With the first Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Beta winding down today, Activision has announced that the upcoming second beta test is dropping its pre-order requirement — for PS4 users that is.
The announcement comes via the official Call of Duty Twitter account, and is good news for all PS4 owners who were looking to obtain access into the beta, but didn’t want to commit to a pre-order.
Activision’s Editorial Manager accompanied the announcement on the game’s official blog with the following:
“Thank you to the awesome Call of Duty community and your response to the Beta. We’ve been watching players experiment with different Rigs, all unique to their playstyles, and dig into our new weapon crafting system. We’ve also introduced a new matchmaking system to provide the highest quality matches possible, which the Beta has helped us optimize for launch,” said Joe Cecot, Lead Multiplayer Designer at Infinity Ward.
“The feedback and player data is exactly what we need in order to make our day one experience on November 4 the best it can be in the final game. So much so that we’d like to open the beta up even further starting this Friday for all PS4 players. We are constantly fine tuning and balancing the MP experience to meet player expectations and our design goals, so huge thanks from all of us at the studio.”
For Xbox One users, the preorder requirement will apparently remain in effect. Disheartening news, especially when you factor in the fact that Xbox faithful weren’t granted any access into the first beta.
The second beta will begin on October 21st at 10am PDT and will conclude on October 24th at 10am PDT.