Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare And Warzone May 18 Update — Full Patch Notes

The latest patch for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the battle royale game Warzone is out now. The May 18 update introduces brand new maps for Modern Warfare, a new battle royale mode and the addition of an Armor Box item in Warzone, balance adjustments across both games, and a few other changes. The update is available now so if you own Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and/or Warzone on PS4, Xbox One, and PC, you should be able to download it the next time you load up the game, but be aware–it’s a fairly large download size, weighing in at a massive 30.86 GB on Xbox One. Expect a similar size on PS4 and PC as well. However, if you only have Warzone installed, it should be smaller. Infinity Ward has posted the full patch notes for the update, which you can see below. For more Call of Duty, check out the latest news detailing the next Call of Duty game, reportedly titled Black Ops: Cold War.

What’s New In Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare/Warzone

The biggest new additions in the update include a new Gunfight map for Modern Warfare called Aisle 9, and a new Modern Warfare multiplayer map called Hardhat. Coinciding with the release of the new maps, Modern Warfare is getting a special 24/7 playlist for Hardhat and a Face Off Moshpit playlist for Aisle 9.

Additionally, a new DLC pack, “Fearless”, is available for the Call of Duty Endowment charity, with all proceeds going towards helping veterans find work. Spec Ops also gets a new mode with “Modified” missions that include special variants like headshots-only and more.

The Warzone battle royale mode adds a number of new features with this update, including an Armor Box that players can find as loot or purchase through Buy Stations. This box resupplies your entire team’s armor, so it could prove to be very useful on the battlefield. Additionally, Most Wanted contracts have returned, while there are now more Gulag loadouts including six different assault rifles and four SMGs. The update also appears to have opened the vaults, which are accessible through finding the right keycard. Once you find your way in, you can claim a treasure trove of loot.

The May 18 update also fixes a number of bugs, including exploits that could allow players to access points outside of the map. A rare bug in Warzone that traps players in the Gulag for the entire match has also been fixed with this update.

There are some weapon balance changes, too. The FAL and SCAR weapons now have decreased aim-down-sight times, while the penalty for holding your breath too long while using a sniper rifle has been reduced. The VLK Rogue sees its rate of fire increased, while the Holger 26’s recoil has been reduced.

Since the patch first hit, Infinity Ward has also issued a subsequent playlist update to fix a few issues, including matches in Battle Royale’s Trios not starting. You can see the complete patch notes below, as posted by Infinity Ward.

May 18 Modern Warfare/Warzone Patch Notes

WHAT’S NEW

  • Call of Duty Endowment “Fearless” Pack is now available!
  • New Gunfight Map, Aisle 9!
  • New Multiplayer Map, Hardhat!
  • Modified Special Operations! Replay existing Operations with a twist! Some enemies may charge more frequently or maybe they can only be taken down with headshots. Check out new Modified Special Operations and earn new rewards each week!

PLAYLIST UPDATE

Modern Warfare

  • Realism Moshpit with NVG
  • Reinfected Ground War
  • Core Ground War
  • Blueprint Gunfight
  • Aisle 9 Face Off Moshpit!
  • Hard Hat 24/7!

Warzone

  • BR Solos
  • BR Trios
  • BR Quads
  • Blood Money Quads
  • Armor Box (available via loot on the ground and purchasable at Buy Stations): Resupply the entire team’s armor
  • Added Most Wanted contracts back (in addition to the other 3 contracts, none have been removed)
  • Loot Update
    • Added the new SKS (legendary only)
    • Updated 5 New Blueprints:
      • AX-50 – Epic
      • Kilo 141 – Legendary
      • FAL – Epic
      • MP7 – Legendary
      • AUG- Epic
  • Gulag Loadouts – the Gulag will now randomly choose from 6 ARs and 4 SMGs. All automatic, no burst or single fire guns included
    • Kilo 141
    • M4
    • AK-47
    • M13
    • SCAR
    • Ram-7
    • MP5
    • AUG
    • P90
    • Striker 45

GENERAL FIXES

  • Infected and Gun Game now feature playlist text to reinforce that KDR and win loss are not affected
  • Blueprint variants of Gun Game and Gunfight can now be enabled in custom match advanced options for their respective modes
  • Added the fire throwing knife to restricted equipment for CDL
  • Fix for the ‘Splash Guard’ shotgun weapon camo not applying properly to the weapon
  • Fixed a bug where on occasion, your selected Operator would not appear in the squad walk
  • Added a ‘Hold to Use’ option that allows you to choose between a hold or a press for the interaction button on keyboard and mouse
  • Adjusted the Monitor Distance Coefficient slider option to maximum value from 2.00 to 5.00
  • Out of map exploit fixes across various maps
  • Fixed a bug where players could take the ATV out of the map on Aniyah Palace
  • Fix for an XP exploit in Hardpoint
  • Fix for the ‘Time to Reap’ watch not displaying the time
  • Fix for the ‘Blue Skies’ watch appearing backwards when worn
  • Fix for some players spawning facing a wall while playing FFA on Talsik Backlot
  • Demolition: Added VO to alert the defending team a bomb site was destroyed
  • One in the Chamber: This mode is now available in custom games!
  • Regular Infected playlist now has random care package drops!
  • Gun Game Reloaded is now in the Quick Play filter.
  • Gunfight:
    • Fire throwing knife is now available in OSP mode
    • Fixes to the Snapshot grenade so it functions as intended in OSP mode
  • Reinfected Ground War:
    • Removed IAV and Counter UAV
    • Added a hint to tutorialize how to sky dive in this mode
    • Do not show death icon when a player uses Field Upgrade Tac Insert to skydive
    • Deaths from Field Upgrade Tac Insert (skydive) no longer count as deaths on the scoreboard
      • Kills & Deaths do not count against your lifetime records in this mode, this is purely to reflect the accurate KDR on the scoreboard
    • Lower Juggernaut health in this mode only
    • No longer give killstreak points on kills if the player is in your party
    • Significantly lowered damage from killstreaks if the player called out the killstreak and then moved to the infected team
    • Added ATV visibility on the map to avoid players hiding while riding the ATV

CHALLENGES/MISSIONS

  • Fix for Rodion’s Season 3, Objective 3 Mission from not tracking properly (“Purchase the Armor Bundle in Warzone 2 times while using Rodion as your Allegiance Operator”)
  • Fix for the “Use the Dead Silence Field Upgrade in 3 different matches” not tracking properly

WEAPONS

  • Renetti:
    • Reduced the max ammo reserve
    • MK3 Burst Mod – Significant hip spread increase
    • MK3 Burst Mod – Small decrease to damage
    • Reduced damage when Akimbo and MK3 Burst Mod are both equipped
  • FAL: Decrease to ADS time
  • SCAR: Decrease to ADS time
  • LMGS: Lowered ammo count for reload warning on belt fed LMGs
  • Reduced penalty for holding breath too long with sniper scopes
  • Fix for the level 34 unlock of the Renetti showing the Merc Foregrip
  • VLK Rogue
    • Increased rate of fire
    • Increased close damage range for 12 gauge
    • Increased damage range to 6” Revolt barrel
  • Holger 26
    • Increased move speed
    • Improved ADS time
    • Slight recoil reduction
    • Attachments:
      • FTAC 8.98” Spitfire Barrel:
        • Improved ADS time
        • Faster movement
        • Reduced hip spread
    • XRK Ultralight Barrel:
      • Improved ads time
    • 30 Round Magazine:
      • Reduced sprint out time
      • Improved ADS time
      • Faster movement
      • Improved hip spread profile
    • Not Stock:
      • Increased sprint out time
      • Faster movement
      • Reduced hip spread
      • Improved ADS time
    • Stippled Grip
      • Improved ADS time

WARZONE

  • Fix for a bug where a player could become immune to the gas if they were bought back as the final circle was closing
  • Fix for a rare bug that left a player in the Gulag until the end of the match
  • PC: Fixed an issue where the gas mask overlay could remain on screen after leaving the gas and entering a vehicle
  • Removed the option to “Squad Fill” while in BR Solo
  • Fix for voice chat sometimes cutting out during a match
  • Reduced the RPG kill radius for players with full armor
  • Final circle now moves (BR)
  • The Most Wanted contract has had the time reduced from 5 minutes to 3 minutes
  • Replaced Shield Turret with Armor Box at Buy Stations (Shield Turret is still in loot)

SPECIAL OPERATIONS

  • When players are respawned via the plane their weapons will now start with at least one full magazine each, to fix getting into situations where you could respawn without any ammo
  • Operation Headhunter – Fix for the players keeping the Gunship munition if the team wipes during the tank assault section
  • Operation Brimstone – Fix for the Extraction Crate appearing to be already open if the team had wiped and restarted earlier in the match

SPECIAL OPERATIONS: SURVIVAL

  • PS4: Atlas Superstore has been added to Survival Mode
  • Teammates respawned via the ‘Respawn Flare’ item will now come back with full armor, to help them survive their dangerous respawns better
  • Disallow usage of the ‘Respawn Flare’ item if no teammates are currently in last stand or spectating, and display why
  • Fix for missing dialog, store icons, and sounds during the buy phase
  • Fix for missing message display for players attempting to use the minigun at the weapons store
  • Fix for the ammo store not filling your magazine, and only your stock, and fix its missing sounds
  • Made the assorted stores’ Cash font easier to read on dark screens
  • Players now get $10 per hit on enemy helicopters

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