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'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' Just Became Backwards Compatible And People Are Cashing In

Mike Wood

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'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2' Just Became Backwards Compatible And People Are Cashing In

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is a stone cold classic video game.


In fact, if you've got a minute, we can go through the stats that prove just how good it is.

It was released in 2009 and became the biggest selling game of that year, selling 4.7 million copies in the first day of release in the US and UK alone and to date has had 25 million units sold.


Critically, the response was very enthusiastic - it was voted the best game of 2009 as well, garnering across the board rave reviews that started at 9 out of 10 and went up from there.

Perhaps the biggest endorsement of the game, however, is just how much fans love it. Despite it being a almost decade old - which is a lifetime in gaming terms - people are still playing it and still loving it, even so long after it was released.

Now, a full 11 years after it first wowed gamers, it is about to create a sensation all over again - and some people are ready to cash in.


Obviously, given the nine years that have passed since release, console technology has moved on somewhat, meaning that the gamers who first fell in love with the game and still want to play it now have better consoles.

Microsoft have gradually been making more and more of their old games backwards compatible, allowing fans to dig out their old games and enjoy them anew - or, as is more likely, buy a used copy and relive their fun from a decade ago.

Some people saw this coming, with one tweet going viral that shows bags and bags of Modern Warfare 2s with the caption: "I bought about 50 copies of Modern Warfare 2 a year ago knowing it would become backwards compatible, Todays the day."

The tweeter claims to have flogged almost all of the 50 already, with nostalgic gamers piling in to get their hands on the latest oldest thing.


Gamespot described Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 a 'thoroughly excellent package that is sure to thrill shooter fans and deprive them of sleep for months to come' at the time, though even in their wildest dreams, they wouldn't have foreseen people getting this excited in 2018.

Getting it to work couldn't be easier: if you've got an old disc of Modern Warfare 2, just ping it into the Xbox One and it should initiate a download that will allow you to play the game in all its glory.

Featured Image Credit: Activision

Topics: Xbox, Entertainment, Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty

Mike Wood
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