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How to play the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta

Bravo six, going into open beta.

The Call of Duty series has many titles, but none come close to the success of Modern Warfare when it comes to its overall popularity and sales.

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After the 2019 reboot of the first Modern Warfare game, fans have been wondering when Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will release—and the wait is getting shorter every day. Though Modern Warfare 2 is scheduled for an Oct. 28 release, dedicated fans won’t need to wait that long to try out the game.

Like previous years, Modern Warfare 2 will first be available in open beta, and PlayStation players will have even earlier access. The open beta will kick off five days earlier than any other platform on PS4 and PS5. Here’s how you can sign up for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 open beta.

How can you sign up for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2  beta?

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Players can sign up for MW2’s open beta by pre-ordering the game on their platform of choice. Alternatively, some players earned beta access as a viewership drop during the 2022 CDL Championship. But now, the best way to get access is to place a pre-order.

Here’s the full schedule for the beta:

MW2 beta weekend one – PlayStation only

  • Sept. 16 to 17: PlayStation early access
  • Sept. 18 to 20: Open beta on PlayStation

MW2 beta weekend two – Crossplay beta

  • Sept. 22 to 23: Early access on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC
  • Sept. 24 to 26: Open beta on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC

How many GB is Modern Warfare 2?

The full release of MW2 is likely to have a file size of over 45 GB. The remastered version of the game, which included the campaign, took up over 44 GB of storage. The full version with all the multiplayer maps will likely need a large chunk of space on your hard drive.

Call of Duty games have increased in size over the last few years. Even the major patches for the franchise can have a file size of over 30 GB, meaning you may need to reassemble your drives if you’re running out of space.

The beta, however, will likely be a bit smaller than the full game. The beta will reportedly be between 15 and 30 GB, according to PlayStation Game Size on Twitter.


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