'Call Of Duty' Online Open Beta Launches in China

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Call of Duty Online Open Beta is now available in China.

Activision released the popular shooter in the country with the help of Tencent--the nation's leading Internet service portal.

The game draws directly from the worlds of the Modern Warfare and Black Ops series, according to a press release from Activision Blizzard.

"Millions of gamers in the West have come to appreciate that white-knuckled, epic thrill-ride that only Call of Duty delivers. And now an entire new audience of gamers will experience this for the first time. We believe Call of Duty Online is going to be a game-changer for Chinese gamers," said Activision CEO of Publishing Eric Hirshberg in a recent press release.

"We've worked closely with our partner at Tencent, and we've challenged one of our most trusted and talented development teams of Raven Software to create a true Call of Duty experience tailored for the Chinese market.

Throughout testing, the community feedback has been tremendous. We couldn't be more excited and we look forward to winning the hearts and minds of a new community in China."

Call of Duty Online is free to play.

In America, the latest release in the popular shooting franchise is Advanced Warfare. It currently holds a score of 83 on Metacritic.

For more about the Call of Duty franchise, visit its official website here.