Ever since Activision revealed the Single Player campaign, many Call of Duty fans have been eagerly anticipating more information, new gameplay… something. Activision was hosting a Call of Duty tournament that would have climaxed at a “Championship Weekend.” On August 7, 2022 – The Call of Duty League climaxed as Call of Duty League Championship. The finals of Call of Duty League Championship pit two well-known teams: Atlanta FaZe, and LA Thieves. Before the finals started, Activision announced their next big livestream event: “Call of Duty Next.” The livestream will begin September 15, 2022. The very next day, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Open Beta will begin. But what is Call of Duty Next? According to Infinity Ward, it’s a franchise-wide livestream with announcements, reveals, and everything in between.
– What the imminent future of Call of Duty will look like, including many more details regarding Modern Warfare II, information on the next Call of Duty: Warzone, and more on the mobile version of Call of Duty: Warzone (also known as Project Aurora).
– A full Modern Warfare II Multiplayer reveal.
– A multitude of your favorite streamers at the event, playing the games in real time.
– [[REDACTED]] information and surprises!
Alongside “Call of Duty Next,” Infinity Ward released a smidge of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II’s visuals with a flythrough of “Marina Bay Grand Prix.”
At the same time, Infinity Ward announced the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Open Beta start and end dates. There will be two weekends of Modern Warfare II Multiplayer Beta:
Time to Play: Weekend One: First on PlayStation
The first Beta weekend is available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, and is scheduled to run from Friday, September 16 at 10 AM PT to Tuesday September 20. This weekend is for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players only. You are able to access the Beta without requiring the PlayStation Plus subscription service.
PlayStation Early Access: Those who pre-ordered the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, or received a Beta code, can begin playing the Beta on Friday September 16 at 10AM PT.
PlayStation Open Beta: The rest of the weekend, from Sunday, September 18 at 10AM PT to Tuesday, September 20, is accessible to all PlayStation players regardless of pre-order status. PlayStation players can now experience the impressive amount of Beta content available in Modern Warfare II, and unlock rewards available in-game at launch.
Time to Play: Weekend Two: All Platforms (Crossplay)
The second Beta weekend is available on all console platforms and PC, and is scheduled to run from Thursday, September 22 at 10AM PT to Monday, September 26. Crossplay will be active allowing you to party up with friends and the greater community, no matter what hardware they play on.
PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5: No matter whether you pre-ordered the game or not, Weekend 2 is a free Open Beta for all PlayStation 4 and 5 owners.
Xbox and PC Early Access: Those who pre-ordered the game for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, or pre-purchased for PC via Blizzard Battle.net or Steam, can begin playing the Beta on Thursday, September 22 at 10AM PT. Xbox Live Gold is required for Xbox players, and PC players are required to have a Battle.net or Steam account.
Xbox and PC Open Beta: The rest of the weekend, from Saturday, September 24 at 10AM PT to Monday, September 26, is accessible to Xbox and PC players regardless of pre-order status. The entire community can now experience the impressive amount of Beta content available in Modern Warfare II, unlock rewards available in-game at launch, and play together.
That’s not all, according to Infinity Ward, we’re gonna get teasers soon… “Between now and the Next event, Modern Warfare II lead developers Infinity Ward is set to pull back the curtain on aspects of developing the game, giving you unprecedented behind-the-scenes access to the innovations coming to the game. These series of intel drops will appear on IW’s Studio Channels with the first episode dropping soon.”
Championship Weekend had opportunities to earn items, and the biggest item you can possibly earn during Championship Weekend? Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Open Multiplayer Beta. I’m not kidding, there’s an entire section dedicated to exactly that…
While I was watching the Call of Duty League Livestream, I was treated to a notification…
I got it! I was ecstatic to get it. I will play the Open Beta, and give first Hands On impressions. I will also release videos to supplement the preview of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is scheduled to be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series S/X, and PC via Battle.net and Steam on October 28, 2022.