This weekend, developer Treyarch and Publisher Activision lifted the lid on their Beta plans for the next installment in the world’s number 1 FPS franchise. Fans are in luck as they’ll be treated to two different Betas for the multiplayer with the second Beta to follow for the Battle Royale mode; Blackout. Unsurprisingly, this content will come first to players on PS4. Treyarch’s Co Studio Head Dan Bunting had this to say:
“This is an exciting opportunity for us at Treyarch because – not only are we putting more content into players’ hands earlier than ever before – we get to break new ground by hosting two separate Beta experiences. Games are better when they’re a result of a dialogue with our community. Not only does it improve the game’s quality, but it allows us to respond to player feedback and custom-craft the experience to how players engage most with the game. We want launch day to be a celebration that players around the world can enjoy together, and we know it won’t stop there – we will always work tirelessly to improve, grow, and evolve the game beyond launch.”
This should mean that Treyarch is willing to listen to fan feedback on the next Call of Duty title as they look to take their first footsteps into the explosively popular Battle Royale genre. The Blackout Beta will take place in September. Two Beta rewards were also announced. The first is a calling card that all participants will receive. The second requires players hitting max rank. This grants an unlock token which provides access to any one create a class item in the full game.
So what can we expect?
- 6 maps, two of which are never seen before!
- Returning Specialists Nomad and Prophet as well as all new Specialists!
- Beloved game modes such as Team Deathmatch, Domination, Hardpoint and Search & Destroy!
- New, objective based game mode: Control.
– “In Control, teams alternate rounds between attacking and defending two static objectives. Each team has a limited number of lives in this first-to-three wins match-up, so strategic strikes and defensive positioning are key, making for some fast and frenetic gunfights.”
- Pick Ten system returns to Create a Class.
- Special Issue Equipment that doesn’t impact Pick Ten
- Gear, an enhanced Perk similar to Perks seen in Modern Warfare 4.
- Attachments unique to specific weapons to fully individualize them.
For every tiny detail on the upcoming Betas, you can head here.
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