The recent patches for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (MW3) and Warzone have brought significant improvements, addressing bugs and enhancing the overall player experience. One of the standout features in the MW3 update was the modifications to the Ranked Play mode, which received considerable attention from the development team at Treyarch.

Experimentation And Adjustment In MW3's Ranked Play

In an interesting turn of events, Treyarch decided to temporarily lift the bans on several weapons in MW3’s Ranked Play to evaluate their impact on the game’s competitive balance. This list included the Holger 556, MTZ 556, BP50, HRM-9, and RAM-9. This move allowed players to explore a variety of new tactics and strategies, significantly diversifying the competitive gameplay. The community's response was largely positive, as these changes introduced fresh dynamics into Ranked Play, which had previously seen a more limited arsenal.

However, the experiment has now concluded, and with the latest update, these weapons, along with the WSP Swarm, have been re-banned. The data collected during this period will be analyzed by Activision, the Call of Duty League, Sledgehammer Games, and other related parties to assess whether any permanent changes will be made to the weapon roster in Ranked Play.

Beyond adjustments to weapon policies, the update for MW3 has also tackled various bugs and glitches that affected gameplay. Notably, developers fixed an exploit involving handgun rear grips that previously gave some players an unfair edge. They also removed map glitches in locations like 6 Star, Growhouse, and Tanked. Furthermore, a persistent bug in the One in the Chamber mode that inaccurately determined the winner in final stand situations was corrected. The update improved the feasibility of completing quickscope kills under certain challenges, adjusting them to be more attainable with specific weapons.

Anticipation For Season 3 Reloaded

In Warzone, the update concentrated on resolving bugs to stabilize the gaming experience. This included fixes for collision issues on Rebirth Island, where players found exploitable areas, and an animation glitch with the gas mask. Another critical fix addressed a bug that stopped players from using UAVs while seated as passengers in vehicles, improving tactical gameplay elements.

Players of MW3 can also look forward to the upcoming Season 3 Reloaded, expected to launch in May. This next major update is anticipated to bring a suite of new features, including new maps, modes, weapons, and potentially new content for the Zombies mode, despite Treyarch’s recent announcement that they are concluding development on the Zombies mode in MW3 to focus on future projects. This transition points towards their next anticipated release, rumored to be Call of Duty: Black Ops Gulf War.

Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Full List Of Patch Notes

For those keen on delving into the specifics, the latest patch notes provide a comprehensive look at all the enhancements and fixes introduced in the update. Below is a detailed list of the changes made to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone, ensuring players are fully informed about the adjustments affecting their gameplay experience.



  • Resolved an exploit involving Rear Grips on Handguns allowing players to gain an unfair advantage.



  • Challenges that require quickscope kills are now more lenient in detection when using Weapons that cannot one-shot kill.


  • 6 Star
    • Added collision near the Garden to prevent players from reaching exploitable areas.
  • Growhouse
    • Added collision near the Container to prevent players from reaching exploitable areas.
  • Tanked
    • Added collision near the Entrance to prevent players from reaching exploitable areas.


  • One in the Chamber
    • Corrected win conditions to prevent the last-standing player from incurring a loss.

MW3 Ranked Play


  • Concluded: Weapon Evaluation
    • Thank you for your feedback and gameplay data! The Call of Duty League, Sledgehammer Games, and our teams will discuss findings and share an update after the launch of Season 3 Reloaded.
  • Content Restrictions Update
    • Weapons
      • ARs
        • BP50
        • Holger 556
        • MTZ-556
      • SMGs
        • WSP Swarm
        • HRM-9
        • RAM-9

Call Of Duty Warzone Full List Of Patch Notes

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed additional collision issues on Rebirth Island that allowed players to exploit geography.
  • Fixed an issue preventing the gas mask animation from playing, leading it to function improperly.
  • Fixed an issue preventing players in a passenger seat from using UAVs.

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