Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 comes to our various platforms on October 28th, 2022.
That may seem distant, however, the time will fly in-between as we expect more gameplay trailers, leaks, possible alpha testing, and of course the Modern Warfare 2 open beta.
So when might the Modern Warfare 2 beta release date be? Well, if you have been glued to MW2 news of late, you will have spotted a slight mistake from Amazon, where they posted a ‘Beta Code qualifier’ message when the Modern Warfare 2 became available to pre-order.
The message stated “Pre-Order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II for any platform by August 15th, 2022 to unlock early access to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Open Beta. Must be shipped and sold by Amazon. Codes will be sent on August 15th.“
While this could simply be human error and doesn’t really indicate a release date, it could put us in the same ball-park dates as Vaguards open beta.
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Modern Warfare 2 beta release date prediction
Activision confirmed that all pre orders of the game will come with beta access but when is it? Well, Amazon US recently stated the following:
“Pre-Order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II for any platform by August 15th, 2022 to unlock early access to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Open Beta. Must be shipped and sold by Amazon. Codes will be sent on August 15th.“
Whether MW2 will be available for both the PS4 and PS5 simultaneously is unknown, however, we saw a similar staggered roll-out beta access with Vanguard.
This makes it hard to know who would get to play first and if August 15th is just a date they hand out codes to those that pre-ordered in time for the beta event.
We predict that the possible Modern Warfare 2 beta release date to be somewhere around 8 weeks before launch.
With the release of Modern Warfare 2 set for Friday, October 28th, 2022.
We predict that the MW2 beta release date will be between September 2nd and September 9th for those on PlayStation.
Hopefully, they throw everyone into the MW2 beta by September 15th, 2022, however, the date for your diary could be earlier.
Last years open beta dates:
- Friday, September 10th to Monday, September 13th: Early Access on PlayStation (beta access required)
- Thursday, September 16th to Friday, September 17th: Open Beta on PlayStation, Early Access on Xbox + PC (beta access required)
- Saturday, September 18th to Monday, September 20th: Open Beta on PlayStation, Xbox, PC (free for all players)
Looking at previous years, the timing seems right, giving developers enough time to stress servers and iron out major bugs before the launch.
Call of Duty hit a rough period somewhere around 2013 and the franchise was slowly declining in popularity.
If it wasn’t for the free-to-play mode Warzone, the franchise may have never recovered, however, the success of the battle royale shooter speaks for itself.
This makes MW2 a pivotal game for the franchise, not necessarily make or break, seeing as the free-to-play Warzone and mobile games are two of the most popular in the world.
Possible Modern Warfare 2 Beta dates for all platforms
Based on the previous Call of Duty game launches, we know that there will be early access to the beta for those who pre order the game. A MW2 open beta will closely follow.
We will see the beta hit PS4 and PS5 first, meaning those on Xbox and PC platforms may have to wait a couple of extra days, possibly pushing the beta date to somewhere around September 15th, 2022.
How To Get Free Access To The Modern Warfare 2 Beta
By viewing the Call Of Duty League Championship weekend in early August, players will be able to have a chance to receive a free code as a drop for their viewership. It’s unclear how many codes will be sent out though, so it’s worth getting in there early to have the highest possible chance.
Modern Warfare 2 Beta file size
The Call of Duty Vanguard Beta file size was around 8GB and we expect much of the same for MW2.
You know how big these games have been in recent years, so prepare for a large beta file size.
Will Modern Warfare 2 have an Open Beta?
Yes, early access to the Modern Warfare 2 open beta is one of the pre order benefits. It is unknown when the Beta officially starts and how long it will last but based on previous years, we suspect somewhere between 3-7 days of action.
How to get a MW2 Beta code
Your best bet to secure a MW2 beta code is to pre order the game before August 15th, 2022. This could be the date Activision sends out the beta codes, although it is unconfirmed.
It is unknown how open the open beta will be but we are sure that if you own Modern Warfare 2 prior to the beta event, you should receive a code.
How long will the MW2 Beta be?
The previous Call of Duty – Vanguard, split its open beta early access over two weekends.
The first weekend was a PlayStation-exclusive open beta, giving those on PS4 and PS5 three days to get stuck into the beta. The beta than ran for everyone else for an official four days (2 more days were added after).
Based on last year, we predict to see another 4-7 days of action for MW2.
Will the Modern Warfare 2 Beta be on PlayStation first?
Yes, it is officially going to be a PlayStation exclusive
Vanguard featured a PlayStation exclusive for those who pre ordered the game, giving them three days of uninterrupted fun.
We had hoped that there is no platform-exclusive this time around and that everyone can get stuck in at the same time to truly put the servers under stress but it looks like Xbox and PC players are going to be waiting a few extra days once more.
Will there be a MW2 Beta on Xbox?
Yes, Modern Warfare 2 is cross-platform and everyone who pre-orders the game will gain access to the open beta.
Is the Modern Warfare 2 Beta going to be multiplayer?
while it may be speculation at this stage, the norm for a Call of Duty beta is strictly only multiplayer. Activision may showcase some of the campaign at a games show or for a teaser trailer but the majority will probably only get to play multiplayer before launch.
How to play the Modern Warfare 2 Beta
Anyone who pre orders Modern Warfare 2 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC (Steam/ Battle.net) will receive access to the MW2 beta.
Will there be a Modern Warfare 2 Alpha?
This is largely unknown, however, we were treated to a Vanguard Alpha last year and saw quite a lot of hype built around the title pre-launch.
Unfortunately, the alpha last year was restricted to PS4/ PS5 game owners only, giving them a full weekend testing out ‘Champion Hill‘ a small 2v2/3v3 PVP game mode.
When did the Modern Warfare (2019) beta come out?
The open beta began on Thursday, September 19th, 2019 for all PS4 owners. In addition, anyone who pre-ordered the game on Xbox One, or on PC via Blizzard Battle.net were able to start playing Thursday, September 19th the same year.