Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend

Steam News announces preloads are underway for a free weekend of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, coinciding with the double-xp event currently underway for the military first-person shooter sequel. If you have the Steam client installed, you can kick off the preload on this page.
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend
May 6, 2010, 10:12
Ant
 
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend May 6, 2010, 10:12
May 6, 2010, 10:12
 Ant
 
Again? No thanks since I wasn't impressed with the last one!
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Re: Is Coop Available?
May 5, 2010, 21:53
JD
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Re: Is Coop Available? May 5, 2010, 21:53
May 5, 2010, 21:53
JD
 
jdreyer wrote on May 5, 2010, 18:16:
Okay, so you can play Multiplayer, and you can play Single Player with a crack. What I really want to do is play Spec Ops Coop with my brother who doesn't have the game.

Was anyone able to do that last time there was a free weekend?
I personally didn't try it last time, but I don't see why it wouldn't work. In the free trial you are downloading the entire game minus one file (the single-player executable).
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Is Coop Available?
May 5, 2010, 18:16
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Is Coop Available? May 5, 2010, 18:16
May 5, 2010, 18:16
 
Okay, so you can play Multiplayer, and you can play Single Player with a crack. What I really want to do is play Spec Ops Coop with my brother who doesn't have the game.

Was anyone able to do that last time there was a free weekend?

This comment was edited on May 5, 2010, 18:22.
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend
May 5, 2010, 16:54
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend May 5, 2010, 16:54
May 5, 2010, 16:54
 
Oh wow, MW2 multiplayer for me was a bag of shit. Console wasy of gaming for the pc is horrible, dedicated servers are the only way to play online.
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend
May 5, 2010, 16:16
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend May 5, 2010, 16:16
May 5, 2010, 16:16
 
Yay, double XP against level 1's.
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend
May 5, 2010, 15:23
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend May 5, 2010, 15:23
May 5, 2010, 15:23
 
Ugh. Every paying customer's bandwith is going to get raped again, all for the sake of a free weekend by a publisher who ORDERED Steam to sell the game two days later, which likely hurt Steam sales quite a bit.

Great job in pandering to those who'd love to see you die, Steam...

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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend
May 5, 2010, 15:21
JD
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend May 5, 2010, 15:21
May 5, 2010, 15:21
JD
 
StaTik wrote on May 5, 2010, 11:29:
An entire weekend? If you can dedicate 6hrs to the game both days you can play it twice. Six hours of single player, what a stellar value for $50!
I actually did that the last free weekend. All you need to get is a single-player crack, and you're good to go. You've got the rest of the game.

I played the game through twice because the first time it seemed too easy even though I thought I was playing it on the highest difficult setting. Well it turned out that the game is just easier than COD4...and shorter.
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend
May 5, 2010, 14:14
Dev
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend May 5, 2010, 14:14
May 5, 2010, 14:14
Dev
 
I've seen 2 links for doing preload.
Neither link works for me.

One in stea forums:
steam://install/10190
This one just crashes whatever process tries to launch to pre-load it.

One valve gave in news announcement:
steam://install/10180
Just takes me to MW2 page and there's no preload button, only buy button.


Restarting steam doesn't help.

Must be that new steam UI, thanks valve for not bothering doing much testing for the free weekend in the new UI.

Edit:
A steam forum post just appeared on how to work around this. Run it in start menu instead of browser. Lame, valve, lame.

In other words WINDOWS + R key, then paste this into it:
steam://install/10190

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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend
May 5, 2010, 13:53
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend May 5, 2010, 13:53
May 5, 2010, 13:53
 
Last time I tried this the preload didn't even work. I'll pass...
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend
May 5, 2010, 13:14
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May 5, 2010, 13:14
 
Elessar wrote on May 5, 2010, 12:21:
How can people possibly think this has SP in it? Seriously, come on.

I was wondering about the same thing too.
I think they try to sell some more copies since the new COD game is just around the corner.

COD games are like sport titles now, every year there is a new one.
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend
May 5, 2010, 12:21
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend May 5, 2010, 12:21
May 5, 2010, 12:21
 
How can people possibly think this has SP in it? Seriously, come on.
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend
May 5, 2010, 12:18
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend May 5, 2010, 12:18
May 5, 2010, 12:18
 
Does this have all the SP stuff in it?

If so I might download it just for that because that's the only reason I even remotely want to play this game.
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May 5, 2010, 12:08
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May 5, 2010, 12:08
 
After the huge fuck-up that was the last free weekend which just resulted in a lot of of wasted bandwidth and frustration just trying to download the thing off of Steam and then still not being able to play it, I think I'll give this one a miss and play some BFBC2 instead.

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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend
May 5, 2010, 11:44
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May 5, 2010, 11:44
 
The free weekend is for the Multi-player only.
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend
May 5, 2010, 11:29
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend May 5, 2010, 11:29
May 5, 2010, 11:29
 
An entire weekend? If you can dedicate 6hrs to the game both days you can play it twice. Six hours of single player, what a stellar value for $50!
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May 5, 2010, 11:19
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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend May 5, 2010, 11:19
May 5, 2010, 11:19
 
Yes, they only made a billion dollars in the first week.

Still they are probably trying to cash in while they can, since the entire team has left.

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Re: Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Free Weekend
May 5, 2010, 11:08
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May 5, 2010, 11:08
 
Another one so soon?. They must be really hurting.

Good.
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