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Modern Warfare 1.17 Update Patch Notes (Warzone Battle Royale)

The Modern Warfare 1.17 update patch notes have now been revealed by developer Infinity Ward. The new Call of Duty: Modern Warfare update today is rolling out across all supported platforms, which includes PC, PS4, and Xbox One. The new patch implements Warzone, an entirely new part of the game that adds new modes Battle Royale and Plunder. This is easily the highlight of 1.17. Read on for the full list of patch notes.

Modern Warfare 1.17 Update Patch Notes

Modern Warfare 1.17 Update Patch Notes

As expected by anyone following Call of Duty news, the Modern Warfare 1.17 update patch notes mainly focus on Warzone, the new mode that is free-to-play for everyone PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

PLAYLIST UPDATE:

  • Added Search and Rescue
  • Added Mayhem Mosh Pit (10v10 Grind, Drop Zone, and Cranked)
  • Removing “Boots on the Ground War”

GENERAL FIXES:

  • NEW Shotgun: “VLK Rogue”
  • Fixed a bug that prevented respawning after a Defcon Nuke had been set off in Realism Ground War
  • Increased damage to Juggernauts when being hit by a Thermite Crossbow
  • Various Exploit fixes, including fixes to Hackney Yard and Piccadilly
  • Fix for a bug where a different pistol than one that was equipped would appear when climbing a ladder
  • Fixed a bug where any charm used alongside the MP7 Bengal variant would clip through the weapon
  • Various Ground War exploit fixes
  • Fix for a bug where a constant yellow “High Alert” screen would persist after death if the player died while the perk was granted via Specialist
  • Fixed a bug in the After-Action Report that would display 0 in the Challenge field even if a Challenge had been completed
  • Fixed a bug that would spawn players elsewhere on the map after using a Tactical Insertion near the crawl space on Rust
  • Fixed a bug in the Giant Infection mode that spammed radio VO across all teammates when a player is a driver or passenger
  • Fixed a bug that allowed players to deploy throwable Field Upgrades during the round countdown. After the countdown ends, the player would still have another Field Upgrade available. This has been fixed
  • Added option to toggle a square or circular minimap

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Weapons:

  • 725 Sawed-Off Barrel:
    • Increased move speed
    • Increased ADS Spread
    • Reduced ADS damage
    • Reduced far damage range
    • Extended very lethal close damage range
  • Fix for the RAM-7 variant, “The Corrupter” not allowing the use of any sniper scopes
  • Fixed a bug that could create an ‘infinite ammo’ glitch on the Model 680
  • Updating the ammo descriptions to the “Bludgeoner” LMG and the “Skull Hammer” Shotgun
  • Fix for a bug where using an NVG Thermal Scope on the Grau 5.56 could cause a graphical bug

Missions and Challenges:

  • Fix for a bug that only displayed the “One Shot One Kill” splash medal on screen when a sniper rifle was used. This is fixed to display whenever any one-shot weapon like shotguns or marksman rifles are used
  • Fix for the “Get 50 Kills with Light Machine Guns” challenge not tracking as intended
  • Fix for Golem’s 3rd Mission Objective, “Get 5 Kills using Lethal Equipment” not tracking properly
  • All vehicles now award progress to any challenges that require “X vehicle run over kills”
  • Updates to the splash screen and in-game HUD as players make progress in the “Alliance” Missions

Classic Special Operations:

  • Fixed a bug that prevented players for being able to use finishing moves on enemy AI. This has been fixed
  • Bomb Squad: Fix for a bug there enemies might not spawn until after the last bomb is defused

Special Operations: Survival – Leaderboards for Azhir Cave (night) and St. Petrograd have been added

Special Operations:

  • Camera is now in a fixed position when reviving while prone or crouched
  • Hostages will reset to a safe area if dropped out of bounds
  • Fix match ending if the last-alive player calls in a Team Revive but goes down before the other players revive themselves.
  • Fix some instances where the juggernaut music could stay on unintentionally
  • Increase Heavy Hitter weapon perk to 2x me

Call of Duty: Warzone Patch Notes

Welcome to Warzone – a massive new combat experience where up to 150 players take the role of a veteran Tier 1 Operator and drop in to the dense and sprawling world of Verdansk. Warzone is a game-changer packed with non-stop and endless action that’s free-to-play and free-for-everyone!

The World of Warzone: Battle Royale and Plunder

At launch, players can squad up in trios with their friends on Playstation® 4, Battle.net for PC, or Xbox One across two game modes: Battle Royale and Plunder.

In Battle Royale, fight to be the last squad standing while escaping the deadly gas in the swiftly closing circle with up to 150 players.

In Plunder, the race is on to collect the most in-match Cash by looting across the map, taking down enemies to steal their Cash, and completing in-match Contracts.

Warzone takes place in Verdansk, an expansive city with multiple named zones and well over 300 points of interest. Each zone features distinct landmarks like the Gorengard Lumber Yard or the Gora Dam; the zones take place across different environment types like cities and rural areas for unique engagements. Change up your drop location in each match to get a better lay of the land and take advantage of what Verdansk has to offer.

Need to escape the gas in the closing circle or get to another zone? Take a vehicle.

The Vehicles of Warzone

If you need to get somewhere fast in Warzone, the best method is a vehicle. There are five vehicles all with varying levels of protection, speed, seating, and off-roading capability. Each vehicle has a health meter and when it reaches zero, the vehicle explodes and flames out. Needlessly to say, if the health of your vehicle is depleting, bail out before the impending explosion.

Here’s an overview of the five vehicle types that are populated throughout the world in Warzone:

  • ATV – two seater, provides minimal protection, good at offroading, fast.
  • Tactical Rover – four seater, provides minimal protection, solidly fast, solid at off-roading.
  • SUV – four seater, provides good protection, medium speed, not ideal for off-roading.
  • Cargo Truck – holds the squad plus equipment, excellent protection, not for off-roading, slowest.
  • Helicopter – four seater, decent coverage, flies.

The Mechanics of the Warzone

Warzone features some unique mechanics that keep each match interesting and give you plenty of strategies to try for a new experience every time you drop in.

Here’s a list of some of the new and game-changing mechanics players will find in a Warzone match:

The Gulag (only in Battle Royale)

Upon your first elimination, you will be taken as a “Prisoner of Warzone” and thrown into the Gulag. There you will await your fate and watch other prisoners fight to the death. When your turn is up, you’ll enter the Gulag and face-off against a single opponent in a 1v1 to earn the ultimate reward – redeployment. Win in the Gulag and earn redeployment back into Verdansk. Lose and hope that your squad completes Contracts and earns enough in-match Cash to redploy you.

Contracts

Contracts are objective oriented tasks players can find and activate across Verdansk. A squad can activate one Contract at a time and completing it rewards you in-match Cash and other loot items. Multiple types of Contracts exist including Scavenger Contracts where you have to find and open a series of Supply Boxes and Recon Contacts where you must secure one location, similar to Call of Duty’s Domination mode. In addition to in-match Cash, Contracts can give you special rewards like the ability to see the next circle collapse location before it starts to close.

Buy Stations

In Battle Royale where collecting in-match Cash isn’t the objective, Cash can be used to procur beneficial items at Buy Stations. Denoted on the Tac-Map with a shopping cart icon, head to a Buy Station to spend your in-match Cash. For varying prices, you can purchase Killstreaks, Redeploy Tokens to bring back fallen teammates, Self-Revive Kits, and more.

In Plunder, Buy Stations hold all of these items to help you gain an advantage over other teams, plus a unique game mode item – the Cash Deposit Balloon. Want to securely deposit your in-match Cash, away from the threat of enemy teams trying to kill and steal? Get a Cash Deposit Ballon, a portable Field Upgrade, that allows you to deposit Cash, from anywhere.

Seamless Play

Call of Duty: Warzone shares Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s crossplay and unified progression. For players that already own the full version of Modern Warfare, all content already earned including Battle Pass items, Operators, weapons and customization items will carry over to Warzone, and all progression earned in Warzone will counts toward overall Modern Warfare progression. For players who do not own the full version of Modern Warfare, all progress and items they’ve earned in Warzone will be rewarded across Multiplayer and Special Ops in Modern Warfare, should they ever choose to purchase it.

There are no level caps in Warzone. Jump in.