Get your boots on in the ground action in now, because you’ve only got about one more day to experience Call of Duty: Modern Warfare ahead of retail release. We’ve been having the second weekend of betas this weekend, and the other night the doors swung wide open for all players on Xbox One, PC and PS4. All things are temporary on the mortal plane, however, so you’re going to want to check it out today if you want to see how the things plays before release.
The open beta started the other night, September 20, at 6:00 PM Pacific. According to Activision, the beta will end tomorrow, September 23, at 10:00 AM Pacific. That means that you’ll definitely be able to check the thing out tomorrow morning for a bit, but this is your last weekend day to see what the fuss is about. I would by no means rule out a beta extension, both because Xbox players had some technical issues at launch and because betas just have a way of getting extended from time to time, but best not to count on such things.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare already gave us a chance to check out the tight and tense 2 vs. 2 Gunfight mode, but yesterday it also let us check out the much grander Ground War mode, where teams of 32 duke it out in a Battlefield-scale conflict, something that Call of Duty has never really dabbled in before. Modes like this continue to make Call of Duty one of the most versatile shooters on the market, with a genuinely impressive amount of content for the $60 price of entry, particularly now that we’ve got a campaign back after last years’ Black Ops 4.
I’ll be honest, I’m that rare beast that mostly plays Call of Duty for the campaign, but I’ve still been impressed with what Infinity Ward is putting up here. It maintains the sort of basic, fast-paced insanity of classic Call of Duty, but with a little more of the sort of deliberate gameplay that’s becoming more and more popular here in the post Rainbow Six Siege world.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare comes out on October 25, and I’d be surprised if we got another chance to play it before then.