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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Multiplayer Beta Content announced

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Activision and Infinity Ward have officially announced what will be included in the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Multiplayer Beta.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Multiplayer Beta Weekend 1 starts Friday, October 14 at 10AM PT and ends on Monday, October 17 at 10AM PT only on PlayStation 4. The second weekend of the beta will kick off on October 21st at 10AM PT on PS4 and Xbox One and end on October 24.

The Infinite Warfare Multiplayer Beta will include 3 maps, 4 modes, 3 Combat Rigs, and more.

Maps:

  • FRONTIER: Circular, two-lane, fast-paced. 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: Linear, three-lane, medium-paced. 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: Bent, three-lane, medium-paced. 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.

Modes:

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Domination
  • Defender

Combat Rigs:

Only 3 out of the 6 Combat Rigs will be available to play in the beta, including Warfighter, Synaptic, and MERC.

WARFIGHTER: Designed for a mid-range assault-style player, equip the Warfighter rig to support the team by getting fast kills, quickly getting to an objective, and always being on the offensive.

  • Payloads:
    • Claw: Powerful spread-shot weapon. Fires bullets that can ricochet around corners.
    • Combat Focus: Allows you to get double points for a limited time, getting you to that scorestreak even faster.
    • Overdrive: Gives you a speed boost.
  • Traits
    • Ping: Kills and assists send a ping that highlights nearby enemies.
    • Persistence: Scorestreak counts don’t reset after death, but cost more.
    • Resupply: Lethals and tacticals can be resupplied by scavenging supplies from downed foes.

MERC: This imposing suit is equipped with payload options designed to clear enemy threats quickly and with authority. Its focus is heavy defense and suppressive fire.

  • Payloads:
    • Steel Dragon: Heavy beam weapon that can target multiple enemies.
    • Bull Charge: Armored riot shield that destroys enemies as you charge.
    • Reactive Armor: Electromagnetically charged armor that shields you from enemy fire.
  • Traits:
    • Infusion: When triggered, regenerates health quickly after taking damage.
    • Man-At-Arms: Heavy weapons won’t slow you down, and you start with maximum ammo.
    • Shock Wave: Slam yourself into the ground and enemies with this devastating jump.

SYNAPTIC: A C6 Class remote-operated droid optimized for speed and close quarters combat.

  • Payloads:
    • Equalizer: Dual under-arm machine guns with built-in suppressors for close quarters combat.
    • Rewind: Rewinds your position and replenishes health and ammo.
    • Reaper: Switches you into four-legged, rapid melee combat mode.
  • Traits:
    • Combat Burst: After each kill, gain a boost of movement speed.
    • Propulsion Jump: pack that recharges quickly and allows you to damage enemies underneath you with the blast from the jump pack.
    • Rushdown: Allows you to dash in any horizontal direction.

Mission Teams:

The beta will also feature the new Mission Teams meta game feature available in Infinite Warfare:

Mission Teams bring a metagame to Multiplayer in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. 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.

Each team has a unique commander who will deliver missions to you, and comment on your success or failure. Ranking up will give you rewards from that team, including calling cards, camos, emblems, unique Rig cosmetics, as well as specific prototype weapons that are only available from that team.

The beta will also feature some surprises, which Infinity Ward will announce closer to the beta start.


In order to get access to the beta, you must preorder Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare at retailers or digitally. If you preorder at a retailer, you will receive a code to redeem at callofduty.com/beta. Once you’ve redeemed your code on the official Call of Duty site, Activision will send you a beta download code closer to the beta’s start time.

If you preorder Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare digitally on PS4 or Xbox One, you do not need a code. The beta will become available for you to download when it is released.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta is not available on PC.

SOURCE: Activision 

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Estimated total number of players on PlayStation 4 for each Call of Duty title since 2013

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Last week, Sony launched the PS4 My Life campaign which allows PlayStation 4 players to see some of their stats. Statistics include overall play-time, top 3 most-played games, rarest trophy, and more.

The rarest trophy statistic provides the exact number of players who earned said trophy. Using this data, Redditor /u/Kalinine has created a report on /r/CallofDuty estimating the total number of players each Call of Duty title since 2013 received on PlayStation 4.

It’s important to note that these are simply rough estimations – Activision has not confirmed these numbers.

Black Ops 4’s numbers will appear significantly low due to releasing only 2 months ago. The influx of players from Christmas also have yet to arrive.

via /u/Kalinine | /r/CallofDuty

In order of highest player count to lowest…

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops III – 54.7M
  2. Call of Duty: WWII – 25.5M
  3. Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – 21.3M
  4. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – 18.4M
  5. Call of Duty: Ghosts – 13.2M
  6. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered – 10.6M
  7. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 – 9.8M

Black Ops III’s player count is incredibly high, likely to it being available for free to all PlayStation Plus members from June 12th to July 11th, 2018.

While this is a rough idea of total player counts, there’s still many variables which contribute to its inaccuracy.

  • It’s assumed that the numbers are global, however this cannot be confirmed.
  • It’s not known whether these numbers are players who launched the titles or simply had them installed.
  • According to Redditors, the numbers span only from November 20th to December 4th, 2018.
  • The author of the report did not include Trophies with a percentage lower than 0.5% to reduce inaccuracy.

What are your thoughts on these numbers? While it may seem worrying to see Black Ops 4’s numbers low, it’s important to take into account all of the aforementioned points.

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All Call of Duty titles on sale for Steam Winter and Xbox Countdown sales

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The holidays are here! Steam and Xbox have launched their Winter and Countdown sales respectively. From the original Call of Duty up to Black Ops 4, plenty of Call of Duty titles are on sale on both platforms.

Steam (PC)

Steam’s Winter Sale began December 20th, 2018 and ends January 3rd, 2019 at 10AM PT. All prices are in US Dollar.

It’s important to note that Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, is available exclusively on Battle.net for PC and thus is not included.

Xbox One / Xbox 360

Xbox’s Countdown Sale began December 20th, 2018 and ends January 3rd, 2019. All prices are in US Dollar. Xbox Live Gold members also receive up to an additional 10% off.

All of the following Xbox 360 titles are Backwards Compatible on Xbox One.

Do you plan to pick up any of the titles while they’re on-sale?

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Call of Duty Cyber Monday – Receive 40% off WWII, Zombies, Infinite Warfare, and Modern Warfare items

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Cyber Monday 2018 deals have gone live on the Call of Duty Shop website until Wednesday, November 28th, 2018.

Use code COD40CM on the Call of Duty Shop website for up to 40% off on WWII, Zombies, Infinite Warfare, and Modern Warfare items (excluding select items).

Here are some of the Items which should be eligible for the promotion, check out all of them at shop.callofduty.com.

WWII Alpha Industries MA-1 Airborne Flight Jacket

$159.95 ($95.97 with code)

MW Flat Brim Snapback Hat

$29.95 ($17.97 with code)

Slasher Tee

$21.95 ($13.17 with code)

At the time of writing it is unknown exactly how many items are applicable to this deal, be sure to verify during checkout.

Do you plan to take advantage of these deals? Let us know your thoughts.

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