Call of Duty: Modern Warfare alpha releases this weekend

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After fans of the Call Of Duty franchise have become more excited for the next title Modern Warfare, the developers announced that there will be an alpha release for the new 2v2 Gunfight Mode.

The premise of the mode is four players in teams of two are fighting on the tiniest maps, with no player healing and 1 life per round, no respawning. Last team standing wins the round and earns a point. First team to six points wins. All players will receive the same randomly generated loadout, so the only advantage is your skill.

The servers will open on August 23, and the alpha will be available for all PS4 players, even if you don’t have a PS Plus Membership. It will continue throughout the weekend and gives players more opportunity for feedback about the new release. 

Since the Gunfight mode’s original debut in July, along with the full Multiplayer reveal on August 1, the Call Of Duty community has been impatiently waiting for the beta, which is scheduled to start mid-September. Modern Warfare has also seen some backlash for the Sony-Activision deal, where PlayStation 4 players receive benefits earlier than other platforms, like Xbox or PC.

From what I’ve seen so far, the graphics look stunning. Those with early access, like YouTubers and streamers, have given nothing but praise about how the game flows, feels, balances, and looks. Make sure to grab a friend for the new alpha release, as it will be a lot of fun for everyone.