Announcing Open Beta times for Modern Warfare II and the Call of Duty: Next event
After the incredible conclusion to the Call of Duty: League™ 2022 Season at Championship Sunday, an equally impressive information drop at Champs during the show announced the dates where you can learn more about Call of Duty’s future, as well as the dates for the Modern Warfare® II Open Beta.
Critical intel to follow:
Announcing Call of Duty: Next
The announcement at Champs revealed the forthcoming Call of Duty: Next. What’s Next? This is an era-defining franchise event showcasing the immediate future of Call of Duty, broadcast on September 15, 2022. Presented by Infinity Ward, and featuring robust information drops detailing innovations, live gameplay, and a whole lot more, expect to learn the following:
- What the imminent future of Call of Duty will look like, including many more details regarding Modern Warfare II, information on the next Call of Duty®: Warzone™, and more on the mobile version of Call of Duty: Warzone (also known as Project Aurora).
- A full Modern Warfare II Multiplayer reveal.
- A multitude of your favorite streamers at the event, playing the games in real time.
- [[REDACTED]] information and surprises!
Note: If you missed the opportunity to obtain a code during Champs, make sure to keep an eye open for more opportunities to receive Early Access Beta Code drops!
Detailed Modern Warfare II Beta Dates(1)
Ready to experience the future of Call of Duty Multiplayer combat before the launch of Modern Warfare II on October 28? Then prepare yourself for the Open Beta. The Modern Warfare II Open Beta will be free across all platforms, with players who pre-purchased digitally, at retail, or received Beta codes gaining early access.
Note that Beta codes are tied to your Activision account, and are platform agnostic, meaning you can access the Beta on your hardware of choice.
The Modern Warfare II Beta is split into two playable Weekends with PC players having access on Weekend Two. Early access is available for those with either digital or retail pre-purchases, as detailed below:
Time to Play: Weekend Two: All Platforms (Crossplay)(1)
The second Beta weekend is available on all console platforms and PC, and is scheduled to run from Thursday, September 22 at 10 AM PT to Monday, September 26. Crossplay will be active allowing you to party up with friends and the greater community, no matter what hardware they play on.
PC Early Access: Those who pre-purchased for PC via Battle.net can begin playing the Beta on Thursday, September 22 at 10 AM PT. PC players on Battle.net are required to have a Battle.net account.
PC Open Beta: The rest of the weekend, from Saturday, September 24 at 10 AM PT to Monday, September 26, is accessible to PC players regardless of pre-purchase status. The entire community can now experience the impressive amount of Beta content available in Modern Warfare II, unlock rewards available in-game at launch, and play together.
Modern Warfare II Beta: What to Expect(1)
The Modern Warfare II Beta is set to feature a robust multiplayer experience going beyond the Core 6v6 experience with a variety of meticulously designed maps of various sizes, and an equally impressive set of Modes, Progression experiences, and other aspects that will be more thoroughly revealed at Call of Duty: Next. In addition, at Champs we revealed a flythrough of Marina Bay Grand Prix, where combat occurs within the main infield of an urban race circuit, one of the 6v6 Multiplayer maps confirmed for the Beta. With a number of in-game rewards available for simply playing the Beta (that are available at the launch of MWII if you own the game), and a host of other innovations and surprises, expect an unparalleled intel drop at the Next event.
In addition to a variety of in-game rewards, players who pre-purchased the Vault Edition of Modern Warfare II will be able to utilize the following rewards during the Beta:
- All four of the Red Team 141 Operators – Ghost, Farah, Price, and Soap – each wearing a special masked outfit.
- The FJX Cinder Weapon Vault.
Announcing Additional Intel Drops by Infinity Ward
Between now and the Next event, Modern Warfare II lead developers Infinity Ward is set to pull back the curtain on aspects of developing the game, giving you unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the innovations coming to the game. These series of intel drops will appear on IW’s Studio Channels with the first episode dropping soon. Be sure to follow Infinity Ward on Twitter, and check the Call of Duty Blog and Infinity Ward blog for more information.
Modern Warfare II Pre-purchase Incentives
As well as gaining early access to the Modern Warfare II Open Beta on your platform of choice, there’s free content you can use right now in Call of Duty®: Vanguard and Warzone™, as well as content available in Modern Warfare II at launch, just for pre-purchasing the game. For a full rundown, check out this blog. Here’s a quick list of what you can claim:
Pre-purchase Modern Warfare II to receive:
- Access to the full game and Open Beta Early Access.
- Final Judgement Bundle(2): Immediate access to the Legendary “Deathknell” Operator Skin and the Legendary “Bloodthirsty” Weapon Blueprint for use in Call of Duty: Vanguard and Warzone.
Pre-purchase the Vault Edition of Modern Warfare II to receive:
- All previously listed rewards.
- Red Team 141: Four playable Multiplayer Operators — Ghost, Farah, Price, and Soap — each wearing a special masked outfit, which will be available during the Open Beta
- FJX Cinder Weapon Vault(3): We plan to share more details on this and the new Gunsmith at Call of Duty: Next, which will also be available during the Open Beta.
- Season One Battle Pass and 50 Tier Skips(4): If you purchase the Vault Edition after Season One, the free Battle Pass and Tier Skips apply to the current season.
- Ghost Legacy Pack(5): 20+ free items celebrating the Task Force 141 icon, for Modern Warfare® (2019) and Warzone, unlocked upon pre-purchase.
(1) Actual platform availability and launch date(s) of MP Beta subject to change. See www.callofduty.com/beta for more details. Minimum Open Beta duration is 2 days. Limited time only, while Early Access Beta Codes last, at participating retailers. Online multiplayer subscription may be required.
(2) Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II on pre-purchase platform required to redeem Final Judgement Bundle. Sold/downloaded separately.
(3) Weapon Vault design limited to Weapon Vault contents at launch.
(4) Battle Pass and Tier Skips, or equivalent versions, will be accessible in Modern Warfare II once the Season 1 Battle Pass, or equivalent system, is made available in-game. Battle Pass redemption applies to one season of Modern Warfare II Battle Pass, or equivalent system, only.
(5) Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® / Call of Duty®: Warzone™ required to redeem Ghost Legacy Pack. Sold/downloaded separately. Must be redeemed by October 28, 2023. All pre-purchase customers are eligible to receive Ghost Legacy Pack rewards at a later date. For more details please visit the Call of Duty® FAQ.
A mobile phone number must be linked to your Battle.net® Account to play Modern Warfare® II.
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