Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is now backwards compatible on the Xbox One

Call of Duty fans can now enjoy the fan favorite Modern Warfare 2 thanks to new backward compatibility support on the Xbox One.

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They may not be for everyone, but fans of twitch-based action sure do love first-person shooter titles. The genre plays host to several big-name series, including Call of Duty, with last generation's Modern Warfare 2 being among a particular fan favorite. Now, the game can be enjoyed all over again, as Xbox's Major Nelson has announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has joined the ranks of backward compatible Xbox One games.

Originally released back in 2009, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the sequel to Infinity Ward's wildly popular Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, a game that ditched the World War II setting for something more in line with current generation FPS titles. Because of its enormous popularity, it was one of the games players had most requested for Xbox One backward compatibility.

From what we've heard, player statistics and other details of the backward compatible version of Modern Warfare 2 are compatible with the old version of the game. In essence, this means old kill/death ratio counts, wins, and so on will still be carried into the modern conversion — as will any account bans players might have suffered during the Xbox 360 days.

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