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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare confirmed but where is MW2 Remastered?

Published: 31/May/2019 14:08 Updated: 31/May/2019 15:19

by Paul Cot


Call of Duty finally revealed Modern Warfare as the 2019 CoD game but long-term fans of the series were harboring hopes of a Modern Warfare 2 Remastered reveal – so, where is it?

Where is MW2 Remastered?

Modern Warfare 2 in some form remains a possibility in 2019 as Infinity Ward and Call of Duty, have only revealed a two minute long trailer focusing on Modern Warfare’s campaign.


YouTubers who attended a preview event at the Infinity Ward offices describe the game as edgy and controversial. One YouTuber, Drift0r, claims “Modern Warfare makes MW2’s No Russian look like a Pixar Film.”

Call of DutyModern Warfare will be released on October 25 but some fans are waiting for MW2 remastered.

Cross-platform play, free DLC and squad-based co-op gameplay are some of the only details known. The multiplayer portion of Modern Warfare has yet to be revealed, which means a Modern Warfare 2 Remastered reveal could still take place. However, this is looking less likely than it once was.


No MW2 leaks

Out of nowhere came leaks that the 2019 Call of Duty wouldn’t be called Modern Warfare 4, but, simply Modern Warfare. These leaks also included information about the campaign – both, of course, proving to be correct.

Unfortunately for Modern Warfare 2 fans, these leaks didn’t include information about a MW2 remaster. In fact, some of them specifically stated that the remastered version of MW2 and MW3 wouldn’t be included.

Commercially this does make sense as it wouldn’t be good for business if Infinity Ward were to split the player base between the new multiplayer and a popular existing one.


However, if a MW2 re-release looks unlikely for the start of Modern Warfare, it could still happen at some point next year. Infinity Ward could be keeping the game under wraps as part of a big surprise update for 2020. It could work similarly to Black Ops 4 Blackout’s, Alcatraz, where it came as a shock to Call of Duty players.

MW2 listed on classification board

Despite there being doubts about Modern Warfare 2 re-releasing soon, eagle-eyed MW2 fans have noticed that a listing for the game has appeared on the Australian classification board.

Listed as “Primary: Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 2 (ModernWarfare241560817) (41560817)” the game is interestingly classified as “general”. This is in comparison to the original Modern Warfare 2 release which received a “mature 15+” classification with the consumer advice of “strong violence”.

Australian ClassificationAn interesting listing appeared on the Australian Classification website…

This could indicate that the new listing is for multiplayer only, as it would have been the original, slightly controversial campaign that would have induced the 15+ rating.

Additionally, the separate listing to Modern Warfare hints that the game could even come as a separate release, probably sometime in 2020.


Most wanted remaster of a game ever?

MW2 Remastered has been rumored and wanted ever since the PS4 and Xbox One were released. Hilarious lobbies with endearing poor quality microphones, over-powered killstreaks and the sheer simplicity of it, are all reasons why 10 years on, the demand for MW2 is as big as ever.

The second installment of the Modern Warfare series was made backwards compatible for the Xbox One in August of last year.

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“Broken” Warzone skin is too hard to see & players aren’t happy about it

Published: 18/Oct/2020 22:48

by Theo Salaun


Call of Duty: Warzone’s Season 5 Roze “Rook” operator is maddening players, as the small, dark silhouette is sometimes impossible to detect before getting killed.

Verdansk is a diverse environment and Modern Warfare’s operators are fittingly blessed with a varied assortment of camouflages. With the map spanning green, forested areas, dry, muted plains, and dark, indoor rooms, there is a lot of different scenery to keep track of.


Within the map’s obscured nooks and crannies, one Season 5 operator skin has become a particular nuisance for players. Upon hitting Tier 100 on the preceding season’s Battle Pass, the Roze “Rook” skin was unlocked, offering fans a jet-black, sleek character to rock across Modern Warfare’s multiplayer and accompanying battle royale.

With the prevalence of close-quarters combat in dimly lit indoor spaces, players have begun pointing out just how impossible it is to see Roze in the game. 

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Roze’s Rook skin is easy to see in the light, but practically invisible in the dark.

In a screenshot shown by ‘bleedblue_knetic’ on Reddit, there appears to be an empty cell in the subterranean jails located below the Prison POI. But their teammate, ‘Deadalus,’ is highlighted as being right behind the cell’s bars. 

Even knowing someone is technically there, it is practically impossible to discern a character model behind the partial obstructions.

I’ve never really seen anyone talk about it, but does anyone else think Roze skin is not okay? from CODWarzone

As such, bleedblue_knetic’s post is titled simply: “I’ve never really seen anyone talk about it, but does anyone else think Roze skin is not okay?” In response, the vast majority of commenters agreed that this skin is an issue and is getting widely used by sweaty players because of how difficult it is to see in Warzone’s darker environments.


One commenter summed it up succinctly: “It’s one of the most broken skins in the game.”

Another Redditor, ‘OJbeforethebadstuff,’ also replied with his own example of the Rook skin’s seeming invisibility. While their video settings appear to lack more brightness than necessary, it still demonstrates just how deadly Roze’s camouflage can be.


As seen in the video, the screen is darker than most players’ displays, but, nonetheless, the Roze that kills him is frankly invisible. It isn’t until you watch the kill cam that you realize there was a person actually standing there amongst the tables, waiting to secure an easy elimination.


Usually, hacking is raised as a possibility when you’re killed by someone you can’t see. But, in this case, it appears that the Rook skin is simply svelte and dark enough to blend into indoor backgrounds perfectly.

Her hitbox isn’t technically smaller than others’ and she does appear in an obvious contrast when in bright environments, but so much of Warzone is played in dimmed locations that this is as meta a skin as the game has seen. Infinity Ward has yet to respond to complaints and it remains to be seen if some of the game’s niche visibility issues can be resolved.