Modern Warfare Patch Fixes Spec Ops Issues, Liberation Achievement Unobtainable

By Sam Quirke,
CORRECTION: It appears that the Liberation achievement in the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare achievements list is currently unobtainable, and won't be available until the required content is released. Infinity Ward refer to an "achievement" fix in their patch notes when players "complete all missions", but this is confusing matters, as the Missions required for Liberation simply aren't in the game yet. Infinity Ward have yet to clarify which missions are required to unlock this achievement, or when they will be released.

Call of Duty: Modern WarfareLiberationThe Liberation achievement in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare worth 357 pointsComplete all Special Ops missions.

Infinity Ward has released some short patch notes for this and previous small updates, clarifying exactly what has changed. This latest patch fixes third-person footstep sounds, which shouldn't be audible while the Dead Silence Field Upgrade is in use. The patch also addresses some remaining stability issues to stop those reported crashes "on all platforms", though we found that Xbox One X was getting a rougher end of the deal on that score. Hill rotations and locations have been improved for Hardpoint multiplayer maps Arklov Peak, Azhir Cave, Hackney Yard, Rammaza and St. Petrograd. A previous update also added Cyber Attack to the Quick Play filter, as well as options for 10v10 team deathmatch and 10v10 domination.

The Liberation achievement is the only achievement in the Call of Duty Modern Warfare achievement list that requires multiplayer — specifically, co-op — to complete. Initially it was thought that this might be why Infinity Ward decided to separate the achievement out into its own title update. Now it appears that they may have done so because they knew the achievement would be unobtainable at launch, with no definitive answer as to when it will become available.

The lack of Special Ops Missions hasn't gone unnoticed beyond the achievement community, either. Redditors have pointed to marketing material that implies that multiple Missions will be available in the game, with no mention that the initial launch would only feature one. Infinity Ward have tried to calm frustrations with an update in the subreddit, but a vague reference to more missions being made available "soon" has, if anything, made the conversation angrier. We've reached out for clarification. Thanks to Luuc and NoHeroes94 for assistance with the clarification.

Source: Call of Duty Modern Warfare Patch notes on Reddit | Spec Ops Missions thread on Reddit

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Sam Quirke
Written by Sam Quirke
Sam has been a Newshound since 2016 and is now the Editor for both TrueAchievements and TrueTrophies. He loves gaming on all devices and in all genres. He remains a stubborn Assassin's Creed and Pokémon fan.