Release Date, How to Access & More

Beta Release Date

The highly anticipated release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is just around the corner, and fans can expect a Beta version to be available prior to the full release. Betas not only allow players to get a sneak peek of the game, but they also provide valuable feedback to developers for further improvements. Here’s what you need to know about the MW3 Beta.

MW3 Beta Release Date

According to the official Call of Duty Twitter account, the MW3 Open Beta/Early Access will be available on the following platforms:

PlatformsEarly Access DatesOpen Beta Dates (Free)
PlayStation (Weekend One)Oct. 6 – Oct. 7Oct. 8 – Oct 10
All Platforms (Weekend Two)Oct. 12 – Oct. 13 (PlayStation Open Beta included)Oct. 14 – Oct. 16

PlayStation users will have the opportunity to experience Modern Warfare 3 Early Access during Weekend One, with an Open Beta for Multiplayer shortly after. Weekend Two will open the Beta to Xbox and PC players for Early Access, while PlayStation users can join the Open Beta. The Beta is expected to go live at 10 a.m. PT on the corresponding dates and will end at a similar time.

How to Access MW3 Beta

Players can gain early access to Modern Warfare 3 by participating in the free Open Beta weekends mentioned above. Pre-ordering or pre-purchasing MW3 will also grant players the Early Access version, giving them a head start. However, pre-ordering is not necessary to participate in the Open Beta phase.

Xbox users will not require a Live Core Subscription during Weekend 2 of the Open Beta, but they will need online access once MW3 officially releases. Those who pre-order the Vault edition will receive various rewards, including the Nemesis Operator Pack, two Weapon Vaults, and Blackcell ‘+30 Additional Tier Skips’.

Modern Warfare 3 Beta Expected Content

The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Multiplayer Open Beta will feature 16 revamped versions of maps from MW2. Players can look forward to the return of beloved destinations like Terminal, Rust, Wasteland, and Scrapyard. For a comprehensive overview of the MW3 maps revealed so far, you can check out our guide.

Image Source: Activision

Players can expect new experiences, particularly with Ground War, as well as exciting game modes and loadout selections. However, it’s important to note that internet access is required to participate in the Beta, and Carry Forward content cannot be accessed during this period. As more information becomes available, we will keep you updated.

About the author

Kristina Ebanez

Kristina is a Staff Writer at Twinfinite with extensive experience covering various games and genres. From Minecraft and The Sims 4 to anime and Call of Duty, she keeps a close eye on all the latest releases. Kristina is especially fond of the Metal Gear Solid series, Rockstar’s Bully, the Horizon franchise, What Remains of Edith Finch, and many more. Her dog is also an avid video game watcher, particularly when there are horses or cats involved. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo and has been gaming since her childhood in the beautiful islands.