Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s open beta for all players is set to go live on September 24 and will run until September 26, 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 appears that Xbox users will already be required to sign up for Xbox Live Gold to participate in the event, despite the fact that PlayStation users do not need a Plus subscription (via Charler on Twitter).
It is not clear why this happens, but it has been confirmed that there are limitations on the PC as well. Although it’s not expensive, players with a Battle.net or Steam account will need to make sure their platform has an associated phone number to access the beta.
Modern Warfare 2’s beta begins September 16th with early access for pre-orders. This was followed by the first PlayStation beta, which launched on September 18-20, and as the weekend approaches, Xbox and PC players will finally be able to come in and play. Players must be sent a code that grants them access before the scheduled trial period. With only a few days left, the beta pre-load for Xbox and PC is now available so users can prepare for the big day.
For a step-by-step breakdown of the Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 trial schedule, check out our hands-on guide.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is set to release on October 28 for Xbox One and Xbox Series X | S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC.
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