Modern Warfare 2 preload - How to download the beta 2022

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The Modern Warfare 2 preload for the upcoming beta is right around the corner. Just like the previous titles, players will have an opportunity to play an early build of the game before its full release later in the year. Following the reveal of the beta weekends, Activision has shared details on how to preload the Modern Warfare 2 beta, and we're going to simplify and clarify a few of the points.

Preloading enables players to complete the download ahead of time, allowing them to jump straight into the action as soon as the servers are switched on. If you're running a sluggish connection, getting ahead with the Modern Warfare 2 preload can ensure you're ready to make the most of the limited-time beta.

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 the beta has in store.

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When can I preload the Modern Warfare 2 beta?

With the first weekend of the beta out the way, attention is turning to the Xbox and PC versions launching on September 22, 2022. While no preload intel from Activision has appeared, many players claim preloading for Xbox and PC will begin on September 20, 2022 at 6PM BST.

How big is the Modern Warfare 2 beta?

Activision is yet to share the full Modern Warfare 2 beta file size but according to notable Twitter user @PlaystationSize, you'll need between 15 and 30 GB of hard drive space in order to download it.

After redeeming a code for the PS5 version of the beta, players will need a total of 27.5GB of space in order to download it successfully. Once we hear more intel on other platforms, we will

Modern Warfare 2 beta start date

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The first weekend of the Modern Warfare 2 beta begins on September 16, 2022 and will run until September 20, 2022.

With the opening weekend exclusive to PlayStation users, the second weekend allows Xbox and PC players to play the game for the first time. The second weekend kicks off on September 22, 2022, and runs until September 26, 2022, when players of all platforms can get an early taste of Infinity Ward's latest multiplayer experience.

When is the Call of Duty Next event date?

Before the beta kicks off, the community will have their first look at Modern Warfare 2 as part of the Call of Duty Next event. In addition to more multiplayer intel, fans will hear more on Warzone 2 and Warzone Mobile along with some additional surprises.

For more Call of Duty Next intel, don't forget to check out our hub containing all the latest information on what's described as an "era-defining" event.

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