Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta Details Revealed

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is about a month away from release, but if you preordered the next entry in the shooter series, you'll get access...
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    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is about a month away from release, but if you preordered the next entry in the shooter series, you'll get access to the multiplayer beta. Activision has shared some details on what players can expect from the upcoming test.

    The beta consists of two phases, which run from October 14-17 and October 21-24. PS4 players get into both phases, while Xbox One users will only have access to the second. PC players don't get access to either of the beta periods.

    When you gain access to the beta, you'll be able to play on three of the game's maps. These include Frontier, a circular two-lane map set on a space station near Neptune; Frost, a three-lane research facility set on one of Jupiter's moons; and Throwback, a three-lane map that's a throwback to 1950s USA.

    On these maps, you'll be able to play a selection of modes that will rotate throughout the beta. These include classics like Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Kill Confirmed, in addition to some new modes. One of these is Defender, which tasks players with grabbing a drone and defending it for as long as possible.

    Additionally, you'll be able to play as three of the six Combat Rigs available in the full game. Each Rig specializes in a specific type of combat and can be equipped with one Payload and one Trait.

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    The first Rig is Warfighter, which is best suited for mid-range gameplay with weapons like SMGs and assault rifles. Its Payloads include Claw, a spread-shot weapon that has ricocheting bullets; Combat Focus, which gives the player double points and can get you to a scorestreak more quickly; and Overdrive, a speed boost. In addition to these special abilities, Warfighter has multiple Traits that can help it highlight nearby enemies, keep scorestreak counts from resetting, and keep supplies stocked.

    The second Rig players will be able to get their hands on is Merc, which specializes in heavy weapons and defense. Payloads at its disposal include Steel Dragon, a multi-targetable beam weapon; Bull Charge, a shield that lets you charge enemies; and Reactive Armor, an electromagnetic charge that protects you from oncoming fire. Its Traits allow you to quickly regenerate health, ignore the weight of heavy weapons, and execute an area-of-effect ground pound attack.

    The last Rig available in the beta is Synaptic, a droid that's built for speed and close-quarters combat. It uses Payloads like Equalizer, dual suppressed machine guns; Reaper, which is a four-legged fast melee mode; and Rewind, which works like Tracer from Overwatch's Recall ability: It rewinds your position, replenishing ammo and health along the way. Traits include abilities that give you a speed boost, a jump pack that damage enemies underneath you, and a quick horizontal dash.

    A new feature of Infinite Warfare's multiplayer is a metagame called Mission Teams. You can enlist with one of the teams and complete missions for them to increase your team rank. Two teams are available in the beta. You can enlist with the JTF Wolverines when you start, and as you progress, you'll be able to join the Orion Initiative. Each team has its own commander that gives missions, and ranking up earns you team-exclusive rewards like special cosmetic items and prototype weapons.

    You can read more about everything the beta contains on Activision's blog.

    Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare releases November 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Those who purchase the $80 and up special editions will get a free copy of Modern Warfare Remastered. If you preordered Infinite Warfare on PS4, you can play the remastered Modern Warfare campaign now. The multiplayer will be available at launch and will eventually feature all 16 maps from the original game.

    Source: GameSpot

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  1. K _
    Honestly, I'm hyped for this game. I didn't like BO3, but I think I'll like IW.
  2. HowAmI
    I can't wait to see the failure of this game and franchise. :biggrin:
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  3. 3xTiNcT
    Can't wait to see how bad it is..
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    2. 3xTiNcT
      Just depends what way you look at it I guess, either way I look forward to finding out.
    3. Keeley Hazell
      ive never returned a cod so you cant judge by those stats wherever you got them from lol. futuristic CoD is actually easier to play than traditional CoD. If you were bad at the game you had to resort to camping like anne frank.
    4. x1lover
      considering the stats are ACTIVE players that never returned CoD that purchased it on day 1 so if you didn't play for 3 months then you were taken off of that list. if you played more than 1 week when you came back on, you were added back. and etc.
  4. craftyboy121
    sounds like alot of items and abilities have been taken from black ops 3, think i will give this one a miss
    1. x1lover
      aww did you suck at BO3? i think you did.
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  6. Killjoy666
    Cod4 campaign was released already for those who pre order the game on PS4 and payed for it completely.

    Been waiting to use that intervention :cool:
    1. Keeley Hazell
    2. Killjoy666
      Intervention for infinite, honestly don't care much for cod4
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    3. Keeley Hazell
      oh ew they would do something like that. too badquickscoping and exo jumping dont go together well
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  8. Skepta
    Still unsure whether I like the sound of them rigs.
  9. Keeley Hazell
    We need a cod4 beta lmao. This game gets cringier by the day
  10. Evor
    I Pre-Ordered Infinit Warfare in store how would get beta access?
    1. Liberation
      You need to go on the sony site and add it to your Library manually. I would post the link but I cannot here. PM me if you need any help.
    2. Unkown_Error
      Hey, how do I do this? I cannot find it anywhere.
      It says to follow "Redemption Details" in order to get the code.

      To complete Redemption details, you must have a code.


      Am i missing something here? Where we supposed to get a code with the receipt originally?
    3. Liberation
      Unkown_Error they should had emailed you the code if you pre-ordered from a local retailer.