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How to download Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered for free

Published: 27/Jul/2020 22:36 Updated: 27/Jul/2020 22:56

by Tanner Pierce

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is officially going free on PlayStation 4, and we’ve got everything you need to know about how to download it, how long it’ll be free, and more.

As most people know, every single month, PlayStation Plus subscribers get access to at least two games to play – completely free of charge – for as long as they keep their membership. For some players, it’s basically a ritual to keep refreshing the PlayStation Blog the week before the new month to find out what they’ll be playing.

Sony took the world by surprise earlier today when they announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered will be available for PlayStation Plus subscribers as a part of the August 2020 offerings. While subscribers have gotten Call of Duty games in the past, this is technically the most recent release in the series, making its inclusion a bit surprising.

The process for redeeming your free copy of the game is relatively simple and follows the same steps as redeeming other PlayStation Plus titles. That being said, if you’re unfamiliar, here’s a quick guide as to how to do it.

Here’s what you have to do before you can redeem your free game:

Unfortunately, there’s a couple of prerequisites associated with this freebie. First and foremost, you have to be an active PlayStation Plus member, so if you aren’t one currently, you’ll need to buy a subscription.

Second, you’ll have to wait until July 27, 2020, to download the game. While this is a bit faster than most PlayStation Plus releases (generally speaking, you have to wait until the first Tuesday of the month), you might not be able to download this immediately.

How to get your free PlayStation Plus copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered:

  1. From your PlayStation 4 home screen, go to the top menu that includes your friends list, party chats, etc.
  2. Scroll to the left and click on the PlayStation Plus icon.
  3. Once the screen is loaded, scroll through the pages on the PlayStation Plus page until you find the Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered icon. This will automatically take you to the game page for the title.
  4. Once that page is loaded, click on the button that says “Add to library.” This will automatically add the game into your account’s library of games.
  5. Once the game has been added to your library, you’ll have the option to download right now.

You only have a limited amount of time to redeem your free game.

Like all PlayStation Plus games, you only have a limited amount of time to redeem your free games for that month. Starting on August 31, 2020, the game will no longer be available for free, and you’ll need to buy it once again after that point.

Once you’ve redeemed the free game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered will be available to download for as long as you keep your PlayStation Plus membership. This means that, unfortunately, if you let your subscription relapse, you won’t be able to download it until you restart your membership.

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Warzone boosts Activision microtransactions to over $1 billion in 3 months

Published: 30/Oct/2020 0:54

by Isaac McIntyre

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Activision Blizzard has confirmed Warzone is indeed the mammoth money-maker everyone was always expecting it to be; the ever-growing Modern Warfare battle royale boosted the Call of Duty publisher’s total Q3 2020 earnings to $1.77 billion, including $1.2 billion in microtransactions.

Activision Blizzard, the overseers in charge of Call of Duty, World of Warcraft, and Overwatch, shattered expectations when they unveiled their Q3 2020 earnings on Oct. 29. The publisher made $1.77 billion over the past three months.

Much of that, Dexerto can confirm the publishers revealed in an investors call on Thursday, was due to the popularity of Warzone. The new Modern Warfare battle royale has gone from strength to strength since its mega-sized release on March 10 earlier this year.

According to Activision in the call, Warzone alone was responsible for bringing in a $773m slice of the total $1.7b sum. Modern Warfare sales also added to the haul.

Activision’s Blizzard arm also raked in a hefty chunk of the Q3 profits. Hearthstone and World of Warcraft ⁠— which is just four weeks from its next expansion ⁠— made $411m. Finally, King’s mobile juggernaut ‘Candy Crush’ dominated with $536m.

Warzone’s dominance in the past eight months comes as no surprise. Recently, the Call of Duty battle royale overtook genre leader Fortnite as the most popular free-to-play title on the market for teen gamers, according to Yahoo Finance.

This has translated directly into Activision’s financial success. 

The publishers reported close to two-thirds of Warzone players either owned the full Modern Warfare title, or purchased the 2019 game’s multiplayer and campaign after playing.

“What we’ve seen with Call of Duty is an amazing transformation,” Bobby Kotick, chief executive officer of Activision Blizzard, said. “The phenomenon we had with Warzone is so many people are buying the premium Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.”

Call of Duty microtransactions were also four times higher thanks to Warzone.

Warzone fired Activision's Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.
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Warzone fired Activision’s huge Q3 2020 earnings to nearly $2 billion.

In raw numbers, this has led to a huge 38% increase in revenue year on year, or a $490 million spike between Q3 2019 and the new Q3 2020 earnings.

“Warzone has really become an incredible addition to the franchise. It’s a central place where we can connect the entire Call of Duty community,” Kotick continued.

“I think maintaining that tight connection to the game is really important, especially for players who want to check out everything Call of Duty has to offer. You saw that with Modern Warfare. We plan to continue that into the future.”

Activision is banking on Warzone's momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.
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Activision is banking on Warzone’s momentum continuing into Black Ops Cold War.

Call of Duty has always been a juggernaut seller in the gaming community. It is now expected to continue its momentum into Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War early next month.

Black Ops Cold War will launch on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on Nov. 13 with all three connected via crossplay. World of Warcraft’s next expansion, Shadowlands, is also finally set to drop soon after, on Monday, Nov. 23.