After various teases and evident leaks, the 2v2 Gunfight Alpha for Call Of Duty’s upcoming release, Modern Warfare, at long last went live on PlayStation 4 on August 22 It had been planned to go live a day later, and run through to August 26, yet Infinity Ward flicked the live switch early.
From that point forward, a lot of players – both casual and professional – have got the grips with the alpha and the response has been entirely positive. However, as they proceed to tweak and change things, the developers will include a few new pieces of content to test – including a map and a fight royale-like mode.
In a post to the ModernWarfare subreddit, Infinity Ward’s communication manager Ashton Williams detailed the state of play for the staying few days of the alpha – including bug fixes and these new increases.
“We aren’t done yet! As we roll into the weekend, we’ll be adding yet another new map and a Gunfight variant into the rotation!” she posted. Called the ‘pickup’ variant, players will produce into a gunfight game with just a gun and should gather floor plunder – including weapons and grenades – from around the compact maps as they develop an arsenal for that particular round of action.
Sadly though, for Call of Duty fans without a PlayStation 4, they will have to wait their turn for an opportunity to get their hands on Gunfight and this new variant as Williams poured cold water on any expectations of another alpha somewhere else.
After one fan inquired as to whether there would be “any love for everyone else without a PS4,” Williams expressed: “PC and Xbox players will get their hands on Gunfight during the beta!” with a smiley face attached.
Regardless of whether this new variant of the 2v2 action sticks around for long, stays to be seen, however, it could well be an indication of a conceivable completely fledged fight royale mode.