Beta dates for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been announced, along with when we’ll get a look at the multiplayer campaign.
First, let’s start with information about the tester, which will be divided into two playable weekends.
The dates and prerequisites are slightly different for each platform, so pay close attention to the information below.
Beta Weekend One is first on PlayStation and will be available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. It runs from Friday at September 16 at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm UK, and ends Tuesday, September 20 simultaneous. This weekend is for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players only. You can access the beta without requiring the PlayStation Plus subscription service.
From Sunday, September 18 until Tuesday, September 20 at the same time, all PlayStation users will have access regardless of pre-order status.
The second beta weekend will feature crossplay. Scheduled to leave from Thursday, September 22 at 10.00 PT, at 1 p.m. ET, at 6pm UK and ends Monday, September 26 at the same time, this is a free Open Beta for all PlayStation players and other platforms.
Those who pre-ordered the game for Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S can start playing the beta on Thursday, September 22 at the same time, but know that an Xbox Live Gold subscription will be required for Xbox players.
The Xbox Open Beta will start on Saturday 24 September at 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm UK and runs until Monday, September 26 simultaneous. It is available to all Xbox players regardless of pre-order status, and an Xbox Live Gold subscription will not be required.
Below you will find a graphic showing the start and end time for all platforms.
If you digitally pre-order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, you can play the game up to seven days early.
Doing so will give you early access to Campaign Mode along with other rewards starting in October.
Speaking of the campaign, with this iteration of the franchise, you can expect improved graphics built via photogrammetry technology and visual fidelity in the smallest details such as water physics and graphics. You can expect improved shadow systems, and the campaign will offer improved lighting, better audio recording and real-time mixing, and natural limiting.
In addition to gaining early access to the Modern Warfare 2 campaign, digital pre-orders also provide in-game content that can be used immediately in Call of Duty: Vanguard and Call of Duty: Warzone. You’ll also get open beta early access and in-game content available in Modern Warfare 2 when it releases.
The goodies include the Final Judgment Bundle which gives instant access to the Legendary Deathknell Operator Skin and Legendary BloodThirsty Weapon Blueprint for use in Vanguard and Warzone.
And finally, mark your calendars for September 15 for Call of Duty: Next franchise exhibition event. Here you can expect many more details about Modern Warfare 2, information about the next Call of Duty: Warzone, and more about the mobile version of Call of Duty: Warzone.
This multi-hour event will feature a full Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal, streamers playing the games in real-time, plus more information.
Modern Warfare 2 will be released on October 28.