The release of Call of Duty 2023 isn’t far off, but first, players will be able to experience the game across several MW3 Beta dates.

It appears that Activision is planning a Beta rollout similar to that of MW2, Call of Duty’s 2022 title.

Those who are on PlayStation consoles are confirmed to be getting early access once again – but potentially (assuming the Microsoft acquisition of Activision Blizzard is successful) for the last time.

Here are all the MW3 Beta release dates and how to get early access to the game:

MW3 Beta Release Dates

The MW3 Beta will begin in Early Access on Friday, October 6 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST for PlayStation users.

The Crossplay Beta, which includes PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, will be available from the following weekend on Friday, October 12 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM BST.

No matter what platform you play on, you’ll be able to get Early Access to the multiplayer trial by pre-ordering the game or otherwise getting your hands on a MW3 Beta Code.

Here’s a rundown of both Beta weekends for Modern Warfare 3:

Weekend One – PlayStation Exclusive

DateBeta TypePlatform
October 6-7Early AccessPS4 & PS5
October 8-10Open BetaPS4 & PS5

Weekend Two – Crossplay Beta

DateBeta TypePlatform
October 12-13Early Access
Open Beta
Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC
PS4 & PS5
October 14-16Open BetaAll Platforms
MW3 Beta Dates

How to Get Early Access to MW3 Beta

To get early access to the MW3 Beta, fans need to pre-order Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3.

Depending on how you pre-order, the steps to get early access will vary:

  • If you pre-order digitally, the Beta access will automatically be added to your account, and you don’t need to redeem any code.
  • If you pre-order a physical copy through a retailer, you will receive a code via email or printed on the retail receipt. Once you have this code, you will need to redeem it on the Call of Duty website (though the Beta Redeem page is currently unavailable).

If you want to try before you buy, you can either wait for the Open Beta dates or purchase the game through a retailer such as Amazon, and cancel the pre-order after receiving your Beta code.

Users on PlayStation consoles will also get significantly earlier access to the MW3 Beta, and an entire second week of game time to enjoy.

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PS4 and PS5 users will have up to 10 days of the Beta to enjoy, while Xbox and PC players will have at most 5 days of access.

How to Get MW3 Beta Code

Here are all the ways you can get a code to play the MW3 Beta early:

  • Pre-order MW3 (you can cancel after receiving your Beta code)
  • Keep an eye on the official Call of Duty Twitter (over 50,000 MW3 Beta codes were just given out from the World Series of Warzone finals)
  • Watch out for announcements from your favorite COD creators, who often get codes to give away

Don’t forget that you can also wait until the Open Beta which takes place from October 8-10 & October 12-16 on PlayStation, or just October 14-16 on Xbox and PC.

That way, you’ll have no need for a code and can simply download and play the game.

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