In approximately a month, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be out, but you don't have to wait that long to play the multiplayer. In reality, PlayStation users can play the game immediately, regardless of whether they preordered it. The closed beta began a week ago and is now available to all PlayStation players; testing on other platforms will commence very soon. Here is the information you need to play the beta before the official release date, including the open beta that does not require a preorder.
Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer beta servers and dates
Activision has stated that the multiplayer beta for Modern Warfare 2 will be accessible to everyone, regardless of platform or preorder status. However, PlayStation users will get access to the beta first, and those who preorder the game will also have early access.
The beta began on September 16 with early access for those who preordered, before becoming available to all PlayStation members from September 18 to 20. Preordered Xbox and PC users can hop in for the second weekend beginning on September 22. On September 24-26, the multiplayer beta for Modern Warfare 2 will be open to all gamers for the last weekend.
Early Access for PlayStation: September 16-17
All Access to PlayStation: September 18-20
Preorder Access for All Platforms: September 22-23
Open beta for everyone: September 24-26
How To Utilise The Beta MP
If you're on Xbox, PlayStation, or PC, you simply need to download the beta from your platform's store. The beta will be entirely gratis. Notably, Call of Duty PC users will continue to have access to the Battle.net launcher, but Modern Warfare 2 will also provide the option to play via Steam.
The first preloading chance for PlayStation preorder players will occur on September 14.
What's Included In The Beta Version?
Activision is gradually exposing the multiplayer maps that will be accessible during the beta. Farm 18, Valderas Museum, Mercado Las Almas, and the Marina Bay Grand Prix have been revealed thus far. Here is your first glimpse at the Marina Bay Grand Prix map, and Infinity Ward has given a behind-the-scenes video of Farm 18's design. As previously reported by Infinity Ward, every multiplayer map in Modern Warfare 2 was created for classic 6v6 matches.
However, a Ground War map will also be included in the beta. It is known as Sarrif Bay and contains a combination of ground, air, and sea warfare, pitting 32 players from each squad against one another.
The beta includes the tactical Knockout mode, the Siege-like Prisoner Rescue scenario, and the massive Ground War mode Invasion. For the Monday, September 19 playlist update, the following playlists are playable:
- Group Deathmatch
- Prisoner Rescue
- Knock Out
- Find and Destroy
- Third-Person Point of View
Participants in the beta's first week will receive a variety of incentives, including an emblem, sticker, weapon blueprint, and animated player card. These rewards will return in week 2, along with a new operator skin, vinyl, sticker, vehicle skin, and weapon blueprint. The beta will also contain Gunsmith 2.0, allowing players to see how much more control they have over weapon customization.
Early Campaign Access For Preorders
In addition, as a preorder incentive, gamers can have early access to Modern Warfare 2's campaign. Activision stated that anyone who preorders Modern Warfare 2 digitally will gain early access to the game's campaign beginning on October 20.
Make sure to read our summary of all the information we have about Modern Warfare 2. This year will also see the release of the sequel to Warzone, and in this article, we will discuss all of the information and rumours surrounding Warzone 2. During Activision's upcoming September 15 Call of Duty Next event, additional details about both games are expected to be revealed.