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New rumors suggest Modern Warfare 2 Remastered could be released soon

Published: 7/Mar/2020 16:29 Updated: 7/Mar/2020 16:31

by Andy Williams

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Modern Warfare 2 Remastered has been a long-standing rumor, but new developments suggest a 2020 release could be on the cards for Infinity Ward.

With Sledgehammer Games now dropped from the development of the next release of Call of Duty, plenty has been flying around the rumor mill in relation to what Activision has planned next.

Kotaku have confined it to a one-horse race, as Treyarch has been reportedly drafted in to lead the project. But fresh rumors suggest that might not be the only change of schedule.

Terminal from MW2.
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Could we be seeing MW2’s Terminal back on our screens in the near future?

A remastered version of Modern Warfare 2 has supposedly been in the pipeline for years, and was all but confirmed following reports from CharlieINTEL back in March 2018.

However, as the hype began to snowball on Modern Warfare’s prequel, the rumors of a campaign-only version of MW2 dwindled away into the background.

That is until a Twitter user under the alias ‘Okami13_’ posted a Tweet claiming that a MW2 remaster was in the works and primed for a 2020 release.

Not only did the Twitter user claim that it’d release “this year,” but they also contended that the title would release with a multiplayer — seemingly going against the grain of previous rumors.

To address the elephant in the room, Okami has previously leaked accurate information pertaining to the Gunfight Open Alpha which was released back in August 2019.

Moreover, the Twitter user has claimed that the highly speculated battle royale – also known as Warzone – is due to be released on March 10, with their Tweet claiming to reveal some of the details.

“When all of this comes true, you will know I’m right about MW2R coming this year,” the supposed leaker noted at the end of their post.

Of course, Okami’s March 5 Tweet joins a long list of leakers and eagle-eyed fans who have already tipped Warzone to release on March 10.

However, with their previous leak success rate, we’d be naive to completely dismiss their claims that Modern Warfare 2 could be remastered later this year.

Of course, it goes without saying that these rumors must be taken with a pinch of salt until Activision releases something official to the public.

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Warzone FOV setting on PC can reduce visual recoil on weapons

Published: 25/Oct/2020 16:01

by Daniel Cleary

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Call of Duty players have uncovered an unusual field-of-view setting in Warzone, claiming that weapons such as the CR-AMAX seem to have less visual recoil when it is toggled.

The weapon meta is continuing to shift in Warzone as more changes are released in Season 6, giving players plenty of unique weapons and playstyle to try in the battle royale.

Popular YouTuber Swagg was one of the latest to reveal a Season 6 loadout for Warzone but claimed there was also a “secret” setting that was helping him to rack up more kills in-game.

Modern Warfare settings screen
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CoD players like Swagg have claimed that Warzone’s FOV settings can affect recoil in-game.

While the CR-56 AMAX, which was featured as the Galil in past CoD titles, has been a solid weapon since its release, there are, apparently, some field-of-view settings that Warzone players can change to make the gun easier to use.

In his October 24 upload, Swagg revealed that having the “Affected FOV” setting enabled makes it seem as if the AMAX has little to no recoil. This is opposed to the default Independent FOV setting.

“Affected FOV on PC makes guns feel like they don’t have recoil,” Swagg revealed, in his Warzone gameplay, “[it’s the] reason why I use Amax now.”

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The AMAX does not usually stand out above other Assault Rifles in its class, but it still has one of the highest base stats when it comes to damage per second (DPS), meaning that less recoil would make this quite a strong choice in the current meta.

While the weapon, with these affected FOV settings, appears to move less compared to CR-56 AMAX gameplay for console players, it is unclear whether or not it actually has a major effect on the gun.

However, it seemed to be working quite well for Swagg, as he highlighted just how strong it could be, managing to pick up plenty of kills in his Warzone match with fellow content creator booya.

Another CoD YouTuber Webzy has previously highlighted the difference in recoil between the Affected and Independent settings, echoing the sentiment of the FaZe member and claiming it was actually easier to hit shots with it enabled.

Infinity Ward is regularly coming out with fixes for any bugs found in-game but it appears as if this FOV setting was intended to be a feature, making it unclear whether or not this will be patched.