Raven Software released a large update to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, commonly known as the “December Update.” The update is available on PlayStation Network, and Xbox Live. The PlayStation 4 version of Modern Warfare Remastered has a 8GB or a 16GB file update – the size varies by region. The Xbox One version of Modern Warfare Remastered has a 27GB update.
Before we get started, on November 22, Raven Software released a comparison video to prove to Snipers that there are only minimal changes to the way Collateral Damage works in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare vs Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered…
Some players pointed out that in the original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, matches took place in peer to peer (p2p) servers. Activision says both Infinite Warfare and Modern Warfare Remastered takes place in dedicated servers.
Activision released a blog post to celebrate the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered’s first major update.
We’ve got incoming! Starting today, six new maps, two gameplay modes and more are coming to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, along with a slay-load of new goodies. It’s all part of ‘Tis the Season, so check out what’s new with the game and hunker down for the holidays!
The six remaining original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare maps are now available in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered, bringing the total to 16 multiplayer maps. Not only that, but Gun Game and Hardpoint are also being added to the playlists, giving players even more action this holiday. Joining the fray along with those two modes today are:
– Bloc: Large Russian apartment bloc. Intense Domination matches.
– Countdown: Open launch pad. Huge sight lines and dangerous maneuvering.
– Pipeline: Russian trainyard. Excellent team games.
– Showdown: Small desert arena. Great fast gameplay for small numbers of players.
– Strike: Large urban desert town. Excellent team games.
– Wet Work: Medium-large cargo ship. Fast-paced Search and Destroy matches.
And as a bonus we’re adding a fan-favorite to the mix, and it has some goodies waiting for you to unwrap.
– Winter Crash: Dark and snowy holiday-themed Crash. Beware the airstrikes…
The original Winter Crash was PC only, so this marks the console debut for what we hope becomes a holiday classic. You’ll also find that elves have created two special weapon camos that are particularly holiday-rific: Gift Wrap and Ugly Sweater. You can unlock these for each weapon class by completing challenges on Winter Crash, and be sure to search the map to find plenty of Easter Christmas eggs.
Along with the holiday camos, there are a ton of new personalization items available in Modern Warfare Remastered starting today. Dubbed ‘Operation Arctic Wolf,’ this loot drop features weapon camos, reticles, combat uniforms, emblems, calling cards, and more, including brand-new characters, which will also bring women in uniform to the fight in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for the first time.
Raven Software has been hard at work on both Modern Warfare Remastered and this new content, and had this to say about the new content: “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is a game we want players to be engaged in for a long time. We’re excited to support this great game with new content, beginning today with a ton of new customization items that allow for a level of personalization that wasn’t possible in the original release in 2007. Personalization is a big part of Call of Duty and something we’ve done in the series for a while now that fans really enjoy. But of course, we’ve done it very carefully as our highest priority is to retain the balance, aesthetics and player silhouettes in the game.
Today’s batch includes animated calling cards, emblems, camos, character personalization items, weapon customization pieces, and even new melee weapons. You can craft them with our crafting currency called Parts, or obtain them through supply drops. The choice is yours, so earn as you deem fit. You can also grind your way through to everything.
We can’t wait to see the new content in the wild, and we’ll be monitoring and listening to the community to hear what they’ll want to see next. So, we hope everyone enjoys adding their personal touch and customizing their experience in this game we all love so much.”
We’re excited for players to experience all this new content. So what are you waiting for? Grab a controller and we’ll see you in Winter Crash!
Source: Activision Blog Post
Winter Crash is now live on the regular map rotation in Modern Warfare Remastered. There will also be a Winter Crash 24/7 playlist for the holidays, starting December 20th. The new update introduces Gun Game, Hardpoint game modes, and a few other updates such as Supply Drops. Multiplayer Depot in Modern Warfare Remastered is akin to Black Ops 3’s Black Market, where you can earn or open Weapon Kits.