The open beta for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox and PC is set to go live on September 24 and will last just two days until September 26. But it looks like Xbox gamers will need Xbox Live Gold before they can play the beta.

The beta will go live this weekend as planned, but it looks like Xbox players will need an Xbox Live Gold membership to be able to participate in the event. It’s odd because PlayStation users won’t need a PS+ subscription to play the beta, reported charlierINTEL on Twitter.

It is unknown why this is the case, but it has been confirmed that there is also a limitation for people planning to play the beta on PC. While not a big deal, players on Battle.net or Steam will need to make sure their platform is linked to their mobile number in order to join the beta. Another strange requirement.

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Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 The beta started on September 16, and those who pre-ordered the game got early access. This was followed by the first PlayStation beta, which ran from September 18 to September 20. After that, with weekend two coming, Xbox and PC gamers will finally be able to try their luck as well.

Those who have signed up for the beta should receive a code that will give them access to the beta for the allotted time. With just a few days left, beta preloading on Xbox and PC is available so fans don’t have to spend beta time downloading the actual game.

Why Xbox players need to have an Xbox Live Gold membership, when PlayStation doesn’t need PS+ is quite confusing, especially since Xbox is already in the process of acquiring Activision. One would assume the opposite scenario to occur.

Once the beta is over, call Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will officially release on October 28 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and PC as well.

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