The Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 beta is coming to an end, although fortunately there’s a second weekend coming soon. If you’re a Call of Duty fan playing on PS5 or PS4, then consider this your final warning to play the first Modern Warfare 2 beta weekend. The first Modern Warfare 2 beta weekend has a September 20 end date, and a 6pm BST end time for fans living in the UK.
It’s good news for UK players, who have a full afternoon to enjoy the beta before it comes to an end.
Even better news is that the beta starts up once again just a few days later, with the second weekend kicking off on September 22.
While the second beta will initially only be playable by Xbox and PC pre-order customers, PlayStation users can take part for the entire weekend.
As a reminder, PS4 and PS5 customers don’t even have to subscribe to PS Plus in order to enjoy multiplayer.
Once you’ve installed the game and start playing, you’ll be able to enjoy a selection of game modes, including Team Deathmatch and Domination, as well as Prisoner Rescue and Knockout.
It’s possible Infinity Ward will add new game modes or swap out existing modes for the second beta weekend.
As for the maps, players can currently check out Breenbergh Hotel, Farm 18 and Mercado Las Almas. Valderas Museum may also make a return, after being swapped for Breenbergh Hotel.
As part of the upcoming game, Infinity Ward has also revamped the Gunsmith feature, letting players customise weapons like never before.
During the beta, players can Gunsmith the following weapons: M4, M16, Lachmann-556, FSS Hurricane, Lachmann Sub, Lachmann-762, FTAC Recon, LM-S, RAPP H, and the 556 Icarus.
To make the beta weekends that little more special, players can unlock a selection of rewards simply by taking part.
Activision explains more: “No matter when or how you’re accessing the Open Beta1, get ready: You’re able to earn the biggest collection of free Beta rewards ever in Call of Duty history!
“A total of ten different reward items — including two Weapon Blueprints and an Operator Skin — can be earned throughout one or both Beta Weekends. These items can be equipped in the Beta as soon as you unlock them, and they are only available to unlock during the Beta itself. Don’t miss out!
“These special Beta rewards, available only if you earn them during the Open Beta, then become available at the launch of Modern Warfare II on October 28.”