Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Multiplayer Beta Won’t Be On PC

If you prefer to play your first-person shooters on a PC to take advantage of the precision of the mouse and the better graphics you can get, you’ll have to wait a bit longer to see the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta, then. According to Infinity Ward, the beta will not be coming to PC.

As one of the four different shooters coming to consoles this fall (alongside Battlefield 1, Titanfall 2, and Destiny: Rise of Iron), Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has every reason to try and make a good impression with its beta; while Destiny doesn’t really have anything to fear due to being an established property for nearly two years now, Titanfall, Battlefield, and Call of Duty will need to try and stand tall above the rest to get sales.

However, the Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta is the last one out of the trifecta of newer shooters; Titanfall 2 wrapped two weeks of beta testing a short time ago, while Battlefield 1’s beta is currently running. Infinite Warfare is apparently going to be starting on October 14, which would be in the middle of the period where Battlefield 1 and Titanfall 2 are being released.

This may cause a possibly fatal lack of players in the Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta, but maybe Infinity Ward will clock in enough players to make it worth it.

However, Infinity Ward does have its reasons as to why it doesn’t want a PC beta: Along with Titanfall 2, which didn’t do a PC beta, Infinite Warfare won’t be doing a PC beta in order to avoid people data-mining, which often happens when PC players get access to the code, which can’t happen on a regular console.

Either way, Call of Duty fans have still got over a month and a half before they can get access to the Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta, so until then you’ll just have to wait and see how Titanfall 2 and Battlefield 1 and Destiny do in its stead.