This is what you need to know about the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta that arrives in September, allowing you to try out the new Call of Duty game before it arrives. This will help make the game better, and it can help you decide if you want to pre-order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or if you should wait.
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta starts on September 12th on PS4 and will come to Xbox One and PC later. This is an open beta, so you can play without pre-ordering, but if you do pre-order you will be able to play earlier. You get beta access with any of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare editions that you buy.
Here’s what we know, and what you can expect about the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta, that arrives in a little over a month.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Beta Dates
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta runs for two weekends in September. The first weekend is PS4 only, and the second weekend is open to everyone. The beta weekends run from Thursday through Monday, so you can actually play quite a lot. Here’s the exact Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta dates;
Weekend 1 – PlayStation 4 Exclusive:
- September 12 to September 13: PS4 Early Access
- September 14 to September 16: PS4 Open Beta
Weekend 2: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, & PC on Blizzard Battle.net:
- September 19 to September 20: Early Access on Xbox One and PC. Open Beta on PS4
- September 21 to September 23: Open Beta on PS4, Xbox One, & PC
The Early Access only works if you pre-order the game. You can play without pre-ordering during the open beta periods. If you want to play for the longest amount of time you will need to pre-order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. You can pre-order the standard edition at Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, Microsoft, Sony and Battle.net.
Expect to hear more about times as the release date approaches. Typically the release arrives around 10 AM Pacific, 1 PM Eastern.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Beta Systems
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta is available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The PS4 gets an extra weekend of play, which is great news for gamers on PS4. This also means that even if you don’t pre-order on PS4, you can play for as long as people who pre-order on Xbox One and PC.
Modern Warfare Beta Crossplay
On the second weekend, you will be able to play the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta against people on other consoles and on PC. This is the first Call of Duty with cross-play, and it’s interesting to see that you will be able to play this during the beta.
This will help you get a feel for playing against PC, Xbox One and PS4 players no matter what console you have.
Who Can Play the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Beta?
If you want to play the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta with early access, you will need to pre-order the game. The good news is that even if you don’t want to pre-order, you will be able to play the beta on all of the systems. This is coming to all of the systems that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare arrives on this fall.
If you already pre-ordered and used your unlock code to get Captain Price in Blackout, you are already registered for Early Access to the beta.
When Will I get My Early Access Beta Token?
Activision will send out the Early Access Beta Tokens closer to the start of the beta. They will be emailed to you and available in your Call of Duty account online.
You need to make sure you register your beta code as soon as you get the beta access code. The code unlocks your token, so you need to do that before the beta starts.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Beta Size
Expect that you will need to download a large Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta before you can play. We don’t know the exact size yet, but the Black Ops 4 beta was 31GB in size.
Plan on spending a lot of time to download the Modern Warfare beta. We could see a pre-load arrive early in the week of September 12th that will let you get the game to your console before the release date.
What’s In the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Beta?
We don’t know exactly what is in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta yet, but you can expect a variety of maps and we should see several different game modes available including the new 2v2 mode and some of the 20v20 gameplay as well.
Activision will likely announce more about what is in the Modern Warfare beta in the coming months.
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