Pre-order Modern Warfare 3 on Direct2Drive, get the original for free

If you only hopped on the Call of Duty train recently, or maybe played Modern Warfare on console and always wanted to see what it was like on PC, Direct2Drive has a deal for you. Pre-order Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, and you get Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare for free. The only requirement is that you pay for your pre-order in full. As soon as you do, Modern Warfare will be ready to download. And for those who already pre-ordered from Direct2Drive, yes, the offer is retroactive.

It's definitely a Modern Warfare sort of weekend with the Call of Duty XP fan fest in full swing in Los Angeles. Shacknews' own Xav de Matos is on site to get his hands on multiplayer and spec-ops in Modern Warfare 3. We'll have the report up shortly. And we're checking out some of the goings-on at the event as well.

Modern Warfare 3 will be available for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360 on November 8.

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