Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has kickstarted its Xbox One beta, granting early hands-on with one of the year’s most anticipated shooters. Delivering a fresh spin on the series’ military operations, developer Infinity Ward pitches a grounded experience, better reflecting the gravity of modern-day combat. With the Modern Warfare beta now dropping ahead of launch, here’s what you need to know.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta modes and maps
The latest rendition of Call of Duty is slated for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC this October. Alongside signature multiplayer offerings, the final package promises a richer single-player campaign and revived Spec Ops cooperative missions. The beta is your first at-home opportunity for Xbox One, serving a sample of competitive modes over four days.
Gunfight is touted as one of Modern Warfare’s core additions, hosting two-versus-two, no-respawn combat across various close-quarters arenas. The enclosed setting fosters fast-paced encounters, divided into rapid elimination-based rounds. Ground War flips the spectrum via 64-player battles, encouraging large-scale infantry and vehicular gameplay, with clear Battlefield influences. Both hit the September beta, accompanied by traditional six-versus-six modes.