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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1.09 Update: What’s New

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Infinity Ward just released a major Call of Duty: Modern Warfare update for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The latest November update adds in new Special Operations and new multiplayer playlists as well as tons of fixes and weapon changes.

We’ve seen Infinity Ward hyping this update for a week now as a major update and now that it is out the reactions are mixed. This update does include some controversial changes, but it is here and it is required.

The November Modern Warfare update requires a massive download that will take some time to complete. You may even need to clear room on your console to download this if you’re close to the limit.

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We do have an official changelog for the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1.09 update, which means we know most of the changes that are in this update. There may be things under the hood, but for the most part Infinity Ward is good about outlining the changes.

Here’s everything we know about the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1.09 update that is out now for the Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Modern Warfare 1.09 Update Size

The November Call of Duty: Modern Warfare update is 1.09 for all systems that you can play on. The update version number is the same, but the size is different across the systems.

On the Xbox One, you will see a 15GB update. On PS4 there is a 12GB update and one report suggests the PC update is 22GB. This means you will need to finish a massive download before you can play today or this weekend.

Some users are seeing a 48GB or 68GB download as the game is forcing them to redownload the first 60GB update. This isn’t happening for everyone, but if you run into it, strap in for long Call of Duty: Modern Warfare download times.

Modern Warfare 1.09 Update: What’s New

Here's what's new in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1.09 update.

Here’s what’s new in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 1.09 update.

There are several important new features and game modes in this update. Three specific changes are here for Special Operations and Multiplayer.

  • Special Operations: “Harbinger” and “Brimstone”
  • Classic Special Operations: “Door Kick”, 3 Star Rating System and Rewards
    • 3-star rating system (based on time completed)
    • XP & MP unlocks based on your star rating after finishing a game.
  • Multiplayer:
    • Realism Moshpit (Domination, Hardpoint, Headquarters, Kill Confirmed)
    • Gun Game

Modern Warfare 1.09 Bug Fixes

Infinity Ward focuses on a ton of fixes for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare problems and bugs. The fixes come across all the modes and even for the Call of Duty League.

General Fixes

  • Fix for a bug where a player could spawn without a character model when spawning in on a friendly vehicle

  • Fixes for various exploits across all maps and modes

  • Fix for an issue where copying an opposing players loadout was also copying their killstreaks

  • Fix for the After-Action report not displaying newly acquired awards

  • Fix for player rank icons not appearing on the scoreboard

  • Shortened the amount of time an execution animation plays

  • Accessibility: Added the option to Always Sprint

  • Footsteps: Adjusted volume and sound type played for crouch walk and walking while Aiming Down Sights

  • Dead Silence: Fix for the Dead Silence Field Upgrade not lasting the correct amount of time when CDL rules are enabled

  • Fix for nameplates being visible in a certain location on Piccadilly

  • Updates to the obituary (killfeed); removed “Avenged” and “Save Player”, play of the game owner, and player rank increases

  • Fix for players being able to join a match even though they’ve been blocked

Private Match

  • Added the option to disable the spawn camera

  • Fix for a bug where the ‘Starting Flags Captured’ private match option was not functioning as intended

  • Fix for the bomb screen appearing blank when defusing or planting the bomb in Search and Destroy with Realism enabled. Added bomb carrier indicator.

Killstreaks

  • Fixed an issue where selected killstreaks would revert to the previous selection mid-match

  • Fix where players using the Shield Turret killstreak could see through smoke at certain angles with the side panels of the turret

Call of Duty League Fixes

  • Dead Silence: Fix for the Dead Silence Field Upgrade not lasting the correct amount of time when CDL rules are enabled

  • Thermal scopes are now able to see through smoke grenades

  • Added the option to disable the spawn camera

  • Fixed an issue where the mount interaction prompt was disappearing when planting or diffusing the bomb in Search and Destroy

1 Life Mode Fixes

  • Fix for camera getting stuck on the death location when transitioning to spectate

  • Fix for the weapon not animating when sprinting at the beginning of the round

Infantry Assault Vehicle

  • Reduced damage radius and lethality of the turret

Progression/Challenges/Missions Fixes

  • Cleaned up and updated descriptions for various challenges

  • Officer Challenge: “Heads Up”

  • “Destroy Vehicles with Launchers”

  • “Doing Work”

  • “Aggression”

  • “Expert Gunsmith”

  • “One Trick Pony”

Lethals/Tacticals

  • Fix for Decoy Grenade showing a red blinking light for both allies and enemies

  • Slightly brightened the player outline when using the Snapshot Grenade

Single Player

  • Fix for a bug that could cause an error when selecting a mission

Perks

  • Spotter: perk was not marking equipment, Field Upgrades, or Killstreaks through walls in FFA. Fix for Spotter perk not marking UAVs and slightly brightened outlines

  • E.O.D: Fix for players losing HUD elements after hacking an enemy claymore in certain scenarios

  • Fix for the “Quick Fix” perk not giving faster regeneration when earning kills with the throwing knife.

  • Fix for the “Amped” perk not stowing the Riot Shield as quickly as it should

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Modern Warfare 1.09 Weapon Changes

There are some controversial changes to weapon stats in the November Call of Duty: Modern Warfare update. The SCAR ADS increase is a major complaint on Reddit.

  • Fix for rocket launcher camos not unlocking or tracking properly

  • Fix for the Model 860 camos not unlocking or tracking properly

  • FN SCAR 17: slight increase in ADS time, reduction to barrel and bipod grip penalties

  • Fix for a white placeholder box appearing when leveling up a weapon and unlocking new attachments

  • Added descriptions to all optics that have scope glint

  • Fixed an issue where the P90 + FFS Ring Sight would create a scope glint

  • Thermal scopes are now able to see through smoke grenades

  • Fix for charms not appearing where they should on various weapons

Additional Modern Warfare 1.09 Changes

Leaderboards/Combat Records

  • Fixed a bug where selecting “All” would sometimes kick the player back to the main menu

  • Added CTF and Hardpoint into Combat Records

Audio: Voice chat options

  • No Effect – default voice chat. No additional effects or EQ adjustments

  • Stealth Comms – Bring the immersion of the Campaign into Multiplayer with added SAS radio effects to voice chat

  • Classic Chatter – Feeling nostalgic? Coordinate with your team using classic Modern Warfare radio effects

Special Operations

  • Added munitions drops! After various objectives, a care package will drop to provide you with much needed munitions!

  • Various exploit fixes

  • Fix for an issue where players could lose functionality after using the EMP Drone in Operation Crosswind

  • Fix for crashes that occur when viewing the scoreboard from the match summary

Survival

  • Fix for enemies spawning out of bounds on Piccadilly

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PC 1.09 Fixes and Changes

  • Added an option to hide Friend requests and Party Invitations

  • Added support for additional keyboard layouts on PS4

Stability

  • Several fixes to prevent crashes and improve stability

General Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the boot up sequence volume would be too loud

  • Various keybinding adjustments

  • Players are now able to back out of the Gesture and Spray Wheel by clicking anywhere

  • More fixes to prevent hitching/stuttering during cutscenes

  • Fixed an issue where the Main Menu music would not play when users activated the Skip Introduction Movie option

  • Fix for an error that could occur when attempting to manage a party

  • Multiple fixes for different Aspect Ratios on various menus/screens in the game

  • Fix for a bug where the XP Token shortcut key would also open Nvidia Highlights feature simultaneously (Now on “F” key)

  • Fix for a bug where some achievements would appear as completed even though they were

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