Play Modern Warfare 2 A Day Early On Xbox With This Trick

Use this trick to play Modern Warfare 2 almost a whole day ahead of release on Xbox.

MW2 Xbox Early
Who doesn't love playing games early? | © Activision

As you can see from the global start times for Modern Warfare 2, the game will be released at 00:00 locally on console. So you'll be able to play the game at midnight on Thursday wherever you are in the world, or wherever your console thinks you are in the world. Do you see what we're getting at here?

By setting your Xbox location to New Zealand you will get the game at 00:00 New Zealand time, 17 hours ahead of the rest of the US. Sadly this trick only works on Xbox and not PlayStation or PC, and (obviously) it's only relevant to those who don't live in New Zealand. Let's get to the trick.

How To Play Modern Warfare 2 Early On Xbox

Here's how to set your Xbox to a New Zealand location:

  1. Navigate to settings from the Xbox Dashboard
  2. Go down to "System"
  3. From the "System" menu go to "Language & Location"
  4. On the "Location" drop-down menu, select New Zealand

There you have it Xbox bros, the simple guide you need to play MW2 (and lots of other games) early. But is Modern Warfare 2 worth? Check out our review first, perhaps.

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