Warzone 2 release time countdown - When does the game launch?

Warzone 2 soldiers standing in drop plane
Credit: Activision

Warzone 2 soldiers standing in drop plane
Credit: Activision
November 16, 2022: Today is the day! The Warzone 2 servers are starting to switch on. Scroll down for an exact release time.

The launch of Warzone 2 is fast approaching and as players prepare to drop into Call of Duty's latest battle royale offering. Ahead of release, the Warzone 2 release time is a hot topic of conversation as the community looks for the earliest possible opportunity to land in Al Mazrah.

Warzone 2 comes with a wide variety of weapons to master in addition to a new battle pass, new Operators to unlock, and so much more. Alongside the standard battle royale modes, DMZ provides players with an all-new way to experience Call of Duty.

Before we share more information on the Warzone 2 release time, take a look at our guides highlighting the best Warzone 2 guns and the latest intel on upcoming Warzone 2 double XP events.

Warzone 2 release time

Warzone 2 Release Time

The Warzone 2 servers will switch on at 6PM GMT on November 16. This is great news for those finishing work in the UK and for those in North America, a mid-morning start means the rest of the day is for exploring Al Mazrah and scoring your first victory.

Here's a breakdown of the Warzone 2 release time for time zones across the world:

  • 10AM PT
  • 1PM ET
  • 7PM CEST
  • 4AM AEST (November 17)

Will Warzone 2 launch early?

There's always a chance of Warzone 2 launching earlier than the specified time but it's unlikely. Activision and Infinity Ward are very switched on when it comes to the launch of a new game so don't expect to drop in before 6PM.

Warzone 2 player aiming down sights
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Credit: Activision

Can you download Warzone 2 early?

Yes, you can! Like Modern Warfare 2, Warzone 2 has its own preloading period which is handy for those without a fast internet connection.

The Warzone 2 preload is currently underway now so if you want to make sure the game is on your hard drive ahead of time, get downloading!

Is Warzone 2 worth downloading?

If you're a fan of the first Warzone, it's definitely worth downloading Warzone 2 to see all of the innovations Infinity Ward has in store alongside the usual dose of battle royale action.

Even if you're not the biggest fan of battle royale, DMZ offers an all-new way to play where you have the option to choose which objectives you complete and whether you want to hunt down the opposition.

That's all there is to know about the Warzone 2 release time. For more on the battle royale, take a look at our guides showcasing the best Warzone 2 sniper rifles and all the intel on DMZ objectives to complete during a match.

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