Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is getting paid DLC, because of course it is

Remember when Activision announced that they would only release Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered bundled along with Infinite Warfare? Yeah, that was pretty lame. You know what’s also pretty lame? Paid DLC for a remastered title, but that’s exactly what we’re in for.

According to a post on Activision’s blog, Modern Warfare Remastered will receive the premium Variety Map Pack this month which comes with four new (old?) maps, as well as ten Rare Supply Drops. Full details below.

The blurb claims that lots of players have been asking for the pack (which originally released for the original game), but I’m guessing that the majority of them didn’t expect to be charged for it. Silly devils.

The Variety Map Pack will land on PS4 first on 21 March, will set you back $14.99 (just under R200), and will include “some of the most epic maps in Modern Warfare history, allowing you to experience four classic locations in all of their remastered glory across a range of different environments.” The post also includes a quick breakdown of each map, which you can check out below.


“Based on the TV station from the campaign mission “Charlie Don’t Surf”, this map provides a unique blend of confined corridors and wide-open spaces. Outside the station, the parking lot contains long sightlines, but once inside, cramped hallways and a computer-cluttered broadcast room provide ample close-range combat opportunities.”


“Set in a foggy downtown district, this nighttime map is lit up by flickering neon signs and a full moon. A re-imagining of the original Call of Duty multiplayer map “Carentan”, players will need to be careful on these streets, as almost every building in the map can be occupied, providing perfect cover for enemies waiting for a chance to line you up in their sights.”


“Set in a wide-open village ravaged by combat where concealment is the difference between life and death, a gaping ravine divides this map into two. Open clearings with sheer cliff faces and ample forested cover make this map ideal for snipers and long-range firefights.”


“A small training warehouse filled with various building mock ups that feature soft and hard cover points. Expect fast-paced and fierce firefights for maximum close-quarters chaos.”

If you’re more into moving pictures, here’s a quick teaser for the pack:

Now look, Modern Warfare Remastered was the perfect excuse for getting back into one of the best shooters I’ve ever played, and it was an absolute blast, but there’s no way in hell I’m paying for additional maps for a remaster.

First of all, charging for maps instantly splits any game’s community, which is why titles like Titanfall 2 did away with paid maps altogether, and it’s all the better for it. Secondly, IT’S A FRIGGIN REMASTER! Remasters should be full releases, including any and all DLC previously released for the original game! I mean, come on, Activision. Not cool.

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