The upcoming Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 is set to release on Steam this year, but should you buy it on Steam or Battlenet?
While we’ve known about 2022’s Modern Warfare 2 for a while, the MW2 reveal trailer gave us an idea of what to expect later this year.
And with the reveal, we also learned that Activision is bringing Modern Warfare 2 to Steam at release. This marks the first Call of Duty to release on Steam since 2017’s World War 2.
That means PC players now have a choice to make. If you’re struggling to decide whether to buy Modern Warfare 2 on Steam or Battlenet, we’re here to help.
Should You Get Call of Duty MW2 on Battlenet or Steam?
Whether you get Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 on Battle.net or Steam depends on a few factors. But your best option is Steam and here’s why.
Many Call of Duty fans will have gotten used to purchasing Call of Duty games on Battlenet. However, many players found it frustrating to have another launcher on their PC.
Buying the upcoming Modern Warfare 2 on Steam will allow you to keep all of your games in one library. Steam also offers a great refund system, in case your PC struggles with Modern Warfare 2 (or the game is unoptimized).
It also seems that, in many players’ experience, Activision’s support isn’t as good as Valve’s support with Steam.
But there’s one good reason to stick with Battlenet if you have a lot of CoD Points. Players won’t be able to transfer CoD Points from Battlenet to Steam with Modern Warfare 2.
Of course, you could spend all of your CoD Points before moving back to Steam. And, you could purchase one of the higher Modern Warfare 2 editions on Steam to restart your collection.
Overall, it seems Steam is the better place to own Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. However, the choice is entirely up to you, and you’ll likely get the same experience on either platform.
Are you hoping to play Modern Warfare 2 earlier than many players? Find out how to get early access to Modern Warfare 2’s Open Beta.
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