Gamers everywhere are ecstatic with the unveiling of the newest Call of Duty entry coming in November 2023: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III. As the direct sequel and the potential final installment in the rebooted Modern Warfare series, Infinity Ward returns with another modern setting with Captain Price and Task Force 141 fighting against a new threat: Vladimir Makarov.
Though the full game won't be available until November 10, 2023, Infinity Ward has plenty planned for gamers to get in on the action: multiplayer beta, early access and various other perks are just a few of the things coming soon. Here's what you need to know about the upcoming ways to jump into Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III:
Multiplayer Beta: Starting on October 6, 2023
This year, Playstation users will get first crack at all the fun with Playstation exclusive deals. Playstation users who pre-ordered MWIII will receive access to a pre-order beta set to launch on October 6 at 10am PT and run into the open beta. Playstation's open beta will launch on October 8 at 10am PT and continue until October 17.
Xbox, Battle.net and Steam users who pre-ordered MWIII will receive access to a pre-order beta set to launch on October 12 at 10am PT and run into the open beta. The open beta for Xbox, Battle.net and Steam users will launch on October 14 at 10am PT and continue until October 17.
Players on any platform will be able to download and jump into the open beta as soon as they are made available. However, in order to access the pre-order beta events, players will have to pre-order MWIII before joining. For more information on pre-ordering MWIII, visit Infinity Ward's page.
According to Infinity Ward, the beta will also allow for cross-platform play between differing consoles and systems, making it easier than ever to squad up with your friends when the dates for open betas on varying devices begin.
New and Familiar Features, Maps, Gamemodes and More
Gamers will have their hands full for the beta, where they'll be met with new guns, new loadout options, new attachments, new and familiar maps with new spins on them from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (2009) and plenty of game modes to boot. The beta appears to be full of various options to try as much as possible before the release.
Early Campaign Access
Those who pre-order MWIII digitally will also receive a new special perk that will allow them to begin playing the campaign early before the worldwide release. Along with an ever-expansive and realistic take on modern combat, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III will also feature new ways to play the campaign mode, such as an open-ended style of play that allows the player to make decisions on how to play or how to go about missions. Different playthroughs can now offer new ways to play and potentially unique outcomes to the story for the first time ever.
Call of Duty: Next Event
To kick off the jam-packed month before its worldwide release, Infinity Ward will host a live-streamed event offering a first look at the gameplay, story, multiplayer beta and new features before kicking off the pre-order beta. Call of Duty: Next can be viewed by tuning into the YouTube and Twitch channels.
Ultimately, we're thoroughly anticipating the new entry into the Modern Warfare series and can't wait to hop back into the new and improved multiplayer. For more information about MWIII, the beta or other questions, please check out Infinity Ward's latest announcement.