Update on 8th August at 2 p.m. GMT: Added Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta dates and times.
Original article continues: With a plethora of Call of Duty fans waiting for the Modern Warfare 2 release date of 28th October 2022 to arrive, there's a chance to play the game's multiplayer component early. We are, of course, talking about the Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta, which will feature across multiple platforms and have an Early Access option.
In this article, we outline everything you need to know in order to join the Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta, get Early Access, details about the platforms, and more, so let's get started, soldier!
How to Join Modern Warfare 2 Beta
Dubbed as an "Open Beta", your first taste of Modern Warfare 2 will arrive before the game's release date of 28th October 2022. The goal of the Modern Warfare 2 Beta is for players to "provide essential feedback to help ensure the best Day One experience possible when the game launches."
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Everyone and their cat will be able to join the Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta across all platforms available. You simply need a Call of Duty account linked to your gaming platform of choice to join once it releases.
At the time of writing, the exact content of the Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta date is unknown. We expect it to feature some new modes and a handful of maps to test, just like in Vanguard. Some Call of Duty fans, however, will want Early Access to the Beta!
COD Modern Warfare 2 Beta - Early Access & Platforms
To get Early Access to the Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta, you must pre-order the game on your platform of choice. Our guide to pre-ordering Modern Warfare 2 on all platforms, including various editions, has you covered.
One caveat is that if you purchase a physical copy of the game via a participating retailer, you will need to add your Modern Warfare 2 Early Access Beta code. This is a 13-character code that will be provided (likely via email) and that you will have to redeem via this page.
Remember, PlayStation gamers will receive Early Access to the COD Modern Warfare 2 Beta even earlier, five days before all other platforms.
Speaking of platforms, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta will be available on the following gaming devices:
- PC via Steam or Battle.net.
- PlayStation 4 and 5.
- Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
The only thing left to know about the Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta is when it will release, and what the schedule will look like!
Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta - Release Date & Schedule
The Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta will be split across two weekends, during which players can enjoy the impressive beta content and reap its in-game rewards.
The first Beta weekend will become available exclusively to PlayStation 4 and 5 console players and runs from Friday, 16th September 2022 at 10 a.m. PT | 1 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. GMT until Tuesday, 20th September 2022 at the same time.
The second Beta weekend will be accessible to all players, regardless of platform; this will run from Thursday, 22nd September 2022 at 10 a.m. PT | 1 p.m. ET | 5 p.m. GMT until Monday, 26th September 2022 at the same time.
Our article on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta dates and times details more information.
So there you have it, everything we know about the upcoming Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer Open Beta, including how to join, the expected release date window, and details about Early Access.
We will endeavor to update this article once more information about the upcoming Modern Warfare 2 Beta becomes available. But, for now, check out the Modern Warfare 2 gameplay reveal trailer below.
For more on the iconic FPS franchise, check out our section dedicated to Call of Duty or Warzone guides, news, features, patch notes, and more.
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