Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Beta Pre-Loading Is Live On PS4, Xbox One, PC

The key to a good battle plan is preparation.

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The beta for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has begun pre-loading on PC and Xbox One in addition to PS4, so you can load up your version of choice to be ready for the impending test. The beta starts for all platforms today, September 19, although only PC and Xbox One players who have pre-ordered can pre-load or play during the first stage of this weekend's test. If you're eligible, you can hit the links below to start pre-loading now; those on PC can do so through the Blizzard Battle.net client.

The pre-load comes on the heels of a successful first beta test that ran from September 12-15. That one was exclusive to PS4 owners, but another test planned for the weekend of September 19 will expand to PC and Xbox One pre-orders as well. It will include the first taste of the massive Ground War multiplayer mode, as well as the ability to throw down against other players cross-platform. According to an FAQ, you can opt out of cross-platform play if you only want to play with your own platform compatriots. You can also earn a shotgun by participating in the beta.

Meanwhile, Infinity Ward recently revealed that the campaign will be around the length that you've come to expect from a Call of Duty title, though studio narrative director Taylor Kurosaki did say that the hour count can vary.

One thing Modern Warfare definitely won't have, though, is a battle royale mode. The studio said while it loves battle royale, it's just not pursuing that direction for this game. Kurosaki joked that with all the other modes, battle royale "won't fit in the box" and asked, "how much do you want?!"

Modern Warfare releases on October 25 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. For more details, check out our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare pre-order guide.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Beta Details

PS4 Exclusive Beta Dates

  • September 12-13 (Early Access, PS4)
  • September 14-16 (Open beta, PS4)

Cross-Play Beta Dates

  • September 19-20 (Early access, PC and Xbox One; open beta, PS4)
  • September 21-23 (Open beta, PS4, Xbox One, and PC)

Cross-Play Beta Start Times

  • September 19 (PS4 open beta; Xbox One/PC early access)
    • 10 AM PT
    • 1 PM ET
    • 6 PM BST
    • 3 AM AET (September 20)
  • September 20 (PS4, Xbox One, PC open beta)
    • 6 PM PT
    • 9 PM ET
    • 2 AM BST (September 21)
    • 11 AM AET (September 21)

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