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Call of Duty MW2 Remastered Coming in 2018

Updated on August 31, 2017
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered - Coming in 2018
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered - Coming in 2018

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered - A Whole New Call of Duty Sub-Franchise Series

There may be some confusion for as to where the Call of Duty Modern Warfare sub-franchise series stands today. Well, to put it simply in 2016 we saw the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, a game that brought COD 4 back to life in a remaster that would update the graphics, sounds, on-screen sharpness to textures, and a whole revamp of new gamers to the updated remastered online leaderboards. The campaign also returned for the remaster of Modern Warfare Remastered that was originally one of the more exciting elements to this remaster as it is said to be one of the best COD campaigns in the entire franchise of titles released.

Call of Duty 4, the game that was remastered and named MWR, is a game that was originally ten years old so it made sense to bring back a Call of Duty classic that could immerse COD fans back in the bare bones of the multiplayer. Another bonus for fans is that MWR was the first COD game to bring back boots-on-the-ground action since Ghosts, a Call of Duty title released back in 2013. Since then we have had back to back futuristic COD title releases every year until 2016's release of MWR.

The original Modern Warfare series has come and gone, so for all of the hardcore COD 4 fans would probably not enjoy every element to the remaster that was done in 2016, but the whole point of remastering COD 4 was to breathe into it new life. There was no way that Raven Software, the developing studio behind the MWR remaster, could have made the remaster exactly the same as COD 4 due to the extreme advances in technology that they would need to use to reboot the original design of the maps, the servers, and a whole bunch of other complex stuff.

Modern Warfare Remastered also has a whole bunch of cosmetic extras, supply drop weapons, added game-modes and special events maps that were not in the original COD 4, released back in 2007. This, essentially, may only in reality be just a few added extras to sweeten the deal for buyers who purchase MWR, but in the eyes of lots of fans this is the complete opposite and is simply a way of changing the games original formula. Almost as though it is like a way of attacking fans by putting complex events maps in the game (reality: the events maps are arguably the best maps), adding overpowered DLC weapons (reality: they are supply drop guns, thus free, and the DLC weapons are powerful, but still less so than that of the M16 and AK74U). A few additions might be the cosmetic items being the deal breaker in that if anything else new appears gamers will boycott the micro-transactions (reality: this makes no sense, in MWR the supply drops are easy to unlock through time playing the game, making everything not too difficult to unlock for free). And, a final mind blowing problem for MWR (sorry, COD4R) is the weekend warfare events, as they make the games player base unstable (reality: weekend warfare modes tend to be different if not great, and they keep the game fresh, and who refuses 2XP special game modes).

Chances are that Activision simply saw what was coming for their Infinity Ward developers 2016 release of Infinite Warfare and new that the fans were not happy. So, instead of going into 2016 with a depressing title release that would once again take fans into a time era that they had no interest in being in they made the wise decision to remaster Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare (released back in 2007).

Call of Duty MW2 Remastered (image on left), and Call of Duty: Bloodlines (image on right) - both are unfortunately unofficial, but would be the greatest pairing in COD's history
Call of Duty MW2 Remastered (image on left), and Call of Duty: Bloodlines (image on right) - both are unfortunately unofficial, but would be the greatest pairing in COD's history

Onto the Possibility of a Modern Warfare 2 Remastered

Modern Warfare Remastered was in all a commercial success, adding tens of millions of dollars to their income for the year in terms of Activision's Call of Duty franchise makings.

There is more than 12 million players on the stats charts that covers the PS4 and Xbox One consoles. Adding that there was also a DLC map pack released for an additional $15 and the standalone copy for the game now stands at $40, it is a sure deal that Activision will have profited somewhat for the release of Raven Softwares first ever game title, the remaster of COD 4, MWR.

The supply drops is perhaps one of the most exciting additions to MWR as it piled on top of the original inclusions for the game a tone of cosmetic items, supply drop weapons, and other cool extras that can be unlocked through time playing the game online.

Or, if you are not the type of player who has the time to rack up playtime for the supply drops to drop open then there is always the micro-transactions. Many will be familiar with the apps at the app store making money from in-app purchases, and this is a similar formula in which that Activision use.

The COD developers will use this system to squeeze some extra bucks out of their consumers, which is done through the purchase of COD points. These points can be redeemed and used to open rare supply drops. But, at the end of the day it is a gamble and after spending money there is still no guarantees that you will get exactly what you want.

Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is a Sure Thing

Given that Modern Warfare Remastered was a commercial and critical success, apart from the PC player base where the game has been struggling due to connectivity troubles and general bug issues, this leaves the possibility for another remaster.

Many Call of Duty fans were pleased with the release of MWR, most simply did not like being told by Activision that they had to pay to have Infinite Warfare and MWR together. Instead of being sold separately from the beginning Activision waited until June in 2017 to release the game as a standalone. This has not gone down too well among hardcore fans of the franchise as they will be the first to see the cracks in the marketing efforts put in by Activision to promote, endorse and ultimately sell their games.

Aside from the debate of Activision's greed to suck as much money from their Call of Duty fans as humanly possible from the angle of a corporation the MWR game was a huge success. This is more to do with what it had to offer, and Raven Software went all out in providing new weekend game modes that keeps the game feeling fresh, special events around holiday seasons, new supply drops every so often, and also through their relentless efforts to listen to the Call of Duty fans.

Modern Warfare 2 (the original) was released back in 2009 and was the internets favourite of all of the Call of Duty multiplayer franchise games. It was hugely popular and successful among console fans who at the time would have all been on the last-generation consoles, the Xbox 360 and the PS3.

Modern Warfare 2 was the first Call of Duty multiplayer game to increase the score streaks and to make them more personalised through the likes of the harrier, chopper gunner, and the now iconic nuke (nuclear bomb).

Lots of Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 fans will remember the most overpowered and fun guns to use like the ACR, the Famas, the Barrett 50 Cal., and the Model 1887 Akimbo shotgun. There was simply just so much to offer from one Call of Duty multiplayer title.

These are just a few of the reasons why creating a MWR is the reason why Activision are going to set into motion the release of Modern Warfare 2 Remastered, as Call of Duty fans loved the campaign for Modern Warfare, but liked the multiplayer more on Modern Warfare 2.

Modern Warfare 2 Remastered would need no introduction as funs would take their happiness to the internet. Rest assured Call of Duty fans/nerds/noobs that there will be a MWR2. It would make financial sense to make it happen given its immense iconic multiplayer popularity. The only problem for Activision would be over whether or not they should release it alongside another COD release when it comes back around to Infinity Ward's cycle year, or not.

The argument over the MWR2 release could go on forever since there is always something happening in the COD community, be it a new Call of Duty title release, a DLC event, a supply drop event, or perhaps even a seasonal event.

For fans of the Modern Warfare series it is probably not going to happen in the beginning of the up coming year so there would be little point of putting searches in online to get a rumoured leak or release date for the MWR2 game, as there will be no information unless it comes direct from the mouth of Activision.

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The return of the internets favourite Call of Duty multiplayer title, MW2 is being "Remastered".
The return of the internets favourite Call of Duty multiplayer title, MW2 is being "Remastered".

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    • Angel Guzman profile image

      Angel Guzman 2 weeks ago from Joliet, Illinois

      I own Black Opps, Ghosts, Black Opps 2, and Modern Warfare 3. I have children now so I barely play but I enjoy playing Call of Duty. Whenever it happens if it does I would love to play the new COD!