Call of Duty Modern Warfare patch notes for Season 5 and Warzone

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Season 5 patch notes have been shared today as the new COD update rolls out across PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The official notes confirm that the size of today’s download is between 30GB and 50GB, depending on which platform you use.

It also confirms the launch of the new Mini Battle Royale mode in Call of Duty Warzone this week, as part of a new playlist change.

A Mini Royale “Condenses the craziest parts of the main Battle Royale mode into faster-paced chunks of chaotic and almost constant combat.

“Mini Royale lowers the number of Operators sent into Verdansk but quickens the BR experience: Only the first and last five minutes of a normal BR game exist meaning rapid deployment, constant movement, and high-kill strategies are set to yield victories that are both short and sweet.”

Gamers will also notice that away from the new places to explore in Warzone and the new maps coming to Modern Warfare, some guns have been buffed.

According to the official Call of Duty Season 5 patch notes, developers Infinity Ward have Increased the effective damage range for all semi-auto DMR and semi-auto Sniper Rifles, as well as for the FR 5.56.

More weapon tuning has also been promised for the coming weeks, and later during Season 5.

A number of bugs have also been fixed, including removing the glitch where Stopping Power rounds disappeared when a weapon was dropped.

Infinity Ward is also making changes to the Gulag, which now see a firm rotation in the weapons available during Season 5.

Gulag weapons will now rotate every week between four sets, which help keep things a little fresher.

A new Weapons Inspection option is also being released in August, which will give gamers a first look at Season Five’s Free New Armaments.

This will include the SO SMG, a “precision-crafted 9mm submachine gun with a rapid rate of fire. Lightweight, reliable and compact, this is designed to control the battlefield at close ranges.

And the AN-94 AR, a “cutting edge 5.45x39mm Russian assault rifle with a unique hyperburst feature: The initial shot of a full-auto volley is followed up by an instantaneous second round before significant recoil is felt.”

Full patch notes for today’s Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Warzone update can be found below:


  • Modern Warfare
    • Ground War (Adding Verdansk International Airport)
    • Blueprint Gunfight
    • Search and Destroy Double Down (12v12)
    • Face-Off (Livestock)
    • Oil Rig and Harbor 24/7
  • Warzone
    • BR Duos
    • BR Trios
    • BR Quads
    • BR Solos Buy Back (previously called BR Solos Stimulus)
    • Blood Money Quads
    • Mini Royale Trios (Fast-paced Battle Royale in condensed areas of Verdansk)

      • Added Weapon Inspect! 
      • Fix for an issue where store bundle images could get stuck on the previous bundle image when scrolling on PC
      • Fixes to prevent screen tearing
      • Fix for an issue where Price and Gaz occasionally lose their eye models while navigating various menus
      • Fixed a bug where, when the ‘Headshots Only’ option is set in a custom game, the male Operator hitboxes aren’t functioning properly
      • Fix for an issue where the default scope on the Rytec AMR cannot be customized
      • Fix for a bug where Care Packages, Juggernauts, and Emergency Airdrops were not getting properly refunded to the player if getting the ‘Too many vehicles, refunding killstreak’ message in a Custom Game
      • Stopping Power rounds are now preserved on dropped weapons
      • Added a brief decay period when transitioning from heavy footsteps (sprint, tactical sprint) to lighter footsteps (walk). This addresses players immediately becoming quiet upon slowing down from fast movements
      • Fixed a bug where the player’s choice of weapon fire and scope states were not being saved and restored after interacting with the Sentry Gun, Shield Turret, and Care Package
      • (We’ll have weapon tuning and other weapon adjustments in a future patch. Stay tuned for updates.)


      • Fix for invisible collision appearing in Barakett Promenade
      • Fix for a bug where the 23.0″ RPK Barrel was appearing broken in-game and in the Gunsmith menu
      • Fix for an exploit where players were able to give themselves unlimited ammo
      • Fix for an exploit using the Recon Drone and Care Package
      • The PKM – Bludgeoner will now gather ammo from any other PKM weapon
      • Fixed an issues where players were hearing the missed hit VO for the Precision Airstrike when right after calling it in
      • Added a VO line when a player’s High Alert warning is triggered
      • Fixed an issue where players could receive ‘wallbang’ kills when shooting through players


      • New Warzone loot items!
      • Gulag weapons will now rotate every week between four sets total
      • Increased effective damage range for all semi-auto DMR and semi-auto Sniper Rifles
      • Increased effective damage range for the FR 5.56
      • Fix for a bug where the player’s physics could be controlled by the helicopter while they parachute out
      • Fix for an issue where players were unable to call in any Air Strikes
      • Fix for seeing invalid pings on the Heartbeat Sensor
      • Added new VO lines to warn players of enemy Recon Drones being called in near them (BR only)
      • Previously, the Most Wanted contract could respawn dead players. Now, it can respawn players in the Gulag in any state
      • Fix for the ‘Alive in Gas’ challenge timer