Modern Warfare II Beta Was the Biggest Playtest in Call of Duty History

Activision shared that the Modern Warfare II Beta had more players, more hours played, and more matches played than any other beta in Call of Duty history.

Activision has announced that the Open Beta for the upcoming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II that concluded on September 26 was the largest playtest in Call of Duty history. 

Although the company didn't share any specific numbers, it noted that the Modern Warfare II Beta had a bigger number of hours played, more players, and more hours played than any other Call of Duty beta had. According to the announcement on the game's website, the statistics combined players, playtime, and matches across PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.

While Activision hasn't disclosed any figures, according to SteamDB stats, the Modern Warfare II beta was one of the most played games on Steam – it topped Steam Charts during the second weekend reaching a peak concurrent player count of 168,330 and recording over eight million hours of playtime.

Although during the testing period, players noticed several issues, developer Infinity Ward noted that it will bring "some adjustments based on learnings from the Beta." For instance, it is planning to make improvements to the balance of footstep audio and enemy visibility by the time of the launch as well as working on a few tweaks for disbanding lobbies.

Infinity Ward also stated that it is still processing Beta feedback and data and will keep sharing more details on the improvements ahead of the launch.

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