Call of Duty: Modern Warfare‘s biggest patch yet is out now. The free 8-10GB update adds a host of new content to the game and addresses many of the community’s biggest complaints regarding the multiplayer portion of the hit first-person shooter.
Krovnik Farmland, the third Ground War map, has been added to the frenetic mode’s playlist. There’s also a new 6v6 map called Shoot House that’s now included in the regular multiplayer rotation. If you want an immediate taste of it, however, there’s currently a 24/7 Shoot House playlist that includes Team Deathmatch, Domination, Kill Confirmed, and Headquarters on the brand new map. The Hardpoint game mode has also been added to the regular rotation after appearing in numerous CoD games before. Both teams must rush to a “hardpoint” on the map and repel the enemy team to begin earning points. It’s similar to Headquarters, but respawning is unlimited.
In terms of balance changes, claymores have been nerfed considerably. Shooting an enemy claymore is now non-lethal when at full health, and the range at which they trigger, and their damage width, have both been reduced as well. Equipping the E.O.D. perk nullifies their effectiveness even further, clamping explosive damage to a non-lethal amount if you’re at full health.
There has also been a number of audio changes so your position isn’t constantly given away. Footsteps, for example, have been altered so that they don’t dominate the battlefield. Walls and other geometry are now much more effective at blocking sounds, and the footstep volume at distances has been lowered as well. Infinity Ward says its working on another large footstep change in its next update, too, which will make crouch and ADS movement significantly quieter.
Battle chatter has been adjusted so that operators aren’t quite as talkative as before. Enemies will no longer hear when they’ve been called out by the opposition, and enemy callouts have also been tweaked so that they’re never from your operator, only from teammates. The triggers for these callouts are less frequent now, too.
Riots shields are also less of a nuisance now. The shield will now properly go on the wearer’s back when they’re using a throwing knife or thermite. Explosive splash damage is also more consistent, so taking out anyone using a riot shield should be slightly easier.
When it comes to weapons, two of the community’s biggest complaints have been addressed. Both the 725 shotgun and the M4A1 assault rifle have been nerfed. Both have had their damage range reduced, and the latter has had a slight recoil increase. Assault rifles, in general, have seen an increase in their hip fire spread to reduce their effectiveness up close, while movement and ADS speed has been increased when using an SMG. Pistols have an increased damage range as well.
The update also introduces a slew of bug fixes. You can see the full patch notes below.
Update 1.07 Full Patch Notes
Backend fixes to prevent crashes and improve stability across all platforms, include dev errors, and various performance fixes.
Fix for a few bugs where some streaks and Field Upgrades were able to be flown out of bounds without penalty. General out of bound fixes were also added.
Fix for a bug where a player being killed by an enemy with a Variable Zoom Scope would not see the zoom function in the killcam
Fix for the Semtex warning audio being heard at the same volume whether in a building or outside
In Headquarters, players were able to place a Tac Insert and respawn when their team owned the point. This has been fixed.
Fix for various collision issues across maps
Added UI that shows when XP events are active in playlists menus
Sprint and Tactical Sprint speeds are now back to speeds in Beta
Fix for a bug where the progress of the bomb defusal can be seen by the team that planted the bomb
Fix for a bug that revealed players to UAVs when they fired their weapons, even if they had Ghost and a silencer equipped
Fixed an issue where if multiple Personal Radars were active on a team, and are both marking the same enemy, only one player would see the enemy on their minimap.
Fixed an issue where the throwing knife and Thermite weren’t causing the shield to go on the player’s back when thrown. We’ve also fixed the issue where explosive splash damage wasn’t working consistently. We’ll continue to tune the Riot Shield in future updates.
Detonating an enemy claymore with bullets is now non-lethal when at full health. We’ve also reduced the trigger and damage radius and also reduced the damage width to better match the trigger width.
Removed the ability for enemies to hear when they’ve been called out by the opposing team. We also adjusted the enemy callouts so they are never from your Operator. Enemy callouts now use a more restricted cone at the hip and even more restricted in ADS when calculating whether or not to trigger. We’ll continue to monitor this and make additional tweaks to Battle Chatter in future updates.
Slight increase to recoil while mounting.
E.O.D. now clamps damage to a non-lethal amount, assuming the player is at full health
Continued updates to player visibility in dark windows and dark areas.
We’ve increased the occlusion percentage to filter footstep sounds behind geometry and adjusted the footstep volume at a distance. We have another large footstep change coming in the next update which will make crouch and ADS movement significantly quieter. Stay tuned!
Daily Challenges and Active Missions are getting a full sweep of testing and fixes. We’ll have more updates to these systems in future updates.
Fix for a bug where the Infiltrator challenge was not tracking properly
Fix for launchers not giving XP when shooting down killstreaks
Fix for a bug where planting or defusing 5 bombs in Cyber Attack or SnD was not tracking properly
Camo challenge for “Kills After a Reload” didn’t give the player enough time to acquire a kill, so time has been increased
Fix for a bug where your XP require to reach the next rank was higher than the value needed
725 Shotgun: Increase to ADS and Hip Spread, reduced damage range
M4A1 Assault Rifle: Reduced damage range, small recoil increase
Assault Rifles: Increased hip spread to reduce effectiveness up close, less damage at long range for full auto 5.56 rifles
SMGs: Increased move speed, increased ADS move speed, small reduction in sprint out time
UZI SMG: Increased damage range
MG34 LMG: Increased hip spread, damage range reduction, small ADS slow down
M91 LMG: Increased hip spread, small damage range reduction
PKM: Increased hip spread, medium damage range reduction
Pistols: Increased move speed, reduced sprint out time, increased damage range
Crouch and Prone no longer adjust recoil
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Updated rulesets for CDL competitive modes in private match
Fix for a bug where a player could use lose their primary weapon and would be unable to see their viewmodel after being revived by a teammate
Fix for a bug where players would sometimes be unable to pick a spawn location
Fix for a bug where a Tac Insert could cause players to spawn on the enemy home base
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Fix for scoreboards displaying incorrect data
XP adjustments and general backend fixes
Various fixes for out of bounds and parachute exploits
Respawn timer no longer stays on screen after teammates are revived from bleedout
Fix for issue where the Munitions were not usable after respawning via Gunship
Fix for losing your weapons when picking up the core
Achievements can now be unlocked in CP
Fix for issue where players could spawn with their weapons in the downed state
Picked up Munitions no longer carry over from match to match. Only the Munitions you purchase with points will.
When respawning via the Gunship, you will no longer be given the Tank role
Selecting an Allegiance Operator or Allegiance as a favorite faction will now properly assign the voice of the correct operator
Operation Headhunter: Fix for a bug where players are not able to lock missiles onto the final boss helicopter
Operation Crosswind: Adjusted stealth for gameplay
Fix for a bug where there was no UI or indicator of where to go or how to finish the objective after defending the 3rd arms crate
Fix for a bug where the default weapon was different than the weapon a player would hold if they were placed in Last Stand
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Author: Richard Wakeling