Call of Duty: Next is also the prelude to the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Multiplayer Open Beta. It will feature a variety of maps – both a selection of Core maps from the modernized 16 originals in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 (2009), as well as new experiences in Ground War – modes, and a litany of new loadout options to choose from.
NOTE: Carry Forward content will not be accessible in the Modern Warfare III Multiplayer Beta.
Both Multiplayer Beta weekends will feature Early Access days (*2) as well as an Open Beta period, and it will be First on PlayStation. ® A PlayStation Plus subscription is not required (*3) (*4).
Internet access is required for participation.
More details are to come on the full Beta details, but start marking those calendars to include these important dates:
Weekend One – PlayStation® Exclusive
Available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, the first Beta weekend is scheduled to begin on Friday, October 6 at 10 A.M. PT and end on Tuesday, October 10 at 10 A.M. PT.
PlayStation Early Access: Those who preordered the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, can begin playing the Beta on Friday, October 6 at 10 AM PT.
PlayStation Open Beta: The rest of the weekend, from Sunday, October 8 at 10 AM PT to Tuesday, October 10 at 10 AM PT, is accessible to all PlayStation players regardless of preorder status.
Weekend Two – Crossplay
The second Beta weekend is for all platforms, and is scheduled to begin on Thursday, October 12 at 10 A.M. PT and end on Monday, October 16 at 10 A.M. PT.
PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5: This is a free Open Beta weekend for all PlayStation 4 and 5 owners, regardless of their pre-order status.
Xbox and PC Early Access: Those who preordered the game for Xbox Series X | S or on Xbox One, or who pre-purchased for PC via Battle.net or Steam, can begin playing the Beta on Thursday, October 12 at 10 AM PT.
An Xbox Live Core Subscription may be required for Xbox players, and a Battle.net or Steam (*5) account is required for all PC players.
Xbox and PC Open Beta: The rest of the weekend, from Saturday, October 14 at 10 A.M. PT to Monday, October 16 at 10 A.M. PT, is accessible to Xbox and PC players regardless of their preorder status.
WEEKEND 2 OPEN BETA NOTE: An Xbox Live Core Subscription will not be required for Xbox players, for this period only.