Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Multiplayer Beta Begins Today, First on PlayStation®4

The First Beta Weekend Available Exclusively on PS4™ Starts Today
Through Monday, Oct. 17, With a Second Weekend Kicking Off Oct. 21
Through Oct. 24 on PS4 and Xbox One

SANTA MONICA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The start of the highly anticipated Call of Duty®: Infinite
multiplayer beta kicks off today on PlayStation®4
computer entertainment system. Gamers who pre-ordered the game on PS4™
system will obtain a beta access code for instant access to the Call
of Duty: Infinite Warfare
multiplayer beta. They will experience
Infinite Warfare multiplayer firsthand, including all-new maps, the
all-new Combat Rigs system, new weaponry, unique progression systems,
mission teams, select multiplayer modes and more, starting now through
10:00 a.m. PT, Monday, Oct. 17.

Infinite Warfare multiplayer is about customizing the experience
to fit different play styles, and that begins with Rigs,” said Dave
Stohl, Studio Head of Infinity Ward. “In the Beta, players will get
their hands on our new Rigs, abilities, equipment, and of course our new
craftable, prototype weapons. With new maps and modes, there’s a ton of
cool new stuff here, and we’re excited to share a slice of multiplayer
with the community. The data we’ll receive over these next two weekends
will be helpful as we get ready to share the full multiplayer experience
next month at release.”

The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta represents a
sample of the full multiplayer mode, giving fans access to a slew of its
new features and returning features. Beta participants can get hands-on
with one of the biggest additions to Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer
offering – Combat Rigs. Built around six distinct play styles, these new
combat systems, or suits, offer a whole new level of customization for
the player. Choosing your Rig provides a layer of strategy for fans as
they personalize their loadout with selectable abilities, called
Payloads or Traits, before heading into battle. Three of the game’s six
different Combat Rigs will be available when the Beta kicks off.

The Infinite Warfare Beta features three diverse maps designed to
accommodate a variety of engagements, all built to immerse players into
fast, fun, and frenetic gameplay that players have come to expect from Call
of Duty
. The Beta will feature several game modes, including fan
favorites like Team Deathmatch, Domination, Kill Confirmed and a brand
new game mode called Defender. Players will also be introduced to
Mission Teams. By joining different teams and ranking up, players can
earn unique rewards from that team, including calling cards, camos,
emblems, weapons and more.

Players will battle online with a wide array of new weaponry and
equipment, have access to new scorestreaks, lethals, tacticals and
customization options that let them tailor their multiplayer experience
to suit their play style. Additional multiplayer content, features, maps
and game modes will launch with the final game on Nov. 4.

The second weekend of the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer
beta will open up to fans who have pre-ordered the game on either
PlayStation®4 system or Xbox One, and will take place from 10:00 a.m.
PT, Friday, October 21, through 10:00 a.m. PT, Monday, October 24. Fans
can get more information on the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
multiplayer beta at

Published by Activision
Publishing, Inc.
, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard
(Nasdaq: ATVI),
and developed by Infinity Ward, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare
delivers something for every Call of Duty® fan with three unique
modes: a single player, story campaign that puts
storytelling front and center in a rich, immersive narrative that leads
players through an epic journey with unforgettable characters and rich
emotional arcs; a deep and rewarding multiplayer mode that brings
innovative gameplay that challenges players to achieve their goals in
creative ways based on their specific play style; and an all-new
cooperative zombies mode with Zombies in Spaceland that takes
players on a wild ride into the 1980s.

November 4th marks the launch of Call of Duty: Infinite
, releasing worldwide on the PlayStation®4 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). The Digital Deluxe and Legacy Editions of Call of
Duty: Infinite Warfare
also include Call of Duty: Modern 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.

*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 disc-based Legacy editions of Infinite Warfare on PS4 and
Xbox One, Infinite Warfare game disc must be inserted to play Modern
Warfare Remastered. Internet connection required. For more information,
please visit

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Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is rated M for Mature
(Blood and Gore, Drug Reference, Intense Violence, Strong Language,
Suggestive Themes) by the ESRB.

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