If you’re a Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer fan, chances are high that the first thing you did after seeing yesterday’s patch went live is checking out the patch notes to see the list of gameplay changes Infinity Ward has made.
Unfortunately though, it seems the patch notes aren’t exactly telling the truth this time. While we’ve already experienced stealth nerfs from Infinity Ward (changes made in the game but aren’t documented in the patch notes), this time it’s different, some of the fixes and changes listed as part of update 1.13, aren’t actually in the game!
One of the most requested community changes was player collision adjustments and how it’s annoying being “pushed” in-game by teammates. While Infinity Ward has listed as follows:
Fix for a bug that allowed player collision. This has been fixed
Well, nope. That hasn’t been fixed at all. Over on the game’s subreddit, people have chimed in on this non-change, and why it was included as fixed.
Another one of these “fake” changes include the RAM-7 assault rifle magazine attachment that Infinity Ward says has been buffed to include 50 bullets instead of 45, but that sadly isn’t the case.
Infinity Ward Senior Communications Manager Ashton Williams hopped in to the game’s subreddit to explain why this has happened (at least in the RAM-7’s case):
Be on the lookout for a fix for this in a future update. Looks like the original fix was adjusted today, after the fact, so it’s appearing in the notes.
Mini update: Call of Duty YouTuber Xclusive Ace dropped a video detailing more changes in the patch notes that aren’t actually true. In the patch notes, Infinity Ward mentioned that the Stopping Power Field Upgrade was tweaked to:
Fix for Stopping Power Rounds not applying the correct damage boost to headshots
Based on Ace’s testing, this isn’t true at all. Testing the FAL and Oden assault rifles, those guns when using Stopping Power pre-patch (1.13) could one-hit kill enemies when hit on the upper torso, though it wouldn’t kill in one hit with headshots. After the 1.13 patch, Infinity Ward has made it so that the Oden and FAL cannot one-hit kill using Stopping Power at all — be it headshots or upper torso shots.
Well, there you have it, folks. It seems someone tampered with the patch (or patch notes) so that’s why it wasn’t included in this roll out.
If you notice other changes included in the patch notes but aren’t actually in the game, let us know what they are in the comments below.
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