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M4 and MP5 nerfed in Modern Warfare Jan 28 update – patch notes

Published: 28/Jan/2020 18:45 Updated: 28/Jan/2020 19:37

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward have released a new update for Modern Warfare that includes weapon balancing changes, Deathmatch Domination Gunfight Custom, the return of Shipment 24/7 and more.

The Call of Duty community was surprised with a new update on January 28 that stunningly nerfed two of the most powerful weapons in the game – the MP5 submachine gun and M4A1 assault rifle.


The weapon balancing didn’t stop there; the M13 assault rifle was buffed in several of its specifications, while the new Crossbow, released in the major v1.13 update, was slightly nerfed in its ability to shoot down certain aerial killstreaks.

In addition to the weapon tuning, this patch introduced a new multiplayer mode called “Deathmatch Domination,” a new variant of Gunfight called “Custom,” a Playlist Update, and general fixes for some of the issues currently plaguing the game.


A full breakdown of everything in this update can be found below, including the official patch notes.

Weapon balancing changes – MP5 and M4 nerfed

Infinity WardThe M4 assault rifle was nerfed in the January 28 Modern Warfare patch.

The MP5’s range was slightly reduced when equipped with the 10mm ammunition attachment, with its headshot multiplier also being reduced. The M4A1 received a small decrease to both its range and damage, the latter in order to reduce its headshot effectiveness.

The Crossbow was the third weapon to be nerfed with this update, as it now takes five Thermite Bolts to shoot down an enemy VTOL and six to take down a Chopper Gunner and Support Helo. Prior to this patch, players were able to shoot down a Support Helo with just three Bolts.


One weapon that was buffed – the M13 assault rifle. Its range was increased, horizontal recoil slightly decreased, and headshot effectiveness boosted with a slight damage increase.

What else is new – Deathmatch Domination, Gunfight Custom & Playlist Update

Infinity WardThe brand new Deathmatch Domination is now available in Modern Warfare.

Aside from the weapon balancing changes, this patch also introduced a brand new multiplayer mode called Deathmatch Domination.

As its name suggests, the mode combines TDM and Domination and rewards players both for getting kills and capturing the objective, with both being necessary to clinch victory.


Infinity Ward also added Gunfight Custom, the latest variant of the fan-favorite 2v2 mode. In this version, players are able to create their own loadouts before entering a match for the first time, instead of using random, pre-determined classes or picking weapons and equipment off the ground, which was the case in the O.S.P variant.

Speaking of Gunfight, Winter Docks, the holiday-themed version of the Docks map, was removed from the rotation. There was also a Playlist Update pushed through, returning Shipment 24/7 in the place of Shoot the Ship and adding Capture the Flag into the Quick Play Filter.


Modern Warfare January 28 patch notes

Infinity Ward

Playlist Update

  • Added Deathmatch Domination!
  • Added Gunfight Custom!
  • Shipment 24/7 is back! (Replaces Shoot the Ship)
  • Removed Winter Docks
  • Moved Capture the Flag into the Quick Play Filter


  • Weapons:
    • MP5: Reduced headshot multiplier, Small reduction to 10mm range
    • M4: Small damage decrease to reduce headshot effectiveness, Small range decrease
    • M13: Range increase, Small reduction to horizontal recoil, Small damage increase to boost headshot effectiveness
    • Crossbow: Players are able to shoot down an enemy Support Helo with only 3 Thermite Bolts. This has been adjusted; 5 to take down a VTOL and 6 to take down a Support Helo and Chopper Gunner
  • Fix for an exploit in Ground War via ATV
  • Fix for missing character model on the LA OpTic CDL skin
  • Shipment: Spawn tuning to reduce the frequency of instant deaths and spawn traps. Adjustments to spawn positions around the edge of the map for all modes. New spawn logic for Domination.
  • When using keyboard and mouse, a controller button prompt will appear to access the Social Menu while matchmaking. On PC with a PS4 controller, the button prompt will appear as an Xbox prompt. This has been fixed.
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Weird Warzone glitch forces players into hearing never-ending rock music

Published: 13/Oct/2020 12:35

by James Busby


Warzone players have been rocking out to the game’s new vehicle music as they drive through the frozen fields of Verdansk. However, for some, these catchy tunes never end.

There’s no denying that Warzone Season 6 has had its fair share of problems. Aside from the train station teething problems and return of the ‘demon gun’ texture glitch, there have been some new additions to the seemingly ever-growing bugfix list.


So far, Activision has had to fix an overpowered bug that allowed the AS VAL to shoot through unlimited walls, a game-breaking unlimited Stim glitch, and now Modern Warfare fans are reporting a rock and roll related problem. 

While Warzone’s new music tracks certainly liven up your drive time commutes across Verdansk, they can also pose a risk to your game-winning plays. This is particularly true when the music in question doesn’t actually stop. The continuous blare of heavy rock certainly gets us pumped in games like DOOM, but it really doesn’t help in FPS titles like Warzone where you need to hear enemy footsteps. 


What is the Warzone music glitch? 

The addition of playable vehicle music certainly isn’t a new feature in Warzone – in fact, players have been able to equip certain CoD related tracks since Season 5. However, music fans can now listen to their favorite tracks from the likes of DMX, Skrillex, Jack Harlow, and iconic themes from across the Call of Duty series. 

Unfortunately, these tunes have caused a rather interesting and mildly infuriating glitch. The bug seems to happen when you or any of your squadmates have any of the game’s War Tracks equipped and enter a vehicle. While this bug may not be that bad when listening to the game’s quieter tracks, things can get incredibly frustrating when the heavy metal Juggernaut theme plays on a loop.

You may be tempted to blow up your vehicle or drive it off the nearest cliff edge, but even this won’t stop the never-ending audio. Some players have reported that they still hear vehicle music, even when they have the audio option turned off in the game’s settings. “The rock music won’t stop, even after getting out of the vehicle. To top it off, my teammate and I had already turned the audio off before the game,” says one frustrated player


“After it just wouldn’t stop and we couldn’t hear A THING, we even destroyed the vehicle in hopes it would quiet down. Ultimately, we just disconnected when we couldn’t take it anymore.” Some Warzone players have even reported that they managed to get to the final ring with the same heavy rock track blaring down their earphones. 

How to fix the Warzone vehicle music glitch

Modern Warfare Juggernaut
Activision / Infinity Ward
It seems the Juggernaut War Track is the most common offender.

Fortunately, some crafty players have discovered that you can fix this pesky audio issue by selecting the Black Ops music pack from the War Tracks menu. Meanwhile, if you encounter the problem mid-game, simply enter another vehicle in the hopes that it fixes the never-ending audio loop. 

There have even been reports that constantly getting in and out of the offending vehicle will eventually fix the issue. Of course, your experience may vary and some of these fixes may not work. Warzone Season 6 certainly seems to be off to a rocky start and it looks like we’ll just have to wait until Activision officially fixes this audio issue in a future patch. 


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