redefine Call of Dutymultiplayer, from quick-action, close-quarters two-versus-two experiences in Gunfight, traditional six-versus-six multiplayer gameplay, modes that support 10-versus-10 and 20-versus-20 firefights, along with high-player count maps and combat, such as the all-new Ground War, an epic large-scale mode supporting more than 100-players. And, that’s just the beginning for Modern Warfare fans.
With a complete weapon overhaul and the most choices in Call of Duty history, players will be able to outfit their multiplayer operators for every combat encounter, with unprecedented customization and modifiability in the new Gunsmith system. Modern Warfare features cutting-edge visuals, authentic sound design, with realistic recoil and weapon ballistics throughout the game. In addition, gameplay mechanics, including bullet penetration, gun mounting, door breaching and night vision multiplayer gameplay maps featuring night vision goggles (NVGs), allow for an amazing tactical experience.
“Our goal with Modern Warfare is to bring all gamers together from day one to play together,” said Infinite Ward creative director and co-studio head Patrick Kelly. “We’re doing away with the season pass; we’re delivering a mix of free maps, a ton of content following launch, and we’re developing the game for crossplay. We’re live-testing now, and fans will get to try for themselves next month in the Beta. This is a new day for Call of Duty multiplayer, and today is just the start—we have many more exciting reveals coming for fans that we can’t wait to share.”
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Battle.net on October 25.
Check out the multiplayer reveal trailer: