Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Patch Nerfs Volk, Tweaks Zombies

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Infinity Ward releases the patch notes for the latest Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare update, detailing changes coming to multiplayer as well as Zombies in Spaceland.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has been available for a couple of weeks now, giving Infinity Ward plenty of time to observe the community and determine if any changes need to be made. Well, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare‘s first significant patch since launch is now available, rolling out to the masses and making a number of changes to the game’s multiplayer mode as well as Zombies in Spaceland.

On the multiplayer side of things, players will notice a few new playlists have been added, such as Hardcore Kill Confirmed, Hardcore Free for All, and Infected. Besides a number of other tweaks and bug fixes, though, perhaps the most important change coming to Infinite Warfare‘s online multiplayer component is the attempt to balance the overpowered Volk assault rifle.

After downloading the new patch, players will discover that the Volk isn’t quite as deadly as it was before. The gun has been nerfed in an attempt to make it a little more balanced, with Infinity Ward reducing its damage range, reducing its hip fire accuracy, and giving it more of a kick when players aim down the sights with the weapon. These changes should go a long way in making the Volk a fairer weapon in the online arenas.

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As previously stated, the new patch for Infinite Warfare also addresses the game’s Zombies in Spaceland mode. As is the case with the multiplayer, most of the changes in Zombies in Spaceland are bug fixes and addressing minor technical issues. However, one change Infinity Ward is making to solo play may make the game a bit easier for those that prefer to fight zombies as a lone wolf.

With the new update, players will no longer lose the round automatically if they go down when David Hasselhoff is active. For the uninitiated, celebrity David Hasselhoff can be summoned from the heavens by completing challenges for N3IL the robot, and he helps players kill zombies for a few rounds before blasting off into space again. Since the round will no longer end automatically when playing in solo with Hasselhoff, presumably this means he will be able to revive downed players, which should make tasks like completing the Easter Egg less stressful as a solo player.

For the most part, it seems the changes Infinity Ward is making to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare are for the better. The overall goal is to make Infinite Warfare as balanced as possible, and hopefully nerfing the Volk gun and making things easier for solo Zombies players will help the studio accomplish that.

The full patch notes are detailed below:

Overall

  • Infected has been added back to all platforms
  • Hardcore FFA has been added to all platforms
  • Hardcore Kill Confirmed has been added to PS4 and Xbox
  • Hardcore Kill Confirmed replayed Hardcore Defender in the Moshpit on PC
  • Removed Hardcore Defender from PS4 and Xbox
  • Reintroduced SnD into PC Moshpits

Multiplayer

  • Scorestreaks now give team score based on where the owner is on the map in Frontline
  • Double XP UI added
  • Volk Tuning: reduced damage range, reduced hip fire accuracy, more violent ADS view kick
  • Infected: Inactivity kick (Infected will be added back shortly)
  • Infected: always turn initial infected to normal infected if a survivor suicides
  • Frost: spawn additional out of bound trigger to catch dropped bombs by sub wallrun
  • Rigs are now properly unlocked when ANY of their rig packages are unlocked, rather than just the first one.
  • Speculative fix for a crash in the wild
  • Fix for split screen weapon streaming

Zombies in Spaceland

  • Added a weapon rank upgrade splash when that weapon reaches a new rank.
  • Don’t end the game in solo if The Hoff is active
  • Correctly handle Coupon Clipper FnF card when used to call in The Hoff V3.
  • Fixed an exploit where players can double jump after respawing from dying via a kill trigger.
  • Weapon upgrade powerup fixes.
  • Fixed an exploit where players who played both MP and CP would get drastically increased Weapon XP gains

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare is available now for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Source: Reddit (via GameSpot)