The Modern Warfare 3 (MW3) Beta is finally here, but do you need a PlayStation Plus membership to play it online with others?

PlayStation Plus is often not required when it comes to playing free-to-play titles online. Call of Duty Warzone, for example, does not require users to have a PS Plus membership to play online.

However, MW2 Multiplayer does require a PlayStation Plus subscription – so is the Beta completely free like Warzone, or does it need a membership like MW2?

Does MW3 Beta Need a PS Plus Subscription?

No, you do not need a PlayStation Plus subscription to play the MW3 Beta, either in early access or during the Open Beta.

Like Warzone and other free-to-play titles, PS Plus is not required for the Modern Warfare 3 Beta on PS4 or PS5 consoles.

The exception to this rule appears to be in Germany, where players do need a PS Plus subscription to play the Beta, thanks to the 18+ age rating.

MW3 Beta Dates

Of course, to get early access to the game’s trial, you will need to have purchased MW3 or acquired a code from other means, making it not entirely free for all users.

But once you’ve got the code, or you’ve waited for the Open Beta, you won’t need to pay extra to play online.

This fact was confirmed via the Call of Duty blog post that announced the dates of the MW3 Multiplayer Beta.

The blog also confirms that internet access is required for participation, but we figure you probably already knew that part.

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