Activision is currently hosting its popular Call of Duty XP event, which gives Call of Duty fans a chance to celebrate and enjoy the franchise. The new game is about to launch its beta, and the PS4 will be the first platform to test it out.
The sold-out event began this morning with a global briefing featuring the world premiere of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer trailer, followed by the announcement that Activision will release a Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta starting October 14th on PS4.
The company stated that fans who pre-order the game on PS4 on sites like Amazon.com will get first access to the Beta. Activision also shared that all 16 of the original multiplayer maps will be coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, the previously announced 10 maps at launch, and the additional six from the hit original will be made available in December at no additional cost.
Activision also revealed that Jackal Assault, the first-ever Call of Duty PlayStation VR experience, will be offered later this year to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare players on PS4 as a free, added bonus. Jackal Assault immerses fans in the cockpit and puts them in control of a Jackal, the personal fighter jet in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Fans attending Call of Duty XP will get the chance to play Jackal Assault on-site at the event.
“There’s a ton of excitement here at Call of Duty XP. This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for Call of Duty fans to celebrate and enjoy everything this franchise has to offer,” said Rob Kostich, EVP and GM, Call of Duty, Activision. “We’re continuing the momentum from XP next month as fans around the world will be able to join us online to play in the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta, which will give fans a chance to play multiplayer early and will help us to further polish the MP experience as we head into launch.”
Added Kostich, “The Jackal Assault is a cool, fun extension that’s inspired by Infinite Warfare. We’re excited to not only share this experience with Call of Duty XP fans this weekend, but give it for free to all Infinite Warfare PS4 players later this year.”
A for the event itself, inside the arena is filled with fans eager to cheer on their favorite teams in the Call of Duty World League Championship. Teams attempt to survive four days of intense competition playing Black Ops III, and vie for their share of the $2 million prize pool, the biggest prize purse in Call of Duty history.
For fans who can’t attend Call of Duty XP in person, select events from the celebration, as well as the Call of Duty World League Championship, Presented by PlayStation®4, will be livestreamed in HD on Twitch at twitch.tv/callofduty.
You can check out the Legacy Editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, the standard edition and the collector’s edition of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare on authorized retailers like Amazon.com.