Here’s What To Expect From The Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta


Next week, on October 14th, PlayStation 4 owners will get the chance to dive into the multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and Activision has now detailed exactly what we should expect once it goes live. According to them, you’ll have access to three different combat rigs and three different maps, not to mention the new Mission Teams metagames.

To start, the three combat rigs you’ll be able to take for a spin are Warfighter, Merc and Synaptic. For those not up to speed on all things Infinite Warfare, the rigs are “suits, chosen and worn by the player that provide a customized suite of tactical options.”  Warfighter is said to be for “mid-range assault” fighting, as it can quickly accumulate kills, while the Merc rig is more for “heavy defense and suppressing fire.” Finally, the Synaptic is focused on speed and close quarters combat.

As for Mission Teams, Activision describes them as such:

By completing missions while enlisted in a team, you will earn a team rank. Complete those missions with honors, and you will earn extra experience towards your rank.

Finally, the maps you’ll be getting access to are Frontier, Frost, and Throwback. Here’s how Activision’s press release outlines them:

    Frontier is a small section of a giant space station that is in orbit around the planet Neptune. The action is funneled down a long, central corridor with side paths offering an element of strategy and a constricted lower lane for players craving chaos.
    A research facility set atop the icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. Ample opportunities for vertical combat and rapid encounters around sleek modular elements highlight this frozen battleground.
    This throwback 1950’s ‘Main Street USA’ locale sits on a giant, rotating, torus-shaped space station. A large circular lane rings the perimeter, while a large center square with multiple avenues of approach and two opposing windows offers a wide range of engagement opportunities.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be with us on November 4th, but its multiplayer beta will arrive next week, on the 14th at 10am PST. You can look forward to all of the above and more, as Infinity Ward as promised gamers some surprises in the beta as well. What those are is anyone’s guess, but be sure to hop in next Friday and find out for yourself!