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Modern Warfare & Warzone May 5 patch notes: new modes, choppers removed

Published: 5/May/2020 18:29 Updated: 5/May/2020 19:04

by Albert Petrosyan


Infinity Ward have pushed out another update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on May 5, adding new content and implementing changes to both the multiplayer and Warzone battle royale components.

As Season 3 continues to roll on in Modern Warfare, so does the influx of new content, and developers Infinity Ward have rolled out even more in their May 5 update.

The patch has seriously switched up the available playlists and modes in both multiplayer and Warzone. For MP, Ground War, GW Reinfected, and Cranked, 3v3 Gunfight have been removed, replaced with Demolition and Boots on the Ground War.

Shoot the Ship has been changed to Shipment 24/7 and a little twist has been added to Gun Game, transforming it to Gun Game Reloaded. In this version, the regular default guns are replaced with special Blueprints, while the format and rules of the mode remain the same.

As for Warzone, Plunder Trios has been replaced with Blood Money Trios and, perhaps more importantly, the helicopters have been disabled in the regular BR modes.

Modern Warfare & Warzone May 5 update patch notes:

  • Replacing Plunder Trios with Blood Money Trios
  • Disabled helicopters in BR
  • Removing: GW Reinfected, Cranked 3v3 Gunfight, Ground War
  • Shoot the Ship becomes Shipment 24/7
  • Gun Game becomes Gun Game Reloaded
  • Adding Demolition
  • Adding Boots on the Ground War
Infinity WardPlayers can enjoy the chaos of Shipment non-stop with the new Shipment 24/7 playlist in Modern Warfare.

While Infinity Ward did not reveal why they’ve removed helicopters from BR, most believe it’s due to the bugged exploit that was allowing players to use the vehicle to get free victories.

There’s no timetable on when choppers will be added back, but it’ll most likely be once the developers have figured out a way to patch the glitch.

However, as a way to thank fans for playing through the frustrations that come with such issues, IW have activated a special session of Double XP, Double Weapon XP, and Double Tier Progression that will last until Friday, May 8.

In terms of cosmetic items, the highly-anticipated new Plunder Pack is now available in the Modern Warfare store. The bundle, which costs 1,200 CoD Points, includes elegant-looking gold skins for all of the different vehicles that can be driven in both multiplayer and Warzone.

Infinity WardThe new Plunder Pack in Modern Warfare lets you equip Warzone vehicles with gold skins.

There’s also a new Mace Guns Blazing bundles, for 2,400 CoD Points, that features a new outfit skin for Mace, two weapon blueprints, a watch, and much more.

Infinity WardUpgrade your Mace character in Modern Warfare with this intense Guns Blazing cosmetics bundle.

One thing that was missing from this update was the nerfs to akimbo pistols and RPGs that are supposedly coming soon, at least according to one Modern Warfare dev. Both have been among the most controversial aspects of Warzone, so players have been waiting in anticipation for Infinity Ward to push those changes through.

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Modern Warfare glitch reveals unreleased Makarov pistol

Published: 28/Oct/2020 1:35 Updated: 28/Oct/2020 1:58

by Brad Norton


Infinity Ward adds weapons to Modern Warfare with each new season, though it appears even more have been in the works behind the scenes as a secret pistol was accidentally handed out due to a confusing glitch.

Problematic bugs have been on the rise once again throughout Modern Warfare’s sixth and final season. Warzone players have had their runs ended by broken Loadout Drops while others have literally been left in the dark as a result of a game-breaking issue. Despite these problems, every now and then, glitches can actually be a pleasant surprise.

This was the case on October 27 as a player shockingly stumbled upon a new weapon. While playing offline, they noticed something suspicious. One of the AI-controlled enemies was wielding a unique pistol.

After taking them down and picking up the gun, the Makarov was revealed in all its glory. Fit with custom animations, an unfinished model, but all the firepower you’d expect from the classic secondary.

The Makarov pistol first appeared in 2010’s Black Ops and soon featured in the game’s sequel before disappearing. It was usable across the campaign and multiplayer in the first game, though only appeared in the story for the follow-up.

Evidently, it’s an extremely rare weapon compared to some iconic guns in the Call of Duty franchise. Having only appeared in Treyarch releases, it’s a surprise to see the pistol up and running in Modern Warfare.

It appeared as a Renetti on the ground and the icon matched up as well. Though it’s very clear a good amount of work has been put into the gun. From unique reload and inspect animations to its own balancing, it may have been in the plans for a previous seasonal update.

Given the unfinished model of the weapon, however, there’s a good chance we don’t see it properly anytime soon. Infinity Ward could have been testing it months ago before scrapping the gun. Perhaps it’s simply in the game’s files as a placeholder. There’s really no telling at this point in time.

Black Ops 2 Makarov gameplay
The Makarov pistol has only been usable in Black Ops 1 and 2.

It popped up during an offline session against bots, so don’t expect to see this random bug in an online match either. It would be surprising to see the weapon appear in an Infinity Ward title for the first time after such a long gap, though anything is possible.

With Treyarch taking over Warzone with the transition to Black Ops Cold War, however, it would make more sense to see the Makarov in 2021.