Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Beta: Dates & rewards revealed
Fans are mere days away from the launch of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta. Here’s everything you need to know.
It’s almost time for the yearly reveal of Call of Duty’s latest installment. This time around, Infinity Ward hopes to deliver a better overall product than Sledgehammer Games’ Call of Duty: Vanguard, which by all accounts was a below-average title. In any case, that brings us to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. With the Call of Duty: Next event coming this Thursday, we expect to learn more about the Modern Warfare 2 Beta and see gameplay.
Today, we’ll be breaking down everything we know about the Modern Warfare 2 Beta, including the dates and recently revealed rewards. It’s Call of Duty season, so let’s prepare for the road ahead.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta dates & expectations
Infinity Ward has been quite clear regarding the upcoming Modern Warfare 2 Beta. PlayStation players are the priority, considering Sony’s exclusivity rights. As a result, that means those on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 have the first Beta weekend all to themselves.
According to IW, the first Beta dates are from September 16 to September 20. However, it’s worth noting that only those who pre-ordered Modern Warfare 2 can play the “early access” Beta on September 16 and 17. Subsequently, the Open Beta spans from September 18 to September 20 for PlayStation only.
For players on all other platforms, you’ll have to wait until weekend two from September 22 to September 26. Furthermore, the same pre-order rule applies from September 22 to September 23. Then, the Open Beta commences on September 24 and wraps up on September 26.
Here’s a complete breakdown of the Modern Warfare 2 Beta dates:
- PlayStation Early Access: September 16 - September 17
- PlayStation Open Beta: September 18 - September 20
- All Platform Early Access: September 22 - September 23
- All Platform Open Beta: September 24 - September 26
MWII Beta rewards revealed
Outside of playing Modern Warfare 2 early, the beta serves another purpose that most fans will enjoy. The Open Beta period features unlockable in-game rewards across both weekends. Although the first weekend is PlayStation-exclusive, you can still acquire those rewards during the second weekend.
The Modern Warfare II Beta rewards include emblems, charms, player cards, weapon blueprints, an operator, and much more.
Here’s a list of the Beta rewards you can unlock over the next two weekends:
- Smashed It Animated Emblem at level 2
- Buckle Up Charm at level 4
- Passed The Test Animated Player Card at level 6
- Operation First Blood Sticker at level 10
- Side Impact Weapon Blueprint at level 15
- Collision Operator Skin at level 18
- No Competition Vinyl at level 19
- Safety First Sticker at level 21
- Floor It Vehicle Skin at level 26
- Frontal Impact Weapon Blueprint at level 30
It’s unclear how much more Infinity Ward will reveal about the Modern Warfare 2 Beta during the event. However, we expect to learn about the highly-anticipated Warzone 2 and more about MW2’s multiplayer.
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Matt “MJP” Pryor began following esports in 2008 when Halo 3 was on top of the world. He is now a Fortnite fanatic who has watched the game’s casual and competitive development since the 2019 Fortnite World Cup. Matt plays the game often while reporting on everything from skin collaborations to tournaments and everything in between.