One of the year’s most anticipated multiplayer betas will be available starting today on PS4! We’ve worked with Infinity Ward and Activision to collect the most relevant information for your reading pleasure, below — enjoy the beta, and stay tuned for more Call of Duty news and announcements.
How big is the Beta file?
The Beta is packed with a lot of content, with the expected file size weighing in at approximately 20 GB. Download times will vary based on location, server traffic, and connection speed.
Will any Campaign or Zombies content be available in the Beta?
No, the Infinite Warfare Beta is specifically focused on competitive multiplayer.
What maps will be included in the Infinite Warfare Beta?
- Frontier: Frontier is a small section of a giant space station that is in orbit around the planet Neptune. The action is funneled down a long, central corridor with side paths offering an element of strategy and a constricted lower lane for players craving chaos.
- Frost: A research facility set atop the icy surface of Jupiter’s moon Europa. Ample opportunities for vertical combat and rapid encounters around sleek modular elements highlight this frozen battleground.
- Throwback: This throwback 1950’s “Main Street, USA” locale sits on a giant, rotating, torus-shaped space station. A large circular lane rings the perimeter, while a large center square with multiple avenues of approach and two opposing windows offers a wide range of engagement opportunities.
What game modes will be supported in the Beta?
Fan-favorite modes including Team Deathmatch, Domination, and Kill Confirmed will be rotated throughout the Beta, along with some surprises like the new Defender mode:
- Defender: A high-stakes game of “keep away.” Your team must grab a drone and defend it, gaining points while holding on and keeping it out of enemy hands. Teamwork is essential here in order to make sure your points add up until the drone resets and the cycle starts again.
What are Combat Rigs, and how do they impact competitive play?
One of the biggest additions to Infinite Warfare Multiplayer is the introduction of Combat Rigs. These are combat systems, or suits, chosen and worn by the player that provide a customized suite of tactical options. The Rigs are inspired by six distinct playstyles and are swappable mid-match to help you take a different approach to the game as it unfolds.
Each Combat Rig can be equipped with one Payload and one Trait. Payloads are weapons or abilities you can activate mid-match once earned, and they bring an immediate boost to your Rig. Traits are persistent passive abilities that open up strategic gameplay opportunities based on your playstyle. You can unlock three Payloads and three Traits on each Combat Rig as you progress through the game.
What Rigs will be included in the Beta?
When the Beta kicks off, you will be able to get your hands on three of the six different Combat Rigs that will be in the game at launch on November 4. The Beta will include the following Rigs:
- Warfighter: Designed for a mid-range assault-style player, equip the Warfighter rig to support the team by getting fast kills, quickly getting to an objective, and always being on the offensive.
- Merc: This imposing suit is equipped with payload options designed to clear enemy threats quickly and with authority. Its focus is heavy defense and suppressive fire.
- Synaptic: A C6 Class remote-operated droid optimized for speed and close quarters combat.
What are Mission Teams?
Mission Teams bring a metagame to Multiplayer in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. By completing missions while enlisted in a team, you will earn a team rank. Complete those missions with honors, and you will earn extra experience towards your rank.
Each team has a unique commander who will deliver missions to you, and comment on your success or failure. Ranking up will give you rewards from that team, including calling cards, camos, emblems, unique Rig cosmetics, as well as specific prototype weapons that are only available from that team.
Will I be able to experience Missions Teams in the Beta?
In the Beta, players will get to experience two of the four Mission Teams, and will be able to enlist in the JTF Wolverines when they start the game. Their motto is “First in the Fight,” and this team and their commander favor aggressive combat. Also available as players progress will be the Orion Initiative, who go by the creed “Vigilance to Victory,” and bring their organized strategy to objective based missions.
Will I be able to use Create-A-Class in the Beta?
Yes, you’ll be able to customize your equipment loadouts across multiple classes in the Beta.
As the Beta progresses, will Infinity Ward roll in any new features, modes, or the like?
Certain surprises may or may not be in store, we can neither confirm nor deny. Let’s just say that you’ll want to play the Beta through its entire run through October 17, and jump back in the second weekend from October 21 to October 24.
What can I look forward to in Infinite Warfare’s competitive multiplayer?
Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s Multiplayer mode features Infinity Ward’s take on the momentum-based fluid movement system of Call of Duty: Black Ops III. It rewards players for utilizing their surroundings and applying strategy in the heat of the moment.
Maps are designed to immerse players into fast, fun, and frenetic gameplay that players have come to expect from Call of Duty. With its new approach to play, multiplayer will bring innovative gameplay that challenges players to achieve their goals in creative ways based on their specific play style.
What resolution and framerate will the Infinite Warfare Beta support on PS4?
The Infinite Warfare Beta on PS4 will target a native resolution of 1080p and a framerate of 60 frames per second.
Accessing the Beta
How do I participate in the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta on PS4?
You can get a beta access code by pre-ordering any edition of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare from a participating retailer.
Each retailer will have a limited supply of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta codes, and will be available while quantities last.
You can also pre-order or pre-purchase Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare through the PlayStation Store to be automatically registered for the beta. No access code is required. If you already pre-ordered, you can start your Beta download from here.
How long will be the Beta be active on PS4?
The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta will run today through Monday, October 17 with a second run from Friday, October 21 through Monday, October 24. Look for more information to be released throughout the week.
Will my progress from the Beta carry over to retail?
No, progress will not carry over from the Beta. Infinity Ward’s focus is making the final game the best and most stable experience it can be, and they will be working on balancing and other fixes leading up to launch.
Where do I redeem my Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta code?
Head over to www.callofduty.com/beta and follow the instructions on the page to reserve your spot in the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta.
You will be required to log in with a Call of Duty account and enter your Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta code. You will also need to have your gaming account linked to your Call of Duty account. If you need help linking a PlayStation account to your Call of Duty account, check out Linking Console Accounts on a Call of Duty Account.
If you do not have a Call of Duty account, you can create a free one. After creating your free account, you will be sent an account verification email to the address you provide.
I’ve pre-purchased my copy of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare through the PlayStation Store. Where can I locate my code?
You don’t need one! Code redemption is not necessary for pre-purchases through PlayStation Store. You are automatically validated to participate in the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta.
When the Beta opens, you will be able to download it immediately.
I’ve pre-ordered my copy of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare through a participating retailer. Where can I locate my Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta code?
In most cases, the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta code will be printed on the retail receipt or sent to you via email in an online receipt. If you did not receive a beta code, can’t locate your code, or your code is illegible, please contact your retailer to recover it.
I entered my Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta code, but it didn’t work. What should I do?
Please verify that you are entering the correct code. Please also check your status at www.callofduty.com/beta.
If you are receiving an error message stating that the code you entered is invalid or that your code has already been redeemed, please contact Activision support. Ensure you have a digital copy of your pre-order receipt ready to upload.
Is the Beta available worldwide?
Availability of the Infinite Warfare Beta will vary by territory.