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Modern Warfare Feb 4 update patch notes: Gunfight Grind, Shoot House, more

Published: 4/Feb/2020 18:22 Updated: 4/Feb/2020 19:08

by Albert Petrosyan

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Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward released an update for Modern Warfare that adds the ‘Face Off Grind’ variant of Gunfight, brought back the fan-favorite Shoot House 24/7 playlist and more.

With Season 1 on its last legs in Modern Warfare, developers Infinity Ward have injected the final bits of new content into the game before turning their full attention to Season 2.

While this February 4 update is a relatively minor one compared to the patches released in recent weeks, it still introduced Face Off Grind, a new version of the popular 2v2 Gunfight mode.

The patch also returned both the Shoot House 24/7 and Shipment 24/7 playlists to multiplayer and added some new modes to both Hardcore and 10v10 Mosh Pit.

A full breakdown of everything in this update can be found below, including the official patch notes as provided by Infinity Ward.

Face Off Grind – new Gunfight variant

Infinity WardGrind previously featured in Modern Warfare as its own multiplayer mode.

With how popular Gunfight is in Modern Warfare, it’s no surprise that Infinity Ward keep churning out new versions of it for players to enjoy.

This newest variant, called Face Off Grind, combines the 2v2 playlist with the classic multiplayer mode called Grind, which itself is a mix of both Kill Confirmed and Hardpoint.

“Gunfight Grind introduces new strategies to the single life Gunfight mode and the classic Multiplayer mode Grind,” reads the official description. “This mash-up of play styles gives an intense fast-paced feel to the close-quarters design of the Gunfight arena.”

What else is new?

Infinity WardThe fan-favorite Shoot House 24/7 playlist is back!

The rest of this update focused on shuffling around some of the available playlists in multiplayer. With Shoot House 24/7 and Shipment 24/7 both being back, players can pick and choose between the two playlists for the first time, since they’ve never been featured at the same time before.

Those who enjoy Hardcore can now play Shoot the Ship, a playlist combining both Shoot House and Shipment, as well as Team Deathmatch, Domination, Kill Confirmed and Headquarters all added to the Hardcore 10v10 Mosh Pit.

As for the regular 10v10 Mosh Pit, both Kill Confirmed and Headquarters are now available.

Modern Warfare Feb 5 update patch notes

The full patch notes for this update can be found below, as provided by Infinity Ward.

Playlist Update! Now live in Modern Warfare…

  • Face Off Grind – Gunfight Grind introduces new strategies to the single life Gunfight mode and the classic Multiplayer mode Grind. This mash-up of play styles gives an intense fast-paced feel to the close-quarters design of the Gunfight arena.
  • Shipment 24/7
  • Shoot House 24/7
  • Shoot the Ship for Hardcore
  • Hardcore 10v10 Mosh Pit – TDM, Dom, KC, HQ ·
  • Added 10v10 Mosh Pit – Kill Confirmed and Headquarters
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CoD Mobile devs explain why Overkill perk hasn’t been added yet

Published: 30/Oct/2020 13:26

by Connor Bennett

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The Call of Duty Mobile devs have shed a little bit more light on why the Overkill perk hasn’t been added just yet despite being teased for a few seasons now.

With each new Call of Duty Mobile season, fans of the game are treated to a whole batch of new content, typically including a new weapon, new map, new skins, and a new character. 

Back in CoD Mobile Season 8, the Overkill perk was supposed to be added alongside Quick Fix and Shrapnel. Though the other two made it in, Overkill was left locked until being removed not too long ago. 

The removal of the perk, which has been a staple in other CoD titles, has had fans questioning whether the devs are getting rid of it entirely, and now, they’ve shed a little more light on what’s happened. 

Overkill perk in the CoD mobile create a class screen
Screenshot via CoD Mobile
Overkill was listed a perk for CoD Mobile but was never available.

Following their October 29 Community Update, where they revealed some additional content for Halloween, as well as going over bug fixes for the current season, the devs were quizzed on plenty of different topics – including Overkill. 

Players asked if it was still in the works and if they had any further info to add, given that players have been waiting quite a while to see it. “No, not yet. Still the same situation as before where we aren’t quite comfortable enough with weapon balance after the introduction of Gunsmith,”  the devs replied. 

Adding on to that, they continued: “We need weapon balance to be damn near perfect before we drop Overkill into the mix since that can have a huge effect on weapon balance as well.”

Given that the power of balancing is in the hands of the devs, there’s no telling as to when the mobile game will be balanced enough for Overkill to be introduced. 

Fans who have been waiting for the perk will be hoping that this day comes sooner rather than later, but, we’ll just have to wait and see.