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Call Of Duty: Warzone Patch History, DLC & Updates


These page documents all patches and DLC added to Call of Duty: Warzone, some of being technical/bug fixes. If you are looking for season content update information, click here.

We're collecting the complete patch history of Call of Duty: Warzone in this constantly updated article, including changelogs and DLC information.

COD: Warzone Release Date

Call of Duty: Warzone was released on March 10, 2020. In the months prior to that, several leaks concerning the game were posted on Reddit and many players were able to access an early version of the Verdansk Map via a glitch.

According to Activision, the game was downloaded by 6 million people in the first 24 hours of its release. After 4 days, they announced that it had been downloaded by over 15 million people. On March 20 Warzone had exceeded over 30 million downloads in the first 10 days of its release.

Patch Notes

Though available as a free-to-play standalone, Warzone is part of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. As such, many of the patches that are released for Modern Warfare may also affect Warzone. This article will contain notes and information relevant to Warzone only.

Update 17.3.20 (Build 1.16.2) - March 17, 2020

Playlist Update

Solos Mode! That's right. Just you.

Just as they promised, Activision released a Solos Mode for Warzone.

General Fixes

  • Fix for a rare bug where players could have increased movement speed after coming out of the Gulag and back into the game.
  • Fixed a bug where players may find their weapon in a stowed position and are unable to reload or use their weapon.
  • In some cases, players could become stuck under Buy Stations when prone. This has been fixed.
  • The Threat UI could disappear from the screen if players complete a contract while they are being hunted from a Bounty Contract. This has been fixed.
  • Updated text to "Redploy Squadmate" to make it a little more obvious on screen when you can buy back a teammate.
  • Kills are now credited to the player who downed the enemy player.
  • Fix for an exploit where players were able to shoot while downed.
  • Fixed a bug where players were unable to deposit cash using balloons if their settings were set to "Contextual Tap".
  • Fixed a bug where players were able to clip into walls in the Hospital

Update 1.18.0 - March 26,2020

Warzone

  • New weapons can be found on the ground and in Supply Boxes: 725 Shotgun, MK2 Carbine (Marksman Rifle), EBR-14 (Marksman Rifle) and the .50 GS (Handgun)
  • Players who disconnect in Last Stand will now drop their items when leaving the game
  • Fix for a bug where the animation for the player equipping a gas mask will interrupt and block players from deploying their parachute
  • Tuned close up shotgun damage to prevent a single shotgun blast from downing a fully armored player. Stopping power can still make this happen
  • Added Warzone specific controller button layouts. The Bumper Ping and Bumper Ping Flipped layouts will allow those playing Warzone with a controller to use the Ping feature more efficiently

Plunder

  • Players can no longer stack self-revive kits
  • Players that are spectating still get plunder payouts from contracts but only at 40% of the value paid to living players
  • Fixes to help prevent hitching when interacting with Cash Deposit Helicopters and Recon Contracts

Battle Royale

  • Fix for a rare bug that allowed players to equip two riot shields if they had two different camos, but only one would appear on the player
  • Made it easier to see which item is selected when using a Buy Station
  • Updated button layout for equipment while using gamepad
  • Fixed a bug for players who are not receiving a banner on top of the right of the screen for allies or enemies initiating kill streaks
  • Prevent bullets that hit the riot-shield from depleting player armor
  • If a player files the Recon Drone out of bounds, the player will hear the out of bounds countdown timer but will not see the countdown splash on their screen. This has been fixed
  • Fix for various and potential exploits
  • Field Upgrades: Fixed a bug where some Field Upgrades were not ending at the end of the pre-match
  • Players will now get a kill when someone that you've downed, disconnects from the game
  • Reduced the amount of cash given for averting a bounty
  • Increased price of Loadout Drop within the Buy Station to $8,500

Update 1.19.0 - April 7,2020

General Fixes

  • Lowered the max amount of XP and score given for Decoy Grenade assists.
  • Backend fixes to help Memory Error 13-71 issues. If you’re still experiencing this error, please reach out to Activision Customer Support.
  • Fixed a bug where more than one dog would be present in the squad walk in the main multiplayer menu
  • As an owner of a regiment, players could sometimes see an error when selecting another player in their regiment. This has been fixed
  • Fixed an issue where players were unable to skip cutscenes in the campaign while using keyboard and mouse controls
  • Fixed a bug where players were sometimes unable to see Clan Tags for other players in the Social Menu after restarting app, or going through a power cycle
  • Fixed an issue where some players could encounter graphical corruptions, causing their screen to have a black ‘shadow’ that followed them. This has been fixed
  • Fix for an area on St. Petrograd that lacked collision and allowed the Recon Drone to fly out of bounds
  • Fixed a bug that made clan tags appear twice
  • Fixed a bug that could prevent players from speaking to their team in a custom match if they switched teams after the match has started

Audio

  • Lowered the volume of the plane audio during infil
  • Lowered the audio once you enter the Gulag
  • Reduced the volume of occluded far and distant weapons
  • Some footstep sounds while ADS and crouched were cut short on the distance you could hear them, depending on the surface type

Weapons

  • Fixed an issue where “The Line Breaker” variant of the EBR could out perform the base version of the same weapon
  • Players with the "Cherry Blossom" variant of the Akimbo handguns could have broken animations while ADS on ladders. This has been fixed
  • Firing a smoke grenade with the under barrel 40mm smokescreen launcher did not emit any smoke from the grenade. This has been fixed
  • Attaching the Sniper Scope to the MK2 Carbine while in the Gunsmith would show a white, opaque lens. This has been fixed
  • Tightened the pellet spread on the Slug 6-R Mags for the Model 680
  • Akimbo weapons now start with 2 extra magazines of ammunition instead of 1
  • Tightened up the hip spread on the VLK Rogue Shotgun
  • Decreased ADS spread for shotgun slugs
  • Added descriptions to slugs noting that longer barrels and chokes improve ADS accuracy
  • Updating names of weapons to match weapons logos
    • 725: “FTAC Equilibrium” renamed to “Cronen Equilibrium”
    • SA87: “FSS SA87 Heavy Stock Pro” renamed to “XRK SA87 Heavy Stock Pro”
    • RAM-7: “XRK Ranger” renamed to “FSS Ranger
    • Grau 5.56: “FSS 26.4" Archangel” renamed to “Tempus 26.4" Archangel”

Warzone

  • We now tell you how far away you are from your teammates while in a match
  • Fix for the gas mask animation interrupting and blocking players from deploying their parachute
  • Various exploit fixes
  • Fix for a bug where players were unable to revive teammates after getting interrupted during the initial revive animation
  • Fixed a bug where players could be killed by vehicles without being near the player
  • Fixed an issue that could display the incorrect rank on screen after the player’s game application had been suspended and reopened
  • Fixed an issue where deploying a Recon Drone would use the VO lines for a Personal Radar. That VO was also heard by all players on the map. This has been fixed
  • Fix for a bug where players could become invincible if they become downed while switching seats in a Tac Rover
  • While spectating a player in the Gulag, the option to redeploy your teammate would appear on screen, even though they cannot be redeployed. This has been fixed
  • If a player spectates the winning team of a BR match, the After-Action Report will display the winning team's score in the scoreboard tab. This has been fixed
  • Fixed a bug where placing a Shield Turret on a teammate could kill them

Plunder

  • Fixed a bug where players couldn’t swap out the M13 for any other weapon in the Plunder tutorial

Battle Royale

  • Fix for players unable to self-revive in Solos
  • Increased price of Loadout Drop within the Buy Station to $10,000
  • Removed Blood Splatter and Screen Shake when being punched in the Gulag waiting area
  • Removed Loss Column from BR Leaderboard and replaced with Top 10s
  • Fixed issue with final circles occurring out of bounds or in undesirable areas
  • Fixed issue with Armor plates and Killstreaks being unusable under certain conditions

PC

  • Several fixes to prevent crashes and improve stability
Hassan Sajid

Hassan has always loved Battle Royale games, right from the start of his gaming career. He has played PUBG and Fortnite extensively and as a fan of the Call of Duty series, Warzone is a no brainier for him. His favourite Call of Duty title is Modern Warfare 2. Hassan uses his in-game experience to create guides and videos that are aimed at helping other Warzone players become better. Hassan is also on LinkedIn.

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