Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s open beta for all players is set to go live on September 24 and run until September 26, but it looks like Xbox players will need Xbox Live Gold before they can play.
With the game’s next beta set to go live this weekend, it looks like Xbox users will actually need an Xbox Live Gold subscription to participate in the event, despite PlayStation users not needing a Plus (via charlierINTEL on Twitter).
It is not clear why this is the case, but it is confirmed that the PC also has a limitation Although not expensive, players with a Battle.net or Steam account will need to ensure that a mobile number is linked to gain access to their respective platforms. the beta
Modern Warfare 2’s beta began on September 16 with early access for those who pre-ordered. This was followed by the first beta for PlayStation, which went live on September 18-20, and with two weekends to come, Xbox and PC players will finally be able to jump in and play. Players should send a code granting them access before the scheduled beta period. With just days to go, beta pre-loading for Xbox and PC is now live so users can get ready for the big day.
For details on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta period schedule, check out our handy guide.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is set to launch on October 28 for Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC.
GameSpot may receive commissions from retail offers.
The products discussed here have been independently selected by our editors GameSpot may receive a share of revenue if you purchase something featured on our site.