Very soon we will have the next Infinity Ward Call of Duty game in the record books. After Infinity Ward’s last installment in the Call of Duty series with Call of Duty Ghost, many fans of the series were not very positive on the final product. The Infinite Warfare Multiplayer Beta gives fans of the series a chance to experience what the game has in store for them when it is released on November 4th.
Before I start, I would like to be up front with the amount of time I have spent with the beta. I have put in about 3 to 5 hours with the beta altogether. During my time with the beta, I tried out as many game modes, and weapons available. The only major issue I personally ran into was the servers dropping me during mid game or taking a long time to get into a match. Now that we have that out of the way on to my review.
In Call of Duty Black Ops III, you were able to select different operators to play as during your multiplayer experience. Infinite Warfare is similar and lets you select different Rigs to fight with, giving you different tactics to use to defeat your opponents. Here are some images of different Rigs to us in the game
The weapons in Infinite Warfare control just as smooth as you would expect if you have played some of Infinity Ward’s previous games. The various types of weapons in this game are pretty much what you would expect. The additional section called classic, gives fans a flashback to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. In the classic section, you will find some very similar weapons like the UMP, Intervention, Spaz Shotgun, and M1. These weapons are a perfect call back to what most fans would call the best game in the Call Of Duty series. This will definitely drive some players to log in a couple extra rounds of the multiplayer to unlock and show them off to their friends. I think adding these weapons to the game shows that Infinity Ward knows what the community wants from their new game. I only think that they should have kept the original names of the weapons from Modern Warfare 2. It seems like they were trying to sneak one past us but, either way, this is something I am looking forward to unlocking. Besides weapons, there are some new and familiar game modes being shipped with Infinity Ward’s new game.
Fans of the Call of Duty series can always expect what is in store when it comes to game modes. There is always a Team Death Match, Domination, Search and Destroy, and Hardcore modes. This year some fans might be excited about the game modes listed for them to try out. One of the new modes listed in Infinite Warfare is Front Line. Front Line allows each team to have a set spawn point. Unlike in Team Death Match where the spawn points will flip, Front Line gives each team a designated starting point. This gives the players a challenge of using the whole map to make the other team keep guessing where they are attacking from. Another game mode that will make fans happy to see again is Gun Game. This popular game mode tests players on how well they can use reach type of weapon in the game. During the Beta, these were the only game modes that popped out to me as being different from the usual game modes. I am sure once the full game is released we will have more to say with our full review.
Overall, this beta has shown me that Infinity Ward is going back to its roots of Modern Warfare 2. The guns are balanced to a point where you can win a match using any weapon. I am excited to play a variety of game modes on different maps once the game is released. The overall look of the game is great but, it leaves me as a fan of the Call of Duty series wanting more at the end of the day. The maps have great detail but nothing on the map seems to be usable for protecting yourself during a firefight. I am excited what the whole game will be like at launch.