With the December Update for Modern Warfare Remastered on PC, users on Reddit have been digging through the files to see if there has been anything new added. And sure enough, they have found some new content that Raven appears to be testing for Modern Warfare Remastered.
Additional Melee Weapons:
The first type of new things found were additional melee weapons. The files contain coding for A Hatchet, Sicle and a Sword.
The December Update brought six melee weapons to the game, and we do expect them to add more variations of melee weapons to Modern Warfare Remastered.
COD4 Variety Map Pack:
For the original Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Infinity Ward released 1 map pack called the ‘Variety Map Pack’ featuring four maps, Chinatown, Broadcast, Killhouse, and Creek.
In the latest PC update for MWR, coding for these four maps have been found in the files, suggesting Raven could add these maps to the game at some point.
Back at Call of Duty XP, Raven developers mentioned that adding these additional maps would be something they’d look at based upon feedback after launch.
Last month, the first PC data mining found that Raven Software had coding in the game for many additional weapons, including weapons from other Call of Duty titles. Since then, Raven has only added in cosmetic items to the game, and the weapons they were testing have not been added to the title.
In the December update, the files have also shown that Raven is continuing to test two regular weapons, including the Kam 12 and XM-LAR. Both of these two weapons were leaked last month. The weapons still are in early testing phases, as images from the files show very basic concept polygons of the weapons running in game.
Activision has provided no indication of plans to add weapons to the game. Raven Software mentioned to YouTubers at a recent event that they only have plans for cosmetic items for Modern Warfare Remastered. Something similar to this was also said for Black Ops 3 early on in the game’s cycle, however Treyarch did end up adding weapons to Black Ops 3’s supply drops versus having them in DLC Packs.
In a recent Activision blog post, Raven and Activision did emphasis that all content that they have added so far has been added “very carefully as our highest priority is to retain the balance, aesthetics and player silhouettes in the game.” They further went on to say that “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.”
As always, we will update as we learn more.