Warzone 2 Season One patch notes

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Warzone 2 is available right now and as soon as players start dropping into the action, Infinity Ward has unveiled the Warzone 2 Season One patch notes. There's a wealth of changes coming to Call of Duty's battle royale alongside details of Infinity Ward's latest innovations to the game.

In addition to the new content, numerous quality-of-life updates have arrived in order to improve the experience for PC and console players alike.

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Before we take a closer look at the Warzone 2 Season One patch notes, check out our guides containing intel on the early Warzone 2 meta and information on the best Warzone 2 landing spots.

Warzone 2 Season One update patch notes

Playlists

Battle Royale

Solos

  • Max Players: 150
  • Assimilation*: Off

Duos

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  • Max Players: 150
  • Assimilation*: Refill

Quads

  • Max Players: 152
  • Assimilation*: Refill

Third Person

  • Trios
  • Max Players: 150
  • Assimilation*: Refill

Unhinged

  • Trios
  • Max Players: 150
  • Assimilation*: Up to 6 Players Per Squad
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Modes

Battle Royale

  • Best in-class. Drop into Al Mazrah to experience all of the new features in Warzone 2.0.

Third Person

  • For the first time in Warzone history, players can now play with the camera fixed behind their Operator model and have the ability to swap between the left and right shoulder when aiming. Players will have to entirely rethink how they approach movement, engagements, and their overall strategy.

Unhinged

  • Break the squad limit boundaries by using Assimilation to grow your squad up to 6 players! Alliances are fragile in this game mode and you may find yourself out numbered at any point.

DMZ

  • Trios
  • Max Players: 66
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  • Assimilation Setting: Up to 6 Players Per Squad
  • Solos or Duos can elect not to fill

Quality of life

Console Field-of-View Slider

  • Consoles now have the option to adjust their field-of-view setting up to 120 degrees.

Improved Footstep Audio

  • The audio team has made significant improvements to the audio system to address this key area.

Squad Score in the UI

  • Players will now be able to see the total scores for their entire squad in the in-game Scoreboard.

Join In Queue

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  • Players are now able to join other Players while they are queued up.
  • If a Player joins a full squad that is already queued, the squad will be removed from said queue.

Stowed Weapon Infil

  • To guarantee a fair match start, weapons are stowed while skydiving during initial deployment.

Ascenders

  • Players now can look around and shoot their weapon while using an ascender.
  • Players can now attach to an ascender while falling.

Parachuting

  • Players who are parachuting can now mantle and ledge hang.

Ledge Hanging

  • The new ledge hanging mechanic makes it easier to traverse over large obstacles.

Automatic Item Pickup

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  • Backpack slots occupied by stackable items will automatically pick up additional copies until that stack reaches max capacity. This works great when players want to plan ahead for future ammo needs.
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UI/UX

Tactical Ping Wheel

Players can now hold the Ping keybind to communicate via custom visuals and voice lines including:

  • General Ping
  • Attacking Here
  • Watching Here
  • Looting Here
  • Regrouping Here
  • Stay Quiet
  • I Need Help
  • Assimilation Related

Looking For Party

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  • This feature now includes the following preference filters:
  • In-Game Communication Style: Voice Chat, Text Chat, Ping
  • Main Language: Select up to 3 language preferences
  • Playstyle (Primary, Secondary): Competitive, Casual, Objectives, High Kills

To access this, click “Find A Party”, select the mode you want to play to access a lobby, and find your team based on preferences.

PC settings

Stow Keybind

  • By default, you hold the "Scoreboard" key to stow and "Interact" to equip. Now you're able to set a different keybind for Stow.

Gyro Aiming

  • You’re now able to aim using your gamepad’s gyroscope.

"Backpack Behavior: Mixed"

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  • This new option makes it possible to use the backpack with toggle (cursor) and hold (no cursor).

Ledge Hang Behavior

  • This option changes the inputs required to perform a Ledge Grab.

There's a lot of information to take in but these changes are just the start as Infinity Ward prepares to improve and adjust Warzone 2 over the coming months.

For more on the battle royale, take a look at our guides highlighting the best Warzone 2 guns and all there is to know about the Warzone 2 gulag.