Activision has released the details about the upcoming Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta, including which maps, Combat Rigs and modes players can expect to try out in the anticipated test. Details of the multiplayer beta, set to go live on Friday (14 October) at 10am PST and end at 10am PST on 24 October, were announced in a blog post on 6 October.
Xbox One players will be able to join in on 21 October at 10am PST. Players who have pre-ordered the futuristic shooter will be able to access the beta. However, PC players will not be able to join in, despite the fact that the title will be released on all three platforms.
Players who do gain access to the beta will be able to access three of the game's multiplayer maps — Frontier, Frost and Throwback.
Designed for a faster-paced multiplayer match, Frontier takes place in a "small section of a giant space station that is in orbit around the planet Neptune." Medium-paced map Front is set on the icy surface of Jupiter's moon Europa and focuses on vertical combat. Throwback, another medium-paced map, is evocative of 1950's Main Street USA.
In addition to the new Defender game mode, three fan favourite game modes — Team Deathmatch, Domination and Kill Confirmed — will be in rotation throughout the beta. The publisher also teases some more "surprises" are in store during the beta as well.
Players will also get to experience three of the Infinite Warfare's six "combat rigs," which are special combat systems or suits that offer customised tactical benefits.
Each of the three Combat Rigs coming to the Infinite Warfare beta, which include Warfighter, Merc and Synaptic, will include one "payload" and one "trait." As players progress through the game, players can unlock three Payloads and three Traits on each Combat Rig.
In the beta, gamers will get a chance to try out the new Mission Teams metagame as well that allows you to sign up with a crew, earn a team rank, complete missions and earn bonuses such as calling cards, emblems, Rig cosmetics and specific prototype weapons. Two of the four Mission Teams will feature in the beta — the JTF Wolverines that focuses on aggressive combat and the Orion Initiative that pivots towards organised strategy and objective-based missions.
"You'll get all of this and more in the Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta, including many new weapons, score streaks, lethals, tacticals, and customization options," Activision wrote. "We've only begun to scratch the surface as far as the content in the Beta goes, and Infinity Ward also has some surprises in store for you."
Call Of Duty: Infinite Warfare is slated for release on 4 November for PS4, Xbox One and PC.