Activision has activated the servers for “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered” this Halloween — days ahead the official release of the game alongside “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.” However, the American publisher seems to have stricter rules when accessing the game on PS4 and Xbox One.
GearNuke has learned that several YouTubers who got a little too excited about the remastered version and leaked its gameplay on the video-sharing website have apparently been banned. The gaming, anime and technology news website did not specify which YouTubers have been prohibited from accessing the game, but it is advising gamers who are playing the first-person shooter to not follow suit.
GearNuke emphasized in its report that if players wish to continue accessing “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered,” they should avoid posting any picture or video of the game on the internet ahead of its official release on the PS4, Xbox One and PC this Nov. 4.
Activision did not release a statement regarding the reported ban, but it is understandable if it is imposing stricter rules on players. For one thing, Raven Software has added 10 more prestige levels to this remastered version compared to the original “Modern Warfare.”
The lead designer of Raven Software, Amos Hodge, teased the new levels in his recent tweets, saying that the first 10 prestige levels come with the traditional icons, while the new levels have new icons. Also, he confirmed via Twitter that each prestige level awards the player with a “permanent unlock token” and an “extra create-a-class slot.”
Meanwhile, the servers for “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered” began to go online on Monday. VG 24/7 reports access is only available to gamers who preordered “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition” on PS4 and those who have a copy of “Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Legacy Edition” on Xbox One.
PC players have yet to have access to the servers as of this time, since Activision reportedly prioritized the servers for consoles, as per GameRant. However, it is expected for the game to go live prior its official launch on Friday. The only sad thing about this is the developing team’s message to early players that servers will go live “intermittently.”