Running throughout the last two weekends of September, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta will be available to play on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. The two-part Beta event will feature several playable game modes and maps, as well as unique rewards that will carry over once the game launches in late October.
So whether you’re chasing the scheduled start and end times, all the playable game modes and maps, or how to unlock all ten unique rewards, we have you covered in our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta Guide below.
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Modern Warfare 2 Beta Schedule: All Dates and Times
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta event will run over the last two weekends of September, with each weekend event spanning five days. It’s worth noting that the Beta is crossplay starting September 22, so players across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC can all play together.
A full breakdown of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta Event schedule can be found below.
Weekend One (PlayStation Exclusive)
Weekend One of the Beta is exclusive for PlayStation owners and will run from 10 AM PT Friday, September 16 to 10 AM Tuesday, September 20.
- Early Access Beta – September 16 to September 17
- Kicking off at 10 AM PT on Friday, September 16, all PlayStation players that have pre-ordered the game will have a chance to participate in the early access beta.
- Open Beta – September 18 to September 20
- Starting from 10 AM PT on September 18, all PlayStation players (no pre-order needed) will have the opportunity to delve into the open beta. The event will end on September 20 at 10 AM PT.
Weekend Two (Crossplay Beta)
Weekend Two of the Beta is all about crossplay. This Beta period will provide access to players across all platforms and will run from 10 AM PT Friday, September 16 to 10 AM Tuesday, September 20.
- Early Access Beta – September 22 to September 23
- Kicking off at 10 AM PT on Thursday, September 22, all Xbox and PC players that have pre-ordered the game will have a chance to participate in the Early Access Beta. All PlayStation players will have free access to the Beta during this period.
- Open Beta – September 24 to September 26
- Starting from 10 AM PT on September 24, all players across every platform will have the opportunity to play in the Open Beta, whether you have pre-ordered the game or not. The event will end on September 26 at 10 AM PT.
How to Access and Download the Call of Duty: MW2 Beta
The MW2 Beta is available to download and preload from the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, Battle.net Store, and Steam Store. You can find more details regarding the Beta and where you can purchase the game when visiting Call of Duty’s Modern Warfare 2 Beta page.
All Maps and Game Modes Available in the Modern Warfare 2 Beta
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta will feature four playable maps and five different game modes. For more details, be sure to check out the complete list of all available maps and game modes below: