Modern Warfare 2: Start Times & Preload Dates

As Modern Warfare 2 approaches release many fans only have one thing on their mind: what time exactly can we start the grind? Here are the preload and start times for Modern Warfare 2.

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These are the exact start times for the Modern Warfare 2 early-access campaign and full release. | © Activision

Modern Warfare 2 will be released on Friday, October 28, across all platforms and editions. If you're planning to no-life this game, however (and we count ourselves among that number), then you're going to need specific times, not merely dates. Don't worry, we've got exact start times and preload details for you right here.

Modern Warfare 2 Full Release: Preload & Start Time

Modern Warfare 2 will go live for every platform and every edition on Friday, October 28. However, unlike the campaign early access, different platforms will get different exact start times.

For Xbox and PlayStation users the game will be playable from 00:00 local time on Friday. But for PC users they will need to wait for 00:00 ET, no matter which region they are based in. So if you're in Australia and you play on PC, you'll be getting the game 15 hours later than your friends on console.

Here are the preload and start times for PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S:

Region Modern Warfare 2: PreloadModern Warfare 2: Start Time
Pacific Time (PT)October 20Friday October 28 - 00:00
Central Time (CT)October 20Friday October 28 - 00:00
Eastern Time (ET)October 20Friday October 28 - 00:00
British Summer Time (BST)October 20 Friday October 28 - 00:00
Central European Summer Time (CEST)October 20Friday October 28 - 00:00

Here are the preload and start times for PC:

Region Modern Warfare 2: PreloadModern Warfare 2: Start Time
Pacific Time (PT)October 26Thursday October 27 - 21:00
Central Time (CT)October 26Thursday October 27 - 23:00
Eastern Time (ET)October 26Friday October 28 - 00:00
British Summer Time (BST)October 26 Friday October 28 - 05:00
Central European Summer Time (CEST)October 26Friday October 28 - 06:00

And those are the exact preload and start times for you. Hopefully that was helpful, and if you need some advice on what to start level first, here is a tier ranking of every weapon in Modern Warfare 2. Enjoy!

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