Call of Duty: MW2 is the latest release from the storied and long running franchise. Players will finally get their chance to jump into all the game has to offer once it has launched. If you’ve been waiting anxiously for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, we’ve got a countdown ticking down to when it will be released.
MW2 Release Date & Time
MW2 is scheduled to be released on October 27th and 28th, 2022 depending on what platform you’ll be playing on and where in the world you are located. Here’s a breakdown depending on your platform and location of when it will launch:
MW2 Console Release Times (Xbox & PlayStation)
The game will be releasing via a “regional rollout” on consoles. This means that the game will first release at midnight in New Zealand (October 27th at 4am PDT) on October 28th, 2022. This means wherever you live in the world, you can pretty much expect to play the game once the clock strikes 12am. If you’re in the United States, however, you will get access to the game alongside PC players at 9pm PDT on October 27th.
Players that want to access the game early on console can change their timezone to New Zealand, which should allow them to play once it has released there!
MW2 PC Release Times (Steam & Battle.net)
The PC release is less confusing as it should launch simultaneously across the world. Unfortunately, it will be later than on console in most cases.
- Americas – October 27th at 9pm PDT & October 28th 12am EDT / 1am BRT
- Europe – October 28th at 5am GMT / 6am CEST
- China – October 28th at 1pm CST
- Australia – October 28th at 3pm AEDT
COD MW2 Countdown
If you are a bit confused about the timezones and want to know exactly how long you have to wait for the game to release we have a countdown for you below. Once the countdown reaches zero for the platform you will be playing on, you should be able to play MW2 wherever you live!
PC Countdown (Steam & Battle.net)
If you’re still not sure when to expect the game, here’s a map with times provided by the MW2 Twitter account:
If you want to learn a bit more about the game, check out the following trailer:
You can also check out some details from the official description of the game:
Welcome to the new era of Call of Duty®.
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® II drops players into an unprecedented global conflict that features the return of the iconic Operators of Task Force 141. From small-scale, high-stakes infiltration tactical ops to highly classified missions, players will deploy alongside friends in a truly immersive experience.
Infinity Ward brings fans state-of-the-art gameplay, with all-new gun handling, advanced AI system, a new Gunsmith and a suite of other gameplay and graphical innovations that elevate the franchise to new heights.
Modern Warfare® II will launch with a globe-trotting single-player campaign, immersive Multiplayer combat and a narrative-driven, co-op Special Ops experience.
Here are the specs you’ll want if you are going to play on PC:
- Minimum: Windows 10 64 Bit (Latest Update)
- Recommended/Competitive/Ultra 4K: Windows 10 64 Bit (Latest Update) // Windows 11 64 Bit (Latest Update)
- Minimum: Intel Core I3-6100 / Core I5-2500K OR AMD RYZEN 3 1200
- Recommended: Intel Core I5-6600K / Core I7-4770 OR AMD RYZEN 5 1400
- Competitive: Intel Core I7-8700K OR AMD RYZEN 7 1800X
- Ultra 4K: Intel Core I9-9900K OR AMD RYZEN 9 3900X
- Minimum: 8 GB
- Recommended: 12 GB
- Competitive/Ultra 4K: 16 GB
- Minimum/ Recommended/Competitive/Ultra 4K: 72GB at Launch
Hi-Rez Assets Cache
- Minimum/ Recommended/Competitive: Up to 32 GB
- Ultra 4K: Up to 64 GB
- Hi-Rez Assets Cache is optional disk space that can be used to stream high-resolution assets. The option can be turned off in the game’s settings.
- Minimum: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470
- Recommended: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580
- Competitive: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT
- Ultra 4K: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT
- Video Memory
- Minimum: 2 GB
- Recommended: 4 GB
- Competitive: 8 GB
- Ultra 4K: 10 GB
Recommended Drivers of NVIDIA/AMD
- NVIDIA: 516.59
- AMD: 22.9.1
That is everything you need to know on when MW2 will be launching around the world! You can find more about when all sorts of things will be coming out in the Countdowns section of our website!