Update June 2: Call of Duty’s return to Steam appears all however sure at this level. On Thursday, the Call of Duty Twitter account tweeted “the ultimate weapon is team,” setting a reveal date for Modern Warfare 2 on Wednesday, June 8. Minutes later, Valve’s official Steam Twitter account responded:

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is crew, eh? Subtle.

Original story: In 2017, Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was launched on Battle.web—the primary game within the collection accessible on Activision Blizzard’s launcher somewhat than Steam. The development continued with  subsequent CoDs: Modern Warfare, Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, and Vanguard. That development may be reversing with this yr’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, if we are able to learn into splash artwork noticed on Steam after which posted to Reddit by a person named Kalinine.

The artwork, which was discovered on the backside of pages for Call of Duty DLC, was shortly eliminated and now clean pictures show beneath pages just like the one amassing DLC for Black Ops 3. While it was nonetheless stay, the splash confirmed the identical picture of Lt. Simon ‘Ghost’ Riley getting used to advertise Modern Warfare 2 in, for instance, the tweet saying its launch date. Cheers to Redditor garysplay, who saved a hyperlink to the background artwork.

While it may very well be a easy error on the a part of whoever takes care of updating the CoD pages on Steam, the collection returning to Valve’s storefront would make sense. Modern Warfare 2 would be the first CoD launched since Microsoft’s acquisition of Activision Blizzard, and Microsoft has been bringing extra video games to Steam in recent times. The Halo collection, as an example, in addition to Gears 5, Sea of Thieves, Minecraft Dungeons, and the final couple of Forza Horizon video games.

It’s laborious to think about, even when CoD does return to Steam, that Blizzard video games like World of Warcraft will comply with it, nevertheless. And even when Modern Warfare 2 does come out on Steam, that does not assure you will not have to make use of Battle.web to launch it as nicely. That’s nonetheless the case with Ubisoft’s video games and Uplay, er, I imply Ubisoft Connect. We’ll discover out nearer to Modern Warfare 2’s launch on October 28.