Call of Duty Warzone patch notes 1.20 and Modern Warfare Data Pack DLC news

While it doesn’t look like the next Warzone update will bring Duos to PS4, Xbox One and PC, it will include some interesting tweaks. The new patch will be going live later today, April 28, and also includes changes for Modern Warfare multiplayer modes. And for those who own the full game, there will be two steps to updating your version of Modern Warfare and COD Warzone.

As explained by Activision, following the initial update released today, MW gamers will also need to install a Data Pack DLC to complete the process.

COD Warzone gamers will not need to complete the second phase and everyone will be able to play Warzone after the first part of the installation is complete.

However, there is also a good chance of server disruption when this new patch is released on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Activision has not confirmed the chosen Modern Warfare update time for today but we would expect it to happen at 6pm GMT, or 7am GMT, on April 28.

“For this week’s update, owners of the full version of Modern Warfare will have two separate downloads in order to complete the update,” a message from Activision reveals.

“Once the update is live, players will download the patch as normal. Once that is completed, when an owner of the full version of Modern Warfare tries to access Multiplayer, Special Ops, or Campaign they will be prompted to download the Data Pack DLC.

“During the Data Pack DLC download, you’ll have access to Warzone, so jump into a match of Battle Royale or Plunder.

“When the download is complete, players must restart the game to access all modes of Modern Warfare.

“Free-to-play Warzone users will not have a secondary download to download the Data Pack DLC with this update.”

The big changes being made to Warzone today includes adjustments to the speed and sizing of the circle in Warzone.

This should be interesting as the early game is usually dictated by the brutal speed of the enclosing gas cloud, which is hard to outrun if you’re caught in it.

But this won’t be the only tweak, with Infinity Ward confirming that a new Contract is also being added. You can find details of this and other changes being made in Modern Warfare below:

A New Warzone Contract

A new Contract has been added to Warzone – Most Wanted. Make yourself a Bounty Target for all teams in Verdansk when you activate this Contract and survive to get the ultimate reward – a redeployment for all of your fallen teammates. Learn some tips to master this Contract and what it means to be Most Wanted this week on the Games Blog. Pick up this Contract in a game of Battle Royale (Solos, Trios, or Quads) or Plunder Trios this week!

Shoot the Ship - Shoot the Ship is back! This double the fun small map specialty playlist is a fan-favorite and features Shoot House and Shipment. Get more insight on both Shoot House and Shipment on the Games Blog and jump into this playlist to experience fast-paced, chaotic, and fun combat.

Level up and progress through the Battle Pass System this weekend with Double XP, Double Weapon XP, and Double Battle Pass Tier Progression earn rate. Jump into any playlist available in Modern Warfare including Warzone starting on May 1 at 10 AM PT until May 4 at 10AM PT.

Gunsmith Customs - Expand your creativity to build lethal weapons from blueprints in your Armory with Gunsmith Customs. This update allows you to mix and match attachments from blueprints of the same weapon to create epic hybrid blueprints that have unique looks, styles, and capabilities.

MK9 Bruen LMG and Store Bundles - Add some more firepower to your arsenal with the MK9 Bruen LMG. This high accuracy and reliable damage weapon can be acquired via the ‘Encryption’ bundle or by completing a challenge found in the Weapons menu. Head to the LMG tab to find LMG Foxtrot and complete the associated challenge to earn the weapon or get the Legendary ‘The Glitch’ blueprint in the ‘Encryption’ bundle in the Store.

Get some goods that you can claim as “fire” in the Pyromaniac bundle. This bundle includes a Legendary ‘Firestarter’ skin for Krueger, the fiery Caldera Legendary blueprint, a new Finishing Move, flaming Throwing Knives to swap out your standard lethal equipment, and more. Get the bundle for Modern Warfare including Warzone in the Store, then flame out your enemies.

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