Complete Patch Notes for Modern Warfare’s Biggest Update v1.09

Modern Warfare Patch 1.09 Patch Notes

The biggest update for Call of Duty Modern Warfare has been released. The update went live on November 22, 2019 and is loaded with changes. The newest update, known as v1.09 is currently live on all platforms including PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC and is an estimated 12 GB for console players, and 22 GB for PC players. The major update was originally teased on Twitter by Ashton Williams (Sr. Communications Manager at Infinity Ward).


The patch was also said to have updates for competitive Call of Duty (CDL). For the CDL it looks like changes have been made to allow players to disable the overhead spawn camera. The overhead camera would show when players were killed, allowing them to see the entire map from above. Another change is to the thermal site – players can now see through smoke. The final change geared towards Call of Duty competitive is a fix for a glitch known as the “SnD Mounting Glitch”. To do this glitch, players would head to a “mount” spawn in a search and destroy game after the bomb has been planted. If the enemy started to defuse the bomb, the “mount” tooltip would go away notifying them that the bomb was being defused.

Patch notes for the major update are quite extensive, as the update changes a lot. We’ve broken the patch notes down into a summary, basic details, and a complete patch notes so you can get through them as fast as possible.

Modern Warfare Update 1.09 Summary

Patch 1.09 looks to improve on the current game by patching bugs, fixing exploits, and balancing weapons and equipment. One part of the patch every player is interested in is how they change the footsteps. In this patch they have adjusted the volume and sound type played for crouch walk and walking while aiming down sights. Along with the new sounds they have released 2 new speical operations “Harbinger” and “Brimstone”. For multiplayer that have also introduced a new playlist “Realism Moshpit (Domination, Hardpoint, Headquarters, Kill Confimed)” and gun game. Gun game is a classic game mode in Call of Duty of the years. You start with one weapon and as you get eliminations you get new weapons. To win, you have to be the first player to get a kill with each weapon.

For competitive players, they have fixed the dead silence glitch and also added the ability to disable the overhead camera that would show the entire map after being eliminated. Thermal scopes will now see through smoke grenades – previously players could spam smoke and gain control of any map because there was no counter. Lastly, they have patched the mounting bug in search and destroy.

Size: 12-22 GB depending on if you are on console or PC.

Date: November 22, 2019 at approximately 12:30 AM

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC

Version: 1.09

Modern Warfare Update 1.09 Complete Patch Notes


  • Special Operations: “Harbinger” and “Brimstone”
  • Classic Special Operations: “Door Kick”, 3 Star Rating System and Rewards
    • 3-star rating system (based on time completed)
    • XP & MP unlocks based on your star rating after finishing a game.
  • Multiplayer:
    • Realism Moshpit (Domination, Hardpoint, Headquarters, Kill Confirmed)
    • Gun Game

general patch notes details

  • Fix for a bug where a player could spawn without a character model when spawning in on a friendly vehicle
  • Fixes for various exploits across all maps and modes
  • Fix for an issue where copying an opposing players loadout was also copying their killstreaks
  • Fix for the After-Action report not displaying newly acquired awards
  • Fix for player rank icons not appearing on the scoreboard
  • Shortened the amount of time an execution animation plays
  • Accessibility: Added the option to Always Sprint
  • Footsteps: Adjusted volume and sound type played for crouch walk and walking while Aiming Down Sights
  • Dead Silence: Fix for the Dead Silence Field Upgrade not lasting the correct amount of time when CDL rules are enabled
  • Fix for nameplates being visible in a certain location on Piccadilly
  • Updates to the obituary (killfeed); removed “Avenged” and “Save Player”, play of the game owner, and player rank increases
  • Fix for players being able to join a match even though they’ve been blocked

Private Match:

  • Added the option to disable the spawn camera
  • Fix for a bug where the ‘Starting Flags Captured’ private match option was not functioning as intended
  • Fix for the bomb screen appearing blank when defusing or planting the bomb in Search and Destroy with Realism enabled. Added bomb carrier indicator.


  • Fixed an issue where selected killstreaks would revert to the previous selection mid-match
  • Fix where players using the Shield Turret killstreak could see through smoke at certain angles with the side panels of the turret

cod league updates

  • Dead Silence: Fix for the Dead Silence Field Upgrade not lasting the correct amount of time when CDL rules are enabled
  • Thermal scopes are now able to see through smoke grenades
  • Added the option to disable the spawn camera
  • Fixed an issue where the mount interaction prompt was disappearing when planting or diffusing the bomb in Search and Destroy

1 Life Mode Fixes:

  • Fix for camera getting stuck on the death location when transitioning to spectate
  • Fix for the weapon not animating when sprinting at the beginning of the round

Infantry Assault Vehicle:

  • Reduced damage radius and lethality of the turret

Progression/Challenges/Missions Fixes:

  • Cleaned up and updated descriptions for various challenges
  • Officer Challenge: “Heads Up”
  • “Destroy Vehicles with Launchers”
  • “Doing Work”
  • “Aggression”
  • “Expert Gunsmith”
  • “One Trick Pony”


  • Fix for Decoy Grenade showing a red blinking light for both allies and enemies
  • Slightly brightened the player outline when using the Snapshot Grenade

Single Player:

  • Fix for a bug that could cause an error when selecting a mission


  • Spotter: perk was not marking equipment, Field Upgrades, or Killstreaks through walls in FFA. Fix for Spotter perk not marking UAVs and slightly brightened outlines
  • E.O.D: Fix for players losing HUD elements after hacking an enemy claymore in certain scenarios
  • Fix for the “Quick Fix” perk not giving faster regeneration when earning kills with the throwing knife.
  • Fix for the “Amped” perk not stowing the Riot Shield as quickly as it should

weapon updates

  • Fix for rocket launcher camos not unlocking or tracking properly
  • Fix for the Model 860 camos not unlocking or tracking properly
  • FN SCAR 17: slight increase in ADS time, reduction to barrel and bipod grip penalties
  • Fix for a white placeholder box appearing when leveling up a weapon and unlocking new attachments
  • Added descriptions to all optics that have scope glint
  • Fixed an issue where the P90 + FFS Ring Sight would create a scope glint
  • Thermal scopes are now able to see through smoke grenades
  • Fix for charms not appearing where they should on various weapons

Leaderboards/Combat Records:

  • Fixed a bug where selecting “All” would sometimes kick the player back to the main menu
  • Added CTF and Hardpoint into Combat Records

Audio: Voice chat options:

  • No Effect – default voice chat. No additional effects or EQ adjustments
  • Stealth Comms – Bring the immersion of the Campaign into Multiplayer with added SAS radio effects to voice chat
  • Classic Chatter – Feeling nostalgic? Coordinate with your team using classic Modern Warfare radio effects

Special Operations:

  • Added munitions drops! After various objectives, a care package will drop to provide you with much needed munitions!
  • Various exploit fixes
  • Fix for an issue where players could lose functionality after using the EMP Drone in Operation Crosswind
  • Fix for crashes that occur when viewing the scoreboard from the match summary


  • Fix for enemies spawning out of bounds on Piccadilly

pc updates

New Features:

  • Added an option to hide Friend requests and Party Invitations
  • Added support for additional keyboard layouts on PS4


  • Several fixes to prevent crashes and improve stability

General Fixes:

  • Fixed an issue where the boot up sequence volume would be too loud
  • Various keybinding adjustments
  • Players are now able to back out of the Gesture and Spray Wheel by clicking anywhere
  • More fixes to prevent hitching/stuttering during cutscenes
  • Fixed an issue where the Main Menu music would not play when users activated the Skip Introduction Movie option
  • Fix for an error that could occur when attempting to manage a party
  • Multiple fixes for different Aspect Ratios on various menus/screens in the game
  • Fix for a bug where the XP Token shortcut key would also open Nvidia Highlights feature simultaneously (Now on “F” key)
  • Fix for a bug where some achievements would appear as completed even though they were

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