Global Livestream to Unveil Highly Anticipated Online Multiplayer Experience - Tune-in at 10AM PT for Live Gameplay at Twitch.tv/callofduty

Modern Warfare Open Beta Coming in September with Crossplay Testing, Pre-order Fans can Now and Get Early Access

SANTA MONICA, Calif .– (BUSINESS WIRE) –Today, Activision and Infinity Ward revealed the all-new Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® multiplayer universe to all gamers with a thrilling multiplayer premiere trailer. Scheduled for worldwide release on October 25, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare will bring first-person action fans, Call of Duty fans, and gamers from all walks of life together in the ultimate multiplayer playground. First details of Modern Warfare multiplayer will be unveiled by some of the world's most prolific streamers in an exclusive global livestream today, where they will get their first look at the new multiplayer online, and will have the opportunity to join the fun and get their own hands-on experience next month when the Modern Warfare Beta goes live for everyone.

Awarded "Best Online Multiplayer"By Game Critics Best of E3 2019, Modern Warfare multiplayer delivers a thrilling and game-changing online experience with the best bargain gameplay, along with an all-new level of strategic and tactical play. Players can jump into new play spaces that redefine Call of Duty multiplayer, from quick-action, close-quarters 2 vs. 2 experiences in Gunfight, traditional 6 vs. 6 multiplayer gameplay, modes that support 10 vs. 10 and 20 vs. 20 firefights, such as the all-new Ground War, with epic large-scale mode supporting more than 100 players. And, that's just the beginning for Modern Warfare fans

With a complete weapon overhaul and the most choices in Call of Duty history, players will be able to outfit their multiplayer operators for unprecedented customization and modifiability in the new Gunsmith system. Modern Warfare features cutting-edge visuals, authentic sound design, and realistic ball tracking throughout the game. In addition, gameplay mechanics, including bullet penetration, gun mounting, door breaching and night vision multiplayer gameplay maps featuring night vision goggles (NVGs), allow for an amazing tactical experience.

"Our goal with Modern Warfare "is to bring all gamers together from day to play together," said Patrick Kelly, Creative Director and co-Studio Head, Infinity Ward. "We're doing away with the season pass; we're delivering a mix of free maps, we are developing the game for crossplay. We're live-testing now, and fans will get to try for themselves next month in the Beta. This is a new day for Call of Duty multiplayer, and today is just the start - we have many more exciting shows coming for fans that we can't wait to share. "

In addition to unveiling the game's multiplayer, Infinity Ward also announced Modern Warfare open beta, featuring crossplay testing on 2 weekends, where fans will be able to get their hands on - on ahead of the game's launch on October 25. Fans can pre-order now and get early access to the Modern Warfare Beta.

  • PlayStation 4 Exclusive Beta
    • September 12 - 13 (Early Access, PlayStation 4)
    • September 14 - 16 (Open Beta, PlayStation 4)
  • Beta featuring crossplay testing
    • September 19 - 20 (Early Access, PC and Xbox One; Open Beta, PlayStation 4)
    • September 21 - 23 (Open Beta, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One)

"Our study goal for Modern Warfare was to create a new experience, and the most varied, customizable and realistic-feeling Call of Duty multiplayer, ”said Geoff Smith, Multiplayer Gameplay Director, Infinity Ward. "Our design goal is to have fun with friends, where the action will feel fresh, but also for all players every time they jump in."

100,000 veterans into high quality careers by 2024. The Call of Duty Endowment is announcing a new fundraising campaign. Fans who donate to the Call of Duty Endowment here will receive a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare inspired calling card at the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Donations can also be made directly to the Call of Duty Endowment away https://www.callofdutyendowment.org/help and fans can also purchase Call of Duty Endowment clothing amazon.com/callofdutyendowment. All proceeds go to the Endowment.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare features a new engine delivering an immersive and photo-realistic experience across the entire game. The new technology uses state-of-the-art photogrammetry, a new hybrid tile-based streaming system, new PBR decal rendering system, world volumetric lighting, 4K HDR , DirectX Raytracing (PC) and more, as well as a new GPU geometry pipeline. Spectral rendering delivers thermal heat radiation and infrared identification for both thermal and night vision in-game imaging. The technical investment made provides cutting-edge animation system and blend system, while the new suite of audio tools allows for full Dolby ATMOS support, supported platforms, with the latest in audio simulation effects.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is scheduled for release globally October 25th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The title features a fully-optimized PC version, developed in partnership with Beenox, which will be available exclusively on Battle.net®, Blizzard Entertainment's online gaming platform. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is published by Activision, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI) with development led by award-winning developer, Infinity Ward, and additional development support from Beenox, High-Moon Studios and Raven Software.

About the Call of Duty Endowment

The Call of Duty Endowment is a non-profit organization co-founded by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. The endowment seeks to help veterans find high-quality careers by supporting groups that prepare them for the job market For more information about the Call of Duty Endowment, please visit www.callofdutyendowment.org.

About Activision

Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activation maintains operations throughout the world and is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company. More information about its products can be found on the company's website, www.activision.com or by following @Activision.

Cautionary Notes Regarding Forward-looking Statements: Information in this press release that involves Activision's expectations, plans, intentions or strategies regarding the future, including statements about the expected announcements, availability, features, functionality, events and content for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, are forward-looking statements that are not facts and involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Factors that could cause Activision Publishing's actual future results to differ materially from those expressed in the forward-looking statements set forth in this release include unanticipated product delays and other factors identified in the risk factors sections of Activision Blizzard any subsequent quarterly reports on Form 10-Q. The forward-looking statements are released upon Activation Blizzard, and neither Activision Publishing nor Activision Blizzard assumed any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements believed to be true when made may ultimately prove to be incorrect. These statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors, some of which are beyond their control and may cause actual results to differ from current expectations.

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