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CoD: Warzone April Fools' Day Patch Notes Reveal Some Pretty Wacky Changes

In the spirit of April Fools', Warzone's standard battle royale playlists have been updated to punk players.


Call of Duty: Warzone has fallen victim to the day of jokes and trolls, with Raven Software's latest patch notes revealing some pretty wacky changes to the standard battle royale experience.

According to the patch notes for April 1, Warzone's parachuting functionality has been modified in Caldera, which removes parachuting and fall damage. Players are reporting that they're dropping into Caldera without their chute, and they're surviving the massive fall.

While the parachuting change seems to hold some truth, the patch notes also suggest that loadout drops, which are a popular feature in Warzone, have been removed from the game. However, it looks like loadout drops are still very much in the game, and free loadouts seem to be dropping at the beginning of matches on Rebirth Island.

Rocket launchers have also been modified for the day. Players are reporting that launchers and explosives also work differently on Caldera and Rebirth Island, as explosions aren't killing anyone in Warzone for April Fools'. Instead, players are being flung backwards. Incendiary ammo seems to be sending players soaring into the air as well for April Fools' Day.

Additionally, the patch notes share other silly features that may not actually be in the game, including Fortnite-esque portable forts and lootable fauna.

The full patch notes can be seen below, as shared by Raven Software.

Warzone recently added the Communication Towers feature to Rebirth Island, and we have a handy tower guide to help you locate them all. More changes are expected to come to Rebirth Island as the Rebirth Reinforced event progresses.


Gameplay Adjustments

  • Custom Loadouts have been removed.

Loadout Weapons were clearly overpowered due to Players equpping effective combinations of Attachments on them. In order to level the playing field for everyone, we have removed Loadouts from the game. May RNG be on your side!

  • Parachuting functionality has been modified in Caldera.

Data indicates that a considerable number of Players die upon Infil. Given the ongoing struggle, we’ve removed this initial barrier of entry. We’d like to thank our creators for providing live demonstrations of this issue.

New Tactical Equipment

  • Fortification Grenade
    • Players can throw this grenade to generate a 20x20x20 fortified box base equipped with a Firesale Buy Station, Anti-Aircraft Gun, and defensive Armored Truck AI, giving them a distinct advantage during open-area confrontations.

Upon analyzing our heat maps, we’ve determined that Players need better tools to engage with one another in low density areas. We fully expect portable fortresses to help improve survivability and leave a mark on enemy morale.

New Contract

  • Subscribe Now!
    • This Contract marks all Players using prefixes/suffixes/clan tags including but not limited to TTV, FBG, YTG, TK, TOK, as high value targets for the duration of the match. Enjoy the new followers!

New Lootable Fauna

  • Don’t feed the sharks.


Weapon Adjustments

» Launchers «

  • Launcher functionality has been modified in Caldera.

» Light Machine Guns «

  • Bren (VG)
    • Minimum Damage increased to 125, up from 30

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