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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II details announced and more; Here's how to download and play the Multiplayer Open Beta

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II's multiplayer mode has been revealed with a new trailer and updates from the devs. Here's where you can check out all the latest on Modern Warfare II, and also find out how to download the Open Beta.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II is now finally available for Beta testing. Announced at the Call of Duty Next Showcase, Modern Warfare II Open Beta is launching phase-wise for the different platforms. Open Beta of Modern Warfare II is already available to PlayStation players who have Early Access. It will soon launch for Xbox and PC as well, therefore read on for all the details on how to try your hand at the Open Beta. If you’re wondering if it’s worth it, stay till the end for all the latest information and updates on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II.  

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Open Beta is now live

The Open Beta for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will let you try out the game for a week before it finally launches on October 18. It is already live for PlayStation players as the Open Beta launched as Early Access on September 16 through September 17. The Open Beta went live to all PlayStation players on September 18, and closes today. The Open Beta can be downloaded again on September 22 and 23, as part of Early Access on Xbox, Battle.net and Steam. This is when all PlayStation players will also be able to try their hands on the game. From September 24th-26th, the Open Beta goes live again for all players on Xbox and PC as well. In case all of this sounds too confusing, here’s a table for a quick look-see. 

DATES

AVAILABILITY

September 16-17 Open Beta available for PlayStation players with Early Access
September 18-20 Open Beta available for all PlayStation Players
September 22-23 Open Beta available for Xbox, Battle.Net, Steam players with Early Access; Also for all PlayStation Players
September 24-26 Open Beta available for all Xbox, PlayStation, Battle.Net, Steam players

Follow these steps to download your Open Beta (for Early Access to the Open Beta, you need to pre-order the game right now).

  • Check in to the page of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Open Beta
  • Scroll down and select your platform.
  • You will now be required to choose from two editions of the game- Cross-Gen Bundle and Vault Edition. Once you select the desired edition, you will be redirected to the store page of your platform from where you can download the game for free. 

If you're looking to jump the wagon, you can pre-order Call of Duty Modern Warfare II as well. Once again, scroll down, select your platform and edition of the game that you want to buy and you'll be redirected to the platform store. Find out the price and other details below. 

Other Details

Call of Duty’s Modern Warfare II is a highly anticipated game from Call of Duty, launching on October 18. It is coming to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S, and PC via Steam and Battle.net launcher. There are two editions of the game now available. The Cross-Gen Bundle, containing a Final Judgement Bundle and a Khaled Al-Asad Operator Bundle, is priced at Rs 4,999. The Vault Edition not only offers the Cross-Gen Bundle benefits but also comes with additional content for Rs 6,699. It contains the Ghost Legacy Pack, Red Team 141 Operator Pack, FJX Cinder Weapon Vault and Battle Pass + 50 Tier Skips. 

New modes

A new 3rd person mode has been introduced. Along with it, is 6v6 mode, Knockout mode, and Prisoner Rescue mode. Prisoner Rescue’s gameplay demo looks very interesting. It is an Attack and Defend round-based mode. Special Ops is another new mode focusing on two-player missions, where one player can be on air support, while another is on the ground. 

New Maps

We’ve been introduced to a battle map called Sariff Bay, which is a fishing town. It exhibits a combination of a harbour with boats, and a town with tight little alleyways. Mercado Las Almas is another map for 6v6 map- it is a street market in a historic section of Mexico. Invasion is a big war map that we were also told about.

Movements

New, dynamic movement features have been introduced with Modern Warfare II’s Multiplayer mode, like aquatic combat with unique ballistics and weapons for underwater. A new ‘ledge hang mechanic’ has been introduced which will let you dive down on the ground to get out of the firing range, in case you don’t understand where it’s coming from.  

New Items

The trailer demonstrated a drill charge, shock stick, and an inflatable decoy. The Heartbeat sensor is back with a new look, and there’s a battery mechanic, which is why is exhaustible. Tack cams will available to mark your enemies for your team.