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All MW3 beta release dates, times, and when you can play

When is the MW3 beta available for me?

Can’t wait for the full release of MW3 and want to get a taste now? You can play the MW3 beta… depending on your platform and pre-order status. Hopefully, this helpful guide that I’ve made for you works to inform you exactly when you can play the MW3 beta.

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MW3 beta schedule: release date, times, and platforms

The MW3 beta schedule features four different release windows and each one has its own requirements. There are release dates, times, platforms, and pre-orders to consider when learning when you can play the MW3 beta, so to make things simple, here’s what you need to know.

PlayStation 5PlayStation 5, PC, Xbox
Early Access (MW3 pre-order owners only)Friday, October 6 starting at 10 a.m. PT to Saturday, October 7 ending at 10 a.m. PTThursday, October 12 starting at 10 a.m. PT to Friday, October 13 ending at 10 a.m. PT
Open Beta (Everyone)Sunday, October 8 starting at 10 a.m. PT to Tuesday, October 10 ending at 10 a.m. PTSaturday, October 14 starting at 10 a.m. PT to Monday, October 16 ending at 10 a.m. PT

To help you read the table above, if you pre-ordered MW3 and are playing on PS5, you can play on every single beta date and time in the four boxes. If you didn’t pre-order MW3 and are playing on PS5, you get to play on the bottom two box dates and times.

If you pre-ordered MW3 and are playing on Xbox or PC, you can only play on the top and bottom box date and times on the right. If you didn’t pre-order MW3 and are playing on Xbox or PC, you can only play in the bottom right box date and time.

When is the MW3 beta available for PS5?

If you’re playing the MW3 beta on PS5, then you’re in luck because you have access to a lot more dates and times than Xbox and PC.

Here are the dates and times for the MW3 beta if you own a PS5:

  • Pre-order: Friday, October 6 starting at 10 a.m. PT to Tuesday, October 10 ending at 10 a.m. PT / Thursday, October 12 starting at 10 a.m. PT to Monday, October 16 ending at 10 a.m. PT
  • Open beta: Sunday, October 8 starting at 10 a.m. PT to Tuesday, October 10 ending at 10 a.m. PT / Saturday, October 14 starting at 10 a.m. PT to Monday, October 16 ending at 10 a.m. PT

When is MW3 beta available for PC and Xbox?

I have less good news if you are on PC or Xbox. And even worse news if you don’t pre-order MW3.

Here are dates and times for the MW3 beta if you own a PC or Xbox:

  • Pre-order: Thursday, October 12 starting at 10 a.m. PT to Monday, October 16 ending at 10 a.m. PT
  • Open beta: Saturday, October 14 starting at 10 a.m. PT to Monday, October 16 ending at 10 a.m. PT

There likely won’t be any other MW3 beta windows, so if you missed the MW3 beta entirely, you’ll need to wait for the full release, which is on November 10, 2023. Don’t worry, the wait will be over soon.


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