It seems the rumors that have cropped up this weekend regarding a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare alpha is indeed true! Using gamescom as the launching point for this special announcement teased since last week, the Modern Warfare alpha schedule has finally been announced by Infinity Ward, and it’ll be exclusively available on the PS4 this month.
The Modern Warfare alpha announced today is open to everyone who owns a PS4, and below, is the complete schedule.
Modern Warfare alpha schedule (PS4):
Starts: August 23
Ends: August 25
PlayStation Plus NOT required
This alpha test will solely be focused around Gunfight, the new 2v2 game mode that the team revealed early this year. It’ll feature five playable maps along with a variety of weapons to test out.
Xbox and PC players will unfortunately have to wait until next month to get their hands on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, as that is when the betais slated to release. No details as to what modes the September beta will have, but it will in the very least demonstrate how cross play works between PlayStation, Xbox, and PC. The full schedule of next month’s beta can be found below. Note that for the Early Access beta, you need to have pre-ordered the game in order to join.
Weekend 1 – PlayStation 4 Beta Exclusive:
September 12th to September 13th: PS4 Early Access
September 14th to September 16th: PS4 Open Beta
Weekend 2: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on Blizzard Battle.net:
September 19th to September 20th: Early Access on Xbox One*, and PC*. Open Beta on PS4
September 21st to September 23rd: Open Beta on PS4, Xbox One, and PC
Due to the marketing rights agreement between Sony and Activision for Call of Duty titles, expect the PS4 to get the beta a week early or just be available for more days. If you have more questions about the upcoming beta, I suggest checking out this beta FAQ posted by Activision.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches October 25 on the PlayStation 4, PC, and Xbox One.