How to download the Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 Reloaded update fast

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Looking for tips on how to download the Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 Reloaded update fast? We've got you covered. Season 3 Reloaded for Infinity Ward's latest release is right around the corner and the less time you spend waiting for the download to finish, the better.

The mid-season update sees the arrival of Kevin Durant as a playable Operator in addition to numerous bug fixes that aim to sort numerous issues for players dropping into the action.

And if you are looking for more MW2 content, then be sure to check out our article about the best Modern Warfare 2 M13B loadout. We also have a guide on how to level up guns fast in Modern Warfare 2.

How to download the Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 Reloaded update fast

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Let’s start with the basics. There are a few simple tips that you can follow to download the new update faster. Here they are:

  • Start to download the update at the right time. Check when the download or preload will be available and make sure that you can start downloading at that time.
  • Change your DNS settings.
  • Put your console in the rest mode.
  • Restart your router.

These are the basic steps to increase your download speed and access the new update faster. Now let’s talk about each of them separately.

When is Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 Reloaded?

First of all, let’s talk about the release date. The update will be available for download within a few days. Here is the list of times when you can start updating your MW2:

  • May 10, 9 am PST
  • May 10, 12 pm EST
  • May 10, 5 pm BST
  • May 10, 6 pm CEST

Make sure that you will be able to access your gaming device at the right time!

Changing your DNS settings

Changing your DNS may help you speed up the download process. For this purpose, you can use public Google DNS servers, which have better download speeds from time to time. In order to access them, you will need to do the next:

  • Change your primary DNS to
  • Change your secondary DNS to

Putting your console in the rest mode

When you want to download something, you should put your console in the rest mode. So, it will be able to focus on downloading the new update and stop wasting its power on other things. Also, if you prefer a PC, then you can close all background apps. This should affect your download speed in the same way.

Restarting your router


Of course, you can restart your router or simply move your device closer to it. By doing this, you can increase your download speed and get access to the new update much faster.

These are all the basic tips on how to download the Modern Warfare 2 Season 3 Reloaded update faster and hopefully, this article will be helpful. Good luck with your further matches in COD! And while you are here, make sure to check our guide on how to change emblems in Modern Warfare 2.

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