am i able to play this without the cod iw disc inserted yet, i know about joining community/friends games, but is it possible yet to just click the application and play?
i haven't purchased the game standalone off the store either, its the free one i got in the bundle.
Yes there is a way to play it without the disk follow these steps they work.
The only way that you can bypass the "Insert Disk" screen is by joining a friend's online session. When you join session, you should see the "Connecting to online services" message behind the "Insert Disk" screen. Just wait a little and after you connect online, you'll get passed the "Insert Disk" screen. FYI, you won't be able to play Single Player using this method because once you leave the Multiplayer menu, it'll ask you to Insert Disk again.