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Season 4 live now in Modern Warfare and Warzone with Patch Update 1.22

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Season 4 arrives in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone with the latest patch update for the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

The new patch update is now live on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The patch update is:

  • PS4: 32.5GB
  • Xbox One: 44.3GB (*Issue with update caused some players to see 33GB or 84GB update. Activision Support is investigating.)
  • PC (Premium Players): 45GB
  • PC (Free to Play Players): 39.6GB

Infinity Ward has confirmed on that after installing the update on PS4 and Xbox One, the overall file will only take up an additional 4GB of space. More info on how to reduce the game size is here.

Season 4 brings a brand new Battle Pass with Price Operator, brand new MP map, new weapons, vehicle skins, new Warzone content, and more.

PATCH NOTES – June 10 Update:

Weapon Mastery Challenges!

Once you’ve unlocked Gold for a weapon, Mastery Challenges become available. There’s 8 Challenges per weapon, each granting their own rewards, with 4 Playercards and 4 Emblems up for grabs. You’ll need to make your way through 2 Kill Challenges, 2 Headshot Challenges, and 4 additional Challenges that must be done in order (Gold, Platinum, Damascus, Obsidian). Completing all challenges for 51 weapons unlocks a badass special Sticker and Playercard!

Warzone In-Match Events!

Events can occur during Warzone Battle Royale matches and have an impact on the strategy and approach to gameplay. Events can happen in any given match without advance notice. When they happen events will always occur mid-game. E.g. after the first drop kit and before the Gulag closes. Only one event type will occur in a given match, so familiarize yourself with three new event types, available at the start of Season Four – ‘Jailbreak’, ‘Fire Sale’, and ‘Supply Chopper’.

When a ‘Jailbreak’ occurs, all players that have been eliminated will be released back into the match. Whether you were waiting for your 1v1 in the Gulag, or had been relegated to a spectator, now you’ll have another chance. You will get a one-minute notice before a Jailbreak event happens to find additional armor or secure a weapon for your returning teammates. Jailbreak events can occur any time during the middle game of a Battle Royale match, so it maybe worth it to spectate, just in case. Be mindful that when a Jailbreak occurs, it’s not just your teammates that are coming back, but tons of additional enemies.

‘Fire Sale’ is an in-game event that temporarily discounts most of the items at a Buy Station up to 80% or even gives items out completely free. A Fire Sale is the perfect time to pick up a UAV, Armor Box for your squad, or even a lethal Killstreak. During a Fire Sale buying back a fallen teammate is completely free. If your short on in-match Cash, a Fire Sale might be the best chance to redeploy a squadmate. Note that even during a Fire Sale, Loadout Drops are not discounted. Fire Sales only last sixty seconds, so expect Buy Stations to be crowded and prepare for a fight.

‘Supply Choppers’ event brings a non-lethal, but heavily armored helicopter to Verdansk. The helicopter will have a lot of health, and it will require a few rounds of bullets and maybe a rocket or two to bring it down. The helicopter will not shoot at you, but make sure that while you’re distracted enemy teams don’t take advantage. Once you destroy the Supply Chopper, it will drop high quality loot for players to pick up. This loot includes three UAVS, two armor boxes and munitions boxes, a gas mask, a grenade launcher, and tons of Cash at a minimum. Supply Choppers leave after a certain period of time, so if you want to take one out start firing right away. Remember, that after taking down a Supply Chopper, you have to collect the loot. Watch out for enemy teams who might try to take you out during the collection or steal your hard-earned rewards.

Contraband Contract System!

Contraband is a new, rare contract with a permanent Blueprint Reward. Contraband contracts have a chance to spawn after a previous contract is completed. If you see the Contraband briefcase, hurry up and collect it. Once you have it, take it to the designated Helicopter Extraction location to call in the helicopter. The player carrying the briefcase must deposit it into the helicopter drop-bag to complete the mission. If you kill a player carrying this briefcase you can steal it complete the contract for your team. Be on the lookout for them on your Tac Map!

PLAYLIST UPDATE

Modern Warfare

  • Barakett Promenade has been added to Ground War!
  • Trench Mosh Pit (2v2)!
  • Scrapyard 24/7! 
  • Blueprint Gunfight!

Warzone

  • Quads
  • Trios
  • Duos
  • Solos
  • Blood Money
  • Warzone Rumble!

Warzone Rumble is a brand-new mode in Warzone. Two teams of 50 players parachute and battle it out in various areas around Verdansk. This mode is high action with custom loadouts, vehicles, and quick respawns.  

Modified Special Operations:

  • Just Reward – Veteran
  • Just Reward – Regular

DOWNLOAD SIZE

The Season 4 download is going to be large. In order to reduce the overall disc space that MW and WZ take up, we’re compressing a bunch of assets. Once installed, the S4 launch will only take up an additional 4GB on consoles for all of the new content.

We’re continuing to sweep all assets to make size reductions where we can, and also further optimize future patches for size. If helpful, one reminder for console players, you can uninstall the content packs for modes that you’re not playing if you want to free up space. 

You can learn how to do so HERE

GENERAL FIXES

  • Fix for some players not receiving their Season 3 emblem
  • Fixes to help reduce players encountering Error Code 13-71. If you still experience this after today’s update, please reach out to Activision Customer Support
  • Fix for a bug where the Ghost Perk was not hiding players from the Heartbeat Sensor when viewing the Killcam
  • Fixed an issue where some players were unable to activate a Nuke after getting the appropriate number of kills
  • Fix for a bug where the 4th Operator Mission for Talon, “Complete 2 Warzone Plunder Matches” was not tracking as intended
  • Fix for an issue where some players could find long wait times when attempting to load into Ground War matches
  • Fix for a bug where neutral Hardpoints were appearing yellow instead of grey
  • Various exploit fixes across multiple maps
  • Fix for the Officer Challenge, “Get 20 kill while crouched” not tracking properly for some players
  • Fixed a bug where the white health regen was triggering on downing other players even if Quick Fix wasn’t equipped
  • Fix for an exploit where players could sometimes call in duplicate UAVs
  • Added new weapon perks to the Specialist Bonus (the bonus earned after getting 8 kills while specialist is active): Frangible-Disabling, Frangible-Wounding, Mo’Money, Recon, Heavy Hitter, FMJ, Presence of Mind
  • Fixed a bug where players were unable to perform executions when on some elevated surfaces
  • Fixes to help prevent an issue where players were able to move before the match countdown timer completed
  • Fixes to help prevent against black graphical corruption issues some players were seeing
  • Fix for the “For the Cause” grip tape not appearing properly on the base M4
  • Improved stability fixes for PC
  • Fixes to help prevent issues with voice chat

WEAPONS

  • Lowered ammo count for reload warning on belt fed LMG
  • Fixed bug with HDR and Sleight of Hand where reloading would not give ammo to the player

WARZONE

  • Loot Update: New weapons and updated Blueprints! Be on the lookout for the Fennec, CR-56 Amax, Renetti, and more!
  • Fixed a bug where the Recon Contract could spawn inside an Ammo Supply cache, making it unusable
  • After completing the Contraband Mission and calling in the extract helicopter, players could shoot the helicopter without receiving hitmarkers and the helicopter would remain on screen indefinitely
  • Fixed a bug where players were able to drop their weapon in the Gulag
  • Fix for an exploit where players were able to duplicate Self Revive kits

SPECIAL OPERATIONS

  • Fix for a bug where a player was stuck in 3rd person gameplay
  • Daily Challenges are now displayed alongside Multiplayer and Warzone challenges
  • Fixed an issue where unlocking an Operator skin in Co-Op would not unlock the base skin for that Operator as well
  • Fixed a bug where the game would not end correctly if the last player alive used Team Revive immediately before dying

SPECIAL OPERATIONS: SURVIVAL

  • Fix for being able to duplicate the Juggernaut Suit Munition minigun
  • Fix for rare instances of waves not ending properly
  • Fixed an exploit on St. Petrograd where players could fully hide from soldiers behind a bar

SOURCE: Infinity Ward

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Modern Warfare players disappointed with Soap Operator after long wait

The new Soap Operator is officially out for Modern Warfare and Warzone, but some players aren’t satisfied with the way he looks.

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Modern Warfare and Warzone players have finally been gifted the long-awaited Soap Operator, but some believe it doesn’t quite look right.

As well as the new CX-9 SMG and Mace, players have been enjoying Warzone and Modern Warfare in 2021.

For those who like the cosmetics, you may have been waiting for the new Modern Warfare Soap operator to drop. However, players don’t seem to be satisfied with it.

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Reddit user oBeruno put a post up showing the issue with the new Modern Warfare Soap operator, stating, “Insert shampoo/detergent joke here.”

Ultimately many think that the new Modern Warfare Soap operator looks nothing like the original Soap from the original Modern Warfare series and wished he had a more similar look from the past.

The developers have either reworked the character and decided to change his appearance, or they have genuinely tried to recreate the classic Modern Warfare character and it just has not sit well with a large portion of the Call of Duty community.

When compared to the original Soap, they do genuinely look nothing alike, and you can see why people are jokingly calling this new Soap operator “shampoo/detergent.”

Players in the comments carried on the joke as well, with some saying: “That ain’t soap that’s deodorant.” Some were genuinely confused, asking: “That’s actually supposed to be soap?…”

Ultimately we think players are just dissatisfied with the detail in the character model, as the original Modern Warfare Soap has way more detail and depth, with a scar on his eye and a more recognizable face.

It’s a shame players aren’t happy with the new Modern Warfare Soap model. Hopefully, the developers can do something about it and give players more of a reason to buy the new operator.

For more on Modern Warfare and Warzone, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out how you can unlock the new CX-9 SMG and how players are calling for the White Phosphorus killstreak to be removed or buffed.

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Best CX-9 loadout for Modern Warfare & Warzone Season 4

Here are the best attachments and Perks you can run with the highly-anticipated CX-9 SMG in Warzone and Modern Warfare.

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CX-9 SMG in Modern Warfare and Warzone

The long-awaited CX-9 SMG has finally arrived in both Modern Warfare and Warzone Season 4, so here are the best loadouts and Perks to use with it in each game.

The CX-9 was leaked alongside the Sykov Pistol, with players being able to unlock the weapons in both private matches and even Warzone. Devs teased the CX-9’s arrival in both the Payload gameplay trailer and Season 4 Reloaded patch notes, and now it’s arrived.

Players feared the CX-9 would be the next overpowered weapon, but devs have brought it in line with the Season 4 meta. It’s still extremely powerful in both Warzone and Modern Warfare multiplayer and is well-worth unlocking.

Here are the best attachments and perks to run with the CX-9 SMG in both Warzone and Modern Warfare multiplayer.

Best Warzone CX-9 loadout

Best Warzone cx-09 loadout

Best Warzone CX-9 attachments

  • Barrel: CX-38S
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Stock: CX-FR
  • Underbarrel: Merc Foregrip
  • Ammunition: 50 Round Drums

The CX-9 SMG is great in those close-quarters engagements, but due to the random nature of Warzone, we’ve built it to be a little bit more versatile.

To start, the CX-38S barrel has two major benefits. It’s already got a Monolithic Suppressor attached, which frees up a slot, and it improves almost every aspect of the weapon. You’ll see the CX-9 has a more effective range, recoil control, and your shots will be hidden from the minimap.

Next, we’ve added the Tac Laser and CX-FR stock. Your CX-9 will now be much quicker, allowing you to snap onto enemies even if they take you by surprise.

The Merc Foregrip is always a solid choice for Modern Warfare SMGs, as it improves both recoil control and hip-fire accuracy. And finally, the 50 Round Drums will allow you to down and kill multiple enemies without having to reload.

Best Modern Warfare CX-9 loadout

Best Modern Warfare CX-9 loadout

Best Modern Warfare CX-9 attachments

  • Barrel: CX-38S
  • Laser: Tac Laser
  • Stock: CX-FA
  • Ammunition: 30 Round Mags
  • Perk: Sleight of Hand

This CX-9 is built almost purely for speed, but with a larger magazine and longer barrel for taking out targets at medium range.

To start, we’ve opted for the CX-38S barrel which improves almost every aspect of the CX-9. You’ll see a huge boost in damage range, bullet velocity, and even recoil control – while having your shots suppressed. The only downside is a slower ADS speed, which we’ll correct with the rest of the attachments.

Modern Warfare’s engagements usually take place in the confines of 6v6 maps, so you want a bit more speed with your weapon. To do this, we’ve opted for the Tac Laser and CX-FA stock. With these, your ADS speed, movement, and weapon stability will see a welcome improvement.

And finally, we’ve added the 30 Round Mags and Sleight of Hand Perk. The 30 Round Mag gives a solid boost to magazine size without slowing you down too much, and Sleight of Hand vastly increases your reload speed to keep you in the fight. If you want more bullets in your mag, you can always take the 50 Round Drums instead.

Best perks to run with the CX-9

Warzone Perks

Best Warzone CX-9 Perks

  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Overkill then Ghost
  • Perk 3: Amped

E.O.D will help you survive a barrage of explosives, keeping you in the fight at all times. Overkill will allow you to take the CX-9 alongside a long-range weapon such as the Krig 6, and then you can take Ghost from your next loadout to hide from UAVs and Heartbeat Sensors.

Finally, the Amped Perk allows you to quickly switch between weapons so you’re never caught defenseless.

Best Modern Warfare CX-9 Perks

  • Perk 1: E.O.D
  • Perk 2: Ghost
  • Perk 3: Battle Hardened

Again, E.O.D is vital to ensuring you don’t get taken out by a well-placed Frag Grenade or Semtex. Then, the Ghost Perk will make sure you can always remain stealthy when an enemy pops a UAV.

Last but not least, Battle Hardened significantly reduces the effect of Stuns and Flashbangs, so you’re never rendered defenseless by Tactical Grenades.

How to unlock the CX-9 in Warzone & Modern Warfare

Unlock CX-9 in Modern Warfare and Warzone

The CX-9 is a Modern Warfare weapon, so you won’t be able to unlock or use it in Black Ops Cold War. Luckily, it has an easy unlock requirement: Get 2 Longshot Kills while using an SMG in 5 different matches.

Because this is Modern Warfare, you don’t need to finish the match either. You can just get two longshot kills with an SMG, back out, and repeat until you’ve unlocked the weapon.

Best alternatives to the CX-9 in Warzone & Modern Warfare

If you’re looking for another SMG in Warzone, the MAC-10 or Modern Warfare’s MP5 are regarded as the Season 4 meta SMGs.

For Modern Warfare, the MP7 remains a solid choice, or you could opt for the PP19 Bizon thanks to its large magazine size.


If you’re looking for more great weapons, then you can check out some of this season’s best loadouts below.

C58 | Groza | M4A1 | Milano | AK-47 | SP-R 208

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How to unlock CX-9 in Warzone & Modern Warfare

Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare players can now unlock the CX-9 SMG to dominate all of their enemies, and here is how you can do it.

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After a long time of waiting, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone players can now officially unlock the CX-9 SMG to add a new weapon to their loadouts, so here is how to unlock the CX-9 in Warzone and Modern Warfare.

The CX-9 SMG has been a major topic of discussion in the Call of Duty: Warzone and Modern Warfare communities, as the weapon has been leaked, teased, and available for a brief time in the Call of Duty battle royale before being removed without any official word.

However, August 3, 2021, saw this highly-anticipated SMG finally be added to the games officially along with the Soap Operator.

With this in mind, here is how you can unlock the CX-9 in Warzone and Modern Warfare.

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How to unlock CX-9 in Warzone and Modern Warfare

Players will find that they have two different options to acquire the CX-9 in both Call of Duty games.

Your first option is to complete an in-game challenge that will grant you access to this powerful SMG once you have completed it. You can find the challenge for this SMG below:

  • Modern Warfare Multiplayer/ Warzone: Get 2 Longshot KIlls while using an SMG in 5 different matches.
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However, if you would like to get your hands on this SMG faster without completing the challenge above, there is another way to acquire this weapon.

How to get Serac CX-9 blueprint

Players can unlock the CX-9 instantly by purchasing the Soap Operator bundle in the store for either game, which will grant you access to the Serac blueprint for this SMG.

This Serac blueprint had been previously found in the files for both games, so its debut has been long-awaited by the Call of Duty community.

Serac CX-9 Modern Warfare Warzone

The Soap Operator Bundle that contains the Serac blueprint will cost you a total of 2,400 COD Points.

There is no doubt that many Call of Duty players will be excited to unlock the CX-9 in Warzone and Modern Warfare and see how powerful it can be in battle.

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