New Xbox One Backwards Compatible Game Available Now

The original version of Modern Warfare is now playable on Xbox One.

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Xbox One's backwards compatible library continues to grow little by little. Microsoft's Major Nelson announced on Twitter that one more Xbox 360 game is playable on the current-gen system, and it's a particularly notable one.

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare is now backwards compatible on Xbox One. The game originally launched for Xbox 360 in 2007 and kicked off the Modern Warfare subseries, which took the Call of Duty franchise out of its usual WWII setting and into more modern-day conflicts. You can read more about the first-person shooter in our original Call of Duty: Modern Warfare review.

As always, if you own a physical copy of the game, you can now pop the disc into your Xbox One, which will initiate a download and allow you to start playing. If you own the game digitally, you will find it waiting in the Ready to Download area of the My Games and Apps menu.

If you don't own the 360 version of Modern Warfare, it is one of the games discounted as part of the big Xbox spring sale, which is underway now until April 10. If you're an Xbox Live Gold member, you can download the game right now from the Xbox Store for $15 (or $17 without Gold).

The remastered version of Modern Warfare is also on sale right now for $28. That version was originally packed in as a special edition bonus with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, but it was released as a standalone title on Xbox One (and PC) last July. It includes the full Modern Warfare campaign and multiplayer mode with enhanced visuals and audio. You can watch a trailer for Modern Warfare Remastered above.

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The enhanced version is what people play now..how about MW3, that's what everyone is waiting for. Though I still have it on 360. Poor selections here. Also Dante's Inferno, Singularity, Crash TROC, Crash Mind Over Mutant, Dark Sector, even the 2012 version of Wheel Of Fortune would be great. A LOT of people would play that over PUBG, myself included lol!! At least Pat and Vanna have a stable framerate!!

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The best game in the series, before they went crazy with thosse overpowered killstreaks.

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This would be great if they wiped out the servers to cleanse the hackers and cheaters and started over fresh.

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@deakenblack: MWR does that :-) plus it has native bot support, even for the DLC maps so we can play offline fairly against them when the servers are off or hacker infested 5 years from now B-)

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Thank you MS, for the gamers... Jazz. :P

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Meanwhile PS4 users have to use a lagging streaming service to play select few PS3 games and buy overpriced lazy remasters. 'Greatness Awaits' how again?

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@downwithsony667: Remasters at 60fps of brilliant games Xbox users never get to have and plenty of NEW IP's on the way. Go look at the list dude. Xbox can't even remaster games that run at 60fps that they DO have. No I don't hate Xbox One but i pity the system.

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Definitely a neat addition but i think i speak for the vast majority when i say we would much rather have MW2 and MW3.

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@jonnybrownieboy: Yeps, unless we're getting them as MWR's (FULL WITH MULTI-PLAYER & DLC's)

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Awesome! And to the negative nancys...some of us still have our x360 copy so no cost for us. Now, all I need is ninja gaiden 2 to become bc and I'll be all ecstatic.

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@rtehrani: I still use the crusty 360, and on the Xbox One 360 games take up more than half of the library of games I own!! So no point in even having one. That's why I got rid of mine, and stuck with PS4, 360 and PS3 even.

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@rtehrani: Ninja Gaiden Black is BC if you didn't know, as an Xbox Original game.

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@Vodoo: oh, trust me I know. I been playing it on my one x. But I still want ng2.

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Seems pointless, why wouldn't you play the remaster with better graphics? It's worth the 10$ difference.

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@dr_vancouver: exactly! I defend MWR not because of the GFX but because it has native bot support, even for the DLC maps so we can play offline fairly against them when the servers are off or hacker infested 5 years from now B-)

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@dr_vancouver: Amen Dr.

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@dr_vancouver: Agreed, plus the multiplayer is ruined in the original version with players(what's left of them) hacking.

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not showing up in my ready to install.

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In Brasil, a sealed copy of infinity warfare legacy edition (including modern warfare remastered) is selling for about 70 reais (about 21.25).

So even the sale price is bad...

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I've become too spoiled by the excellent X Enhanced titles. To me, the non enhanced 360 games are unplayable on a 4K TV. Wish X Enhancement was a standard for all new releases, backwards or not.

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@khanwashere: amen bro! Virtually impossible going back to pre X enhanced Skate 3 and Assassins Creed seeing how beautiful they look in 4K. Could potentially help up the FPS for legacy 369 games that really need it too like Sonic Unleashed if that ever comes to BC

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I own both versions so to save hdd space i can now play the original

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hopefully this means MW2 is coming soon. With the rumor that the remake is only the campaign, i would have preferred that it got backwards compat priority.

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Since there is already a remake available on the system it is probably the least necessary CoD for BC.

But a nice addition for people who bought it previously. Keep'em coming!!

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@LeoKRock: I'd take this over the remake.

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@freeryu: Why? The original versions are plagued by hacks & MWR has native bot support, even for the DLC maps so we can play offline fairly against them when the servers are off or hacker infested 5 years from now B-)

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@blitxxx1981: Really that bad eh?

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@freeryu: the bots are nice though, they will kill you, lols :-P

I did a lot of config'ing "Pez BOT" for MW1 & WAW on the PC, but sadly both are pretty awful, just limited concepts really that beat the crap out of any systems performance. The MWR bot plays well & is optimized

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@freeryu: Why? This version was plagued with hacking. The last time I tried online it was literally unplayable.