Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Early Access: Release Date, Rewards, More

published: 2022-10-14T04:00:00

Updated: 2022-10-14T01:33:52

In an unprecedented move for the series, Activision has confirmed that Modern Warfare 2’s campaign will go live ahead of the game’s full launch, giving players the chance to jump in and finish the story early. Here’s what you need to know.

For the past two decades, players have always been faced with a difficult decision when launching each new CoD title. Do you have to get through the campaign first or dive straight into the multiplayer on day one?

For many, the race to quickly unlock weapons and pack prestige often meant neglecting the single player experience. To make sure this doesn’t happen, Activision is giving everyone plenty of time to watch the Modern Warfare 2 campaign early.

A separate early access launch ahead of the full release will allow players around the world to take the time to complete the new storyline and venture through Task Force 141’s latest journey. Not only that, but by playing the campaign, you’ll even unlock some exclusive goodies for use in multiplayer. Here’s a full rundown of everything there is to know.

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Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Early Access Release Date

While Modern Warfare 2 launches in full on Friday, October 28, fans can be a week early and start their campaign from thursday 20 october. However, an exact release time is not yet clear. We will certainly keep you updated here as more details become known.

It’s very likely we’ll be able to preload the game at least 24 hours in advance to make sure everything is ready to go, so keep an eye out for important timings there too.

How to play the Modern Warfare 2 campaign early

To access the Modern Warfare 2 campaign early, all players need to do is pre-order the game on their platform of choice. This is possible with any version of the game, as long as you have a digital pre-order. It’s still unclear if those with physical pre-orders from retailers will also be able to get in early.

Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Rewards

For many, it’s an incentive in itself to go through the campaign before the multiplayer launches. However, Activision has unveiled a wide range of exclusive rewards that players can expect from playing the single-player story.

From four different operators to some double XP tokens and calling cards, there’s plenty to win here. Better yet, an additional Assault Rifle Blueprint awaits those who complete the full campaign. Below is the complete list of the offerings in chronological order:

  • Business Card: “Soap’s Determination”
  • Emblem: “What’s done is done”
  • 30 Minutes Double XP Token
  • 30 Minutes Dual Weapon XP Token
  • Calling Card: “Chain Linked”
  • Base operator: Chuy
  • 30 Minutes Double XP Token
  • 30 Minutes Dual Weapon XP Token
  • Phone card: “Gaz”
  • Base operator: Nova
  • 1 Hour Double XP Token
  • 1 Hour Dual Weapon XP Token
  • Business card: “Shadow Company Ops”
  • Base Operator: Reyes
  • 1 Hour Double XP Token
  • 1 Hour Dual Weapon XP Token
  • Base operator: Hutch
  • Bonus: Union Guard Weapon Blueprint
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A look at the exclusive Modern Warfare 2 campaign rewards on offer.

Starting early will give you quite a head start when multiplayer comes about a week later. Not only will you be more familiar with Modern Warfare 2’s gameplay systems, but you’ll also have a solid array of exclusive content to your credit.

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