How to install the Modern Warfare 2 campaign 2022

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October 24, 2022 - Modern Warfare 2 campaign early access is now live. Scroll down to see how you can download the single-player as fast as possible.

As launch day approaches, Call of Duty fans are beginning to wonder how to download the Modern Warfare 2 campaign onto their PCs and consoles. Unlike previous titles, players have the ability to play the campaign before any other part of the game.

The Modern Warfare 2 campaign is a sequel to the single-player storyline that started with 2019's Modern Warfare and sees Task Force 141 jumping into action as they attempt to stop another worldwide catastrophe.

Before we share more about downloading the Modern Warfare 2 campaign, don't forget to check out our other guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 guns to use in multiplayer and all of the Modern Warfare 2 maps.

Can I preload the Modern Warfare 2 campaign?

Preloading for all platforms is well underway for those who pre-order a digital version of the game. Simply switch on your PC or console and the download should begin automatically.

If the download doesn't start immediately, select the game on your respective platform and check for an update. This will trigger the download to begin.

How to download Modern Warfare 2 campaign

Downloading the Modern Warfare 2 campaign is an incredibly straightforward process. As it launches over a week before multiplayer goes live, those who pre-order the game will need to download Infinity Ward's latest single-player blockbuster. Here's what you need to do:

  • Pre-order any digital edition of Modern Warfare 2
  • Select the game tile when preloading begins
  • Press "Check for Update" and wait for the download to begin

There's a high chance preloading will begin automatically so follow the steps above if you're struggling to download the campaign onto your hard drive.

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How big is the Modern Warfare 2 campaign?

With preloading underway, the Modern Warfare 2 campaign size for each platform is appearing. For PlayStation 5 users, the game weighs in at approximately 61GB and for PS4 players, the game is 51GB.

The full base game for Xbox is significantly larger, coming in at 81.1GB which isn't much bigger than the PC version of the game which requires a total of 72GB at launch.

Modern Warfare 2 campaign release date

Although the full version of Modern Warfare 2 launches on October 28, 2022, campaign early access commences on October 20 much to the excitement of players. During the eight days of early access, players can work their way through the story without falling behind in multiplayer.


However, there's a chance the multiplayer servers are switched on during the period of early access, giving players a chance to play all modes ahead of Activision's intended release date.

That's everything there is to know about downloading the Modern Warfare 2 campaign at the earliest possible moment. For more, check out our guides showcasing the best Modern Warfare 2 SMG and intel on the next Modern Warfare 2 double XP event.

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