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Modern Warfare Feb 14 patch notes: V-Day modes, Gunfight Tournament, more

by Albert Petrosyan
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Infinity Ward have released a playlist update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare that features new Valentine's Day-themed names for various modes, the return of Gunfight Tournament, and more.

February 14 is Valentine's Day and what better way to celebrate it than a new Modern Warfare update, especially one that changes up the game to feel a bit more... romantic?

The patch has replaced most of the multiplayer modes' names with their V-Day equivalents, such as Double Date (Gunfight), Heartpoint (Hardpoint), Friends With Benefits (Ground War), and more.

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The update also brought back Gunfight Tournament – an in-game bracket competition for the popular 2v2 mode that awards cosmetic rewards to teams that do well.

As for everything else, Tavorsk District has been temporarily removed from Ground War as the devs work to fix some of the bugs on it, and there were also some general fixes implemented as well.

Modern Warfare Valentine's Day name changes and 2XP

Infinity Ward actually changed a lot of modes' names for Valentine's Day, both on the main multiplayer screen and in the Quick Play filter.

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Modern Warfare's February 14 update changed a lot of the modes' names to more Valentine's Day-themed labels.

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In addition the Double Date and Ready to Mingle (Rust 24/7) both have XP boosts active – players will receive Double XP and Double Weapon XP when enjoying those playlists.

Other name changes include Hot Singles in Your Area, Wanna Cyber, Punish Me, Looking for the One, Love Hotel, Got the Digits, and Third Wheel.

Unfortunately, as comical as these names are, they are only just that, as nothing within these modes and playlists were actually changed.

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A lot of Valentine's Day-themed names can be seen in Modern Warfare's Quick Play playlist.

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Modern Warfare Gunfight Tournament

Gunfight Tournament was first introduced in Modern Warfare back in late November but only for a limited time, as Infinity Ward removed it shortly thereafter to improve it and fix some of the issues.

It finally returned on February 14, so players can no go into the popular 2v2 mode an actually compete in a bracket-style competition. The reward structure has slightly changed: players will now receive cosmetic item rewards for doing well, not just winning the whole thing.

For example, the current version of the tourney offers different rewards for those who reach the Preliminaries, Quarterfinals, Semifinals, and become champions.

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Modern Warfare's Gunfight Tournament has been brought back.

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Modern Warfare Feb 14 update patch notes

GENERAL FIXES

  • Fix for a bug that allowed players to use attachments not yet earned
  • Exploit fixes on various maps and modes
  • Fixed a bug that leave a players CDL filter active after they’ve joined a party without CDL filters  
  • Backend fixes