- Pre-order Modern Warfare II on the Xbox Store to receive Campaign Early Access and other preorder benefits.
- Play the Open Beta in September to get hands-on time with Multiplayer.
- Discover new innovations coming to both Modern Warfare II and Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0.
At the Call of Duty: Next showcase event, the future of the storied franchise was revealed through information related to the October 28 release of Modern Warfare II. The event also took a deeper look at the upcoming Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0.
In anticipation of the upcoming releases, let’s go over the benefits you’ll receive for pre-ordering, as well as some of the major innovations coming to both titles.
Campaign Early Access
Pre-order a digital edition of Modern Warfare II on the Xbox Store and receive early Campaign access up to a week before the full game launches on October 28 (play time is estimated and subject to outages and time zone differences). Other pre-order benefits include:
- Early access to the Open Beta.
- Immediate access to the Final Judgement Bundle and Khaled Al Asad Operator Bundle for use in Call of Duty: Vanguard and Call of Duty: Warzone.
- Immediate access to the Ghost Legacy Pack for use in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) and Call of Duty: Warzone.
Vault Edition Preorder Benefits
In addition to the previously listed rewards, Vault Edition preorders receive:
- Red Team 141: Four playable Multiplayer Operators — Ghost, Farah, Price, and Soap — available during the Open Beta.
- FJX Cinder Weapon Vault (Design limited to weapon vault contents at launch): The ultimate Weapon Blueprint that retains its cosmetic properties across all native attachments. Available for use during the Open Beta.
- Season One Battle Pass and 50 Tier Skips (when Season Pass is made available in-game): If you purchase the Vault Edition after Season One, the free Battle Pass and Tier Skips apply to the current season.
- Ghost Legacy Pack: 20+ free items celebrating the Task Force 141 icon, for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019) and Call of Duty: Warzone.
Play the Modern Warfare II Multiplayer Open Beta
Get your hands on the Modern Warfare II Open Beta in September. Xbox players who pre-order the game for Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S can access the Beta early starting September 22 at 10 a.m. PT. Xbox Live Gold subscription is required for Xbox players.
From September 24 through September 26, all Xbox players regardless of pre-order status can join the Beta. An Xbox Live Gold Subscription is not required for Beta access.
Modern Warfare II Multiplayer Innovations
After years of development, Modern Warfare II has undergone extensive iterations, bringing a host of evolutionary changes in technology and design.
Swimming and Aquatic Combat: Plunge underwater to flank and attack enemies. With its increased density, water affects the dynamics of combat. Learn how to use sidearms and certain equipment to achieve your aquatic goals.
Enhanced Movement Options: Slide or dolphin dive to the floor, providing more ways to hurl yourself into an engagement. For vertical movements, utilize the ledge hang, allowing more freedom to explore your environment while climbing.
Employ New Vehicles: Pilot all-new vehicles like the UTV, Light Tank, Heavy Chopper, Tactical Vehicle, and Rigid Inflatable Boat. Vehicles feature more interactive and destructible elements than ever before.
New Equipment, Field Upgrades, and Perks: Test out new Field Upgrades like the Tactical Camera, Shock Stick, Drill Charge, DDoS, and Inflatable Decoy. Equip new Perk Packages, featuring two base Perks plus a Bonus and Ultimate Perk that are earned in the match.
Gunsmith Weapon Platforms: Earn Weapon Platform Attachments that are shared across all weapons in the same platform, as well as Universal Attachments that are shared across all relevant weapons.
New Modes: Play Ground War and the new player and AI mixed Invasion, and experience new modes like Knockout, Prisoner Rescue, and the new Third Person playlist for a change in perspective.
Firing Range: Available at launch, the Firing Range is an offline testing ground with three firing lanes, ledges for mantling, and multiple targets at different ranges.
Special Ops: Continue the story after the Modern Warfare II Campaign concludes in a branching cooperative experience allowing you to explore large-scale hot zones with your fellow teammate.
Raids: Arriving later this year after launch, Raids are a new experience for the franchise, a cooperative challenge requiring teamwork and strategy like never before.
Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 Innovations
Prepare to deploy to Al Mazrah, the large and meticulously crafted new map launching with Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 as part of Modern Warfare II Season One.
New Modes of Transportation: In addition to utilizing the new swimming mechanic, you’ll also have the chance to take the controls of over a dozen unique vehicles. Occupy gas stations and seek out gas canisters to keep your fuel reserves topped up.
The Shop: An enhanced Buy Station that allows you to buy back squadmates; purchase gear like Gas Masks, Killstreaks, and Armor; and buy and upgrade weapons. You can also sell valuable loot for Cash.
Circle Collapse: A storm gradually envelops the Al Mazrah landscape. Expect variations to the traditional collapse, such as weather pattern anomalies that split the safe zone into multiple areas before reconverging into a single safe zone.
The Gulag: Starting with just your fists, loot, and battle in a 2v2 multilevel arena for a chance to earn reentry to the map. Alternatively, eliminate the “Jailer” and use his keys to escape.
AI Combatants and Strongholds: Test your skills by attempting to conquer a Stronghold, featuring a high density of AI combatants ready to defend the loot within.
DMZ: Compete in all new sandbox experience launching alongside Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0. Stay tuned for more info.
Modern Warfare II Launches October 28
Squad up and fight alongside the iconic Operators of Task Force 141 on October 28, featuring new gameplay innovations across a global Campaign, immersive Multiplayer combat, and the narrative-driven Special Ops.
Editor’s Note: The Multiplayer Open Beta details have been updated to reflect current requirements.
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