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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Open Crossplay Beta starts this Thursday

By Kenneth Ang - on 18 Sep 2019, 3:45pm

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Open Crossplay Beta starts this Thursday!

Well now, how’d a muppet like you pass selection?

Sorry. My inner SAS operative couldn’t resist slipping that one in.  

Speaking of which, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remake is certainly shaping up to be one of this year’s hottest games, and developer Infinity Ward intends to make full use of their nostalgia-driven momentum, at least until it drops on October 25th.

Anyway, here’s a heads up that the game’s Open Crossplay Beta is set to go live this Thursday, 19th September 2019. That’s tomorrow, so if you haven’t set up your PS4, PC, Xbox One or whatever, step to it double quick-time, soldier!

Of course, you’ll need a COD account to play it (duh.), and what’s more, you’ll also have the freedom of choosing your input device. Simply put, feel free to use your keyboard and mouse with your console version, and vice versa.

On top of that, there’s also cross-platform friend lists, parties and matchmaking to boot – making for an amazingly diverse (and chaotic) playing field.

In terms of game modes, all default multiplayer modes will be available during the beta, so be it Domination, Search and Destroy, or good-old fashioned Team Deathmatch – just pick your poison, and off you go.

From a bystander’s perspective, there’s an adage roughly three minutes old that goes “in the era of multiple platforms and unparalleled connectivity, cross-play functionality reigns supreme”, and I feel there’s still much to explore in this aspect. Many developers have made big strides in the field within the past year or so, and with the way things are going, IW could potentially set the industry standard with Modern Warfare.

No, forget “potentially” – I’m counting on it.

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