Activision has already done the damage by refraining Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered from releasing as a standalone product for so long, but that hasn’t stopped the publisher from bringing it to the PlayStation 4 last month as a digital and physical release for $39.99. Considering that PlayStation fans have already vocalized its frustrations over the price tag and that the Variety Map Pack costs an additional $15, Xbox One and Steam players are in the same boat with the long-awaited standalone releases this past Thursday. However, the PC verison has only added insult to injury, which continues to suffer from a lack of developer support and a stagnant player base.

With the current amount of score counting reviews sitting at 364 (from Steam users who purchased the game directly from Steam), the overall consensus is “Mostly Negative.” Corroborating issues pertain to hackers in the multiplayer mode, issues with the FOV setting not being available in single player, updates resetting settings, no dedicated servers, mod support, inconsistent frame rates, and more. At the time of writing this article, there has been no word from Activision or Raven Software about how they are going to address these optimization woes. A patch was released on July 25 that addressed “minor bug fixes,” but this has apparently not remedied any major concerns.

Steam users have even more reason to be upset at Modern Warfare Remastered‘s price because the Legacy Edition of Infinite Warfare currently sits at $49.59 as a weekend deal lasting until July 31, and Infinite Warfare itself is currently even less, sitting at $29.99. What’s even more surprising is that active players on average between the two titles are widely different. Infinite Warfare‘s peak player count sat at 3,472 yesterday and generally around 50,000 players total over the past two weeks according to SteamSpy. On the other hand, Modern Warfare Remastered pc player count has recently only had peaks of at most 151 users and has had a total of around 7,000 players over the past two weeks. It speaks to the perceived lack of dedication on the developer’s part to support the PC community, with many making the decision that sticking with the vanilla version of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is best for now… especially since it boasts a higher player count than the remastered version.

Have you played Modern Warfare Remastered PC version? What are your thoughts on Modern Warfare Remastered PC player count being lower than the original? Have you run into any of the issues that other players are experiencing? How should Raven Software address this disappointing port with future updates? Stay frosty and let us know in the comments section.


Joey Thurmond

Staff Writer

I'm a part-time videogame journalist with a BA in Game and Interactive Media Design and an MA in Writing Studies. I bleed theology, sci-fi, and fantasy. I grew up with Spyro and Crash on the PlayStation and love FPS, action-RPG, and platformer games. For more of my antics, mosey on over to Push Square and Gamechurch.