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When does Modern Warfare 2 release?

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Get ready for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 with the complete game release date and more coming this week!

The time is nearly here for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. For more than a year, fans awaited the arrival of Infinity Ward's latest entry to the franchise. Following the multiplayer beta and early campaign access, fans eagerly anticipate the complete MW2 multiplayer mode, alongside the official launch and release date. 
Here's everything you need to know about the upcoming release date of Modern Warfare 2 (MW2).

What is the MW2 release date?

Those who pre-ordered the newest Call of Duty title can access the entire campaign now. Infinity Ward granted players early access to the story mode on October 20. However, those eager to get their hands on MW2 multiplayer and Special Ops can access both game modes on Friday, October 28. 
The October 28 release date of MW2 multiplayer, Special Ops, and complete game applies to all platforms; PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5. It's worth mentioning that Call of Duty launches are notorious for server issues and delays, so be prepared before you queue into a multiplayer match. Also, you can pre-load the full MW2 game now before the official launch.
We've broken down Infinity Ward's complete MW2 release date schedule:

Full Game Release

  • PlayStation & Xbox: October 27 from 4 AM PT to 9 PM PT (regional rollout)
  • Battle.NET & Steam: October 27 at 9 PM PT

Multiplayer map & game types

Barring any delays or server issues, the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer mode features multiple game types and maps. You'll find all the classics, such as Ground War, Team Deathmatch, and Kill Confirmed. Furthermore, the all-new Knock Out and Prisoner Rescue will make their debut.
Below, you'll find a list of the game modes and maps we expect to see October 28 on the MW2 release date:

Game Modes

  • Knock Out
  • Prisoner Rescue
  • Invasion
  • Ground War
  • Team Deathmatch
  • Search and Destroy
  • Hardpoint
  • Control
  • Free For All
  • Headquarters
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Capture the Flag
  • Cyber Attack

Maps

  • Marina Bay Grand Prix
  • Valderas Museum
  • Farm 18
  • Mercado Las Almas 
  • Breenbergh Hotel
Lastly, you can still pre-order MW2 before the multiplayer arrives on October 28. Upon doing so, you'll unlock the campaign early and receive multiple pre-order bonuses. Remember, the Vault Edition is also available—check out our complete review of it here
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Matthew "MJP" Pryor
Matthew "MJP" Pryor
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Matt “MJP” Pryor began following esports in 2008 when Halo 3 was on top of the world. He is now a Fortnite fanatic who has watched the game’s casual and competitive development since the 2019 Fortnite World Cup. Matt plays the game often while reporting on everything from skin collaborations to tournaments and everything in between.