Infinity Ward's reimagining of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare offers a new 2v2 multiplayer mode called Gunfight, and an alpha version is available for Sony PlayStation 4 players. The developer announced the launch of the Gunfight alpha Thursday, ahead of its originally slated Friday release. The alpha can be downloaded from the PSN Store for free until Sunday.
pits two pairs of players against each other in small maps. Unlike other multiplayer modes found in Call of Duty games, there is no picking of equipment. Instead, every player will receive the same loadout that includes one main weapon, one sidearm, one lethal grenade and one tactical grenade such as a flashbang. The equipment changes every two rounds meaning players may start with shotguns and then two rounds later they will have snipers then later on a light machine gun. The first team to win six rounds wins the match.
Included in the Gunfight alpha are five maps: Docks, King, Pine, Speedball and Stack. Each arena is compact, with multiple paths providing cover, but teamwork is what will win the game.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is out Oct. 25. Before that, there will be an open beta starting Sept. 12 for PS4 players and then Sept. 19 for other platforms.