Call Of Duty Multiplayer Goes Free This Weekend On Xbox Live

by Mike Futter on Mar 03, 2014 at 11:25 AM

Activision and Infinity Ward are making some of Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer free on Xbox Live this weekend. This demo-style experience will include a limited number of maps and modes.

Three maps will be available to those participating in the demo: Strikezone, Warhawk, and Prison Break. Three competitive game types will be available, including team deathmatch, search and rescue, and domination. Additionally, Extinction mode will give players a taste of cooperative play.

Demo players will be in their own pool (sorry, veterans, no fresh meat for you), and progress won’t carry over to the full version. Still, if you want to see what this year’s Call of Duty feels like (especially on new-generation hardware), this weekend is a perfect opportunity.

The demo weekend will be live for Xbox One and Xbox 360 from 10 am PST on Friday, March 7, through Monday, March 10. You can read our review of Call of Duty: Ghosts for more on this year's installment.


Our Take
This is new ground for the Call of Duty series, and a smart move in an increasingly competitive shooter landscape. A multiplayer demo gives players a chance to put Call of Duty: Ghosts alongside Titanfall back to back. The only thing that would make it stronger is progress carrying over to the full version should someone choose to purchase (even within a limited time).