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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare patch notes - new Bazaar map, ‘Boots on the Ground War’, and “Giant Infection!”

Modern Warfare's next update has arrived, adding Shoot House to an exiting playlist, new modes, and more

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has just got another chunky patch chock-full of goodies, tweaks, and fixes to check out. Highlights include one of those brand new maps coming as part of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season 2, the addition of Shoot House to one of MW’s playlists, and new modes.

First up, the new map is titled ‘Bazaar’, and it’s been added to the FPS game’s 2v2 Gunfight mode. Plus, as well as Shoot House’s addition to “an existing playlist with Shipment and Rust 24/7” called ‘Dirty Old House Boat’, there are now “3v3 snipers on Rust”, too.

The new update also brings two new modes: “Giant Infection”, which it seems ties into that Infected version of Ground War referenced in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare season 2 roadmap, and “Boots on the Ground War”. This means “realism rules. No tanks” – that is, it’s infantry only (though you should still be able to get stuck into traditional Ground War if you like).

But that’s not all – here are the full patch notes via Infinity Ward for the latest update, which is now live:

What’s New

  • New map, Bazaar!
  • Added Shoot House to an existing playlist with Shipment and Rust 24/7 (“Dirty Old House Boat”)
  • 3v3 Snipers on Rust!
  • Giant Infection!
  • “Boots on the Ground War” (Realism rules. No tanks.)

General Fixes

  • Fix for a bug where friends who are online in Social Tab were not always appearing at the top of the list
  • Various map exploit fixes
  • Fix for some players seeing an incorrect Career Level
  • More fixes to Regiment tags
  • Fix for some players encountering an issue where their mouse stopped working after the last title update
  • Fixed a bug in 3v3 Gunfight that allowed players to shoot through the centre structure on King while using the AX-50
  • Fixed an error that could occur when Hardline was earned in Specialist
  • Quality of life backend fixes to help the Regiments and Social menus run smoother
  • Fix for a spawn exploit on Vacant
  • Fix for White Phosphorous killing all players instantly when in Realism modes
  • Trials: Fix for the score at the end of “Fire in the Hole” not tallying up properly


  • Fixed a bug for the “Kills with Enemy Weapon” Karma challenge not tracking properly
  • Fixed Daily Challenges that require you to get an X number of kills with an enemy weapon
  • Fix for an objective when completing Golem’s Operator Mission that requested 5 Kills with lethal equipment but was tracking with killstreaks.
  • “Alliance” Objective 6: Complete any 4 Co-Op Operations has been fixed
  • “Alliance” Objective 2: Requires 50 Juggernaut kills with Otter as your Coalition Operator. This has been fixed


  • Fixed a bug where weapons stopped showing level progress 1 level before their max rank, giving the appearance that they are no longer gaining XP
  • Striker 45: Fixing range and ADS speed to match the description of the 300mm Poly Barrel
  • Model 680: Slight range increase
  • Model 680 XRK 30.0 Sport: range increase
  • Slight Range decrease and ADS increase to the following:
  • Model 680 – XRK 18.0” Liberator
  • R9-0 Force TAC Sentry
  • Origin 12 Forge TAC Precision
  • Under Barrel Shotguns: increased pellet count, reduced rate of fire, increased shell count to 8, tuned autoswap after ammo is complete, range increase
  • Crossbow: Increased reload speed
  • Fixed a bug where the Akimbo Snakeshot .357s did not register damage for both guns when fired on the same frame
  • Reduced recoil to the SA87 12.4 Factory Barrel
  • Increased close and mid-range damage for the AK 5.45x39mm round mags

Special Operations: Survival

  • Piccadilly: Fix for a bug where helicopters could clip through buildings
  • Adjusted Cluster Strike damage towards enemy helicopters
  • Fix for a bug where destroying the enemy helicopter/pilot was not awarding money as intended

Special Operations

  • Operation Crosswind: Fix for a bug that could prevent players from using the Cruise Missile while having the Thermite Launcher equipped
  • Operation Crosswind: Fixed an issue where the Juggernauts outside the airport might not pursue players after breaking stealth
  • Operation Crosswind: Fixed a bug where a player would have infinite ammo and standard weapons if jumping out of the plane with the Juggernaut suit

Call of Duty League

  • When CDL Rules are enabled, the Restrictions warning icon will be displayed next to the buttons that contain CDL banned items, even if they are in sub menus. This should make it easier for players to know what parts of their loadouts need to be replaced in order to follow CDL Rules.
  • Domination: Round timer set to 5 minutes (previously 6)
  • Search and Destroy: Round timer set to 1 minute 30 seconds (from 2 minutes)
  • Restricted Thermite, Throwing Knives, and Killstreaks to CDL playlist
  • CoD Caster: Reintroduced the Data View feature, allowing KBM Codcasters to view player information by pressing the keybind assigned in the Options menu.

PC: Several fixes to prevent crashes and improve stability

If you’re a fan of Infinity Ward’s shooter, check out our Call of Duty: Modern Warfare weaponsCall of Duty: Modern Warfare perks, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Operators guides, which you might find handy for the next time you dive in.