Good luck figuring out how to download Warzone 2.0

UPDATE 16/11/22: An extra replace for Call of Duty was launched this morning, and weighs in at round 70GB for Xbox Series X/S and 20GB for PlayStation 5.

PlayStation 5 customers may even have to re-download the Warzone, multiplayer and Spec Ops content material packs (in the event that they have been beforehand put in), including an extra 10GB to the entire download measurement.

It’s unclear why PlayStation customers should re-download these packs, however this was an everyday incidence with Modern Warfare (2019) and Warzone updates.

If you’ve sluggish web speeds, I strongly suggest you allow time to download the updates earlier than Warzone 2.0’s launch time tonight, which kicks off at 6pm right here within the UK.

Of course, this is not a lot consolation for these with knowledge caps and because the vitality disaster has skyrocketed the worth of electrical energy.


ORIGINAL STORY 15/11/22:Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 is now out there to preload forward of the sport’s launch tomorrow – however doing so is something however easy.

PlayStation 4 and 5 house owners looking for Warzone 2.0 final night time have been unable to discover the download by looking out “Call of Duty Warzone” within the PlayStation Store, whereas Steam customers who personal Modern Warfare 2 discovered no download in any way.

Things are somewhat higher on Xbox the place Warzone 2.0 is discoverable with its personal retailer web page. Still, on nearer inspection, the download confusingly additionally seems to bundle Modern Warfare 2 totally free.

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So, what is going on on right here? Well, for the second time now, Activision has built-in Warzone 2.0 into the Modern Warfare 2 launcher, simply because it did with Warzone and Modern Warfare (2019).

PlayStation 5 customers can discover Warzone 2.0 by heading to the Modern Warfare 2 retailer web page and clicking on the context menu to see totally different editions of the sport. There, you may discover the choice for Warzone 2.0.

The download measurement relies on whether or not you have already got Modern Warfare 2 put in, as these with the sport could have a a lot smaller 2.51GB, whereas these downloading from scratch could have a bigger 45GB download.

As for Steam, Activision has confirmed that anybody with Modern Warfare 2 put in could have Warzone 2.0 already preloaded, whereas those that haven’t got it put in can go forward and download Warzone 2.0 on their very own.

While this is a bit more easy, the best way this works has confirmed controversial with the hardcore Call of Duty group. News of the combination led to this submit surging to the highest of the Modern Warfare 2 subreddit:

The core subject for followers right here is that Warzone is the evergreen live-service Call of Duty recreation with a bigger participant base, which is commonly judged as overshadowing Activision’s premium providing. Activision’s launcher caters initially to Warzone, gamers say, whereas the premium Modern Warfare comes second. This has led to the core group embracing the so-called “clear menu” earlier than Warzone is built-in.

I raised this subject just a few months in the past, as plans to shut down the unique Warzone led to fears that Modern Warfare would even be shut down. Fortunately, it seems the Modern Warfare (2019) interface has been reverted again to its pre-Warzone type (albeit with a giant advert for Modern Warfare 2).

The Modern Warfare interface following the patching out of Warzone.

Still, for followers, this integration creates a wider feeling that Activision’s growth sources are being pulled away from Modern Warfare 2 in direction of Warzone 2.0. The group has pointed out that solely two maps have been introduced for the sport’s first season, each of that are recycled from earlier video games. The recreation’s first main patch additionally coincides with Warzone 2.0’s launch, elevating questions on whether or not Modern Warfare 2’s growth is set by the event cycle of the battle royale mode.

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