How To Preload Warzone 2.0 (PC, Xbox, PlayStation)

Get into the action without wasting any time!

Umer Cheema
Umer Cheema
7 Min Read

After so much hype, Warzone 2.0 is finally coming out on November 16, 2022, at 10 AM PST for all platforms. In classic Warzone fashion, the file size is absolutely insane! So, if you want to dive right into the action without having to wait for the game to download, you can preload it right now!

That is why this guide will show you how to preload Warzone 2.0 on PC, Xbox, and PlayStation. Ask your friends to preload the game as well so that you can play it as soon as it launches without having to wait for anything. Since the download size is quite large, it will depend on your internet speed to see how quickly it downloads.

How to Preload Call of Duty Warzone 2 on PC

If you are playing Warzone 2.0 on a PC, you can download it from two different stores – Steam and We have listed down how you can preload Warzone 2.0 on both of these stores so that you can use whichever you prefer.

How to Preload Call of Duty Warzone 2 on Steam

Preload Warzone 2 on Steam

When you launch Steam right now, you will see a pop-up appear that says “Pre-load now”. If you press it, you will be taken to the store page of the game where you can start downloading it. However, if, for some reason you did not get this pop-up or you skipped it, don’t worry.

Alternatively, you can go to the store page and search for Modern Warfare 2 or Warzone 2.0. Once you open the page, you will have to scroll down a bit and click on “Pre-load game”.

Choose your drive where you want to download the game

Doing so will bring up the classic Steam pop-up where you have to select which drive you want to download the game. The initial size is just 21.35 GB but that is too good to be true – and you know it! The total size for Modern Warfare 2 Warzone 2.0 will be somewhere around 125 GB.

How to Preload Call of Duty Warzone 2 on

If you prefer using, you can preload the game over there as well. All you have to do is launch the application and go to All Games. This tab is located on the top-left of the application, and it is quite hard to miss.

Once you are in “All Games”, you need to select “Call of Duty: MW2 | WZ2.0” from the list. It will be the first option available.

How To Preload Warzone 2.0

After opening the page, you will see a large blue button that will say “Pre-Install WZ2.0”. Click that option and another pop-up will appear.

How To Preload Warzone 2.0

Finally, you will see the installation option which will allow you to change the location of the game and whether you want to create a desktop shortcut or not. As with Steam, the download size will appear 24.90 GB but once you download it, you will get tons of updates which will bring the total size somewhere around 125 GB.

How to Preload Call of Duty Warzone 2 on PlayStation

How To Preload Warzone 2.0

To preload Warzone 2.0 on your PS5 PS4, you need to do the following steps:

  • Go to PlayStation Store
  • Search Warzone 2.0
  • Click on the first search result
Search for Warzone to download the game
  • Preload the game.
Choose Warzone 2.0 from the settings

However, you might run into an issue where you only get the option to purchase Modern Warfare 2. In that case, you need to press the three-dot icon on the right side and choose Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0. Once you do that, you will get an option to download the PS5 version of the game or both.

Press the download button to start preloading it

If you are on the PS5, I suggest only downloading the PS5 version. Also, keep in mind that this will also download the base files for Modern Warfare 2, bringing your total file size to around 125 GB. Make sure that you have sufficient storage space in your console.

How to Preload Call of Duty Warzone 2 on Xbox

To preload Warzone 2.0 on Xbox, you have to go to the Xbox Store and search for Warzone. Once you do that, you will see a few results which will include Modern Warfare 2 as well. However, you want to select Warzone 2.0 option and press it.

Choose which edition you want and download the game

Now, you will see an option to “GET” the game. Press it and it will take you to the next screen. Over here, you will have to choose which edition to get and if you want to download other files like Multiplayer, Campaign, and more.

Preloading the game on Xbox

After choosing your edition, you will get a message that states that the game is downloading. Depending on your internet speed, the game will be preloaded and ready to play when it is done.


And there you have it, that is everything you need to know about how to preload Warzone 2.0. The game comes out on November 16, 2022, at 10 AM PST for all platforms. So, if you want to play with your friends without any delay, you should preload the game right now. Trust me; it’s gonna take some time to download.

Are you excited about the game? Which feature are you looking forward to the most? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!

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By day, Umer loves writing about games and talking about them; by night, he is an avid gamer that loves playing League of Legends and RTS games. Being a massive fan of Metal Gear Solid, you'll find Umer always praising the legendary Hideo Kojima.

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