The PS4 exclusive Call of Duty Infinite Warfare Multiplayer Beta has been extended by 24 hours to give players extra time to try out the new content, Infinity Ward has announced.
The beta will now end at 6pm BST on October 18.
“We saw massive numbers of people piling into the beta on day 2 and a lot of excitement when we added a new map, Precinct, and another mode, Kill Confirmed,” wrote Infinity Ward in a letter to fans. “We have some more surprises for you today, including Gun Game being added to the mix as well.”
Whilst the beta provides an opportunity for players to get early access to the game, for Infinity Ward it’s a chance to test the game’s servers ahead of launch.
“We’ve already collected a ton of data and gathered lots of insights to help us make your full multiplayer experience the best it can be on November 4. We’re getting great feedback from you guys and we want to keep it coming,” explained the studio.
“We’ve introduced a new matchmaking system into Infinite Warfare designed to provide the highest quality matches possible, and the Beta is our chance to stress test. We’ve been looking forward to the Beta because changes such as these require player data at scale in order to truly optimize the new system.”
Infinity Ward also acknowledged that some players have been waiting a “little longer than you are used to” when looking for a match, but this is what beta tests are for.
“We got you, just know that it’s all helping us optimize everything as we march toward launch. Just over the last two days, we’ve made numerous real-time modifications in-game that were only possible with your help,” the letter concluded.
For PS4 gamers taking part in this beta, the other good news is that all progress can be carried over to next weekend’s test. Xbox One gamers will, of course, be starting from zero.
If you like the sound of the beta there’s still time to get access by pre-ordering Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare ahead of its November 4 release.(?)
Source: Infinity Ward