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Call of Duty Modern Warfare update size : PS4 and Xbox patch notes for Season 2 release - Express

UPDATE: A massive Call of Duty Modern Warfare update has been released today on PS4, Xbox One and PC, bringing with it the release of Season 2 and all its launch day content.

The Download size differs depending on which platform you're playing on, but it appears to be over 50GB for many console gamers. Developers Infinity Ward have also released the official patch notes, confirming all the big Modern Warfare Season 2 changes.

Content highlights can be found below, while bug fixes and technical changes are listed at the bottom of this article:

  • New Operator: Ghost
  • New Weapons: Grau 5.56 and Striker 45

Playlist Update

  • CDL Playlist (Hardpoint, Domination, Search and Destroy)
  • Realism Ground War (previously Realism Mosh Pit)
  • Adding Boneyard into Ground War rotation
  • "I have Rust Issues" - 6v6 Mosh Pit
  • Gunfight Snipers 3v3
  • Rust: available in 2v2 and 6v6 playlists
  • Atlas Superstore: available in 6v6 and 10v10 playlists
  • Regiments (check them out in the Social menu!)
  • New Trials
  • Special Ops Survival: Azhir Cave (Sony Exclusive)
  • Akimbo Weapon Perk! (available in Gunsmith) - A note from the team: Bazaar and Gunfight Tournaments will go live later in the season

ORIGINAL: Today, February 11, will see the next major Call of Duty Modern Warfare update released on PS4, Xbox One and PC. It will include a large COD download and provide plenty of new multiplayer maps and modes.

There have been a lot of leaks covering what will be added to the game this week, and the good news is that everyone will be getting access at the same time. No platform is being left behind, with Season 2 of Modern Warfare adding Ghost to the firefight and bringing more maps, modes, and an all-new Battle Pass. And while we don't know the exact Call of Duty Modern Warfare update time, we have a pretty good idea when to expect the patch.

The Battle Pass is what has been funding the seasonal free content and recent news from Activision suggests it’s been very successful.

The company confirmed this month that they have plenty of new content planned for Modern Warfare, some of which will be coming to the game after Season 2 launches.

“It's really on us from now to really build great content, which we intend to do for the long haul on this game, a great pipeline of content is coming starting with Season 2 next week,” Activision’s Bobby Kotick confirmed in February.

“And we have some surprises in store beyond that. So I'd say overall, what we expect is a healthier Call of Duty in 2020 versus the previous year. And we look forward to sharing more in the future.”

So even if Season 2 doesn’t include everything you want, there’s a chance something new will pop up in the future.

Modern Warfare update news for Season 2

Modern Warfare update news for Season 2 (Image: ACTIVISION)

WHAT TIME DOES CALL OF DUTY MODERN WARFARE SEASON 2 START?

According to the latest news from Activision, the Call of Duty Modern Warfare Season 2 release date has been set for Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

This will be a unified launch on all platforms, including PS4, Xbox One and PC gamers.

No set release time for COD Modern Warfare Season 2 has been given but we have a pretty good idea when it will start.

Based on previous launches, we would expect a big Call of Duty update to drop sometime around 6pm, GMT.

We would expect Season 2 to become playable at 7 pm, GMT, although much will depend on developer Infinity Ward.

Activision may also take this opportunity to rollout any bugfixes or balance changes needed to rework the game in key areas.

Rust makes its Modern Warfare debut this week

Rust makes its Modern Warfare debut this week (Image: ACTIVISION)

CALL OF DUTY MODERN WARFARE PATCH NOTES

Activision and Infinity Ward have confirmed what new content will be available to play on Day One of the new Season 2 launch.

And gamers can expect all the major changes to be listed in official COD patch notes after the new update has been released.

The classic MW2 map of Rust will be one of the main draws for February 11, which will go live alongside the new Battle Pass.

Here is some of the new content we know will be available to play during the first day of Call of Duty Modern Warfare Season 2:

Rust – Standard Multiplayer and Gunfight - The classic map returns! A small map for fast-paced combat, Rust brings the battle to an oil yard in the middle of the desert. The site of the Modern Warfare 2 Campaign mission, “Endgame”, may be just that for players who don’t learn the tricks to master this arid field of play. Utilize the environment for cover and grab the high ground and low ground to take advantage of your enemies.

Modern Warfare Season 2 has begun

Modern Warfare Season 2 has begun (Image: ACTIVISION)

Atlas Superstore – Standard Multiplayer - Go shopping in Atlas Superstore, a new Multiplayer map that takes place in a supercenter warehouse that has been taken over by Al-Qatala forces. Battle in dense lanes of traffic, over fallen shelving, and throughout the shipping, receiving, and employee-only areas. Clean up on aisle six!

Zhokov Boneyard – Ground War - A resting place for discarded airplane parts, Zhokov Boneyard is a Ground War map in Verdansk. Traipse through this airplane junk yard and avoid the turbulence of the enemy team while capturing your objectives.

Bazaar – Gunfight - A tightly contained cross-section of the streets of Urzikstan is turned into a battleground in Bazaar. Experience the tension-filled Gunfight while navigating a new zone of combat. The randomized Gunfight loadouts all have a chance to shine as the maps symmetrical layout offers opportunities for big moments and epic plays.

Gunfight Tournaments - Enter this single elimination 2v2 firefight and battle to earn rewards. 32 teams will enter, but only one can be crowned Gunfight Tournament champion. Gunfight Tournaments will be live for a limited time.

Call of Duty League Ruleset Playlist - Fight like the pros in this Call of Duty League ruleset playlist. In this playlist, the settings and available weapons, maps, and modes have been altered, so you can battle like the best of ‘em. Get a look at the complete Call of Duty League ruleset here, then jump into the playlist.

TECHNICAL PATCH NOTES

GENERAL FIXES:

  • Fix for the “Focused” challenge not tracking properly
  • Krovnik Farmland
    • Added back into rotation
    • Removed access to the second floor in a handful of centrally located houses (see the locations below marked in red)
  • Fixes for various exploits across Ground War maps
  • Fixed an issue where players could team kill Care Package owners and teammates capturing Care Packages
  • Fix for Platinum and Damascus camos sometimes having a blinding glare when in certain areas that contain sunlight
  • Fix for a rare bug that could prevent players from accessing the barracks, weapons, and/or Operators tabs after matches
  • Disabled the “Copy Loadout” feature

Field Upgrades:

  • Trophy System: Deploy time has been reduced by about half a second
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to get infinite Weapon Drops by cancelling Killstreaks. Killstreaks are no longer usable when the Weapon Drop grenade is equipped
  • Fixed a bug where objectives were not giving Field Upgrade progress

Perks – Rebalancing

  • Perk 1 Slots
    • Overkill: Switched places with Killchain and will now be in Perk 2
    • E.O.D.: Removed hacking ability (added to Spotter perk)
    • Double Time: Double the recharge rate of Tactical Sprint
    • Quick Fix: Reduced health regeneration delay – any kill will immediately start regeneration
  • Perk 2 Slots
    • Ghost: Remove Snapshot grenade immunity (moved to Battle Hardened)
    • Restock: Change the equipment recharge rate from 30 to 25 seconds
    • Killchain: Switched places with Overkill In Perk 1
    • Pointman: Increase the score gain for Scorestreaks across all modes
  • Perk 3 Slots
    • Tune Up: Increase Field Upgrade cost reduction
    • Spotter: Added hacking ability (from E.O.D.); we’re currently working on the ability to hack through walls.
    • Battle Hardened:
      • Added Snapshot grenade immunity (moved from Ghost)
      • Added Gas grenade resistance:
        • Cough is no longer played when a player enters gas
        • Reduced slowdown under gas effect    
        • Reduced blur when under gas effect

Weapons:

  • Crossbow:
    • Fix for some kills not tracking properly when attempting to unlock the Crossbow
    • Fixed explosive Fury crossbow bolts to not kill Juggernauts in one hit
    • Very slight tuning to the reload speed. We’re still fine tuning this one, so more adjusting is in the works!
    • Fixed a bug where the Crossbow did not do any melee damage to Deployable Cover
  • SA87– Smoothed out recoil, increased damage
  • Increased RAM-7 extended mags ammo count from 45 to 50
  • *A note from the weapons team! The Solozero NVG Enhanced is supposed to see through smoke, but a rendering bug broke this one optic temporarily. We’ll have it fixed shortly!

Special Operations:

  • Operation Harbinger: Fixed an issue with a checkpoint that could cause players to spawn under the map

Keyboard and Mouse

  • Added Change to Loadout keybinds for Custom Loadouts 6 to 10, allowing players to quickly switch to any of their favorite Loadouts with the press of a button.
  • Fixed a visual issue where highlighting the usernames of multiple people in a lobby with the mouse cursor could lead to multiple Emblem/Player Card/Level UI elements appearing and overlapping each other.

Call of Duty League:

  • Removed Specialist restrictions

COD Caster

  • For Keyboard & Mouse Codcasters, it is now possible to bring up player Field Upgrades by pressing a key in the same way as they can with Killstreaks. This also shows the exact progress until each player unlocks their respective Field Upgrade.
  • Player health levels are displayed in the background of their portraits
  • Player numbers are now displayed in the minimap and are larger when viewed on the full map

PC

  • When using the Tracker perk, footprints are now visible even when the Bullet Impacts & Sprays option is disabled in the Graphics tab
  • Several fixes to prevent crashes and improve stability

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