Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition skins, campaign early access and more

The Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition might cost a little more, but it comes with some great bonuses from day one, including campaign early access

Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition bonuses: Red Team 141 Operator skins

The Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition is a great way to add some exclusive skins to your collection from day one and get a leg up on the Warzone 2.0 battle pass, as well as other bonuses for both FPS games. So what’s included, and do they carry over to older Call of Duty games?

If you didn’t preorder the Vault Edition ahead of the Modern Warfare 2 release date onwards, don’t fret – the edition is still available to purchase, and includes all rewards detailed below (aside from campaign early access, of course). Read on for all the details you need on the MW2 Vault Edition skins, weapon blueprints, and more.

Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition bonuses: promotional images of Ghost, with his skull mask. One is staring at the camera while another is looking through the scope on his gun.

Campaign early access

Perhaps the biggest draw for pre-ordering the Vault Edition as soon as possible was the ability to get campaign access a week early. This means players had one week to blitz through the single-player component of Modern Warfare 2, ticking off all the achievements and collectibles, before dropping into multiplayer as the servers went live on October 28. It’s likely that they met many Modern Warfare 2 operators and got to try out some of the best guns before anyone else.

Operator skins

Ghost is, of course, a legendary character from the Modern Warfare series, and while Soap, Price and Farah hold their own, they all don masks based on the main character in this pack featuring Red Team 141. Task Force 141: Ghost, Soap, Price, and Farah, are all included, with new, intimidating red skins and their own Ghost masks.

The four operator skins will be available to owners of Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition from day one – or whenever the Operator Pack is purchased from then on.

Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition bonuses: FJX Cinder weapon vault showing a gun with red decals and attachments.

FJX Cinder weapon vault

The first ever weapon vault will also be yours if you purchase the Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition. Dubbed by Activision as the “ultimate weapon blueprint”, a weapon vault is almost like a blueprint-plus, unlocking every attachment for the weapon in question, all with the same aesthetics across the board so that you can switch seamlessly to your favourite weapon loadout. The first, the FJX Cinder, gives your weapon of choice a stylish red look on all weapon attachments.

Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition bonuses: Ghost Legacy pack showing several operators with skull masks holding guns.

Ghost Legacy Pack

We’ve already discussed the legendary impact of Ghost, but there’s more with the Ghost Legacy pack. While the Red Team operator pack includes Ghost-themed skins for other characters, the Ghost Legacy Pack has plenty of customisation items for the Ghost Operator himself. Owners of the Vault Edition will immediately get access to 12 existing Ghost skins and ten weapon skins across the current iteration of Warzone and Modern Warfare (2019).

Warzone 2 battle pass

If you’re planning on dropping into the Call of Duty battle royale when Warzone relaunches on November 16, you will get a leg up on the battle pass with 50 free tier skips, taking you halfway there before you’ve even started. While we’re not entirely sure at this point, it’s likely your skins and other battle pass items earned this way will cross over between Warzone 2 and MW2 when the two integrate later in the year – much in the same way they did with Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard.

Whether or not you fancy picking up the Vault Edition, you’ll still need to know all the Modern Warfare 2 maps and game modes featured in the upcoming multiplayer mode, including those we saw in the beta. We also have information about upcoming Modern Warfare 2 DLC, as well as what we can expect from Modern Warfare Season 1 and its accompanying battle pass in the near future.