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Infinity Ward reveals Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's YOLO mode and more

Developer Infinity Ward has given gamers a look at some of the different modes that will be available in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

Editorial Manager Kevin Kelly posted on the Activision blog, aiming to give players a primer before they jump into the meat of Infinite Warfare's content. He spoke briefly about side missions and weapon armories that will let players earn upgrades, but perhaps the most interesting tidbits from the blog are about the Specialist Mode, YOLO mode, Zombies in Spaceland, and the Jackal Assault VR Experience.

Specialist Mode becomes available after beating the campaign on any difficulty level and provides an additional level of challenge for those who seek it. According to Kelly, it's "intensely realistic and not for the faint of heart." He offers a few tips to help players get through the experience, letting them know they can only heal with Nano Shots, that helmets are their only protection from headshots, and that mastering the lean from behind cover mechanic is important. It's important to note that your movement will suffer if you get shot in the legs, so be sure to serpentine.

If you manage to beat Specialist Mode, then you'll unlock the harsher YOLO Mode, which pretty much explains itself and only gives you one life to work with in the game. That's right, permadeath is a very real thing in YOLO Mode, so tread carefully.

Kelly offered tips on how to best survive Multiplayer mode, too. You'll want to make sure that your Perks and Rig Traits have synergy and you can craft Prototype weapons using the Salvage currency. You can earn Salvage by logging into the game daily, from Mission Teams, and Supply Drops. You'll also be able to earn exclusive Prototype weapons and more through Mission Teams, so you need to get out there and get busy to get your gear.

We're also given some information on Zombies in Spaceland, a mode that sticks us in an '80s theme park filled with the undead. Kelly's tips include finding the N31L challenge robot to get prizes, getting gameplay perks from Candy Machines, leveling up to get attachments for wall-buy weapons, and choosing Fate and Fortune Cards carefully, remembering to use them in the game.

If you have a PlayStation VR, you'll be excited to know that the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare – Jackal Assault VR Experience will be available to all PlayStation 4 owners when the game launches. You don't even need to have bought the main game to access it—you can just grab it from the PlayStation Store. The experience plops you into the cockpit of a Jackal fighter jet, giving you the controls and letting you fly around.

Look forward to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's release on November 4 for the PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Maybe we can look forward to seeing it become one of the best games of 2016.