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Call of Duty Next: How to Watch, Date, Games, and Everything We Know

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It is no secret that 2022 is going to be a big year for both Activision and Infinity Ward, as the next installment of their iconic military shooter, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 gets its boots on the ground this October 28. With just over a month until the game’s release, players are salivating to get just a bigger taste of what’s in store for this legendary franchise.

Players won’t have to wait long to get a buffet of new looks and info about the game, as the Call of Duty Next event takes place in less than 24 hours. We’ve managed to gather all of the information that we can to educate you on all you need to know in order to be prepared for the Next event, as well as drum up even more hype for what’s to come.

Call of Duty Next: How to Watch, Date, Games, and Everything We Know

There is a lot that is going to be explored at tomorrow’s Call of Duty Next event. Not only will Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 be released on October 28, but so will the upcoming Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0, as well as Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile. Needless to say, this is going to be the biggest Call of Duty event in history, which is exactly what Activision is aiming for.

Below, we’ll highlight everything you need to know about the event, including when it starts, how to watch, what games are going to be included, and any other tidbits you may want to know about. Let’s get into it!

When Call of Duty Next Begins

Fans can expect to watch the Call of Duty Next event on Thursday, September 15th at 12:30 pm Eastern Time/9:30 am Pacific Time.

How to Watch Call of Duty Next

Call of Duty Next will be a live-stream event that fans can watch in a manner of various ways:

Additionally, viewers can also watch the event via streamers if they’d like live commentary and reactions from some of their favorite gaming industry personalities.

What Games Will Be Covered at Call of Duty Next

Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is obviously the headliner here, so hopefully, we’ll finally get to see more of the campaign gameplay as well as an in-depth look at multiplayer. And while that’s a given, Warzone 2.0 is sure to finally get its time in the limelight as players really haven’t seen anything about it so far. As Warzone and Warzone 2.0 will coexist together, it’ll be interesting to know Activision’s plans for the two.

Just as interesting will be to know how Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile will coexist with Call of Duty: Mobile as that too has a battle royale mode. Another question is whether or not cross-progression is a thing between the mobile and console or PC versions of Warzone. Let’s hope that’s covered too!

Other Things to Know About Call of Duty Next

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Open Beta

There are a host of rewards that players can earn during the two weekends of Open Beta for Modern Warfare 2 that will carry over to the full game once it launches.

Here are all of the rewards you can unlock:

Weekend 1

  • Emblem: “Smashed It”: Unlocks at Operator Level 2
  • Charm: “Buckle Up”: Unlocks at Operator Level 4
  • Player Cards: “Passed the Test”: Unlocks at Operator Level 6
  • Sticker: “Operation First Blood”: Unlocks at Operator Level 10
  • Weapon Blueprint: “Side Impact”: Unlocks at Operator Level 15

Weekend 2

  • Operator Skin: “Collision”: Unlocks at Operator Level 18
  • Vinyl: “No Competition”: Unlocks at Operator Level 19
  • Sticker: “Safety First”: Unlocks at Operator Level 21
  • Vehicle Skin: “Floor It”: Unlocks at Operator Level 26
  • Weapon Blueprint: “Frontal Impact”: Unlocks at Operator Level 30


Gunsmith is seeing a total revamp for Modern Warfare 2, giving players an even more immersive, gun-building experience. You’ll be able to evolve what’s called the “Weapon Platforms”, there’s a progression overhaul, and players will finally be able to use a firing range from within Gunsmith.

Players that pre-order the Vault Edition of Modern Warfare 2 will also gain access to the very first loadout ready for the Gunsmith, the FJX Cinder Vault, which is available for use during the Open Beta and on Day One.

That’s everything there is to know about Call of Duty Next! Grab some popcorn, buckle your seatbelt, and enjoy!

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