Call of Duty Modern Warfare II beta starts today! How to get the CoD Steam Early Access

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare II beta starts today! How to get the CoD Steam Early Access
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Find out how to play the new Call of Duty game early.

UPDATE 24.09: The tests are now open to everyone. You can now play MW2 open beta on Steam and for free!

The multiplayer component in the Call of Duty series has always been an essential part. Some players don't even touch the story mode. If you're a fan of the franchise, you'll definitely want to know how to get early access to the Call of Duty MWII beta, which will open to everyone in a couple of days. Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about joining it.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 early access beta schedule - release time and date

The tests for PC players with early access start today, September 22. Depending on your region, the beta goes live at the following time:

  • United States - 1 pm EDT / 10am PDT
  • Europe - 7 pm CEST
  • United Kingdom - 6 pm BST

The early access is available for gamers who pre-ordered Call of Duty Modern Warfare II on Steam or However, this is not the only way to get your beta key. Learn how you can get one by reading the rest of our article.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 early access beta keys - how to get a key for the beta on Steam and

There are two ways to snag a code for the CoD MWII beta and play it early. The first one is to pre-order the game.

Players who pre-order any edition of Call of Duty Modern Warfare II (2022) are guaranteed early access to the tests. Below you can find the best deals for the upcoming new installment in the series:

If you decide to purchase the Vault Edition, you will also be able to play the campaign up to a week before the official release, which is October 28, 2022.

The second option is to buy an early access Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 beta key from a keyshop. There are plenty of offers on codes for Steam and Battlenet.

If you are only interested in checking out the multiplayer modes, this may be a better choice than paying the title's full price. Below is a list of the best deals on the Call of Duty MW2 early access beta key:

Once you get your beta key, you can redeem it on the official Call of Duty Redemptions page. When you get there, log in with your account, enter your code, select a platform (Steam or, choose your location, and click the "SUBMIT" button.

Access will be granted on the gaming platform of your choice. Now you only need to wait for the launch of the beta to enjoy it!

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 beta content - list of game modes and maps included

The number of features in the beta is really impressive! You surely won't get bored this weekend. Below you can find a list of game modes that will be available:

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Domination
  • Hardpoint
  • Knock Out
  • Prisoner Rescue
  • Search and Destroy
  • Ground War
  • Ground War Invasion

Starting your game time earlier is a good way of testing it without stress. We're sure you won't be complaining about a lack of players in each mode, as the tests in entries to this franchise have always been very popular. As for the maps featured, here is a confirmed list:

  • Farm 18
  • Valderas Museum
  • Mercado Las Almas
  • Breenbergh Hotel

Currently, there is no information if more maps will be available during this test period.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 beta rewards - get exclusive in-game goodies!

While any progress you make during the beta won't carry over to the full version of the game, you can still get some in-game items that will be available to you at release.

There are ten items to earn, including the Collision Operator Skin! All you need to do is reach a certain level and claim the reward. Here's a complete list of what you can unlock:

  • Level 2 - "Smashed It" emblem
  • Level 4 - "Buckle Up" charm
  • Level 6 - "Passed the Test" player card
  • Level 10 - "Operation First Blood" stick
  • Level 15 - "Side Impact" weapon blueprint
  • Level 18 - "Collision" operator skin
  • Level 19 - "No Competition" vinyl
  • Level 21 - "Safety First" sticker
  • Level 26 - "Floor It" vehicle skin
  • Level 30 - "Frontal Impact" weapon blueprint

Are you planning on joining the early access beta of Call of Duty Modern Warfare II (2022)? Share your impressions of the tests once they kick off in the comments section or on our new Discord server.

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