Activision decided to give their PlayStation 4 fans a little bit of a treat by bringing the servers for Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered PS4 live several days ahead of schedule.
Call of Duty Modern Warfare Remastered PS4 Early Release
Early today, several online personalities started tweeting out that the servers for Modern Warfare Remastered were unexpectedly live and functioning.
SERVERS ARE LIVE FOR MWR!!! Not like join someone live, like just go online and play live! #MWR
— Chaos (@Chaosxsilencer) October 31, 2016
However, it seems there was still an embargo in effect with regards to streaming and posting game play and footage.
MODERN WARFARE REMASTERED SERVERS ARE LIVE. YOU CAN PLAY ALL MODES! THEY'RE STILL STRIKING VIDEOS/STREAMS THO.
— TmarTn (@TmarTn) October 31, 2016
Activision may be doing an extended promo campaign for the title. Back in early October, the company released a promo for all PS4 owners that pre-ordered any version of Infinite Warfare that contained MWR. Basically, all PS4 owners had 30 day early access to the single player campaign of MWR until November 3, so this might be an extension of that promo.
Early Release for Xbox One
Some time after news spread regarding the early release for PS4 owners, news sprung up that the servers were also live for Xbox One owners. However, this was limited to those lucky enough to own retail versions of the game.
UPDATE: Xbox One users lucky enough to get early retail copies are reporting that the #MWremastered servers are online on Xbox One too
— charlieINTEL.com (@charlieINTEL) October 31, 2016
So now it seems the only ones that didn’t get early access to the game were PC owners as a Steam preload is still not possible for the title.
Update: Servers Down
So if you’re a PS4 owner or one of the few Xbox One owners with a retail copy, you can try out the online multiplayer for MRW now! Or you could have around six hours ago when the news first broke. At the time of this writing, reports are coming in that the servers are once again offline.
A new playlist update just went live for MWR on PS4. Multiplayer Servers are offline now
— charlieINTEL.com (@charlieINTEL) November 1, 2016
And there’s still been no official statement from Activision on why exactly the servers went live early today. Did Activision unintentionally launch the servers a few days too early or are they teasing the fans with a taste of the game to build up hype? As of now we don’t really know, we’ll just have to wait for an official statement, if any will come at all.