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Modern Warfare 3 preload guide: release time, file size, and preorder

Load your mags and get ready to go weapons hot because Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is so close you can nearly smell the gunpowder. The Call of Duty franchise has yet to miss a year since the original Modern Warfare, and even though this is the second Modern Warfare 3 we’ve had, this is obviously a completely new battlefield. Not only will the campaign wrap up the globe-trotting plotline set up in the prior two games, but you can expect the usual suite of modes, including multiplayer, zombies, and tie-ins with the hit Warzone 2. With the betas all concluded, fans are left with nothing to look forward to except the full release, but there is still a way to get ready. Here’s all the intel you need on preloading Modern Warfare 3.

Modern Warfare 3 release time

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Ready up and pre-order Modern Warfare III for Campaign Early Access #MW3 pic.twitter.com/wEr3PDYvXw

— Call of Duty (@CallofDuty) October 19, 2023

If you have preordered Modern Warfare 3, you will get a full week of early access to the campaign starting at 10 a.m. PT on November 2 or your local equivalent. For everyone else, the game will launch on November 10. Preloading will begin starting at 10 a.m. PT on November 1.

Modern Warfare 3 file size

🚨 Call of Duty® Update 01.030.000 (PS5) Added to database.

New Download Size : 89.019 GB (01.029.000 : 84.058 GB)

That's Mean if you don't have Call Of Duty HQ yet and you want to play Campaign Only, you Need To Download 𝟭𝟰𝟬.𝟬𝟬𝟯 𝗚𝗕

🟧 #CallofDuty pic.twitter.com/86XZtycFxr

— PlayStation Game Size (@PlaystationSize) October 30, 2023

The only file size we have so far is for the campaign packs, which are split into two downloads. Pack 1 is listed as being 18.042 GB, while pack 2 is 32.942 GB. This is just shy of 51 GB combined, so make sure you free up a good deal of HD space before preloading starts, especially considering that this doesn’t account for multiplayer.

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You will also need the Call of Duty HQ file, which adds another 89.019 GB on top of everything.

Modern Warfare 3 preload options

As long as you have preordered any edition of Modern Warfare 3, you are able to preload the game at the abovementioned time on November 1 through whichever storefront you purchased the game on.

Modern Warfare 3 preorder details

Modern Warfare 3 can still be preordered on the official site, with both a Cross-Gen/Standard edition and Vault Edition currently available.

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