Modern Warfare 2 Update Today | Patch Notes

Here are the latest patch notes for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. We keep this article regularly updated, and we condense the patch notes to focus primarily on balance changes. Because we know that you guys care a lot more about buffs and nerfs than minor bug fixes.

Modern Warfare 2 Patch Notes
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Modern Warfare 2 gets regular updates, primarily to resolve bugs but also to adjust weapon balancing. They want to avoid any weapon being too strong for too long, and so we often see them nerf things that are overused and buff things that are unpopular.

You can expect updates fairly regularly, but the downloads are usually quite small. Although, the bi-monthly seasonal updates, which contain new content, are a bit larger.

Note: This page displays the latest patch notes for Modern Warfare 2's multiplayer, not Warzone. The mainline Call of Duty game each year is balanced separately from the Battle Royale, so none of these changes might be implemented in Warzone.

When Is Modern Warfare 2 Updated?

If Modern Warfare 2 is getting a minor update for the week then it's typically going to be deployed on Wednesdays at 10:00 PT (13:00 ET / 18:00 GMT / 19:00 CET), with a pre-download available between 12-6 hours before. That was the date and time when we could expect updates for Vanguard and BOCW, and it seems to have become CoDs routine. They do updates for multiplayer at that time on Tuesdays because it's exactly 24 hours before the regular Warzone updates on Wednesdays.

Sometimes we get very small "hot-patches" which are deployed to fix things in an emergency, and these can occur at any time. We also get larger updates for new seasons and big events, and these can similarly be deployed at any time.

Modern Warfare 2 Season 5 Update (August 2) Patch Notes

Weapon Balancing

Light Machine Guns

  • RAPP H

    • Increased semi auto Damage

    • Reduced semi auto rate of fire

Equipment Adjustments

  • Drill Charge

    • Reduced damage from drilling when a Player is stuck with a Drill Charge, providing a larger opportunity for death from explosion

  • Recon Drone

    • Recon Drone’s health bar now updates every time the drone is accessed

  • Tactical Camera

    • Removed audio distortion when failing to use a Tactical Camera

Perk Adjustments

  • Quick Fix

    • Added visual cues for attacking someone with active Quick Fix

    • Entering an objective with Quick Fix equipped will now visually show when the health regeneration effect is active.

Audio Adjustments

  • Further improved audio balance to favor some sounds over others (i.e. Airplane audio will be mixed down when using voice chat)

  • Added alert sound from pets when being spotted

Those were the patch notes. We'll see you next week for more!

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