Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Requires Infinite Warfare Disc

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered Requires Infinite Warfare Disc

Infinity Ward wants to make sure you don't return that Infinite Warfare disc.

Last week, Activision and Infinity Ward released a launch trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered alongside a dedicated website for the title. The game is being released alongside Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare; buy the Legacy and Legacy Pro versions of the new release and you get access to Modern Warfare Remastered. COD site Charlie Intel noticed that on the website, there is wording that points to a new requirement.

"Modern Warfare Remastered is a full game download (game disc must be inserted to play Modern Warfare Remastered)," it reads.

This does not apply to those purchasing the game digitally on Steam, the PlayStation Store, or Xbox Store, only physical purchases. The idea seems to be preventing users from buying Infinite Warfare, downloading Modern Warfare Remastered, and then immediately returning or reselling the disc.

Many players have already redeemed an early access code for Modern Warfare Remastered's single-player campaign, but that release will stop working on release day. So you can enjoy Modern Warfare Remastered now, but if you want to keep playing it, you need the full game code from the release version. Basically, if you want to play Modern Warfare Remastered, be prepared to drop the money on Infinite Warfare. There's no way around it.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is launching on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 4, 2016.

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M.H. Williams is new to the journalism game, but he's been a gamer since the NES first graced American shores. Third-person action-adventure games are his personal poison: Uncharted, Infamous, and Assassin's Creed just to name a few. If you see him around a convention, he's not hard to spot: Black guy, glasses, and a tie.

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