Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta codes will be given away during an esports event next week

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Beta codes for Modern Warfare 2 will be up for grabs during an esports event that's taking place next week. 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is set to launch on October 28, and as is tradition, players will be able to go hands-on with the game ahead of its official release by taking part in beta sessions. Next week Activision will be offering fans the chance to win codes for access to the upcoming Modern Warfare 2 beta by tuning into a specific Call of Duty League event. 

To be in with a chance of winning, all you have to do is watch the Call of Duty League Championship next Sunday (August 7). You can catch it on the Call of Duty League YouTube channel, and all the various terms and conditions for entering can be found here. The lucky winners will be notified via the website and COD Companion app. 

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When exactly the Modern Warfare 2 beta takes place is still unconfirmed, but according to a reputable Call of Duty leaker, Activision and Infinity Ward have their sights on mid-September. The game will have an open beta available across all platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X and S, Xbox One, and PC via and Steam and those who pre-order the game will be granted early access. Fans of Sony's consoles will be the first to sample the shooter, with Infinity Ward confirming that the beta will arrive on PlayStation "at least five days" before other platforms.

Take a look at our  Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer preview for what to expect when the beta drops. 

Anne-Marie Ostler
Freelance Writer

Originally from Ireland, I moved to the UK in 2014 to pursue a Games Journalism and PR degree at Staffordshire University. Following that, I've freelanced for GamesMaster, Games TM, Official PlayStation Magazine and, more recently, Play and GamesRadar+. My love of gaming sprang from successfully defeating that first Goomba in Super Mario Bros on the NES. These days, PlayStation is my jam. When not gaming or writing, I can usually be found scouring the internet for anything Tomb Raider related to add to my out of control memorabilia collection.