'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' Update 1.26 Adds Reloaded FNN LMG - Patch Notes

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare update 1.26 is officially live for the main game and Warzone, adding content like the FNN LMG, Games of Summer event content and more. The patch also features a wide assortment of bug fixes across all modes. Read the key information courtesy of an Infinity Ward blog post.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Update 1.26 Patch Notes

New Content

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'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' update 1.26 is live with more Season 5 content. Read the full patch notes below. 'Call of Duty: Modern Warfare' is available on PS4, Xbox One and PC. Infinity Ward/Activision
  • Games of Summer Event
  • Stadium Gunfight Tournament
  • Ground War Reinforced: Collect flags to revive downed teammates.
  • King Slayer Warzone: Essentially Team Deathmatch in Battle Royale.
  • FNN LMG: An accurate and lightweight gun that blurs the line between AR and SMG.
  • Morte Operator

PLAYLIST UPDATE

MODERN WARFARE:

  • Ground War
  • Ground War Reinforce (32 players)
  • Blueprint Gunfight
  • Shoot the Ship
  • Face Off Verdansk Stadium (2v2)

WARZONE:

  • BR Solos
  • BR Duos
  • BR Trios
  • BR Quads
  • Plunder: Quads
  • King Slayer Trios

GENERAL FIXES:

  • Ground War: You can now spawn on APCs even while they're in combat, just as long as the vehicle isn't low on health
  • You can now inspect your weapon during infil sequences!
  • Fix for a bug where players could see Tracker footprints on the ground after respawning, even when they don't have the perk equipped
  • Fix for an issue where the Riot Shield could appear sideways in the preview screen
  • Also, fixed a bug where the Riot Shield could appear crooked in the squad walk
  • Fixed a bug where using Flaming Throwing Knives would not reset Dead Silence
  • Season 5 Week 1 challenge reads: "Call in the Personal UAV Killstreak 7 Times." Should be written as Personal Radar
  • The Week 1 challenge reads: "Play 3 matches with Wyatt and your Coalition Operator". Using and instead of as
  • Fix for an issue where the scoreboard could reflect inaccurate information when going from a multiplayer match to a Warzone match
  • Fixed a bug where some users were unable to unblock players
  • Fixed a bug where the 'World Eater' calling card appeared animated, although it should be a static image
  • Fix for an issue where partially watching the killcam and then skipping it, can sometimes result in reduced respawn time
  • Various fixes to help the Tomogunchi Turbo watch function as intended
  • Fixed an issue where the Stopping Round Field Upgrade could become unlimited after using two of the same weapon

WEAPONS:

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The FNN LMG is 'Modern Warfare's newest weapon. Infinity Ward/Activision
  • Adjusted weapon stats graphs to better match rate of fire and post-launch weapon balancing
  • Fix for a bug where tracers could lose their impact VFX when the ammunition is changed from the default 5.56 NATO ammunition on the M4
  • Sniper – Thermal Scope: lowered optic resolution and reduced thermal range
  • Adding 'HEI' (High Explosive Incendiary) label to cosmetic dismembering ammo types

WARZONE:

  • Fix for an issue where the gas mask could become invulnerable
  • Fixed a bug where the yellow highlighting of your name in the Squad widget was missing from BR Buy Back
  • Fix for a bug where the parachute could open randomly when jumping over certain areas of the map
  • In BR Quads, the player's minimap icon had both the downed icon and arrow when the player started the Most Wanted contract. This has been fixed
  • Fixed a bug where the loot dropped from a squadmate who died in the gulag would be available for other squad members to pick up if they enter the same gulag
  • Fixed a bug where players will observe no ping audio from a spectator creating world pings
  • Various fixes for issues with Self Revive:
    • Players may see no UI for Self Revive after buying it at a kiosk, then see the Self Revive 'Use' UI right before the player dies when downed but too late to be able to revive themselves
    • Players may see no UI for Self Revive and when downed, they are able to use a Self Revive
    • Players may be unable to buy a Self Revive at a kiosk stating "The player already has this item", despite not having one in their inventory

CALL OF DUTY LEAGUE:

  • Fixed a bug where barrels with integrated suppressors were still available

PC:

  • Improved stability and performance
  • Fixed an issue that caused screen resolution to be higher than native resolution at 100 render resolution when in fullscreen borderless mode
  • Fixed an issue that could lock FOV to 60 after playing a game of Ground War

In other words, like most mid-season updates for Modern Warfare and Warzone, today's patch is all about its new content. While we would've liked to have seen a little more love for multiplayer beyond the new weapon, there's a lot to do throughout the entire game thanks to the new event and the quest toward unlocking that sweet gun. Also interesting is the idea of bringing Gunfight to the newly opened Stadium just a few weeks after players have memorized the ins and outs of the revised location. The King Slayer Warzone variant also sounds pretty fun considering Call of Duty's pedigree in TDM, but it's obviously nothing we haven't seen in Battle Royale before. In a lot of ways the update 1.26 content is predictable but just enough to keep fans entertained nonetheless.

Which makes it all the more interesting that there aren't as many weapon balance tweaks as we anticipated given that the original Season 5 update didn't feature much balancing either. The most curious change in patch 1.26 is the nerf to thermal scopes, which seems somewhat unnecessary in the current meta. Might IW be looking to add some snow maps or night maps in the future that would alter these prospects? It's certainly a possibility. Beyond that solitary tweak, though, Modern Warfare's most recent patch is heavy on boring bug fixes.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is available now on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

What do you think of Modern Warfare update 1.26 based on these patch notes? Have you unlocked the FNN LMG? Tell us in the comments section!