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Activision explains why they’re not remastering MW2 multiplayer

Published: 31/Mar/2020 20:29

by Alan Bernal


Activision have plans to include more maps from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 into the latest installment of the franchise instead of a direct remaster of 2009’s multiplayer mode.

The publishers for the legendary CoD series were quick to address any potential concerns that could arise after the surprise release of MW2’s remastered campaign on March 31, which didn’t include a polished version of the renowned multiplayer component.

“Starting today, players can relive one of the most hallowed and talked-about story campaigns in gaming history with Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered,” Activision said in a Games Blog.

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MW2’s campaign had memorable moments, but some are wondering what’s to become of its multiplayer.

Though their plans don’t extend to a revamped multiplayer mode, MW2 fans shouldn’t give up all hope to see spruced-up versions of popular maps.

“Beginning with Modern Warfare last year, the focus has been to bring players together seamlessly in one unified online multiplayer playground,” according to Activision.

Activision subsidiary and Canadian studios, Beenox, were the force behind the remastered version of MW2’s campaign that is now available on PS4 for about $20.

IW and Activision could plan to incorporate MW2 multiplayer components into Modern Warfare 2019.

Meanwhile, Infinity Ward and Activision could have something else in store for the release of the title’s beloved maps.

The developers will continue with their intentions of bringing “more classic map experiences to new life within the [Modern Warfare 2019] universe.”

Their approach, so far, has resurrected popular maps like Rust, Shipment, Crash, and Vacant into the 2019 title’s multiplayer. At the same time, various classic settings have also been repurposed as locations in the recently-released Warzone battle royale.

Campaign supporting character Ghost from Modern Warfare 2.

It isn’t a stretch to imagine that IW will be exploring which additional MW2 maps to directly remaster into Modern Warfare’s multiplayer and new expansions of Warzone’s immense battlefield.

The Games Blog suggests the devs will be integrating elements from MW2 into 2019’s release “rather than release a separate, multiplayer experience as a standalone pack.”

Activision even mentioned MW2’s Special Ops, a mode where four players form a strike-team to complete multi-phased objectives, which are also not included in the Campaign Remastered.

It’s unclear if developers plan to bring back missions from 2009 in 2019’s mode, but a venture like that would be on track for the Special Ops April 30 release on Xbox One and PC.

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Best Fennec loadouts for Warzone and Modern Warfare

Published: 27/Oct/2020 16:15 Updated: 27/Oct/2020 16:31

by James Busby


The Fennec has now been out for a few months, but you’ll still need to equip the right attachments if you truly wish to master this lightening fast SMG. Here, we break down two of the strongest Fennec loadouts you can use.

The Vector, now known as the Fennec, has been a popular SMG ever since it first graced our screens back in Modern Warfare 2. Packed with a buttery smooth recoil pattern, excellent hip-fire, lightweight, and insanely fast rate of fire –  the Fennec is an absolute beast of a gun. In fact, this deadly machine gun is so lethal that it can tear through multiple enemies in just a blink of an eye. 

This zippy SMG hasn’t taken the crown away from the MP5, but the Fennec is still a popular choice. For many, this weapon is still a go-to, particularly in close-quarters where hyper-aggressive play is rewarded. In order to help you get the most out of the Fennec, we’ve put together two loadouts that you can use to dominate the competition in both Modern Warfare and Warzone. 

Best Fennec loadout for Warzone

Infinity Ward/DexertoBoost the Fennec’s damage range with this deadly loadout.
  • ZLR18” Deadfall 
  • Merc Foregrip
  • Stippled Grip Tape
  • Sleight of Hand
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

While Warzone’s large scale map may favor long to medium range engagements, you’ll still want to equip a weapon that can give you the edge in those close-quarter firefights. This loadout increases the Fennec’s hip fire, while also giving it a little extra range for when you need that added distance. 

First up is the ZLR18” Deadfall. This attachment not only drastically increases your effective damage range, it also ups your recoil control and bullet velocity, helping with the precision it needs when going for those all-important body shots and headshots. While this attachment increases your ADS speed, we think this loss is worth it, especially when you consider how woeful the Fennec’s mid-range damage is. 

The next two attachments are the Merc Foregrip and Stippled Grip Tape, along with the Sleight of Hand perk. Not only will these additions keep the Fennec stable while aiming and hip firing, they will also increase the ADS & sprint to fire speed, improving your reload speed and giving you even greater control when you need to react quickly.

Taking down fully armored players in Warzone can often prove frustrating, but the 40 Round Drum Mags will give you more than enough bullets to shred through many an armored enemy. This attachment is a must for those that want to secure those game-winning squad wipes.

Best Fennec loadout for Modern Warfare multiplayer

Infinity Ward/DexertoThis loadout absolutely obliterates players in close-quarter firefights.
  • ZLR 18″ Deadfall
  • Tac Laser
  • No Stock
  • Merc Foregrip
  • 40 Round Drum Mags

This build is all about melting your opponents in close-quarters combat. The Tac Laser drastically lowers the Fennec’s ADS speed and increases overall stability, while also allowing you to maintain a steady walk while aiming. 

Being able to quickly take care of enemy threats without needing to ADS is a godsend, particularly on smaller maps like Shipment and Rust, where you’ll constantly find yourself running into enemy players. 

Lastly, the Merc Foregrip will also increase your recoil control and hip-fire accuracy, allowing you to quickly fire off the Fennec’s blisteringly fast rounds with deadly precision. Foregoing the stock for this build will give you a slight boost in movement speed for quicker reaction to get away from players, while The ZLR 18” Deadfall and 40 Round Drum Mags should always be a top priority for any Fennec players looking to increase their kill potential, so always try to build your loadout around these core attachments. 

If you want to try out some different weapons in Warzone or even Multiplayer, check out our full list of best loadouts for every gun.