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How to access the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 beta

It’s been almost a year since last year’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was released, which means it’s time for the next installment in the annual shooter franchise. This time we’re completing the trilogy (again) with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. This entry has already generated a lot of hype among fans of the franchise for the inclusion, and return, of some highly requested features such as the mini-map and Zombies mode.

Sticking to the usual late-fall release schedule, Modern Warfare 3 will officially launch on November 10 of this year, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait until then to get a taste of what’s to come. If you play your cards right, you can get in on the beta to sharpen your skills before the competition.

How to access the Modern Warfare 3 beta

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If you want to ensure you can start fragging as early as possible, make sure you preorder any edition of Modern Warfare 3. This will give you access to the open beta, the campaign up to a week early, and a Soap Operator pack you can use right away in Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2.

The open beta will be available on all platforms, including PlayStation, Xbox, Battle.net, and Steam, so it doesn’t matter where you preorder.

When is the Modern Warfare 3 beta?

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There will be two beta weekends, the first of which is exclusive to PlayStation players. Early access for that first weekend will start on October 6, with anyone being able to join starting on October 8 until October 10. The second beta will be for all players and include crossplay support starting on October 12 for early access, and October 14 to October 16 for all players.

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