The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer beta has arrived, giving players their first taste of the franchise’s latest installment. Here’s everything you need to know, including how to get a code, the beta start time, and the dates and platforms it’s on.
Call of Duty: Next is complete, revealing the future of the franchise across multiple titles. Not only did we see Warzone 2, but we got a lot of new information about Modern Warfare 2.
From the all-new Gunsmith system to Perk Packages, new multiplayer maps to Destiny-style raids, there will be so much for CoD fans to explore when the game launches on October 28.
The good news is that while the full release is a month away, we can get into the multiplayer action starting September 16, with the Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer Beta. Here’s everything you need to know, including how get a code, when it’s live in your area, and what platforms it’s available on.
Modern Warfare 2 PlayStation Early Access Beta Start Time
Modern Warfare 2 PlayStation Early Access beta kicks off on September 16 and will go live at 10:00 a.m. PT / 1:00 p.m. ET / 6:00 p.m. BST.
PlayStation players who pre-ordered or have a beta code can pre-load the beta on their PS4 or PS5 right now, so they can be ready to jump right into matches.
How to Get a Modern Warfare 2 Beta Code
Modern Warfare 2 will have open beta periods, but if you want to get in on the action sooner, you’ll need a beta code.
The best way to get an MW2 beta code is to pre-order the game. Order a physical copy of the game and you’ll receive a beta code that you can redeem on the Call of Duty website. Anyone who purchases a digital copy from the PlayStation or Xbox store will automatically be enrolled in the beta.
How to Redeem Your Modern Warfare 2 Beta Code
Redeeming your Modern Warfare 2 beta code is easy. Simply head over to the official Call of Duty website and follow these steps:
- Log in to your Activision account. If you don’t have an Activision account, you’ll need to create one.
- Enter your early access code.
- Once redeemed successfully, you will receive an Early Access Beta Token via the email linked to your Activision account.
- Open the store on your favorite platform and enter the early access beta code to start downloading the beta.
Modern Warfare 2 beta release date
Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer beta will begin on September 16 for those on PlayStation who pre-ordered the game for two days before it opened up to everyone else on the platform from September 18 to 20.
The following weekend, Xbox and PC owners who pre-ordered Modern Warfare 2 will be able to jump in from September 22 to 23while all PlayStation users will once again have access to the open beta.
In end of September 24 to 26, the Modern Warfare 2 open beta will open its doors to everyone, regardless of platform. We have a full recap of the beta dates below:
- September 16-17: PlayStation Early Access
- September 18-20: PlayStation open beta
- September 22-23: Xbox and PC Early Access, PlayStation Open Beta
- September 24-26: Open beta on all platforms
Why is the Modern Warfare 2 beta first on PlayStation?
Although Microsoft is in the process of acquiring Activision Blizzard, the deal hasn’t been done yet, so Sony’s marketing deal with Call of Duty still stands, which means the Modern Warfare 2 beta will be coming. first on PlayStation consoles.
Through this deal, PlayStation players got early access to alphas and betas, exclusive modes, more class slots, and free cosmetics in battle packs. On June 8, Activision confirmed that PlayStation players would receive the Modern Warfare 2 beta at least five days earlier than any other platform.
It remains to be seen if Xbox gamers will receive similar benefits upon acquisition, but reports indicate that the PlayStation deal will stick around for future CoD games.
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