In a blog post, Activision announces that the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta has been extended by a day, and now includes the Gun Game multiplayer mode.
The first phase of the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta has had its ups and downs, with server issues on day one, but a lot of people actively participating in the beta. Infinity Ward has kept those individuals engaged with the game by updating the beta with new maps and modes. Yesterday, Infinity Ward added Kill Confirmed to the beta, along with a new map, Precinct, and now the studio is rolling out another update to add Gun Game to the mix.
For the uninitiated, Gun Game is a mode that first appeared in Call of Duty: Black Ops. In Gun Game, all players start out with the same weapon, and each kill allows them to advance to the next weapon in the ladder. The first player to get a kill with all of the weapons in Gun Game is the winner. It's a simple concept that has proven popular enough to be retained in most Call of Duty games since Black Ops, so it's nice to see that it's returning for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare as well.
With five game modes, four maps, and three Combat Rigs available to test in the multiplayer beta, some Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare enthusiasts may feel as though they don't have enough time to see it all before the first phase of the beta ends. Luckily for those enjoying the beta, Activision is extending it by a day, so the first phase will end on October 18th at 10AM Pacific time instead of today as originally planned.
After the first phase of the beta concludes tomorrow, fans won't have to wait long to jump back in. The second phase for the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta is scheduled to begin on October 21st and will end on October 24th - assuming it doesn't get an extension as well, that is. It's possible that the second phase of the Infinite Warfare online multiplayer beta will add even more maps and game modes for players to try, but at the very least, fans should be able to expect to play what was included in the first phase, which includes Team Deathmatch and the new Defender mode.
The second phase of the Infinite Warfare beta could very well be identical to the first phase in most respects, but there is going to be at least one key difference. The PS4 timed-exclusivity for the Infinite Warfare beta will no longer apply once the second phase begins, meaning Xbox One gamers can also get in on the action. Unfortunately for Call of Duty fans on PC, they will have to wait until launch to try the game, as there are no plans to bring the beta to PC at this time.
With Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare scheduled to launch in just a few weeks, PC gamers won't have to wait much longer to get their hands on the game. Hopefully once they do pick it up on launch day, they find a game that has improved multiplayer thanks to the feedback from the Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta testers.
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will be available on November 4th for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.