Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the battle royale game Warzone have grown again, and in a big way, with the launch of the huge Season 5 update on August 5.
The update has now gone live through a very large patch. The patch began its rollout on PS4, Xbox One, and PC at around 11 PM PT on August 4. While you wait for the download to install, you can check out the full patch notes below, as posted by Infinity Ward on its website.
The Season 5 update adds new multiplayer maps for Modern Warfare, a new Ground War map, and a new Mini Royale mode for Warzone. There is also a new Battle Pass and more Operators, while the Warzone mode is getting refreshed with new areas and a freight train.
For lots more on the Season 5 update, check out GameSpot’s breakdown of everything you need to know. You can also check out the image embedded above to learn more.
The Season 5 update comes at a strong time for Modern Warfare and Warzone. The battle royale game recently crossed 75 million players, while Modern Warfare is enjoying incredibly strong sales of the game and microtransactions, due in part to stay-at-home orders keeping people inside, playing games, and spending money on them.
Even with Modern Warfare and Warzone doing so well right now, Activision will release the next mainline Call of Duty game later this year. It is now confirmed to be a new title from Black Ops creator Treyarch. And while there are no official details on the game yet, it’s rumored to be Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War. Activision management said on an earnings call today that this new game from Treyarch will connect to Warzone in some capacity.
Modern Warfare/Warzone Season 5 Patch Notes
Modern WarfareGround War (Adding Verdansk International Airport)Blueprint GunfightSearch and Destroy Double Down (12v12)Face-Off (Livestock)Oil Rig and Harbor 24/7WarzoneBR DuosBR TriosBR QuadsBR Solos Buy Back (previously called BR Solos Stimulus)Blood Money QuadsMini Royale Trios (Fast-paced Battle Royale in condensed areas of Verdansk)
Added Weapon Inspect!Fix for an issue where store bundle images could get stuck on the previous bundle image when scrolling on PCFixes to prevent screen tearingFix for an issue where Price and Gaz occasionally lose their eye models while navigating various menusFixed a bug where, when the ‘Headshots Only’ option is set in a custom game, the male Operator hitboxes aren’t functioning properlyFix for an issue where the default scope on the Rytec AMR cannot be customizedFix for a bug where Care Packages, Juggernauts, and Emergency Airdrops were not getting properly refunded to the player if getting the ‘Too many vehicles, refunding killstreak’ message in a Custom GameStopping Power rounds are now preserved on dropped weaponsAdded a brief decay period when transitioning from heavy footsteps (sprint, tactical sprint) to lighter footsteps (walk). This addresses players immediately becoming quiet upon slowing down from fast movementsFixed a bug where the player’s choice of weapon fire and scope states were not being saved and restored after interacting with the Sentry Gun, Shield Turret, and Care Package(We’ll have weapon tuning and other weapon adjustments in a future patch. Stay tuned for updates.)
Fix for invisible collision appearing in Barakett PromenadeFix for a bug where the 23.0″ RPK Barrel was appearing broken in-game and in the Gunsmith menuFix for an exploit where players were able to give themselves unlimited ammoFix for an exploit using the Recon Drone and Care PackageThe PKM – Bludgeoner will now gather ammo from any other PKM weaponFixed an issues where players were hearing the missed hit VO for the Precision Airstrike when right after calling it inAdded a VO line when a player’s High Alert warning is triggeredFixed an issue where players could receive ‘wallbang’ kills when shooting through players
New Warzone loot items!Gulag weapons will now rotate every week between four sets totalIncreased effective damage range for all semi-auto DMR and semi-auto Sniper RiflesIncreased effective damage range for the FR 5.56Fix for a bug where the player’s physics could be controlled by the helicopter while they parachute outFix for an issue where players were unable to call in any Air StrikesFix for seeing invalid pings on the Heartbeat SensorAdded new VO lines to warn players of enemy Recon Drones being called in near them (BR only)Previously, the Most Wanted contract could respawn dead players. Now, it can respawn players in the Gulag in any stateFix for the ‘Alive in Gas’ challenge timer
CALL OF DUTY LEAGUE:
Fix for an exploit while inside the blue kiosks on PiccadillyNew restricted attachments: Muzzle – Suppressors (all)Optic – Thermal Sights (all)Underbarrel – Merc Foregrip
CO-OP MODES (Tac Ops, Classic Special Operations, Survival):
Team Ping is now enabled in these modesNew Challenges: Playing it Bogart – Defeat enemies in style while supporting your teammates in these Co-Op Focused Challenges
SPECIAL OPERATIONS: SURVIVAL
Added new map, CrashFix for exploit involving the Equipment Store
Improved stabilityVRAM usage is now displayed in 2 separate bars: one for Warzone and the other for multiplayerAdded a keybind for Air Vehicles’ Horn in the Killstreak and Vehicles tab in the Options menu
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