How to download Call of Duty: Warzone for free

Call of Duty Modern Warfare
Call of Duty Modern Warfare (Image credit: Activision)

What you need to know

  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is an incredibly popular first-person shooter from Activision.
  • Its battle royale mode is called "Warzone."
  • Warzone is a free-to-play experience so anyone can download the client.
  • Follow this link on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) to download Call of Duty: Warzone.

Over 6 million players have experienced Call of Duty: Warzone in the past 24 hours — 60 million to date — and it doesn't seem like that figure isn't going to slow down any time soon. If you aren't familiar with the game, Call of Duty: Warzone is a free-to-play Call of Duty battle royale experience. Yes, you read that right, you don't have to buy Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the latest release, to play the battle royale mode.

If you own Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, you'll just have to download a roughly 20 GB update and can access the battle royale mode through the main menu. However, if you don't have the game, you can go to another link on the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab) to download it for free. You can find an entire section dedicated to the free-to-play game below with the download link. It'll take you to the Microsoft Store where you can download Call of Duty: Warzone.

Keep in mind that the file size on Xbox One X is almost 100 GB. Make sure you take into account bandwidth limitations when it comes to your internet provider. For example, my cap is 1 TB every month and I frequently exceed it.

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.

4 Comments
  • With everyone playing Fortnite, Pub G and Apex Legends. I just don't see COD gaining the sorts of big 50-60 million players like the others. They lost everyones confidence with BLOPS. Only thr hardcore COD fans will bother. That's my prediction.
  • Super fun, I love you it... Now just gotta get ppl to get/use mics for more teamwork. Still trying to figure out how to deploy and been near my team.
  • Totally agree as game is built upon team play but it would help if crossplay mics worked properly.
  • Tried to download but got the following message which is strange as I have multiple devices associated with my Microsoft account including this one.... Where do you want to install?
    It looks like you don’t have any applicable device(s) linked to your Microsoft account. To install, sign in on a device with your Microsoft account. Any thoughts?