News of Beta for All-New Call of Duty Highlights Call of Duty XP Global Briefing
Jackal Assault for PlayStation VR Revealed as Free Bonus to Infinite Warfare Owners on PS4 Later this Year
All 16 Multiplayer Maps Coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered
London, UK – 2nd September – 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. 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 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 fine-tune 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 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, www.youtube.com/callofduty, www.callofduty.com and www.MLG.tv/callofdutyxp 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 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 favourite teams in the first Call of Duty World League Championship, presented by PlayStation®4 as teams attempt to survive four days of intense competition 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 and www.callofduty.com. CWL fans can also watch all the Black Ops III esports action on MLG.TV and in-game (BOIII PS4™) through Live Event Viewer.
Call of Duty XP precedes the year’s most anticipated entertainment launch on November 4th when Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare releases worldwide, along with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered*, both of which releasing on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is rated PEGI 18.
*Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered contains only 10 MP maps from the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare game, the additional six MP maps will be released in December. Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game download. Internet connection required. For more information, please visit www.callofduty.com/MWR_FAQ. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is included with the Legacy Editions and Digital Deluxe Editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Check local retailers for availability of all Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Editions.