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CoD players slam Activision over Modern Warfare 2’s price hike

Modern Warfare 2 is the most expensive Call of Duty game yet, and the announcement was met with immediate backlash.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will cost players at least $70, even on PC and previous-gen consoles, and players have slammed Activision over the change.

We’re only a few months out from October 28’s Modern Warfare 2 and pre-orders are live across Xbox, PlayStation, Steam, and Battle.net. After dropping the reveal trailer on June 8, Activision revealed all of Modern Warfare 2’s editions and their prices.

Players can either purchase Modern Warfare 2’s $70 standard/cross-gen edition, or the $99 Vault Pack which includes the Battle Pass, Tier Skips, exclusive skins, and more. This confirmed that the cheapest version of MW2 will cost $70 and the backlash was immediate.

While current-gen titles have adopted the $70 price tag for some time now, PC and previous-gen titles have remained at the $60 dollar mark for the most part. However, previous-gen players can only purchase Modern Warfare 2’s $70 cross-gen bundle, and the PC version’s price has also been hiked to match.

“There’s literally no justifiable reason for this,” claimed PTRCrispy on Twitter, with Stariz calling it “robbery” because “they’re making more money then ever and still charging $10 more.”

Call of Duty earns the majority of its money through microtransactions such as Store Bundles and Battle Passes, and many have brought this up in response to Modern Warfare 2 costing at least $70.

“$70 for a game filled with microtransactions and a season pass? I don’t think so,” said ‘Fanta.’ Another user, Edco, argued that “this new ‘premium’ price should be for games that don’t have MTX or little DLC, to even justify the price increase.”

However, there are reports that Modern Warfare 2 will be fully supported for two years, without a CoD game released in 2023. With many believing this to be true, they don’t find the $70 price tag too steep.


Pre-ordering Modern Warfare 2 will offer early access to the beta, with PlayStation players getting their hands on it first. In the meantime, be sure to check out everything we know about the campaign.

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How to play Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer beta: Release date & PlayStation early access

Modern Warfare 2 is on the way, and here’s when you can expect the multiplayer beta, how to play it, and PlayStation early access details.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is fast approaching, and players are desperate to get their hands on the sequel as soon as possible. CoD games usually feature a beta ahead of the full release, so here’s how to play Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer beta.

After months of leaks and rumors, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2’s release date was officially confirmed, with players getting to check in with Task Force 141 on October 28, 2022. But, players usually get to experience a portion of the multiplayer in beta ahead of launch.

Here’s how to play Modern Warfare 2‘s multiplayer beta, the release date, and if PlayStation players will still get early access following Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard.

How to play Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer beta

Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer beta will be open to all players, regardless of platform or whether you’ve pre-ordered the game. If you’re on Xbox, PlayStation, or PC, you just need to find the beta in your platform’s store and download it — it’ll be completely free.

However, PlayStation players will get at least five days of early access, and those who pre-order the game will get early access as well. Once the pre-order beta concludes, Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer beta will be open to all players.

Modern Warfare 2 beta release date

The Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer beta will get underway on September 16 for those on PlayStation who preordered the game for two days, before it opens up to everyone else on the platform from September 18 to 20.

The following weekend, Xbox and PC owners who preordered Modern Warfare 2 will be able to hop in from September 22 to 23, while all PlayStation users will once again have access to the open beta.

Finally, from September 24 till 26, the Modern Warfare 2 open beta will open its doors to everyone regardless of platform. We’ve got a full recap of the beta dates below:

  • September 16-17: PlayStation early access
  • September 18-20: PlayStation open beta
  • September 22-23: Xbox and PC early access, PlayStation open beta
  • September 24-26: Open beta on all platforms

Why is Modern Warfare 2 beta on PlayStation first?

Although Microsoft are in the process of acquiring Activision Blizzard, the deal hasn’t gone through yet so Sony’s marketing deal with Call of Duty still stands — meaning Modern Warfare 2’s beta will hit PlayStation consoles first.

Thanks to this deal, PlayStation players have had early access to alphas and betas, exclusive modes, more create-a-class slots, and free cosmetics in Combat Packs. On June 8, Activision confirmed that PlayStation players would receive Modern Warfare 2’s beta at least five days earlier than any other platform.

Whether Xbox players will receive similar benefits when the acquisition goes through remains to be seen, but reports indicate that the PlayStation deal will remain for the next few CoD games.


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Modern Warfare 2 Multiplayer & Warzone 2.0 reveal date announced

Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2.0 are officially on the way, and Call of Duty fans finally have a date for a major gameplay reveal.

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Activision and Infinity Ward have officially confirmed when we will get our first look at Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer and Warzone 2.0, with a gameplay reveal announced during the CDL Championship Weekend 2022.

CDL Championship Weekend 2022 sees eight of the best Call of Duty teams battle it out to become world champions. While this is the final Vanguard event of the year, attention is already starting to turn towards the next game in the series, Modern Warfare 2.

While we’re still a few months away from the game’s October 28 launch, the good news is that we’re finally going to glimpse of multiplayer action and the next evolution of Warzone, with Infinity Ward set to host a reveal for both games on Thursday, September 15, 2022.

The Call of Duty Next event will feature the world reveal of Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer, the reveal of Warzone 2.0, a first look at Warzone mobile, and much more.

  • What the imminent future of Call of Duty will look like, including many more details regarding Modern Warfare II, information on the next Call of Duty®: Warzone™, and more on the mobile version of Call of Duty: Warzone (also known as Project Aurora).
  • A full Modern Warfare II Multiplayer reveal.
  • A multitude of your favorite streamers at the event, playing the games in real time.
  • [[REDACTED]] information and surprises!

Modern Warfare 2 is set to headline one of the biggest years of Call of Duty ever, with the game’s release set to be closely followed by Warzone 2.

If you’re desperate to get your hands on the game early, the good news is that a multiplayer beta is set to arrive before the game’s release, with details also announced during CDL Championship Weekend.

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Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer beta dates revealed

Call of Duty fans will be able to get their hands on Modern Warfare 2 before its October launch with the multiplayer beta.

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Call of Duty fans finally know when we can get our hands on the next entry in the legendary franchise, with Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer beta dates revealed during CDL Championship Weekend 2022.

While the best players in the world have been competing in Los Angeles at the season-ending showcase for the Call of Duty League, attention is already turning to the next title in Activision’s FPS juggernaut.

Thankfully, we now know when we’ll get out first taste of Modern Warfare 2, with the game’s multiplayer beta dates announced on the final day of CDL Championship Weekend.

Call of Duty players will be able to play Modern Warfare 2 in September, with an exclusive beta for PlayStation owners followed by a crossplay beta for all platforms.

You can view the dates in full below.

PlayStation Exclusive beta

The first Beta weekend is available on PlayStation® 4 and PlayStation®5, and is scheduled to run from Friday, September 16 at 10 AM PT to Tuesday September 20. This weekend is for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 players only. You are able to access the Beta without requiring the PlayStation Plus subscription service.

  • Early Access: September 16 – 17
  • Open Beta: September 18 – 20

Crossplay Beta

The second Beta weekend is available on all console platforms and PC, and is scheduled to run from Thursday, September 22 at 10AM PT to Monday, September 26. Crossplay will be active allowing you to party up with friends and the greater community, no matter what hardware they play on.

  • Xbox & PC Early Access: September 22 – 23
  • Xbox & PC Open Beta: September 24 – 26
  • PlayStation Open Beta: September 22 – 26

Players can pre-order at retailers or digitally to get access during the Early Access period.

Infinity Ward also showcased a first look at the Grand Prix MP map for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

While fans will be able to get their hands on Modern Warfare 2, we won’t be able to sample Warzone 2.0, which is currently set to launch later in the year.

Thankfully, we will get a look at the game before its release, as part of the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal on which takes place just before the beta.

Image Credits: Activision / Infinity Ward

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