Pre-order on PS4 and Get First Access to the Infinite Warfare
News of Beta for All-New Call
of Duty Highlights Call of Duty XP Global Briefing
Assault for PlayStation VR Revealed as Free Bonus to Infinite Warfare
Owners on PS4 Later this Year
Multiplayer Maps Coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
INGLEWOOD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Call of Duty® XP is now open. The sold-out Call of Duty®
fan celebration kicked-off 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, first on PlayStation®4. Fans who
pre-order the game on PlayStation®4 will get first access to the Beta*,
further details to be announced shortly. 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.”
The epic fan-celebration started with the global briefing, which
featured the world premiere of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’s highly-anticipated
multiplayer mode, as well as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Remastered and new content for Call of Duty®: Black Ops III. The
presentation was streamed live in HD on www.twitch.tv/callofduty,
and will be available on VOD later this weekend.
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.”
Call of Duty XP represents the biggest celebration of the largest
console gaming franchise in the world; and is hosted by Activision
Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard,
Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI). The event takes place at The Forum in
Inglewood, Calif., today through September 4.
Inside, the arena is filled with fans eager to cheer on their favorite
teams in the Call of Duty® World League Championship, presented by
PlayStation®4, as 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 www.twitch.tv/callofduty,
on YouTube at www.youtube.com/callofduty,
CWL fans can also watch all the esports action on MLG.TV and in-game
(Black Ops III PS4™) through the Live Event Viewer.
Call of Duty XP precedes the year’s most anticipated
entertainment launch on November 4th when Call of Duty:
Infinite Warfare, along with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare
Remastered**, release worldwide on the PlayStation®4 computer
entertainment system, Xbox One and PC. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is
rated M for Mature (Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence,
Strong Language, Suggestive Themes).
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is available in the
Digital Deluxe and Legacy Editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.
The title is rated M for Mature (Blood, Intense Violence, Strong
Language). Check local retailers for availability of all Call of
Duty: Infinite Warfare Editions.
*Beta starts October 14, 2016 on PS4™ system; other platforms TBA.
Actual platform availability and launch date(s) subject to change. Beta
not available on PC. See www.callofduty.com/beta
for more details. Minimum Beta duration is 3 days. Limited time only,
while beta codes last, at participating retailers. Internet connection
**At launch, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered will contain
only 10 MP maps from the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game. All
16 original MP maps will be made available by 12/31/2016. Modern
Warfare Remastered is a full game download. Internet connection
required. For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com/MWR_FAQ.
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