Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 preload - Can you play early?

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April 12, 2023: Season 3 kicks off today and preloading is slowly starting to roll out. Scroll down for everything you need to know.

Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 preload information may help you out when you're trying to get ahead on the new season. So much of the info on the best weapons and spots will be formulated quite quickly so hopping in immediately gives you that advantage.

In this, we go over what the exact preload times are, how to download them on each major platform, and everything else you need to know. If you want to get in there as early as possible, this should help you out.

When does Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 preload start?

Preloading for the Season 3 update started on April 11 for PlayStation users thanks to Activision's existing exclusivity deal with Sony. For those on PS4 and PS5 consoles, the update will start automatically but if it doesn't, highlight the game tile, select the 'Check for Update' option, and it should start to download.

If you're looking to download the new update on Xbox, you simply have to find it in your games, click the start button and then the "Manage games and add-ons feature". This should give you the ability to update it from here. If it hasn't happened here, it may already be in your download queue.

Finally, if you play on Steam, you can right-click Modern Warfare 2, go into properties, then go into the updates folder and check for updates. If they don't pop up the minute preload goes live, give them a little while and come back.

When does Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 start?

Season 3 for Modern Warfare 2 commences on April 12 and with preloading well underway, you're guaranteed to drop into the action as soon as the game allows.

If you can't wait to get in there and want some more information before you do, here are the best Modern Warfare 2 perks, the Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 early patch notes, and the complete Modern Warfare 2 gun list.

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