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 also need to re-download the Warzone, multiplayer and Spec Ops content material packs (in the event that they have been beforehand put in), including a further 10GB to the overall obtain 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 have got sluggish web speeds, I strongly advocate you allow time to obtain 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 information caps and because the power disaster has skyrocketed the worth of electrical energy.

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 simple.

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

Things are a bit of higher on Xbox the place Warzone 2.0 is discoverable with its personal retailer web page. Still, on nearer inspection, the obtain 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 will discover the choice for Warzone 2.0.

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

As for Steam, Activision has confirmed that anybody with Modern Warfare 2 put in can have Warzone 2.0 already preloaded, whereas those that do not have it put in can go forward and obtain Warzone 2.0 by itself.

While this is a bit more simple, the way in which this works has proved controversial with the hardcore Call of Duty group. News of the combination led to this put up 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 usually judged as overshadowing Activision’s premium providing. Activision’s launcher caters firstly 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 issue a few months ago, as plans to close down the unique Warzone led to fears Modern Warfare would even be shut down. Fortunately, it seems the Modern Warfare (2019) interface has been reverted again to its pre-Warzone kind (albeit with an enormous advert for Modern Warfare 2).

The Modern Warfare (2019) menu post-Warzone.
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 identified that only 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 decided by the event cycle of the battle royale mode.

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