Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 is live, and the massive update delivers a new map, stat tracking, and weapon balancing.
Modern Warfare 2 has been shattering records since its release, and the game shows no signs of slowing down on its early momentum. Warzone 2 launched on November 16 alongside Season 1, building up even more anticipation.
On a more positive note, MW2’s first season addresses several community concerns. Let’s take a look at everything in the Season 1 update.
Activision BlizzardModern Warfare 2 Season 1 launched on November 16 alongside Warzone 2.
Modern Warfare 2 Season 1 update: What’s changing?
Shoot House was a fan-favorite map in Modern Warfare 2019, and players particularly enjoyed grinding weapon camos on it. The iconic environment returns to MW2 with a fresh new look. If you are behind in the race to Orion Camo or want to level up a weapon for Warzone 2, this is the perfect map for you.
Modern Warfare 2 players labeled the game’s UI as the “worst in CoD history, ” and the developers took a huge first step in rectifying those complaints by adding a Combat Record. Players can now track their performance, including K/D ratio, win/loss ratio, and matches played.
An under-the-radar addition is the ability for Drill Charges to now kill Riot Shield users, even if they have Bomb Squad equipped.
Activision BlizzardModern Warfare 2 Season 1 update made wide sweeping changes to weapon balancing.
It’s still very early to determine a meta for MW2, but some weapons required rebalancing. The Season 1 update increased long-distance flinch on all Assault Rifles and SMGs.
As for specific weapons, the Kastov-74u, STB 556, and SP-R 208 received nerfs, while The M16, FSS Hurricane, PDSW 528, and Kastov 545 received much-needed buffs.
Full Modern Warfare Season 1 patch notes
Here are the full Season 1 patch notes.
Shoot House (6v6) is now live with Season 01. Set in Las Almas, this map will engage new and veteran players alike. Get all the intel on this location here.
Fixed floating grass in Sarrif Bay
Fixed stretched texture in Santa Seña
Miscellaneous bug and exploit fixes across all Battle Maps
Fixed bullet penetration issues across some maps
Player and equipment collision fixes
Al Bagra Fortress barracks lighting fixed
Fixed some deployable cover locations
General exploit fixes
Tier 1 is live with Season 01
The Drill Charge sticking to the Riot Shield will always kill the player using the Riot Shield (even if they have the Bomb Squad perk).
Cluster Mines now stick to all vehicles.
Ally deaths no longer give the player assist points while their Counter UAV is active.
Combat Record has been added for Core Multiplayer
Calling card menu has been revamped to show challenges
Customize tab added (with the addition of custom loading screens)
Other new content types:
Operator finishing moves
Updates to Weapons tab including:
Weapon brands visible
Streamlined Blueprint navigation
Due to recently discovered issues, CDL Moshpit will not go live on the morning of 11/16, as expected. Stay tuned to @Treyarch on Twitter for updates on launch timing while fixes are implemented.