Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer is free to play this weekend

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer is going free-to-play this weekend with a special playlist that will be available in the standalone battle royale Call of Duty: Warzone.

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According to Charlie Intel, the special playlist will support 6v6 and 10v10 gameplay on five maps:

  • Hovec Sawmill
  • Talsik Backlot
  • Aniyah Incursion
  • Hideout
  • Shoot House

The free weekend will begin at 10 am PT/1 pm ET on April 24, and come to an end at the same time on April 27. If you don't already have Warzone installed, you might want to get started on it now, though: The standalone Warzone client download can weigh in at up to 101GB, which Activision warned in March could take several hours to complete, "depending on bandwidth, service provider, [and] additional regional factors."

And if you're just new to Warzone, here are some other helpful guides to get you going: The Verdansk map guide, best builds for your M4A1 assault rifle, settings tweaks, and a breakdown of Warzone's support for crossplay with the PS4 and Xbox One. 

Andy Chalk

Andy has been gaming on PCs from the very beginning, starting as a youngster with text adventures and primitive action games on a cassette-based TRS80. From there he graduated to the glory days of Sierra Online adventures and Microprose sims, ran a local BBS, learned how to build PCs, and developed a longstanding love of RPGs, immersive sims, and shooters. He began writing videogame news in 2007 for The Escapist and somehow managed to avoid getting fired until 2014, when he joined the storied ranks of PC Gamer. He covers all aspects of the industry, from new game announcements and patch notes to legal disputes, Twitch beefs, esports, and Henry Cavill. Lots of Henry Cavill.