Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gets Open Alpha, New Tech-Focused Video, and Merch Details

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gets Open Alpha, New Tech-Focused Video, and Merch Details

During Gamescom 2019, developer Infinity Ward revealed that Call of Duty fans will be able to participate in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2v2 open Alpha Test, which is starting this Friday, August 23 and is free to everyone exclusively on Playstation 4. Pre-orders and Playstation Plus is not required for this Alpha Test.

For the Alpha Test, players can expect to try out the new Gunfight Mode, a thrilling 2v2 mode. Those that hop in can enjoy running and gunning through five close-quarters maps, including two never-before-played locales: Docks and Speedball. Playing the game in 2v2 style is sure to have players be a part of some intense firefights.

Via a PlayStation Blog post, more details were given about the Gunfight Mode:

Unlike Modern Warfare’s core Multiplayer experience – which is all about insanely deep weapon customization – Gunfight Mode is about adapting to unpredictable loadouts in intimate 2v2 maps. It’s a refreshing, intense contrast that enriches the overall package.

The goal is simple: First team to win five rounds secures victory. The catch is each team begins a given round with a “random” weapon loadout. Infinity Ward has curated a wide range of loadouts, from pistol and rocket launcher combos to scoped shotguns. You never know what you’re going to get, so quick thinking and fast reflexes are rewarded. The opposing team starts with the same loadout, which makes predicting enemy strategies crucial.

In addition to Alpha Test details, a new video was shared that showcases the first detailed look at how real-time ray tracing powered by NVIDIA GeForce RTX enables incredible photo-realistic visuals in Modern Warfare on PC.

Last but not least, fans who can’t wait to get their hands on the latest Modern Warfare exclusive apparel, snapback caps, steins, collectible items and accessories can check out the following locations: for pre-order, the EMP Booth (Retail Hall 5.2, Booth B041) and the Activision Merchandise Store (Game Legends Booth) (Retail Hall 5.2, Stand C029).

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 25.

Check out the Alpha trailer and ray tracing video below:

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