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CoD: Warzone And MW3 Patch Notes Detail Map Fixes And Guns Removed From MP Ranked Play

Here is everything that changed in Call of Duty with the small update on April 23.


A small update has arrived to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Warzone on April 23. The patch notes include fixes for several map exploits in Modern Warfare 3, and the expanded weapon trial has concluded for multiplayer's Ranked Play mode.

For Modern Warfare 3, the update adds collision to prevent players from reaching exploitable areas across Season 3's new multiplayer maps: 6 Star, Growhouse, and Tanked. The patch notes also mention a correction for an issue in the One in the Chamber party mode, which previously caused the last player standing to incur a loss for the match.

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The limited-time trial has ended for the expanded weapon pool test in multiplayer's Ranked Play mode. The developer says teams will be discussing the findings of the weapon trial, and more information will be shared about the test after the launch of Season 3 Reloaded. The conclusion of the trial means the following weapons are once again restricted in Ranked Play:

Assault rifles:

  • BP50
  • Holger 556
  • MTZ-556

Submachine guns:

  • WSP Swarm
  • HRM-9
  • RAM-9

The update is very light on the Warzone side. The patch notes details three bug fixes for battle royale, including a fix for collision issues on Rebirth Island that allowed players to exploit the map, correction for an issue that previously prevented the gas mask animation and proper functionality, and an issue has been resolved that prevented players in a passenger seat of a vehicle from using UAVs.

The full patch notes for Warzone and Modern Warfare 3 can be found below, as shared by Activision.

In other recent Call of Duty news, players can now choose to be a dinosaur soldier in Modern Warfare 3, Warzone, and Warzone Mobile. Season 3 Reloaded should arrive next month, and here are all the major announcements for the midseason update.



  • 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.



  • 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



  • 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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