Activision clarified that this preload is strictly for the single-player campaign: the preload for the full release, which will also include multiplayer and special ops, begins next week, just before the official release date. Modern Warfare 2 will finally be fully unlocked on October 27th at 9PM.
Campaign Preload Times for Reserve Players: M at 10 am. Pacific Time, October 19 1 p.m. ET, October 19 At 6 p.m. M. BST, 19 October 4 a.m. AEDT, October 20
The preload announcement also detailed system requirements for those who aren’t sure whether Modern Warfare 2 will run on their platform. The basic requirements were revealed in September, but the new breakdown breaks down into four different specs.
Minimum System Requirements: CPU:Intel Core I3-6100 / Core I5-2500K or AMD Ryzen 3 1200RAM: 4GB Storage:72GB at launchGPU:Minimum: Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon RX 470, 2GBHi-Res Asset Cache (optional disk space that can be used to stream Hi-Res assets. The option can be disabled in game settings):up to 32 GB
Recommended: CPU:Intel Core I5-6600K / Core I7-4770 or AMD Ryzen 5 1400RAM:6GBGPU:Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 580, 4GBStorage:72GB at launchHi-Res Asset Cache:Up to 32 GB
Competitive: CPU:Intel Core I7-8700K or AMD Ryzen 7 1800X RAM:16GBStorage:72GB at launchGPU:Nvidia GeForce RTX 3060Ti or AMD Radeon RX 5700 XT, 8GBHi-Res Asset Cache:Up to 32 GB
Ultra 4K: CPU:Intel Core I9-9900K or AMD Ryzen 9 3900XRAM:16GBStorage: 72GB at launchGPU:Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 or AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT, 10GBHi-Res Asset Cache: Up to 64 GB
Regardless of your hardware specifications, you’ll also need Windows 10 64-bit with the latest updates installed and the latest drivers for your video card.