Modern Warfare v1.08 Update patch notes: Weapon nerfs, footsteps, more
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Modern Warfare v1.08 Update patch notes: Weapon nerfs, footsteps, more

Published: 12/Nov/2019 15:14 Updated: 12/Nov/2019 15:48

by Matt Porter

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Just four days after the previous update, Infinity Ward have released the patch notes for their 1.08 update for Modern Warfare, which brings another nerf to 725 Shotgun, major changes to footsteps, and some weapon balancing tweaks.

The developers of the popular first-person shooter released the 1.07 update back on November 8, bringing in two brand-new maps in the form of Shoot House and Krovnik Farmland, while also adding Hardpoint as a game mode, and making weapon balancing changes. 

Now, just four days later on November 12, Infinity Ward are releasing another patch with more weapon tweaks, plus some major bug fixes that should improve player’s quality-of-life.

The biggest changes come to weapons, with the 725 shotgun receiving another nerf to try and make it less powerful, with Infinity Ward reducing the range of the weapon in an attempt to balance it against the other shotguns in its class.

Infinity WardThe 725 Shotgun was nerfed again in the v1.08

The M4A1, which is one of the most popular guns in the game right now, has also received some changes, with the gun’s hip fire spread increased, while the amount of damage it deals to the head has been decreased.

Footsteps have also been adjusted, with players who move while aiming down sights or crouching now guaranteed to play walking footsteps instead of running, which should make it more difficult for players to hear you.

Piccadilly got some updates as well, with spawns changed for Team Deathmatch and Domination, and the B flag moved towards the buses.

Infinity WardPiccadilly’s spawns have been adjusted.

The v1.08 update is available now on PC, Xbox One and PS4, and is a 3.4GB download. You can view the patch notes in full below.

Modern Warfare v10.08 Update patch notes

GENERAL FIXES:

  • More backend fixes to prevent crashes and improve stability across all modes and all platforms

Riot Shield:

  • Fix for a bug where a player using the Riot Shield would not take explosive damage during certain situations
  • Fixed an issue where the Riot Shield would stow on the players back when using Stim. (Tactical)

Footsteps

  • Adjusted to always play walk footstep sounds when in ADS and crouch independent of speed
  • Increased the speed in which you can remain using the walk footstep sounds by slightly pressing on the movement stick

Challenges

  • General fix for the UI and Challenge state getting out of sync. We’ll continue to monitor and make additional fixes as needed in future updates
  • Fix for a challenge related error that could occur; DEV ERROR 5476
  • Fix for Mission Challenge description, “Get Kills with a Burst Weapons” being too vague.

Piccadilly:

  • Spawn tuning while playing TDM and Domination
  • Domination flag adjustments; B Flag is now near the busses instead of the center fountain

Weapons:

  • ARs: Minor hip spread adjustment
  • 725: Reduce range
  • M4: increase hip spread, decrease damage to the head
  • FAL: Reduced recoil, increased ADS speed
  • EB-14: Increase ADS speed
  • Miscellaneous ammo reserve adjustments upon spawning to be in-line with other weapons of their class

Special Operations:

  • Fix for a bug where a player using the Overkill perk with an SMG as their secondary would sometimes spawn without a primary weapon when joining a match in progress.
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How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre-Season 1 bundles

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56

by Tanner Pierce

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With the announcement that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed, Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that players will be able to get their hands on two free bundles ahead of the first content drop. Here’s everything you need to know about what it includes and how to get it.

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, was originally set to come out on December 10, the developers have now announced a slew of new details about the first post-content season, including the fact that it will now launch on December 16.

During this deep dive, Treyarch also confirmed that Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get their hands on some new free bundles for the game before the season launches, presumably in order to help tide people over until the new content drop. Here’s how you can get your hands on both bundles.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game. For the Field Research bundle, players will be able to grab an Epic exclusive skin for Park, an Epic SMG weapon blueprint, an Epic Reticle, and Epic Calling Card and a Rare Weapon Charm.

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The news of the bundles was announced when Activision confirmed that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War had been delayed.

For the Certified bundle, players will get a similar lineup, except the skin will be for Garcia, the blueprint will be for a Rare Assault Rifle, and the Weapon Charm will be Epic. No Calling Card is included with this bundle.

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the bundle and we have no idea what they will look like exactly, as Activision didn’t end up releasing any images of them. Once they become available, we’ll update this article with them.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on it. That being said, they won’t be given to everyone and you do have to do a simple task to get it. According to Activision, both bundles will be given to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and get to the main menu. Playing a match isn’t required, although the chance of players opening the game without playing it is slim, to say the least.

That being said, it’s great that Treyarch is giving it away for free. Here’s hoping it’s good enough to hold people over until the new season.