Activision Blizzard has announced that anyone who pre-orders the digital edition of Modern Warfare II will receive early access to the game’s Campaign plus a host of previously announced rewards. This would grant you a week to complete the incredible multimission, single-player, glode-trotting operation before the game officially launches on 28 October.
The Campaign features missions in Europe, Asia and the Americas, and is set to be an incredible experience on numerous levels: offshore sieges with underwater combat, all-out explosive assaults from 30,000 feet above enemy strongholds, and high-stakes, low-profile stealth missions in both plain sights and under the cover of darkness.
Recap: Modern Warfare II Pre-order Benefits
Besides early access to the Campaign, there is free content that you can now access if you pre-order now which you can use in Call of Duty: Vanguard and Call of Duty: Warzone. You will also get Beta Early Access and the content available in Modern Warfare II at launch. For the full list of the benefits, you can check the blog post HERE but here is a quick rundown.
Preorder Modern Warfare II to receive:
- Up to one-week early access to the full Modern Warfare II Campaign, starting October 20(1).
- Access to the full game on October 28.
- Open Beta Early Access.
- Final Judgement Bundle: Immediate access to the Legendary “Deathknell” Operator Skin and the Legendary “Bloodthirsty” Weapon Blueprint for use in Vanguard and Warzone.
Preorder the Vault Edition of Modern Warfare II to receive:
- All previously listed rewards.
- Red Team 141: Four playable Multiplayer Operators — Ghost, Farah, Price, and Soap — each wearing a special masked outfit, which will be available during the Open Beta.
- FJX Cinder Weapon Vault: At Call of Duty: Next, we plan to share more details on this and the new Gunsmith, which will also be available during the Open Beta.
- Season One Battle Pass and 50 Tier Skips: If you purchase the Vault Edition after Season One, the free Battle Pass and Tier Skips apply to the current season.
- Ghost Legacy Pack: 20+ free items celebrating the Task Force 141 icon, for Modern Warfare (2019) and Warzone, unlocked upon pre-purchase.
Recap: Modern Warfare II Beta dates
In case you already heard, here is a reminder that pre-ordering gets you early access to the Open Beta of the game. The Modern Warfare II Open Beta will be free across all platforms and split into two playable Weekends. Early access is available for those with either digital or retail preorders:
Time to Play: Weekend One: First on PlayStation
The first Beta weekend is available on PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 and is scheduled to run from Friday, September 16 at 10 AM PT to Tuesday, September 20 at 10 AM PT / Saturday, September 17 at 1 AM GMT+8 to Tuesday, September 20 (APAC time). This weekend is for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players only. You are able to access the Beta without requiring the PlayStation Plus subscription service.
PlayStation Early Access: Those who preordered the game on PlayStation 4 or PlayStation 5, or those who received a Beta code, can begin playing the Beta on Friday, September 16 at 10 AM PT / Saturday, September 17 at 1 AM GMT+8.
PlayStation Open Beta: The rest of the weekend, from Sunday, September 18 at 10 AM PT to Tuesday, September 20 at 10 AM PT / Monday, September 19 at 1 AM GMT+8 to Tuesday, September 20 (APAC time), is accessible to all PlayStation players regardless of preorder status. PlayStation players can now experience the impressive amount of Beta content available in Modern Warfare II and can unlock rewards available in-game at launch.
Time to Play: Weekend Two: All Platforms (Crossplay)
The second Beta weekend is available on all console platforms and PC and is scheduled to run from Thursday, September 22 at 10 AM PT to Monday, September 26 at 10 AM PT / Friday, September 23 at 1 AM GMT+8 to Monday, September 26 (APAC time). Crossplay will be active, allowing you to party with friends and the greater community, no matter what hardware they play on.
PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5: No matter whether you preordered the game or not, Weekend 2 is a free Open Beta for all PlayStation 4 and 5 owners.
Xbox and PC Early Access: Those who preordered the game for Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S, or who pre-purchased for PC via Battle.net or Steam can begin playing the Beta on Thursday, September 22 at 10 AM PT / Friday, September 23 at 1 AM GMT+8. Xbox Live Gold Subscription is required for Xbox players, and PC players are required to have a Battle.net or Steam(9) account.
Xbox and PC Open Beta: The rest of the weekend, from Saturday, September 24 at 10 AM PT to Monday, September 26 at 10 AM PT / Sunday, September 25 at 1 AM GMT+8 to Monday, September 26 (APAC time), is accessible to Xbox and PC players regardless of preorder status. The entire community can now experience the impressive amount of Beta content available in Modern Warfare II. Xbox Live Gold Subscription will not be required for Xbox players, for this period only.
Recap: Call of Duty: Next
Mark your calendars for September 15, 2022, and expect a massive intel drop regarding the immediate future of Call of Duty during the Call of Duty: Next franchise showcase event! Expect many more details regarding Modern Warfare II, information on the next Call of Duty: Warzone, and more on the mobile version of Call of Duty: Warzone (also known as Project Aurora).
This multi-hour event also features a full Modern Warfare II Multiplayer reveal; a multitude of your favourite streamers at the event, playing the games in real-time; and unreleased information and surprises.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare II is set to be released on 28 October for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PC.