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A Sneak Peek at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4

Beta Launch September 12th

Following the success of the Modern Warfare 2v2 Alpha, which was the biggest Alpha or Beta in Call of Duty history on PlayStation®4, the time has come to check out even more Multiplayer content: The Beta Test rolls out this week!

Get an early look at a collection of several maps and modes Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has to offer before it releases on October 25. Be among the first to experience the intense multiplayer action, ranging from the quick, close-quarter 2v2 Gunfight mode, to traditional 6v6 multiplayer gameplay and larger player count firefights. Try new gameplay mechanics, including bullet penetration, gun mounting, door breaching and night vision multiplayer gameplay maps featuring night vision goggles (NVGs) that allow for an amazing tactical experience.

Beta Weekends

There are two weekends of Modern Warfare Beta content, and each “weekend” lasts a total of around five days; scheduled to begin each Thursday morning at 10AM (PDT) and ending on Monday morning PDT (with exact content conclusion timing still to be decided).

Weekend 1: PlayStation®4 Exclusive Beta

The first Beta Test Weekend is exclusively for PlayStation 4 owners, running from Thursday, September 12 to the morning of Monday, September 16.

Weekend 1: Early Access

The first two days of the weekend—Thursday, September 12, and Friday, September 13,—are available for early access to players who have pre-ordered the Modern Warfare on PlayStation 4.

Weekend 1: Open

The rest of the Beta period, from Saturday, September 14, to the morning of Monday, September 16, is free to all PlayStation 4 owners. If you’ve got a PlayStation 4 and an internet connection, you should be good to go, though PlayStation®Plus may be a requirement in some territories.

a heavily armed soldier sneaks through a doorway to take aim at two enemy soliders

Weekend 2: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, & PC Beta (Crossplay)

The second Beta Test Weekend is for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC owners, starting from Thursday, September 19, and running to the morning of Monday, September 23.

PlayStation 4 owners: If you’re a PlayStation 4 owner, regardless of whether or not you pre-ordered the game, you can resume and continue to play the Open Beta free for the entire Weekend 2 period (both the Early Access and Open periods).

Weekend 2: Early Access

The first two days of the weekend—Thursday, September 19, and Friday, September 20,—are free to all PlayStation 4 owners and do not require a pre-order. In addition, anyone who has pre-ordered the game on Xbox One, or on PC via Blizzard Battle.net also can play starting Thursday, September 19. If you’re an Xbox One or PC owner and want to play Weekend 2 of the Beta for the longest possible time, be sure to pre-order.

Weekend 2: Open

The rest of the Open Beta period, running from Saturday, September 21, to the morning of Monday, September 23, is accessible to all players on PlayStation, Xbox One, or PC, regardless of pre-ordered status. If you’ve got an Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold is required to play. If you have a PC, a Battle.net account is required to play. Other than these prerequisites and an internet connection, you should have everything you need to play. And a reminder, the Weekend 2 of the Beta Test will include crossplay.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 4 screen shot of a soldier wearing a gas mask and carrying a large gun

Let the Beta Begin!

Expect an epic and ever-changing series of Maps, Playlists, and other content drops throughout the Beta Test Weekends, with surprises and a great deal of content to access! Also, the Activision Games Blog has a Beta Bootcamp Landing Page brimming with helpful articles on all facets of Modern Warfare. Be sure to check the Activision Blog page regularly throughout both Beta Weekends as they will continuously be updating information regarding getting started, Operators, HUD and Controls, Loadouts, Killstreaks, Field Upgrades, Maps, Modes, the Gunsmith, and more!

For more information on how to get the beta, read the Activision Blog, or look for additional information @CallofDuty and @InfinityWard on Social Media.


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Written by Laura Stewart

Laura is the Assistant Editor-In-Chief, a Writer and Hand to the Webmaster at 25YL. She has been part of the team since May 2017 when she began writing about her favourite TV show of all time: Twin Peaks. She currently Heads the Film, News and Gaming Departments.

Lula Fortune (Wild at Heart) and Lee Holloway (Secretary) are her spirit animals. Her other hobbies include singing horribly and rarely sleeping.

Laura lives down by the sea in Gower, Wales, with her husband and very special little boy.

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