Call of Duty Modern Warfare update patch notes download confirms M4 and MP5 nerf

Infinity Ward has released Call of Duty Modern Warfare's latest playlist update for the game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

However, on top of the normal weekly playlist update, it looks like Infinity Ward has made plenty more changes to the game.

The key takeaway, as noted by Charlie Intel on Twitter, is that the MP5 and M4 weapons have been nerfed alongside some other weapon changes and fixes.

First of all, here's the main Playlist update for the next week:

  • NEW Playlist: Deathmatch Domination
  • NEW Playlist: Gunfight Variant that allows loadouts
  • 24/7 Playlist: Shipment 24/7

Right, now lets take a look at the full patch notes, as revealed by Infinity Ward on their latest blog post.

Playlist Update

  • Added Deathmatch Domination!
  • Added Gunfight Custom!
  • Shipment 24/7 is back! (Replaces Shoot the Ship)
  • Removed Winter Docks
  • Moved Capture the Flag into the Quick Play Filter


  • Weapons:
    • MP5: Reduced headshot multiplier, Small reduction to 10mm range
    • M4: Small damage decrease to reduce headshot effectiveness, Small range decrease
    • M13: Range increase, Small reduction to horizontal recoil, Small damage increase to boost headshot effectiveness
    • Crossbow: Players are able to shoot down an enemy Support Helo with only 3 Thermite Bolts. This has been adjusted; 5 to take down a VTOL and 6 to take down a Support Helo and Chopper Gunner
  • Fix for an exploit in Ground War via ATV
  • Fix for missing character model on the LA OpTic CDL skin
  • Shipment: Spawn tuning to reduce the frequency of instant deaths and spawn traps. Adjustments to spawn positions around the edge of the map for all modes. New spawn logic for Domination.
  • When using keyboard and mouse, a controller button prompt will appear to access the Social Menu while matchmaking. On PC with a PS4 controller, the button prompt will appear as an Xbox prompt. This has been fixed.
  • More to follow

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