A Call of Duty leaker claims to have revealed even more details about the hotly-anticipated Modern Warfare 2 remaster that is allegedly in production.
Modern Warfare 2 is one of the most highly regarded games in the Call of Duty franchise, and fans have been clamoring for a remaster for years, despite the fact that the game only released originally in 2009.
With Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare being remastered in 2016 alongside the release of Infinite Warfare, rumors heated up over when MW2 would get its own next-gen version, and now a reliable leaker has revealed more on the possibility of MW2R.
After previously revealing details on Warzone and Gunfight ahead of their official announcements, Okami13 revealed on Twitter that while a remaster is in the works, it “won’t be a direct remaster of the multiplayer.”
This will be incredibly disappointing to players who have been waiting for more news, though Okami did soften the blow slightly. He added: “Instead, they're taking the maps and adding them to MW 2019 so as to not split the community again.”
Although Okami does have a reliable track record with his Call of Duty leaks on Warzone and Gunfight, it must be reitarated that this information is not confirmed.
To be clear.. it won't be a direct remaster of the multiplayer ☹️
Instead they're taking the maps and adding them to MW 2019 so as to not split the community again. Just heard this within the last week and I'm letting you guys know now.
— Okami (@Okami13_) March 25, 2020
The premise is certainly an interesting one, especially if they plan on bringing all Modern Warfare 2 maps to the current title, but it would be odd to see some of those classic maps in a completely different game.
The biggest thing that players will take away from this, though, is that the latest developments suggest Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer won't be getting a full remaster.
A few days prior to Okami’s tweet, a South Korean rating agency leaked a classification for Modern Warfare 2, but it was only for the campaign, with no mention of multiplayer or Special Ops included.
Of course, there won’t be any way to verify this until an official announcement is made – if one is made at all.
If there is no Modern Warfare 2 Remastered, there will never be any confirmation of the rumors, but it's very possible that the regular flow of information is coming from a place of authority; we’ll just have to keep our fingers crossed.