Infinite Warfare will have some pretty extreme difficulty modes

In addition to its standard campaign difficulty levels, it looks like Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare will also contain two additional difficulty levels which will push a player’s skill to their absolute limits.

Activision outlined the two new difficulty levels in a post on its blog. The first new difficulty level is called “Specialist Mode” and it can be unlocked simply by completing Infinite Warfare’s story campaign on any difficulty. According to Activision, Specialist Mode should only be attempted by players who are extremely confident in their shooting skills (not to mention extremely patient):

  • You can only heal with Nano Shots, there is no health regeneration in this mode.
  • Helmets are your only protection from headshots. They will take permanent damage and will need to be replaced.
  • Both Nano Shots and helmets take up equipment slots, so remember to equip them in your loadout on the Retribution before each level.
  • Master the lean from behind cover mechanic, which will be critical for your survival. Approach the edge of cover while standing or crouching, and aim down sights when you see a chevron appear on the side of your crosshairs. You will auto-pop from behind cover as you ADS.
  • If you get shot in the legs, it will impact your movement. If you get shot in either arm, it will impact your ability to use equipment or aim down sights. Note: Your weapon can be shot out of your hands.

Players who manage to beat the story campaign in Specialist Mode will then unlock YOLO (You Only Live Once) mode. As the name infers, dying at any point in YOLO mode will kick the player all the way back to the beginning of the campaign.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is set to launch tomorrow, November 4, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.