Here's something new - a Call of Duty alpha is on the way, allowing us to sample Modern Warfare's Gunfight mode ahead of release.
This Modern Warfare alpha is free for all PS4 players - whether you have a PS4 subscription or not - giving players something to keep them going until the Modern Warfare beta next month.
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Modern Warfare alpha start date and start times: When does the Modern Warfare alpha begin?
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare alpha is available for one weekend only as a PS4 exclusive.
The Modern Warfare alpha dates are Friday, August 23rd to Sunday, August 25th, with the following start times:
Modern Warfare Alpha weekend start date and start times:
- UK: 6pm (BST)
- Europe: 7pm (CEST)
- East Coast US: 1pm (EDT)
- West Coast US: 10am (PDT)
Modern Warfare alpha access explained
Unlike the upcoming Modern Warfare beta, there's no need to pre-order - the Modern Warfare alpha will be freely accessible for all PS4 users.
Not only that, but you don't even need a PlayStation Plus subscription to gain access.
There is no Xbox One or PC alpha test coming - that'll have to wait until the Modern Warfare beta next month.
Modern Warfare Season 2 has arrived! To get fully involved, you'll need some COD Points first, and once you have, learn about Modern Warfare's best guns. There a lot to learn in multiplayer too, including the best guns in Modern Warfare, how to access Modern Warfare Hardcore modes and Modern Warfare Ground War. Finally, there's the story, with a handful of Modern Warfare campaign missions to complete, as well as how to kill a Juggernaut in Modern Warfare.
What's featured in the Modern Warfare Gunfight alpha?
The Modern Warfare alpha focuses on Gunfight, the new 2v2 mode, with the following features:
- Five maps - King, Pine, Stack, and the previously unrevealed Speedball and Docks.
- Multiple Operators to play as
- More than one game mode (including a variant of 'Pickup')
- According to Activision, "a number of other surprises as content is added throughout the weekend"
Once the weekend is over and done with - next stop is the Modern Warfare beta in September, which is coming to more platforms.