Modern Warfare’s newest patch takes one other crack at getting footsteps to sound correct

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a player wearing heavy Juggernaut armor faces another player firing an assault rifle and a tank in a screenshot from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare (2019)

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Balancing games isn’t straightforward, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has already had a slew of points to work out. While the 725 shotgun, which was basically a sniper rifle when the game first released, has been the game’s most high-profile steadiness difficulty, the sound of footsteps have had nearly as many changes over the previous few weeks.

Players have been complaining in regards to the fact that footsteps were too loud for the reason that game’s launch. While this will not sound like a giant deal, it’s truly fairly damned vital.

Footsteps are an vital a part of spatial consciousness in Call of Duty games. If somebody’s sneaking up on you, their footsteps is likely to be the one factor that warns you. But in the event that they’re too loud, they might drown out different vital noises and utterly smash the possibility for any stealth within the game.

Infinity Ward has been making an attempt to get the footstep noises good over the past a number of patches, however followers nonetheless aren’t fairly blissful. The newest patch, which Infinity Ward launched on Friday morning, adjusts the amount and sound sort for crouch walking and walking while aiming down sights.

But it doesn’t look like the patch will utterly repair the issue. According to Call of Duty web site, Charlie Intel the Battle.Net version of the patch notes briefly had a section with an internal note.

The be aware reads, “This is a hot topic in the community, and this is not the change that they were hoping to see. Our core players want to see footstep volume dramatically reduced.”

Infinity Ward has since eliminated the be aware, but it surely leaves lots of questions for gamers. It’s clear that Infinity Ward has heard the complaints, and is intending to repair footsteps in a technique or one other. But whether or not or not the developer ever plans to repair footstep quantity in the best way that some gamers need stays to be seen.

For a have a look at all of the modifications coming to Modern Warfare within the game’s newest patch you’ll be able to see the complete notes beneath.

Call of Duty Modern Warfare replace 1.09 11/22 patch notes


  • Fix for a bug the place a participant may spawn and not using a character mannequin when spawning in on a pleasant automobile
  • Fixes for numerous exploits throughout all maps and modes
  • Fix for a difficulty the place copying an opposing gamers loadout was additionally copying their killstreaks
  • Fix for the After-Action report not displaying newly acquired awards
  • Fix for participant rank icons not showing on the scoreboard
  • Shortened the period of time an execution animation performs
  • Accessibility: Added the choice to Always Sprint
  • Footsteps: Adjusted quantity and sound sort performed for crouch stroll and strolling whereas Aiming Down Sights
  • Dead Silence: Fix for the Dead Silence Field Upgrade not lasting the right amount of time when CDL guidelines are enabled
  • Fix for nameplates being seen in a sure location on Piccadilly
  • Updates to the obituary (killfeed); eliminated “Avenged” and “Save Player”, play of the game proprietor, and participant rank will increase
  • Fix for gamers with the ability to be part of a match regardless that they’ve been blocked

Private Match:

  • Added the choice to disable the spawn digital camera
  • Fix for a bug the place the ‘Starting Flags Captured’ personal match choice was not functioning as supposed
  • Fix for the bomb display showing clean when defusing or planting the bomb in Search and Destroy with Realism enabled. Added bomb service indicator.


  • Fixed a difficulty the place chosen killstreaks would revert to the earlier choice mid-match
  • Fix the place gamers utilizing the Shield Turret killstreak may see by smoke at sure angles with the aspect panels of the turret

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  • Dead Silence: Fix for the Dead Silence Field Upgrade not lasting the right amount of time when CDL guidelines are enabled
  • Thermal scopes at the moment are capable of see by smoke grenades
  • Added the choice to disable the spawn digital camera
  • Fixed a difficulty the place the mount interplay immediate was disappearing when planting or diffusing the bomb in Search and Destroy

1 Life Mode Fixes:

  • Fix for digital camera getting caught on the dying location when transitioning to spectate
  • Fix for the weapon not animating when sprinting firstly of the spherical

Infantry Assault Vehicle:

  • Reduced injury radius and lethality of the turret

Progression/Challenges/Missions Fixes:

  • Cleaned up and up to date descriptions for numerous challenges
  • Officer Challenge: “Heads Up”
  • “Destroy Vehicles with Launchers”
  • “Doing Work”
  • “Aggression”
  • “Expert Gunsmith”
  • “One Trick Pony”


  • Fix for Decoy Grenade displaying a purple blinking mild for each allies and enemies
  • Slightly brightened the participant define when utilizing the Snapshot Grenade

Single Player:

  • Fix for a bug that might trigger an error when choosing a mission


  • Spotter: perk was not marking gear, Field Upgrades, or Killstreaks by partitions in FFA. Fix for Spotter perk not marking UAVs and barely brightened outlines
  • E.O.D: Fix for gamers dropping HUD components after hacking an enemy claymore in sure situations
  • Fix for the “Quick Fix” perk not giving sooner regeneration when incomes kills with the throwing knife.
  • Fix for the “Amped” perk not stowing the Riot Shield as shortly because it ought to


  • Fix for rocket launcher camos not unlocking or monitoring correctly
  • Fix for the Model 860 camos not unlocking or monitoring correctly
  • FN SCAR 17: slight enhance in ADS time, discount to barrel and bipod grip penalties
  • Fix for a white placeholder field showing when leveling up a weapon and unlocking new attachments
  • Added descriptions to all optics which have scope glint
  • Fixed a difficulty the place the P90 + FFS Ring Sight would create a scope glint
  • Thermal scopes at the moment are capable of see by smoke grenades
  • Fix for charms not showing the place they need to on numerous weapons

Leaderboards/Combat Records:

  • Fixed a bug the place choosing “All” would typically kick the participant again to the primary menu
  • Added CTF and Hardpoint into Combat Records

Audio: Voice chat choices:

  • No Effect – default voice chat. No further results or EQ changes
  • Stealth Comms – Bring the immersion of the Campaign into Multiplayer with added SAS radio results to voice chat
  • Classic Chatter – Feeling nostalgic? Coordinate along with your staff utilizing basic Modern Warfare radio results

Special Operations:

  • Added munitions drops! After numerous aims, a care bundle will drop to give you a lot wanted munitions!
  • Various exploit fixes
  • Fix for a difficulty the place gamers may lose performance after utilizing the EMP Drone in Operation Crosswind
  • Fix for crashes that happen when viewing the scoreboard from the match abstract


  • Fix for enemies spawning out of bounds on Piccadilly

PC Changes

New Features:

  • Added an choice to cover Friend requests and Party Invitations
  • Added help for added keyboard layouts on PS4


  • Several fixes to forestall crashes and enhance stability

General Fixes:

  • Fixed a difficulty the place the boot up sequence quantity can be too loud
  • Various keybinding changes
  • Players at the moment are capable of again out of the Gesture and Spray Wheel by clicking wherever
  • More fixes to forestall hitching/stuttering throughout cutscenes
  • Fixed a difficulty the place the Main Menu music wouldn’t play when customers activated the Skip Introduction Movie choice
  • Fix for an error that might happen when trying to handle a celebration
  • Multiple fixes for various Aspect Ratios on numerous menus/screens within the game
  • Fix for a bug the place the XP Token shortcut key would additionally open Nvidia Highlights characteristic concurrently (Now on “F” key)
  • Fix for a bug the place some achievements would seem as accomplished regardless that they had been