The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta is highly anticipated by FPS fans around the world. After the well-received Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019), Infinity Ward promises a “new era” of Call of Duty.
To say that players are looking forward to the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is an understatement. With the game scheduled for release on PS5 and PS4, as well as Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC, it looks like just about anyone will be able to get in on the fast-paced military action. With full release scheduled for October 28, 2022, there are still a few more months to go before we can get our hands on the latest incarnation of Infinity Ward’s beloved shooter.
Since the first reveal of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 gameplay, hope has been building, especially with fond memories of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. That’s especially felt as Call of Duty: Vanguard was considered by some to be a disappointment, leading to hope that the latest from Infinity Ward will get the franchise back on track.
If you want to see for yourself how it shapes up, the developer is now accepting registrations for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta and we’ve rounded up all the details. Read on and you’ll learn everything you need to know about the beta, plus how to sign up. Time to close and load.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 beta: all the details
For those who don’t know, a beta is an opportunity for players to play an older version of the game before release to help developers make adjustments to their production.
This beta will come in two flavors: early access and open. The early access beta is available to anyone who pre-orders the game and starts two days before the open beta, for a total duration of four days. Rather, anyone can sign up for the open beta, regardless of whether they’ve pre-ordered or not. However, you will only have two days with the game.
The beta will be divided into two weekends. Unfortunately, it looks like the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 beta dates are disappointing for Xbox gamers, as the first weekend will be a PlayStation exclusive. That first beta weekend will start on September 16 and 17 with the pre-order early access phase, while the PlayStation-exclusive open beta will start on September 18–20.
The second beta weekend, which will be available on all major consoles, will kick off with the pre-order early access phase on September 22 and 23 and then open up to everyone in September 24–26.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 beta: how to register
You can access the Call of Duty Modern: Warfare 2 beta sooner if you choose to pre-order the game on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Battle.net, or Steam.
If you’re old school and pre-ordered from a physical store, there should be a beta code on your receipt. You will need to grab your code and go to the beta registration page on the Call of Duty website. (opens in a new tab) Sign in with your preferred gaming account details and enter the code.
Once the beta starts, you will find an email in your inbox to confirm your entry and provide you with more details. If you purchased a physical copy, you will also receive an email, provided you have registered your code on the Call of Duty website.
Although the open beta is available to everyone, by pre-ordering and signing up you will get access to the beta two days early. Although the progress in the test will not carry over to the main version, GamesRadar (opens in a new tab)has reported that those who participate in the beta will be able to unlock rewards at launch.
With the beta on the horizon and Warzone 2 due for release later this year, FPS fans have a lot to be excited about. This will be the first action experience for players this year, so make sure to be a part of it, either in the early stages or later. Best of luck, and stay chilled.