Modern Warfare 2 campaign early access - How to play the MW2 story early

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Latest Update - October 3, 2022:

The clock is ticking down to the Modern Warfare 2 campaign early access period.

Scroll down for all the latest intel on the next single-player blockbuster!

The excitement surrounding the launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is building. As Infinity Ward continues to reveal more information on various elements of the game, attention is turning toward the Call of Duty Next event where fans will hear more about the future of the franchise in addition to intel on Warzone 2.

Ahead of the showcase, the developer has shared information on Modern Warfare 2 campaign early access which gives players a chance to play the single-player story before the game's worldwide launch.

Before we find out how to get your hands on the Modern Warfare 2 campaign ahead of launch, don't forget to check out our guide showcasing the Modern Warfare 2 guns list containing some of the weapons you may use as a member of Task Force 141.

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How to play the Modern Warfare 2 campaign early

The process of getting early access to the campaign is incredibly straightforward. All you need to do is digitally pre-order Modern Warfare 2 on the platform of your choice.

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This will give you a week of early access to the campaign, meaning you can work your way through the story without worrying about balancing it with multiplayer.

Modern Warfare 2 campaign early access start date

Early access to the Modern Warfare 2 campaign begins on October 20, 2022, a whole week before the full launch of the game.

In addition to early access to the single-player, those who pre-order the game digitally can get their hands on the Season One Battle Pass with 50 tier skips, the Ghost Legacy Pack, and the FJX Cinder Weapon Vault.

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Modern Warfare 2 digital edition price

For those who are interested in getting their hands on the campaign early, you'll have to spend some hard-earned cash instead of shopping around for a physical copy of the game. Here are the prices for all digital editions of Modern Warfare 2:

  • Cross-Gen Bundle - £69.99
  • Vault Edition - £99.99
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Both versions of the game are rather pricy but you do get plenty of extra content alongside the chance to play the campaign several days before you can get your hands on the new multiplayer offering.

Modern Warfare 2 campaign length

The exact length of the Modern Warfare 2 campaign is unknown. However, we can take a guess based on the previous titles. The Vanguard campaign has a total of nine missions so there's every chance the sequel to 2019's Modern Warfare will feature a similar amount.

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Once we get our hands on the game, we will update the guide with all the latest intel.

That's all there is to know about Modern Warfare 2 campaign early access. For more, check out our guide showcasing the Modern Warfare 2 maps making their way into multiplayer.