Connect with us

Tech

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare And Warzone Patch Notes – May 18 Update – GameSpot

Published

 on


The latest patch for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and the battle royale game Warzone is out now, bringing with it new maps, balance adjustments, and a series of other changes. The update dropped on PS4, Xbox One, and PC late on the night of May 18, and it weighs in at a whopping 30.86 GB on Xbox One, and is around the same size on PC and PS4 too–although it’ll be smaller if you only have Warzone, and not Modern Warfare.

Just prior to the release, Infinity Ward has posted the full patch notes, which you can see below. It’s also issued a subsequent playlist update to fix a few issues, including matches in Battle Royale’s Trios not starting.

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 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.

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
<div class="js-video-player-new av-video-player av-desktop-player av-video-on-demand is-vid-loading is-vid-noseek is-vid-show-controls " tabindex="0" data-id="8824687" data-promo-id="0" data-video=""adCall":"host":"http://pubads.g.doubleclick.net/gampad/ads?","params":"iu":"/8264/vuk-gamespot/desktop/gamespot.com","impl":"s","gdfp_req":1,"env":"vp","output":"xml_vmap1","unviewed_position_start":1,"url":"[referrer_url]","correlator":"[timestamp]","cmsid":11409,"vid":6452894,"pp":"vpaid_js","custParams":"ptype":"news_article","cid":"gs-1100-6477437","game":"call-of-duty-warzone,call-of-duty-modern-warfare","genre":"action,first-person,shooter,tactical","con":"xbox-one,playstation-4,pc","publisher":"activision,sony-interactive-entertainment","embed":"autoplay","franchise":"call-of-duty","category":"games","partner":"desktop/gamespot.com","vid":6452894,"soundBasedSize":"normal":"640×480","muted":"640×483","none":"640×480","daiSsbUrl":"https://dai.google.com/ondemand/hls/content/2459129/vid/6452894/master.m3u8","daiMidRollHost":2500176,"adPartner":"desktop/gamespot.com","ageGateCookieName":"videoAgeGateBirthday","autoplay":true,"cms":"pi","countdownTime":0,"cuePoints":null,"datePublished":1589835900,"desktopAdPartner":"desktop%2Fgamespot.com","device":"other","guid":"gs-2300-6452894","id":6452894,"isDevice":false,"isLiveStream":false,"lengthSeconds":99,"mapp":"gamespot","mobileAdPartner":"mobile_web%2Fgamespot.com_mobile","partner":"gamespot","postPlayMax":100,"premium":false,"screenMediumThumb":"https://gamespot1.cbsistatic.com/uploads/screen_medium/1563/15636435/3672906-cod%20site.jpg","seekablePlaybacks":["html5","uvpjs"],"share":"linkUrl":"https://www.gamespot.com/videos/new-call-of-duty-multiplayer-maps-warzone-gulag-ch/2300-6452894/","embedUrl":"https://www.gamespot.com/videos/embed/6452894/","embedHtml":"640":"","480":"","siteType":"responsive web","startMuted":false,"startTime":0,"title":"New%20Call%20Of%20Duty%20Multiplayer%20Maps%20%26%20Warzone%20Gulag%20Changes%20This%20Week%20-%20GS%20News%20Update","tracking":["name":"SiteCatalyst","category":"qos","enabled":true,"params":["name":"charSet","value":"UTF-8","name":"currencyCode","value":"USD","name":"siteType","value":"responsive web","name":"trackingServer","value":"saa.gamespot.com","name":"visitorNamespace","value":"cbsinteractive","name":"heartbeatTrackingServer","value":"cbsinteractive.hb.omtrdc.net","name":"heartbeatVisitorMarketingCloudOrgId","value":"10D31225525FF5790A490D4D@AdobeOrg","name":"partnerID","value":"gamespot","name":"siteCode","value":"gamespot","name":"brand","value":"gamespot","name":"account","value":"cbsigamespotsite","name":"edition","value":"uk"],"name":"CNetTracking","category":"tracking","enabled":true,"params":["name":"host","value":"https://dw.cbsi.com/levt/video/e.gif?","name":"siteid","value":"93","name":"adastid","value":"","name":"medastid","value":"599"],"name":"ComScore_ss","category":"qos","enabled":true,"params":["name":"c2","value":"3005086","name":"publishersSecret","value":"2cb08ca4d095dd734a374dff8422c2e5","name":"c3","value":"","name":"partnerID","value":"gamespot","name":"c4","value":"gamespot"],"name":"NielsenTracking","category":"tracking","enabled":true,"params":["name":"host","value":"https://secure-us.imrworldwide.com/cgi-bin/m?","name":"scCI","value":"us-200330","name":"scC6","value":"vc,c01"],"name":"MuxQOSPluginJS","category":"qos","enabled":true,"params":["name":"propertyKey","value":"b7d6e48b7461a61cb6e863a62"]],"trackingAccount":"cbsigamespotsite","trackingCookie":"XCLGFbrowser","trackingPrimaryId":"cbsigamespotsite","trackingSiteCode":"gs","userId":0,"uvpHi5Ima":"https://s0.2mdn.net/instream/html5/ima3.js","uvpc":"","videoAdMobilePartner":"mobile_web%2Fgamespot.com_mobile","videoAdPartner":"desktop%2Fgamespot.com","videoAssetSource":"GameSpot","videoStreams":"adaptive_stream":"https://gamespotvideo.cbsistatic.com/vr/2020/05/18/GSNU_COD_05182020_700,1000,1800,2500,3200,4000,master.m3u8","adaptive_dash":"https://gamespotvideo.cbsistatic.com/vr/2020/05/18/GSNU_COD_05182020_700,1000,1800,2500,3200,4000,master.mpd","adaptive_hd":"https://gamespotvideo.cbsistatic.com/vr/2020/05/18/GSNU_COD_05182020_4000,master.m3u8","adaptive_high":"https://gamespotvideo.cbsistatic.com/vr/2020/05/18/GSNU_COD_05182020_2500,master.m3u8","adaptive_low":"https://gamespotvideo.cbsistatic.com/vr/2020/05/18/GSNU_COD_05182020_700,master.m3u8","adaptive_restricted":"https://gamespotvideo.cbsistatic.com/vr/2020/05/18/GSNU_COD_05182020_700,1000,1800,2500,master.m3u8","videoType":"video-on-demand","watchedCookieDays":1,"watchedCookieName":"watchedVideoIds"” data-non-iframe-embed=”1″ readability=”7.2854166666667″>

You need a javascript enabled browser to watch videos.

Click To Unmute

Want us to remember this setting for all your devices?

Sign up or Sign in now!

Please use a html5 video capable browser to watch videos.

This video has an invalid file format.

Sorry, but you can’t access this content!

Please enter your date of birth to view this video

By clicking ‘enter’, you agree to GameSpot’s

Terms of Use and
Privacy Policy

Now Playing: New Call Of Duty Multiplayer Maps & Warzone Gulag Changes This Week – GS News Update

GameSpot may get a commission from retail offers.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)



Source link

Continue Reading

Tech

AirPods Pro now just $169 thanks to Walmart Black Friday deal – What Hi-Fi?

Published

 on


Got your eye on a pair of AirPods Pro wireless earbuds? They’re normally $249 but Walmart is slashing the price to only $169 from November 25 at 7pm ET. Yes, Black Friday has come early.

The Walmart Black Friday deal not only saves you $80 – it crushes the the price of the AirPods Pro to the cheapest we’ve ever seen.

The AirPods Pro come with a wireless charging case and noise-canceling tech, and pair seamlessly with iPhones. There’s no word on how long this $169 AirPods Pro Walmart deal will last, so you better be quick come 7pm ET.

AirPods Pro Black Friday deal

AirPods Pro $249 $169 at Walmart
November 25 7pm ET: Under review, we called the AirPods Pro “exceptionally comfortable” and praised their “strong noise-cancelling and balanced, easy-going sound”. As well suited to a long-haul flight as they are to a run around the block, they could be the only pair of headphones you ever need.

View Deal

The AirPods Pro earbuds are a step up from the standard AirPods. You get noise cancellation onboard, for blocking out background noise, and different sized ear tips for finding the perfect size. That was one of the main criticisms of the normal AirPods – their one size fit some people fine, but not others.

They sound better than the standard AirPods, too. Apple still favors a neutral tonal balance, rather than tipping the scales in the direction of bass, but that easygoing nature is especially good with lower-quality streams. They also have a spaciousness that’s rare with in-ear headphones, which allows the instruments room to breathe.

MORE:

Our guide to the Best Walmart Black Friday deals

Compare them with the Pros: Apple AirPods 2 vs AirPods Pro: which is better?

Get gaming: the best PS5 pre-order deals

Let’s block ads! (Why?)



Source link

Continue Reading

Tech

Sony Provides PlayStation 5 Restock Update for the Holidays – iPhone in Canada

Published

 on


In a tweet sent out earlier today, Sony has reassured its fans that more PlayStation 5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year. At the moment, both the regular and digital editions of PS5 are completely sold out worldwide.

From Amazon to Walmart, no retailer can keep enough in stock to satisfy demand. As a result, the console is selling at nearly double its retail price in the resell market.

Calling the PlayStation 5 its “biggest console launch ever,” Sony said that the demand for PS5 is unprecedented and that “more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year.”

Sony has not yet revealed how many PlayStation 5 consoles it has sold so far. You can bookmark this Amazon.ca listing for the PS5 to see when it will pop back in stock.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)



Source link

Continue Reading

Tech

Apple Black Friday 2020: Best Apple Watch Deals Including Series 3 From $119 – MacRumors

Published

 on


Black Friday sales have begun on a variety of products, including the Apple Watch. There are quite a few deals across the Apple Watch lineup this year, including one of the lowest price we’ve ever seen the Apple Watch Series 3.

Apple Watc black friday 20 sale featureNote: MacRumors is an affiliate partner with some of these vendors. When you click a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small payment, which helps us keep the site running.

Amazon and Walmart are offering the 38mm GPS Apple Watch Series 3 for just $119.00, down from $179.00. You can also get the 42mm GPS model from Amazon and Walmart for $149.00, down from $209.00. Both of these sales represent the lowest prices we’ve ever seen for the Apple Watch Series 3, and the 2017 model of the Apple Watch makes a solid holiday gift for someone looking to get into Apple’s wearable family.

As a note, stock is very limited for these models and retailers appear to be running out fast. Make your purchases soon if you’re interested.

Apple Watch SE

For a step up, Apple also offers the Apple Watch SE, which offers many of the latest features but at a value price. Sport band GPS models are discounted by $20 at Amazon, priced at $259.00 for 40mm and $289.00 for 44mm.

Cellular models of the Apple Watch SE are also on sale, with most models similarly discounted by $20 to $309.00 for 40mm and $339.00 for 44mm. There is, however, one 44mm model in silver with a Deep Navy Sport Loop available for $309.99, a $49 savings.

Apple Watch Series 6

If you’re looking for the most advanced Apple Watch, Amazon also has a few notable deals on those. The 40mm GPS Apple Watch Series 6 (PRODUCT)RED is $329.98 this week, a $69 discount from the regular price $399.00. Other 40mm models are priced at $379.

For the 44mm GPS models, Amazon is currently showing all of them at $379.99 after a coupon is automatically applied at checkout, down from $429.00. Across the board, these are the best prices available online so far this week.

You can save even more (up to $120) if you’re interested in a cellular model, with 40mm stainless steel Milanese Loop models priced at $699.00, stainless steel sport band models priced at $579.00, and a (PRODUCT)RED aluminum model discounted by $109 to $389.98. Discounts and availability on 44mm cellular models are more limited, with with a few models available for $479.99 after a $29.01 checkout discount.

Most of these sales are the best deals we’ve tracked to date on the Apple Watch Series 6, which sports ways to measure your heart rhythm and blood oxygen levels. In terms of deep discounts, the Apple Watch Series 6 and Series 3 are the only notable models getting marked down at the major retailers this Black Friday.

Be sure to visit our full Black Friday Roundup to shop for even more Apple-related products and accessories on sale this week.

Let’s block ads! (Why?)



Source link

Continue Reading

Trending