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Modern Warfare 2's Cheapest Edition Costs $70

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With pre-orders live for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, fans have been quick to learn that the cheapest edition available costs $70.

Yesterday, Activision released the official global reveal for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, despite announcing the game back in May. The game is set to follow on from Infinity War's Modern Warfare reboot from 2019.

It's safe to say that the reveal has generated a lot of excitement within the COD community, with fans eager to get their pre-orders sorted. Despite the hype, however, one thing has left the community with a slightly sour taste in their mouths — the cost.

Modern Warfare 2 Costs $70 on Console and PC

As visible on the Modern Warfare pre-order site, the standard edition on PC will end up setting players back $70. The same price is also given for the game's Cross-Gen Bundle on PlayStation and Xbox.

As it stands, a separate and sole last-gen version has not currently been listed for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. Players appear to only be able to pre-order these versions as part of the Cross-Gen Bundle. It remains to be seen if a cheaper version will be made available exclusively for last-gen consoles.

Modern Warfare 2 will be the latest game to join the $70 digital edition trend, with the pricetag applying to Steam purchases. Call of Duty games, notoriously, tend to feature additional in-game purchases and microtransations, making its hefty price even more worrisome.

A premium version of the game is also available to pre-order. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Vault Edition sits at $99.99, and features a number of bonuses such as the Ghost Legacy Pack and Battle Pass.

Be sure to check out our coverage on all things Call of Duty and Modern Warfare 2, including our complete timeline on the history of the Call of Duty franchise.