The Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 open beta for all players is set to go live on September 24th and run until September 26th, but it looks like Xbox players will need Xbox Live Gold before they can play.
While the game’s next beta is set to go live this weekend, it looks like Xbox users will actually need to have an Xbox Live Gold subscription to take part in the event, despite the fact that PlayStation users don’t need a Plus subscription (via charlierINTEL on Twitter).
It is unclear why this is the case, but it has been confirmed that there is also a PC limitation. While not expensive, players with a Battle.net or Steam account will need to make sure their platform has a mobile phone number linked to access the beta.
The Modern Warfare 2 beta began on September 16 with early access for those who pre-ordered. This was followed by the first PlayStation beta, which went live from September 18-20, and with two weekends to come, Xbox and PC players will finally be able to jump in and play. Players should be sent a code that gives them access before the scheduled beta period. With just days to go, the beta preload for Xbox and PC is now live so users can be ready for the big day.
For an in-depth look at the Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta schedule, check out our hands-on guide.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will launch on October 28 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC.
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