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Call Of Duty NEXT & Modern Warfare II Beta Dates Confirmed For Next Month
After the incredible conclusion to the Call of Duty League 2022 Season’s Championship on Sunday, 7 August, an equally impressive amount of information dropped 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 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Open Beta.
The announcement at Champs revealed the forthcoming Call of Duty Next. This is an era-defining franchise event showcasing the immediate future of Call of Duty, broadcast on 15 September — that’s 16 September for Asia-Pacific residents.
Presented by Infinity Ward, and featuring robust information drops detailing innovations, live gameplay, and a whole lot more, expect to learn the following:
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!
Ready to experience the future of CoD Multiplayer combat before the launch of Modern Warfare II on 28 October 2022? Then prepare yourself for the Open Beta. The MWII Open Beta will be free across all platforms, with players who pre-ordered 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 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Beta is split into two playable Weekends, and early access is available for those with either digital or retail pre-orders:
The first Beta weekend is available on PS4 and PS5 and is scheduled to run from Saturday, 17 September at 1:00 AM (GMT+8) to Tuesday, 20 September. This weekend is for PS4 and PS5 players only. You are able to access the Beta without requiring the PlayStation Plus subscription service.
PlayStation Early Access: Those who pre-ordered the game on PS4 or PS5, or received a Beta code, can begin playing the beta on Saturday, 17 September at 1:00 AM (GMT+8).
PlayStation Open Beta: The rest of the weekend, from Monday, 19 September at 1:00 AM (GMT+8) to Tuesday, 20 September, is accessible to all PlayStation players regardless of pre-order status. PlayStation players can now experience the impressive amount of Beta content available in Modern Warfare II and unlock rewards available in-game at launch.
The second Beta weekend is available on all console platforms and PC and is scheduled to run from Friday, 23 September at 1:00 AM (GMT+8) to Monday, 26 September. Crossplay will be activated allowing you to party up with friends and the greater community, no matter what hardware they play on.
PS4 and PS5: No matter whether you pre-ordered the game or not, Weekend 2 is a free Open Beta for all PS4 and PS5 owners.
Xbox and PC Early Access: Those who pre-ordered the game for Xbox One, Xbox Series X | S, or pre-purchased for PC via Blizzard Battle.net or Steam, can begin playing the Beta on Friday, 23 September at 1:00 AM (GMT+8). Xbox Live Gold is required for Xbox players, and PC players are required to have a Battle.net or Steam account.
Xbox and PC Open Beta: The rest of the weekend, from Sunday, 25 September at 1:00 AM (GMT+8) to Monday, 26 September, is accessible to Xbox and PC players regardless of pre-order 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.
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-ordered Modern Warfare II will be able to utilise the following rewards during the Beta:
Pre-orders for physical disc versions of the PS4 Cross-gen Edition and PS5 Standard Edition of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will begin on Thursday, 25 August (APAC Time) at all PlayStation Authorised Dealers and Sony Stores. Purchase either version to experience Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II first on PlayStation.
Pricing is as follows:
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. This 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.