Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 early access – when can you play early?

Here are all the details on Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 early access and how you can play the latest shooter before its release date rolls around

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It’s that time of year again – the summer’s in full swing and a new Call of Duty game appears on the horizon like clockwork. And, as a dedicated fan of those hitmarker sounds unique to the shooter, you, like us, are probably itching to get into the latest game as soon as possible via Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 early access.

We don’t blame you either. Call of Duty Vanguard wasn’t what a lot of series veterans wanted or expected, so moving back into a contemporary setting where you expect all of your weapons to be outfitted with all the highest tech and bringing back Captain Price and company for some night visions shenanigans is a welcome change.

With that said, this guide has everything you need to know about Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 early access, including all the latest information on when it’s happening and how. We’ll update it as we learn more, but read on below to find out everything we know so far.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 early access

You will be able to play Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer through the early access beta from September 16, 2022. Early access to the campaign will also begin on October 20, 2022, at 10 AM PT, 1 PM ET, 6 PM BST, and 7 PM EST.

For multiplayer, PlayStation players who pre-order will get access from September 16th to 17th, with all PlayStation players getting access from September 18th until the 20th. From the 22nd of September to the 23rd early access pre-orders will be able to play with the beta then becoming open to everyone from the 24th until the 26th.

Campaign early access though will begin on October 20 for all platforms at the same time. It requires a digital pre-order to be able to play a week ahead of everyone else.

Regardless of if you are jumping into Modern Warfare 2 early access, if you want an overview of what to expect from that open beta between all platforms, check out our guide on Modern Warfare 2 crossplay.