Warzone 2 Update Today | Patch Notes

Here are the latest patch notes for Warzone 2. We've condensed the patch notes to focus on major balancing changes, as we know you guys care a lot more about buffs and nerfs than you do about big fixes.

Warzone Patch Today Update
What's in the patch notes in today's Warzone update? | © Activision

Warzone 2 has finally arrived. That means swimming, ledge-hanging, leaning out of car windows, and more. But despite all the fancy new upgrades provided by the IW9 engine, the fact remains: this is Warzone, and having the best weapon is what matters. And because this is Warzone, the "best weapon" changes every other week thanks to all the balancing patches.

In this article we'll regularly update you with the latest set of patch notes, focusing on weapon balance. You can also find info below on when to expect the next patch, how big the current patch is, and what the new, post-patch meta looks like. Let's get started.

Note: These are the Warzone 2 patch notes, they only apply to the BR. Here are the latest Modern Warfare 2 patch notes, if you're looking for standard multiplayer updates.

When Is Warzone 2 Updated?

We assume that Warzone 2 will continue to receive weekly balancing patches on Wednesdays at 10AM PT (1PM PT / 6PM GMT / 7PM CET), as was the case during MW2019, BOCW, and Vanguard. Although, smaller "hot patches" are deployed at any time in response to major bugs, and seasonal updates are only deployed every couple of months.

If the date and time of Warzone's weekly update changes then we will keep you informed.

Warzone 2 Update Today (November 22, 2022) | Patch Size

This is the second Warzone 2 patch ever: Update 1.011, and it contains pretty much just bug fixes, hence it's only a small download:

  • PlayStation: 800 MB
  • Xbox: 800 MB
  • PC: 800 MB

Crazy to think the game isn't larger in general, especially given how extensive the DMZ is.

Warzone 2 Update Today (November 22, 2022) | At A Glance

We don't all have time to read pages upon pages of patch notes, so we've provided a brief overview of this update below:

  • Update 1.011 is just a ton of bug fixes.
  • We did get one small improvement that allows us to navigate camos more easily.

If you're looking for new content rather than balancing changes, check out what's coming in the new season.

Warzone 2 Update Today (November 22, 2022) | Patch Notes

Attachments

  • Armor Piercing Ammunition
    • Removed damage multiplier against armored opponents

Gameplay

  • Increased audio notification for when The Jailer enters the Gulag
  • Buy Station inventory has been slightly adjusted:
    • Removed Counter UAV
    • Removed Tactical Camera
  • Visual upgrade to Contract activation phone in Battle Royale.
  • Improvements made to help better navigate Camos:
    • Added controller bumper navigation to jump between categories
    • Added a toggle option to show/hide locked Camos

Bug Fixes

General

  • Fixed an issue preventing some Players from hearing others via Proximity Chat.
  • Fixed an issue preventing Stickers earned via DMZ Extractions from appearing on Weapons.
  • Fixed an issue on PlayStation that caused Players to not see Sony profile usernames.
  • Fixed an issue causing parachute deployment to crash the game.
  • Fixed an issue causing Players to lose all control of mouse movement if interacting with a container with Mixed Backpack behavior.
  • Fixed collision issues with various elements across the game that allowed players to exploit/peek/shoot through them.
  • Fixed an issue with audio occlusion and directional audio.
  • Audio occlusion/directional audio has returned to normal levels after an issue with Season 01 launch.
  • Fixed an issue causing some unlocks in the Gunsmith to not track Weapon progression.
  • Fixed an issue causing Overkill to allow players to equip the same Weapon as both a Primary and a Secondary.
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing the correct number of Battle Pass Tokens from appearing on the Battle Pass Menu.
  • Fixed an issue causing the Season Countdown Timer on the Battle Pass Menu to not indicate the correct amount of time remaining.
  • Fixed various incorrect texts in the in-game interface.
  • Fixed various issues resulting in incorrect controller input while navigating menus.
  • Fixed an issue that caused players looking down to appear erratic to others.Fixed an issue that prevented some players from launching the game due to GPU compatibility.
  • Fixed an issue that was causing Focused Mode to crash the client while the Display Mode was set to Windowed.
  • Fixed an issue on PlayStation that caused the PlayStation Store icon to remain stuck on screen after experiencing a network error.Fixed an issue causing progression for the “Dragon in Downtown” Calling Card to not track.
  • Fixed an issue causing the incorrect Operator icon to appear while navigating to select a custom skin for Kleo.
  • Fixed an issue causing players to get kicked back to the main menu when navigating to select the PDSW 528 Armory while customizing a Loadout.Fixed an issue causing an incorrect progression requirement to appear in the Prestige menu.
  • Fixed various audio related issues causing players to hear notifications at times when they should not.
  • Fixed an issue causing Platinum Camo unlock requirements to display incorrectly after having unlocked it.
  • Fixed various issues causing the camera to shake while spectating another player.Fixed an issue causing Operator model hands to appear invisible while ledge hanging.
  • Fixed an issue causing the incorrect Weapon to appear in the player Showcase.

Battle Royale

  • Fixed an issue that caused Players eliminated in the Gulag to either spectate the enemy team or spectate from underneath the playable area.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Players eliminated in the Gulag to not appear in the Buy Station for squad members to buy back.
  • Fixed an issue causing Players to skip the downed state and immediately perish despite having an assimilated squad member still alive.
  • Fixed an issue preventing Players from jumping out of the plane during Infil.
  • Fixed an issue causing the After Action Report from appearing correctly after a match.

DMZ

  • Fixed an issue that was causing Players to get kicked out of the Backpack interface if looting an eliminated Player opponent that disconnected during the interaction.
  • Fixed an issue preventing Players from equipping Lethal and Tactical equipment.
  • Fixed an issue that caused Players to encounter the “Failed to Connect to Datacenters” error while extracting.
  • Fixed an issue that caused lobby-wide microphone input during matchmaking.
  • Fixed an issue allowing Players to keep Armor Plate Carrier upgrades between matches despite having been eliminated.
  • Fixed an issue causing Players to lose their Backpack upgrade when extracting after having been revived.
  • Fixed an issue causing Players to incorrectly extract their insured Weapon as a contraband Weapon.

Warzone 2 Update (November 16, 2022) | Patch Notes

The patch notes are simply too large for this particular update. This patch contains the base game of Warzone 2. But you will ordinarily find all the patch notes here each week, condensed to focus on weapon balancing.

If you want to get all the attachments unlocked then your only real option is to level-up weapons in Modern Warfare 2. Here's a link to buy MW2, and here's a tier-ranking of every weapon, so you know what to work on first.

Warzone 2 Meta, Post-Patch

To be brief, we still think the best weapons to use in Warzone 2 are the MCPR-300 and the M4. We have a complete rundown of the Season 1 meta in this article, but if you don't have time, here are the builds.

Sniper: MCPR-300

Here is our favorite MCPR build,

Warzone 2 Season 1 Meta Sniper
This is our favorite MCPR-300 build for Warzone. | © Activision
SlotAttachment How To UnlockTuning
MuzzleFTAC DreadnoughtM4 to Level 14 → FTAC Recon to Level 5Aim Down Sight Speed Max (-1.40 oz) / Bullet Velocity Max (+1.00 in)
Barrel22' OMX-456MCPR-300 to Level 11

Aim Walking Speed Max (-0.50 lb) / Aim Down Sight Speed Max (-0.40 in)

OpticLuca BanderaLockwood MK2 to Level 7Your own discretion between close and far.

Rear Grip

Cronan Cheetah GripMCPR-300 to Level 7Aim Down Sight Speed Max (-1.00 oz) / Aiming Idle Stability Max (+.45 in)
Magazine5 Round MagMCPR to Level 8Default

The optic we've gone for is from the Lockwood, and it gives us variable zoom between two common magnification strengths, 3.7 and 7x. Of course, you could go for something else or even use the default sight, but we just bloody love how close it feels to the old-school Kar "Sniper Scope".

Sniper-Support: M4

Here is our favorite sniper-support so far:

M4 Sniper Support
The M4 slaps as a sniper-support. | © Activision
SlotAttachment How To UnlockTuning
MuzzleHarbinger D20STB 556 to Level 18Recoil Smoothness Max (+1.40 oz) / Bullet Velocity Max (-1.00 in)

Optic

Cronen Mini ProExpedite 12 to Level 7

Your own discretion between close and far.

StockDemo Precision Elite FactoryM4 to Level 18 → 556 Icarus to Level 8Aim Down Sight Speed Max (-4.00 oz) / Aim Walking Speed Max (-2.40 in)
Rear GripPhantom GripM4 to Level 13 → FTAC Recon to Level 16 → FSS Hurricane to Level 12Recoil Steadiness Max (+1.00 oz) / Sprint To Fire Speed Max (-0.45in)
Magazine45 Round MagM4 to Level 5Default

The Kastov 762 would also be a great choice here (you can find a loadout here), but we find the M4's increased mobility and handling speeds are slightly better for that sniper-support role.

And there you have it ladies and gentlemen, an overview of the latest patch notes for Warzone 2, and what we believe the current meta to be. We hope you found it helpful.

Why not use the DMZ mode to level up some of these weapons?

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