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Modern Warfare Jan 7 patch notes: Shipment 24/7, new Gunfight mode, more

Published: 7/Jan/2020 19:32 Updated: 7/Jan/2020 20:06

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty developer Infinity Ward has released the first update for Modern Warfare in 2020, adding a new Shipment 24/7 playlist, Gun Game, and a new variant of Gunfight.

Season 1 continues to roll on in Modern Warfare living up to its title as the biggest post-launch content drop in Call of Duty history.

As part of that initiative, on January 7, Infinity Ward released a small update changing up the playlists and modes available in multiplayer.

The update added Shipment 24/7 as the featured playlist, a new version of Gunfight that is 1v1 mode, and Gun Game, replacing the new Grind mode that was introduced the week prior.

A full breakdown of this update is available below, including the official patch notes as provided by Infinity Ward.

Infinity WardThe January 7 update in Modern Warfare changed up some of the playlists and modes available in multiplayer.

Playlist Update – January 7

Shipment 24/7

Shipment is now available in Modern Warfare as a standalone 24/7 playlists for the first time since the map was added earlier in Season 1.

It’s the third time that the iconic CoD4 map has featured in a 24/7 playlist – it was first packed with Vacant when the two maps were first released, then it was combined with Shoot House in Shoot the Ship.

Unfortunately for a lot of players, the addition of this new playlist means that the fan-favorite Shoot House 24/7 is no longer available, which could spark frustration from the player-base.

Every time Shoot House 24/7 has been removed in favor of something else, Infinity Ward end up bringing it back because of widespread player complaints.

Infinity WardFans of Shipment can now enjoy the map non-stop.

1v1 Gunfight

Gunfight remains one of the more popular multiplayer modes in Modern Warfare and now Infinity Ward have added a new 1v1 variant for players to enjoy

This means that solo players will now be able to queue into matches by themselves and not have to be paired up with random teammates, which can make matches difficult to win.

That said, players will be happy to know that the 2v2 version of Gunfight is still available for those who prefer the classic variant of the mode.

IW had hinted in the past that they were looking into different versions of Gunfight, specifically mentioning the 1v1 and 3v3 variants, so this could mean that the latter may also be added sooner rather than later.

Infinity WardThe new 1v1 Gunfight mode gives solo players a way to play the mode without having to pair with random teammates.

Modern Warfare Jan 7 update patch notes

Today’s playlist update is now live in Modern Warfare!

  • 1v1 Gunfight (2v2 Gunfight is still available)
  • 5v5 Shipment 24/7 (Replaces Shoot House 24/7)
  • Gun Game (Replaces Grind)

NICKMERCS claims Warzone is “not looking good” compared to Fortnite

Published: 27/Nov/2020 1:24

by Theo Salaun


From Fortnite to Call of Duty: Warzone and back, NICKMERCS is as experienced in both battle royales as anyone. After jumping back into Epic Games’ iteration, he claims the third-person shooter has a serious edge over Warzone right now.

In a long overdue Fortnite return stream with SypherPK, another battle royale maestro, FaZe Clan and MFAM’s Nick ‘NICKMERCS’ Kolcheff got back into the groove and decided it was time to compare his favorite BR titles. Of course, with so many followers, the MFAM audience deserves an explanation for the change in content.

While the popular streamer built his following in Epic Games’ unique title, his Twitch following grew to a whopping 4.6 million followers with thanks to months spent popping off on Verdansk. Having hosted, participated, and won Warzone tournaments in that span, he’s flown into the world’s top 15 most-followed Twitch streamers.

But, with Call of Duty’s sights set on the Black Ops Cold War release, Warzone has lost some lustre and NICKMERCS has returned to the consistently-updated Fortnite. Fittingly, he proceeded to explain that those updates give Fortnite an edge over Warzone.

It took Nick some time to get used to Fortnite’s mechanics, as he and SypherPK delved into the differences between the two games’ aim assists and how exponential and linears differ between the two. Ultimately, despite the discomfort upon switching over, the BR aficionado found himself loving it.

To explain his intentions in trying Fortnite again, NICKMERCS minced no words: “Listen, the current state over on the Call of Duty side of things is not looking good. There was supposed to be a big update coming in December, we haven’t heard anything about that. Really not good.”

And then, to contrast why Fortnite feels like the superior BR right now, he couldn’t help but give props to Epic Games’ consistent content delivery: “On the other hand, for Fortnite, there’s big-time updates and map changes right around the corner before Christmas.”

Fortnite Item Shop
Epic Games
Fortnite’s shop gets consistent action, while Warzone’s is very quiet right now.

Fortnite and Apex Legends follow a similar format as titles, where the game is free and updated seasonally. Warzone was Call of Duty’s successful effort to do the same, but things became complicated by BOCW’s release.

Now, Warzone’s seasonal content schedule has been disrupted by Activision’s focus on selling BOCW. The company is trying to get the best of both worlds: a free battle royale’s player base with the money of an annual title like FIFA, Madden, and NBA 2K franchises.

By putting their money into BOCW tournaments and content, CoD seems to have pushed NICKMERCS to return to a game that, distraction-free, is regularly putting out content.