Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta Details Announced

Activision and Infinity Ward have laid out all the content players can test out in the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is almost here, and that means its almost time for the multiplayer beta. The first weekend kicks off Friday, October 14 at 10am PDT on PS4, and Infinity Ward has revealed everything we’ll get to play with.

Combat Rigs are the next-generation of Call of Duty: Black Ops III’s Specialists. There are a total of six Rigs, with each have three different Payloads and three different Traits. Players are free to mix-and-match different Payloads and Traits, and will get a taste of this in the beta. Three of the Rigs wull be unlocked in the beta; Warfighter, Merc, and Synaptic. Be sure to check out our in-depth preview to learn more about each Rig and its different Payloads and Traits.

Mission Teams will also make their debut in the beta. As a new metagame for the Call of Duty franchise, Mission Teams allows players to rank up by completing missions for your team. Ranking up will in turn dole out rewards like calling cards, camos, emblems, and cosmetic items for your Rigs. During the beta, players can enlist with JTF Wolverines when they start the game. Later on, they’ll be able to join the Orion Initiative. These are just two of the four mission teams available in the full game.

Obviously, you can’t have a beta without maps, and there will be three included in the beta. Here’s a quick look at them:

  • Frontier – a circular, two-lane, fast-paced map, 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.
  • Frost – a linear, three-lane, medium-paced map, Frost is 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.
  • Throwback – a bent, three-lane, medium-paced map, 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.

Finally, we have game modes. Fan favorites including Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Kill Confirmed will be rotated throughout the beta. Players will also get a chance to try out a brand new mode, Defender. Defender is best described as a game of ‘keep away.’ Your team must grab a drone and continue holding it to accumulate points. The droid will reset itself after a certain length of time, so you can’t hog it forever.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s beta starts October 14 on PS4. It will arrive on Xbox One a week later. Infinity Ward currently has no plans to release the beta on PC. The full game is set to launch November 4 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC.