Latest Modern Warfare 2 patch notes include restrictions to six attachments

Latest Modern Warfare 2 patch notes include restrictions to six attachments
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Another set of Modern Warfare 2 patch notes has been released and it contains more changes to the recently introduced Warzone 2 ranked play. This time around, Raven Software and Treyarch have decided to restrict the use of six specific optical attachments as well as both the Cluster Mine and Bomb Drone killstreaks.

Fortunately, there haven’t been any changes made to the weapons in battle royale so you’ll still be able to stick with your best Warzone 2 ranked loadouts. If you want to find out what the other changes are, however, then we’ve covered all you’ll need to know here.

Latest Modern Warfare 2 patch notes

The most recent round of Modern Warfare 2 patch notes also contain fixes to several frustrating in-game issues, such as the constant FPS drops that players often experienced during the start of a match and when editing loadouts. Unfortunately, a few key features such as a rejoin option in ranked modes are still yet to be introduced to the game.

If you want to find out what the rest of the updates are, then you’ll be able to check them out below:




  • Adjusted pick up weapon prompt to no longer overlap with the killfeed



  • Fixed tracking for Cronen Squall Mastery Challenges
  • Fixed an issue where splashes for some GS Magna unlocks was not displaying
  • Fixed an issue where pressing back or “esc” when in the Store tab would not take the Player back to Weapon Select in the Loadout menu
  • Addressed some issues with navigation and flow of the Battle Pass
  • Fixed an issue where Ranked Play wins were not tracking correctly on Gun Screens


  • Fixed some issues where the tool tip message would not disappear correctly
  • Fixed the Throwing Star icon to display correctly in the killfeed
  • Fixed an issue where the locked icon was not correctly displaying in Drop Zone
  • Fixed a visibility issue with the bomb icon in Search and Destroy



  • Fixed an issue causing Players username and level to overlap on the scoreboard in Ground War
  • Fixed an invalid bomb pickup location in Cyber Attack on Skerries that could cause a crash for some Players.
  • Fixed an issue where some Players could not leave a Private Match of CDL Hardpoint
  • Fixed an issue that caused Zombie Players in Infected to be able to cut their chutes and attack human Players from the air
  • Added several adjustments to improve enemy combatant behavior (especially arrival via helicopter) in Invasion on Rohan Oilfields
  • Fixed an issue where “CDL Rules in Effect” splash was appearing while matchmaking for Faceoff



  • Fixed an issue where Players were unable to load into Cooperative missions after acquiring a Secure Backpack in DMZ



  • Mitigate a known disconnect issue in DMZ
  • Addressed frequency of Battle Royale final circles over water
  • Fixed an issue affecting FPS for some players at the start of matches and when editing loadouts



Match Ruleset Adjustments

  • Weapons/Attachments
    • Restricted
      • Specific Thermal Optics
        • SZ Holotherm
        • VX350 Thermal Optic
        • Teplo-op3 Scope
        • Thermo-Optic X9
        • Teplo Clear Shot
        • Drexsom Prime-90
      • These Optics attachments will appear unrestricted in custom loadouts menus until a future update but will be restricted in-game and show as restricted in loadouts once you’re in a match.

*Developer comment* The WZ Ranked Play teams observed that these attachments, not countered by the Cold-Blooded perk, have too significant an impact on competitive play, especially late game, and have restricted them while we investigate further.

  • Killstreaks
    • Restricted
      • Cluster Mines
      • Bomb Drones
  • Social Features
    • Restricted
      • Global Text Chat

SR (Skill Rating)

  • Updated Final Placement SR
    • We’re increasing the SR earned for early Placement Milestones to streamline the distribution of SR players receive throughout the match.
    • Updated Placement SR:
      • Top 40: 10
      • Top 30: 20
      • Top 20: 30
      • Top 10: 40
      • Top 5: 50

*Developer comment* This adjustment will help Placement Milestone SR feel more rewarding throughout the match without diminishing the personal and team play required to earn the highest amount of SR earned from top placements. Please note Placement Milestones not listed above remain unchanged.


Ranked Play

  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to obtain rocks when a new Gulag round occurred.
  • Fixed an issue where portions of the post match flow could play out of order
  • Fixed an issue which sometimes caused the Warzone Ranked Trios description to loop



  • Fixed an issue where Players could not navigate to View Profile from the Squad Missions in-game menu
  • Fixed an issue in which the Black Keycard inside the Koschei Complex was only dropping in used condition and not pristine/unused
  • Fixed an issue in which killing the Vulture boss first would cause the doors to the stairwell will not unlock upon killing the Rusher in Koschei Complex
  • Added a callout for when indicate when the Rhinoceros boss is regenerating health

You’ll also be able to check out the full list of Modern Warfare 2 patch notes through Activision’s official blog. Once you know what the changes are, we suggest reading through our guides for the best Cronen Squall loadout and best ISO Hemlock loadout so you can dominate with these two meta weapons as soon as you drop in to Al Mazrah. is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / Last updated on 2023-09-24 is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API / Last updated on 2023-09-24