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Secret Call of Duty: Modern Warfare message predicted backlash to latest patch

Call of Duty Modern Warfare received a sizeable patch earlier today – it’s a whopping 20GB in fact – which brings in Spec Ops missions, two new multiplayer playlists, and many fixes and corrections asked for in the community. However, the Modern Warfare patch notes for the game’s update 1.09 reveal more than most players expected – as the notes seem to feature secret internal developer messages.

The messages are attached to the notes for the adjustments to footsteps under ‘General’, and the inclusion of Gun Game to the multiplayer playlists. While the regular patch notes on Reddit do not feature the messages, the ones shared on Activision Blizzard’s Battle.net contain the secret notes.

Perhaps most of interest is the fact that whoever left the notes in – presumably someone from developer Infinity Ward – seems to anticipate a backlash to the patch. The update to ‘footsteps’, in particular, suggests a fix to an issue that the community has apparently been requesting – but the developer is well aware that this update doesn’t actually fix the issue.