A new Call of Duty Modern Warfare update is out today, June 13, and is mostly focused on rebalancing the Warzone and MW multiplayer experience. No new content has been announced as part of the new patch, which makes sense when you consider that Call of Duty Season 4 has just started. But while it’s a much smaller Modern Warfare update than the last one, it does make some crucial tweaks to the game. And some of these are tied directly to the changes made during the launch of COD Season 4.
As confirmed in the patch notes shared today by developers Infinity Ward, this new update is looking to fix bugs and gameplay issues.
This includes ironing out problems with existing maps and issues connected with the launch of the new Battle Pass.
But the main change that has caught fan attention is the one made to the new in-game events.
This new feature was added to the game as part of Season 4 and includes several different scenarios that can happen mid-game.
This can include special Helicopters appearing that can rain down loot after being destroyed, as well as limited-time fire sales on Pay Stations.
But the one that can cause the most disruption is Jailbreak, which releases the remaining spectating players who have already been eliminated from the Gulag.
They are dropped back into the game without anyone needing to spend their precious cash.
Fans have pointed out the cons of all three, the worst being the Helicopters flying around the map creating so much noise.
Vehicle sound can be deafening and really annoying when these flying loot boxes end up circling your location.
But it appears these random events have been happening a lot more than expected, and Infinity Ward has decided to dial them back.
This means there should be fewer Jailbreaks and Fire Sales happening this week in Call of Duty Warzone.
You can find the official patch notes listed below for the latest Call of Duty Modern Warfare update.
- Fix to help prevent spawning out of the map on Scrapyard
- Fix for some players who were unable to use content unlocked via Battle Pass
- Fix for the frequency of In-Match events occurring in Warzone
NEW IN-GAME MATCH EVENTS FROM INFINITY WARD
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 may be 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.
A ‘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.
A ‘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.