What time does the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare open beta begin? What are the dates of the beta weekends? Infinity Ward's latest is about to kick off on PlayStation 4 with an open beta test, allowing players to trial the game's online multiplayer ahead of release. What are all the details? In this guide, we'll go through everything so you can stay in the know.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare open beta - dates and times

The Modern Warfare beta test takes place over two five-day "weekends" in September 2019. It gets a little complicated, as PS4 users get more time with the beta than other platforms, so let's lay it all out below.

The first beta weekend is over, so here's the up-to-date schedule.

Weekend 2 - all platforms (cross-play)

Dates: Thursday 19th September to Monday 23rd September

Early Access: The first two days within the above period are available to all PS4 users, as well as those who have pre-ordered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on other platforms. Everyone else will be able to start playing from Saturday 21st September.

Start Time: Thursday 19th September

  • North America: 10am PDT / 11am MDT / 12pm CDT / 1pm EDT
  • UK/Ire: 6pm BST
  • Europe: 7pm CEST / 8pm EEST
  • Asia/Oceania: 2am JST / 1am AWST / 3am AEST

End Date: Monday 23rd September

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When can you preload the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare open beta?

You'll be able to download the Modern Warfare beta ahead of time to ensure you can start playing from the second it goes online. Here's when preload will begin rolling out:

Tuesday 10th September

  • North America: 10am PDT / 11am MDT / 12pm CDT / 1pm EDT
  • UK/Ire: 6pm BST
  • Europe: 7pm CEST / 8pm EEST
  • Asia/Oceania: 2am JST / 1am AWST / 3am AEST

Is PlayStation Plus required to play the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare open beta?

Activision's wording on this subject is as follows: "If you’ve got a PlayStation 4 and an internet connection, you should be good to go, though PlayStation®Plus may be a requirement in some territories."

Unfortunately, we don't know which specific regions require PS Plus to play the beta. You'll have to give it a try. If we learn any more, we'll update this guide.

What content is included in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare open beta?

There aren't many details out there with regards to what's included in the Modern Warfare beta. Activision says to "Expect an epic and ever-changing series of Maps, Playlists, and other content drops throughout the Beta Test Weekends, with surprises and a great deal of content to access!"

Call of Duty focused website Charlie Intel lists a handful of modes and features:

  • Gunfight 2v2 Mode
  • 6v6 Maps
  • Larger Player Count Modes
  • Gunsmith Weapon Customization System
  • And more

Will you be checking out the open beta for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare? Check those corners in the comments below.

[via blog.activision.com, charlieintel.com]