Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s PS4-Exclusive 2v2 Gunfight Mode Alpha Drops This Week

By Nathan Birch  / 

Eager to get your hands-on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer? The game’s open beta kicks off in mid-September, but if you’re a PS4 owner, you don’t have to wait that long. During the Gamescom Opening Night Live show, it was announced that an open alpha for Modern Warfare’s new 2v2 Gunfight Mode will be dropping exclusively on PS4 this week. You can check out a trailer for the mode, below.

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Looking properly intense! As detailed in the trailer, the Gunfight Mode alpha will include five close-quarters maps suitable for 2v2 mayhem, including Stack, King, Speedball, Docks, and Pine. While some of those have been seen before, Speedball and Docks are all-new to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Eager to try out Gunfight Mode? Here’s what it’s all about:

Unlike Modern Warfare’s core Multiplayer experience – which is all about insanely deep weapon customization – Gunfight Mode is about adapting to unpredictable loadouts in intimate 2v2 maps. It’s a refreshing, intense contrast that enriches the overall package.

The goal is simple: First team to win five rounds secures victory. The catch is each team begins a given round with a “random” weapon loadout. Infinity Ward has curated a wide range of loadouts, from pistol and rocket launcher combos to scoped shotguns. You never know what you’re going to get, so quick thinking and fast reflexes are rewarded. The opposing team starts with the same loadout, which makes predicting enemy strategies crucial.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare storms onto PC, Xbox One, and PS4 on October 25. The Gunfight Mode alpha kicks off this Friday, August 23, and will run until August 25. No PS Plus subscription is required to get in on the alpha – anybody with an Internet connection can play. You can catch up on details on Modern Warfare’s open betas, right here.

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