Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 1 Is Live Now, First Battle Pass, Get the Patch Notes

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s first season of free content is live now and there’s lots to unpack, thanks to Activision and Infinity Ward’s continued support. In addition to the previously announced inclusion of content like the new Reinforce mode and the reintroduction of classic CoD maps such as Crash, the update also features a host of fixes to improve gameplay. A number of weapon challenges and their descriptions have been updated, as well as general fixes to gameplay that will hopefully make your experience feel more balanced. And you’ll notice the in-game store is finally live for you to spend your hard-earned cash.

Starting off the game’s inaugural Season, this update has a substantial amount of content. And the best part? It’s free to all players. One of the most prominent new additions is the game’s first-ever Battle Pass, which gives you access to cosmetics as you earn experience (with a premium paid track for premium rewards). There are 100 tiers of content for you to unlock, so now’s your chance to get out on the battlefield to earn some cool gear.

You’ll now have access to the game’s store, which was previously unavailable. The store allows you to buy COD points to spend on in-game cosmetics, Operators, XP Tokens, Blueprints, and other content that will keep evolving over time. This update is just the beginning of what Modern Warfare has in store for its community. And numerous fixes have been added to the game’s Spec Ops mode, like the implementation of a checkpoint after the third hack on Operation Brimstone. The update is available to download right now.

Below, you’ll find the Season One launch’s full patch notes:

PLAYLIST UPDATE:

Added:

  • Crash 24/7

  • Port added to Ground War

  • Reinforce

  • Added Rammaza and Gun Runner to TDM 20 and DOM 20

  • Added night maps to Hardcore TDM, Search and Destroy, Cyber Attack

Removed:

  • Gun Game (available in Private Match)

  • Shoot House 24/7

  • 2v2 Gunfight Tournament

Multiplayer

GENERAL FIXES:

  • Riot Shield:

    • Tuning to how the Riot Shield protects against grenades when thrown at the players’ feet

    • Reduced explosive damage within certain ranges

  • Fixed a bug where the final killcam would appear under the map when a player got stuck by Thermite or Semtex on the lower part of the body

  • Fixed an issue where players stuck inside the Infantry Assault Vehicle would not take damage from Thermite

  • Fix for a bug where attempting to scroll to the bottom of the Recent Players list could cause the list to read “No Recent Players” and return to the top

  • Gunfight (private match): Fixes ‘Win by Two’ setting to end the game properly once the conditions have been met

Missions and Challenges:

The following are now fixed and have had their descriptions updated as needed

  • “Close and Personal”

  • “Perks of the Job”

  • “Bloodthirsty Killer”

  • “Destroy Ground Killstreaks” – All player-driven vehicles will count towards this launcher camo challenge

  • “Get 50 kills while an enemy UAV is active” – description updated to reflect that the Ghost perk needs to be equipped in order to complete

  • Combat Knife challenge descriptions updated

  • .357 camo challenge

  • Various updates to other camo challenges

  • Fix for Officer Challenge completion notifications not appearing on screen

Killstreaks:

  • Improved effectiveness of FMJ on Killstreaks

  • Fix for the Cluster Strike dealing damage inconsistently when targeting a VTOL jet

Weapons:

  • .357: Buckshot: reduced damage range, reduced effective hip fire damage. Tuned spread adjustments from barrel attachments

  • Menu damage stat bar adjustments for miscellaneous LMGs

Spec Ops

  • Fixed a bug where the informant can be dropped in bad positions/near enemy soldiers in Operation Harbinger

  • Added a checkpoint after the third hack on Operation Brimstone

  • Fix for a bug where players could become stuck after going into last stand while breaching the trains on Operation Brimstone

  • Enemies in white trucks now exit their vehicles

KEYBOARD AND MOUSE

  • Leaderboards will no longer display complete gamertags. This should help higher profile leaderboards users from receiving too many invites

  • Fixed an issue where players would not be able to mantle while strafing with keyboard and mouse

  • Increased the turn-rate when aiming with a tank

  • Adjusted the camera orbit turn-rate while driving a vehicle using keyboard and mouse

  • The keybind “Vehicle Camera Recenter” is now linked to Melee by default (default on E / Mouse 4) and the re-centering of the camera has been improved

COD CASTER

  • Improvements for the camera transitions with Free Camera and Aerial Camera

  • Added a Killstreak view option when using the Portrait List

  • Added arrows under the players when using the Aerial Camera view

  • Added a skull icon on the Minimap where players die

PC

Shaders

Fixed an issue that forced shaders to be fully re-compiled after each title update. Shader installation should be expected mainly for new content, drivers update or changing the video card. New optimizations or bugfix that require modifying the shaders can also trigger part or the totality of the shaders to be re-compiled.

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