Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone August 16 update patch notes

Modern Warfare 3 player aiming down sight of SMG
Credit: Activision

Modern Warfare 3 player aiming down sight of SMG
Credit: Activision

The Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone August 16 patch notes contain a number of changes to both titles. Whether you prefer Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer or the battle royale action of Warzone, the adjustments are bound to affect all players.

This particular update is in preparation for the Modern Warfare 3 reveal taking place within Warzone on August 17. Additionally, Raven Software has made a number of weapon balancing changes in a bid to spice up the meta.

Before we share more about the Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone August 16 patch notes, take a look at our Modern Warfare 3 page for all the latest news, leaks, and guides on 2023's Call of Duty title.

Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone August 16 patch notes

Global

Events

  • This patch contains necessary updates and content for the Shadow Siege event. Tune in for the global reveal of Modern Warfare III at 10:30am PT on August 17th in Warzone.

Weapon tuning

  • The benefit of tuning for Recoil Control related stats has been reduced slightly

Bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue where some Players could not access the Battle Pass, but would still lose CP after purchasing it
  • Fixed an exploit allowing Players to go prone instantly
  • Fixed an issue where Akimbo challenge progress was not tracking correctly for the FTAC Siege
  • Fixed an issue where an invisible object could interact with lethals, tacticals, and explosives on Mercado Las Almas
  • Fixed an issue affecting key binds when adding settings as Quick Settings
  • Fixed an issue where the buttons for 'Preview' and 'Quick Equip' hide when trying to press them by mouse input in the Events tab
  • Fixed an issue where the Tonfa melee weapon had outdated unlock conditions
  • Fixed an issue where the SFX from the Semtex dropped by the Chain Reaction modifier in Havoc would not play as intended
  • Fixed an issue where equipping the “Battle Buddy AI” Gun Screen could cause an error
Modern Warfare 2 Ghost holding assault rifle with player in background
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Credit: Activision

Warzone weapon balancing

Assault rifles

  • Chimera
    • Mid Damage increased
    • Neck Damage Multiplier increased
    • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier increased
  • FR Avancer
    • Maximum Damage decreased
    • Close-mid Damage increased
  • Head Damage Multiplier increased
  • Neck Damage Multiplier increased
  • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier increased
  • Lower Torso Damage Multiplier increased
  • Lachmann 556
    • Head Damage Multiplier increased
  • M16
    • Maximum Damage increased
    • Close-mid Damage increased
    • Limb Damage Multipliers increased

Battle rifles

  • FTAC Recon
    • Maximum Damage increased
    • Maximum Damage Range increased
  • Lachmann 762
    • Limb Damage Multiplier increased
  • SO-14
    • Head Damage Multiplier increased
    • Neck Damage Multiplier increased
    • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier increased
  • TAQ-V
    • Maximum Damage decreased
    • Close-mid Damage decreased
    • Minimum Damage decreased
    • Neck Damage Multiplier decreased
    • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier decreased
  • Lower Torso Damage Multiplier decreased
  • Limb Damage Multipliers decreased

Marksman rifles

  • Lockwood MK2
    • Mid Damage increased
    • Minimum Damage increased
    • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier increased
    • Lower Torso Damage Multiplier increased
    • Limb Damage Multipliers increased

Shotguns

  • Expedite 12
    • Mid Damage increased
    • Mid-far Damage increased
    • Close-mid Damage Range increased
  • Lockwood 300
    • Close-mid Damage increased
    • Mid Damage increased
    • Maximum Damage Range increased
    • Close-mid Damage Range increased
  • MX Guardian
    • Maximum Damage increased
    • Close-mid Damage increased
  • Mid-far Damage Range decreased

SMGs

  • Fennec 45
    • Maximum Damage increased
    • Close-Mid Damage increased
    • Minimum Damage increased

Sniper rifles

  • Signal 50
    • Neck Damage Multiplier decreased
    • Upper Torso Damage Multiplier decreased

Attachments

  • Ammunition
    • ISO Hemlock

.300 Blackout (All Types)

  • Close-mid Damage decreased
  • Mid Damage decreased

Warzone bug fixes

  • Fixed an issue preventing some players from entering DMZ
  • Fixed an issue where some PS4 Players would experience a game freeze in a specific section of Al Mazrah
  • Fixed an issue where Buy Station icons could display on the Tac Map during the Battle Royale pre-lobby
  • Fixed an issue in DMZ where a Tac Map image could display on the ground near Al-Safwa Quarry in Al Mazrah
  • Fixed an issue where Players could become stuck in an ATV near a UAV tower in DMZ
  • Fixed an issue that caused the Player’s screen to remain affected by the Plutonium element despite not being near it
  • Fixed an issue where Players would not be kicked for being idle in Vondel Lockdown (look for this mode to return in this week's Playlist update)

    Fixed an issue in Warzone Ranked Play where the Top 250 button was locked
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