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Earlier today, Raven Software released a new update in Call of Duty: Warzone Season 5 which introduced a new yet long-requested feature: Looking for Party. Additionally, bug fixes went live that should help with the quality of life experience.

The feature does exactly as its name suggests. Essentially, players can use it to find other players to play Warzone with. The feature allows for specific parameters to be set so that players can join others with similar ideals and play styles.

The full patch notes for the Aug. 25 update in Warzone are found below.

Aug. 25 update in Warzone

UI, UX and More

  • Looking for Party (Beta)
    • This new feature allows you to search for and party up with other Players via a series of preferences that you select (Game Modes, Party Communication and Play Style)
    • This feature is still being tested and is subject to change

Weapons

Bug Fixes

  • Fixed an issue allowing Players to remain in Payload matches while AFK
  • Fixed an issue causing Contracts to spawn out of bounds during Payload matches
  • Fixed an issue causing the “Adrenaline Junkie” Prestige Challenge to not track properly
  • Fixed an issue causing the “Pumping Iron” Prestige Challenge to not track properly
  • Fixed an issue causing the fourth Objective in Beck’s “Calm, Cool, Collected” Operator Mission to not track properly
  • Fixed an issue causing the Science and Psychedelic Camo Challenges to not track properly on any BOCW Shotgun
  • Fixed an issue causing the second Objective in Kitsune’s “Security Expert” Operator Mission to not track properly
  • Fixed an issue preventing AFK Players from being removed during Payload matches
  • Fixed an issue preventing several CDL Viewership Calling Cards and Emblems from appearing in Warzone
  • Fixed an issue causing all Players in a lobby to be placed on the same team
  • Fixed an issue that was preventing some players from receiving rewards after completing a Contract in core BR
  • Fixed several issues related to the Tempered Perk

How Looking For Party works in Warzone

For players that want to take part in the new feature’s beta, they can simply load up Warzone and click on “Looking For Party.” From there, players can select their party settings This involves picking certain playlists, party communication preferences and the playstyle that they prefer.

This allows the matchmaking system to pair up players with similar preferences. So, if a player has a microphone, wants to play Rebirth Island and play at a fast pace, they can be matched up with a party of players that selected those same settings.

Finally, it’s important to note that the feature is in beta. Therefore, aspects of it are subject to change over the coming weeks in Warzone.


Joey Carr is a full-time writer for multiple esports and gaming websites. He has 6+ years of experience covering esports and traditional sporting events, including DreamHack Atlanta, Call of Duty Championships 2017, and Super Bowl 53.


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