Modern Warfare Gunfight Open Alpha officially announced
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After days of leaks and rumors, we have confirmation for the Modern Warfare Gunfight alpha. Announced at Gamescom’s opening night, the Gunfight alpha will take place this Friday, Aug 23, and run until Aug 26. The alpha will be open (no pre-order or monetary transaction required), but only to PlayStation 4 users.

Though we already knew this was coming, it’s still nice to hear confirmation. Gunfight is Modern Warfare‘s new 2v2 mode that pits two teams against each other on tight, close-knit maps designed specifically for Gunfight. Coming with the open alpha will be all 5 of the mode’s maps that we know about so far.

You can check out the official announcement from Infinity Ward at Gamescom below.

The details of the Gunfight open alpha

Any fan of Call of Duty should be excited for this early access look at Modern Warfare. Originally, we thought that our only chance to play Modern Warfare before the Oct 25 launch would be starting Sept 12 with the open beta. However, now PS4 users get a free weekend to check out one of the favorite modes so far.

According to most YouTubers and influencers who have already played, Gunfight is one of the best modes in Modern Warfare. “Fast-paced” and “frenetic” are the two words most used to describe the mode.

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A screenshot of CouRageJD enjoying his time with Gunfight

The alpha will most likely start at 1:00 p.m. ET on Friday, Aug 23. Call of Duty usually starts any alpha/beta at 10:00 a.m. PT, so nothing should change there. Gunfight will come with all five of the previously known maps (Pine, Speedball, Docks, King, and Stack).

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One of the five maps that will come with the Gunfight open alpha

We currently have no intel on what weapons/equipment will be available with the alpha. However, we will be sure to keep you updated if any new information comes to light before Friday.

What do you think about the Gunfight alpha? Let us know in the comments below!

Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.