Not since Black Ops II have fans of the Call of Duty series been so adamant about a classic entry becoming backwards compatible for the Xbox One. Those fan finally got their wish when Microsoft officially confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 is now backwards compatible.
In a tweet sent out by Larry “Major Nelson” Hryb, Director of Programming for Xbox Live, confirmed that Modern Warfare 2 is now backwards compatible. Those who have a physical copy can play it like a normal game while those who have a digital copy will have to download it to the Xbox One hard drive.
— Larry Hryb (@majornelson) August 28, 2018
Back in May 2015, Microsoft set up a user poll to receive feedback after it announced that some Xbox 360 games will become backwards compatible for the Xbox One. By June, five of the top 10 games were from the Call of Duty series with Black Ops II taking the top spot, followed by Modern Warfare 2 in 4th place, Black Ops in 6th place, Modern Warfare in 9th and Modern Warfare 3 in 10th place.
Black Ops II finally became backwards compatible in April 2017 which shot Modern Warfare 2 into the #2 spot.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was the sixth game in the series and was released on November 10, 2009 for all major consoles along with the PC. The game was highly praised at launch and is today considered one of the best entries in the series along with one of the best shooters.