PlayStation 4 owners were able to battle it out on the battlefields of Call of Duty: WW2‘s private multiplayer beta last weekend, and now Xbox One owners can join in on the action as well. Any Xbox One owners that have Call of Duty: WW2 pre-ordered and have received a beta code simply need to download it to get started.

What’s surprising about this is that, much like the PS4 beta, the private beta has gone live on Xbox One a day earlier than originally announced. Neither Activision nor Sledgehammer Games have given any reason as to why the beta has gone live a day early, but Xbox One owners should be pleased, as it gives them an extra day to try the private multiplayer beta before it concludes on September 4th.

Of course, there may be some Xbox One owners that are annoyed about Activision’s ongoing timed-exclusivity with PlayStation when it comes to its big franchises like Call of Duty and Destiny. After all, PlayStation 4 owners have had a chance to try the beta for a few days already, whereas Xbox One gamers only get a few days to see what all the fuss is about.


Divisive timed-exclusivity deals aside, the private multiplayer beta for Call of Duty: WW2 should be the same across both platforms, offering enthusiasts the chance to try out some of the new game’s maps, game modes, and guns. This includes the popular Waffe 28 submachine gun and the new game mode War, which seems to be catching on with fans.

Over the next few days, it’s possible that even more content will be added to Call of Duty: WW2‘s private beta. PS4 owners were treated to a surprise update just a couple of days after the private beta launched on that platform that increased the level cap and added new guns to unlock, so a similar update may be in store before the beta concludes on September 4th.

In the meantime, both PS4 and Xbox One owners that have pre-ordered Call of Duty: WW2 can play what’s already in the beta to their heart’s content this weekend. It should give fans a good idea of what to expect from the shooter when it releases this fall, and provide Sledgehammer with plenty of data with which to improve the online multiplayer experience ahead of launch.

Call of Duty: WW2 will be available on November 3rd for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.