The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II beta could start in a few months, according to a retail listing. Amazon’s product pages suggest that the beta, which is not yet fully fleshed out, could begin in August.
The page for Modern Warfare II on PS5 states that players who pre-order will receive their beta code in August. The Xbox Series X|S page, meanwhile, is getting a little more specific. It says those who pre-order before August 15 will unlock early access to the open beta. This could indicate that the open beta will start sooner. the lists, that were discovered by Tom Hendersonstay online.
Past Call of Duty games have undergone both alpha and beta testing, with PlayStation users coming in first as part of Sony’s deal with Activision. Whether Modern Warfare II will have an Alpha test in addition to a beta test remains to be seen.
The Modern Warfare II beta page confirms that anyone who pre-orders or pre-purchases a version of the game will get early access to the test. Specific timing for the start of the beta and its duration have not yet been announced. Codes for the beta will be sent “close to the beginning” of the start date.
Once the early access period ends, anyone can join when it becomes an open beta, but again, Activision hasn’t announced any dates yet. Progress and experience from the beta will not carry over to the full game, which is by default.
Modern Warfare II launches on October 28 for Xbox, PlayStation, and PC. For more information, check out GameSpot’s Modern Warfare II preview in the video above and our written impressions for the new Call of Duty. In addition to Modern Warfare II, Activision will release Warzone 2.0 later this year.
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