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How to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2v2 Gunfight alpha [LIVE NOW]

Published: 20/Aug/2019 8:34 Updated: 22/Aug/2019 20:09

by Connor Bennett


Activision has finally confirmed when players can get their hands on some Modern Warfare action with the 2v2 Gunfight Alpha. Here’s what you need to know.

Call of Duty fans across the globe have been chomping at the bit to get their hands on any early looks and details from the upcoming Modern Warfare release. Infinity Ward has already detailed the multiplayer weapons, killstreaks, and perks – as well as teasing players with the chance to dive into a beta.

Yet, one of the new, exciting modes that is coming in Modern Warfare – 2v2 Gunfight – has been confirmed as getting a trial period of its own. So, with that in mind, here’s how you can get to grips with an early playthrough of the 2v2 Gunfight mode.

Infinity Ward2v2 Gunfight will allow players to form a Modern Warfare tag team on the hunt for bragging rights.

How to download the Modern Warfare Gunfight alpha

The 2v2 Gunfight beta has only been confirmed to run on PlayStation 4, so it appears as if Xbox One and PC players are out of luck. 

To get into the alpha, you’ll just have to download the trial from the PS Store – just as you would with any other game – which can be found by searching for Modern Warfare or Gunfight. It’s available to pre-load from August 22. 

In even better news, you won’t need to have a PS Plus subscription either, so even the most casual of online players can hop in for a few games. 

The alpha is set to go live on Friday, August 23 and runs through to Monday, August 26 – so you’ve got a chance to play a full weekend in the new game mode. 

UPDATE – August 22

After previously announcing that the MW Alpha would be available starting August 23, Infinity Ward turned the servers on a day early, allowing players to get on and start playing on August 22!

ActivisionThe Gunfight alpha will only be available for PS4 players.

What maps will be in the Gunfight alpha?

Anyone who saw the early multiplayer videos from Infinity Ward, including that first Gunfight stream, will have already seen the maps King, Pine, and Stack and these will be a part of the alpha.

They will be joined by the previously unseen maps Speedball and Docks to give you a healthy rotation while testing the new mode to its fullest capacity. 

What’s the difference between an alpha and a beta?

While seasoned Call of Duty players may have played a beta or demo in the past, getting your hands on an Alpha is a pretty new thing. 

With an alpha, some features you see could very well be removed moving forward for some reason and there could be pretty of new ones come release day. This is different from a beta, as they are usually reserved for polishing up features, stress testing servers and generally making sure everything that everything is working as it should. 

So, don’t fret if something you want to see in-game is still missing, you might just get a surprise come October 25.

So, there you have it – everything you need to know about getting your hands on the Modern Warfare 2v2 Gunfight alpha.

Make sure to pick up a friend to watch your back – you won’t want to get stuck with a random who doesn’t use their mic in a teamwork-heavy mode. 

Last updated on August 22, 2019 at 4:00 PM EST.

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Iconic Call of Duty Raid map spotted in Black Ops Cold War files

Published: 2/Dec/2020 2:24

by Brad Norton


Eight years after its introduction in the Call of Duty franchise, Black Ops 2’s Raid could finally be returning in a mainline entry as files for the iconic map have been uncovered in Black Ops Cold War.

Treyarch’s fan-favorite Black Ops 2 released in 2012. Since then, we’ve seen eight new titles come and go. In that gap, Raid has only made one other appearance in a global title, that title being Call of Duty Mobile.

While other maps have been rereleased countless times, including seven remakes of Nuketown alone, Raid has been left in the past. However, that’s about to change according to the latest leaks.

After an extended period in the shadows, Raid could finally be thrown back into the spotlight soon. Dataminers have uncovered a line of code relating to the map in Black Ops Cold War, suggesting that we’ll see it return in Season 1.

As a huge influx of Season 1 content slipped through the cracks on December 1, one key line stood out from the pack. ‘S1_map_raid_tu_cairo’ was plucked directly from the latest version of Black Ops Cold War.

Obviously, this doesn’t outright confirm Raid is a guarantee for the next Season. This is the first official reference to the map in quite some time, though, so it’s safe to assume Treyarch has been working to bring it back to life.

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
Raid might finally be back in a mainline CoD title for the first time since 2012.

The original map quickly became a favorite for its unique design. There were distinct sections that paved the way for vast combat opportunities. Both close-range and long-range loadouts could feel right at home on Raid. On one side you had a wide-open area with a high ground advantage for one team next to a  

On the other, you had a circular area perfect for flanking opportunities. Meanwhile, in the middle lane, you’d often catch snipers peeking across from either side in a near-symmetrical layout.

One of the more interesting tidbits from this datamine is the final word. Cairo is the capital of Egypt. The original version of Raid was set in Los Angeles. So when we see this new version, it could have a fresh coat of paint to fit the locale. 

Black Ops 2 Raid gameplay
Expect to see snipers hanging out across the basketball courts if Raid drops with Season One in Cold War.

It was an extremely popular competitive map throughout the year of its initial release. Given it worked quite well with essentially all objective-based game modes. From Hardpoint to Search and Destroy, Raid was often a favored pick.

Season One of Black Ops Cold War kicks off on December 10. There’s no confirmation we’ll see Raid in-game from this point on, so do take this leak with a grain of salt until then.