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Leaker claims MW2 Remastered release date is sooner than expected

Published: 28/Mar/2020 14:02

by Andy Williams

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Prominent Call of Duty leakers ‘TheGamingRevolution’ and ‘Okami’ have pointed towards a potential release date for Modern Warfare 2 Remastered – and fans will be surprised to see that it is apparently just around the corner.

Both TheGamingRevolution and Okami have been at the forefront of Call of Duty leaks in recent times, with the pair correctly predicting the release of Modern Warfare’s battle royale mode, Warzone.

Now it seems that the pair are leading the narrative on the 2020 release of Modern Warfare 2’s campaign-only title, as they have leaked more information pertaining to the highly anticipated remaster that has been allegedly in the works for some time.

MW2 Remastered leaked artwork.
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A plethora of MW2R artwork was leaked on March 27.

Okami has kickstarted the rumor mill most recently, after Tweeting that MW2R is primed and ready for a 2020 release at the backend of February.

TheGamingRevolution supplemented these claims, by claiming that Activision was working on MW2R release (alongside a Sledgehammer developed free-to-play title).

While many were no doubt yearning for a full remaster of MW2, Okami squashed all hopes following their March 25 update. The data miner revealed that Infinity Ward will instead take some of the fan-favored classic maps, give them a fresh lick of paint, and stick them in the rotation on Modern Warfare.

Terminal from MW2.
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The likes of Terminal, Scrapyard and Highrise look set to be added to Modern Warfare’s existing multiplayer.

When is Modern Warfare 2 Remastered coming out?

On March 25, Okami left nothing more than a date cryptically pinned on their Twitter profile, simply stating: “March 30.”

Was this to be the date of the next big leak? Or something more? Okami left their followers eagerly poised for an update.

However, this Tweet has since received some context thanks to TheGamingRevolution. After talking with his fellow leaker, he sent out a Tweet that clarified Okami’s previous post and has claimed that a campaign-only remaster of MW2 will be releasing on March 30.

With a bundle of MW2R artwork and cosmetics slipping through the cracks merely the day before TheGamingRevolution Tweeted the alleged release date, all of the stars seem to be aligning for Infinity Ward to push MW2 campaign live.

While the pair have been incredibly accurate with their leaks in the past, nothing is set in stone until Activision release official confirmation. Stay tuned as more looks set to unfold on MW2R release in the coming days.

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Black Ops Cold War already set new Call of Duty player record in the Beta

Published: 23/Oct/2020 6:20

by Brad Norton

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The Call of Duty franchise is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon as Treyarch’s recent Black Ops Cold War Beta went above expectations and shattered records.

Ever since the release of the first CoD title in 2003, the franchise has only continued to grow. Year after year more players hop on board to see what the latest title has in store. Whether fans gravitate towards single-player campaigns, cooperative experiences, or classic multiplayer competition, there’s something for everyone.

2020 is shaping up to be no different as Treyarch is firing on all cylinders for the Black Ops Cold War release. Everything from Zombies to Warzone will be on offer and it’s already clear that the community is hungry for it all.

After an impressive Alpha test on the PlayStation 4 that became the biggest in franchise history, that record has once again been broken. This time, by the Black Ops Cold War Beta that followed just weeks later.

Having kicked off exclusively for PS4 users on October 8 before jumping to all platforms on October 15, the Black Ops Cold War Beta was played by a staggering number of people. In fact, it was “the most downloaded [Beta] in Call of Duty history,” the developers revealed on October 23.

No exact figures were revealed for the history Beta. Though it being publicly available across Xbox One, PS4, and PC over the final days was sure to have helped boost the figures.

Not only is this a hugely positive sign before the launch of Black Ops Cold War, but it continues a trend from previous iterations. 2019’s Modern Warfare also broke records with its early access Beta period. 

Last year’s records also didn’t come with any specific numbers, though Activision assured the Modern Warfare Beta attracted more players than ever before.

Also of note, those players logged more hours played than any Beta in franchise history. It’s now clear that Black Ops Cold War has been yet another step up in terms of early engagement.

Black Ops Cold War gameplay
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The Black Ops Cold War Beta was live across Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

It’s obviously too early to tell just how this might indicate sales for the release come November 13. However, to get into the Beta early, a majority of players needed to preorder on their platform of choice. So that’s certainly a good sign just weeks out from launch.

2019’s Modern Warfare topped over $600 million in sales across its first three days on the market. That instantly made it the highest-selling CoD of the generation. Though Black Ops Cold War could be on track to go even further this year.