Players can expect another iconic midnight release as certain GameStop stores are hosting MW2 launch events across the US.

Midnight releases are on the rise, with several launch events having already happened across the US. So, it only makes sense that GameStop would do one for what is likely to be a very successful CoD game.

If you fancy waiting in line with your buddies in the freezing cold, then get ready to grab your coat and pick up some Mountain Dews for some exclusive MW2 rewards. You could be waiting a while.

Will GameStop Have a MW2 2022 Midnight Release?

Yes, numerous customers have posted on social media that their respective GameStop stores will be hosting a midnight launch for Modern Warfare 2 on Friday, October 28th, 2022. However, it is worth noting that not all stores will be hosting the event.

Online reports are specific to certain towns and cities, so you’ll need to check to see if your GameStop is hosting a midnight release.

soldiers wearing night-vision goggles on their helmets standing with guns outside of a building in MW2

Fortunately, it seems like those on Pacific Standard Time won’t have to wait out in the cold at the stroke of midnight. As the game’s launch is at 12 AM ET, some US customers on PT can grab their copies at 9 PM.

The return of the midnight launch is a huge deal for fans old enough to remember them, and for newcomers yet to experience one themselves.

If you are planning on picking the game up at midnight, then you may want to consider getting a few energy drinks as the MW2 campaign length is fairly long and has quite a few missions to beat.

How to Find Out If Your GameStop is Doing a MW2 Midnight Launch

The easiest way to find out if your GameStop is doing a Modern Warfare 2 midnight launch is to ring up your local branch and ask. It is really as simple as that.

If you’re unsure as to where your nearest GameStop is, you can use their store finder page to locate them.

Alternatively, if your local branch has its own social media account, you can check that out and see if they’ve posted about it.

Price, Soap, Ghost, GAZ and Vargas from MW2 in a smoke filled corridor with pipes running overhead

Additionally, if you’re in the PT timezone, then it may be worth asking if your GameStop is offering copies at 9 PM. While many might, some may stick to the midnight launch time regardless.

Of course, if your GameStop isn’t doing a midnight launch, don’t worry there are plenty of ways to pre-order it before it drops. Just make sure you check out all MW2 pre-order bonuses before you buy it.

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