Activision explains lack of multiplayer in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered

By Sean Carey,
When the remake of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was announced, many were left confused and somewhat disappointed over the decision not to include multiplayer or Spec Ops. Activision has now shared its reasons for only remastering the campaign in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered.

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In a recent blog post over on Activision's website, the publisher said that it doesn't want to split the Call of Duty multiplayer player base between another game. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and it's free-to-play battle royale mode, Call of Duty: Warzone are both seeing good player numbers. Bringing a third multiplayer game into the mix wouldn't make much sense. "Beginning with Modern Warfare last year, the focus has been to bring players together seamlessly in one unified online multiplayer playground," says Activision.

Instead of having another separate multiplayer game, Activision and Infinity Ward are planning to bring more maps from older games to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. In the blog post, Activision says, "Rather than release a separate, multiplayer experience as a standalone pack, Activision and Infinity Ward are looking to bring more classic map experiences to new life within the Modern Warfare universe as it continues to grow and build over time." The iconic Modern Warfare 2 map, Rust has already made its way into the 2019 remake, so we'll likely see more MW2 maps doing the same in the future.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered has launched as a limited-time PS4 exclusive and is coming to Xbox One a the end of this month.

Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 Campaign Remastered
Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 Campaign Remastered

Pre-order now and instantly get the UDT Classic Ghost Bundle, available for use in Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare®, including Warzone*. Relive the epic single-player Campaign from the 2009 blockbuster Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2, remastered for a new generation in true high-definition. The Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 Campaign has been fully remastered with improved textures, animations, physically based rendering, high-dynamic range lighting, and much more.

Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Sean joined the team as a Staff Writer for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies in 2019. He games across all platforms and is always looking for an excuse to replay any of the Metal Gear Solid titles.