The open beta for Crossfire X goes live on Xbox tomorrow, June 25th, here is everything gamers should know about maps and modes available.
When it comes to popular first-person shooters, games like Call of Duty, PUBG and Battlefield come to mind.
However, it turns out that the most played shooter in the world is a title called Crossfire – which has upwards of 600 million registered players.
The franchise has been incredibly popular in Asian territories since its premiere in 2008, but now Crossfire is coming to console with the hope of taking over the western market.
The open beta for Crossfire X goes live on June 25th, and gamers are curious as to what modes, maps and playlists will be available when they hop in.
Crossfire X open beta: Game modes
At the time of writing, there are only three game modes available to play in the open beta: Team Match, Spectre and Point Capture.
Team Match is your classic attack – defend a bombsite game mode more akin to CS:GO and is only available in the Classic Map Playlist.
Spectre is also a classic attack – defend a bombsite game mode but the twist here is that the attacking team are near-enough invisible and only have a knife available. Those who have played the older Splinter Cell games will find this mode very fun and I found it even had a Halo-like feeling to it. Spectre is also only available in the Classic Map Playlist.
Point Capture is the final game mode available to players in the open beta. Most gamers will be experienced with this type of mode, with two points on larger maps needing to be captured before a third becomes available. This is the only game mode available on the Modern Map Playlist.
Crossfire X open beta: Classic vs Modern Map Playlist
The two main differences between the Classic and Modern Map Playlists is the aiming down sights and sprinting features.
The Classic Map Playlist doesn’t allow ADS or sprinting, making it feel akin to either the old school Counter Strike or Halo games.
Whereas the Modern Map Playlist does allow ADS and sprinting, making this the preferred playlist for gamers looking for a more Call of Duty playstyle.
At the time of writing, there are only three maps available in either of these playlists: Black Widow (Classic), Laboratory (Classic) and GR Tower (Modern).
Remember that Crossfire X is only in the open beta and will most likely have a wider range of modes, maps and features that can personalise your playstyle.