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The long-awaited update for both Modern Warfare and the Call of Duty: Warzone battle royale has finally arrived. It had been postponed earlier this week due to complications over at Infinity Ward, but those problems appear to be over. The update is now live for all systems.
Along with the update, we received patch notes and some fantastic additions to Modern Warfare and Warzone. So, let’s go over what’s changed in both games.
Patch notes for the Modern Warfare update
The updates going forward will work a little differently now that Warzone is in the mix. If you don’t own Modern Warfare, you’ll still have to download the whole update, but only the updates to Warzone will be applied. If you do own Modern Warfare, nothing will change for you.
This is one of the beefier updates we’ve seen in a while, as the patch notes are multiple pages long. We won’t be listing every single note, but you can visit Infinity Ward’s website to see the whole list. Instead, we’ll go over the major changes to both games.
For starters, Modern Warfare multiplayer is receiving a new Operator, Talon, and the Khandor Hideout 24/7 playlist. Khandor Hideout is a new 6v6 map that looks to be fast-paced and full of action. There were also some general fixes to a few weapons, perks, and other bug-related resolutions.
Major changes to Warzone
In regards to Warzone, Infinity Ward is changing a ton of aspects based on community feedback. Here are the major changes now in the game:
- Increased the price of Loadout Drop within the Buy Station to $8,500.
- Players now get a kill when someone that you’ve downed disconnects from the game.
- Added Warzone specific controller button layouts. The “Bumper Ping” and “Bumper Ping Flipped” layouts will allow those playing Warzone with a controller to use the Ping feature more efficiently.
- Tuned close-up shotgun damage to prevent a single shotgun blast from downing a fully armored player. Stopping power can still make this happen.
- New weapons can be found on the ground and in Supply Boxes: 725 Shotgun, MK2 Carbine (Marksman Rifle), EBR-14 (Marksman Rifle) and the .50 GS (Handgun).
The biggest of these changes is the increased price of custom loadouts, which was a huge complaint from fans. Also, shotguns can no longer one-pump fully armored players. However, there was no mention of audio or vehicle fixes, so hopefully, those are included with the next update.
That’s it for the patch notes! Make sure to keep up with Daily Esports for all Modern Warfare, Warzone, and other Call of Duty news.
Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.