Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II beta arrives next month, and here’s when you can play

The beta for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will arrive next month, with PlayStation players getting access first, followed by those on Xbox and PC. Infinity Ward shared the news on the CDL Champs (Call of Duty League Championship) tournament. As with the previous betas, the dates are separated by the console and whether you pre-ordered the game or not.

The first Early Access beta starts September 16-17 for PlayStation 4 and 5 players who have pre-ordered the game. This will be followed by the open beta for all PlayStation players, which starts on September 18 and ends on September 20.

The crossplay beta for players who pre-ordered the game on PlayStation, Xbox and PC will run from September 22-23, while the open crossplay beta for all platforms will begin on September 24 and end on September 26. Each session begins at 1:00 PM ET.

At CDL Champs, Infinity Ward also teased a new multiplayer map, called Grand Prix, which takes place on a race track. The map will be available to play during the beta.

If you haven’t pre-ordered the game yet, Infinity Ward says you’ll have the chance to receive a beta code that gives you early access. While it already gave away some codes during the tournament today, you’ll have more chances to get your hands on one from various streamers and YouTubers ahead of the beta’s start date.

We caught our first glimpse of Modern Warfare II in June, but Infinity Ward will reveal a lot more about the upcoming game on its Call of Duty: Next event (including a full multiplayer reveal), which will take place on September 15. Modern Warfare II launches on October 28 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC (via and Steam).

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