Activision Confirms Why 'Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered' Ditched Multiplayer

Yolanda Curtis
April 4, 2020

As pre-announcement leaks had suggested, the remaster of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 consists exclusively of the game's single-player campaign.

Activision announced the game today at the moment of its official launch.

If you have a PS4, you can get the game right now for $20.

This tracks with previous reports from a reliable source who claimed the remaster was campaign only so as to support Infinity Ward's ongoing efforts not to split the playerbase - something the developer has been doing by releasing all of the Modern Warfare multiplayer content for free on all platforms at the same time. This bundle is available from today even if you pre-purchase for another platform. Call of Duty Warzone is available as a free-to-play download separately or as part of Modern Warfare.

"Beginning with Modern Warfare past year, the focus has been to bring players together seamlessly in one unified online multiplayer playground".

We've played iconic Modern Warfare series maps of past returning in the new Modern Warfare, including classic maps like Rust, Shipment, Crash and Vacant. In a blog post explaining why, the company said the idea was to "bring players together seamlessly in one unified online multiplayer playground" through Modern Warfare and Warzone, rather than new, individual releases.

So yeah, for a remaster, COD: MW2 actually looks pretty good.

This same source also suggested that instead, numerous Modern Warfare 2 maps would be released as part of Modern Warfare's ongoing content drops.

"This Bundle includes the UDT Ghost Operator skin, turning Modern Warfare's version of Ghost into the one seen in "The Only Easy Day".

Overnight, Infinity Ward released a playlist update to Modern Warfare to change some of the playlists in MP to coincide with April Fools.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered features improved textures, animations, physical rendering, HDR lighting, and more.

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