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Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Early Access revealed: Start date & how to play

A Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Early Access period will be available to players, so here’s its start date and how to play it.

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The Call of Duty team confirmed that a Campaign Early Access period will be available for Modern Warfare 2 players ahead of its October 28 release. Here’s everything you need to know including how to play it and when to expect the start date.

Modern Warfare 2‘s official release date is fast approaching and many Call of Duty fans are eager to get their hands on the new title. Luckily, there will be several opportunities to play Modern Warfare 2 prior to release.

For starters, the multiplayer beta’s Early Access period will begin on September 16, but the Call of Duty team also announced an Early Access period for Modern Warfare 2’s Campaign. The Campaign’s Early Access was previously leaked, but with official confirmation and a start date, players now have something concrete to look forward to.

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Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Early Access announcement

On August 16, the Call of Duty team announced that there will be an Early Access period for the Modern Warfare 2 Campaign. Given the familiar faces expected in the Campaign, expectations are high this year.

Luckily, players will be able to enjoy the entire Modern Warfare 2 Campaign prior to the October 28 release date.

Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Early Access start date

The Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Early Access period begins a week ahead of launch, on October 20. This allows players to experience everything the campaign has to offer before they can jump into the multiplayer on October 28.

Players will take control of Task Force 141 as they team up with Mexican Special Forces to stop an impending threat. Players already got an extensive look at the Dark Water mission, but they’ll be able to experience much more through the Campaign Early Access offering.

How to play Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Early Access

To play the Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Early Access, you must pre-order a digital edition of the game on your platform of choice. This special feature will be exclusive to those who digitally pre-order Modern Warfare 2 on any platform.


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