Call of Duty 4 Multiplayer Beta details surface
- Posted August 5th, 2007 at 12:51 EDT by
- 20 Comments
At E3 2007, Activision announced a public online beta for Call of Duty 4. Well the conference left us with many un-answered questions, but today the publisher aimed to answer some of them.
On the official site, Activision has released the official details for the beta. If you happen to be like us and either haven’t signed up or keep getting a server error then you can read the details here at PSU.
Before you get excited though, we should tell you that the multiplayer beta is only for Xbox 360. PS3 users have been left in the cold (again), but if you have a 360, with Live subscription, read on...
Call of Duty 4 Beta Details:
Age: Must be 18 years of age or older to be eligible.
Lead Time: Infinity Ward urges fans not to worry as they promise to give everyone plenty of warning before the Beta goes live. Along with updates via the Beta HQ they will also be posting a countdown clock on their sites homepage.
Availability: Beta is first come first serve, spots will be limited. In other words stay on your toes and be ready to move.
Region: Beta will start in the US. Other countries have yet to be decided.
Max Rank: Rank has been capped in the game and therefore you will not be able to unlock every item.
Activision also provided some “how to” questions. We've broken them down for you...
1. What are those yellow numbers? How do Experience Points work?
In game you are going to see pretty yellow numbers pop up when you complete objectives, get kills, etc. These are your Experience Points. Experience Points add to your overall ranking during the match. Depending on the matchtype, you will get a different number of points for different actions.
And no, you will not be able to carry your rank over into the final game.
2. Does the Public Beta have matchmaking? How can I play with my friends?
Easy. Select ‘Xbox Live’ from the main menu and then choose ‘Find Game’. If you want to party up with your friends, select ‘Party Invite’ from the same menu. You can also jump into matches your friends are playing by selecting their gamertag through the Xbox 360 dashboard, Friend’s List and the option ‘Join Session in Progress’.
Activision also revealed an assortment guns and weapons including: ATTACHMENTS, GRENADES, SNIPER RIFLES, SHOTGUNS, SUB MACHINE GUNS, SIDE ARMS, ASSAULT RIFLES, and LIGHT MACHINE GUNS. Along with a full arsenal of weapons they will also be providing several class ranks.
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Source: Rip Ten
- 8:02am EDT - August 5th, 2007
jeez people... just because it is not coming to ps3 doesnt mean its not helpful. Really, we can find out if the game is good from the beta. It is fine with me as long as the ps3 version is in par with the 360 one.
- 8:37am EDT - August 5th, 2007
ye true, but i got a 360 so ill be joining the beta, cant wait
- 9:05am EDT - August 5th, 2007
Call of Duty 3 plus modern backdrop = same old hyped up crap
- 9:13am EDT - August 5th, 2007
who gives a crap, 360 sucks ,PS3 will be on top soon, then we will be getting the multi-platform betas, I am more for resistance anyways, don't have time or money to keep switching shooters, I'm more for killzone 2, haze, and resistance rise of man!
- 10:54am EDT - August 5th, 2007
galaxyman14 = stupid fanboy
This game will be awesome. Im getting the ps3 version though but I am going to see if I can get into the 360 beta. People that get pissed off about this being on a ps3 news site shouldnt consider themselves gamers, because if they refuse to play anything on the 360, no matter how good it is, then they're not gamers at all, they are just fanboys. And please shut the f*ck up when you say crap like "360 sucks", its a good console, and if you cant realize that then you are pretty damn ignorant. The ps3 is better than the 360, but neither one of them suck.
- 11:30am EDT - August 5th, 2007
Btw... i dont have a 360 yet, so i will be the one NOT playing the Beta. I just think it will be helpfull.
- 11:36am EDT - August 5th, 2007
thank you Vickers500 these fanboys are just pissing me off, i plan on getting a ps3 soon and i got wii and 360, this game is going to be great and if it was a ps3 exclusive everyone on this site will be praising it.
- 11:55am EDT - August 5th, 2007
psn id: gingo.... i know this is good for people with 360's but seriously why is it being posted on a playstation site when the beta should have clearly been for both systems
- 12:58pm EDT - August 5th, 2007
I can not register on their site to try for beta, what is the problem?
- 2:59pm EDT - August 5th, 2007
Well since Activision wants to leave us PS3 users out of the beta. How about I leave them out of my buying list!
- 3:32pm EDT - August 5th, 2007
Hrm, good info on whats happening with the game. For Vickers500 I agree that any game news for the most part, as long as its multi-plat is good news for any real gamer and not fanboys alone. That being said however your statement has a flaw. The 360 could technically be considered "not a good system". I don't care what market your in, 33% failure rate is terrible and qualifies as not a good product. Thats not fanboyism, thats truth. I'd be pissed if my PS3 had a failure rate like that.
- 4:52pm EDT - August 5th, 2007
I highly doubt this will be anything like CoD 3, considering Infinity Ward didn't even develop CoD 3.
- 5:16pm EDT - August 5th, 2007
Well ya it is a good console, just with a huge problem. When the problems fixed, it will be technically a good console, but thats not happening for a long time.
- 7:30pm EDT - August 5th, 2007
Oops I must have accidentally gone to 360universe.com. Any updates on Halo 3 haven't heard much about this game.
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- 8:57pm EDT - August 5th, 2007
When playing a game that is not working properly attends to be quite annoying, so i think i'll pass on that note. Just let give the other guys feel some major headaches.
- 5:26am EDT - August 6th, 2007
I agree with you MorningStar, some people just need to grow up!!! Even though I have both systems,I'm getting the PS3 version.
- 5:28am EDT - August 6th, 2007
Draco your so right I just bought my ps3 and the store I bought it at sell extended warranties. He was pushing the whole extended warranty when I told him that I be more willing to pay for this warranty if I was purchasing a 360. You want to know what he tried to tell me. He said "actually the ps3 has a 40% return rate". That what the rep supposedly told him. Can you imagine well listen I went up one side of him and down the other i was pised. I also told him that I hope he wasn't telling this bullsht to everyone. Oh by the way he said he never heard of the 360's overheating and what the hel is the three rings of death? This guy was so lame. My wife told him to not even bother cause he was going to pull one over on me so another words shut the fuk up and give me my future proof, next gen, asss kicking ps3 . Thank you very much and I haven't stopped smiling since I picked up this black beauty.
- 5:55am EDT - August 6th, 2007
This is very lame. Please don't post anymore Xbox 360 articles here.
- 8:32am EDT - August 6th, 2007
For a second there I thought I was on the wrong site. Explain to me how this piece of sht article is revelant to ps3
- 11:03am EDT - August 6th, 2007
<-tired of crap ports.
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