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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 remaster has no multiplayer, rumour all but confirmed

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

Although still officially a rumour, we've had several sources report on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 remaster looming, but it won't be coming with a multiplayer component, unlike its predecessor Call of Duty: Modern Warfare remaster.

The rumour snowballed after a listing went up on an Amazon Italy, claiming Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 comes out in summer 2018. Despite initial scepticism though, it turns out that there's more to this.

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Website charlieINTEL reported their sources confirming Modern Warfare 2 remaster, albeit without multiplayer, with their source apparently being a Raven Software employee.

However, the leak also claims that unlike Modern Warfare and its remaster, this second instalment in MW remaster franchise won't feature Raven Software at all.

Sources seem to indicate that Beenox may take up the mantle, seeing as how the company assisted Raven on MW2 remastering. This idea is further supported by the company's website notice, which cites dedication to Call of Duty franchise, despite being more like side kicks on the Modern Warfare remaster, which is the only CoD title they've got under their belt.

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It's a bit strange seeing a Call of Duty game, remaster or not, having no multiplayer, but we've seen stranger things. However, seeing as how remastering of the original Modern Warfare included multiplayer, it appears a dubious decision, at best.

Even more so, with Modern Warfare 2's campaign not nearly matching that of the original, we really fail to see the reasoning behind the move. Of course, there's still a chance we're looking at a hype generating mechanism here, so we can't really dismiss the possibility of everyone just being plain wrong.

Activision has remained silent and declined to comment, so we guess we'll have to wait and see how this pans out.