Since the information was leaked yesterday, more details have surfaced regarding the Modern Warfare Gunfight beta. According to insider sources, this beta will be announced at Gamescom’s opening night on Monday, Aug 19. Supposedly, it will only be open for PlayStation 4 users but won’t require any payment or pre-order.
Though many thought a Battle Royale would be the special announcement at Gamescom, it sounds more and more like it will be a Gunfight beta instead. Multiple sources have corroborated this, and even Infinity Ward has dropped hints. So, what do we know so far about the Modern Warfare Gunfight beta?
While a Redditer leaked this yesterday, it’s hard to trust any unvalidated source on the Internet. However, one source that is trustworthy is the development studio itself. Infinity Ward seems to be all but confirming the reality of this beta.
Throughout the day, different influencers took videos of a special Modern Warfare card sent by Infinity Ward. These cards were originally promotion for the reveal event but are now being used further. By using a Snapchat filter, the card turns into a hologram and reveals different images. Take a look at the video captured by Charlie Intel.
— Call of Duty News (@charlieINTEL) August 18, 2019
As you can see, there are all new Gunfight maps being showcased in the video. While this could just be extra intel, it almost definitely points to a Gunfight beta. The two new maps shown are Docks and Speedball. The three original maps are Pine, Stack, and King. We can expect at least 3 to be in the Gunfight beta.
Established leaker TheGamingRevolution confirmed the existence of a Gunfight beta. After the Reddit post surfaced, he made a YouTube video claiming one of his sources said the beta is most likely happening. However, after that, he 100% confirmed it.
Just got confirmation that there's 100% a gunfight beta. I don't know if those leaked dates are right, but one of my sources just confirmed that it is PS4 only. We'll find out soon. There's 3 maps for it.https://t.co/2mZAoiDqcI
— TheGamingRevolution (@TheGamingRevoYT) August 17, 2019
TGR says in the tweet above that the beta will be PS4 only, as part of the exclusivity deal between Sony and Activision. While he knows most of the content, he doesn’t have an exact date for the beta. In the leaked Reddit post yesterday, the leaked dates were Aug 22-26.
That’s all we know about the Modern Warfare Gunfight beta so far! Keep up with Daily Esports for all updates to this story.
Joey Carr is a University of North Georgia Journalism graduate. He has 5+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including Dreamhack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.