Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is getting a surprise beta test, but you can’t get in just by filling out an online form.
Summer Games Fest gave fans a first look at Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, the followup to the Modern Warfare reboot that started in 2019. After a thrilling level involving swaying ships and close-quarters combat, developer Infinity Ward surprised players with the announcement of a beta test. Fans will be able to check out the new gameplay features and guns before the general public as long as they know how to get in.
To get access to the Modern Warfare 2 beta test, players will need to preorder the game on their preferred platform.
Once Infinity Ward is ready to let players in, the game should notify users on their console or PC. From there, they can download the beta and hop right into the action.
Infinity Ward has not revealed the exact timeline for the beta, but there will probably be multiple tests across all platforms. Judging from previous Call of Duty beta tests, the next installment in the series will likely host multiple sessions before the October 28 release date.
PlayStation players will get access to the beta earlier than their Xbox and PC counterparts. The trailer stated that Sony console users will get access at least five days earlier than other platforms. There could also be an open beta test before the game’s launch.
As for what content the beta will include, it’s safe to say that the campaign mode will remain locked behind the full release. Players will likely only get a sneak peek of the multiplayer, which will probably also have a limited amount of available guns and maps.