Call of Duty Next: how to watch, start time and what to expect

soldier wearing skull face mask looking at camera with just his head in frame
(Image credit: Activision)

Call of Duty Next is kicking off shortly, and it's giving fans updates on everything they want to know about upcoming titles. 

Activision has confirmed a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer reveal so expect tidbits on maps, modes, and the rest. It also teased a Modern Warfare 2 beta update. We already know the beta test kicks off later this month, so we hope some of our biggest worries will be answered before we get the chance to go hands-on.

CoD's battle royale title, Warzone 2, is also in the crosshairs. Activision’s kept pretty tight-lipped on what we can expect from the follow-up to Warzone up to this point, so we expect some major info drops this time around. The battle royale’s mobile version is also set to get a look-in, and will hopefully show us how the game is being ported to the handheld system.

If that sounds tantalizing, make sure you catch Call of Duty Next today, Thursday, September 15. You can check out the start time, and latest news and rumors below.   

Call of Duty Next: start time and how to watch

Call of Duty Next airs today, Thursday, September 15. You can watch the whole show through the embedded YouTube link above. It’ll also be airing on Twitch and Activision’s social media channels.  

Here’s when the stream goes live in your timezone:

  • 9:30am PST
  • 12:30pm EST
  • 5:30pm BST
  • 2:30am AEST (Friday, September 16)

Call of Duty Next: what to expect

Ghost in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 standing next to two soldiers

(Image credit: Activision Blizzard)

Activision’s already confirmed some of the major reveals for the upcoming showcase. Expect to see “a full” multiplayer reveal of Modern Warfare 2, which we expect will span game modes, maps, and more. A bunch of streamers will be playing the game in real-time, giving us our best look at the game’s multiplayer yet.

Warzone 2 will also be discussed during the showcase. Outside of confirming the game’s existence, Activision hasn’t given much away as to what we can expect from the battle royale sequel. A report from earlier this year suggested it could appear in 2023, so we’re hoping to get final confirmation on a launch date.

Call of Duty Next will also touch on the upcoming mobile version of Warzone. Although the port was announced earlier this year, virtually no details have been released yet.

Activision’s also said a few surprises are also in store. It’s anyone’s guess what those could be.

Callum Bains
Gaming News Writer

Callum is TechRadar Gaming’s News Writer. You’ll find him whipping up stories about all the latest happenings in the gaming world, as well as penning the odd feature and review. Before coming to TechRadar, he wrote freelance for various sites, including Clash, The Telegraph, and, and worked as a Staff Writer at Wargamer. Strategy games and RPGs are his bread and butter, but he’ll eat anything that spins a captivating narrative. He also loves tabletop games, and will happily chew your ear off about TTRPGs and board games.