Call of Duty Next: Start Time, Livestream, More

The COD: Next showcase is going to give us the first official look at Call of Duty: Warzone Mobile, alongside Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2. Here is everything you need to know, including the start time, stream links, and more.

Call of Duty: Next will have big reveals for Warzone Mobile, Warzone 2, and Modern Warfare 2. | © Activision Blizzard

Defining the next era of the Call of Duty franchise is a bold claim, but that is exactly what the Call of Duty: Next showcase, which takes place on September 15, is seeking to do.

Reveals of Modern Warfare 2, the sequel to Warzone, and most importantly for our dear readers, Warzone Mobile are all confirmed for the night. Presented by developers Infinity Ward, those tuning in are told to expect news of "key innovations across the franchise."

Following the event, the Modern Warfare 2 beta is set to begin the next day, and rumors abound that - at the very least - Warzone Mobile's pre-registration will begin.

There will also be more than 150 streamers in attendance, playing the new titles and giving viewers a truly first-person view of the action on show, as many of them will be livestreaming to their own channels.

Of course, there will also be the official presentation for viewers to tune into as well, and if you are a fan of the COD franchise, you don't want to miss this.

COD: Next - Start Time And Livestreams

Call of Duty: Next will take place on Thursday, September 15, kicking off at 9.30 am PT / 12.30 pm EST / 8.30 pm CEST.

It will be livestreamed on both the official COD Twitch and YouTube channels, as well as on Twitter and Facebook. The first half-hour will be taken up by the pre-show, with the event proper starting at 10 am PT. Expect it to last for 1-2 hours.


As mentioned before, there will be over 150 streamers and content creators in attendance - many of who will be streaming to their own channels.

Here are a few of the content creators in attendance, with many co-streaming the event.

What Can We Expect?

A lot. At least if we are to take the word of the developers. Taking center stage is undoubtedly Modern Warfare 2 - the latest mainline game in the COD franchise.

That title is the closest to release, and, for those that have pre-ordered, the multiplayer open beta is scheduled to start the very next day.

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The Modern Warfare 2 beta will start the day after COD: Next. | © Activision Blizzard

So, we can expect a huge amount of information about this game; the Call of Duty Twitter has already begun teasing new maps and features, and this will be expanded on at COD: Next.

But there is no doubt that the hype is around the sequel to Warzone and Warzone Mobile. However, how much we actually see of either of those games is less certain.

In terms of Warzone 2, there has been very little leaked in the run-up to this event, and it may well be that we just get the first solid pieces of information about the title and not much in the way of gameplay. Taking a more positive outlook, there are over 150 people in attendance, and if that doesn't scream battle royale, we don't know what does.

On the Warzone Mobile front, there is plenty of evidence to suggest we are going to learn a lot about the series move onto mobile.

The game has been in closed alpha for several months now, and official social channels and a website have sprung up in the past week that have divulged - not always deliberately (or maybe it was) - key pieces of information.

We've learned that Warzone Mobile will support 120-player lobbies, cross-progression with presumably MW2 and Warzone 2, and that there will be pre-registration rewards up for grabs.

Speaking of pre-registration, we've learned that it will likely begin during or immediately after the event.

This piece of information was leaked by Spanish content creator FlexZ of MAD Lions, who posted a picture of the 'swag bag' given to those in attendance at COD: Next. Laid out on the bed, alongside the rest of the swag, was a card with a link detailing where attendees could go to pre-register for Warzone Mobile.

Unfortunately for us, FlexZ was smart enough to cover the link with an emoji, but many are taking this as confirmation that pre-registration details will be divulged during the event.

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