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Modern Warfare & Warzone Update 1.29 Patch Notes: Warzone Private Matches

The latest patch update for Modern Warfare & Warzone brings reduced file sizes and new updates.

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Infinity Ward is releasing a new patch update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone on November 9 at 11PM PT.

The new patch update, which is version 1.29, is live for pre-load for all players on PlayStation 4. The update is a 33GB file on PS4. Pre-load is not available on Xbox or PC.

The update goes live at 11PM PT on Nov. 9 on all platforms.

Infinity Ward has revealed that the new update will reduce the overall game’s size on all platforms by 25GB. The update will include a new way to separate out high resolution textures into asset packs. In addition, the update is set to bring support for next-generation consoles launching soon.

PATCH NOTES – November 9:

PLAYLIST UPDATE:

MODERN WARFARE:

  • Ground War
  • Gunfight
  • TDM Snipers Only
  • Hardpoint Hills and Kills
  • Shipment 24/7
  • Shoot House 24/7

WARZONE:

  • BR Solos, Duos, Trios, Quads
  • Plunder Trios

PRIVATE WARZONE

We’re excited to launch a beta version of Private Warzone matches! This requires various player counts to start the match and we have three modes available: 

  • BR – 50 players required to start (also has squad variations)
  • Plunder – 30 players required to start (also has squad variations)
  • Mini BR – 24 players required

Please share any bugs you encounter along with your feedback! 

GENERAL FIXES:

  • Fix for a bug where, when reviving a fallen teammate as the round ends in Survival, users can become stuck in third person
  • Fixed an issue where some players were seeing the error code: “HK:s=373408m=54293536:10635584”
  • Fix for the Gaz Operator challenge where players are unable to complete the first objective in the Season 4 Gaz Operator Bundle Mission “win 3 Gulag fights as Gaz”
  • Fix for an issue where officer challenges 90 – 100 have been resetting after completion, preventing players from getting the last Season 6 Emblem
  • In the Safehouse Finale of SP, at the Killstreak Chopper checkpoint, when using the zoom button the camera will zoom in and out
  • Players using the Juggernaut will not hear the drilling audio when hit by the Phlembotomizer throwing knife. This has been fixed
  • Fixed a bug where the player could have the Spotter Scope effect when not ADSing with it by picking up 2 weapons while looking with the scope
  • Fixed a bug where helicopters could spin and float in the air after progressing in Survival
  • Fixes to help prevent players from going AFK in Gunfight
  • LMGs, Sniper Rifles, and Marksmen Rifles will now rotate as intended in Gunfight
  • Fix for an issue where players that die right before an HQ is disabled and watch the full killcam do not spawn in as intended 

WEAPONS:

  • M4 Tombstone: Fix for a bug where adding the .458 SOCOM or the 9mm Para 32-Round Mags removes them from the weapon model
  • Tracer Pack: Sakura Edition- Maruyama – The dynamic icon appears to have a minor gap between the barrel and body of the weapon when the Compensator is equipped on the FTAC 13.5″ Compact barrel. This has been fixed 

PC:

  • To help with patch sizes and disk space, high-resolution textures will now be downloaded while playing, using On-Demand Textures Streaming:
    • On-Demand Textures Streaming is located in the Options, under the Graphics tab and in the Details & Textures section.
    • It will only kick-in for users playing with Texture Resolution set to High.
    • It streams textures for Operators and Weapons.
    • You can control the daily texture streaming limit and the size of your cache
    • You can learn more about Texture Streaming HERE
  • Fix for a bug where a Premium user with only Warzone installed, can select a trial on a MP map, which can result in a crash
  • Fix for a bug where PC players were able to select a custom loadout in Snipers Only
  • Fixes for an issue where some Activision account names were being applied to different profiles in the friends list
  • Survival mode now has its own DLC package. To access Survival, a player has to install both Special Ops and Survival

WARZONE:

  • Fixes to help fight against weapon corruption while in Spectator mode
  • The gas from the Gas Grenade can sometimes obscure or completely hide players from thermal scopes
  • Fixed an exploit near the Lozoff Pass Metro Station
  • Armored Royale: Fixed a bug where dropping a truck redeployment flare into the service entrance of the subway can cause the truck to parachute underground
  • While in Plunder, players parachutes will now auto deploy to help prevent against exploits
  • Fix for an exploit with the Durable Gas Mask
  • Fixed an audio bug where no overheat audio was playing when using the minigun on the helicopter
  • When the player is using Bumper Ping as their button layout, the player will be unable to switch between the Gas Grenade and EMP Blast, resulting in them only able to use the gas grenade. This has been fixed
  • When sitting in passenger seat of a helicopter and using the minigun, priming a lethal while simultaneously switching seats will break the players viewmodel. This has been fixed
  • Fix for a bug where players are unable to equip other War Tracks after selecting “Random”
  • Removed Juggernauts from Bunker puzzles

SOURCE: Infinity Ward

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How to fix Modern Warfare reticle menu not working

An annoying glitch with Modern Warfare’s menu system won’t let players change their weapon reticle. Thankfully, a clever workaround exists.

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A frustrating glitch with Modern Warfare’s menu system is leaving players unable to change the reticles on their guns. Thankfully, we’ve got everything you need to work around the problem.

Having the right reticle on your weapons can be super important. Using sights like a Red Dot or Holographic can make it easier to target enemies, but the wrong reticle can make it an even bigger challenge than before.

Unfortunately, an annoying glitch with the Modern Warfare menu system is making it impossible to change them. When players select the option, it immediately launches them into the “Play” menu, and is affecting players on PC and PlayStation.

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Modern Warfare reticle menu workaround

While this is incredibly frustrating, the good news is that there is a workaround for those struggling to change the reticle on their weapons.

Some players have managed to use the game’s Blueprint system to change their reticles, and while not ideal, does let players choose which one they want to use.

Affected players may want to try:

  1. Open Warzone, and go to the Weapon Gunsmiuth.
  2. Choose your optic, then select the reticle you want.
  3. Go back to the main Gunsmith screen, and create a new Weapon Modiciation.
  4. Once saved, go back to multiplayer and select the gun you modified.

While this is a lengthier process, it will allow you to make any changes to the reticle that you want.

The good news is that this issue has been added to Activision‘s “known issues” page, which means developers Infinity Ward are aware of it.

When the team will drop a fix for this problem remains unknown, but with around 2 million people playing the game daily, fans will be desperate to see this bug squashed in the near future. With major updates set to drop with Warzone Season 5, it’s possible the fix may come then.

Image Credits: Infinity Ward

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Warzone players call for boycott over Blizzard lawsuit and hacking problems

Due to the Blizzard lawsuit and endless hacking, Warzone, and other Call of Duty players, are calling for a boycott of Store purchases.

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Warzone players are encouraging all Call of Duty gamers to boycott the purchase of skins and bundles from the store in response to the recent Activision Blizzard lawsuit and constant Warzone hacking.

It’s been an unsettling time for Call of Duty and its respective titles – Warzone, Black Ops Cold War, CoD: Mobile, and Modern Warfare. The ongoing Activision Blizzard lawsuit has impacted the franchise, and fans are calling for fellow players to stop buying goods from the CoD store in protest.

This includes everything from skins to Operator Bundles to even the Seasonal Battle Pass. Warzone players are citing the lawsuit, “empty updates,” and hackers as the driving force behind this movement.

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The lawsuit is dealing directly with an “alleged toxic workplace,” and has even lead to a full walkout by employees in response to the unfortunate situation.

Added to this is the purported series of empty updates “full of microtransactions in order to milk the players,” and the ever-increasing threat of hackers, and players have seemingly had enough.

Reddit user Jaszs has lead the charge by saying: “I’m writing this as someone who has played every. single. COD since COD2, and WZ since day 1 until yesterday, and also a former Blizzard fan. Yes, I know it may sound bad, but based on what’s going on (sexual harassment lawsuit, suppressing and abusive treatment of their employees…) I really think those guys don’t deserve anything from us, their customers.

“You can even keep playing the game if you want (there are some cool alternatives though; if you need some just ask in the comments!), just don’t spend any money in their store. In any case, you should also remember that they are the same guys that are releasing empty updates full of microtransactions in order to milk the players, releasing over and over the same game and not giving a single f*ck about the increasing number of hackers.”

The very passionate statement received over 300 comments and counting, and it’s universally in favor of boycotting Activision’s Store ahead of the Warzone Season 5 launch.

Given that there are many responses, here are a selection of replies:

  • “I’ve got 900 COD points and level 90 on the battle pass. Not spending a penny more on this game. They don’t respect their employees, they don’t respect the players (anti-cheat lmao) they aren’t getting anymore of my money.”
  • “Once all this sh*t came to light, my entire friend group collectively uninstalled the game and swore off of it for good. We were already mad at the game for being poorly managed with hackers and constant glitches/crashes. I suppose this was the lead straw that broke the metaphorical camel’s back.”
  • “Based on the way they’ve handled cheating, the CW integration, and the general state of the game in the last year, I’m shocked than any of you have been buying cosmetic items from them. Do you realize what kind of message you’re sending by making the worst CoD their highest-earning one?”

At the time of writing, the post has nearly 1.8K upvotes and rising. Given the player count of Warzone far exceeds this, it’s hard to imagine this boycott would do too much damage.

Conversely, Producer at Sledgehammer Games Alayna Cole has Tweeted an important message concerning the circumstances.

Boycotting the Activision store will have an obvious knock-on effect in terms of sales revenue, and would ultimately disrupt the salaries and jobs of many employees who are not involved in this lawsuit.

It’s a hard position for all involved and for players who engage in Call of Duty games. The lawsuit is still long ongoing, and we’ll continue to update you at Charlie INTEL with any breaking developments.

Image Credit: Activision Blizzard

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Modern Warfare players want one change for Ground War to fix spawn trapping

Modern Warfare players are calling for the developers to make a change in the Ground War mode to help ease spawn trapping frustrations.

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Modern Warfare’s Ground War mode is loved by many. However, some players have been asking the developers to consider one change to help the spawning.

Modern Warfare is still a greatly loved game, with the developers continuing to release content for those still enjoying it in 2021.

Ground War has been a staple of the Modern Warfare franchise for a long time, with players loving the larger player count. However, some players are dissatisfied with the spawning in the mode, asking for the devs to make a slight change.

Modern Warfare ground war

Reddit user bob1689321 put a post up with the title: “Opinion: ground war maps shouldn’t have out-of-bounds areas. That would fix all spawn trap issues.”

The idea is to have the Ground War maps currently available more open, allowing players to spawn without having enemies so close by.

Spawn trapping has pretty much always been an issue in Call of Duty’s multiplayer, but especially in the Ground War game mode due to the increased player size.

When talking about Boneyard for Ground War, bob1689321 says:

“it’s so tight that there’s nowhere to flank, and it always turns into a spawn trap without fail. Open up the sides for flanking, and the map would play much better.”

It seems players also agree in the comments: “Opened this post to disagree with it, turns out I absolutely love this idea and the reasoning behind it!”

Although there could be issues with opening up the maps for Ground War, perhaps if the idea gains enough traction, the developers will look into it.

The developers have made changes in the past based on player feedback, so it would not be surprising to see a change of this regard be introduced to help ease frustrations the community has when it comes to being spawn trapped in Ground War.

For updates and more on Call of Duty, like the next release entitled Vanguard, stay tuned via Charlie INTEL and check out just how many people are still playing the 2019 entry in the popular first-person shooter franchise.

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