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Modern Warfare Nov 19 update patch notes: 725 nerfs, exploit fixes, more

Published: 19/Nov/2019 18:31 Updated: 19/Nov/2019 19:43

by Albert Petrosyan


Call of Duty developers Infinity Ward have pushed out another update for Modern Warfare, and we’ve got everything there is to know, including the official patch notes.

This November 19 update in Modern Warfare covers several aspects of the game, including adjustments to the 725 shotgun, AUG SMG, and Model 680, as well as fixes for some significant exploits and issues affecting challenges.

Contrary to what was initially believed, this was not the full v1.09 patch but rather an in-game hotfix that went live without needing a download.

The v1.09 update is still expected to be released later this week and will feature its own set of changes and fixes, such as the kill-feed being less cluttered and the Search & Destroy spectator glitch getting fixed.

Below, you can find a full breakdown of everything included in the v1.09 update, including the full patch notes as provided by Infinity Ward on Reddit.

Weapon tuning – 725 nerfed, AUG buffed, and more

While this update isn’t the most extensive when it comes to overall changes, it certainly is still impactful, considering that it includes adjustments to several prominent weapons.

The highly controversial 725 shotgun has been nerfed yet again. The developers have reduced the gun’s damage range for both the base and attachments version of the weapon. Additionally, the shotgun’s hip spread has increased slightly, while the effective damage when hip firing has reduced overall.

The 725 was not the only shotgun nerfed in this update, as the Model 680 also had a small reduction made to its damage range when equipped with all range-extending attachments.

The only weapon buffed in this hotfix was the AUG SMG, which had an increase to both close and mid-range damage, while its chest multiplier saw a reduction.

Infinity WardThe AUG SMG received a couple of buffs in the November 19 Modern Warfare update.

Full patch notes for November 19 Modern Warfare update


  • Special Operations: Fix for an issue where a player would see no objective after retrying a mission after spectating (Operation Paladin)

  • CDL: Fix for rulesets in Search and Destroy where Field Upgrades were disabled

  • Fix for an exploit where players could duplicate their killstreaks (“Fix for various exploits”)

  • Fix for the “Blue V” Optic challenge not displaying the proper text description

  • Fix misspelling of “trophy”

Ground War:

  • Fixed a bug that could cause the filter on the respawn selection screen to stay on screen when spawning back in

  • Fix for an issue where the Select Loadout screen would keep reappearing after already selecting a loadout and attempting to spawn back in


The following challenges have been fixed:

  • “Infiltrator”

  • “Warrior’s Code”

  • “Aggression”

  • “Dominator”

  • “Munitions”

  • Officer progression “Launch Destroys”

  • Officer progression “Heartbreaker”

  • Officer progression ”Precision Airstrike”

  • Officer progression: “Karma”

  • Officer progression “Close and Personal”


  • AUG

    • Increasing close range damage

    • Increasing mid damage range and reduced chest multiplier

  • 725

    • Small reduction to base weapon damage range

    • Significantly reduced the damage range added by attachments

    • Small hips spread increase

    • Reduced effective damage at the hip

  • Model 680: Slight reduction of damage range with all range-extending attachments

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Dr Disrespect calls out Activision & Warzone tourney admins for hacker drama

Published: 23/Jan/2021 0:41

by Theo Salaun


Following scandal over a disqualified cheater in a Warzone tournament, Dr Disrespect is calling out Activision’s lack of an anti-cheat and Twitch Rivals’ lack of a formal process for investigating hacks.

In hours of drama that rocked the competitive Call of Duty: Warzone community, a smaller streamer, ‘Metzy_B,’ was accused of cheating during the $250K Twitch Rivals Doritos Bowl tournament. Prior to the final match of the event, his team was disqualified by tournament admins and stripped of any chance at tournament earnings.

Twitch Rivals have remained relatively quiet on the issue, practically ignoring it during the broadcast and offering up a minimally worded explanation over Twitter. In their explanation, the admins simply explained that Metzy “was ruled to be cheating” and subsequently “removed from the event.”

With that lack of transparency, rumors and accusations flew. Former Call of Duty League pro, one of the highest Warzone earners currently, Thomas ‘Tommey’ Trewren spent hours interrogating the accused and having a friend take control of Metzy’s PC to dive through his logs for any proof of hacks. This all leads to Dr Disrespect asserting that, with or without an Activision anti-cheat, tournament organizers need to do better.

As shared by ‘WickedGoodGames,’ the Two-Time has a clear perspective on this issue. If the developers can’t institute an effective anti-cheat, then every single tournament must “define a process in finding out if he is [cheating] or not … obviously outside of the whole Call of Duty not having an anti-cheat kind of software built in.”

The drama was obviously divisive, as most participants in the tournament believed Metzy (and others) to be cheating, while others weren’t so sure. With no one knowing precisely how Twitch handled the situation, the community was left to investigate themselves.

As Dr Disrespect has heard, the “purple snakes” disqualified Metzy based on “a couple suspicious clips” and without asking to check his computer. This is echoed by the accused himself, who has since commended Tommey for trying to figure out what the admins had failed to.

That account goes directly against others, as fellow competitor BobbyPoff reacted by alleging that Metzy was, in fact, originally reluctant to display his task manager logs.

While the truth may be impossible to find at this point, as Twitch Rivals have given no explanation of their process and any number of files could have been deleted by the time Tommey got access, Dr Disrespect’s point is proven by the drama.

If Activision can’t deliver a functioning anti-cheat and tournament organizers don’t have a strict, transparent policy for hackers — then community infighting over a “grey area” is unavoidable.