Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 Patch Notes: Full List of Changes

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 is now live.
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 is now live. | Photo by Activision/Infinity Ward

Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 patch notes were released Aug. 5 for the newest major update.

Activision and Infinity Ward committed to free updates throughout Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone. The content strategy has been well received by fans with no more paid downloadable content packs like in years past.

Season 5 introduced new multiplayer maps, changes to Verdansk and new weapons.

Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5 Patch Notes: Full List of Changes

Here's a full list of changes in Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 5:

Playlist Updates

Modern Warfare

  • Ground War (adding Verdansk International Airport)
  • Blueprint Gunfight
  • Search and Destroy Double Down (12-vs-12)
  • Face-Off (Livestock)
  • Oil Rig and Harbor 24/7

Warzone

  • BR Duos
  • BR Trios
  • BR Quads
  • BR Solos Buy Back (Formerly known as BR Solos Stimulus)
  • Blood Money Quads
  • Mini Royale Trios (Fast-paced battle royale in condensed area of Verdansk)

General Fixes

  • Added weapon inspect
  • Fix for an issue where store bundle images could get stuck on the previous bundle image when scrolling on PC
  • Fixes to prevent screen tearing
  • Fix for an issue where Price and Gaz occasionally lose their eye models while navigating various menus
  • Fixed a bug where, when the 'Headshots Only' option is set in a custom game, the male Operator hitboxes aren't functioning properly
  • Fix for an issue where the default scope on the Rytec AMR cannot be customized
  • Fix 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 game
  • Stopping Power rounds are now preserved on dropped weapons
  • Added a brief decay period when transitioning from heavy footsteps (sprint, tactical sprint) to lighter footsteps (walk). This addresses players immediately becoming quiet upon slowind down from fast movements
  • Fixed 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
  • Weapon tuning and adjustments to come in a future patch

Modern Warfare

  • Fix for invisible collision appearing in Barakett Promenade
  • Fix for a bug where the 23.0" RPK Barrel was appearing broken in-game and in the Gunsmith menu
  • Fix for an exploit where players were able to give themselves unlimited ammo
  • Fix for an exploit using the Recon Drone and Care Package
  • The PKM - Bludgeoner will now gather ammo from any other PKM weapon
  • Fixed an issue where players were hearing the missed hit VO For the Precision Airstrike right after calling it in
  • Added a VO line when a player's High Alert warning is triggered
  • Fixed an issue where players could receive 'wallbang' kills when shooting through players

Warzone

  • New Warzone loot items
  • Gulag weapons will now rotate every week between four sets total
  • Increased effective damage range for all semi-auto DMR and semi-auto Sniper Rifles
  • Increased effective damage range for the FR 5.56
  • Fix for a bug where the player's physics could be controlled by the helicopter while they parachute out
  • Fix for an issue where players were unable to call in any airstrikes
  • Fix for seeing invalid pings on the Heartbeat Sensor
  • Added 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 state
  • Fix for the 'Alive in Gas' challenge timer

Call of Duty League

  • Fix for an exploit while inside the blue kiosks on Piccadilly
  • New restricted attachments: all suppressors, Thermal sights and Merc Foregrip

Co-Op Modes (Tac Ops, Classic Special Operations, Survival)

  • Team ping is now enabled in these modes
  • New challenges: Playing it Bogart - Defeat enemies in style while supporting your teammates in these Co-Op Focused Challenges

Special Operations: Survival

  • Added Crash
  • Fix for an exploit involving the equipment store

PC

  • Improved stability
  • VRAM usage is now displayed in two separate bars: one for Warzone and the other for multiplayer
  • Added a keybind for Air Vehicles' horn in the Killstreak and Vehicles tab in the Options menu