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Modern Warfare patch 1.09 fixes bugs, adds new content

Call of Duty Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has just pushed a new patch, with a major focus on new game modes and bug fixes. This FPS has been dealing with a bit of criticism since launch. On the story side, the decision to mettle with history and recast important events got a bit of heat from the fans. But the gameplay side made a lot of people ticked off as well, as a serious lack of gameplay modes has started to wear on fans.

Patch 1.09 aims to expand the variety of in-game modes. There’s some interesting new options, like expanding the offerings within Gun Game. New Special Operations missions have been added to Modern Warfare in patch 1.09 too: Harbinger, Brimstone, and Door Kick.

What’s in, and what’s missing

Of course the whole load of different fixes are packed into this patch too. A handful of bugs with audio levels, especially at boot, have been fixed. Mission select screens should also no longer kick players out if something goes wrong.

Thermal scopes are no longer messed up by smoke grenades, and properly highlight enemies as they should. Camera and UI glitches across multiple modes have been dealt with. The camera glitch in Cyber Attack and Search and Destroy appears to be fixed, disabling skycam callouts in that mode. This should help with match balance.

What’s missing from this patch is pretty surprising though. The sheer lack of balance adjustments for weapons is just weird. The only weapon that got notable changes was the SCAR. The FN SCAR 17 got a buff to its ADS speed and a reduction to barrel and bipod penalties. Nothing much else on the weapon front though.

The developers have also not touched the controversial Dead Silence ability. There are growing calls within the gaming scene to lock off access to this powerful ability behind a Perk. And since no changes are in 1.09, fans are a little worried about the future of the ability and its potential to dominate multiplayer. The ability to disable footstep sounds is something the developers are paying attention to, as an internal note accidentally left in the Battle.net patch notes on release points out. “[Dead Silence] is a hot topic in the community, and this is not the change they were hoping to see.”

Another more controversial change is the tweak to the mini-map in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. Fans of the franchise will remember the precise targeting information that the old version offered, that’s gone now. The new compass system doesn’t highlight enemies when they fire, making it much harder to maneuver through a level and avoid conflict. The developers have yet to address this as well.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare November 22nd Patch Patch Notes

WHAT’S NEW

  • Special Operations: “Harbinger” and “Brimstone”
  • Classic Special Operations: “Door Kick”, 3 Star Rating System and Rewards
    • 3-star rating system (based on time completed)
    • XP & MP unlocks based on your star rating after finishing a game.
  • Multiplayer:
    • Realism Moshpit (Domination, Hardpoint, Headquarters, Kill Confirmed)
    • Gun Game
  • Fix for a bug where a player could spawn without a character model when spawning in on a friendly vehicle
  • Fixes for various exploits across all maps and modes
  • Fix for an issue where copying an opposing players loadout was also copying their killstreaks
  • Fix for the After-Action report not displaying newly acquired awards
  • Fix for player rank icons not appearing on the scoreboard
  • Shortened the amount of time an execution animation plays
  • Accessibility: Added the option to Always Sprint
  • Footsteps: Adjusted volume and sound type played for crouch walk and walking while Aiming Down Sights
  • Dead Silence: Fix for the Dead Silence Field Upgrade not lasting the correct amount of time when CDL rules are enabled
  • Fix for nameplates being visible in a certain location on Piccadilly
  • Updates to the obituary (killfeed); removed “Avenged” and “Save Player”, play of the game owner, and player rank increases
  • Fix for players being able to join a match even though they’ve been blocked

Private Match:

  • Added the option to disable the spawn camera
  • Fix for a bug where the ‘Starting Flags Captured’ private match option was not functioning as intended
  • Fix for the bomb screen appearing blank when defusing or planting the bomb in Search and Destroy with Realism enabled. Added bomb carrier indicator.

Killstreaks:

  • Fixed an issue where selected killstreaks would revert to the previous selection mid-match
  • Fix where players using the Shield Turret killstreak could see through smoke at certain angles with the side panels of the turret
  • Dead Silence: Fix for the Dead Silence Field Upgrade not lasting the correct amount of time when CDL rules are enabled
  • Thermal scopes are now able to see through smoke grenades
  • Added the option to disable the spawn camera
  • Fixed an issue where the mount interaction prompt was disappearing when planting or diffusing the bomb in Search and Destroy

1 Life Mode Fixes:

  • Fix for camera getting stuck on the death location when transitioning to spectate
  • Fix for the weapon not animating when sprinting at the beginning of the round

Infantry Assault Vehicle:

  • Reduced damage radius and lethality of the turret

Progression/Challenges/Missions Fixes:

  • Cleaned up and updated descriptions for various challenges
  • Officer Challenge: “Heads Up”
  • “Destroy Vehicles with Launchers”
  • “Doing Work”
  • “Aggression”
  • “Expert Gunsmith”
  • “One Trick Pony”

Lethals/Tacticals:

  • Fix for Decoy Grenade showing a red blinking light for both allies and enemies
  • Slightly brightened the player outline when using the Snapshot Grenade

Single Player:

  • Fix for a bug that could cause an error when selecting a mission

Perks:

  • Spotter: perk was not marking equipment, Field Upgrades, or Killstreaks through walls in FFA. Fix for Spotter perk not marking UAVs and slightly brightened outlines
  • E.O.D: Fix for players losing HUD elements after hacking an enemy claymore in certain scenarios
  • Fix for the “Quick Fix” perk not giving faster regeneration when earning kills with the throwing knife.
  • Fix for the “Amped” perk not stowing the Riot Shield as quickly as it should
  • Fix for rocket launcher camos not unlocking or tracking properly
  • Fix for the Model 860 camos not unlocking or tracking properly
  • FN SCAR 17: slight increase in ADS time, reduction to barrel and bipod grip penalties
  • Fix for a white placeholder box appearing when leveling up a weapon and unlocking new attachments
  • Added descriptions to all optics that have scope glint
  • Fixed an issue where the P90 + FFS Ring Sight would create a scope glint
  • Thermal scopes are now able to see through smoke grenades
  • Fix for charms not appearing where they should on various weapons

Leaderboards/Combat Records:

  • Fixed a bug where selecting “All” would sometimes kick the player back to the main menu
  • Added CTF and Hardpoint into Combat Records

Audio: Voice chat options:

  • No Effect – default voice chat. No additional effects or EQ adjustments
  • Stealth Comms – Bring the immersion of the Campaign into Multiplayer with added SAS radio effects to voice chat
  • Classic Chatter – Feeling nostalgic? Coordinate with your team using classic Modern Warfare radio effects

Special Operations:

  • Added munitions drops! After various objectives, a care package will drop to provide you with much needed munitions!
  • Various exploit fixes
  • Fix for an issue where players could lose functionality after using the EMP Drone in Operation Crosswind
  • Fix for crashes that occur when viewing the scoreboard from the match summary

Survival:

  • Fix for enemies spawning out of bounds on Piccadilly

New Features:

  • Added an option to hide Friend requests and Party Invitations
  • Added support for additional keyboard layouts on PS4

Stability:

  • Several fixes to prevent crashes and improve stability

General Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where the boot up sequence volume would be too loud
  • Various keybinding adjustments
  • Players are now able to back out of the Gesture and Spray Wheel by clicking anywhere
  • More fixes to prevent hitching/stuttering during cutscenes
  • Fixed an issue where the Main Menu music would not play when users activated the Skip Introduction Movie option
  • Fix for an error that could occur when attempting to manage a party
  • Multiple fixes for different Aspect Ratios on various menus/screens in the game
  • Fix for a bug where the XP Token shortcut key would also open Nvidia Highlights feature simultaneously (Now on “F” key)
  • Fix for a bug where some achievements would appear as completed even though they were

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