A multiplayer open beta for the upcoming shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will be available in September, publisher Activision announced. The game is a reboot of the Modern Warfare franchise.
The open beta is spread over two weekends. The first weekend will be limited to PlayStation 4 and starts on September 14, 2019. The second weekend will be for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 and starts on September 21, 2019. This second event ends on September 23, 2019.
A new multiplayer trailer was also released last week featuring in-engine cinematic action scenes of multiplayer battles. The publisher also showcased actual gameplay footage to select streamers during an event, but many journalists were not invited.
The reboot of the Modern Warfare series will feature a singleplayer story campaign that is similar to the original. It will see several returning characters, including Captain Price.
Players are said to engage in "breathtaking covert operations" alongside a diverse cast of international special forces throughout iconic European cities and volatile expanses of the Middle East.
The game will also contain "the ultimate online playground" with classic multiplayer and squad cooperative play in a collection of elite operations.
It will be the 28th entry in the Call of Duty franchise, including all its spin-off games, and the 16th entry in the main series.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will release on October 25, 2019, for PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.