Running throughout the last two weekends of September, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta will be available to play on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. The two-part Beta event will feature several playable game modes and maps, as well as unique rewards that will carry over once the game launches in late October.
So whether you’re chasing the scheduled start and end times, all the playable game modes and maps, or how to unlock all ten unique rewards, we have you covered in our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta Guide below.
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Modern Warfare 2 Beta Schedule: All Dates and Times
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta event will run over the last two weekends of September, with each weekend event spanning five days. It’s worth noting that the Beta is crossplay starting September 22, so players across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC can all play together.
A full breakdown of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta Event schedule can be found below.
Weekend One (PlayStation Exclusive)
Weekend One of the Beta is exclusive for PlayStation owners and will run from 10 AM PT Friday, September 16 to 10 AM Tuesday, September 20.
Weekend Two (Crossplay Beta)
Weekend Two of the Beta is all about crossplay. This Beta period will provide access to players across all platforms and will run from 10 AM PT Friday, September 16 to 10 AM Tuesday, September 20.
How to Access and Download the Call of Duty: MW2 Beta
The MW2 Beta is available to download and preload from the PlayStation Store, Xbox Store, Battle.net Store, and Steam Store. You can find more details regarding the Beta and where you can purchase the game when visiting Call of Duty’s Modern Warfare 2 Beta page.
All Maps and Game Modes Available in the Modern Warfare 2 Beta
The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta will feature four playable maps and five different game modes. For more details, be sure to check out the complete list of all available maps and game modes below:
It’s important to note that all game modes and maps will rotate daily, so there’s a chance that not every map and game mode will be available every day. You can keep up with all the latest playlist changes by visiting the official Call of Duty Twitter account.
All Beta Maps – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
How to Unlock All Free Beta Rewards
As you progress through the Modern Warfare 2 Beta, you’ll have the chance to unlock up to 10 unique in-game rewards that include an Animated Emblem and Player Card, an Operator Skin, two Weapon Blueprints, and even more. It’s also important to note that any unique rewards unlocked during the Beta will be available immediately at launch.
Joining the MW2 Open Beta after the first weekend? All weekend one rewards are still available to be unlocked. The only downside is that you’ll just have less time to achieve all the rewards on offer, which will require you to earn 290,000 XP to reach the maximum rank cap of level 30.
All Rewards Available During Beta Weekend One
To obtain all weekend one rewards, you will need to reach rank 15, which is equal to 87,500 XP. Here are all the unique items that can be unlocked during the first beta weekend that runs from September 16 to September 20.
All Rewards Available During Beta Weekend Two
To obtain all weekend two rewards, you will need to reach rank 30, which is equal to 290,000 XP. Here are all the unique items that can be unlocked during the second beta weekend that runs from September 22 to September 26.
Rank Progression Rewards
Check out our complete guide to All Rank Progression Rewards that are unlocked as you rank up to level 30 during the Beta event.
Should you pre-order the Vault Edition of MW2, you’ll receive the first-ever Weapon Vault, the FJX Cinder. In addition, players will also receive the classic Red Team 141 Operator Pack, which includes Ghost, Farah, Price, and Soap.
Both the FJX Cinder and Red Team 141 Operator Pack are available immediately and can be used throughout the beta period.
New Gunsmith Changes How Weapon Progression Works
The Gunsmith has received a significant update in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 that essentially revamps the original Loadout creation tool from Modern Warfare (2019). Infinity Ward’s goal for the overhaul was to create a much more explorative weapon builder that reduces repetitiveness.
And that they have done, as a brand-new mechanic called Weapon Platforms has been introduced, and it fundamentally changes the way that weapon progression now works in the game. Weapon Platforms are best described as a collection of up to five weapons within the same manufacturer that shares a pool of attachments. This is designed to help streamline progression and customization so that you can seamlessly swap between multiple playstyles on select weapons.
Learn more about all the Weapon Progression and Attachment changes in our Progression Guide below:
Modern Warfare 2 PC Beta System Requirements
Plan on playing the Modern Warfare 2 Beta on PC? Here are the minimum and recommended PC specifications that are needed to participate in the Beta.
MINIMUM SPECS FOR THE PUBLIC BETARECOMMENDED SPECS FOR THE PUBLIC BETAOS
Windows 10 – 64 Bit (latest update)
Windows 10 – 64 Bit (latest update)
Intel Core i5-3570 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600X
Intel Core i7-4770K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
RECOMMENDED GRAPHIC DRIVERS
All specifications require a broadband network connection and DirectX 12 Compatible system.
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