Infinity Ward’s Senior Communications Manager has responded on Reddit to many fans asking about where the Infinity Ward communication is since the release of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.
Fans have been experiencing many issues with crashing on PC and Xbox One, alongside other bugs across the entire game that have frustrated players, including challenges not tracking and more.
Infinity Ward’s Senior CM on Reddit says that they are actively working on fixes for the crashes on Xbox One and PC and hope to fix the issues.
Fixes are currently being worked on by numerous teams between IW and Beenox. We have a few updates we’re working on that should improve the stability and help prevent against crashes or any other issue you may encounter. It’s always helpful to let us know details of what’s happening when you encounter any bug or crash as it can help us prioritize and debug issues as they come in.
Willams says on Reddit that these updates will be going live over the next few days, but they don’t want to give exact timing as update releases can change.
We have a few updates going out over the next few days. I don’t want to give an exact time and date as we’re wrapping up testing on a few more things.
She also responded on a Reddit thread that was asking why Infinity Ward has been quiet since the game’s launch.
Here’s her full reply:
Really appreciate this, OP. We’ve been working on updates and patches for everything we’ve been seeing and plan to roll these out within the next few days.
Feedback comes in from everywhere, so we prioritize from most concerning issues, like crashes, unable to run the game, etc., and go down the list from there. Once changes from the team have been made, we pull them into a patch or a title update, depending on what the fix is.
The Known Issue list on Activision’s Support blog is a great way to see some of the issues that we’re working on along with threads you see tagged with “Infinity Ward reply inside.” We can post them here moving forward so there’s more eyes on it.
She elaborated on this a bit more on this, saying they have to balance out fixing current bugs while also ensuring new content is coming to the game.
I mentioned this in another thread, but we prioritize feedback as it comes in, most importantly crashes, unable to run the game, etc., and go from there. Devs also work on their portion of work too, so someone who works with vehicles is prioritizing feedback from vehicles and nothing else. There’s tons of people working on fixes while working on future content at the same time, so once fixes for current issues are in, we test, and create either a patch or a title update, depending on the fix. If we feel it’s good to go, we get it out the door as soon as possible.
Willams says that they will be updating the Known Issues post on Activision Support site here with the latest on what they’re looking into and the tracking of the fixes for the updates.
Here’s the known issues:
|I think I got the wrong weapon for completing a challenge.|
– All platforms
|We’ve identified graphical errors with the final reward for completing the Weapon Master and Well Equipped challenges.The Urban Defiler pistol awarded for completing the Weapon Master challenge is marked as an Epic (purple) weapon when it is, in fact, a Rare (blue) weapon.The Judgment shotgun awarded for completing the Well Equipped challenge is marked as a Legendary (orange) weapon when it is, in fact, an Epic (purple) weapon.|
|I can’t see the requirements to unlock the Commando camo for the .357.|
– All platforms
|We’re aware that the Commando camo requirements aren’t listed.|
|My MK2 keeps reloading even after it’s full.|
– All platforms
|We’re investigating an issue where reloading a weapon continues past full capacity.|
|I’m running into graphical glitches during the Captive mission in Campaign.|
– All platforms
|We’re investigating instances where textures, lighting, and shading isn’t rendering properly at various points during the Campaign.|
|I earned Killstreaks in a match, but they don’t appear in the HUD.|
– All platforms
|We’re investigating an issue where players earn Killstreaks in a match, but there is no indicator of earning them in the lower right corner of the screen.|
|I was killed by an enemy whose gun wasn’t even pointed at me.|
– All platforms
|We’re investigating instances where an enemy’s weapon appears to be pointing in different directions though it is actually aimed at its target.|
|I didn’t get my XRK Weapons Pack.|
– Xbox One
|We’re currently investigating issues with the delivery of the XRK Weapons Pack included with all digital editions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.Please note: The base versions of the XRK Weapons need to be unlocked through progression before they can be added to a Loadout and used in game. However, be sure to check the Armory for your XRK Weapons. The XRK M4 Weapon Blueprint is listed under Assault Rifles, and the XRK .357 is listed under Handguns.|
|I didn’t get my Operator Pack.|
– Xbox One
|We’re working to resolve an issue with the delivery of the Operator Pack included with the Operator, Operator Enhanced, and Physical Precision editions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.|
|I’m getting a message that says my GPU driver version does not meet the minimum requirements.|
|Please check out Updating Video Card Drivers on a PC to be sure that your drivers are up to date.If your drivers are up to date, be sure to try the following:If you’re using multiple monitors, try unplugging a monitor, launching the game, and then plugging the monitor back in.Disable your integrated/onboard graphics card.|
|I’m experiencing issues with my console crashing.|
– Xbox One X
|We’re working to resolve an issue that is causing crashes on Xbox One X.|
|My installation progress bar doesn’t seem accurate.|
– All platforms
|This is a graphical issue where the progress bar shows a lower percentage even though the download is being completed.|
|I’m getting Memory error 21 1749 when playing matches.|
– All platforms
|We’re currently investigating instances that cause Memory error 21 1749 after playing consecutive Ground War matches.Workaround: If the error persists, try restarting the game|
|I’m getting a Dev Error 6144|
– Xbox One
|We’re working to resolve an issue prompting Dev Error 6144, which can occur for players in a match when another player attempts to join a Multiplayer match that’s in progress. If this occurs, back out of Multiplayer and try playing again.|
|I’m getting Dev Error 6065/6066/6068.|
|We’ve identified an issue that is causing hang crashes on the GPU, particularly during Campaign cutscenes. These crashes will be addressed in an upcoming patch.Workaround: Try running VRAM under maximum and/or run the game with the default settings.|
|I can’t get into the Graphics menu.|
|We’re actively working to fix an issue where selecting the Graphics menu on PC takes you back to the main menu.Workaround: Delete the local config file on your PC.Open Documents.Open the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare folder.Delete the Players folder.|
|I can’t activate RTX.|
|Make sure your version of Windows and your video card drivers are up to date. RTX requires running Windows 1809 and above.Learn more about Updating Video Card Drivers on a PC.Be sure to check out the Minimum and Recommended System Requirements for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on PC.|
|The progression on my launcher isn’t tracking|
– All platforms
|We’re investigating an issue where launcher progression is only counting XP from enemy kills and not from destroying Killstreaks.|
|I have a progression bar that isn’t tracking properly.|
– All platforms
|We’re investigating an issue where several progression bars tracking Camos, Missions, and Challenges are not displaying the correct progression. This is only a graphical issue; you’re still earning your progress.|
Stay tuned for the latest news.
How to unlock the Sykov Pistol in Modern Warfare & Warzone Season 2
The Sykov full-auto pistol has finally been added to Warzone and Modern Warfare, so here’s how to unlock this powerful new sidearm.
In a surprise update on April 15, the highly-anticipated Sykov full-auto Pistol was added to Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare, so here’s how to unlock this powerful new sidearm.
After players found the Sykov Pistol in Plunder, they were desperate to get their hands on this new Modern Warfare weapon. In an update on April 15, the Sykov Pistol was finally added to the game.
It’s described in-game as a “double-action/single-action sidearm” that “comes with a few custom gunsmith mods that make it an outstanding addition to any arsenal.” From gameplay, we know that these powerful modifications are the full-auto feature and the 80 Round Mags.
With the right attachments, the Sykov pistol is unstoppable at close-range. Here’s everything you need to do to unlock it.
How to unlock the Sykov in Warzone and Modern Warfare
The Sykov Pistol is easy to unlock in Modern Warfare and Warzone, you simply need to get 4 kills while using pistols in 5 different matches.
If you own Modern Warfare, this is the place to do it. Jump into small maps such as Shipment or Shoot House in Hardcore mode, use any pistol, and you’ll be able to one-tap other players with ease.
If you only own Warzone, the challenge will be more difficult but is still very manageable. We recommend jumping into Plunder with some of Warzone’s best pistols. The akimbo Diamattis are still powerhouses, and dual Renettis will also offer similar results.
Also, we recommend you finish the match for progress to count. Leaving the match early can cause issues with the progress not counting, so you can simply get your pistol kills then play on as normal until the match ends.
How to unlock Akimbo for the Sykov pistol
What makes the Sykov so powerful is its Akimbo perk. This isn’t unlocked as a regular challenge, you’ll need to get 3 kills in 5 different matches using the Mo’Money perk with the Sykov.
The challenge description is reportedly bugged and will tell you to use the Renetti, but you need to use the Mo’Money perk with the Sykov.
Again, this challenge is easy in Modern Warfare’s multiplayer. We recommend playing Hardcore Shipment and Shoothouse as you’ll get the kills in no time.
For Warzone, we recommend hopping into Plunder. Equip Mo’Money to your Sykov and take close-range fights and you should be able to get at least three kills.
The Sykov’s arrival follows three new maps being added to Modern Warfare – Killhouse, Al-Raab Airbase, and Drainage. The latter two have been removed but will be returning soon as they still needed more “love.”
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The Sykov is also the first of the unreleased Modern Warfare weapons to have arrived in the game, with the CX-9 SMG and Raal LMG still scheduled to arrive.
Ranked up, the Sykov pistol is likely to be a dominant weapon close-range in Warzone, so if the issues with unlocking it are addressed, it’s worth utilizing the upcoming Double XP event to quickly unlock all of the attachments.
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New Modern Warfare MP maps returning soon
Killhouse added to Modern Warfare, as two more maps to come soon.
Following the Warzone Season 2 Reloaded update, Modern Warfare received three new maps – Call of Duty 4’s Killhouse, Al-Raab Airbase, and Drainage. Now, the two new maps have been temporarily removed but will return soon, and Killhouse still remains.
Although Call of Duty games usually lose the majority of their player base when the next installment of the franchise releases, Black Ops Cold War’s joint progression system has given Modern Warfare fans a reason to stay. Even while playing 2019’s title, they will continue to increase their rank in Warzone and Cold War.
Modern Warfare’s content lifecycle was set to end in November 2020 with the release of Cold War, but as part of Warzone’s mid-Season 2 update, Activision treated fans to three new maps: Killhouse, Al-Raab Airbase, and Drainage.
Killhouse was, and still is, available in a 24/7 playlist in Modern Warfare’s multiplayer, but Al-Raab and Drainage were only available in private matches. Now, however, Al-Raab and Drainage have been mysteriously removed from the game.
Old-school CoD fans will remember Killhouse well as it made its debut in Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare but has also been included in CoD Mobile and Modern Warfare Remastered.
This close-range map, inspired by CoD 4’s tutorial level, F.N.G, is set in a military training warehouse. Although the map is small, it has plenty of cover and obstacles to navigate between.
You can still jump straight into Killhouse by selecting the “Killhouse 24/7” playlist from the Modern Warfare menu.
The other 6v6 map added in this surprise update was Al-Raab Airbase, but it could only be accessed through Private Matches. This map may also be familiar as it appears to be modeled after the Russian airbase Alex and Farah assault in the campaign mission, Proxy War. This map is relatively larger than CoD’s standard 6v6, with plenty of verticality and long lanes to snipe down.
A new Gunfight map, Drainage, was also added to Modern Warfare’s Private Matches. Similar to Airbase, Drainage is large for a 2v2 map, but it will also support 3v3 and other small team game modes. A bridge goes over the map as its standout feature, and there’s a ton of debris on the ground for players to use as cover.
These two maps will be returning to Modern Warfare MP “soon” Infinity Ward says in a new tweet. The maps needed more “love” before they could become available to play.
Infinity Ward never acknowledged the maps being added or taken away, so we don’t know if these are the only changes made to Modern Warfare.
Image Credit: Activision / CODTracker
Warzone players call for “Classic” mode with only Modern Warfare weapons
Many Warzone players feel that Call of Duty’s battle royale game could do with a mode that only allows the use of Modern Warfare weapons.
Disgruntled Warzone players want to see the game incorporate a “Classic” mode that goes back to the game’s roots, using only CoD: Modern Warfare weapons.
The integration of Black Ops Cold War into Warzone really did change the game and its meta forever. Across Season 1 and Season 2, Warzone’s already stellar roster of guns received a massive boost and gave players a lot more options to choose from.
But these extras haven’t been to the delight of everyone, as some of them namely Cold War’s DMR, Diamattis, and MAC-10 have had a huge impact on Warzone. In response, some players are keen to see a mode that only makes use of the game’s original weapons.
Cold War and Warzone use different game engines, meaning that the guns don’t translate as well when they make the transition to a different game.
melon_b0y has alluded to this fact and is calling for Raven Software to accommodate frustrated CoD players.
He said, “Without the Cold War weapons, the game would flow a lot smoother and would bring back skill into gunfights, not just who shoots first. Not to mention that without the FFAR and AUG around to compete, the game mode would be more balanced.
I’m not saying completely remove Cold War weapons, but I think a mode without them would greatly improve the fun in Warzone and bring back some nostalgia as well.”
It’s an interesting concept that should definitely be considered. It certainly does feels like a lifetime ago that Warzone was only populated by Modern Warfare weapons and felt more balanced.
If this became a reality, you’d imagine that it would be supported by many players, and could result in players abandon the normal version of the game.
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