Activision and Infinity Ward just announced the details on how to get in on the upcoming Call of Duty Alpha. Clear your weekend schedule the Modern Warfare 2v2 Alpha Test is here. Featuring the all-new mode this Alpha does not require a pre-order. Yeah, that is a surprise isn’t it.

Free to (almost) everyone

The COD early Alpha will be complete free, you won’t even need PlayStation Plus to join the bug-fest. Notice we haven’t mentioned Xbox so far. That is because this Alpha multiplayer fight is exclusive to PlayStation 4. Sorry no love this time, but check out the Beta roadmap below

All the details for the Alpha Test

Alpha Start: Friday, August 23, at 10 PDT, with preloading scheduled to be available in the hours prior to the official launch.

Alpha Length: This weekend only, from Friday, August 23 through  Sunday, August 25.

Alpha Type: This is a Fully Open Alpha for the PS4 Only. There’s no game pre-order, and no PlayStation Plus required. Are there people who play COD that don’t have PS Plus? So if you’ve got a PlayStation 4 and an internet connection, you should be good to go.

Map & Modes: Five different maps are planned. These are King, Pine, and Stack (previously revealed), and Speedball and Docks (two new maps never publicly seen before!) Re Modes – Expect multiple Operators to be available, at least one game mode to play (with “Pickup” variant mode scheduled), and a number of other surprises as content is added throughout the weekend!

Call of Duty Alpha – Modern Warfare

The Upcoming Modern Warfare Beta

Here are the details (what we know so far) on the COD Beta.

Weekend 1 – Call of Duty Alpha – PlayStation 4 Exclusive

September 12 to September 13: PS4 Early Access.

September 14 to September 16: PS4 Open Beta.

Weekend 2 – PlayStation 4, Xbox One, & PC on Blizzard

September 19 to September 20: Early Access on Xbox One and PC. Open Beta on PS4.

September 21 to September 23: Open Beta on PS4, Xbox One, & PC.

Specific timing will be announced closer to the start of the Beta. Would you like to know more about the Beta, and how to access it? Simply head here, pre-order the game, and read the comprehensive FAQ.