Modern Warfare 2 campaign length 2022 - How long does it take to complete?

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October 24, 2022: Modern Warfare 2 campaign early access has now started, meaning you can get in there and try it out for yourself. We have now played through it twice

The Modern Warfare 2 campaign length is a topic many Call of Duty fans will want to know with Infinity Ward's latest entry into the franchise right around the corner. Unlike the previous titles, players who pre-order a digital copy of the game have the ability to play the campaign ahead of the official release date.

Some single-player stories are shorter than others and with fans looking forward to the return of Task Force 141, some are wondering how the next chapter of the current Modern Warfare story will play out.

Before we take a closer look at the Modern Warfare 2 campaign length, check out our guides showcasing all there is to know about the Modern Warfare 2 campaign and the latest intel on Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer.

How long is the Modern Warfare 2 campaign?

Although Infinity Ward hasn't shared any information on the Modern Warfare 2 campaign length, we finished our first playthrough of the single-player story on veteran and after several checkpoint resets, we have a rough estimation on how long it takes to complete.

The Modern Warfare 2 campaign takes between eight and ten hours to complete from start to finish.

How many missions are in Modern Warfare 2?

The Modern Warfare 2 campaign features 17 campaign missions set across the world. Levels take place across continents including the Americas and Europe.

Additionally, missions feature a range of combat methods ranging from stealthy operations to all-out action involving explosive car chases and more.

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Is it worth playing the Modern Warfare 2 campaign?

With multiplayer unavailable during the campaign early access period, it's certainly worth working through the Modern Warfare 2 campaign. Infinity Ward has a great track record in creating incredible storylines whether it's part of the Modern Warfare series or a futuristic offering following on from Infinite Warfare.

Alongside experiencing another chapter in the Call of Duty franchise, there are plenty of Modern Warfare 2 campaign rewards to unlock. Ranging from an exclusive weapon blueprint to numerous cosmetic items to showcase your achievements, they're worth unlocking even if you're not a huge fan of campaigns.

Modern Warfare 2 campaign release date


For digital pre-orders, the Modern Warfare 2 campaign launches on October 20 thanks to its early access week. Those who haven't pre-ordered the game will have the chance to play the single-player from October 28.

That's all there is to know about the Modern Warfare 2 campaign length. For more, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG and information on upcoming Modern Warfare 2 double XP events.

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