The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta concluded earlier this week, giving us a taste of its cross-play functionality. Even with the number of issues, it’s been a huge success. Activision announced that the beta became the largest in the series history with the highest peak concurrent players across all three platforms.
An actual figure wasn’t provided but the publisher revealed that “millions” downloaded and played the beta across its two weekends. Infinity Ward creative director and co-studio head Patrick Kelly said, “We’re focused on delivering the best online experience possible and that includes bringing the community together with crossplay. We appreciate all of the players from around the world, who played and shared feedback. Your support is not only a driving inspiration to the entire team, but also provides us with important data and feedback which helps us improve the experience for launch.”
Activision executive VP and Call of Duty general manager Byron Beede stated, “The response from fans for Modern Warfare’s release next month has been incredible. From the beginning of development there has been extraordinary excitement for this game. We thank Call of Duty players and the development teams led by Infinity Ward for making this a record-setting Beta. We look forward to October 25 when players everywhere will experience the full amount of depth and gameplay Modern Warfare has to offer.”
Along with classic modes like Team Deathmatch and Domination, the beta showcased Ground War. A new mode to the franchise, it allowed up to 64 players to battle it out in a single map with vehicles. Though fairly chaotic, thanks in no small part to killstreaks instead of scorestreaks, it was touted as quite fun for players.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is out on October 25th for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. Recently, the game’s campaign was showcased during Sony’s State of Play broadcast. Check it out here.