Warzone 2 and Modern Warfare 2 January 20 patch notes

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Warzone 2 Modern Warfare 2 January 20 update
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The Warzone 2 and MW2 January 20 patch notes contain numerous changes to the battle royale and multiplayer. Following a delay to the launch of Season Two, Infinity Ward and Raven Software have joined forces to address a range of issues affecting players.

Although the next season of content is delayed, these changes should help players across both titles experience smoother gameplay when dropping into multiplayer or Al Mazrah. There are plenty of adjustments but there are no signs of the Warzone 2 meta or the best Modern Warfare 2 guns changing.

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Before we take a closer look at the Warzone 2 and MW2 January 20 patch notes, take a look at our other Call of Duty guides showcasing the best Warzone 2 sniper rifle and the best Modern Warfare 2 assault rifle to use.

Warzone 2 January 20 patch notes

There are plenty of issues affecting Warzone 2 players and the January 20 patch notes address some of the bugs. Here's a closer look at what's changed:

  • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented match wins from counting towards Calling Card Challenges.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Players to earn XP when damaged by their own Suppression Mine.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Players to maintain the effects of Dead Silence or Battle Rage by purchasing a new Field Upgrade while another was already active.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Players to gain XP when using a Stim in the Gas.
  • Fixed an issue that could cause the game to freeze and disconnect a Player, or cause loss of functionality, after interacting with a Loadout Crate.

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  • Addressed a number of issues impacting functionality and flow of equipping, swapping and previewing Insured Slot Weapons.
  • Fixed an issue where opening a medium or large Backpack’s Weapon slot initially blocks scrolling back down to the main Loadout items.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Players to duplicate items.
  • Fixed an issue causing party members to appear as “Not Ready” while preparing for a match.
  • Fixed a bug where items from a Player’s Backpack would show up in a Dead Drop.
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  • Fixed an issue where hovering over a locked Contraband gun does not update the Weapon information in the UI preview.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Players to persist beyond the intended match end time.
  • Fixed a bug that allowed two Players to get items from the same Supply Drop at the same time.

Modern Warfare 2 January 20 patch notes

  • Fixed an exploit allowing access to non-Core MP maps in a Private Match.

Global changes

These changes come into effect across MW2 and Warzone 2. As expected, there are fixes to crashing and tweaks to the battle pass.

  • ​​This update contains several fixes to reduce the number of known crashes. We continue to prioritize increased stability and crash fixes across all platforms.
  • Introduced a new feature to highlight any unspent Battle Pass tokens.
  • Fixed an issue that caused multiple speaker names to persist on screen when four or more players were talking in chat.
  • Fixed an issue that caused a visual error with the Combat Knife in the Armory.
  • Fixed an issue with directional navigation for progression in Gunsmith.
  • Fixed an issue that allowed Players to move the text on Attachments in Gunsmith.
  • Fixed some issues that could cause menus to close out unexpectedly.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused the Player’s screen to turn black when exiting the Firing Range.Fixed an issue that caused previewing a desired Bundle in the Store to show incorrect content.
  • Fixed a visual issue causing rainbow colors when navigating between menus quickly.
  • Fixed a UI issue that showed all Operators using the same execution.
  • Fixed an issue that would cause the Player's screen to turn black while navigating the Store.
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  • Fixed an issue that would cause the Store Bundle purchase cinematic to replay multiple times.
  • Fixed an issue that would display the “Toronto Ultra” Bundle after a purchase despite purchasing a different Bundle.
  • Fixed an issue that sometimes caused melee kills not to track.
  • Fixed an issue with tracking distance of Longshot Challenges when opponents were using Last Stand Perk.

That's all of the changes included in the Warzone 2 and MW2 January 20 patch notes. For more, take a look at when the next Warzone 2 double XP takes place.