Where Can You Get Modern Warfare II? [Stores & Editions]

Dejan Cvetnarevic
Dejan Cvetnarevic

Updated · Oct 13, 2022


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After watching or even playing the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Beta, you might be wondering: “Where can I get Modern Warfare II”?

Well, it’s available across various PlayStation, Xbox, and PC stores, and we tell you more about it and the editions you can purchase below.

Let’s dive in!

Where Can I Get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II?

The MWII successful marketing campaign and Beta Weekends have spurred the interest of avid FPS gamers everywhere, who can’t wait until October 28th for the game’s release.

So to make it available to everyone, Activision offers even more extensive console and desktop platform support this time around:

  • PlayStation
  • Xbox
  • Battle.net
  • Steam

If you pre-order the game digitally, you can start the story mode a week before release, giving you ample time to complete the campaign and get ready for the multiplayer experience.

However, before purchasing the game, you should also read about the new and innovative changes Infinity Ward implemented in MWII over its predecessor and the best graphics settings that will help you optimize your gaming experience.

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1. How to Get MWII on PlayStation?

If you are a PS owner, you can easily purchase a digital copy of MWII straight from the PlayStation Store or get it from retailers if you want to own a physical copy.

The PlayStation MWII is available for both PS4 and PS5 in two editions::

  • Cross-Gen Bundle at $69.99
  • Vault Edition at $99.99

Note: You need a PS Plus subscription to play the game online.

Physical Copy Differences Between PS4 and PS5

There are key differences between the MWII physical copies on PS4 and PS5:

  • The PS4 version is a Cross-Gen Bundle version, meaning it unlocks a free digital upgrade for PS5;
    • Note: The disc is required to play the PS5 version.
  • The PS5 version is next-generation only, so you cannot play it on PS4;
  • Both versions are available at $69.99.

2. How to Get MWII on Xbox?

Xbox gamers have access to the same offer as their PS counterparts, and they can purchase both a digital and a physical copy of the game.

You can get a digital copy of MWII for either Xbox One or Xbox X|S in two versions:

  • Cross-Gen Bundle at $69.99
  • Vault Edition at $99.99

Note: Online play requires an Xbox Game Pass subscription.

3. How to Get MWII on Battle.net?

If you are a PC gamer, the best place to get Call of Duty: MWII is via the Battle.net Shop, as it’s Activision’s official store.

Here, you can buy one of two editions:

  • Standard Edition at $69.99
  • Vault Edition at $99.99

Currently, there are no additional subscription costs to play the game through Battle.net, and the only requirement is to have a mobile phone number linked to your Battle.net account.

4. How to Get MWII on Steam?

Thankfully, the biggest PC gaming platform in the world—Steam—sees the return of Call of Duty with this year’s title.

Modern Warfare II is available for purchase through its official Steam Store page in:

  • Standard Edition at $69.99
  • Vault Edition at $99.99

Just like with Battle.net’s version, the only requirement to play the game on Steam is to have a mobile phone number linked to your account.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II Editions Explained

Infinity Ward’s latest and bestest Call of Duty comes in both digital (for consoles and PCs) and physical copies (for consoles) in two main editions:

  • Standard (PCs) or Cross-Gen (consoles) Edition at $69.99
  • Digital-only Vault Edition at $99.99

If you get either edition before release, you get certain pre-order bonuses that we list below.

What’s included in the Standard and the Cross-Gen Editions?

The $69.99 price tag gets you the following items:

  • The base game,
  • Early access to the beta,
  • 7-day early campaign access for pre-orders.

Also, you can use the Cross-Gen version on both old and new-gen consoles.

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What does the MWII Vault Edition come with?

If you want the ultimate MWII experience, go for the digital Vault Edition and all it offers:

  • Ghost Legacy Pack—10 AR weapon blueprints and 12 operator skins for the fan-favorite Ghost operator available upon purchase for use in Modern Warfare (2019) and Call of Duty: Warzone;
  • Red Team 141 Operator Pack—4 operator skins for Farah, Ghost, Price, and Soap themed around Ghost and available in Multiplayer and Warzone 2.0;
  • FJX Cinder Weapon Vault—the first-ever weapon vault usable in the new Gunsmith 2.0 system to unlock every attachment of a specific weapon platform;
  • Season 1 Battle Pass and 50 Tier Skips—get access to the first Battle Pass and immediately level it up to the halfway mark;
  • Double XP—10 hours of Double XP and Double Weapon XP tokens if you purchase the Vault Edition via the in-game store of the previous games.

Note: You can upgrade any digital Standard or Cross-Gen edition to the Vault Edition by paying the price difference through the store where you originally bought the game.

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How to get the CODE (Call of Duty Endowment) Edition?

The CODE Edition is a physical copy for consoles sold exclusively by select sellers, and it comes with a CODE-themed Calling Card, Animated Emblem, and Sticker that you can use in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II, Warzone 2.0, and DMZ.

Note: This game version will not work on a digital-only PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series S.

Pre-Order Bonuses

Finally, if you pull the trigger and purchase the game before its official release, you will get additional goodies in addition to early access to the campaign story.

For instance, all digital pre-orders come with additional content for CoD: Warzone and CoD: Vanguard in the form of two bundles:

  • Final Judgement Bundle:
      • Deathknell Legendary Operator Skin for Lucas
      • Bloodthirsty Legendary Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint
      • Death's Judgment Legendary Calling Card
      • Underworldly Legendary Emblem
      • Devil's Head Epic Reticle
      • Night Stalk Epic Sticker
      • I Look Intimidating Rare Quip
      • Bloody Nose Rare Quip
  • Khaled Al-Asad Operator Bundle:
    • Rough Revolutionary and Warlord Legendary Operator Skins for Al-Asad
    • Bloody Coup Legendary Assault Rifle Weapon Blueprint
    • Machination Legendary LMG Weapon Blueprint
    • The Immortal Lion Legendary Player Title
    • Captured on Camera Legendary Weapon Charm
    • Urzikstan Forever Legendary Emblem
    • The Second Horseman Legendary Spray
    • Al-Qatala Epic Sticker
    • Explosive Charisma Epic Calling Card
    • Bring Your Armies, Only Long Enough, Seek For Me, Only Mercy, Still You Fall, Worth Less, and A Busy Man Rare Quips

Note: These two bundles are unusable on Steam since CoD: Warzone and CoD: Vanguard are not available on this platform.

PlayStation Exclusive Pre-Order Bonus

PS players who pre-order a digital copy will get access to the Oni Operator Pack, which includes: an operator skin, a high-level weapon blueprint, and dual-wield knives.

Stay Frosty

Ultimately, if you are set on playing Modern Warfare II, buy it before release to get plenty of pre-order benefits, some of which you can also use in the previous titles. True fans should also consider purchasing the ultimate Vault Edition, as it comes with a lot of additional goodies and perks that will help you get the jump on the competition from the first day.


Dejan Cvetnarevic

Dejan Cvetnarevic

Dejan is a techie at heart who always dreamed of turning his fascination with gaming into a career. He finds working for TechJury a perfect opportunity to express his views of all kinds of different software. Being an avid reader, particularly of fantasy and sci-fi, Dejan pursued a degree in English Language and Literature. When not at his computer, he’s watching sports or playing tabletop games.

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