Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2 May 24 update patch notes: Ranked Play restrictions & bug fixes

Luca Di Marzo
MW2 Warzone 2 OperatorActivision

A Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 update arrived on May 24 as the devs looked to make new battle royale Ranked Play restrictions as well as tackle several bug fixes in Season 3 Reloaded.

An update for Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 arrived on May 24, and players can expect increased stability and fewer issues when playing multiplayer or the battle royale. While the Season 3 Reloaded update arrived on May 10, the devs continuously work to improve the state of the game.

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Those enjoying Warzone 2 Ranked Play will be pleased to hear of some new restrictions joining the list of banned attachments. Let’s take a look at all of the bug fixes across both titles in the May 24 update patch notes down below.

Warzone 2 Ranked Play restrictions updated

Warzone 2 Ranked Play OperatorsActivision

After numerous complaints concerning the broken Thermal Optics in Warzone 2 Ranked Play, the devs have decided to restrict the attachments in Season 3 Reloaded.

Some Thermal Optics allowed players to track enemies through smokes even when they had Cold Blooded equipped. It remains to be seen if they’ll remain on the restricted list for an extended period as the devs promise to continue to investigate the issue.

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Check out the list of restricted attachments as well as the full patch notes below.

Modern Warfare 2 & Warzone 2 May 24 patch notes



  • Adjusted pick up weapon prompt to no longer overlap with the killfeed


  • Fixed tracking for Cronen Squall Mastery Challenges
  • Fixed an issue where splashes for some GS Magna unlocks was not displaying
  • Fixed an issue where pressing back or “esc” when in the Store tab would not take the Player back to Weapon Select in the Loadout menu
  • Addressed some issues with navigation and flow of the Battle Pass
  • Fixed an issue where Ranked Play wins were not tracking correctly on Gun Screens

  • Fixed some issues where the tool tip message would not disappear correctly
  • Fixed the Throwing Star icon to display correctly in the killfeed
  • Fixed an issue where the locked icon was not correctly displaying in Drop Zone
  • Fixed a visibility issue with the bomb icon in Search and Destroy



  • Fixed an issue causing Players username and level to overlap on the scoreboard in Ground War
  • Fixed an invalid bomb pickup location in Cyber Attack on Skerries that could cause a crash for some Players.
  • Fixed an issue where some Players could not leave a Private Match of CDL Hardpoint
  • Fixed an issue that caused Zombie Players in Infected to be able to cut their chutes and attack human Players from the air
  • Added several adjustments to improve enemy combatant behavior (especially arrival via helicopter) in Invasion on Rohan Oilfields
  • Fixed an issue where “CDL Rules in Effect” splash was appearing while matchmaking for Faceoff



  • Fixed an issue where Players were unable to load into Cooperative missions after acquiring a Secure Backpack in DMZ



  • Mitigate a known disconnect issue in DMZ
  • Addressed frequency of Battle Royale final circles over water
  • Fixed an issue affecting FPS for some players at the start of matches and when editing loadouts



  • Weapons/Attachments
    • Restricted
      • Specific Thermal Optics
        • SZ Holotherm
        • VX350 Thermal Optic
        • Teplo-op3 Scope
        • Thermo-Optic X9
        • Teplo Clear Shot
        • Drexsom Prime-90
      • These Optics attachments will appear unrestricted in custom loadouts menus until a future update but will be restricted in-game and show as restricted in loadouts once you’re in a match.

The WZ Ranked Play teams observed that these attachments, not countered by the Cold-Blooded perk, have too significant an impact on competitive play, especially late game, and have restricted them while we investigate further.

  • Killstreaks
    • Restricted
      • Cluster Mines
      • Bomb Drones
  • Social Features
    • Restricted
      • Global Text Chat

  • Updated Final Placement SR
    • We’re increasing the SR earned for early Placement Milestones to streamline the distribution of SR players receive throughout the match.
    • Updated Placement SR:
      • Top 40: 10
      • Top 30: 20
      • Top 20: 30
      • Top 10: 40
      • Top 5: 50

This adjustment will help Placement Milestone SR feel more rewarding throughout the match without diminishing the personal and team play required to earn the highest amount of SR earned from top placements. Please note Placement Milestones not listed above remain unchanged.


  • Fixed an issue that allowed players to obtain rocks when a new Gulag round occurred.
  • Fixed an issue where portions of the post match flow could play out of order
  • Fixed an issue which sometimes caused the Warzone Ranked Trios description to loop



  • Fixed an issue where Players could not navigate to View Profile from the Squad Missions in-game menu
  • Fixed an issue in which the Black Keycard inside the Koschei Complex was only dropping in used condition and not pristine/unused
  • Fixed an issue in which killing the Vulture boss first would cause the doors to the stairwell will not unlock upon killing the Rusher in Koschei Complex
  • Added a callout for when indicate when the Rhinoceros boss is regenerating health

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About The Author

Luca is a Senior Writer at CharlieIntel. An accomplished, writer with interests in sports and gaming alike, Luca is focused on Call of Duty and FIFA as a content creator. After earning his BA in English Literature at Concordia University, he began writing for Gamelevate, OddsShark, and H4X. Luca joined CharlieIntel in 2021. You can reach Luca at [email protected], or via his Twitter @TheLucaDiMarzo.