Today’s Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Patch Adds Drop Zone and New Playlists

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A small patch has landed in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare today, adding a few changes to both Modern Warfare and Warzone gameplay.

In Warzone, a ‘Scopes and Scatter Guns’ playlist has been added, which can only be played with snipers and shotguns. Modern Warfare also gets a new playlist; Stircrazy, with both a normal and hardcore version.

The biggest change, though, seems to be that Deathmatch Domination has been removed from Modern Warfare. It’s been replaced by Drop Zone, in both core and hardcore modes.


Along with these additions, a number of general fixes have been implemented. You can see the full patch notes below, courtesy of Infinity Ward’s official blog.


  • Modern Warfare:
    • Adding Drop Zone in both core and Hardcore (Removes Deathmatch Domination)
    • Adding ‘Stir Crazy’ Playlist – 10v10 playlist with Cranked, Kill Confirmed, Domination, and Hardpoint
    • Adding Hardcore ‘Stir Crazy’ Playlist – 10v10 playlist with Kill Confirmed, Cranked, Domination, and Team Deathmatch
    • Removing NVG Realism Mosh Pit
  • Warzone
    • Adding “Scopes and Scatter Guns” BR Trios playlist – Snipers and Shotguns only (Replaces regular BR Trios)


  • Fixed an issue on PC where players would lose the ability to use Field Upgrades purchased when replacing Armor Plates while in the Buy Station menu
  • Upon picking up a dropped SKS, the initial raise audio would be heard globally. This has been fixed.
  • Fix for Azur’s “Brother’s Keeper” skin displaying the incorrect headgear while in the multiplayer squad walk
  • Added icons to the killcam to show if you were killed by someone using Dead Silence or Stopping Power
  • Fix for the stats graph for the Renetti appearing incorrectly