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CoD: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered leaked by rating agency

Published: 20/Mar/2020 13:45 Updated: 20/Mar/2020 17:55

by Jacob Hale

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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.

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Modern Warfare 2 provided some of the most iconic maps in Call of Duty history.

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.

The rating agency labels the game as Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered.

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.

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Modern Warfare glitch reveals unreleased Makarov pistol

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:35 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 1:58

by Brad Norton

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Infinity Ward adds weapons to Modern Warfare with each new season, though it appears even more have been in the works behind the scenes as a secret pistol was accidentally handed out due to a confusing glitch.

Problematic bugs have been on the rise once again throughout Modern Warfare’s sixth and final season. Warzone players have had their runs ended by broken Loadout Drops while others have literally been left in the dark as a result of a game-breaking issue. Despite these problems, every now and then, glitches can actually be a pleasant surprise.

This was the case on October 27 as a player shockingly stumbled upon a new weapon. While playing offline, they noticed something suspicious. One of the AI-controlled enemies was wielding a unique pistol.

After taking them down and picking up the gun, the Makarov was revealed in all its glory. Fit with custom animations, an unfinished model, but all the firepower you’d expect from the classic secondary.

The Makarov pistol first appeared in 2010’s Black Ops and soon featured in the game’s sequel before disappearing. It was usable across the campaign and multiplayer in the first game, though only appeared in the story for the follow-up.

Evidently, it’s an extremely rare weapon compared to some iconic guns in the Call of Duty franchise. Having only appeared in Treyarch releases, it’s a surprise to see the pistol up and running in Modern Warfare.

It appeared as a Renetti on the ground and the icon matched up as well. Though it’s very clear a good amount of work has been put into the gun. From unique reload and inspect animations to its own balancing, it may have been in the plans for a previous seasonal update.

Given the unfinished model of the weapon, however, there’s a good chance we don’t see it properly anytime soon. Infinity Ward could have been testing it months ago before scrapping the gun. Perhaps it’s simply in the game’s files as a placeholder. There’s really no telling at this point in time.

Black Ops 2 Makarov gameplay
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The Makarov pistol has only been usable in Black Ops 1 and 2.

It popped up during an offline session against bots, so don’t expect to see this random bug in an online match either. It would be surprising to see the weapon appear in an Infinity Ward title for the first time after such a long gap, though anything is possible.

With Treyarch taking over Warzone with the transition to Black Ops Cold War, however, it would make more sense to see the Makarov in 2021.