How to Pre-Download Season 5 Warzone

How to pre-download Season 5 Warzone, explained.
How to pre-download Season 5 Warzone, explained. | Courtesy of Infinity Ward

Knowing how to pre-download Season 5 Warzone can make a world of difference for players looking to get into the action as soon as possible. With download size approaching 40GB, Warzone's upcoming update will take most players a hefty chunk of time to apply — which makes doing it ahead of release all the more appealing.

Unfortunately for most Warzone players, this feature isn't yet available. Here's how those who can pre-load the update do so.

How to Pre-Download Season 5 Warzone

Only Warzone players on PlayStation 4 can pre-download the new season, leaving Xbox and PC users out in the cold.

"Xbox does not support the ability to pre-download," publisher Activision said in a statement. "Similarly, Battle.net does not currently support pre-downloads for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare or Warzone."

While it's possible to pre-download entire games on both Xbox and PC, it's also possible that infrastructure isn't in place for updates. Regardless, the outcome remains: only PS4 users can pre-download Warzone Season 5.

PS4 users were randomly sorted into two groups for pre-downloading. The first group could begin pre-downloading Sunday, Aug. 2, and the second could begin Monday, Aug. 3. To pre-download, players could either highlight the Modern Warfare or Warzone tile on the PS4 home screen, press the Options button, and check for updates, or they could enable Automatic Downloads. Pre-downloading the update requires 120GB of free storage space.

Warzone Season 5 begins at 2 a.m. ET Wednesday, when it will bring a running train to Verdansk.