Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Release Date Rumored for This Week


by in Call of Duty | Mar, 30th 2020

In one of the most shocking announcements and leaks that we have seen in a long time, it is rumored currently that the Modern Warfare 2 Remastered release date has been revealed. The craziest part? It is not only happening but it will reportedly happen this week.

Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Reportedly Comes Out This Week

According to several leaks and sources from Eurogamer, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered release date is currently set for tomorrow, Tuesday, March 31. The release of the remastered version of the classic game is not the full game apparently but just the campaign.

Players who own the rebooted 2019 Modern Warfare will reportedly have the chance to purchase the new Modern Warfare 2 Remastered campaign and play through all of its missions in updated graphics for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

The release of this isn’t super surprising as we covered last week how it is likely going to happen in the future. However, we certainly did not expect the Modern Warfare 2 Remastered release date to be so soon. But the evidence is piling up for this to happen this week.

There are several leaks and rumors that point to this release date being true, the first of which is a leaked PlayStation Store listing that shows the release date of tomorrow. It likely went up a little too early and spoiled this announcement from Activision.

Several Leaks Point to This Release Date

The rumors of this originally began last week after the most recent update for the title. In it, data miners were able to uncover some new game files that pointed towards the release of the upcoming Modern Warfare 2 campaign remastered for the current generation of consoles.

We thought initially that this was going to be later on but then the newest leaks today point towards this not being the case. Even crazier, the launch trailer for the campaign leaked on Twitter as well, showing off various missions, levels, characters, and setpieces from the campaign.

Oddly enough, as it is the launch trailer for the remastered version of the campaign, it doesn’t show the release date at the end. Instead, it simply states that the remastered campaign is “available now.” This is something that could be set for the rumored release date of tomorrow but could be after as well.

As such, this is something that we should take with a grain of salt but it does seem increasingly likely that the Modern Warfare 2 Remastered release date should be very soon nonetheless. And it is becoming more increasingly apparent that this campaign is real and remastered for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

Modern Warfare 2 Remastered Campaign Details

According to sources close to the development of the remastered campaign, it has likely been done for quite some time now and is just now getting released. Activision was waiting for the right time to release the singleplayer story for players to enjoy.

It certainly would have made more sense much earlier than now but it is still welcome nonetheless. After all, the release of the original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered happened in 2016 alongside the release of Infinity Ward’s previous title Infinite Warfare.

In fact, one version of the 2016 mainline Call of Duty game bundled the two together under one roof. However, the main difference between the release of the first Modern Warfare remastered game and the release of Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is that the former is a complete package on its own.

From everything that we have seen and heard regarding Modern Warfare 2, it looks like the game will only have the campaign included with it. It’s looking increasingly likely that the online multiplayer portion will not be remastered as well and included in this release.

This is unfortunate but it makes sense since the current Modern Warfare does integrate some maps from that game. It will likely continue to get more if other leaks are believed. We wouldn’t be surprised there was a surge of them soon with the next season or two.

This would be a great way to not only give players a chance to revisit the campaign of that title but see some of the familiar locations in the online multiplayer as well. The timing of this all does make some sense, though, as the COVID-19 pandemic rages on around the world.

With so many players at home currently, they might want more games to play. Though the release of the battle royale-specific Warzone happened recently, many players don’t like battle royale and want the traditional Call of Duty feel.

Rumored Campaign Price

The Modern Warfare 2 Remastered campaign is a great alternative to this as it would allow them to purchase and play it, getting that nostalgic singleplayer feel. The real question, though, is how players will be able to purchase the remastered campaign.

According to last week’s leak for the remastered story, it would be available in two different bundles that players could purchase through Modern Warfare as a sort of expansion for that game. However, some leaked store listings show a price of roughly around $27.

That would put it more in line with an actual standalone release. The campaign may release in multiple formats, with different paying options for those who own the 2019 Modern Warfare and those who don’t have it.

This would also make sense as some players might want to revisit the game but don’t have Modern Warfare at the same time. This is great and opens up the door more for other players, much like what Warzone recently did as both an expansion of Modern Warfare and its own free standalone battle royale product.

We won’t have to wait for much longer to find out if this is true or not as the Modern Warfare 2 Remastered campaign is rumored to come out tomorrow, March 31.

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