Xbox One players who book Call of Duty: Modern Warfare can participate in a cross-platform multiplatform beta test this weekend. There will be future multiplayer tests before the game’s release at the end of October as well.
“Be one of the first to experience the intense multiplayer action, ranging from the fast and close 2f2 Gunfight mode, to the traditional 6v6 multiplayer game and the biggest player counting shootings,” writes David Hodgson of Activision
“Try new game mechanics, including bullet penetration, gun assembly, door opening, and night vision game maps for multiple players with night vision goggles (NVG) that allow for an incredible tactical experience.”
The first is a bit exaggerated: a week ago, PlayStation 4 players were literally the first to participate in a multiplayer public beta of the new game. But a delta of a week is not horrible.
This is the deal: if you place an advance order for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for Xbox One, in any edition, you can take an early look at the multiplayer experience of the game, starting with this weekend’s test, which starts tomorrow (Thursday) and runs until Sunday. This weekend’s beta test is cross-platform and will include PC, PS4, and Xbox One players.
The next game of the Call of Duty mass franchise, a reboot of the Modern Warfare series, launches in just over a month, in line with Activision’s annual release model. However, what’s new in this Call of Duty entry is the cross-game multiplayer mode, so you can team up with your friends on all systems. Now, the developers of the Infinity Ward studio have detailed how exactly the cross-game will work before an open beta version that will support the feature that will begin this weekend.
The cross game in Modern Warfare looks a lot like how it works in Epic’s Battle Royale shooter, Fortnite, which has become the industry’s gold standard.