MW3 and Warzone Season 2 Patch Notes
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Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone Season 2 Patch Notes (March 13)

The next lineup of weapon nerfs.

Now that Operators have spent some time in Call of Duty’s latest season, updates have been implemented to fix its various bugs and nerf certain weapons. We’re here to explain the changes from the Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone Season 2 patch notes to give you an idea of what to expect.

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All changes in MW3 and Warzone Season 2

The March 13 patch notes present a change to Aftermarket Parts by nerfing the Longbow’s JAK Tyrant 762 Kit and buffing the Haymaker’s JAK Maglift Kit. The adjustments aim to balance weapon performance so that neither is more OP than the other. MW3 Zombies Containment Levels have also been fixed, as many players were knocked back a tier when exiting a match.

For the complete updated patch notes of MW3 and Warzone Season 2, here is the list of changes:

MW3 and Zombies Season 2 Patch Notes

Global

Customization

  • Added missing visual effects to the muzzle of the Lament BlackCell Blueprint.

Multiplayer

UIX

  • Bug Fixes
    • Improved performance while scrolling in the Calling Cards menu.
    • Tracked Prestige Challenges will no longer disappear from the Calling Cards menu.
    • Seasonal content in offline mode will now match the available content in online mode.
    • Saving a Custom Mod in the Gunsmith will no longer remove certain Camos.

Progression

  • Gilded Mastery Challenge for the SOA Subverter now displays the correct requirements.
  • Priceless Camo Challenge for the SOA Subverter is now properly tracked.

Maps

  • Skidrow
    • In Hardpoint, additional spawn points were added to decrease the probability of an unfavorable flip.

One of many factors in spawn selection is to avoid a spawn trap. When a player dies soon after respawning, that spawn point is temporarily deprioritized. If there are not enough safe spawn points available, a spawn flip is more likely to occur.

By adding additional spawn points, the system has more safe options available, decreasing the chance of a spawn flip.

Modes

  • Private Match
    • Increased maximum player and bot count from 12 to 24.

Weapons & Attachments

» Assault Rifles «

  • Holger 556
    • Ascent Lord Stock
      • Revised Attachment description to better reflect its true statistics.
        • This heavy stock provides better accuracy and recoil control.
  • FR 5.56
    • FR Sprinter & Recon Stock Pad Stocks
      • Replaced Sprint Speed with Tactical Sprint Speed in the list of Pros to align with the true statistics.

» Submachine Guns «

  • Rival-9
    • Trebuchet Brake Muzzle
      • Replaced duplicate JAK BFB with the correct name and description.
        • This heavily vented brake is designed to mitigate vertical recoil and is especially effective on burst weapons.

» Shotguns «

  • Haymaker
    • JAK Maglift Kit
      • Increased minimum hipfire spread from 3.5deg/s to 4.9deg/s (+40%).
      • Increased maximum hipfire spread from 4.4deg/s to 6.2deg/s (+41%).
      • Increased tactical stance spread from 3deg/s to 4.2deg/s (+40%).

» Sniper Rifles «

  • Longbow
    • JAK Tyrant 762 Kit
      • Removed 30% hipfire spread benefit.
      • Increased aim down sight time from 390ms to 470ms (+21%).

» Assault Rifles «

  • Holger 556
    • Ascent Lord Stock
      • Revised Attachment description to better reflect its true statistics.
        • This heavy stock provides better accuracy and recoil control.
  • FR 5.56
    • FR Sprinter & Recon Stock Pad Stocks
      • Replaced Sprint Speed with Tactical Sprint Speed in the list of Pros to align with the true statistics.

» Submachine Guns «

  • Rival-9
    • Trebuchet Brake Muzzle
      • Replaced duplicate JAK BFB with the correct name and description.
        • This heavily vented brake is designed to mitigate vertical recoil and is especially effective on burst weapons.

» Shotguns «

  • Haymaker
    • JAK Maglift Kit
      • Increased minimum hipfire spread from 3.5deg/s to 4.9deg/s (+40%).
      • Increased maximum hipfire spread from 4.4deg/s to 6.2deg/s (+41%).
      • Increased tactical stance spread from 3deg/s to 4.2deg/s (+40%).

» Sniper Rifles «

  • Longbow
    • JAK Tyrant 762 Kit
      • Removed 30% hipfire spread benefit.
      • Increased aim down sight time from 390ms to 470ms (+21%).

MWIII Ranked Play

  • Content Restrictions
    • Attachment Restrictions
      • Optics
        • JAK Glassless Optic

Zombies

Gameplay

  • Addressed an issue that prevented Elder Sigils from dropping in the New Season 2 Dark Aether Rift if players had not completed the Season 1 Dark Aether Rift.
  • Addressed an issue that would knock back Containment Levels by one Tier when exfiling from Dark Aether Rifts.
  • Addressed an issue that prevented Containment Levels from knocking back one Tier if a player left a match.

Stability

  • Added various crash and stability fixes.

Warzone Season 2 Patch Notes

Weapons

Weapon Adjustments

» Assault Rifles «

  • Holger 556
    • Ascent Lord Stock
      • Revised Attachment description to better reflect its true statistics.
        • This heavy stock provides better accuracy and recoil control.
  • FR 5.56
    • FR Sprinter & Recon Stock Pad Stocks
      • Replaced Sprint Speed with Tactical Sprint Speed in the list of Pros to align with the true statistics.

» Submachine Guns «

  • Rival-9
    • Trebuchet Brake Muzzle
      • Replaced duplicate JAK BFB with the correct name and description.
        • This heavily vented brake is designed to mitigate vertical recoil and is especially effective on burst weapons.

» Shotguns «

  • Haymaker
    • JAK Maglift Kit
      • Increased minimum hipfire spread to 4.9deg/s, up from 3.5deg/s.
      • Increased maximum hipfire spread to 6.2deg/s, up from 4.4deg/s.
      • Increased tactical stance spread to 4.2deg/s, up from 3deg/s.

» Sniper Rifles «

  • Longbow
    • JAK Tyrant 762 Kit
      • Removed 30% hipfire spread benefit.
      • Increased aim down sight time to 470ms, up from 390ms.

Gameplay

  • Cluster Mines
    • It now requires two mines from a Cluster Mine to down a full-plated Player.
    • A Player with no plates will be downed by one mine from a Cluster Mine.
  • Black Sites
    • Increased the drop rate of Black Site keys to 5%, up from 1%.

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing the Bunker Buster to fire from the incorrect position when on a moving platform.
  • Fixed a collision issue on Fortune’s Keep allowing Players to exploit under the map.
  • Fixed a collision issue that caused the Geiger Counter to be irretrievable. 

Skidrow’s additional spawn points benefit those who have constantly landed in the map’s spawn traps. I know how annoying it can be to be placed in an area that’s easy for the enemy to spot, so a fix like this is definitely worthwhile. Warzone players will also notice an adjustment to Cluster Mines, which now mandates two mines to bring down a fully plated opponent (one mine for no plates.)

As for Ranked Play, the JAK Glassless Optic has been removed since many believed it to be overpowered. More weapon buffs and nerfs are likely to come with MW3 and Warzone Season 3, along with some new additions in the Gunsmith.


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