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Will Modern Warfare 2 have a multiplayer beta? Infinity Ward, leaks, rumors & more

Published: 24/May/2022 19:16

by Joe Craven


With Activision and Infinity Ward confirming that CoD 2022 will be Modern Warfare 2 and a sequel to the 2019 title, many fans are wondering whether the game will have a multiplayer beta ahead of launch. Here, we run through everything we know relating to a Modern Warfare 2 Beta. 

Call of Duty: Vanguard is now well into its life cycle and, as is standard with Activision’s FPS franchise, fans are turning their thoughts to the 2022 title.

Rumors about a Modern Warfare 2019 sequel have turned into confirmation of Modern Warfare 2 from Infinity Ward, which will reportedly focus on conflict with Colombia’s infamous drug cartels.


With the game confirmed, many community members are wondering whether there’ll be a multiplayer beta, as has become fairly standard for the CoD series.

Modern warfare 2 Soap
MW2 will be the next mainline Call of Duty game after Vanguard.

Will there be a Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer beta?

Nothing relating to a Modern Warfare 2 beta has been confirmed by Activision, but leaks have started to appear online that strongly suggests there will in fact be an open beta prior to launch.

Naturally, this won’t be guaranteed until it is officially announced, but datamined info reveals there will be preorder bonuses that will give people Open Beta access.

It’s unclear if there will be timed windows depending on the tier of Modern Warfare 2 someone purchases (Standard, Cross-Gen bundle, Vault Edition, etc.) but it seems Activision and Infinity Ward are keen on getting people in the servers before its launch.


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A beta seems likely for MW2.

When is the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer beta & how will it work?

Again, this is purely speculative and based on historical precedent. Modern Warfare 2 will release on October 28 and if there were to be beta periods it would likely open weeks prior to launch.

We, therefore, expect any multiplayer beta to take place in late summer or early fall, coinciding with previous titles’ betas and allowing the devs time to implement changes and feedback.

PlayStation bonuses seem less likely this year, with Microsoft’s infamous acquisition of Activision Blizzard meaning Xbox bonuses are now more probable.

That’s all there is to say about the Modern Warfare 2 beta for now. We will update this page as and when more information is available.