Activision announced and released Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered as a PS4 timed-exclusive on 31st March 2020, after multiple leaks confirmed the game's existence. However, there is no Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered multiplayer to be found.
The publisher has now revealed why there is no multiplayer component in the remaster, explaining how they wanted a unified multiplayer playground for the franchise.
In a post on the publisher's website, an explanation reads: "Rather than release a separate, multiplayer experience as a standalone pack, Activision and Infinity Ward are looking to bring more classic map experiences to new life within the Modern Warfare universe as it continues to grow and build over time."
Some of the game's original maps are already in the new Modern Warfare, including Rust.
You'll have to play Warzone for multiplayer (Picture: Activision)
Activision favours the idea of launching additional "classic map experiences" instead of creating a separate Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered multiplayer experience.
"Beginning with Modern Warfare last year, the focus has been to bring players together seamlessly in one unified online multiplayer playground," Activision added.
"With cross-play, releasing new post-launch maps, modes, weapons and more content drops for free, and launching Warzone, the Free-to-Play, Free-for-Everyone new Call of Duty experience, the Modern Warfare universe will expand, bringing new experiences to players."
In short, players can enjoy the iconic, somewhat controversial campaign in the remaster. For multiplayer, however, they need to get their fix in Modern Warfare or Warzone.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered is set to release on 30th April 2020 for PC and Xbox One.