Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is perhaps one of the worst kept secrets in the games industry. There have been so many obvious clues to it and with the success of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered it is all but likely Activision will put it out. There have been reports since 2018 where a leak suggested that only the campaign of the game would get a remaster. Then last year a PEGI listing appeared for Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered. Now, another ratings board has just aboard as it were with its own listing for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, and that board is the very reliable South Korean ratings one.
It looks like the rating was submitted for approval on February 26th this year, which could suggest we are getting close to an announcement. We are not too far out from when Activision usually starts to tease the next Call of Duty, though it may hold off for a bit due to the recent launch of Warzone, which itself has seen 30 million players drop in and check out the action. Due to the free to play battle royale’s current popularity Activision may want to give it some breathing space. Plus, with COVID 19 currently putting everything on hold and shutting down countries there may be some delays in announcements.
That’s not all of the Call of Duty rumours though. There are whispers, thanks to VGC, that suggest the 2020 Call of Duty title will be a reboot of the Black Ops franchise which would see the return of Alex Mason. This reboot is apparently in development at Treyarch and will go down a similar path to the recent Modern Warfare reboot with call backs to the original games but with some changes to the events to make it a bit fresher. For example, in Vietnam there may be missions from the Viet Cong point of view. There is also another rumour that Sledgehammer Games is working on another free to play Call of Duty title which is supposedly due next year.