The point of a beta is to identify any potential issues, so you can't really shout at Activision too loudly for the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare stress test's torrid first day. That said, when you're trying to incentivise pre-orders with early access, then you need to make sure things run smoothly to some extent; that's not been the case so far with Infinity Ward's eagerly awaited first-person shooter.
In its defence, Activision has acknowledged the matchmaking issues that people have been having, and with this first phase of the beta set to run into the early hours of 17th October, there's still plenty of time for PlayStation 4 players to join the futuristic fray. A second beta period will also begin on 21st October at 10:00AM PT (18:00PM BST).
How do you get in the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta?
If, like this particular author, you weren't aware there even was a Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare beta taking place, then you may be wondering how to get access. It's pretty simple really: you need to pre-order a copy of the game and enter an access code on the publisher's website. If you happen to register your interest in the release on the PlayStation Store, then no access code will be necessary – you should be free to download the 20GB stress test straight away.