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What's coming in the next Modern Warfare patch? 725 nerf, crash fixes

by Eli Becht

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Infinity Ward's launch of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has gone pretty well for the most part, but there have been a couple of nagging issues, and those are being addressed with the next update, namely the 725 shotgun nerf.

There was a lot of hype and anticipation surrounding the October 25 release of Modern Warfare, but for as much praise the game has received, it's also gotten its fair share of criticism.

Perhaps the most and biggest complaints have been about the power of the 725 shotgun, which many would argue is currently the most overpowered weapon in the game. 

But that's not all that players have been frustrated about; the 2019 installment of the popular FPS franchise has a lot of annoying bugs and glitches that will need to be fixed for the overall gameplay experience to be improved.

That said, let's look at everything that's confirmed to be fixed/changed in the next Modern Warfare update.

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The 725.


Second 725 nerf

The 725 still has a major problem with the distance it can be used from and Infinity Ward already revealed more tweaks are coming.

Modern Warfare dev Joe Cecot confirmed the next change will smooth out the range problem and hopefully make the 725 feel more like a shotgun, and not the medium-range one-shot-kill weapon that it currently is.


Spectating bug fix

Another annoying bug is being addressed in the next update and this one revolves around dead players in modes such as Search and Destroy, Headquarters, and Cyber Attack being able to spectate the area and make callouts to their teammates who are still alive.

Of course, this isn't really fair to players on the other team, so it's being addressed.


High-rank crashes

Another issue that is affecting players is crashing when you reach a high rank. Players are reporting problems with completing Ribbon challenges are the Officer rank that cause the game to crash whenever they try to do anything.

This is yet another thing that is being fixed in the next update. Cecot says a fix is in the works and said next update should do it, but there isn't any timetable.


Anything else?

There are some other issues with the game that haven't yet been confirmed for a fix. For example, there's currently a bug that allows players to prone their way through doors.

Outside of bugs, we can expect new content in the form of weapons and maps to arrive with updates, and a leaker is suggesting a Crossbow could be arriving quite soon.

There's not a definitive release date as of yet for the update so stay tuned for that.