How to install Call of Duty Modern Warfare

You are a great fan of Call of Duty , the historical series of war shooter created by Activision, and you have decided to get your hands on Call of Duty Modern Warfare , the excellent chapter of the saga released in 2019. However, you did not understand in what so you can use them on your console or on your PC and, moreover, you also have some doubts about the differences between the latter and other games of the same series.

Don’t worry: in this tutorial I will dispel all your doubts about it, as I will explain in detail how to install Call of Duty Modern Warfare . In case you were wondering, I will thoroughly analyze all the issues related to the other games related to it, from COD Warzone to the Remastered of Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare, giving you the possibility to appropriately distinguish the individual games.

Courage: if you are ready to take action, carefully read the quick instructions that you find below and put them into practice to get Modern Warfare on the platforms on which you usually carry out your videogame “raids”. There is nothing left for me to do, except wish you good reading and have fun!


  • Preliminary information
  • How to install Call of Duty Modern Warfare PS4
    • Purchase and install it from PlayStation Store
    • Purchase and install it from COD Warzone
    • How to download Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered PS4
  • How to install Call of Duty Modern Warfare Xbox One
  • How to install Call of Duty Modern Warfare PC

Preliminary information

Before going into the details of the procedure on how to install Call of Duty Modern Warfare , I think it may interest you to know more about this title, since there are some players who make a bit of “confusion” between Modern Warfare and Warzone, as well as with the “old” COD 4 Modern Warfare.

Well, the intricate skein unravels like this: Modern Warfare (2019) is a “classic” title in the Activision series, a chapter that includes both the campaign mode and the online multiplayer features.

Call of Duty Warzone , on the other hand, was released in 2020 and is a free downloadable video game belonging to the Battle Royale genre. For reasons related to marketing, Activision has decided to “combine” the two games, Modern Warfare (2019) and Warzone, showing options related to the first even to those who have only installed Warzone .

This is an effective method for Activision to try to push sales of Modern Warfare (2019), by initiating periods in which users can try the multiplayer mode of the latter and allowing users to make the purchase directly from the main Warzone menu. .

In short, it is no coincidence that you can often read, for example in the main menu of the PS4, Call of Duty Modern Warfare instead of Warzone, or that you are faced with the word Call of Duty Modern Warfare Warzone , as happens for the game icon.

Having resolved this doubt, it is time to deal with another possible “problem”. In fact, if you are a gamer with a few years behind you, you will surely remember that there is a game called Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare , released in 2007 . Well, the latter is a “classic” title of the saga but more dated than the chapter released in 2019.

Among other things, Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare has seen the release of a remastered version, that is, a re-edition that has improved the original game while remaining faithful to the same. The latter arrived on the market in 2016 .

In short, you have to pay a little attention to distinguish the four games accurately: Call of Duty Modern Warfare (classic, 2019), Call of Duty Warzone (Battle Royale, 2020), Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare (classic, 2007) ) and Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare Remastered (reissue, 2016).

For more details on the titles launched over the years by Activision, I recommend that you refer to my guide to the best Call of Duty .

How to install Call of Duty Modern Warfare PS4

After explaining the differences between the various titles related to Modern Warfare, I would say that you are ready to download the latter. The first platform I will consider is PlayStation 4 . Below you will find, therefore, all the indications of the case, both as regards Modern Warfare (2019) and as regards Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare Remastered (2016) .

Purchase and install it from PlayStation Store

If you intend to buy the game in its digital version, you can do so directly from the PlayStation Store , the online store accessible from the PlayStation 4.

To do this, you need a few prerequisites: your PS4 must be connected to the internet and have a properly set up PlayStation Network profile , as well as a payment method configured.

To connect your console to the Internet, just go to Settings> Network> Set up Internet connection and choose whether to use a Wi-Fi network , thus entering the access key , or whether to use an Ethernet cable connection .

As for the access to the PlayStation Network , however, you can create a new PSN profile starting from the path Settings> PlayStation Network> Account Management> Sign in to PlayStation Network and pressing on the option New PlayStation Network user? Create an account .

If you have any questions regarding this step and the complete procedure, you can refer to my guide on how to access PlayStation Network , in which I have explained in detail both how to connect the console to the Internet and how to set up the PSN account.

At this point, start the PlayStation Store , using the appropriate icon in the main menu of the console (the shopping bag), and press the X button on the controller on the Search option at the top. Type, therefore, “cod modern warfare” and press on the box of Call of Duty Modern Warfare located on the right.

Then, first press the Add to Cart button and then the Proceed to Checkout button . You may be prompted to select the edition you want to buy, choosing between Standard and Battle Pass (which includes additional in-game items and 3,000 CP points).

At this stage, if you have not already done so, you will be prompted to set up a payment method . For all the relevant information and for the complete procedure relating to each possible configurable method on PS4, I suggest you consult my guide on how to pay on PlayStation Store .

Once the transaction is confirmed, the download and installation will start automatically . If not, just press the Download button . You can keep an eye on the download status by clicking on the notifications icon on the PS4 home screen. In any case, the system will warn you when you can start playing.

If, on the other hand, you have purchased the game in physical version , for example from an online store such as Amazon , you just need to insert the disc into the player of the PlayStation 4 to start the installation. If your console is properly connected to the Internet and has a PSN account already configured, the first time you start the game, any updates will automatically download and install .

Perfect, now you know everything there is to know about purchasing Call of Duty Modern Warfare for PS4, unrelated to other games. Just one thing: I remind you that to play the online modes you need to activate a subscription to PlayStation Plus .

Purchase and install it from COD Warzone

If you already have the free Call of Duty Warzone title installed on your PlayStation 4, you can proceed to purchase and install COD Modern Warfare directly from it.

To do this, start Call of Duty Warzone and, having arrived at the initial menu (the one in which there is the word “Warzone”), move to the left, towards the word Call of Duty MW . At this point, press the X button on the controller above the Buy Modern Warfare button , in order to view the various possibilities available.

Generally, Call of Duty Modern Warfare is sold in two editions: the Standard one containing only the game and the one called Battle Pass Edition , which also includes elements that can be used in-game and 3,000 CP points (which can also be useful in COD Warzone for purchase items in the Shop).

In any case, once you have chosen the edition you want to buy, press the X button on the pad above the appropriate box and complete the transaction via the PlayStation Store, following the procedure I explained to you in the previous chapter .

More precisely, you just need to confirm the purchase and possibly configure a payment method . Speaking of which, my guide on how to put credit card on PS4 may come in handy .

How to download Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered PS4

How do you say? Are you not interested in the chapter released in 2019, but in the remastered of Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare launched in 2016? No problem, I’ll explain immediately how to download the latter.

Well, it is available on the PlayStation Store (it is paid) or in physical version .


Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare – Remastered Ps4- Playstation 4

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This means that you just have to follow exactly the same instructions I explained in the chapter dedicated to Modern Warfare to be able to download the game.

Obviously, on the PlayStation Store you have to search for “call of duty modern warfare remastered” or keywords that will allow you to find the game. If the title does not appear in the search results, just select the icon of a package of points related to it and press on the Games page box , in order to enter the purchase screen. Alternatively, you can always purchase the physical version.

In short, following the aforementioned instructions you will have no problem in starting to play Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare Remastered on your console.

How to install Call of Duty Modern Warfare Xbox One

If you have an Xbox One , the procedure for installing Call of Duty Modern Warfare (or even Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered ) is very similar to what I illustrated in the chapter related to PlayStation 4 .

In fact, all you have to do is connect the console to the Internet , log into Xbox Live and purchase the game through the Xbox Store . In short, you shouldn’t have any particular problems in carrying out this operation, but for any doubts you can refer to my guides on how to connect Xbox to the Internet , how to create an Xbox Live account and how to buy games from the Xbox Store .

Once you have purchased COD Modern Warfare, the download and installation will start automatically . If, on the other hand, you have the physical version of the game, just insert the disc into the console player and download any updates .


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How to install Call of Duty Modern Warfare PC

If the platform you usually play from is the PC , the procedure for installing Modern Warfare is clearly different than the one seen for consoles. If you are looking for the minimum and recommended requirements , you can find them on the official Activision portal .

Returning to the game download, it is necessary to go through the client , or the service of Blizzard Entertainment, a software house with which Activision has entered into an agreement to distribute the game on computers. To proceed, therefore, connected to the official page of the game on .

Then select the edition you want to buy between Standard and Battle Pass and click on the Buy button (pressing the Try it button does not get a demo of the game, but you access the COD Warzone page).

At this point, you will be prompted to log in with your Blizzard account or create one. You can do this by clicking on Create a Blizzard account for free and following the instructions that appear on the screen. Alternatively, you can log in with Facebook , Google and Apple profiles .

After logging in, you may be asked to confirm your date of birth (as the game’s content is intended for a mature audience). At this point, it is time to close the transaction. Then press the Select a payment option button and choose a payment method between PayPal , credit / debit card and Blizzard balance .

In the first case you will be asked to log in to your PayPal account , in the second you will have to complete a form with billing information and card details and the third requires the use of your account balance, which can be “replenished” through special Blizzard prepaid cards . For more details on accepted payment methods, I recommend that you take a look at the official guidelines .

In any case, once the transaction is finished, the client download will start. Then open the .exe file obtained, click on the Yes button and wait for the Blizzard Agent update to be performed .

After that, you may need to log back into your Blizzard account. Finally, you just have to press the Start installation button to download and install Call of Duty Modern Warfare on your PC.

In short, starting to play Activision’s title on a computer is not that difficult. In any case, if you want to know more about the free title linked to Modern Warfare, you might be interested in taking a look at my guide on how to download Call of Duty Warzone on PC .

As for Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered , the procedure is totally different, as this game is downloadable via the Steam platform . For all the details on how to buy and install the game, I therefore recommend that you follow the instructions that you can find in my tutorial on how Steam works . Having said that, I just have to wish you a lot of fun!


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