Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Launch Event in PlayStation Home

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If you are like us, you’ve marked your calendars and informed all and sundry that, come November 10, you will be shirking your day-to-day responsibilities in favor of tossing flashbangs and dropping brass on any and all opponents in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Forget work, school, and jury duty – this Tuesday it’s all about who can get the most Killstreaks as we embark on a shoot-or-be-shot journey through the war torn landscapes of one of the most highly-anticipated titles of the year.

For those of you who are saving the single-player campaign for a later time and instead opting to spend D-Day knee-deep in some of the most ridiculously addictive multiplayer modes you’ll find in any FPS around, there’s no better place to find a battle than in PlayStation Home. Why? First and foremost, PlayStation Home allows you to easily find other CoD:MW2 fans and seamlessly launch into the various multiplayer match types including Free-For-All, Search & Destroy, Domination, Team Deathmatch and the new Demolition and Capture The Flag modes. But to top it off we’re also offering participants in our launch day event a unique opportunity to score some free prizes just for coming out and playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 – namely, the Modern Warfare 2 Veteran ARTFX statue (pictured below).

This 1/6-scale (12” tall) statue depicts Cpt. “Soap” MacTavish of Task Force 141, equipped with custom snow camouflage and weaponry, as seen in the “Cliffhanger” mission from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. 10 of these special prizes will be awarded at random to users that attend the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 “Featured Game” event tonight, Tuesday, November 10 between the hours of 6:00pm and 10:00pm PT (9:00pm and 1:00am EST). If you’re a die-hard Call of Duty fan this is THE launch day event to attend. More info on how to participate is below.


The Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 event marks the beginning of a new type of regularly occurring event in PlayStation Home – the “Featured Game” party. Every day one of the latest and greatest PlayStation 3 games (that have an online multiplayer component, of course) will be showcased in PlayStation Home. Official host accounts (manned by the Home Community Management team, the Home Community Volunteer team, and – when available – game developers and other celebrity players) will gather in Central Plaza between the hours of 6:00pm and 10:00pm PT (9:00pm and 1:00am EST). A list of host accounts will be placed on the screens at the Listen@Home kiosk in Central Plaza as well as on the official PlayStation Home Clubs and Events forum.

If you have the Featured Game and want to join in on the fun, just add one of these accounts and then use the “Go To” feature to travel to official “instances” of Central Plaza where the event is taking place (you can find the “Go To” option in your Menu Pad by going to your Friends List and then selecting the name of the host account). Once at the event, insert the Featured Game into your PlayStation 3 and either set up your own game launching session or join someone else’s (just look for the game title being broadcast above another player’s avatar).

Not only are the Featured Game parties fun events that anyone can join, they also offer opportunities to win awesome prizes and, most importantly, meet new people to game with. We couldn’t be more stoked to kick off this new community program with a title like Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. Expect to see all of us in Central Plaza right at 6:00pm PT on Tuesday, November 10th. And we’ll expect to see you there as well.

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  • Amazing game! Almost as good as Uncharted 2!

  • Why would I use Home when I could actually play the game? Enjoy endlessly doing the running man all night.

    • The entire purpose of the event is to play the game. In fact, that is all that we will be doing. As stated in the post, PlayStation Home allows users to seamlessly launch into their favorite PS3 titles and then return to Home.

  • I don’t know if I’d be able to pull myself away from the game just for this…

    Really, though, I can launch right into online match types? This I will have to try out.

  • Sweet I’ll study early & i’ll be there. Good job Playstation Network…

  • When is Call of Duty Classic going to be available on PSN??? Vouchers that came with the Hardened/Prestige editions are not working…

    Yet Europe got it already and of course Xbox has had it up for a few days.

    Info please???

  • Mordern Borefest? No thanks.

  • ehh, sounds too complicated.

    i just wanna play. dont update to version 1.01, it’s blocking trophies.

  • I like the idea of featured game. Won’t be able to join the event, but i will be playing MW2 all week.

  • loved all the ps3 support those modern warfare 2 ads were throwin round not even one logo.ouch. but hey, the’re giving away a statue. kinda feels like the hug at the end of step brothers.

  • It’s about time Sony mentions this game it was beginning to sound like a 360 exclusive. I would much rather have cross game voice chat to arrange games with friends but oh well.

    That been said Bad Company 2 looks so good I think I’ll just hold off and play more Demon’s Souls and Uncharted until then. Speaking of DS it was amazing for the 45 hours I played it until game+ now wtffff it’s like 10x harder so overkill.


  • That thing could’ve been an awesome deluxe edition for pre-orders, but instead people got those crappy [DELETED] goggles.

  • I’ll be logging into HOME TONIGHT!

  • Home support ….sweet! Now if only we could get some sort of reward system or collectable going on in HOME like find someone in home with zero friends on there friends list and convince them to add you or do the running man for 24 hrs straight make it happen !

    • While Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 does not currently support rewards in PlayStation Home in the way that you reference in your message, many other titles do unlock content in-world. Prime examples of this are the Batman Arkham Asylum BatCave Outpost personal apartment that unlocks in PlayStation Home from the game itself, as well as the Street Fighter IV and Resident Evil 5 rewards that unlock in-world after certain performance milestones are reached in the corresponding titles.

  • I have to get U2 before MWF2

  • @5
    The CoD Classic is working for me. I downloaded it last night.

    As for this game its simply amazing. But that statue isnt worth the $80. Sorry. This is why I bought the Hardened Edition.

  • Thanks for lying about the game being uncensored in Germany, Activision!

  • Unless developers add input peripherals support in games:

    any FPS + console = FAIL

  • and by “input peripherals” I was talking about: keyboard + mouse

  • if you want keyboard and mouse support get it on the pc it still has that feature…for now

  • Please let it be US only!!!!

    I’ll be there later today!!

  • Question! I’ve read the rules but I’m still not clear on one thing. To win this statue, do we HAVE to play MW2 or can we just show up and still have a chance to win? My PS3 can’t play games right now sooooo….. Thanks to whoever answers.

    • Users are qualified for this event simply by their attendance. If you are in Central Plaza during the event times you are eligible to win.

  • sony let iw know the matchmaking is mess up in mw2 everytime i go to join a friend game from xmb is saids error or they cant connect to my game and it shows that they are at the main menu when they are inviten me and cant join

  • There would have to be some gamers in Home in order to find some Call if Duty players.

  • So you want people to limp through ten or fifteen minutes of login procedure (those who can even log on anymore since 1.3/1.32) just to try and be in the right place at the right time without getting disconnecting or having their consoles freeze because of the horrible state of the Home program to try and win a crappy looking doll? LOL.

    Then you want them to use the so called “universal” game launch to start their game and EXIT Home where they will then have to either have the names of those from Home written down or have added them to even find them again; and hopefully after this 30 to 45 minutes of garbage, not get disconnected after finally getting it set up and praying you actually make it back into Home after the game so as to not comletely defeat the whole purpose of that rediculous crap.LOL

    Yeah that makes so much more sense than actually starting a game with your friends in about 5 minutes…

    How about instead of these lame “events”, start getting these major issues cleaned and earn your paycheck. It’s becoming a fairly widespread concensus that you Home managers are doing an absolutley horrible job at getting Home back into at least halfway stable shape and anything else for that matter…

  • Modern Warfare 2.. Where do I begin? Ok so its a decent game, honestly it feels like modern warfare 1.5, is it the new perks that got everyone excited? Idk I loooooooove Uncharted 2 and everything it did for all my gaming experiences, even tho this was the most anticipated game of the year, which should have been Killzone 2, activision won’t be able to pull this crap again I dare modern warfare 3 to come out and add more perks and not change graphics

  • as upset as I am that modern warfare 2 will do well all this commercial success should have been killzone 2’s I don’t understand why 12 million people didn’t preorder killzone 2 I think killzone 2 is a far superior game then modern warfare 2.

    but the home in-game launch is awesome tho for anygame, not just Modern Warfare 2

  • uhm yea i’ll skip this. Home is a mess.

  • Game launching this title could break home!!! lol jk

    Cool event

    Same statue offered @ gamestop with one of the special editions of COD6.

    The icepick level is awesome woulda been interesting if you could the ice climing/pick axes for stealth kills…

  • SONY im sure all of us HoMe FanNs appreciate the contest you guys have for HOME. I,and im sure many other HOMEbodies would LOVE to receive a outfit or something to decorate our apt with for playing the GAMES WE LAUNCH from our systems.i know its meant to be an exclusive prize but dont let everyone else down because of that. so if we cant win the grand least let us win a mini prize..;p

  • Yo locust im not sure ifim 100 clear n this, the HOME thing tonight, do u need to have the game or is it a attend gatering for the ”fans”? thanks.

  • oh and i almost forgot to ask.IS THERE GOING TO BE A CoD MW2 SPACE??? and if so please let it be more fun than the socom space(which if i might add..needs ALOT of work, like a shooting range for xample )

  • No thanks. The people I don’t want to play with in MW2 are the kind that hang out in Home.

  • Will this event be available to European Playstation home users at some point or do i have to log on at 2am tomorrow morning on my US account?

    • This is an SCEA-only event. Unless otherwise noted, all information posted on this blog should be assumed to be relevant only to the SCEA region. Information of SCEE PlayStation Home events can be found on their official blog:

  • LOl ok…

  • Let me guess, Canadians can’t win.

    Typical, why does everyone refuse to put in the extra time and effort to include Canada?

    Its not like you can’t include Canada or work something out with SCEC to do something different for Canada, you just choose to ignore us completely.

    Why does everyone continue to do this?

  • Might have more luck doing this than trying to play the busted MW2 multiplayer.

    Nice to see they brought back the same busted party system and zero clan support.

    Socom FTW

  • Wait a minute Sony is actually doing something for CODMW2. Wow.

  • So in other words we are not going to get an update to Home again this week? That’s right! The Home Community Management team is hard at work playing video games.

  • @37, In Game Support isnt needed. Socom blows anyways. Use for your clan matches. Thats where all the action is.

  • Locust_Star replied on November 10, 2009 at 12:49 pm

    “The entire purpose of the event is to play the game. In fact, that is all that we will be doing. As stated in the post, PlayStation Home allows users to seamlessly launch into their favorite PS3 titles and then return to Home.”

    Unless there is a patch to fix the multiplayer invite system quick, everyone will just have to go to multiplayer and play random matches because the invite system is not currently working…. unless you know something we don’t and care to comment? :)

  • i wish i could attend to this event but, unfortently tonight i wont be there as im still waiting my for copy of modern warfare 2 to arrive from

    luckily my account on has a tracking number link though :) so hopefully it wont be long til my modern warfare 2 copy arrives.

  • Finally SONY! I was wondering how long it will take you to wake up to the fact that the most anticipated game in decades is coming out. And your still not fully awake. Stop being too over confident about your games and make deals with Activision and Infinity Ward!

  • damn it all – my copy is stuck in mail purgatory!

  • You know im not the only one but why am i and all my friends having an error everytime we try to party up. It wont let us? Hope you answer my question. thanks

  • Is anyone else having trouble with freezing? I’ve already got my second copy and it keeps freezing in various spots throughout the game. My first copy stopped booting even and just gave me an error message. :S

  • i too cant join a friend party

  • any idea when CoD classic will be available to purchase from NA psn like in EU psn?

  • It will be interesting to see how this ‘event’ will work on home since the party system for COD MW2 is broke. (yeah, didn’t see that one coming). I tried a little bit ago to launch a MW2 game from home with a friend and it wouldn’t work.

  • I love seeing good 3rd party companies support the little things for PlayStation (ei. Home, custom soundtrack, PS Store, etc.) I dont know all of them for MW2, but i’m glad to see that home is one of them. hope you all enjoy, for i will not be playing this, but Uncharted 2.

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