If you can’t wait to get started with Modern Warfare 3 this weekend, be sure to pre-load the MW3 Beta so you can hop right in at launch!

The Call of Duty MW3 Beta is finally kicking off, giving fans a look at this year’s shooter ahead of release day. But with the trial window being so limited, you’ll want to pre-load the Beta to make the most of all the available time.

Here’s how to pre-load the MW3 Beta on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC:

How to Pre-Load MW3 Beta on PS4 & PS5

To pre-load the MW3 Beta on PS4 or PS5 consoles follow these steps:

Method 1 – Digital Preorder

  1. Pre-order Modern Warfare 3 on the PlayStation Store
  2. Then find MW3 in your library
  3. Press Options and ‘Manage Game Content’
  4. Find the Beta Pack
  5. Hit the arrow to pre-load the MW3 Beta Pack 01 and 02
MW3 Beta Pre-Load on PS4 and PS5

Method 2 – Beta Code

  1. If you have a code for MW3 Beta access, head to CallofDuty.com/redeem
  2. Log in to your Activision profile
  3. Then enter your code and hit Submit
  4. This will grant you a redemption code for the PlayStation Store
  5. On your PlayStation console, open the store and select the ‘…’ icon
  6. Hit Redeem Codes
  7. Enter your new code and you’ll be able to pre-load the MW3 Beta
How to Redeem MW3 Beta Code

Is MW3 Beta Pre-Load Live on PlayStation?

Yes, the MW3 Beta pre-load is now live on PS4 and PS5 consoles!

The Call of Duty MW3 Beta begins on PlayStation in early access at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST on October 6, 2023.

How to Pre-Load MW3 Beta on Xbox

To pre-load the MW3 Beta on Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S, follow these steps:

Method 1 – Digital Preorder

  1. Pre-order Modern Warfare 3 on the Xbox Store
  2. Then find MW3 in your library
  3. Select the game icon to download it
    • If the Beta icon doesn’t appear in your library, simply head to the MW3 Xbox Store page.
    • Then, scroll down to ‘In This Bundle’ and find the Beta there.
MW3 Open Beta Xbox File
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Method 2 – Beta Code

  1. If you have a code for MW3 Beta access, head to CallofDuty.com/redeem
  2. Log in to your Activision profile
  3. Then enter your code and hit Submit
  4. This will grant you a redemption code for the Xbox Store
  5. On your Xbox console, open the Store and press the View button
  6. Select Redeem
  7. Enter your new code and you’ll be able to pre-load the MW3 Beta

Is MW3 Beta Pre-Load Live on Xbox?

Yes, the MW3 Beta pre-load is now live on Xbox. If you installed the 10 MB file, it will automatically update to the full 25 GB Beta now.

How to Pre-Load MW3 Beta on PC

To pre-load the MW3 Beta on PC, follow these steps:

Method 1 – Digital Preorder

  1. Pre-order Modern Warfare 3 on the Steam or Battle.net Store
  2. Then find MW3 in your library
    • On Steam, head to the Modern Warfare 3 Steam page, find the Beta and select Install
    • On Battlenet, click the dropdown menu above the play button and select the MW3 Beta. Then, click install
Modern Warfare 3 Steam Page

Method 2 – Beta Code

  1. If you have a code for MW3 Beta access, head to CallofDuty.com/redeem
  2. Log in to your Activision profile
  3. Then enter your code and hit Submit
  4. This will grant you a redemption code for Steam or Battle.net
    • On Steam, select Games in the hotbar, then ‘Activate a Product on Steam’
    • On Battle.net, select your account name and then ‘Account Settings’. Then choose ‘Add a Game Key’
  5. Enter your new code and you’ll be able to pre-load the MW3 Beta

Is MW3 Beta Pre-Load Live on PC?

Yes, the MW3 Beta pre-load is now live on PC. As of October 11 at 9 AM PT, players can begin pre-loading the Beta before it goes live in early access on October 12.

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