Call of Duty announces dates for Modern Warfare II beta, franchise showcase event

Get ready for the Call of Duty beta in September

This year’s entry in the Call of Duty franchise is right around the corner, and while we’re gearing up for the release on October 28, Activision has a ton of stuff lined up to keep us satiated until then. During the conclusion of the 2022 season of the Call of Duty League, players got a teaser for the upcoming Call of Duty: Next presentation, which is an “era-defining franchise event showcasing the immediate future of Call of Duty” that will be broadcast on September 15.

The presentation will highlight what’s next for Call of Duty, including updates on Modern Warfare IICall of Duty: Warzone, as well as the mobile version of Warzone known as Project Aurora. Activision will also be doing a full reveal of the multiplayer from MWII, which will include our favorite streamers “playing the games in real time.” There is also a promise of other surprises, so we have even more to look forward to when the time comes.

The following day marks the first weekend of the Call of Duty: MWII beta.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II beta schedule
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II beta schedule covers two weekends.

Here’s when you can play the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II beta on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox

Weekend 1 is available for those who pre-ordered the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, or those who received a beta code, and begins September 16 at 10AM PST. The rest of the weekend, starting at 10AM PST on September 18, is available to all players on PlayStation platforms regardless of pre-order status.

Weekend 2 is the same, but includes all platforms — anyone who has pre-ordered the game or secured a beta code on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, or pre-purchased for PC on Battle.net or Steam, can begin playing the beta at 10AM PST on Thursday, September 22.

Xbox and PC players can join for the rest of the open beta weekend, starting Saturday, September 24 at 10AM PST through Monday, September 26 regardless of their Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II pre-order status. PlayStation players are free to partake in Weekend 2 as well.

Noelle Warner