Modern Warfare 2 beta release times, code access explained

The Modern Warfare 2 open beta is imminent and will give players a taste of the shootouts and maps from this year’s Call of Duty.

As with previous Call of Duty betas, PlayStation players get early access on the first weekend, while other platforms launch on the second weekend, including an open access period for everyone.

If you want to get in early, you need beta access to Modern Warfare 2, which is available in several ways.

To help you prepare for the launch of the open beta, you’ll find the beta launch times for whichever platform you’re playing on.

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When is the Modern Warfare 2 beta released? Modern Warfare 2 beta release dates and times

There are two weekends in September where players can join the beta, the first for players on PlayStation and other platforms the following week.

The Modern Warfare 2 beta start and end times for both weekends, and the Early Access and Open Beta periods, are as follows:

  • UK: 6pm (BST)
  • Europe: 7:00 p.m. (CEST)
  • US East Coast: 1:00 p.m. EDT
  • US West Coast: 10 am (PDT)

To clarify, this means that this is when all periods will be, from when Early Access and Open Beta begins, as well as when each weekend ends.

Here are the specific schedules for each weekend:

Weekend 1 (PlayStation exclusive)

  • Early Access: Friday, September 16 to Saturday, September 17
  • Open beta: from Sunday, September 18 to Tuesday, September 20

Weekend 2 (all platforms, cross-play supported)

  • Early Access (Xbox + PC), Open Beta (PlayStation): Thursday, September 22 to Friday, September 23
  • Open beta (all platforms): Saturday, September 24 to Monday, September 26

Modern Warfare 2 beta dates

Early access means that players can participate 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 and then, on the second weekend, for all platforms.

If you’re joining on the second weekend, please know that a number of minor adjustments and bug fixes have been made based on feedback and data from the initial weekend, including goal tracking, UI, and advantages.

Thanks to everyone who played and gave their opinion. #ModernWar2 Beta 1 weekend! Here are some updates ahead of weekend 2:

– Infinity Room (@InfinityWard) September 20, 2022

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How to get early access to the Modern Warfare 2 beta

There are two main ways to gain access to the Modern Warfare 2 open beta early each respective weekend:

If you pre-order, once the beta is available you will be emailed instructions on how to play, which will involve using a code to redeem on the official Call of Duty website to select the platform of your choice.

If you pre-ordered through the PlayStation Store, Microsoft Store, or, you will automatically be eligible for Early Access to the Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta.

Plus, if you’ve pre-ordered the Vault edition, you’ll get some extra features to use in the beta, detailed in the next section.

Open Beta Access for Modern Warfare 2
Image credit: Activision

Plus, there was the Call of Duty League Championship Weekend stream 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 2 open beta. .

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 that all players can look forward to in the second half of each 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 points of interest on the Warzone 2.0 map.

The Grand Prix map was also previously confirmed:

In terms of modes, beyond Team Deathmatch and Domination, there will be three new additions; Knockout (a round-based 6v6 mode where you must eliminate the enemy team or hold the pack to win), Prisoner Rescue (each 6v6 team has a prisoner to protect), and Invasion (elimination deathmatch 32 vs. 32 with the addition of AI controlled enemies). All 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 the four operators (Ghost, Farah, Price and Soap, each wearing a special masked suit) and the “FJX Weapons Vault.” “Cinder.”

Besides this, there are also some rewards for participating…

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Modern Warfare 2 Beta Rewards

There are a total of 10 exclusive rewards to unlock for both the beta and full game based on your level, including two weapon blueprints and an operator skin.

These are the following:

  • Level 2: ‘Smashed It’ emblem
  • Level 4: ‘Buckle up’ amulet
  • Level 6: “Passed the test” player card
  • Level 10: ‘Operation First Blood’ stick
  • Level 15: ‘Side Impact’ weapon blueprint
  • Level 18: ‘Collision’ operator skin
  • Level 19: ‘No Competition’ vinyl
  • Level 21: “Safety First” Sticker
  • Level 26: ‘Floor It’ Vehicle Skin
  • 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, meaning all players can access everything.

Best of luck with the beta and have fun with the M16 and M4 down the road!

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