Play Modern Warfare 2 MP For Free This Weekend

If you don't already own Modern Warfare 2, then this weekend you're treated to a chance to play the latest Infinity Ward war shooter for free.

Starting Thursday, April 8, gamers on Steam can download and play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer free of charge during a special Free Weekend promotion. Even though the wonderful freeness hasn't started yet, those who want to get in as early as possible can begin pre-loading now.

For the rest of you who have been playing MW2 since last year… well, be prepared for an influx of newbies this weekend. It could be like shooting fish in a barrel.

Check it out on Steam here.

Marcus Yam
Marcus Yam served as Tom's Hardware News Director during 2008-2014. He entered tech media in the late 90s and fondly remembers the days when an overclocked Celeron 300A and Voodoo2 SLI comprised a gaming rig with the ultimate street cred.
  • sliem
    How big of a download...?
  • rjkucia
    Hmm... maybe Infinity Ward isn't all that bad.
  • AMW1011
    rjkuciaHmm... maybe Infinity Ward isn't all that bad.
    No, they are...
  • hopiamani
    I wanna see if it is worth the purchase even without dedicated servers. I guess that's the plan behind the promotion.
  • mlopinto2k1
    :bounce: "pre-loading" :bounce:
  • I guess tech forums will soon be swamped with Strict NAT threads.
  • cliffro
    Anyone else notice this in the tags?

    LOL <-Link

    It says "Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual"

    Apparently whoever is responsible has a sense of humor.
  • toxxel
    sliemHow big of a download...?3965MB.
  • Shadow703793
    Wait..... why would any one waste bandwidth/time downloading this cr@ppy game for PC?
  • Shadow703793
    cliffroAnyone else notice this in the tags?LOL <-LinkIt says "Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual"Apparently whoever is responsible has a sense of humor.:lol: Website fail.