Infinity Ward have released patch notes for the latest update in Modern Warfare, patch 1.06, making a number of much requested changes to the game, but still missing many that players have been asking for.
Released early on November 2, the big changes in this relatively small update was the addition of Kill Confirmed and the Night Vision (NVG) playlist.
Other changes included fixes for various crashes on PC and consoles and the removal of battle chatter - but only from one-life modes like Search and Destroy.
Modern Warfare 1.06 patch notes
Bug fixes and performance improvements
- More fixes to prevent crashes and improve stability across all platforms
- Battlechatter has been removed from tactical, one-life modes
- APCs and Tanks in Ground War no longer award points towards a nuke
- Fix for charms affecting weapon performance when firing from the hip
- Claymores: Stun grenades can now force claymores into a disabled state for 3 seconds
- Footsteps: Adjustments to tame the 3rd person footsteps. They will now filter out based on occlusion more.
- Fix to an issue where Tac Inserts could cause players to spawn out of bounds
- Fix for the gold camo not unlocking on the .357
- NVG Realism (TDM only)
- Ground War
- Kill Confirmed
You can see the patch notes shared by Infinity Ward on Reddit, alongside all previous patch notes.
Players will definitely be glad to see changes to footstep audio, although it will take some testing to determine if it's now at a level players are happier with.
Limiting the removal of battle chatter (the character's in-game callout of positions) to one-life modes only is an interesting decision, as it means enemy players can still hear these callouts in respawn modes - potentially done on trial basis, to assess the impact in-game.
Given the relatively small size of this update, we can still expect a few more over the coming months to address further issues and bugs with the game.
Some of the other issues which haven't been addressed here (or at least are not mentioned in the patch notes) include spawns, which have been another major complaint, including from pro players.
There is also no weapon balancing changes in this update, which some may find surprising given complaints about the overused M4A1, and the .725 shotgun (which has ridiculous range).
More updates are expected from Infinity Ward soon, so stay tuned.