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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Beta: Everything You Need to Know

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Beta: Everything You Need to Know

Welcome to the Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® III Beta!

It’s time to get your hands on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Beta. Whether you’re a brand-new player looking for fast-paced, high-octane action or you’re a veteran player of the Call of Duty franchise readying up for the return of some classic Multiplayer maps, this article will get you up and running for everything Beta related.

The Modern Warfare III Beta will be split into two different weekends, with more maps and game modes scheduled throughout the Beta. The Multiplayer maps will be instantly familiar to anyone who has played Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009), featuring the latest technical advancements and modern movement mechanics for a completely refreshed experience.

Keep this page bookmarked for more info on additional maps, modes, and progression releasing with Weekend Two.

Now, let’s get to it!

Weekend Two: October 12–16

Weekend Two gives all platforms a chance to try Modern Warfare III Multiplayer, first to those who preorder the game and then for everyone regardless of preorder status.

PC Early Access: Players who preordered the game on PC via can begin playing the Beta on Thursday, October 12 at 10 AM PT.

Open Beta: Starting on Saturday, October 14 at 10 AM PT, the Beta becomes available to PC players regardless of their preorder status.

PC players can download the Beta from Those who preorder digitally do not need a Beta code to participate; you’re automatically registered to participate in the Early Access period. If you purchased Modern Warfare III through a participating retailer, you should have received a Beta code printed on the retail receipt or sent via email on an online receipt.

Get more details on accessing the Beta by visiting the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Beta FAQ.

PC Beta Specifications


  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • RAM: 12 GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / GeForce GTX 1650 or AMD Radeon RX 480
  • Video Memory: 3 GB
  • Storage Space: SSD with 65 GB available space (25 GB with COD HQ downloaded)
  • Network: Broadband internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible


  • OS: Windows 10 64 Bit (latest update) or Windows 11 64 Bit (latest update)
  • CPU: Intel Core i5-6600 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / GeForce RTX 3050 or AMD Radeon RX Vega
  • Video Memory: 6 GB
  • Storage Space: SSD with 65 GB available space (25 GB with COD HQ downloaded)
  • Network: Broadband internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

Recommended Drivers for NVIDIA/AMD

  • NVIDIA: 537.58
  • AMD: 22.9.1

Weekend Two: Maps and Modes

In addition to all the Weekend One content, Weekend Two is scheduled to bring two more maps and two more game modes, including the debut of Cutthroat featuring 3v3v3 combat.

Core Map


TACTICAL INTEL: Ascend to the rooftop of a New York City skyscraper. Break out across the multilevel terrain, exploring the offices on either side, the helipad, the maintenance tunnels, and the infamous crane leading to huge longshot potential for those who brave its heights.

Ground War Map

Orlov Military Base

TACTICAL INTEL: The Orlov Military Base is narrow and full of corners and warehouses with plenty of windows to fire from. Keep an eye on everything, and either clear it out or use the fast vehicles to blaze a trail down the path to your objective.


  • Cutthroat: Engage in vicious 3v3v3 combat, where the last team standing or that captures the overtime flag wins the round.
  • Search & Destroy: Take turns defending and destroying bomb sites. No respawns.

Weekend Two: Progression

Players can obtain a maximum level of 30 during the second weekend of the Beta, adding more unlockable items in addition to gaining access to the challenge-based Armory Unlocks. For the unlocks between Levels 1 and 20, consult the Weekend One section earlier in this blog.

Unlocks for Level 21: New Weapon

Renetti (Handgun): A burst-fire pistol with a staggering fire rate and controllability in the right hands. Unlock the full-auto Aftermarket Parts Conversion Kit for the Renetti after completing an in-game challenge at max weapon level.

Unlocks for Level 22: New Field Upgrade

Deployable Cover (Field Upgrade): Portable, rapidly deployable ballistic cover.

Unlocks for Level 23: New Killstreak

Mosquito Drone (Killstreak): Explosive drone that circles the area around where the drone is launched. It dive-bombs enemies it spots and explodes.

Unlocks for Level 24: New Perk

Bone Conduction Headset (Perk): Reduces combat noise, allowing improved identification of enemy footsteps and gunshots.

Unlocks for Level 25: New Feature

Upon reaching Level 25, a new level of content opens to the player. Armory Unlocks give Operators the ability to unlock more items for their Loadouts, but instead of earning this gear simply by leveling up, players must complete specific in-game challenges to access them. Consider looking through your Loadout options at this point to see which items you can unlock, as well as the challenge required to unlock them.

Armory Unlocks: Challenges to unlock weapons, Equipment, Perks, Killstreaks, and cosmetics.

Unlocks for Level 26: New Killstreak

Juggernaut Recon (Killstreak): Juggernaut Recon gear delivered by care package. The suit is equipped with a radar that pings nearby enemies. Contains a riot shield, Haymaker, and smoke grenade.

Unlocks for Level 27: New Weapon

WSP Swarm (SMG): Ultracompact and maneuverable, this 9 mm submachine gun overwhelms targets with a fast fire rate.

Unlocks for Level 28: New Field Upgrade

A.C.S. (Field Upgrade): The Automated Computer Spike slowly captures points and temporarily hacks nearby enemy devices.

Unlocks for Level 29: New Perk

Commando Gloves (Perk): Reload while sprinting.

Unlocks for Level 30: New Lethal Equipment and Perk

Throwing Knife (Lethal Equipment): Retrievable knife that is lethal on impact.

Demolition Vest (Perk): Resupply Lethal and Tactical Equipment every 25 seconds.

Top 3 Tips for Weekend Two

  1. Weekend Two introduces Highrise, a classic skyscraper map featuring incredible power positions accessible to those willing to make the climb. Get up on the crane, scale the walls to reach the rooftop, and explore other ways to interact with the map using the modern movement system.
  2. Play the new Cutthroat game mode to start working on your 3v3v3 strategies. Rounds can be highly strategic or all-out chaos; with practice, you’ll learn how to succeed in both situations.
  3. With both Ground War maps live during Weekend Two, it’s time to test out those long-ranged Loadouts. Put those Sniper Rifles and Launchers to good use.

Weekend Two: Beta Rewards

Earn rewards by reaching Player Level milestones throughout the Beta that will persist through the launch of Modern Warfare III when it releases on November 10. These rewards include items that can be displayed in your Showcase for all to see. 

The rewards and the level you must reach to earn each one, are as follows:

  • Level 2: Animated Emblem
  • Level 7: Weapon Charm
  • Level 9: Animated Calling Card
  • Level 11: Sticker
  • Level 15: Vinyl
  • Level 20: Weapon Blueprint
  • Level 24: Sticker
  • Level 30: Operator Skin

Additionally, you can earn Battle Pass XP tokens for use in Modern Warfare II and Warzone by playing the Beta. You will receive 1-hour Battle Pass XP tokens based on the number of days you played (maximum 6 tokens per player). To earn a token, you must log-in and complete at least one Beta match that day to qualify. Once the Beta concludes, your account will be granted the tokens based on the number of days played.

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Ready Up — Preorder Now

Lock in your preorders now to receive immediate rewards in Call of Duty: Warzone™ and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II as well as for Modern Warfare III later in November.

Additionally, if you pre-ordered the Vault Edition, make sure to equip the Nemesis Operator Pack Operators as well as the two Weapon Vaults that will be available during the Beta!

Both physical and digital editions of the game can be pre-ordered on your platform of choice, with all editions detailed in our preorder guide here.

For more details on everything coming to Modern Warfare III, read the full announcement here and stay tuned for further intel.

Stay frosty.

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