Modern Warfare® Mid-Beta Update: Get Ready for Crossplay in Weekend 2!

There’s a lot in store for players as the Crossplay Beta* rolls out this Thursday, September 19! Learn more about Crossplay between consoles and PC.

by David Hodgson on September 16, 2019

The Crossplay Beta is now days away: Now’s a great time to recap the previous Weekend’s events, as well as provide more related information. Here’s what this Blog post covers:

Part 1: Beta Weekend 2: What’s the Plan?

Part 2: PC Players: NVIDIA® Driver Update

Part 3: Crossplay and Livestream: Prelude

Part 4: Let the Crossplay Beta Begin!

Part 1: Beta Weekend 2: What’s the Plan?

Weekend 2: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, & PC Beta (Crossplay)

This week’s Beta Test Weekend is for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC owners, starting from Thursday, September 19, and running to the morning of Monday, September 23.

PlayStation 4 owners: If you’re a PlayStation 4 owner, regardless of whether or not you pre-ordered the game, you can resume and continue to play the Open Beta free for the entire Weekend 2 period (both the Early Access and Open periods).

Weekend 2: Early Access

The open beta starts Thursday, September 19 for all PlayStation 4 owners and does not require a pre-order. In addition, anyone who has pre-ordered the game on Xbox One, or on PC via Blizzard Battle.net also can play starting Thursday, September 19. If you’re an Xbox One or PC owner and want to play Weekend 2 of the Beta for the longest possible time, be sure to pre-order. Check your local retailer or online here for pre-order information.

Weekend 2: Open

The rest of the Open Beta period, running to the morning of Monday, September 23, is accessible to all players on PlayStation, Xbox One, or PC, regardless of pre-ordered status. If you’ve got an Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold is required to play. If you have a PC, a Battle.net account is required to play. Other than these prerequisites and an internet connection, you should have everything you need to play. And reminder, the Weekend 2 of the Beta Test will include Crossplay.

Part 2: PC Players: NVIDIA® Driver Update

If you’re a PC player getting ready for the Crossplay Beta, be sure to download the latest NVIDIAGeForce Game Ready Driver to ensure optimal performance. This delivers day-one support and is downloadable via GeForce Experience. For more information, click here.

Part 3: Crossplay and Livestream: Prelude

For the first time ever in Call of Duty, players will be able to face off against each other or team up across PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, and PC! But how does Crossplay work? Don’t worry; check back here tomorrow (Tuesday, September 17) as we’re preparing a blog post explaining the initial aspects of Crossplay. In addition, developer Infinity Ward has a Crossplay Livestream scheduled for 10AM PDT on Tuesday, September 17, where you’ll discover a great deal more about how Crossplay works. Be sure to tune in!

Part 4: Let the Crossplay Beta Begin!

Content Roll Out: As you might have already gathered, there’s an impressive and ever-changing series of Maps, Playlists, and content additions coming as the Crossplay Beta ramps up! If you’re wanting more precise details on the content available, look for additional information @CallofDuty and @InfinityWard on Social Media. In addition, the Activision Games Blog has a Beta Bootcamp Landing Page brimming with helpful articles on all facets of the Modern Warfare Beta, and the Infinity Ward Blog is also providing daily Beta updates. Be sure to check these pages constantly throughout the Crossplay Beta Weekend!

Pre-Launch Intel: Additional Information and Content

Check back at the Activision Games Blog throughout the coming days and weeks for further intel. Check the Related Articles for further Call of Duty: Modern Warfare information.

Pre-orders at participating retailers are available now, or at CallofDuty.com

* Actual platform availability and launch date(s) of MP Beta subject to change. See www.callofduty.com/beta for more details. Minimum Open Beta duration is 2 days. Limited time only, while Early Access Beta Codes last, at participating retailers. Internet connection required.

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