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Activision is offering gamers the chance to play Call of Duty: Infinite War for free this weekend. This is clearly a try-before-you-buy kinda deal, with the company hoping to lure gamers away from other popular shooters such as Overwatch, Titanfall 2, and Battlefield 1.
The Call of Duty: Infinite War Free Trial Event will last for five full days, starting at 10am PT on Thursday (December 15) and continuing on until 10am PT on Tuesday (December 20). As offering such a long trial risks letting people complete the game, certain restrictions apply.
Gamers who skipped buying this year’s Call of Duty game will be able to try all three game modes. That’s the Campaign, Multiplayer, and Zombies. However, you’ll only be able to play the first two levels of the Campaign, have your Multiplayer experience capped at Level 15, and have your encounter with Zombies capped at Level 3.
You can find out more about the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Free Trial on this Activision Support page. You should also watch the video trailer embedded above. Above everything else though, you should read our Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare review to see if this game is for you or not.
Call of Duty… Why Free? Why Now?
These “free weekends” appear to be happening with increasing regularity. In the past month alone we have enjoyed the opportunity to play Overwatch and to play FIFA 17 both completely for free. They also appear to be getting longer, with this one lasting for five full days in order to give as many people as possible the opportunity to play.
As for Call of Duty, we were asking all the way back in 2012 whether gamers were getting sick of this franchise. And thanks to the fact Infinite Warfare isn’t actually very good and the increase in legitimately exciting competition, gamers appear to have rejected this year’s offering. Which is why Activision is letting you play for free for a limited time.
The Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Free Trial Event is available on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Availability will vary by territory, so you’ll have to search the PlayStation Store or Xbox Store to find out whether it’s available in your region. As you need access to the full game, the download size is 60GB.
Have you played Infinite War? If so, what do you make of it? If not, why did you skip this year’s Call of Duty game? And what shooter did you buy instead? Will you be taking part in the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Free Trial Event? Please let us know in the comments below!