EA has announced an Xbox 360-exclusive public beta for Medal of Honor: Warfighter.

The beta, which is due for release in "early October", will give players the chance to experience Warfighter's multiplayer mode weeks in advance of the game's release.

Judging by EA's description, however, the beta will only contain a single game mode and a single multiplayer map.

The new game mode, called HotSpot, sees players attacking and defending randomly-selected locations on the Sarajevo Stadium map in Bosnia.

According to EA, the multiplayer beta will only be available to download for a limited time.

Gamers that download the beta will also be awarded with 60 minutes of Double XP when the full game launches.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter launches on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC on October 26.