Looks Like Modern Warfare Remastered Will Require Infinite Warfare In Order To Play

Nobody likes Mondays, but while I’m delivering bad news to COD fans today, this actually cropped up over the weekend. Fresh small print on the Call of Duty website now states that you will need a copy of Call of Duty Infinite Warfare in order to play Modern Warfare Remastered.

It reads, “Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game download (game disc must be inserted to play Modern Warfare Remastered).”


Obviously, that’s not a concern if you’ve pre-ordered digitally, because you will own Infinite Warfare in a rather permanent fashion, but if you were hoping to buy a physical copy of a legacy edition of Infinite Warfare and then flog the disc once you were bored, you’ll no longer be able to play Modern Warfare Remastered.

That’s important to take into account for PS4 owners who have pre-ordered, because, depending on your retailer, you are about to be charged. With certain retailers, you can get early access to the Modern Warfare Remastered single player campaign on PS4 on October 5th, and so they will be processing orders within the next 24 hours. If this new stipulation changes something for you, right now is going to be the last chance to back out.

Update: to clarify how you can need the IW disc and also get the MWR early access, we turn to the Activision FAQ, which says, “The early access period will end on November 3rd. On launch day, you must install the full version of Modern Warfare Remastered that is included with the Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition, Legacy Pro Edition, Digital Legacy Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition.”

Source: Call of Duty, via Charlie Intel

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  1. Nope.

  2. well that’s pre order cancelled then, I just wanted modern warfare tbh. I don’t bother with these CoD games anymore

  3. Thus activision suffered their first major loss with the COD franchise. Some say it was the dumb decision to remaster COD:MW and hide it behind a super duper delux drone edition. Others claim it was due to IW not being normal COD. Some claimed that EA sabotaged it somehow even though EA has stopped trying to turn stuff into COD.

    All we know is that Activision done fecked up.

    I mean, they literally have millions of sales on their hands and they managed to cock it up!

    That’s WCW levels of cocking up right there!

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