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Modern Warfare: 8 Things You Need to Know Before You Buy



This is what you need to know about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare release date, release times, pre-order info, deals and gameplay.

The Modern Warfare release date arrives today for most gamers in the U.S. with a release time of 6 PM Pacific, 9 PM Eastern on October 24th. That’s as close to a midnight launch as you’ll find unless you do want to head to Best Buy or GameStop at those times to get your game. Here’s how long the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare download takes.

Read: How to Fix Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Problems

There are a few deals to be found, a good reason to pre-order and pre-load and we have the latest information about ranking up, the Battle Pass and Cross-Play details. We’ll also cover the information you need to know about game modes

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Release Date

The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare release date is October 25th for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC. This is a Friday, and you don’t need to buy a special edition to play on Friday.

That’s the date, but you can get it at Best Buy today, the 24th, you can play digitally today and many GameStops will let you get the game at the local release time.

There is an early Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Call of Duty: Modern Warfare release date at Best Buy. You can go into your Best Buy on October 24th right at closing and buy Call of Duty. This means, no waiting until midnight to play. Best Buy says this works at all locations, but if you are concerned, you can check at your local store. GameStop normally does a similar offering, but so far it is not listed.

You can buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare at Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, Microsoft, Sony and

Read: Should I Pre-Order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare?

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Release Time

The Modern Warfare release times are synced up in the U.S. for consoles, it’s midnight local time outside of the U.S. and it’s all synced up for PC. Here’s the breakdown of release times;

  • 6 PM Pacific – Xbox One and PS4
  • 9 PM Eastern – Xbox One and PS4

The PC release time is the same in the U.S., but in other countries, you can expect to see this at;

  • 22 PM BRT (24th)
  • 2 AM BST (25th)
  • 3 AM CEST (25th)
  • 4 AM MSK (25th)
  • 9 AM SGT (25th)
  • 10 AM KST (25th)
  • 12 PM AEDT (25th)

Check locally and stay tuned in case things go live any earlier than expected.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Game Modes

We know that there are several game modes available for Modern Warfare. You can count on playing;

  • Team Deathmatch
  • Survival
  • Search & Destroy
  • Kill Confirmed
  • Ground War
  • Free For All

Some reports mention Hardcore modes for all but Survival and Ground War. The same report suggests that seven more modes are coming post-launch. It’s unclear if we will see Hardcore modes or other modes available on day one.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Editions

There are three Call of Duty: Modern Warfare editions with bonus items available at all stores and two GameStop exclusives. One of these is a massive $199.99 special edition that isn’t fully announced yet.

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Base game – $59.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Operator Edition – $79.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Operator Enhanced Edition – $99.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Precision Edition – $99.99
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Dark Edition – $199.99
  • PS4 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Bundle – $399 with PS4 Pro

Each option comes with a Prestige Token for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and with the more expensive versions, you get Operator Edition Premium Digital Items. The Enhanced Edition includes 3,000 Call of Duty Points. The Precision edition packs in digital and real-world bonus items.

Here’s our full guide on which Call of Duty: Modern Warfare edition you should buy in 2019.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Battle Pass

Activision announced that they will not offer a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season Pass, but instead will focus on free maps and cross play support.

We finally know how they will handle in-app purchases to some degree. There is a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Battle Pass system that will allow you to complete missions and level up to unlock new in-game content. This is in place of loot boxes.

You can also earn Call of Duty Points while you level up and unlock weapon skins and cosmetic variants.

There will be free Battle Pass and paid Battle Pass levels. Right now we don’t know all the details, and it will not launch with the game, but we do have a better idea of what is coming. Here’s more on the Battle Pass.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Cross-Play

This is the first year for Call of Duty Cross play and this is how it will work. First off, you will need an Activision ID or Call of Duty account to link up with friends on a different console.

When you are playing against other users, the matchmaking is input based. That means if you are using a Mouse and Keyboard on the console, you play against other users with mouse and keyboard on console and PC. If you play with a controller, you’ll match up with other users who are also using a controller.

This means no inherent edge from the type of controller you use, and it could limit how you squad up.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Systems

The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare release is coming to the PS4, Xbox One and PS4. This includes all models of these consoles, though you can expect better graphics on the Xbox One X, PS4 Pro and on higher-end gaming PCs.

There is cross-play support that will allow gamers to play across all three systems. The PC version is only available on Blizzard, so you won’t find it on Steam.

There is no support for the Nintendo Switch, and you shouldn’t expect to see it added later on down the line.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Setting

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is a realistic Call of Duty game set in modern times and it will play off of stories pulled straight from the news. We’re waiting to learn more about the Campaign and the Special Ops modes, but after looking at the multiplayer component we know that you can expect fast, grounded combat with modern weapons.

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Pre-Order if You Are Stoked about Modern Warfare

Pre-Order if You Are Stoked about Modern Warfare

Are you excited that the 2019 Call of Duty is finally taking us back to Modern Warfare? Is the chance to play a Call of Duty game set in the modern times that deals with conflicts and issues ripped straight from the headlines something you want to experience?

If you answered yes to either of these questions there is enough information about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to make it an easy purchase even this far ahead of the release date. 

The return of familiar characters is a big plus, as is a campaign that is a new story plus co-op , cross-play and multiplayer all offer a lot of reasons to get excited about this release. 

Forget the future and get ready for a dark look at the here and now with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. If this sounds like an experience you want, pre-order now. 

You can pre-order at Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, Microsoft, Sony and




  1. call of duty mobile

    05/05/2019 at 4:26 am

    wow great information, I also wrote a detailed article on call of duty mobile on my blog.

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  2. bryan

    05/14/2019 at 6:41 pm

    Will it come out on steam.

  3. GoomanHLR

    05/30/2019 at 11:40 am

    I am ABSOLUTLEY stoked for this, I will save the $60 and possibly wait in a line to get this! I loved the MW series, and will LOVE MW4, too!

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