Tactical Sprint & Bug Fixes Come in New Warzone Update: Patch Notes

The latest Warzone update brings not only a number of bug fixes to the game, but a brand new tactical sprint option to combat thumb injuries.
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We have all known the dangers for a while. The deadly risk laid before us as gamers. The thing we all dread the most, even more than a broken internet connection, dropping our PS5 down the stairs, or stepping on our favourite controller. What is it that I speak of? Well, that's obvious: Thumb injuries!

You see, Warzone's October 15 Update did more than just change around the Playlists and implement a few bug fixes: it introduced a brand new setting to the game. Tactical Sprint is now available for players, removing the need to double tap the analogue sticks. It's to prevent those pesky aforementioned thumb injuries, and it's just one of a few things to be changed in this week's update. Here are the Tactical Sprint Update Warzone Patch Notes...

What is Tactical Sprint in Warzone?

Tactical Sprint i a new Accessibility option in Warzone that allows players to remove the need to double tap the analogue sticks. It has a number of different options, and has been designed around the idea of supporting players who don't want the pain associated with having to constantly double tap. Speaking of the new Tactical Sprint mechanic, Raven Software said the following on their website:

We want players to be able to use Tactical Sprint strategically without the need to choose between Auto Tac Sprint and the physical pain associated with repeated quick presses of the left / right analogue sticks. The option to Single Tap from Run gives players the ability to use a single button press to go from basic speed to Tactical Sprint. The Single Tap from Sprint option allows players to opt to use a single button press to go from Run to Sprint, and then another single button press to go from Sprint to Tactical Sprint. Each of the available choices allow players to customize their button functionality and balance that against individual gameplay style and noise associated with player movement.

To access Tactical Sprint all you need to do is jump into the Controller Tab of the Options and Accessibility Options menu in Warzone. Tactical Sprint has three specific options:

  • Double Tap: Double tap to Tactical Sprint (default)
  • Single Tap from Sprint: Single tap to Tactical Sprint while sprinting
  • Single Tap from Run: Single tap to Tactical Sprint while running

Warzone October 15 Update Patch Notes

Warzone Patch Notes: Modes

  • Weekend-Exclusive Playlist - Iron Trials ‘84 Trios
    • Last weekend, we let you pick your 3 best squad mates. This weekend, you only choose 2. Time to decide who made the cut!
    • This Weekend-Exclusive Playlist went live earlier today at 10 AM PST and will remain live through Monday, October 11th, at 10 AM PST.

Adjustments

  • Buy Station
    • Specialist Token has been removed.
  • Equipment
    • Medical Syringe now heals 25% faster.
  • Gulag
    • Loadouts have been updated.
    • Loadout primary Weapon Attachments increased from 2 to 3.
  • Loot
    • Specialist Token now drops on death.
    • Classified Weapons have been updated.
    • Foresight has been added as an exceedingly rare drop.
  • Player
    • Base health regen speed has been increased.
  • Vehicles
    • Tac Rovers have been enabled.
  • Weapons
    • Sniper Rifle headshot down distance increased to 50 meters.
    • Sniper Rifle headshot damage beyond 50 meters has been increased from 300 to 325.

Warzone Patch Notes: Accessibility

Tactical Sprint

Tactical Sprint allows players to eliminate the need for a double tap on analogue sticks. This option is intended to support Fine Motor Accessibility. This menu option is located within the Controller tab of the Options and Accessibility Options menu.

  • The setting has 3 options:
    • Double Tap: Double tap to Tactical Sprint (default)
    • Single Tap from Sprint: Single tap to Tactical Sprint while sprinting
    • Single Tap from Run: Single tap to Tactical Sprint while running

Warzone Patch Notes: Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue causing Custom Weapon Modifications to lock Players out of the Armory.
  • Fixed an issue causing incorrect text to appear for the Unlock Criteria text on locked Attachments.
  • Fixed an issue causing Players returning from the Gulag to be incorrectly kicked from a live match for “being AFK”.
  • Fixed an issue causing Players to get kicked out of the Look For Party menu when selecting the Start Looking For Party button.
  • Fixed an issue causing Players to occasionally experience a client crash while modifying Loadouts during a live match.

Well, there you have it: the October 15 Warzone Update Patch Notes in all of their wonderful glory. Warzone's new Tactical Sprint could be great new addition to the game, and we hope that it prevents any more of those pesky thumb injuries. These patch notes are a condensed version of Raven Software's official patch notes. If you want the full version, you should check them out on Raven Software's website.

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