How to Download and Install Modern Warfare 3 Beta

Tahmid Shihab Murshed
By Tahmid Shihab Murshed
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The Modern Warfare 3 Beta will be available soon. Here’s an early heads-up on how to download and install the beta version on various platforms.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 is the most anticipated game of 2023. The game is the direct sequel to 2022’s MW2. It will continue the MW saga with its campaign. Moreover, the game will also get a revamped multiplayer mode with improved movement mechanisms.

Like the previous CoD titles, the biggest focus of Modern Warfare 3 is the multiplayer mode. To let players get a feel for the game, Activision and the developing studios always release a multiplayer beta.

Similarly, Modern Warfare 3 will also release a beta a few weeks before the game’s release. If you’re as excited to play Modern Warfare 3 as we are, here’s how you can download and install Modern Warfare 3’s beta.

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How to Download and Install MW3 Beta

Modern Warfare 3 beta will be available on PlayStation, Xbox, Steam, and platforms. The game will be available on all platforms a few days before the beta release. Here’s how you can download it on PC, PlayStation, and Xbox.

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For PC

The game’s beta client will be available separately a few days before the beta weekend. Head to Steam or and search “Modern Warfare 3 Open Beta”. After that, click on the download option to download the beta client.

For PlayStation

As PlayStation has CoD exclusivity, the beta client will be available on the Home page of the PlayStation Store. Click on “Modern Warfare 3 Open Beta” to download it for free.

For Xbox

For Xbox users, the game will be highlighted on the Home page of the Xbox Game Store. However, if it’s not visible, search for “Modern Warfare 3 Open Beta.” After that, press Download to install the Modern Warfare 3 Open Beta.

Beta Release Date and Times

PlayStation Exclusive Beta

  • Early Access: October 6-7
  • Open Beta: October 8-10

The first beta weekend is exclusive to PS4 and PS5 users. It will be available from Friday, October 6, from 10 AM PT to Tuesday, October 10. PlayStation users can access the beta without a PS Plus subscription.

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Crossplay Beta (PC + XBOX)

  • Early Access: October 12-13
  • Open Beta: October 14-16
  • PS Open Beta: October 12-16 (Second Weekend)

The second beta weekend is open for all platforms. It will be available from Thursday, October 12, starting at 10 AM PT, to Monday, October 16. PlayStation, Xbox, and PC players can easily play together during this period.

Players can pre-order the game to get early access to the beta. The game is available for pre-order digitally and at selected physical shops worldwide. Stay frosty as we count the days to get a first look at the newest Call of Duty title.

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Tahmid Shihab Murshed is an FPS writer at GameRiv. Born with a knack for gaming, he has played all types of games out there. He has a heartfelt love for Call of Duty, and other shooter titles out there.