Modders are making Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Remastered multiplayer because Activision wouldn't
24-Jul-2020 by Sparky
After the immense disappointment of fans that the Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 Remastered only came with the campaign, and not the classic multiplayer experience, modder Gunoftruth and his team decided to take matters into their own hands and the early results are promising.
Currently, 11 people are working on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered multiplayer mod, which is built using the mod tools provided by the PC version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. Project lead Gunoftruth, an automation engineer during the day, Call of Duty modder of seven years by night, tells Eurogamer the project owes its existence to Activision.
"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," Gunoftruth says. We want people to be able to enjoy and replay Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 in new graphics."
The issue they face
As is the problem with all remasters that have a loyal fanbase that are unbalanced and loved for their imperfections (*wink* Streat Fighter 3rd Strike *wink*), Gunoftruth says Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer had some considerable issues that were supposed to be sorted out in a patch forgotten to time but that patch was never released, and so the modders have run polls to let people interested have their say.
For example, should the mod use the campaign remaster animations, or the original animations? Should it include the original fire sound, or the sound from the remaster?
To dig into the detail, the modders intend to fix an infamous One Man Army (OMA) glitch to remove a replenishing explosives exploit that was abused, quite extensively, in the original 2009 game. However, the modders do not plan to rebalance primary and secondary weapons.
When will it be available?
The mod team hopes to launch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered multiplayer in December 2020.