How to preload Call of Duty Modern Warfare early on PS4, Xbox One and PC

Bill Cooney

Call of Duty Modern Warfare now, Activision has confirmed, but PC players need to wait a few more days.

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Modern Warfare is the latest installment in the Call of Duty franchise and loyal CoD players are itching for the game to come out so they can start playing.

Activision had good news for Call of Duty players, on Xbox One at least, with the announcement that Modern Warfare is now able to be pre-downloaded before the game’s October 25 release.

Infinity WardCoD fans are chomping at the bit to play the latest Modern Warfare.
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What do we need to download Modern Warfare?

Unlike previous years, Activision announced that the Modern Warfare download will be split into five different downloads:

  • Two campaign packs
  • One multiplayer pack
  • One Spec Ops pack
  • One “Hub” game

Players that also bought the operator or enhanced edition will also have an additional operator pack to download as well.

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How to pre-download Modern Warfare on Xbox One

Downloading the game on Xbox One is simple and can be started in a few minutes by players in the Xbox One Store.

Once you’re in the store, search for “Modern Warfare” and select the specific edition that you’ve pre-ordered. After that, you should see an option to pre-load the title and the download will begin.

How to pre-download Modern Warfare on PS4

PS4 users just have to navigate to the PlayStation store, and can either search “Modern Warfare” or look in the What’s Hot section. There you can pre-purchase and then select Pre-load.

How to pre-download Modern Warfare on PC

PC users can pre-download Modern Warfare on October 22, 10 am PDT on the client. Navigate to the Modern Warfare tab on, and if you’ve pre-purchased Modern Warfare, you can click pre-load. Activision released the PC specifications and requirements earlier in October.

Activision - Call of Duty: Modern WarfareXbox One players get to download the new CoD a little earlier than everyone else.
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How big will the download be?

Activision officially announced a 175gb requirement for PC, but only 45gb on Xbox One. PS4 seems to be right in the middle, with a 61gb pre-download file size.

It’s fairly likely that there will be a substantial Day One patch for Modern Warfare, so keeping extra storage space available on top of the downloads is probably a good idea.

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Modern Warfare is set to release on October 25, but in some areas, you’ll be able to access the game early if you pre-download – so don’t miss out.

About The Author

Bill is a former writer at Dexerto based in Iowa, who covered esports, gaming and online entertainment for more than two years. With the US team, Bill covered Overwatch, CSGO, Influencer culture, and everything in between.