Modern Warfare 2: How to preload and play early

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It is almost time for the next yearly Call of Duty game, this one will be Modern Warfare 2 (no, not the classic 2009 game, I know it’s confusing).

Ahead of its official release date, players will be able to preload the game and even play through the campaign early if they’ve pre-ordered.

Here is everything you need to know about early preloading and playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

When can you preload and play Modern Warfare 2?

The official release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is on October 28. Here is what you need to know about preloading that started on October 19.

Those who pre-ordered Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 have more than a week of a head start compared to those who will have to wait until the game’s full release. Activision has emphasized that users can only access the single-player campaign during this preload stage. One of the biggest temptations set by Activision to their players is the benefits of this weeklong preload, such as finishing the solo campaigns and obtaining the Union Guard weapon blueprint. This is the final reward players get after finishing the game’s full campaign.

Aside from putting time as a substantial reason to pre-order the game, Activision also posted massive reasons for you to pre-order the game now. The post mentions, “the Vault Edition is the highest-tier version of Modern Warfare II and has an MSRP of $99.99 or your regional equivalent.

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Credits: Activision

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 PC requirements

Before making that pre-order purchase, make sure to check the PC specs needed for a smooth transition of the game to your device. Earlier, Activision provided details of the PC requirements for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 players to make sure that the game would work properly on their PC. Here is a table showing the different PC specs you need based on the Activision website:

PC SpecsMinimumRecommendedCompetitiveUltra 4K
CPUIntel Core I3-6100 / Core I5-2500K OR AMD Ryzen 3 1200Intel Core I5-6600K / Core I7-4770 OR AMD Ryzen 5 1400Intel Core I7-8700K OR AMD Ryzen 7 1800XIntel Core I9-9900K OR AMD Ryzen 9 3900X
RAM4 GB6 GB16 GB16 GB
Storage72GB72GB at Launch72GB at Launch72GB
GPUNvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470, 2GBNvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580, 4GBNvidia GeForce RTX 3060Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, 8GBNvidia GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, 10GB
Hi-rez assets cache*Up to 32GBUp to 32GBUp to 32GBUp to 64GB

*Hi-Rez assets cache is optional disk space that can be used to stream high-resolution assets. That option can be turned off in the game settings. Additionally, the PC you plan to use should also be running on Windows 10 64-bit with the latest driver and video card updates for the game to run without any foreseeable issues.

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Credits: Activision

Modern Warfare 2’s Special Ops Season 1 missions

Also known as “Spec Ops” by more veteran players of the IP, Special Ops is a game mode that is being reintroduced, paying homage to the original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 back in 2009. Activision promises to be different from how it looked before, with more missions and scaling difficulty for players.

At its launch, the Spec Ops mode will offer three missions to its players:

  • Bad Situation – Players will have their stealth skills tested as they are required to take over a town to gather any intel about the Al Qatala. The players also need to complete an extraction to leave the location.
  • Vehicle Escape – Players will be immersed in destruction and mayhem as this time, they will need to knock down several SAM Turrets that are keeping allies from joining in the battle. As the title mentions, players can expect a high-speed chase on this mission.
  • Observatory Defense – Players will need to stand their ground and defend the observatory against a barrage of attacks from increasingly difficult enemies. Like any classic tower defense, players will be given intervals to recuperate after each string of pursuit from the enemies.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II will be available on October 28th, 2022, on PC via Steam and Battle Net, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

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