Modern Warfare 2 throwback sounds nothing like classic guns

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Screenshot of Modern Warfare 2 player holding Intervention sniper rifle and Modern Warfare 2 soldier holding gun on their side
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Prior to the start of Season 3 Reloaded, Modern Warfare 2 fans uncovered an unreleased store bundle which switches weapon audio to 2009’s Modern Warfare 2. With the recent arrival of the FJX Imperium, heavily modelled on the iconic Intervention, many were hoping to hear that legendary sound once again.

Following the mid-season update, data miners have discovered even more information about the bundle alongside information surrounding Call of Duty 2023’s name.

The bundle itself contains two weapon blueprints with the modified audio, and after hearing it for the first time, nobody’s heading back to memory lane anytime soon.

Modern Warfare 2 throwback audio is terrible

In a short video, Twitter user JoneoCOD fired the ISO Hemlock and Lachmann Sub variants hoping for a similar noise to the ACR or MP5K.

After firing them, fans were very quick to notice that the audio that’s meant to sound like 2009’s Modern Warfare 2 is far from the sounds they remember. “I am shocked by the fact that this does not sound like the original guns at all,” replies one disappointed fan.

“What are these even throwing back to? They both sound nothing like the original guns,” comments another. Another disgruntled player even goes as far as claiming the bundle is an example of false advertising.

Modern Warfare 2 throwback audio bundle release date

The throwback bundle doesn’t have a concrete release date yet but judging from the early feedback, it won’t be one of Activision’s record-breaking sales. However, the bundle may still be in active development and the sounds may not be final.


Instead of getting players to pay for different audio, why not add it as an in-game option in a similar way to the hitmarker sounds?

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