Call of Duty: Modern Warfare might be one of the most anticipated games of the Fall. It’s also only available digitally, as part of the special editions of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, meaning players have to spend at least $80 to get it.
And, if Activision’s official website is to be taken at its word, you may also need to have the disc for Infinite Warfare in your console of choice in order to play the game at all. As Call of Duty fan site Charlie Intel reports, the official website for Modern Warfare remaster includes the following wording, in relatively small text:
“Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game download (game disc must be inserted to play Modern Warfare Remastered).”
This phrasing implies users would either have to insert then remove the Infinite Warfare disc every time they want to play Remastered, or have the Infinite Warfare disc in the system at all times in order to play.
Taking a look at the website’s FAQ section offers little additional information. The site implies Remastered is a separate full-game download, but doesn’t clarify the disc issue. How this verification would work with the digital versions of the game is also unclear.
We’ve reached out to Activision to clarify the wording on the website and will update this story should they reply.
If the wording on the site is correct, that would make the game a bit less accessible than I previously figured it would be. I’m also curious as to how that would end up working with the digital version of the game. At the very worst, this would mean Remastered and Infinite Warfare may as well be the same game, as far as my reluctance to get up off the couch and swap discs is concerned.