Modern Warfare 2 PC will have no dedicated servers or mods.

Community manager fourzerotwo has dropped a bombshell on the PC community as he confirmed there will be NO dedicated servers, no mods, no server lists and matchmaking only for the PC version on Modern Warfare 2, a first for the Call of Duty series, a series known for its large modding community and high number of dedicated servers.

Jump to 1 hour 41mins on the podcast to hear Robert Bowling confirm it.

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tdrules4029d ago

total joke.
youre not blizzard, IW Net will never meet the capacity of
say goodbye to your esport community, no promod

BulletToothtony4029d ago (Edited 4029d ago )

wasn't enough to upgrade their pentium 4 p2p servers..

i don't like how the game only plays how it's suppose to play when you're the host..

Megaton4029d ago

So they're removing basically everything that makes the PC version great, and raising the price to $60. Astronomical slap in the face. Can't justify supporting a company when they pull sh*t like this.

leila014029d ago

So basically, what PC gamers are buying is the console version at "console price".

Parapraxis4029d ago

I'll personally be getting it for PS3, but IF I mainly gamed on PC I'd be peeved, to say the least.

Their PC fanbase has been with them since the start. This move is very sad.

Carl14124029d ago

Wow they basically can't be bothered to do anything that they don't have to. "Hey who cares, it'll sell anyway!"

Winter47th4029d ago

You shamed your own legacy IW.

Hellsvacancy4029d ago (Edited 4029d ago )

Activision certainly aint doin them-selves any favors by doin this and then they hav the cheek 2 say 2 gamers "please dont pirate our games"

So not only is it goin 2 b a less then average game (the reviews will sayin otherwise) its goin 2 b an expensive less then average game with no dedicated servers

Like father use 2 say me "DONT piss down my back and tell me its rainin"

menoyou4029d ago

Wow, PC gamers are getting shafted HUGE with this game. Console price, no servers, and the list goes on. Lol, for the first time the PC version is inferior.

whothedog4029d ago (Edited 4029d ago )

That is why you don't buy games from douchebags, They will try to screw you every chance they get. Oh and MW2 = MW1 + Minor additions. DLC DLC but than they can't charge 60 for the game.

THEY ARE USING THE SAME ENGINE, it couldn't of been that hard or much to make this game.

JsonHenry4029d ago

I won't be purchasing this game now. F-YOU IW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

evrfighter4029d ago (Edited 4029d ago )

uhhhhhh did they not see the fallout Operation Flashpoint 2 had because of this?

The PC version is still superior seeing as most of us will be playing it 1080p native. But um ya wait nevermind I don't even care about this game anymore. You guys can have it

I hereby declare MW2 PC the inferior version.

I probably won't even torrent it. CoD is dead to me.

HammockGames4029d ago (Edited 4029d ago )

<==== Just canceled my pre-order.

I'm fed up with this kind of sh!t from Activision and their village idiot.

Anyone else canceling (or just not buying)?

evrfighter4029d ago

"Anyone else canceling (or just not buying)? "

well me and my steam friends were contemplating dedicating our time to this or borderlands until bad company 2.

IW just made the decision for 4 of us.

HammockGames4029d ago (Edited 4029d ago )

@ Evrfighter

I agree, this type of thing makes Borderlands look even more attractive.

Besides, Borderlands will be released before CoD.

And HEY, look at that, $60 just opened up in my budget ;0)

jav09184029d ago

I don't think this was IW's fault. Blame it on the big boys if anything. The ones that say Guitar Hero won't need a console eventually, The mother of all milkers.

kwicksandz4028d ago

This is douchebaggery on an epic scale

I hope you Treyarch Haters take note. At least they had the decency to provide the dedicated server files.

Non US players are essentially screwed as we all know how sh1t the matchmaker in cod4 was. Im done suppporting this franchise hope battlefield 3 comes out soon.

f7897904028d ago

Seriously, what's stopping me? You? Oh wait, you took yourself out of the picture completely and are charging an extra $10 for it.

omni_atlas4028d ago

Solution to the problem:

2. Garena - (allows you to plan LAN games over the internet. HUGE community).

There you go guys. I was a big supporter of MW and the COD series, but its just going downhill from now on.

I'm throwing my weight behind the Battlefield franchise from now on.

NCAzrael4028d ago

Is it just me or does the guy from IW come across like he doesn't know what the hell he's talking about? If you jump to the segment mentioned in the article at 1hr 41min they are constantly asking him about dedicated servers and the dude sounds like he has no clue what they mean. I realize the world is becoming more and more saturated with people who've never played games on a PC, but is this guy seriously that out of touch with what PC gaming is like?

darkmurder4028d ago

Way to lose all of your sales, treating hardcore fans that spawned your series and then stabbing them in the back like this is just ridiculous. Screw u infinity ward and activision.

ShadowCK4028d ago

You're mad because you are essentially getting the exact same game everyone on the consoles is getting. You don't deserve special treatment just because you play on the PC. Now quit your whining and just play the game, or don't. What do I care, the gaming community would be better off without a few whiners anyway.

HammockGames4028d ago

@ ShadowCK

Wow. Or perhaps better off without you.

If you're willing to indiscriminately throw your dollars towards a game/developer/publisher that's trying to see how many corners they can cut and get away with, you're actually part of the problem.

But oh, that's right, you're also all for paying whatever ridiculous price on peripherals that Microsoft asks (comment 1.14 on the following link).

Something for you to keep in mind: most gamers on this site are willing to set aside discretionary income wherever they can - gaming isn't a cheap hobby. But blind consumerism is only going to assure that in the future we all get less for our dollars. The old addage, "a fool and his money are soon parted" would apply...

NCAzrael4028d ago

Uhh, we're not asking for special treatment. We're asking for the same treatment we've received for over a decade, long before online multiplayer was even thought of on a console. There are inherent advantages to playing a multiplayer game on a PC, and one of those advantages is to have a computer that runs all of the game's assets as a dedicated server. Suddenly not having this ability, and being forced to use the same archaic system for finding a multiplayer game that console users for some reason seem fine with is not my idea of a step forward. If anything, you guys should have been pissed a long time ago for not having the same advantages that PC gamers enjoy instead of cheering when the PC suddenly gets shafted.

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Pandamobile4029d ago

My god.

What the hell is wrong with IW...

DavidMacDougall4029d ago

There is no money in it for them. Bet this game gets a ton of DLC tho

Name Last Name4029d ago

I think this will finally end up helping the consoles because the PC version wont be superior anymore. Anyway, the next anouncemt will be: "PC VERSION TO BE CHARGED FOR THE MAP PACKS TOO"

Major_Tom4029d ago

Mmmm I love it, I love this, MOAR, MOAR! Force me to pirate your game IW, yes!

narked4029d ago

seriously ? no dedicated servers... mkay... just make my decision of not buying mw2 and waiting for bfbc2 seem more thoughtful

Bobby Kotex4028d ago


There actually is money in it for them if they expect us to support their next game. If you're gonna turd on your customers, don't expect them to be customers for much longer.

Perjoss4028d ago

they are practically begging for PC gamers to pirate mw2.

f7897904028d ago

There is NO incentive to buy a popular multiplayer game with no server list. Why don't we all go back to dial-up while we're at it.

miggza4028d ago

this is not I.W. i'm pretty sure its activision. i mean come on. they milked the guitar hero series. And if they can get more of your money... for example by releasing 6 .... hero games in less than a year:
1. guitar hero world tour
2. guitar hero metallica
3. guitar hero van halen
4. guitar hero 5
5. band hero (seriously activsion what's the difference of band hero and guitar hero? you can already play as a fcking band in GH:WT and onwards.)
6. DJ hero.

They can do it to COD. remember if it wasn't for I.W. saying fcuk you to what activision said about cod4 being modern warfare (or whatever the hell happened), we would've been playing some other fps.

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PirateThom4029d ago

Being sent to die, essentially.

Pandamobile4029d ago

Unless this is just a horrible misunderstanding, COD is dead on PC.

El_Colombiano4029d ago

Watch, Activision will come out in a few months and say that since the PC gaming community didn't buy their new COD game, the next will not be on PC and will be console exclusive.

evrfighter4029d ago

For once I agree with Thom.

IW has decided to cut their ties with PC gamers. I don't blame them for the money is in the console. This essentially lets them focus on consoles with their future titles.

f7897904028d ago

I'm hoping that the ps4 will have full mouse and keyboard support for every game so that I pretend it's a computer.

TheIneffableBob4028d ago

Not just dead on PC, the Call of Duty series is dead everywhere to me now.

I cannot support a publisher this consumer-unfriendly.

DeadlyFire4028d ago

I believe this is an attempt to make an excuse to make this game console exclusive. Next time around with MW 3 they will likely have an excuse to leave it's sequel off the PS3 as well. I hope PS4 does have Keyboard & Mouse fully functioning as well f789790. It will be awesome if PS4 has New open OS and room for some free SDKs of some games to float around so that gamers can have options to mod and play PS4 games like that. I can't wait til 2011 to see what is expected from next generation. Likely Next-generation will be first with voice recognition being thrown into games as well. Like Natal Sony is also supporting Voice recognition and motion with PS3. Likely PS4 and X720 will both come with it all built into the system. So its likely games will all have the option to use them.

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mrv3214029d ago

Say goodbye IW to your money.

This game will support lan right? You have no idea how easy it is to convince the PC lan is online, skipped.

I want mods, dedicated servers and more... so people will no doubt pirate it.

I am going to buy a PS3 copy second hand as not to give a dime to a company to destroy gaming.

LukaX234029d ago

Infinity Ward claims they're trying to make the best online game possible yet they don't use dedicated servers. wtf...