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How to play Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer free access: Dates & content

Here’s how you can play Modern Warfare 2’s multiplayer mode for free and dive into Season 1 Reloaded content like Shipment.

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Modern Warfare 2 Shipment Operators

Modern Warfare 2’s free access period will allow players to test out the latest Call of Duty title. Here’s how to join in on the multiplayer fun with Modern Warfare 2 free access.

An upcoming Modern Warfare 2 free access period will allow Call of Duty fans to test out the franchise’s latest offering. Modern Warfare 2 became the fastest-selling Call of Duty game of all time, and now more players will get a chance to join the action thanks to a free trial.

Activision will periodically hand out free access trials to try and entice new players to experience the latest Call of Duty. The free access period for Modern Warfare 2 will allow players to check out the multiplayer mode with Season 1 Reloaded content in the spotlight.

Here’s everything you need to know about the free access period for Modern Warfare 2.

When is the Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer free trial?

The first ever Modern Warfare 2 free access period will occur from December 15 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT to December 19 at 10 AM PT / 1 PM ET / 6 PM GMT.

This will give Call of Duty fans five days to test out Modern Warfare 2 for free. Multiplayer free access for Modern Warfare 2 will likely come and go throughout its seasons, so we’ll let you know when to expect the next one.

How to download Modern Warfare 2 free access

To play Modern Warfare 2 for free during the free access period, you need to find the game in your platform’s store.

Here’s how to download Modern Warfare 2 free access:

  1. Go to your respective console’s store – PlayStation, Xbox, Steam, etc
  2. Search for “Modern Warfare 2 Free Access” on console or look for the “Play Free” button on PC.
  3. A free trial for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 should be available to download
  4. Download it, and launch the game to play

Modern Warfare 2 free access content: Shipment, modes & more

Modern Warfare 2 Shipment

Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer free access will restrict players to three maps: Shipment, Farm 18, and El Asilo. You’ll find the playlist under MP Trial Mosh Pit.

Luckily, players will be able to test out the new and improved version of Shipment that arrived with the Season 1 Reloaded update. Furthermore, Farm 18 is a fan favorite that is sure to please players.

In terms of game modes, you can jump into Team Deathmatch, Kill Confirmed, Domination, and Hardpoint. This offers a diverse selection of objective-based modes and kill races.

You’ll be able to experience the above modes in the standard first-person perspective, or the new third-person mode that returned to Modern Warfare 2.


For more, check out what you need to know about Raids’ Veteran mode and all of the weapon buffs & nerfs in Modern Warfare 2’s Season 1 Reloaded update.

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