A Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta is coming first to PS5 and PS4 on the weekend beginning 16th September 2022. You will need a code to access the pre-release test for the first two days, but then it opens up for all PlayStation players from 18th September 2022 for three days. A PS Plus membership isn't required to play, but if you miss the first round of tests, the beta returns two days later on 22nd September 2022.

This is when the beta opens up to other platforms: Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC. Designed to test crossplay, you'll once again need a code to play the first two days, but then anyone can download the client and get playing for 48 hours from 24th September 2022. Just before all this kicks off, Infinity Ward will host the Call of Duty: Next event to reveal what's next for the series. Alongside Warzone 2, there'll be a full Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal.

An official Call of Duty blog post says the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta includes "a robust multiplayer experience going beyond the core 6v6 experience with a variety of meticulously designed maps of various sizes, and an equally impressive set of modes, progression experiences, and other aspects". One of the maps you'll get to play on is the new Marina Bay Grand Prix, which simulates a shootout at an F1 track. You can watch a flythrough of it in the video above.

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Playing the beta will unlock "a number" of in-game rewards for the full title, which are yours when you boot the full thing up at launch on 28th October 2022. If you've already pre-ordered the £99.99/$99.99 Vault Edition, though, you'll be able to play around with all four Red Team 141 Operators and the FJX Cinder Weapon Vault in the beta. You also won't need to worry about sourcing a beta code since the most expensive version bundles in instant early access to the pre-launch test. Either way, PS4 players must pay more than they did for Call of Duty: Vanguard.

With the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta now confirmed to be just over a month away, where are your hype levels at for the overall game? Don't forget team is your ultimate weapon in the comments below.

[source callofduty.com]