How to Pre-Load MW3 Campaign

Here's how to pre-load MW3 Campaign.
Here's how to pre-load MW3 Campaign. / Activision

Wondering how to pre-load MW3 Campaign? We have everything you need to know about the mode's early access period.

As fans eagerly await the arrival of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, they can first explore the newest Campaign a week before release day. With new storylines, Open Combat Missions, and Verdansk teasers, MW3 Campaign promises a major bounce back from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

Here's a breakdown of how to pre-load MW3 Campaign so you do not miss a second of the action.

How to Pre-Load MW3 Campaign

To pre-load MW3 Campaign, players must first pre-order any digital edition of Modern Warfare 3. Only once the game is purchased will fans be able to pre-load and play the Campaign early access. Make sure you also have the Call of Duty HQ app downloaded as well.

Then, pre-loading MW3 becomes simple, especially if you have automatic updates enabled on your preferred platform. The game will pre-load itself onto your PC, Xbox, or PlayStation without any extra steps on your part.

For those who need to manually pre-load MW3 to gain early access to Campaign, you must go to either the Microsoft Store or the PlayStation Store, search for MW3, and select the Download option once the pre-load becomes available. Those on Steam or must search MW3 in their Library and then select "preload."

When Can I Pre-Load MW3 Campaign?

Players can pre-load MW3 Campaign on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2023, at 1 p.m. ET. Pre-loading the game a day early guarantees you will be loading into your first mission as soon as the mode goes live.

According to PlayStation Game Size on X, the PS5 file size for MW3 early access is just under 51 GB. Plus, the Call of Duty HQ app is 100 GB, so make sure you have close to 151 GB of free space on your PS5 before trying to pre-load MW3 Campaign.

The file sizes for Xbox and PC are still unknown, but expect them to be similar in size to the PS5 update.

When Does MW3 Campaign Early Access Start?

MW3 Campaign early access starts on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, at 1 p.m. ET. Those who successfully pre-ordered MW3 and pre-loaded the game will have access to Campaign a full week before MW3 launches on Friday, Nov. 10.