Dataminer discovers hidden files in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered that hint at the possibility of Raven Software adding microtransactions to the game.
Since its release, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered has held a steady player base, beating out its release partner Infinite Warfare in some regions. The game’s incredible popularity makes it a target for dataminers who burrow deep into the game’s guts to see what they can find out about the title.
Turns out that datamining has paid off. One dataminer discovered some hidden treasures in Modern Warfare Remastered that hint at the possibility of microtransactions coming to the game. And while it’s not a certainty, the evidence is pretty compelling.
The dataminer, who goes by Tails on Reddit, poured through tons of unused content within Modern Warfare Remastered’s PC content and found a handful of weapons not currently available in the game. In fact, many of the weapons Tails found are from other Call of Duty games, not just past Modern Warfare weapons that may become available with future updates.
Two of the most notable weapons Tails discovered are a shotgun and a melee weapon. The shotgun is the Kamachatka auto shotgun, and looks to be pretty impressive. However, as the above stream shows, the weapon isn’t complete and looks to be missing necessary textures. That could mean the weapon is still under development, or was originally planned for the game then scrapped.
The other interesting weapon is the shovel melee weapon from Black Ops 3. Unlike the Kamachatka shotgun, the shovel looks to be fully fleshed out and prepared for the game. However, like the shotgun, it’s currently unused.
With only the above information, it would seem Raven Software – the developer in charge of the remaster – may have only been thinking about additional weapons in the game, and not necessarily microtransactions. However, another discovery by Tails seems to lean more toward the idea of microtransactions.
The Redditor discovered a weapon dealer, similar to the one in Black Ops 3, hidden within the files. While such a dealer isn’t currently active in the game, the character could pop up at some point in the future. Microtransactions, despite their bad reputation, have proven to be very lucrative for game developers. With that in mind, it wouldn’t be surprising to see them added into Modern Warfare Remastered, as much as many players may wish otherwise.
Hopefully, if microtransactions and a weapons dealer are introduced into Modern Warfare Remastered, these new weapons won’t be stuck behind the virtual paywall, but will be available to everyone in some way.
What do you think about the discoveries from Modern Warfare Remastered’s files? Do you think microtransactions are coming to the game?
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is available now for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.