It won’t be long before everyone on PS4, Xbox One and PC will get a chance to play the Call of Duty Modern Warfare beta.
Activision has promised that there will be both open and closed sessions on each platform, along with cross-platform tests.
But that is something that is being planned for the end of the Modern Warfare beta, not the start.
Things are set to kick off later this week with the official closed Modern Warfare beta on PS4.
Activision has scheduled the start date as September 12 – at 6pm in the UK – but it should be noted that things have changed in the past.
The publisher likes to launch betas early, so there’s always a slim chance that something could spring up sooner.
For now, the Modern Warfare beta on PS4 is scheduled for Thursday, September 12, with some gamers receiving interesting emails today.
That’s because developers Infinity Ward has revealed that Modern Warfare beta codes will start being sent out today for those who have pre-ordered the game.
Here’s the latest on the situation, with an official COD message stating: “If you pre-ordered a physical PS4 copy, check your email tomorrow for a Beta Code and head to http://callofduty.com/redeem.
“If you pre-ordered a digital PS4 copy, you can pre-load the Beta tomorrow directly from the Playstation Store.”
So by pre-ordering the game straight from the PlayStation Store, you will have no need of a MW beta code on PS4.
And the good news is that pre-loading the beta will soon become available on the PlayStation platform.
The Modern Warfare beta preload will roll out between 10-11AM PDT on Tuesday, September 10.
For gamers in the UK, that should mean installing it at around 6-7PM BST in the evening.
It should also be noted that if you downloaded the previous 2v2 Alpha, the Beta is an entirely different file and requires a new preload.
Here’s more from Activision on the subject of beta codes and pre-loading the game this week:
“Check the email of the address that’s attached to your Call of Duty account. If you don’t see this email in your inbox, check your SPAM/Junk folder.
“If you find the Beta Codes email in either of these folders, make sure you mark these emails as “Not Spam” so you can continue to receive important messages from Call of Duty.
“Head to the callofduty.com/redeem and login with your COD account. If you don’t find the email in either place, or your beta code on the redemption site reach out to Player Support.
“Downloading the Beta (PS4): Once you’ve received your Beta Code, go to the PlayStation Store. Select ‘Redeem Codes’. Enter your Beta Code, and the download will begin.
“Downloading the Beta (Xbox One): Once you’ve received your Beta Code, go to the Microsoft Store. Select ‘Use a Code’. Enter your Beta Code and the download will begin.”
As mentioned above, the Modern Warfare beta will start on PS4 on September 12 and will then expand to other platforms later in September.
The first Beta Test Weekend is exclusively for PS4 gamers, running from Thursday, September 12 to the morning of Monday, September 16.
The open part of the Beta period, from Saturday, September 14, to the morning of Monday, September 16, is free to all PlayStation 4 owners.
The second Beta Test Weekend starts on Thursday, September 19, and will be available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. This is when Crossplay tests will begin and will also see all PS4 gamers have access from the start.
Anyone who has pre-ordered the game on Xbox One, or on PC via Blizzard Battle.net can play during the same period, followed by open beta access for everyone else on September 21.