Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Beta Update Brings Back Ground War

PS4 & PS5

Infinity Ward has rolled out a patch for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta weekend 2, which brings back Ground War, introduces sandbox team death match mode called Invasion, and makes a number of improvements to the game based on player feedback. Open beta for all platforms will begin tomorrow, September 24th, at 10 am PT. It’ll end on the 26th at the same time.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 beta weekend 2 patch notes

Get the full patch notes below:

MAPS

  • Introducing two new battle maps: Sariff Bay and Sa’id.
  • For more on both of these maps, check out the full blogs for each:

MODES

  • Ground War is back! Enjoy up-to 32v32 combat with brand new vehicles and dynamic combat.
  • Introducing our Sandbox TDM, Invasion (or what we like to call the Shipment of Ground War). Invasion pits two teams of 20 players and 20 AI against each other. With large maps, 80 combatants, water play, ground vehicles, air vehicles and more– it’s absolute chaos!
  • Third Person Moshpit is returning for Weekend Two.

GAMEPLAY

  • We’ve made adjustments to player visibility that should make enemy targets easier to spot.

PERKS

  • The perk earn rate will remain the same for the start of Beta Weekend One. Once all platforms are open, we will be increasing the earn rate significantly.

AUDIO

  • Decreased the overall distance from which you could hear enemy and ally footsteps
  • Mixed the volume of local and non-local player slide sounds to be more in-line with other movements
  • Added an equalizer to soften ally footsteps versus enemy footsteps, making enemy audio more distinct
  • Adjusted mix presets– particularly the mix of ambient sounds, which will make footsteps slightly less pronounced

WEAPON TUNING

FTAC Recon

  • Reduced damage while in full-auto
  • Increased full-auto recoil
  • Minor headshot damage reduction

FSS Hurricane

  • Reduced damage at distance
  • Lower headshot multiplier

Lachmann-556

  • Minor recoil increase
  • Minor headshot reduction
  • Minor hipfire spread increase

M4

  • Minor hipfire spread increase

M16

  • Minor hipfire spread increase

Kastov-74u

  • Minor hipfire spread increase

Lachmann Sub

  • Minimum damage reduction
  • Minor headshot damage reduction

The list of “gunsmithable” weapons from Weekend One remains the same for Weekend Two (see tweet above).

MAPS

  • Valderas Museum has returned following fixes to lighting
  • Patched various geo on Farm 18, Breenburgh Hotel, and Mercado Las Almas

USER INTERFACE

  • We’ve addressed a number of UX bugs including Gunsmith and progression issues. The level cap for Weekend Two is level 30. If you played in Weekend One, your progress should carry over to Weekend Two.
  • We are also working on a number of UI and UX improvements for launch.

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