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How to download just Call of Duty: Warzone, not Modern Warfare, on PC

It's an easy process, thankfully.

Call of Duty: Warzone is here and it’s a free-to-play battle royale extravaganza that anyone can try out risk-free.

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Warzone is available on Blizzard’s launcher on PC and you can play it without buying Modern Warfare. But there’s a little bit of a catch involved.

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If you own Modern Warfare, Warzone will be accessible in the game’s main menu once you download the game update that was released on March 10. Just update the game, open it, and select Warzone from the main menu.

If you don’t own Modern Warfare, your launcher should look like the image above. You’ll need to click on the “MW” icon on the left sidebar to get access to Warzone.

Here’s where you download Warzone. To play it, you’ll need to download the entirety of Modern Warfare, too, but you won’t have access to the rest of the game unless you purchase it. There’s no getting around it—to play Warzone, you’ll need to download the entire Modern Warfare game. You don’t have to pay for the rest of it unless you want to, however.

The Warzone download (which includes the file size of all Modern Warfare, including multiplayer, campaign, and Spec Ops), is rather large. The game in its entirety is well over 100 GB, so be ready to wait before you can hop into Warzone.

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Scott Duwe
Staff Writer & Call of Duty lead. Professional writer for over 10 years. Lover of all things Marvel, Destiny 2, Metal Gear, Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, and more. Previous bylines include PC Gamer, Red Bull Esports, Fanbyte, and Esports Nation. DogDad to Yogi the Corgi, sports fan (NY Yankees, NY Jets, NY Rangers, NY Knicks), Paramore fanatic, cardio enthusiast.