Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has largest beta in franchise history, Infinity Ward outlines changes coming

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What you need to know

  • Developer Infinity Ward says that the beta for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the biggest in the franchise in player count, hours played, and number of matches played. 
  • The developers have also outlined some things that are changing in line with community feedback from the beta.
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is scheduled to launch on Oct. 28, 2022, with early access to the campaign for digital preorders opening on Oct. 20, 2022.

Now that the beta for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has been available for a couple of weeks, developer Infinity Ward has shared some interesting findings. 

Infinity Ward says (opens in new tab) that the beta for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the largest beta in the history of the franchise. While the developer declined to share any exact numbers, Infinity Ward noted that this beta reached the highest player count, highest number of hours played, and number of matches played.

Outside of this achievement, Infinity Ward shared (opens in new tab) details on a handful of changes that are coming after receiving player feedback during the beta. The volume level for footstep audio is being adjusted, while enemy visibility is also being adjusted to make it easier to target foes. The developers are also planning to share more details on anti-cheat plans in the coming weeks.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is scheduled to launch on Oct. 28, 2022 across Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S, Xbox One, PC, PS5, and PS4. Anyone that preorders a digital copy of the game will be able to access the campaign early on Oct. 20, 2022.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is bringing a globe-trotting campaign follow-up to the 2019 Modern Warfare, and you can play it a week early if you preorder the game digitally. The beta was massive, so it seems like the game will be as well.

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