Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Reveals Patch Notes for Second Weekend of Beta


  • UI changes in the Modern Warfare 3 beta include a red nameplate above enemy operators and a reduced slide to sprint delay by 200ms.
  • Weapons in the game have been adjusted, with decreased spread while sliding for various weapon classes and nerfs to the Striker SMG.
  • Changes have been made to killstreaks, modes, maps, operators, and stability issues in the beta, addressing various gameplay elements and fixing crashes and errors.

The patch notes for the second weekend of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s beta have been revealed, giving players more information about the changes coming to the game. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 is set to launch later this year, and Activision is currently hosting a special beta event for players to get their hands on the title.

The beta for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 started on October 6, with PlayStation fans getting early access to it as a pre-order bonus. PC and Xbox players were able to play Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 from October 12, and the game will have an open beta for all platforms from October 14 to 16. These beta events provide a good opportunity for the development team to work on feedback, and Activision has now revealed the list of changes made to the game for its second beta weekend.

The Modern Warfare 3 beta update is now live, and it comes with a number of balance fixes and other tweaks along with some stability improvements. Starting with UI changes, enemy operators in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will now show a red nameplate above their heads, while the slide to sprint delay has been reduced by 200ms in this patch. The next section details all the changes made to weapons in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, with the Striker SMG seeing a ton of nerfs. The Guardian-SC killstreak has also been nerfed, as its health and lifetime have both been reduced.

Coming to the other changes made in this update, player-driven vehicles will no longer have limited fuel in the Ground War game mode, while the overhead spawn camera sequence has been disabled in the Hardpoint mode. The next section highlights changes made to various maps in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, such as adding collision near areas of the waterfall on the Estate map. Finally, the update will offer some stability upgrades for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3’s beta, as it will address crashes along with an issue would result in an error message appearing on the screen.

Overall, it seems like Activision has made some notable changes to Modern Warfare 3’s beta with the release of this patch. Battle Rage in Modern Warfare 3 has already been nerfed, and it looks like the development team will make more balance changes as it continues to monitor player feedback.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Beta Weekend 2 Patch Notes


  • UIX
    • Enemy Operators will now display a red nameplate above their head.
  • Movement
    • Decreased the slide to sprint delay by 200ms.


  • Reduced Tac-Stance spread while sliding for several weapon classes.
    • Assault Rifles: Decreased 17-26%.
    • Submachine Guns: Decreased 14-17%.
    • Light Machine Guns: Decreased 30-45%.
    • Marksman Rifles: Decreased 29-31%.
    • Pistols: Decreased 10-20%.
  • Striker (Submachine Gun)
    • Decreased near-medium damage from 39 to 36.
    • Decreased near-medium damage range from 24m to 19m (-21%).
    • Decreased medium damage range from 30m to 25m (-17%).
    • Decreased far-medium damage from 28 to 27.
    • Decreased minimum damage from 23 to 21.
    • Increased headshot damage multiplier from 1.2x to 1.3x.
    • Increased lower-arm damage multiplier from 1x to 1.1x.


  • Guardian-SC
    • Decreased health from 550 to 400 (-27%).
    • Decreased lifetime from 120s to 60s (-50%).


  • Ground War
    • Vehicles driven by the player no longer have limited fuel.
  • Hardpoint
    • Disabled overhead spawn camera sequence upon respawn.


  • Estate
    • Added collision near various areas of the Waterfall to prevent players from accessing unintended locations.
  • Favela
    • Players will no longer be killed immediately after respawning near the yellow car on the Side Street.
  • Popov Power (Ground War)
    • Added collision near Reactor Beta to prevent players from accessing an unintended location.


  • Operator movement animations will now play properly in the moments following a respawn.


  • Added a missing icon for the Incursion XII Long Barrel Attachment for the SVA 545.
  • Players will now be properly notified of Playlist updates while idling in the menus.


  • Addressed a crash that occurred while matchmaking in the Ground War playlist.
  • Addressed multiple crashes that occurred while launching the game.
  • Resolved an issue that caused an error message stating “a required network service has failed” upon attempting to join another player’s party.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 launches on November 10 for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S.

Source: Gamerant

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