An accidental leak from a rating agency appears to confirm the existence of an upcoming remastered version of classic Call of Duty title Modern Warfare 2.
Modern Warfare 2 is heralded by many as one of the greatest Call of Duty games – and first-person shooters – of all time. It made some huge advancements from predecessor Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which gained international acclaim for its take on the FPS genre.
Since then, many fans have dreamt of playing Modern Warfare 2 again on new-gen consoles, bringing the graphics and gameplay up another notch and letting players engage again with a game that many hold in such high regards.
After years and years of rumors, a leak from a Korean rating agency might be just the ticket that hopefuls have been waiting for – albeit, with a bit of a twist.
Picking up traction across social media on Friday, March 20, South Korea’s Game Rating and Administration Committee (GRAC) appear to have dealt a classification to a work titled Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered.
The application was filed by Blizzard Entertainment Inc. on February 26, 2020, which suggests a remastered version of the game could be closer than ever, although many will be disappointed to only see the Campaign in there, as opposed to a full remaster of the game with Campaign, Special Ops, and Multiplayer all included.
Of course, it’s not impossible that the campaign and multiplayer versions of the game be both rated and released separately, so while the leak only points towards a campaign remaster, it may be emblematic of much more.
Should it only be a campaign remaster, long-time fans of the franchise will no doubt be a little disappointed at the inability to play on classic maps such as Wasteland, Scrapyard, and Terminal in all their glory, but the campaign was still a solid one that players can really sink their teeth into.
It’s important to note that while this leak has surfaced now, there have been plenty of seemingly credible leaks point to the existence of Modern Warfare 2 Remastered over the years, but we’re still waiting. So, take it with a grain of salt until there’s a real announcement.