Surprise! Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered officially announced, and it’s out now for PS4

After years of rumour and speculation, yesterday’s leaks pried the final nails from Activision’s box of secrets and outed Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered. Now, it’s here. The is out now for PlayStation 4, as a timed exclusive before coming to other platforms… because reasons?


With a (Captain) Price of £19.99/€24.99/$19.99, you can grab it now from the PlayStation Store and pretend like it’s 2009 and not 2020.

As you might have figured out from the ‘Campaign Remastered’ shoved on the end of the game’s name, this is the Modern Warfare 2 campaign remastered for modern consoles by Beenox. The game now sports 4K support and HDR on consoles, and an unlocked framerate and ultrawide monitor support for PC… whenever that gets released.

While the game’s co-op and multiplayer still remains one of the favourites amongst fans, these are not included. That’s despite the multiplayer being an integral part of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered when that came out in 2017.

Buying the game also includes the Classic Ghost Bundle of skins and cosmetic items for both 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the free version of Call of Duty: Warzone. It includes:

  • UDT Ghost operator skin from the MW2 mission The Only Easy Day… Was Yesterday
  • Task Force and One For One weapon blueprints
  • Flippers weapon charm
  • Belly Flop finishing move
  • “Stay Frosty” voice quip
  • No Easy Days player card
  • Ghost emblem
  • 2 Battle Pass tier skips

You can also pre-purchase the game on Xbox One and PC and get the bundle, but Activision aren’t telling on when you’ll get the actual game. Honestly, I hope everyone on those platforms tells Activision to go Foxtrot themselves over that.

There had been reports of the game 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, and a few days ago the reliable South Korean ratings board it as well. The final piece of the puzzle came yesterday, as a store listing went up on the German PlayStation Store – heck, some were even able to buy it and start streaming the game – while Charlie Intel managed to rip the above trailer.

Call of Duty fans are spoiled for choice at the moment, with Warzone launched earlier this month, a free to play battle royale tie in with 2019’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare reimainging. Whether you want something old, something new, or something battle royale, it seems COD has got you covered right now…

Source: Call of Duty

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  1. So the internet seems to think…

    1. A whole month of being a PS4 exclusive? How dare they!
    2. No MP? Not buying!
    3. £19.99? It should £1.99, like some things were 35 years ago!

    While I’m thinking…

    1. Why is it only 48GB for a whole game, when that battle royale thing was 100GB?
    2. Well, that’s about it, really.

  2. I’d buy this in a heartbeat if it had the MP.

  3. My main gripe is that PSN downloads have been slowed to a crawl while they release popular digital-only games run big sales, and still have a deal of the week… started downloading this at 6.30pm yesterday, downloading at 100-300KB/s, theres still nearly 24hrs to go!!


    • That doesn’t seem right. Sony said they were slowing downloads, but so far that doesn’t seem to make any difference. I guess if you’ve got a really fast connection it might slow down to the speeds most people would expect. But if your maximum speed is the 30-40Mbit/s type thing, you should still be getting fast downloads.

      It could be your ISP being a bit crap at the moment? Or try the pause/resume thing. That sometimes improves the speed. (It appears that sometimes your download comes from a server that isn’t behaving well, and if you pause it and then resume it, even straight away, you get connected to a different one that goes faster)

      But 100-300Kbps is not normal, even with Sony potentially throttling speeds.

      • Really? It’s been running at this speed since Sony announced the throttling. Everything else runs at full tilt quite happily and I even tried running it through VPN to see if my ISP was throttling PSN traffic, still the same speed. Very frustrating.

      • Just checked the speed of an update, and it’s doing over 3MB/s, so somewhere between 25 and 30Mbit/s. So happily using up all my bandwidth. (Which reminds me, I must complain to Sky that it’s dropped from 40 to 30 again. Or maybe I’ll wait until all the virus stuff is over)

        Could still be your ISP. Maybe they’re throttling traffic to your VPN? But Sony are definitely not slowing everything down to those sorts of terrible speeds.

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