Modern Warfare 2's concurrent players

Modern Warfare 2 hackers: There are hackers in the Modern Warfare 2 beta, but Infinity Ward is taking action.

Modern Warfare 2 hackers:  It has been stated that Infinity Ward will “take action” in the event of cheating in the Modern Warfare 2 beta matches.

Although Modern Warfare 2 has not yet been released, there is no denying that some players are trying to get ahead by cheating. According to the developer, Infinity Ward has had enough, and will take “live action” against any players caught cheating in the beta test running on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation from tomorrow, September 25.

“Tomorrow, we’ll begin taking live action against cheaters and hackers in Beta matches,” the studio tweeted earlier today (September 24).

“We’ve heard a lot of you on disbanding lobbies,” it added in a follow-up tweet in the same thread. “We’re working on a few tweaks to increase the chance of lobbies staying together, and improving the UI when it happens.”

It is typical that IW did not elaborate on how it would deal with cheaters – this gives them a chance to conceal their nefarious activities – but some reports suggest wall-cams and aimbots have already been made available.

“How are there already guys with walls and aimbot in the beta?” asked one bewildered player in the subreddit. “I had a dude just straight up admit to me and my team that he was trying out his walls. It was pretty obvious throughout the match, but I mean come on. How does anyone think it’s fun to cheat? Doesn’t it get old at some point?”

Tomorrow, we’ll begin taking live action against cheaters and hackers in Beta matches.September 24, 2022


Despite not even being released yet, Modern Warfare 2’s beta test has already clocked up over 150,000 concurrent players on its launch day. As of this morning, that figure was only 110,000.

Its peak is higher than that of games such as FIFA 22, Rocket League, Dark Souls 3, Borderlands 2, and Battlefield 2042… and it’s still in beta.

Even though it represents only a small portion of the player base – the beta is also available for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X users – it indicates the level of interest the game is generating ahead of its official release date on October 28, 2022.

Have you missed the first beta test and are you wondering if the hype is real? That is fine with me. We have reached the end of the countdown for the next Modern Warfare 2 beta, and the second test went live on Thursday, September 22nd.

Nevertheless, Modern Warfare 2 beta crashes and error codes continue to cause problems for some players. You may find our guide to crashing and error fixes in Modern Warfare 2 beta useful if you are experiencing problems. We are also monitoring whether Modern Warfare 2 servers are down, so please check back if you continue to experience difficulties.

While you wait for Modern Warfare 2, you can explore our list of upcoming PS5 games and upcoming Xbox Series X games.