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How to preload Warzone 2

Save yourself from a painful headache by learning how to preload Warzone 2 to avoid downloading over 100GB worth of data on launch day

Call of Duty Warzone 2 pre load: a solider holding an assault rifle as the sun goes down

Want to know how to preload Warzone 2? Warzone 2 is almost upon us, which means you’re going to have to download 100GB+ worth of data if you want to be up and running on launch day. With only a few days to go before the main event, it’s important to prepare your computer by downloading Warzone 2 ahead of time.

Fortunately, preloading Warzone 2 is a simple process. To preload Warzone 2, you need to open up Battle.net, click the Warzone 2 icon and press the big blue ‘Install’ button. Once the files have finished downloading, you just need to wait for the 16th. If you already have Modern Warfare 2 installed, that installation includes the preload files for Warzone 2. Check out our Warzone 2 release time guide to find out precisely when you can get onto the servers.

When can I preload Warzone 2?

You can preload Warzone 2 using the Battle.net client on PC. The option will be available from November 14 at 10am PT / 1pm ET / 6pm GMT. There’s also an update coming on November 15 for Warzone Season 1 which all players will need to download in order to play.  Just make sure your PC meets the Call of Duty Warzone 2 system requirements before hopping in.

Can I preload Warzone 2 on Steam?

Yes, you can preload Warzone 2 on Steam. If you already have Modern Warfare 2 installed on Steam, you’ll already have Warzone 2 preloaded. This means you won’t have to download the entire game as Modern Warfare 2 shares most of its assets with the battle royale game.

How to preload Warzone 2 on PS4, PS5, and Xbox

On your respective console, head to the store and find the search bar. Type in Warzone, navigate through the Call of Duty games until you find Warzone 2, and press the ‘Preload’ or ‘Install’ button.

That’s everything you need to know to preload Warzone 2. You’ve still got some time to unlock the best Warzone 2 guns in Modern Warfare 2 to give yourself a competitive edge against your opponents. Utilise these weapons to create the best Warzone 2 loadouts – these carefully constructed class setups have been designed to help you land your next win.