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Modern Warfare Remastered: 7 Halloween Event Fan Ideas

Updated on October 5, 2017
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Back in the heyday of Call of Duty 4 Infinity Ward released a haunted-vibe map adaptation of Overgrown. This is the fan favourite idea for as to what the map design might look like for whichever map gets the Halloween adaptation.
Back in the heyday of Call of Duty 4 Infinity Ward released a haunted-vibe map adaptation of Overgrown. This is the fan favourite idea for as to what the map design might look like for whichever map gets the Halloween adaptation.

Truly, these ideas were recently revealed under a post on the official Modern Warfare Remastered Reddit page, and they were so good I figured that they had to be shared with the world - hopefully before they get forgotten.

A “MWR Halloween Ideas” post written by (and all credit goes to) Thicc****Flex (sorry about not giving a full disclosure to the persons Reddit username as it was inappropriate, but for those of age I imagine you can work out what it reads.

Here’s the official post (submitted on 5th October, 2017):

1: Why not make a Haunted House map? Like, maybe KillHouse (Call it "SlaughterHouse") or Vacant (idk, call it "Void" or something)... Pitch black... in a lightning storm... All you would have to see with is; your Night-Vision, the lightning flashes, and very dim lights. It'd probably be pretty successful, and at least it gives you a reason to ACTUALLY use the Night-Vision goggles.

2: And why don't they put Slasher on for Weekend Warfare, put in on the Halloween maps, and add a Scythe weapon?

3: When an Airstrike is called in, it is instead the Headless Horseman flying by on his horse cackling maniacally while dropping pumpkins.

4: Maybe make temporary extra campaign Intel Cheats. - Jack-o'-Nades (Compared to Lemon Nades) - Soul Grenades (Compared to Lemon Nades) - Pumpkin Heads (Compared to Melon Heads) - Black Mist: When killed, enemies fizzle into dark mist. (Compared to Ragdoll Impact...sorta...) - Zombie Enemies: Enemies become zombies with guns that only mutter undead noises. (Compared to Zakhaev's Sons) - The Haunting Hour: Ominous music plays along with overall vision changes (Compared to Ragtime Warfare)

5: In "All Ghillied Up", when going to the target building, the sounds of the people who died are enhanced. (Maybe a cheeky jumpscare, saying "Are you daft?!", really loud and low-pitched if you get too close to MacMillan while he says, "50,000 people used to live here, now it's a ghost town.", and stuns you with a radiation effect.)

6: Maybe Griggs & Gaz (RIP), still with their fatal bullet wounds appear randomly as the undead in the campaign menu with the sweeping cinematics.

7: In missions with dogs in them, the dogs become the Zombie Dogs from Nazi Zombies, or a small Cereberus.

Why the hell did I write so much (._.) -- by ThiccFlex

I am now going to work my way through each of these points submitted by a MWR fan over at Reddit, as they are some truly remarkable Halloween event ideas.

Although, I will be attaching my own thoughts on the ideas after quoting the original.

The first: Why not make a haunted house map?

A fine idea worth noting, and the persons post mentions the kill house map being transformed into a haunted house, naming it “slaughter house”. (slant the writing)

I could not agree more with this idea, but if it was to be kill house that receives the Halloween reimagining then this might be a problem, and that is of the map being a part of the Variety map pack. Surely this would receive negative reflection, in that this would rule out anyone accessing it without the map pack.

At this point I should apologise, as it could easily be that Raven (the developers) simply borrows the map from the map pack to use as their Halloween special map, in which case it being a map pack map would not any longer matter. The key, I suppose, is to see both sides of the coin before noting whether the heads or tails has won, because it might just be that you’ve been duped and both sides show heads.

The second: Why not put Slasher on Weekend Warfare, replace the spade with a scythe weapon, and have the mode run on Halloween maps.

Loving the Slasher mode as the special weekend warfare mode for the Halloween event, as it would tie in with the original fan made mode on Call of Duty 4 - where gamers would play in private match (adopting the same rules as in MWR’s Slasher), and the fan made name for it was Mike Myers (named after the psychopathic killer, Michael Myers - who wielded a kitchen knife as his weapon of slashing choice from the “Halloween” movies).

  • Perhaps Activision could work in a deal with the movie producers behind the Halloween movies, the Friday the 13th movies, and the Nightmare on Elm Street, in order to bring each of the movie slasher characters into the MWR game for the event which would include Michael Myers, Jason and Freddy.

The third: When an Airstrike is called in, it is instead the Headless Horseman flying by on his horse cackling maniacally while dropping pumpkins.

This is a fine idea, and would even tie in with the Christmas event that took place on winter crash, a winter themed crash map. On this map, there were christmas lights everywhere and the sky was pitch black. The helicopters had Christmas lights wrapped around them, the players would explode into Christmas glitter, and there were even Christmas festive items dotted around the map. Probably even some easter eggs if you go searching around in a private match.

The headless horseman sounds brilliant, and he could ride in on a flying horse, or maybe even witches on broomsticks dropping explosive spells on the target area, replacing the airstrike.

This could also incorporate a style that fits into the explosives that each soldier carry, as grenades could be miniature exploding pumpkins, explosive spell bombs, and the C4 could instead be the witches cats that explode in front of enemies closing in. Maybe the final point is going too far (regarding the exploding cats).

The fourth: Maybe make temporary extra campaign Intel Cheats. - Jack-o'-Nades (Compared to Lemon Nades) - Soul Grenades (Compared to Lemon Nades) - Pumpkin Heads (Compared to Melon Heads) - Black Mist: When killed, enemies fizzle into dark mist. (Compared to Ragdoll Impact...sorta...) - Zombie Enemies: Enemies become zombies with guns that only mutter undead noises. (Compared to Zakhaev's Sons) - The Haunting Hour: Ominous music plays along with overall vision changes (Compared to Ragtime Warfare)

This idea is one that probably won’t happen since Raven Software have not touched the single player campaign at all during their previous events. This would probably garner too much negative attention, as Call of Duty purist would see it as an attack on its remaster form as being Call of Duty 4 - brought up to date to the gaming standards in 2016 (when it was launched).

I personally like the idea, but this would be a widespread controversial one, and that is why it simply had to remain as part of this list. Games are made to be fun, and the multiplayer mode is made for a much larger purpose, in entertaining players for an endless amount of time. Change the multiplayer mode all you want, Activision, but if you change anything regarding the games campaign purists for the franchise will take to this with furious anger and self-pittiful-induced-rage.

Heck, Amazon.com already has an overall star rating of just shy of 3 stars overall, what more could Activision really do to disappoint the players. To be fair, Modern Warfare Remastered as at least a 4 1/2 star game, taking into account the magnificently transformed single player campaign (in glorious 1080p, 4K), and a multiplayer mode that challenges the status quo for shooter games today. The past has returned, and even though customers at the Amazon store are upset, the consumers who hang about think the games multiplayer is rather good.

The fifth: In "All Ghillied Up", when going to the target building, the sounds of the people who died are enhanced. (Maybe a cheeky jumpscare, saying "Are you daft?!", really loud and low-pitched if you get too close to MacMillan while he says, "50,000 people used to live here, now it's a ghost town.", and stuns you with a radiation effect.)

The fifth: This one is my least favourite idea, but the same mind behind all of the other ideas, gave this one. It is not bad, but it works off the problems with the previous idea, in that Raven will not be touching the single player campaign.

I’m all for it, as anything that is changed adds to the Halloween theme, but even I won’t be going back on the MWR campaign again since it has been completed, regardless of what special add-ins they put into the campaigns story. This would be for the easter egg hunters out there, and there are a damned lot of these people out there. You know who you are.

The sixth: 6: Maybe Griggs & Gaz (RIP), still with their fatal bullet wounds appear randomly as the undead in the campaign menu with the sweeping cinematics.

The sixth idea is one that might be interesting, as if Raven Software were feeling daring they could add a whole new story mode where the lead characters from the story at tasked with stopping a zombie uprising. Modern Warfare Remastered seems a little out of the ring when compared to other Call of Duty titles as they do not have an additional co-op game mode. Maybe, just maybe, fans would find a zombies mode appealing in Modern Warfare Remastered. Wanna surprise the MWR community, add zombies, and everyone will be lining up to pay top dollar for a standalone copy of MWR.

If Raven Software were going to add zombie characters to their main menu screen to get all Halloween-ee for October, then they may as well add a new co-operative game mode whilst there at it, and zombies is the only one that would make sense. So, Raven Software, it’s your move.

The seventh:7: In missions with dogs in them, the dogs become the Zombie Dogs from Nazi Zombies, or a small Cereberus.

Why the hell did I write so much (._.)

This idea could tie-in with the previous idea to bring zombies to MWR, and the zombie dogs would be a great added extra. The zombie dogs were great back in Black Ops 1, and ever since fans of zombies modes have been anticipating their return.

In Modern Warfare Remastered the dogs are the helpers, and perhaps in Modern Warfare Remastered zombies there could be dogs helping the team, and then later, evil zombie dogs that relentlessly attack your team and friendly dogs.

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