Activision broke some exciting news for PlayStation 4 owners at Gamescom. You can download and play the Modern Warfare Alpha on the 24th of August.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is one of this year’s most anticipated games. Fans were excited to hear about the new game especially after rumours started circulating about things were falling apart at Sledgehammer games. Development for the next game was reportedly in shambles and Activision scrapped the game. This could have been the result of two of Sledgehammer key players leaving. Michael Condrey and Glen Schofield were some of the most notable names at SledgeHammer until February 2018. They also played a huge part in Call of Duties success and had worked on the franchise for 9 years. Their departure was described as ‘a drastic shake-up in leadership’ which left the rest of the team without vision or drive.

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Modern Warfare is reboot of what is widely considered to be the greatest, genre defining, games ever. The original launched back in 2007 on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox 360. It received a HD remaster almost 10 years later and, now, is getting a gritty reboot.

Modern Warfare controversy

Some have voiced their concerns about the games new gritty, realistic take on modern warfare as one particular scene shows U.S. troops shooting at a middle eastern female civilian who apparently is reaching for a weapon. Many have called for a boycott of the game after this grim scene but our very own contributor, Erina Rose, was not offended by the scene and called the outrage irrational.

Beginning Saturday, August 24th in ANZ, Call of Duty fans will be able to participate in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2v2 open Alpha Test, which is free to everyone exclusively on PlayStation 4. Five different 2v2 maps will be available, including two new maps never publicly seen before. Pre-orders and PlayStation Plus are not required for this Alpha Test.

Don’t miss out on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Alpha and enjoy some intense 2v2 action this weekend.