With a little over a month until the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, developer Infinity Ward has set the stage for its next month. Over that period, fans can expect new chances to go hands-on with Modern Warfare in beta tests, along with new info about the game’s many modes.
A new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare infographic offers a calendar of events for fans to look forward to between now and early October. While players had a chance to check out the Gunfight mode in its own Alpha test, the first official Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta starts on September 12th. It will be a PS4 exclusive beta test as part of Activision’s partnership with Sony on the Call of Duty franchise.
The following week, Infinity Ward will offer more details about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare crossplay. During the Modern Warfare multiplayer reveal event, IW confirmed that its game would support full crossplay for every platform but it wasn’t clear how that would all work. Presumably, this blog post, trailer, or presentation will offer more insight into that.
Infinity Ward is explaining how crossplay works because the first open beta for all platforms starts on September 19th and supports the feature. This will be Call of Duty fans’ first time to participate in multiplayer matches with the entire community, regardless of if they are playing on PS4, PC, or Xbox One. And for Activision, this test will hopefully work out any of the kinks in the crossplay system so that everything is smooth at launch.
Once the multiplayer testing is out of the way, Infinity Ward will put its focus on the single player and co-op modes for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. As promised, but with a longer wait, players will finally get to see the Modern Warfare campaign in action at the end of September. Press and media have seen/played missions from the campaign, but so far the public has only seen short clips in trailers.
Usually, Activision likes to spotlight its campaign upfront and then save the later reveals for multiplayer, but this time the modes are switching roles. Presumably, because Modern Warfare is a reboot and features returning characters like Soap and Price, there are more secrets in the campaign than usual.
And finally, on October 5th players will get their first look at the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Spec Ops mode. Originally introduced in Modern Warfare 2, Spec Ops saw two players working together to try and complete objectives in a min-campaign. Spec Ops had its fair share of fans when it first released, but it seems that the overwhelming popularity of Zombies forced the development teams to put their co-op focus in that mode.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare releases October 25, 2019 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.