This morning Activision held Call of Duty XP, its annual fan event, at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Within those halls they announced a formal date for the launch of Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer beta. Testing will begin on October 14, and like everything else Call of Duty in 2016, it’ll favor the PS4 owners: they’ll get access first, followed by XBox One players (PC is being shut out, sorry). The only requirement to get into the beta is that you have to have preordered the game.
Other news from Activision: the number of multiplayer maps that will be ported over to the remastered version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is…..ALL of them! Previously just ten were confirmed, but it turned out they had the time and budget to bring over the whole experience.
Check out the Infinite Warfare multiplayer trailer below, followed by Activision’s official press release.
CALL OF DUTY: INFINITE WARFARE MULTIPLAYER BETA STARTS OCT. 14, FIRST ON PLAYSTATION 4
Pre-order on PS4 and Get First Access to the Infinite Warfare Multiplayer Beta
News of Beta for All-New Call of Duty Highlights Call of Duty XP Global Briefing
Jackal Assault for PlayStation VR Revealed as
Free Bonus to Infinite Warfare Owners on PS4 Later this Year
All 16 Multiplayer Maps Coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
Inglewood, CA – September 2, 2016 – Call of Duty® XP is now open. The sold-out Call of Duty® fan celebration kicked-off this morning with a global briefing featuring the world premiere of Call of Duty®: Infinite Warfare multiplayer trailer, followed by the announcement that Activision will release a Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta starting October 14th, first on PlayStation®4. Fans who pre-order the game on PlayStation®4 will get first access to the Beta*, further details to be announced shortly. Activision also shared that all 16 of the original multiplayer maps will be coming to Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® Remastered, the previously announced 10 maps at launch, and the additional six from the hit original will be made available in December at no additional cost**.
Activision also revealed that Jackal Assault, the first-ever Call of Duty PlayStation®VR experience, will be offered later this year to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare players on PS4 as a free, added bonus. Jackal Assault immerses fans in the cockpit and puts them in control of a Jackal, the personal fighter jet in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Fans attending Call of Duty XP will get the chance to play Jackal Assault on-site at the event.
“There’s a ton of excitement here at Call of Duty XP. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Call of Duty fans to celebrate and enjoy everything this franchise has to offer,” said Rob Kostich, EVP and GM, Call of Duty, Activision. “We’re continuing the momentum from XP next month as fans around the world will be able to join us online to play in the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta, which will give fans a chance to play multiplayer early and will help us to further polish the MP experience as we head into launch.”
The epic fan-celebration started with the global briefing, which featured the world premiere of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s highly-anticipated multiplayer mode, as well as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered and new content for Call of Duty®: Black Ops III. The presentation was streamed live in HD on www.twitch.tv/callofduty, www.youtube.com/callofduty, www.callofduty.com and www.MLG.tv/callofdutyxp and will be available on VOD later this weekend.
Added Kostich, “The Jackal Assault is a cool, fun extension that’s inspired by Infinite Warfare. We’re excited to not only share this experience with Call of Duty XP fans this weekend, but give it for free to all Infinite Warfare PS4 players later this year.
Call of Duty XP represents the biggest celebration of the largest console gaming franchise in the world; and is hosted by Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI). The event takes place at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., today through September 4.
Inside, the arena is filled with fans eager to cheer on their favorite teams in the Call of Duty® World League Championship, presented by PlayStation®4, as teams attempt to survive four days of intense competition playing Black Ops III, and vie for their share of the $2 million prize pool, the biggest prize purse in Call of Duty history.
For fans who can’t attend Call of Duty XP in person, select events from the celebration, as well as the Call of Duty World League Championship, Presented by PlayStation®4, will be livestreamed in HD on Twitch at www.twitch.tv/callofduty, on YouTube at www.youtube.com/callofduty, and www.callofduty.com. CWL fans can also watch all the esports action on MLG.TV and in-game (Black Ops III PS4™) through the Live Event Viewer.
Call of Duty XP precedes the year’s most anticipated entertainment launch on November 4th when Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, along with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered**, release worldwide on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is rated M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language, Suggestive Themes).
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is available in the Digital Deluxe and Legacy Editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. The title is rated M for Mature (Blood, Intense Violence, Strong Language). Check local retailers for availability of all Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Editions.
*Beta starts October 14, 2016 on PS4™ system; other platforms TBA. Actual platform availability and launch date(s) subject to change. Beta not available on PC. See www.callofduty.com/beta for more details. Minimum Beta duration is 3 days. Limited time only, while beta codes last, at participating retailers. Internet connection required.
**At launch, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will contain only 10 MP maps from the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game. All 16 original MP maps will be made available by 12/31/2016. Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game download. Internet connection required. For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com/MWR_FAQ.
For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com/xp. Fans can also follow @CallofDuty and @InfinityWard on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
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