Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is having a troublesome week


Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has had a troublesome week.

Expectations from these inside the Call of Duty group have been excessive for this week’s patch, however it disenchanted many, and even included a line, seemingly left in by mistake, that preempted the backlash.

But that is not all. A sequence of leaks from dataminers and different sources have given us a have a look at potential new maps and even a primary look on the upcoming battle cross – and Activision has issued copyright notices in a thankless bid to have them scrubbed from the web.

This week’s patch included an extended listing of bug fixes, in addition to two new Special Operations, one new Classic Spec Ops mission with star scores, the realism multiplayer moshpit, and the much-loved Gun Game mode.

Call of Duty’s core gamers had hoped for extra from the replace, nonetheless. Current sizzling subjects embody the character of the sport’s skill-based matchmaking, spawn location, spawn tenting and weapon steadiness. The patch addresses none of these issues.

But one line within the patch notes particularly has turn into the main focus of consideration:

  • Footsteps: Adjusted quantity and sound kind performed for crouch stroll and strolling whereas Aiming Down Sights

As we have reported, the sound of footsteps in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has undergone some change for the reason that shooter got here out. Many gamers really feel their audio degree is simply too loud and offers their place away. For this Call of Duty, which is slower-paced than earlier entries within the sequence and heavy on tenting, the sound of footsteps is an enormous concern.

CharlieIntel studies the patch notes uploaded to Battle.internet, the place the PC model of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is offered, included a line seemingly left in by mistake – and this line suggests there was an inner expectation that this week’s footsteps change would not go down nicely.

The unique patch notes uploaded to Battle.internet. Image credit score CharlieIntel.

The patch notes said:: “This is a sizzling matter in the neighborhood, and this isn’t the change that they have been hoping to see. Our core gamers need to see footstep quantity dramatically decreased.”

There was additionally a line referencing the potential reception of the addition of Gun Game, too:

“Gun Game is a fan favorite mode and we must always see optimistic sentiment round its addition.”

Both traces have since been eliminated, however it’s an embarrassing error for Activision and Infinity Ward, and has solely exacerbated the negativity across the patch.

Elsewhere, a raft of leaks have revealed potential new additions to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Notorious Call of Duty dataminer Senescallo as soon as once more took to reddit to disclose their findings, this time the Modern Warfare season one battle cross, which incorporates 100 tiers, and the power to purchase tiers with COD Points.


Senescallo, who final week leaked the Modern Warfare battle royale map alongside an enormous variety of potential particulars about how the mode works, additionally revealed photos that present an early model of fan-favourite Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare multiplayer map Crash.


Meanwhile, additionally leaked is a brand new model of Wetwork, supposedly referred to as Cargo. Wetwork was a multiplayer map from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare based mostly on Crew Expendable, the sensible opening degree of the marketing campaign. This new model of Wetwork seems to be set within the boat, slightly than on the docks. The sport information listing Cargo as a Gunfight map (2v2), however it might prolong to 6v6. This could be welcome, as Modern Warfare is crying out for smaller maps proper now.


Another Modern Warfare leaker, who goes by the title TheGamingRevolution on Twitter and YouTube, posted photos to social media revealing new operators, together with Ghost of Verdansk, who’re supposedly set to go on sale quickly.

There’s no assure datamined information will translate into in-game options, in fact, however Activision is concerned sufficient by Senescallo’s work to have it scrubbed from the Modern Warfare subreddit.

Activision’s web takedown individuals have been busy.

It’s the same state of affairs for TheGamingRevolution’s Twitter web page, which is filled with photos eliminated because of copyright notices.

So, all in all it has been a dramatic and troublesome week on the planet of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It ought to be famous that whereas all this is happening, hundreds of thousands of persons are enjoying the sport and having fun with it. But it is clear all just isn’t nicely inside Modern Warfare’s core group, and Infinity Ward is already beneath stress to show sentiment round.


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