Who releases a remaster of a game and leaves out the multiplayer component? Apparently Activision. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is a campaign only option, leaving many fans confused.
Many consider the multiplayer of MW2 to be some of the best COD action out there, but Activision never explained why MW2 was released in a reduced format.
Now modders are hard at work, trying to recreate the multiplayer maps and add what Activision won’t.
There are 11 people working on the multiplayer mod, which uses the tools provided by the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Head of the project is Gunoftruth, who is an automation engineer in the day.
“The motivation for this project all began when Activision announced they had no plans on releasing the multiplayer remaster for Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2. We want people to be able to enjoy and replay Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 in new graphics.”
So far the group has completed a few of the maps and ported the majority of the weapons, and they are looking at giving the game the “forgotten patch” that never made it into the game, which would have included a bunch of fixes, like making silencers actually work properly, hiding gun-fire indicators on the mini-map.
Gunoftruth says he isn’t worried about a cease and desist, saying that the mod falls within the ambit of the publically provided tools. “We are using their public tools provided by Activision and it’s just a modification to Black Ops 3 to look and play like Modern Warfare 2. The mod tools state you cannot remake an entire Call of Duty game, but we are only doing one game mode of Modern Warfare 2. We are also adding in new game modes and private matches, allowing the user to play the Black Ops 3 standard maps, so it won’t be 1:1 to the original.”