Just a couple of days ago it was revealed that older generation Call of Duty games are experiencing a resurgence in popularity following what appears to be a blanket fix applied by Activision across a variety of servers for these older titles. This has led hundreds of thousands of gamers to return to old, almost completely abandoned platforms for some retro Call of Duty enjoyment.
These fixes have reportedly been applied to a variety of 360-era Call of Duty titles, from Modern Warfare 2 (2009) to Black Ops (2010), and players are loving it.
Claims are now circulating to suggest these games have been brought back to life in preparation for them being added to Xbox Game Pass as part of the Microsoft x Activision acquisition, but that’s conjecture at this point.
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For some, it can be argued that Call of Duty’s “heyday” was between 2007 and 2012, with the series spanning from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare to Black Ops II. It all went downhill from there for many older fans of the franchise, and the fact that these titles are now back online is nothing but a good thing for those who have since left the series.
It was revealed that in Black Ops especially, more than 100,000 players went online after the news circulated for the first time. It was a number that kept rising, even as many claimed it was being inflated by bots, which is very likely, unfortunately.
Are you going to go back to Black Ops, Modern Warfare 2 or something like Black Ops II in the near future, given the chance? Don’t forget: Many of these older Call of Duty titles are already backward compatible on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S consoles.
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