Anoth­er patch has rolled out for Call of Duty: Mod­ern War­fare and the accom­pa­ny­ing bat­tle royale, War­zone. The update is rather large in size, but it’s got plen­ty of adjust­ments and var­i­ous fix­es. Infin­i­ty Ward even sprin­kled in some weapon bal­anc­ing, most­ly chang­ing the new Renet­ti hand­gun and the Holger.

War­zone got sev­er­al fix­es, includ­ing a bug where play­ers were immune to gas, a bug that left a play­er in the Gulag until the end of the match and a fix for voice chat, among oth­ers. Mod­ern War­fare did­n’t see any spe­cif­ic fix­es, but did receive an update to the playlist and the lat­est map addi­tion, Hard Hat.

You can see the full adjust­ments below:

Call of Duty Patch Notes — May 18th, 2020


  • 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! 


Mod­ern Warfare

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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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)


  • 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


  • PS4Atlas 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