Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Open Beta Dates--PS4, Xbox One, And PC
The beta for 2019's CoD is wrapping up on PS4 before returning alongside Xbox One and PC versions later this week.
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's initial PS4 beta has concluded, but a second test is just around the corner and will include Xbox One and PC in addition to PS4. According to an update from the developer, early access for Xbox One and PC will begin at 10 AM PT on September 19, while this period will be home to an open beta on PS4. Players on all three platforms get access on September 20 at 6 PM PT. Among the content you can expect to find in this test is the new Ground War mode, with 32v32 matches on the new Karst River Quarry map.
Also notable is the inclusion of cross-play support, which Infinity Ward says you can opt out of if you want to avoid mixing controller users and keyboard and mouse users. There's also a special reward, the hammer shotgun, to be earned in the full game by reaching level 10 before the upcoming beta ends on September 23.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare's beta has officially begun its rollout. Like the recent alpha test that focuses on the 2v2 mode, this beta is available only on PS4--although Xbox One and PC players will also be able to try the game for themselves soon. Here are all the key dates and details to know about the CoD beta, including upcoming cross-play support.
After PSN pre-loading went live recently, the beta servers have come online, and you can start playing right now, provided you've pre-ordered Modern Warfare. The first beta runs September 12-13 on PS4, but this will then expand to an open beta available to all on PS4 from September 14-16. This is thanks to Activision's exclusive deal with Sony, which means PS4 players get a head start with the multiplayer beta.
Then starting September 19, all pre-order players on Xbox One and PC can start playing, in addition to everyone (no pre-order required) on PS4. And then starting September 21, the Modern Warfare beta opens to everyone across PS4, Xbox One, and PC.
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Importantly, this second beta testing period from September 19-23 includes cross-play support. Intriguingly, Modern Warfare's cross-play support unites players across PS4, Xbox One, and PC, becoming one of only a small handful of games to support this level of cross-play.
Similar to the betas for the previous Call of Duty games, it's unlikely progress will carry forward to the full game come launch in October.
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)
Modern Warfare launches on October 25 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The announcement of the beta was just one part of the many reveals recently, as Infinity Ward also announced an ambitious 100-player mode for the game and lots more.
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