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This Week in Modern Warfare and Warzone: New Playlists

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Activision Blog has posted the latest This Week in Call of Duty post highlighting what players can expect in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone for the week of August 10.

This week sees the return of the Shoot the Ship playlist, alongside Bare-Bones.

There will be Mini-Royale in Warzone as well.

This week will also see new store bundles for fans to pick up who want to customize their operators and weapons.

Here’s the breakdown:

Experience Modern Warfare Multiplayer free for all, as the Free Access Multiplayer Extended Weekend continues until August 12 at 10AM PT, get back to the basics in the Barebones moshpit, fight with your trio in 3v3 Gunfight blueprints, and get close quarters combat in the popular 24/7 Shoot the Ship playlist. 

Haven’t had a chance to experience MW Multiplayer yet? The first weekend of Season Five keeps on giving as Free Access Multiplayer continues. Battle on the latest maps and some community favorites across a mix of modes in the free access Multiplayer playlist. On August 11, the playlist will update to Shoot the Ship – a double dose of close quarters on Shoot House and Shipment.  Check out our blog for tips from transitioning your Warzone game to Multiplayer. 

Bare Bones strips away any of the add-ons and leaves you with signature Call of Duty combat in its purest form. No Killstreaks, no Field Upgrades, and no perks – just an Operator and their weapon. Choose your armaments wisely in this game mode mosh pit and rely on strategy, tactics, and gunplay to best your opponent. 

Want to try out some blueprints before you add them to your Multiplayer or Warzone Loadouts? Grab your mates and play 3v3 Gunfight Blueprints to test out the tactics you can utilize with these weapons. Take advantage of the smaller playspace and be careful when you go for the Overtime Flag. 

Get a fearsome gold look in the ‘Executive Armorer’ bundle for Mace. Don the suit of gold and jump into action with two Legendary blueprints: Mother Lode and Royal Coffer (shown above) with gold tracer fire. Also, included in the bundle the Golden Hew melee hatchet, charm, sticker, and a voice quip. 

Go wild with the ‘Poison Dart’ weapon blueprint bundle featuring the Galapagos and the Anole. Both weapons focus on dart-like control and accuracy, so you can hit the bullseye of your target. The bundle also includes a calling card and animated emblem.   

Mini-Royale – fast, chaotic and tight knit combat is available this week in Warzone. Communication and weapon versatility are key to this frenetic mode that captures the spirit of the final minutes of a Battle Royale match. Also, players can battle in BR Solos Stimulus (auto-redeployment if players carry a certain amount of Cash at elimination), Duos, Trios, Quads, and Plunder Quads. 

In Multiplayer, Hardcore enthusiast can get a double dose of deathmatch gameplay in the Hardcore TDM and Kill Confirmed playlist or revel in the fan-favorites and fast-paced nature of 24/7 Shoot the Ship.

#LiveFromWarzone

Last week, the Toronto Ultra tournament kicked off Season Five with a bang, and the action continues this week streaming #LiveFromWarzone.

Start the week off right with Twitch Rivals. The qualifiers start today then you’ll be able to watch streamers and pros every day this week until the Twitch Rivals North American Finals on August 12 and the Twitch Rivals EU Finals on August 13.

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Modern Warfare devs make secret TTK change with major health boost

Modern Warfare players believe Infinity Ward have made a major TTK adjustment, adding health to players in Ground War.

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Modern Warfare players have discovered that Infinity Ward have made a secret change to the game’s Ground War mode, giving players a major health boost.

Modern Warfare dropped all the way back in 2019, yet remains popular with fans even three years later. With the next Call of Duty title set to be Modern Warfare 2, it’s no surprise that people are jumping back onto Infinity Ward’s last offering.

Even though the developers are hard at work finishing up MW2, it seems that Infinity Ward isn’t finished with Modern Warfare just yet, and still drops updates on the game fairly regularly.

The game’s last update dropped alongside Warzone Season 3 Reloaded, but didn’t include extensive patch notes for players to read. After playing the game though, YouTuber and CoD expert JGOD has discovered a secret change that changes Ground War massively.

Modern Warfare player aiming down sight

In a tweet posted on May 29, JGOD revealed that after playing Ground War, he believed that Infinity Ward had raised the base health in the mode.

To prove this, he used the RAM-7, explaining that at 100HP, it should kill in four shots. In Ground War though, it took six bullets. This suggests that the mode’s base health has been increased to 150HP.

JGOD wasn’t the only player who noticed this change, with many replying that they had felt something was different too. “I knew they did something with the recent update,” tweeted one, while TrapGodTO admitted he felt the “time-to-kill had went up” too.

A higher TTK means it is harder to kill opponents, as you need to hit more shots accurately to wipe them out. The reason for this change remains unknown, but that hasn’t stopped players from speculating.

Some believe this change is directly linked to Warzone, where Raven buffed HP in Rebirth Island with the Reloaded patch. Others think Infinity Ward are testing different base healths for Modern Warfare 2. If that is the case, it’s likely we will have to wait for a multiplayer beta for confirmation.

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Which packs are needed for Modern Warfare Multiplayer? Full list

Modern Warfare is a huge game that players need a lot of storage for. Luckily, only certain Modern Warfare packs are needed for Multiplayer.

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Knowing what data packs you need to download to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Multiplayer can be quite confusing, so we put together a detailed list of what you need and how much space it takes up.


Call of Duty’s Multiplayer has been a fan favorite mode of the franchise pretty much since it was released, and although Modern Warfare isn’t the latest installment, players are still enjoying it.

With the Call of Duty games evolving every year, it’s only natural that the data needed is larger. Therefore, some players may be wondering what data packs they need solely for the Multiplayer mode.

What packs are needed for Modern Warfare Multiplayer?

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In recent history, the developers have allowed players to pick and choose what data to download due to the huge amount of storage that the games take up.

This way, players who only play the Multiplayer can uninstall the data for the campaign and any other extra modes. This is great, as it prevents storage from being taken up modes you don’t play.

Luckily there isn’t much that players actually need to play Modern Warfare’s Multiplayer.

Here’s a list of all the Modern Warfare Multiplayer packs you need to have downloaded:

  • Base Game: 88.7 GB
  • Multiplayer pack: 6.0 GB
  • Multiplayer pack 2: 19.9 GB
  • Multiplayer and Special Ops Pack: 21.3 GB

In total, this comes to 135.9 GB big and will require a sizable amount of your console storage.

For those on Xbox One, you will need all three of the Modern Warfare Multiplayer packs mentioned above to run the Multiplayer mode.

For those on PC or PlayStation, you only need Data Pack 1 and the Multiplayer Pack 2 in order to run Modern Warfare’s Multiplayer.

So, for those who are either bored of Warzone like some popular streamers have been lately, you may want to head back over to the classic Multiplayer and give the new CX-9 SMG a try. With that being said, these are the data packs you’ll need to do so.


For more on Call of Duty, stay tuned on Charlie INTEL and check out our article on the best PC Settings for Warzone Pacific Season 3.

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Modern Warfare 2 shown to NFL prospects: Title confirmed & first impressions

As top prospects prepare for the NFL draft, they’re getting a first look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 during a private CoD event.

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NFL draft prospects are giving their first impressions of Modern Warfare 2 as they get an exclusive look at the new Call of Duty title.

Although Vanguard Season 3 has only just begun, Call of Duty players are already looking forward to the next installment in the franchise. The Modern Warfare series is beloved by many players across the globe, thus the excitement for Modern Warfare 2 is high.

There are certainly a ton of rumors beginning to swirl but thanks to a private CoD event for some of the NFL’s top draft prospects, we received an official title for the game as well as first impressions from the players lucky enough to sneak a peek.

Modern Warfare player shooting at enemy on Picadilly map

We’ve known for a while that the next Call of Duty title is set to be a sequel to 2019’s Modern Warfare. Given the sequel association, most people began calling it Modern Warfare II. While this was in the right ballpark, the event finally confirmed that the title will be Modern Warfare 2.

In addition to title confirmation of the Infinity Ward developed game, several top prospects from the upcoming NFL draft took to social media to share thoughts and opinions on their first look at Modern Warfare 2.

The list of NFL prospects who got a glimpse of Modern Warfare 2 includes Ahmad Gardner, Aidan Hutchinson, and Bo Melton. Both Melton and Hutchinson posted pictures of themselves at the Las Vegas event.

Meanwhile, Gardner offered more details concerning the footage and claimed that “it was so realistic, it’s insane.” This lines up with a statement from an Activision briefing that claimed Modern Warfare 2 would be “the most advanced experience in franchise history.”

Only time will tell if this positive perception will hold up but CoD fans have a lot to be excited about.


For more on the upcoming CoD title, check out how a leaker claims SBMM will be reworked in Modern Warfare 2 or potential major changes to Perks.

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