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Call Of Duty Modern Warfare Open Beta: How To Get In On PC Early

Cross-play is coming to all platforms.


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is gearing up for its second beta before the first-person shooter launches on October 25 for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One. Developer Infinity Ward has outlined what you can expect when the Modern Warfare beta, which is getting underway on all three platforms. It's now live for some on Xbox One and PC, while everyone on PS4 can dive right in. Infinity Ward has also outlined exactly what you can expect in terms of modes, playlists, and level cap for day one of the beta.

[Update: While the beta is still technically in early access on both PC and Xbox One, PC players can get in before the beta opens to everyone by watching two hours of the Modern Warfare beta on Twitch. You'll just need to connect your Twitch account with your one in order to qualify.]

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Now Playing: Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare - Multiplayer Beta Trailer

Posted on the Modern Warfare subreddit, the headlining feature of this second beta is cross-play on all platforms. Ground War, the game's massive 32v32 multiplayer mode, makes its first appearance with a new map called Karst River Quarry. Modern Warfare's second beta is open to those who pre-ordered on PC and Xbox One, and all PS4 owners (whether you pre-ordered or not). It will run from September 19-20, then immediately go into open access for all players from September 20-23.

If you play enough to reach level 10, you'll unlock a special shotgun in the full version of Modern Warfare.

Below, you can see the rundown on what will be available in the beta on Thursday, courtesy of another Infinity Ward post on Reddit.


  • 6v6 Gun Runner
  • 6v6 Hackney Yard (Day)
  • 6v6 Azhir Cave (Day)
  • 10v10 Grazna Raid
  • Game Mode Filter: TDM (Team Deathmatch)
  • Game Mode Filter: 10v10 HQ (Headquarters)
  • Game Mode Filter: 10v10 Dom (Domination)
  • Featured Playlist: Cyber Attack
  • Featured Playlist: 2v2 Gunfight

Infinity Ward also shared incoming bug fixes for Modern Warfare's second beta. Some of these fixes include addressing a "pull" players experience near doors, grenades getting stuck on doors, players getting stuck in parts of the map, and more. Additionally, Infinity Ward said it is investigating several other issues, including online server connectivity, weapon attachments not unlocking at the requisite level, and more.

While Infinity Ward hinted at adding battle royale to Modern Warfare, the studio insists battle royale isn't coming. Though the studio "love[s] battle royale," studio narrative director Taylor Kurosaki explained Infinity Ward has its hands full with other elements. "Campaign, multiplayer, Spec Ops---[battle royale] won't fit in the box! How much do you want?" Kurosaki said.

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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