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Activision’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reboot releases next month, but players will soon have a chance to try it out on all platforms for free. Activision is hosting a CoD: Modern Warfare open beta this week on PS4–albeit with some restrictions–and if you’re eligible for this particular test, you can now begin preloading it on PSN.
The first Modern Warfare open beta session takes place on PS4 from September 14-16. However, if you’ve pre-ordered any edition of the game, you’ll be able to access the beta early on September 12 and 13. If you pre-ordered the game digitally, you can now grab the beta client from the PlayStation Store and preload it ahead of the first session; if you reserved a physical copy, you’ll receive a beta code via email. The client is a hefty download, weighing in at 27.52 GB.
The next Modern Warfare beta session begins on September 19. On that date, Xbox One and PC players who’ve pre-ordered the game (in addition to all PS4 players, whether or not you’ve pre-ordered it) will be able to participate in the beta. Finally, on September 21, the beta will expand to all PS4, Xbox One, and PC players until September 23.
The second beta session is notable because it gives players their first chance to try out cross-play in Modern Warfare. This year’s Call of Duty game is one of a small (but growing) handful of titles that support the feature, allowing players to play with each other across PS4, Xbox One, and PC. You can read more details in our Modern Warfare beta roundup. You also have a chance to win a code for the beta in GameSpot’s Modern Warfare beta giveaway.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches on October 25. Unlike last year’s entry in the series, Black Ops 4, it will feature a traditional campaign; however, it probably won’t have a battle royale mode. If you’re interested in securing a copy, be sure to 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 PS4, Xbox One, And PC Beta Dates
- September 19-20 (Early access, PC and Xbox One; open beta, PS4)
- September 21-23 (Open beta, PS4, Xbox One, and PC)
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