Infinity Ward is already working hard to get Call of Duty fans excited for their upcoming title, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, by releasing a brand new trailer for the game’s imminent multiplayer beta and by discussing how Prestige will work in the full multiplayer experience.
The trailer offers a quick recap of what will be available in the beta (three different combat rigs, four game modes, three maps, and the new Mission Teams feature), while also showing how the multiplayer experience in Infinite Warfare will begin. Infinite Warfare’s multiplayer will open with an NPC drill sergeant showing the player the ropes before they enter the fray directly.
As for Prestiging (i.e. resetting your multiplayer progress after reaching the maximum player rank), it will work much as it has in previous Call of Duty games with players being able to permanently unlock a single rank-locked item each time they Prestige. There will be ten Prestige levels at launch, and Infinity Ward says they may add more as time goes on. Infinite Warfare’s lead multiplayer designer Joe Cecot also confirmed via Twitter that Prestiging will allow players to unlock classic weapons from past Call of Duty games:
.@JaredRollins6 Classic Weapons are unlocked from classic weapon tokens earned by prestiging. Players get to choose the order of unlock!— Joe Cecot (@JoeCecot) October 5, 2016
The first Infinite Warfare beta period will take place this upcoming weekend, October 14th through the 17th, and will be exclusive to the PlayStation 4. A second beta period will follow the weekend after, October 21st through the 24th, and will be available to both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare launches on November 4th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.