Modern Warfare 2 Xbox and PC open beta release time, dates, Xbox Gold, Invasion mode, MORE | Gaming | Entertainment
Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2’s second beta weekend is about to get a whole lot bigger, as it opens up to all Xbox and PC users. The Modern Warfare 2 beta was previously only available to pre-order customers on Xbox and PC, but is about to open up to everybody, even without a pre-order. The Modern Warfare 2 open beta has a September 24 release date and a 6pm BST UK launch time.
The second Modern Warfare 2 beta weekend ends a few days later at 6pm BST on September 26.
It’s worth pointing out that PlayStation users can enjoy the entire beta weekend, regardless of pre-order status.
Unlike the initial beta period, an Xbox Gold subscription isn’t required to enjoy the beta, despite the online multiplayer element.
In terms of content, the Modern Warfare 2 beta contains a host of game modes and maps, including a brand new addition.
As announced by Activision on Twitter, the second beta weekend introduces the brand new Invasion mode.
“The #MWII Beta literally just got even bigger,” reads an Activision tweet. “Jump into Invasion, a new Ground War mode played on large scale Battle Maps, featuring a variety of land, sea and air vehicles – live now.”
Other multiplayer modes include Team Deathmatch and Domination, as well as Prisoner Rescue and Knockout.
As for the maps, players can currently check out Breenbergh Hotel, Farm 18 and Mercado Las Almas. Valderas Museum may also make a return, after being swapped for Breenbergh Hotel.
To make the beta weekends that little more special, players can unlock a selection of rewards simply by taking part.
Activision explains more: “No matter when or how you’re accessing the Open Beta1, get ready: You’re able to earn the biggest collection of free Beta rewards ever in Call of Duty history!
“A total of ten different reward items — including two Weapon Blueprints and an Operator Skin — can be earned throughout one or both Beta Weekends. These items can be equipped in the Beta as soon as you unlock them, and they are only available to unlock during the Beta itself. Don’t miss out!
“These special Beta rewards, available only if you earn them during the Open Beta, then become available at the launch of Modern Warfare II on October 28.”