While sharing numerous new details about the upcoming Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, developer Infinity Ward revealed the multiplayer beta for the shooter will skip PC.
This fall is a big one for first-person shooters, so competition is heating up as developers ramp up their marketing efforts for their respective games. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1, and Destiny: Rise of Iron will duke it out for control of gamers’ attention and cash in the backend of 2016.
To help build hype, three of the above mentioned titles will or have offered betas for players to get a taste of the upcoming gameplay. Titanfall 2 recently wrapped up two weekends of open betas, and Electronic Arts is currently running one for Battlefield 1. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is next with a beta planned for October 14th. However, this last beta will only include consoles, with PC getting left out of the mix.
Omitting PC from the beta isn’t too surprising considering Titanfall 2 did the same thing with its beta. The reasoning behind the Titanfall 2 beta skipping PC was to avoid PC players digging through the files and uncovering details about the upcoming shooter’s campaign, which would have undoubtedly leak online and ruined the experience for many players.
Likewise, Infinity Ward may be looking to avoid potential spoilers hitting the streets a couple weeks ahead of Infinite Warfare’s release. Despite just being a beta, PC players have been known to discover some interesting details that developers didn’t want released yet. Fortunately, this isn’t a major issue for console betas.
In addition to a new campaign, Infinite Warfare is bringing a lot of new features and changes to the Call of Duty series. Players will now choose from one of six Combat Rigs, each with its own payloads and traits that cater to different play styles and interests of players.
Additionally, Infinite Warfare will introduce new tech for players, such as the Black Hole Projector and Biospike, as well as adjustments to the score streaks. Naturally, players can also look forward to new maps, game modes, and mysteries held within Infinite Warfare.
With so many new features and unique customizations coming with Infinite Warfare, keeping as much information under wraps as possible is definitely in the best interest of Infinity Ward. Even though more information will be revealed in the coming weeks and with the beta, there are surely many secrets that won’t see the light of day until Infinite Warfare launches in November.
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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is set to release on November 4, 2016 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.