The new Call of Duty update for Modern Warfare and Warzone brought with it new playlists for Multiplayer, as well as an updated Trios mode – with a twist.
The update is relatively small, but the new patch is fixing some problems that the Infinity Ward devs have been seeing make their way into matches, although the player base is going to notice the new playlist update that tucked away normal Trios for a variant of the mode.
With the launch of the latest playlist changes, the new Scopes and Scatter Guns mode will replace the regular Trios mode. In Multiplayer, Deathmatch Domination is stepping down to make way for Drop Zone, in both core and Hardcore.
April 14 Playlist Update
With the launch of the latest playlist changes, the new Scopes and Scatter Guns mode will replace the regular Trios mode. The decision comes at the heels of player frustration over popular modes being ousted at the turn of the Season 3 update.
Now, Trios will be getting a change that will load it with shotguns and snipers only in the specialized mode. This could be a divisive playlist change, seeing how popular the regular Trios mode was for groups of friends to team up and drop into Warzone.
While they still have that option, they’ll now have to queue up in the new playlist that limits them to only two weapon types.
A playlist update and a small patch just went live in #ModernWarfare and #Warzone! Click the link to see patch notes and what went live in today's update! https://t.co/lL8CDctQcl pic.twitter.com/dqtyKpPMhe
— Infinity Ward (@InfinityWard) April 14, 2020
In Multiplayer, Deathmatch Domination is stepping down to make way for Drop Zone, in both core and Hardcore.
This objective-centric mode will task players with holding the drop zone in order to collect points and earn Killstreaks, as opposed to the traditional ways of getting them.
Before going into the mode, players should remember that the ONLY way to earn points is by getting players in the zone – the more people in the zone, the more points the team gets.
Call of Duty bug fixes
The new update is fixing a game-breaking issue on PC that prevented players from using Field Upgrades.
In Warzone, when people would access the Buy Stations while replenishing Armor Plates, a strange glitch disabled Field Upgrades. As such, those players found themselves at an immense disadvantage for the rest of the match.
Meanwhile, a general fix comes in the form of new Dead Silence and Stopping Power icons added to the killcam.
Previously, players who were eliminated by opponent’s with the Field Upgrades would be confused as to how they died to a silent assassin or to an empowered rifle. Now, the small change should clear up confusion from now on.
There’s a few more things to unpack as it pertains to playlists and bug fixes, so make sure to check the full patch notes below, courtesy of Infinity Ward.
- Modern Warfare:
- Adding Drop Zone in both core and Hardcore (Removes Deathmatch Domination)
- Adding ‘Stir Crazy’ Playlist – 10v10 playlist with Cranked, Kill Confirmed, Domination, and Hardpoint
- Adding Hardcore ‘Stir Crazy’ Playlist – 10v10 playlist with Kill Confirmed, Cranked, Domination, and Team Deathmatch
- Removing NVG Realism Mosh Pit
- Adding “Scopes and Scatter Guns” BR Trios playlist – Snipers and Shotguns only (Replaces regular BR Trios)
- Fixed an issue on PC where players would lose the ability to use Field Upgrades purchased when replacing Armor Plates while in the Buy Station menu
- Upon picking up a dropped SKS, the initial raise audio would be heard globally. This has been fixed.
- Fix for Azur’s “Brother’s Keeper” skin displaying the incorrect headgear while in the multiplayer squad walk
- Added icons to the killcam to show if you were killed by someone using Dead Silence or Stopping Power
- Fix for the stats graph for the Renetti appearing incorrectly