the Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta is imminent, giving players a taste of this year’s Call of Duty shooters and maps.
As with previous Call of Duty betas, PlayStation players get early access the first weekend, with other platforms rolling out the second weekend, including an open access period for everyone.
If you want to arrive early, you need Access to the Modern Warfare 2 beta – which is available in a variety of forms.
To help you prepare for the open beta release, you’ll find a beta release times for whatever platform you’re playing on.
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When does the Modern Warfare 2 beta start? Modern Warfare 2 beta release dates and times
There are two weekends in September where players can join the beta, the first for PlayStation players and other platforms the following week.
the beta start times for both weekends, and the early access and open beta periods at all times, are as follows:
- UK: 6:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time)
- Europe: 19:00 (CET)
- US East Coast: 1:00 p.m. (EDT)
- US West Coast: 10 a.m. (PDT)
Here are the specific schedules for each weekend:
Weekend 1 (PlayStation Exclusive)
- early access – Friday 16 to Saturday 17 September
- Open Beta – Sunday 18 to Tuesday 20 September
Weekend 2 (all platforms, crossplay support)
- Early Access (Xbox + PC), Open Beta (PlayStation) – Thursday 22 to Friday 23 September
- Open Beta (all platforms) – Saturday 24 to Monday 26 September
Early access means that players can enter if they have pre-ordered the game or have access to a code through other means; the next section explains more.
Then, a couple of days later each weekend, the open beta will be available, first for PlayStation players, then the second weekend, for all platforms.
How to get early access to the Modern Warfare 2 beta
There are two main ways to get early access to the Modern Warfare 2 open beta on each respective weekend:
If you pre-order, once the beta goes live, you will receive email instructions on how to play, which will involve using a code to redeem on the official Call of Duty website to select your platform of choice.
If you pre-ordered through the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, or Battle.net, you are automatically eligible to participate in Early Access for Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta.
Also, if you’ve pre-ordered the Vault edition, you get some extra features to use in the beta, which are detailed in the next section.
Additionally, there was a broadcast of the Call of Duty League Championship Weekend on Sunday, August 7, where by watching and linking your Activision account to YouTube, you had a chance to win a code for the Modern Warfare Open Beta. two.
Activision may introduce additional ways to access the beta, such as through social media, when the beta begins.
If you can’t get a code, don’t worry – there is an open period for all players to look forward to in the second half of every weekend.
What will be included in the Modern Warfare 2 beta?
The Modern Warfare 2 beta will include a variety of multiplayer maps, modes, and weapons.
There will be several 6v6 maps available during the beta period: Museo Valderas, Granja 19, and Mercado Las Almas.
There will also be a 32v32 ‘Ground War’ map, Sarrif Bay, which is also one of the Warzone 2.0 map points of interest.
The Grand Prix map was also previously confirmed:
When it comes to modes, beyond Team Deathmatch and Domination there will be three new additions; Knockout (a round-based 6v6 mode where you take out the enemy team or hold the pack to win), Prisoner Rescue (each 6v6 team has a prisoner to protect), and Invasion (32v32 kill elimination with the addition of AI enemies ) . Everything will be playable during the beta.
Meanwhile, if you’ve pre-ordered the Vault edition of Modern Warfare 2, in addition to beta access, you’ll also get access to all four Operators: Ghost, Farah, Price, and Soap, each wearing a special masked outfit, and the “FJX Weapons Vault.” Cinder” .
In addition to this, there are also some rewards for participating…
Modern Warfare 2 Beta Rewards
There are a total of 10 exclusive rewards to unlock for both the beta and full game depending on your level, including two weapon blueprints and an operator skin.
These are the following:
- Level 2: ‘Smashed It’ emblem
- Level 4: Amulet ‘Fasten your seatbelt’
- Level 6: Player card ‘Passed the test’
- Level 10: Stick ‘Operation First Blood’
- Level 15: ‘Side Impact’ weapon blueprint
- Level 18: Operator mask ‘Collision’
- Level 19: Vinyl ‘No competition’
- Level 21: ‘Safety First’ Sticker
- Level 26: ‘Floor It’ vehicle design
- Level 30: ‘Frontal Impact’ weapon blueprint
As the image above indicates, while PlayStation players can start unlocking the first five rewards on the first weekend, all rewards can be unlocked on the second weekend, which means that all players can access everything.
Good luck with the beta!