Activision says the beta tests will feature a regularly updated roster of maps, playlists, “other content drops” and “surprises”.
PlayStation 4 Exclusive Beta
September 12 -13 (Early Access, PlayStation 4)
September 14 – 16 (Open Beta, PlayStation 4)
Beta featuring crossplay testing
September 19 – 20 (Early Access, PC and Xbox One; Open Beta, PlayStation 4)
September 21 – 23 (Open Beta, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox One)
The publisher detailed Modern Warfare’s multiplayer component in August. It will support over 100 players, although there’s no confirmation of a battle royale mode yet.
For the first time in the series PC and console players will be able to play together online via cross-platform play, while the game will ditch the franchise’s traditional season pass “in order to deliver a greater mix of more free maps, content and community events post-launch”.
A Call of Duty: Modern Warfare alpha test was held in August, offering participants the chance to try out the game’s new 2v2 Gunfight mode.
During a recent earnings call, Activision chief operating officer Coddy Johnson said the company has a number of surprises in store for the “breathtaking” Modern Warfare, “including the largest post-launch content pipeline in franchise history”.