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How to play Modern Warfare beta on PS4, Xbox One and PC

Published: 5/Sep/2019 19:14 Updated: 19/Sep/2019 16:53

by Eli Becht


The second weekend of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare beta is finally upon us, allowing players on all platforms to jump into the action. Here’s everything you need to know, from codes, start times, and cross-platform play.

We’ve already had an alpha and the first weekend of beta for PS4 players only, leaving PC and Xbox One players green with envy.

Thankfully, the beta is now available for everyone, meaning players on each platform can get a full experience of the multiplayer, with a variety of modes.

Infinity WardHere’s what you need to know about the Modern Warfare betas.

When does the Modern Warfare beta start?

Although it is available on all platforms, the beta is still limited to players with pre-orders for the first two days, Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20.

If you don’t feel like preordering and can’t get a code though, don’t panic, as the beta will be open to everyone, even without a preorder, on September 21-23, for PS4, Xbox One, and PC players.

Modern Warfare beta dates – PS4, Xbox One, PC

  • PS4 Early Access (pre-order players only): September 12-13
  • PS4 Open Beta: September 14-16
  • PC, Xbox One pre-order beta, PS4 open beta: September 19-20
  • PC, Xbox One, PS4 open beta: September 21-23

Modern Warfare beta start times

The private beta (for preorders) will start at 10AM PT / 1PM EST / 6PM BST, then on Saturday 21, the open beta will begin at 10AM PT / 1PM EST / 6PM BST.

Can you play Cross-Platform in the beta?

One of the biggest demands for many players leading up to the release is cross-play, allowing players from multiple platforms to compete alongside or against each other.

The big news is it’ll be completely cross-play with PS4, Xbox One, and PC, making it the first Call of Duty title in the series to do so.

If you’re not sure how this works, check out our full Modern Warfare cross-play guide here.

Infinity WardModern Warfare is bringing out the cross-play for the second beta.

Modern Warfare beta modes?

The alpha only featured the 2v2 Gunfight mode but the full beta will have a lot more content and modes to be played.

The popular Ground War playlist, which is set to hold up to 100 players per match, will be in for the second weekend of the beta, but so far only 32v32 has been confirmed.

The new Gunbench feature where players can customize their weapons is also be available here for players to try out.

Infinity WardThe action kicks off on September 12.

How to get a beta code?

The first few days of the Modern Warfare beta will be exclusive to those who have received a code for pre-ordering the game. If you don’t have one, you can enter our code giveaway here.

You can redeem your code on the Beta website.

However, if you’re patient, you won’t have to do any extra work to play in the betas. Anyone who pre-orders will get earlier access but it will eventually become open to anyone, entirely for free.

When the beta is open, you will be able to download it from the PSN Store, Xbox Store, and launchers on PS4, Xbox One, and PC respectively.

When does Modern Warfare release?

If you liked what you saw in the alpha and beta weekends, then you might be interested in knowing when you’re able to get your hands on the full release.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is set to release on October 25 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Last updated September 19, 12:45 EST.

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Best weapons to use in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 15:01 Updated: 5/Dec/2020 15:15

by Joe Craven


Just like every Call of Duty, Black Ops Cold War has a number of guns that prove incredibly popular amongst the competitive and casual community. Find out which ones you should be using. 

With Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War approaching a month old, there are a number of weapons that have been widely used in the community.

However, early buffs and nerfs have affected which weapons are at the top of the pyramid, with weapons like the MP5 and AUG Tactical Rifle being made significantly weaker than they were on launch.

If you wish to increase your KDA and overall success in Black Ops Cold War multiplayer, then be sure to check out our list of the best weapons below. You might even find a new weapon you’ve yet to try. 


AK-74u in Black Ops Cold War's Gunsmith
The AK-74u is a good bet for strongest SMG in the game.

While the MP5 dominated the early weeks of Black Ops Cold War, significant nerfs to its damage range mean other SMGs have had time to come to the forefront. The AK-74u is now arguably the strongest SMG in the game.

It’s high bullet velocity and damage output allow you to get shots off quickly, while a 40 round mag attachment ensures you can stay in the action for longer. Pair these with only modest recoil, and it’s easy to see why this is one of the best SMGs in the current build of BOCW.

Krig 6

Krig 6 in BOCW's Gunsmith
The Krig is now one of BOCW’s most powerful ARs.

Up next is the Krig 6. Like the AK-74u, this has risen to prominence off the back of nerfs to other ARs and Tactical Rifles. The Krig’s strength is in its damage and fire rate. While its recoil is moderate it is very predictable and vertical, meaning it is far easier than some other guns to overcome and compensate for.

Another weakness of the Krig is its iron sights, which are pretty poor. However, throwing a Microflex or Millstop sight on it should negate most of these issues.

Gallo SA12

Gallo SA12 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Gallo SA12 is a bit too Brecci like in BOCW.

The return of shotguns as secondaries has given players the chance to unleash a flurry of buckshot rounds in close-quarters fights. Not only does the Gallo SA12 (SPAS-12) look incredibly cool, it’s also an absolute monster on the game’s more urban maps. While the Gallo SA12 may not have the oneshot potential of the Hauer 77, the gun’s high rate of fire more than makes up for this. 

Tapping the trigger will allow you to constantly pepper your target with high burst rounds, dropping them within seconds. The hipfire of this shotgun is also incredibly accurate, so you don’t even need to waste time aiming down sights. Simply find a nice choke point on a map and begin farming kills whenever any players dare to enter your view.


M16 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The classic burst rifle is back and it packs a mean punch.

This iconic burst rifle has returned in dominant fashion in Black Ops Cold War, and it’s a great pick for those that want to wrack up the kills. The three-round burst offers reliable damage and accuracy across all engagement ranges, making it extremely versatile. 

It’s often best to keep your distance from close-quarter engagements and instead focus on favorable picks in the mid to long-range. This will enable you to catch any pesky SMG users before they can even get to you. 

While the AUG was nerfed to a point of being unviable at the highest levels, the M16 remains incredibly powerful, despite the slight nerfs it received.

Type 63

Type 63 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The Type 63 is one of the most satisfying guns to use in Black Ops Cold War.

The Type 63 is a great pick for those that prefer a more methodical approach to combat. This tactical rifle is capable of killing an enemy in just two shots (one body shot and one headshot), allowing you to instantly drop even the best CoD players. 

While its semi-auto firing pattern can leave you high and dry in close-quarters fights, its impeccable accuracy and damage make it devastating on the game’s larger maps and modes.


AK-47 Black Ops Cold War
Activision / Treyarch
The AK-47 continues to prove incredibly popular amongst the CoD community.

Following the nerf to the AUG and the FFAR 1, this reliable old rifle has grown to be one of the strongest in all of BOCW. The slower rate of fire and can make it rather unwieldy when compared to the other assault rifles on the list, but its high damage output can give it an edge.

While past iterations of the AK-47 have been unusable because of significant recoil, this one is incredibly balanced and talented players will be able to control it at even longer ranges. You might be occasionally outgunned by a Tactical Rifle but, for the most part, you’ll be able to compete with just about any opponent.

So there you have it, these are the best guns to use in Black Ops Cold War.  If you want to keep updated with all the latest Call of Duty news and updates, then follow us over on @DexertoIntel.