'Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare' beta news: availability for PlayStation 4 extended for another day

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The beta version of the upcoming first-person shooter video game, “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” was supposedly planned for a short stint, but good news for those weren’t able to catch up with the original date of availability, Activision decided to extend it for another 24 hours for the PlayStation 4 (PS4).

According to Gamespot, the beta was supposed to end on Oct. 17, but it will be extended up to Oct. 18 until 10 a.m. PT/ 1 p.m. ET. This offers a very short window of time for those who want to experience the game firsthand right before it gets its full game release.

In the beta, game developer Infinity Ward added a couple of freebies in the form of new content; first, a new map called “Precinct,” and second, a gameplay mode called “Kill Confirmed.” Later on, the same beta also got another game mode called “Gun Game,” and all three can be played after downloading the trial version.

The reason for the extension of the beta’s availability could have been the rumored influx of people trying to obtain it on the second day. Activision may have never expected that many gamers would be interested in the beta. But the positive thing in the unexpected turnout is the fact that previous marketing campaigns and hype-up of the upcoming video game were successful in creating and stirring interest.

Activision said in a statement that the beta is intended to provide a sneak peek of what the full game is all about and at the same time, give their servers some kind of a dry run, the purpose of which is to figure out if everything is ready come the first day of release. Per report from IGN, the intention is obviously to do a stress test of the game’s matchmaking system, which literally is a brand-new venture in the “Call of Duty” video game series.

The next opportunity for players to get hold of the beta after this one ends is on Oct. 21 up to Oct. 24 for the PS4 and Xbox One game consoles.

“Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare” is slated for release on Nov. 4 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.