Reports from Charlie Intel suggest that the Infinite Warfare beta will start on 21st October 2016.
The source of this leak? The Microsoft store. The message reads:
* Beta starts October 21, 2016 on Xbox One. Availability and launch date(s) subject to change. See www.callofduty.com/beta for more details. Minimum Beta duration is 3 days.
PS4 users already know the date of their beta release, 14th October. PC and Xbox users, up to this point, had been left in the dark about when they would get to test the game. It is not unusual for the PS4 to receive COD content earlier than Xbox or PC, so the week difference hasn’t come as a surprise. It would also fit in well with the actual release date of the game, which is 4th November 2016.
Infinite Warfare could probably do without the press at the minute. The YouTube reveal trailer is the most disliked video in the history of YouTube. Fans clearly showing their disdain of yet another COD game set in futuristic sci-fi realms.
At this point i’m sure that Activision just want to let the game do the talking. They’ve invested heavily in this new addition to the series and i’m sure they’re quietly confident of it’s success. In the COD series, they seem to have found the winning formula and I don’t see much changing with this game, even with the initial lower than expected pre-order figures.