Modern Warfare 2 preload - How to download the full game

Image showing Ghost standing next to Modern Warfare 2 characters on black and green background
Credit: Activision

Image showing Ghost standing next to Modern Warfare 2 characters on black and green background
Credit: Activision
October 26, 2022: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer launches this week! Find out how to preload the full game in this handy guide.

The Modern Warfare 2 preload is underway much to the excitement of players. Unlike the previous titles, those who pre-order the digital edition of the game can get their hands on Infinity Ward's latest single-player campaign a week before the full launch of the game.

The campaign sees the return of Captain Price and the rest of Task Force 141 as it attempts to deal with a new threat that could cause another worldwide disaster.

Before we share more details on the preloading process, check out our other guides showcasing the Modern Warfare 2 guns list and the Modern Warfare 2 maps for an idea of what multiplayer has in store.

When can I preload the Modern Warfare 2 campaign?

Preloading for all platforms is well underway, with players able to install the campaign before the early access period begins while preloading for multiplayer and Special Ops begins on October 21.

By downloading the game ahead of launch, players can drop straight into the action as soon as the game unlocks.

How big is the Modern Warfare 2 campaign?

Activision is yet to share the full Modern Warfare 2 campaign file size but thanks to @PlaystationSize, we have information on the Modern Warfare 2 campaign size for PS4 and PS5 players.

The campaign for PS4 weighs in at 18.7GB while the PS5 version comes in at 16.7GB. This is great news for those low on hard drive space. However, it's important to remember the base game adds another 35GB for PS4 and 36GB for PS5, taking the totals to 53.7GB and 52.9GB respectively.

For Xbox users, the base game is 81.8GB in size which is significantly larger than PlayStation and PC download sizes. For and Steam users, the game takes up 34.6GB and 29.9GB respectively.

Modern Warfare 2 campaign release date

Campaign early access begins on October 22, 2022, a full week before Modern Warfare 2 launches. This is ideal for those that want to play the campaign without losing much time while others jump into multiplayer for the first time.

For those that haven't pre-ordered a digital copy of the game, the campaign launches on October 28 alongside the rest of the game.

Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer preload

While you're enjoying early access of the campaign, pre-loading of multiplayer and the rest of Modern Warfare 2 begins. Here are all the dates you need to know:

  • October 19 - Xbox preload begins
  • October 20 - PlayStation regional rollout begins
  • October 26 - PC preload begins

Is the Modern Warfare 2 campaign worth playing?

For fans of the Modern Warfare series, 2022's Modern Warfare 2 campaign is definitely worth playing. The sequel to 2019's Modern Warfare continues the story and also includes the return of the notorious General Shepherd and the enigmatic Ghost.

With missions set across the world, expect another globe-trotting adventure packed with action and the inevitable dose of drama that could bring an end to Task Force 141.

That's all there is to know about preloading the Modern Warfare 2 campaign. For more multiplayer intel, check out our guide highlighting the Modern Warfare 2 perks making their way into the game.

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