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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare players face matchmaking, voice chat issues

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare and Warzone issues

The newest update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Warzone went live on all servers across all platforms including PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The update was extremely large in size and it was even divided into two parts on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Just like with every other update, this one contained various fixes, balancing tweaks and other changes as well as new items that players are now available to purchase or obtain by completing numerous challenges. Unfortunately, while the update did introduce many fixes, it also opened the Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare game to a bunch of huge issues. Since the above-mentioned update went live in Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare, players have started reporting various issues to the official Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare Trello page which was made for this specific purpose.

Modern Warfare and Warzone Matchmaking Issues

Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare v1.20 has apparently come with a huge matchmaking issue. After the update went live, players have started reporting longer wait times in every multiplayer mode including Ground War, Gunfight, and of course Warzone. At the time of writing this, it is unknown what is causing this issue, but many are hoping that this issue will be resolved sooner rather than later.

Modern Warfare and Warzone Voice Chat Issue

Another big issue that Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare is experiencing has to do with in-game voice chat. Simply put, there is something that is preventing players from using voice chat in its entirety. Players are unable to communicate with their friends or their teammates which prevents coordination and strategizing during matches. The developers at Infinity Ward have acknowledged the problem and have added it to their Trello board. 

Zero XP bug in battle pass

Conversing on the Warzone subreddit, one player stated their disappointments concerning their encounter with the zero XP bug. “I just played three rounds without earning any XP for my character or my battle pass.

Another user with the username of WGSxFR3aK5 stated, “Whatever got messed up on the back end of this update needs to be fixed. By the time i wait 10 minutes for a lobby to connect, I cant get any XP, and if I’m about to, I CTD before the XP is even awarded. This is absolutely horrendous and they need to figure this out. When do we as players start to get reimbursements for our time and frustration?”

The Mini-Patch

While the issues above are the biggest ones that came with this update, numerous smaller issues have made it into the game with the Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare v1.20 update. The developers at Infinity Ward have acted quickly however and have released a smaller patch that removed Most Wanted Contracts that have been added to the game with the latest update and added Bounty Contracts back as well fixed the issue that caused Gunsmith Custom loadouts to not appear sometimes. The patch also addressed a few smaller issues which you can find in the patch notes below. 

Patch Notes:

  • Fix for Gunsmith Custom loadouts not appearing in matches
  • Removing Most Wanted Contracts from Warzone and adding Bounty Contracts back
  • Adjusting the timer from 10 to 15 seconds in 3v3 Cranked Gunfight
  • Adjusting out of bounds timer in Infected
  • Adjusting the match start timer in Infected so players can join before the Infected countdown ends.
  • Fix for a bug where players could get stuck during the infil while loading into a BR match

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Nikola Stevanovic

Nikola Stevanovic

Nikola Stevanovic aka Nidzan received his first console when he was 2 years old, and since then, he never left the world of video games. Over the years, Nidzan played all different kinds of video games and has become a huge video game enthusiast. After graduating from college, he became a writer and used his knowledge to get into the gaming industry as a writer effectively combining his work and his love of video games. Nowadays, Nidzan enjoys researching and writing about video games as well as playing games such as Dota 2, World of Warcraft, and Sea of Thieves in his free time.




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