Warzone April 19 update patch notes: loadout drop changes, public events & bug fixes

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The April 19 Warzone update is live and has brought some big changes to loadout drops, as well as the introduction of Vanguard Royale’s Public events system to the regular BR. 

This is the first major update after a string of tune-ups that were focused on bug fixes and stability problems.

From a small tweak to loadout drop timings to a complete makeover for regular battle royale, there’s plenty to talk about in the newest patch.

Warzone April 19 patch note highlights

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Players will no longer be stuck with ground loot for a quarter of the game after this change.

The first big talking point is that the initial loadout drop of the game will now arrive earlier in the match so that players can get armored up and into big fights faster.

One of the biggest talking points around Caldera was that the gameplay felt drastically slower than Verdansk at launch and this is just one more step to remedy that.

That pacing should also be helped along by the arrival of events such as Infil, Restock, and Fire Sale, all of which are joining the game on a full-time basis.

Snoop Dogg also joins the fight today, marking his first appearance as a playable character in the Call of Duty franchise.

The hip-hop legend previously contributed a voice pack for Ghosts back in 2014 but is now ready to join the fight for himself.

Beyond that, there were even more bug fixes with issues stemming from the Restock and Quick Fix perks taking centerstage this time.

For the full patch notes check out the section below…

Warzone April 19 update full patch notes

At the start of Season Two Reloaded, we talked about our intent to merge the core and Vanguard Royale experiences into a single, coherent Mode. We’ve now arrived at the final step of the merger, with Vanguard Royale Public Events joining the core BR event pool.

  • Public Events
    • Added:
      • Restock
      • Cash Drops
      • Heavy Weapon Drops
      • Resurgence
  • Loadout Drop Events:
    • First free Loadout Drop now occurs earlier
    • Second free Loadout Drop remains in the 5th Circle
  • Guaranteed Events:
    • Infil:
      • Heavy Weapon Crate
      • Plunder Crate
    • 4th Circle:
      • Restock
      • Fire Sale

As a reminder, here are some of the other changes that were implemented to core BR over the previous weeks:

  • Gameplay
    • Default core health is now at 150 (up from 100)
  • Loot
    • Dead Silence will remain as Legendary ground loot
  • Contracts
    • “Big Game Bounty”
    • “Top Secret”
    • “Supply Drop”

We’re excited to see this initiative come to fruition and look forward to monitoring your continued feedback. Time to drop in!


  • Fixed collision issues with various elements across Caldera allowing Players to exploit/peek/shoot through them.
  • Fixed an issue where the Restock and Quick Fix Perk descriptions did not match their current functionality.
  • Fixed an issue where some Keyboard and Mouse button prompts could be seen when using a Gamepad.
  • Fixed an issue where the button prompt when receiving a Playlist Update would incorrectly say “Exit” instead of “Restart Now”
  • Fixed an issue where Players could not invite other Players to join their party from the “Invite From Social” menu.
  • Fixed an issue where “The Wall” Blueprint would disappear in-game before Players could receive it.
  • Fixed an issue allowing Players to clip through Golden Bunker doors.
  • Fixed an issue causing Combat Shield Blueprints to not appear correctly when equipped in a Loadout.