Here’s another punch to the solar plexus for Call of Duty fans stuck on Xbox One: PlayStation 4 gamers who pre-ordered certain versions of the next Call of Duty game, called Infinite Warfare, can now download and play Modern Warfare: Remastered.
What the f….
I’m not sure how I missed this, given that I wrote My First Year As a Second-Class COD Gamer on Thursday. Which was one day after Modern Warfare became available to PS4 gamers who pre-ordered certain versions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare. Sort of makes my point even stronger, obviously. Or maybe we could just consider this the first event of my second year as a second-class COD gamer.
In any event, here’s what’s happening.
PlayStation 4 gamers who pre-purchase Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy or Digital Deluxe get two amazing pre-release perks:
Early access to Modern Warfare Remastered. Starting October 5, one month before the retail release of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, you can download Modern Warfare Remastered—which you’ll recall is coming bundled with Infinite Warfare—and start playing. This is only available to those on PS4: Everyone else (Xbox One, PC) has to wait until November 4 to access Modern Warfare Remastered.
Early access to Infinite Warfare multiplayer. Starting next week, on October 14, PS you can access the Infinite Warfare multiplayer beta. This one will be coming to Xbox One eventually, but not the PC.
Terminal bonus map. This one isn’t limited to PS4, but it’s worth pointing out too: Anyone who preorders Infinite Warfare will get a new version of the classic multiplayer map Terminal for Infinite Warfare. (If I remember correctly, this map debuted in MW or MW2 and was already remade at least once. Because it’s a classic that all COD love to play. The Terminal bonus map will become available on November 4.
As you many know, many people are going to buy Infinite Warfare just so they can play Modern Warfare Remastered, which is of course a remade version of the epic Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. It includes the full single-player experience, and 10 multiplayer maps. That sounds great, and I’m looking forward to it, but there were in fact 16 multiplayer maps overall in the original game (including DLC). And doing a bit of research online, I find this: Activision will in fact be releasing 6 moreModern Warfare: Remastered multiplayer maps in December. So we are getting the complete set over time.
I’ve been intending to test Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered on the 4K-capable PlayStation Pro, and see whether the promise of superior graphics on that console really pans out. So what the heck, I pre-ordered Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Digital Deluxe edition on my current PS4 so I could get started with Modern Warfare Remastered.
Here’s how it works. After completing the purchase, launch the PlayStation Store and search for Modern. Then, load the game page forModern Warfare Remastered and select Download. It’s a 39 GB download, so you’ll need some time—it reported 4 hours on my console—though you can start the game after 10.6 GB of that is downloaded.
So I’m playing Modern Warfare: Remastered today. Amazing.