Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta test dates have been revealed, giving PlayStation fans something to get excited about but leaving Xbox gamers a little chilled.

Ahead of its October release date, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 will be available to play as part of two open beta weekends. According to activision (opens in new tab), the preview will allow players to try out various maps, modes and weapons, as well as other “innovations and surprises”. Various rewards can also be unlocked, which will carry over to the full game at launch.