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Modern Warfare 2 Now Available On Live

Now you don't even have to put the disk in.

If for some reason you’ve yet to pick up 2009’s super-popular entry in the Call of Duty series, Modern Warfare 2, you can now download it in full from the Xbox Live Marketplace.

For those who have been in a cave for the last two years, the Infinity Ward-developed title picks up where Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare left off, on the trail of terrorist leader Vladamir Makarov, and sees you hopping between Russia, the States and even the ISS. The game has sold more than 20 million copies to date, making it the UK’s best-selling game to date – in the US it is topped only by Wii Play, and holds a Metacritic score of 94 on consoles.

Modern Warfare 2 is available now on the Marketplace for £39.99 (it’s still about £30 at retail, but out of stock on a lot of major sites), and you can add it to your download queue here. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a better single-player experience, you can download the original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for just £19.99 or pick it up for even less in store.

Source: XBLM, via Major Nelson.

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36 Comments
  1. SpikeyMikey23
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Wow, wonder who would buy it at that price. Bet it’s the same guy who bought ME2 off psn ;). In other MW2 related news, Robert Bowling said on his twitter that the patch to fix MW2 is going through QA now and should be available soon.
    I cant wait to play MW2 again, without fear of hackers, I joined a hacked lobby just as it ended and have all the emblems and challenges finished, which is a shame as i was quietly working through them at my own pace. Plus my name doesnt even appear on the leaderboards now. :(

    Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 20:34.
    • tonycawley
      Pint! Pint!
      Since: Feb 2009

      I bought me2 off psn. Thought it was an absolute bargain at 24 quid.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 20:37.
      • SpikeyMikey23
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        how did you get it for that price?

        Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 20:52.
      • tonycawley
        Pint! Pint!
        Since: Feb 2009

        Simples. Pm for more info. Not going to write about it on main page as it kinda gets frowned upon.

        Comment posted on 16/02/2011 at 07:31.
      • R4U Eldave0
        andUandU
        Since: Aug 2008

        I know what he did! ;) At least, I think I do…
        Hint: £48/2 = £24

        Comment posted on 16/02/2011 at 12:44.
    • E8_BALL_
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      Luckily my stats etc have been unaffected.
      Hope the patch resets all mod effected stats/emblems. Everytime i see a 10th prestige, im skeptical if they earned it & if not worried it may effect mine. I try to jump out of any suspicious, or modded lobbies as fast as I can.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 20:44.
    • coruscant
      Member
      Since: Oct 2010

      Yeah I was worried about that because it happened to me too, I hope they don’t take any action against people who had their challenges etc hacked by others.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 23:31.
      • E8_BALL_
        Member
        Since: Jul 2010

        ideally people who have been wrongly affected, have a patch to reset to prev state & those who intentionally modded stats to be reset to 0.
        i imagine the patch will stop modding & stats will remain at current state.(pure speculation)

        Comment posted on 16/02/2011 at 00:37.
    • E8_BALL_
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      think ill wait for update before hitting mp again & i’d advise those making a new purchase, to stick with campaign until patch available. (tempted to play as i write this, will try to resist. i ttreasure my stats & like the challanges for unlocking prestige embles/titles.)

      Comment posted on 16/02/2011 at 01:17.
  2. fattyuk
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    blimey Microsoft have come to a new low of trying to still milk this cow!

    What next the game and map pack bundles?

    Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 20:38.
    • Juelz345
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      You do realize that they throw older 360 games on the “Games on Demand” service almost every Tuesday right? How is this milking anything? Is Sony milking Tomb Raider when they put that on the PSN Store? Or Assassins creed 2? Or Burnout? Or…well you get the point.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 21:21.
      • fattyuk
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        Because it’s Microsofts Xbox and Modern warfare 2, that’s why,

        Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 21:25.
      • Juelz345
        Member
        Since: Oct 2008

        Good to see that there’s a rational reason.

        Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 21:29.
  3. stingraz
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    “picks up where call of duty 4 left off”
    Eh? Call of duty games have a story? I must have been living in a cave then!

    Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 20:38.
  4. E8_BALL_
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    Both of which have been heavily modded.

    Waiting for thread title “mw2 anti-hack patch available.”
    For a second when i first saw mw2 icon, thought this might be the news i’ve been longing for. (purchased mw2 launch night)

    Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 20:39.
  5. gazzagb
    Master of speling mitakse
    Since: Feb 2009

    MW2: Best COD ever.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 20:40.
    • BIGAL-1992
      Member
      Since: Jan 2009

      I would say MW1 was the best COD ever.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 20:44.
      • E8_BALL_
        Member
        Since: Jul 2010

        1&2 are definitely the best ones.
        imo mw1 best gameplay & mw2 a close second for best g.play, with best graphics

        Still play mw2 or w@w as oppose to b.ops. Even though graphics and sound are not at next-gen capabilities on both of treyarchs’ attempts, w@w has superior gameplay of the two imo.

        Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 20:56.
      • gazzagb
        Master of speling mitakse
        Since: Feb 2009

        I loved the COD4 Story, but never really got hooked on the MP as I was too hooked to R6V2 at the time. MW2 just has a great story and a fantastic MP, I’ve had so many laughs with my mates on it

        Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 20:59.
      • SpikeyMikey23
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Spent most time on MW1 as it was my first FPS experience online with the PS3 and it got me hooked.

        Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 21:34.
  6. m61726b
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    @SpikeyMikey23
    You do show on the leaderboards with a healthy 4.5 K/D.
    I was the same, got all the emblems unlocked and commpleted all the challeges. One of my friends got all his stats reset to zero.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 20:50.
    • SpikeyMikey23
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      oh…. cool lol. although my KD was only 1.54 (which I worked hard for)
      cheers for letting me know fella, glad im not totally missing from the boards

      Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 21:35.
  7. TSBonyman
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    Oops, i misread the title. I thought this was an article about On Live. :)

    Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 21:03.
    • E8_BALL_
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      its all relevant
      if i was an unsuspecting cust who was about to make a purchase, id be grateful to be informed of current unfair/disrupting modding & the possibility of playing a match to find u’ve unlocked everything & hit max lvl

      Comment posted on 16/02/2011 at 00:43.
  8. dude90
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Never played COD and probably won’t ever buy it. I don’t see point of playing a game that releases every year.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 21:16.
    • Juelz345
      Member
      Since: Oct 2008

      Well that has about as much logic as…something with very little logic.

      FIFA, Madden and every other sports game come out every year. Don’t see the point in those either?

      How about assassins creed, which had a game in 09, 10 and more than likely another one this year?

      Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 21:27.
    • JoshHood
      Small briefcase w*nker
      Since: Forever

      Just because it releases every year doesn’t mean you have to buy it every year.

      Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 21:57.
    • E8_BALL_
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      i dont follow
      mw2 released 09 & still thousands play it

      Comment posted on 16/02/2011 at 04:35.
      • E8_BALL_
        Member
        Since: Jul 2010

        sorry 4db post, above comment for dude90

        Comment posted on 16/02/2011 at 04:37.
  9. bigdon23
    Member
    Since: Jul 2010

    £13.40 preowned on play.com,

    why would anyone pay full price for it on live, its a loss as soon as you buy it as you cant trade/sell ect

    pointless!

    Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 21:26.
    • bigdon23
      Member
      Since: Jul 2010

      and COD4 about a tenner

      Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 21:30.
  10. m61726b
    Member
    Since: Mar 2010

    @SpikeyMikey23
    I had the same problem getting the boards up after being in a hacked game. Just deleted the game data and updated again.

    Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 21:43.
    • SpikeyMikey23
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      cheers, will do that then, I was very annoyed that i couldn’t see myself on the boards, not great stats but they were mine lol

      Comment posted on 15/02/2011 at 22:22.

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