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Modern Warfare 3 Title Update and Hot Fix Notes

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 Update History

 

(All Platforms included)

 

Global

 

Title Update 1

 

Enabled Theater, Vault, Private Match options, Elite and Facebook functionality for Launch Day.

 

Title Update 2

 

Fix for YouTube video upload on SD TVs.

Matchmaking Improvements.

 

Title Update 3

 

Theater Improvements (Fix to FF and RW in Theater)

LAG improvements

Improvements to Hot Fix system.

 

Title Update 4

 

Change to address hitching and lag in gameplay.

 

Title Update 5

 

Further improvements for hitching and addressing lag in gameplay.

 

Title Update 6

 

Additional improvements to address lag.

Fix for Melee Jump.

Clan Tag Validation (remove buttons from clan tags).

Improve Host Migration logic.

Prevent stat loss when player loses connection from server (Internet pull / drop).

 

Title Update 7

 

Improvement to address "Host Disadvantage" / "Lag Compensation" that caused hosts with good connections to be hindered.

Plus ability to hot fix additional tweaks based on user feedback to this change.

 

Title Update 8

 

Networking enhancements.

Theater improvements and fixes.

Further improvements to "Host Disadvantage" / "Lag Comp."

Increased speed of YouTube uploads from 32k to 256k.

Nerf to all Akimbo weapons (reduced fire rate).

Shotgun re-balance (Slight nerf to Striker, slight buff to all other shotguns, bar the AA-12 and 1887).

Fix that prevents some users from not receiving their prestige token after prestiging.

Fix stat bug that retains "games played" stat across prestiges.

Removal of StealthnBomber radar visibility in Color Blind mode.

 

Title Update 9

 

400 new ranks included in 5 new prestige levels.

Added the ability to view Clan Rank on player card in-game when enlisted in a clan on Call of Duty: Elite.

Ability to select country flags as clan titles.

Additional network optimizations.

Additional ELITE push to game CaC validation.

Support for ELITE Clan Operations end future features.

Fixed PM issue where failed invites were preventing large parties from congregating.

Repair of writing of the games played field of the player stats so we can sweep LBs and correct averages on the backend.

 

XBOX

 

Title Update 11

 

Anti-lag balance adjustment for 1/2 bar connections vs. 3/4 bar connections.

Additional anti-lag tuning.

Host migration threshold tuned further.

Fix crash in theater related to MU removal.

Additional theater functionality/stability fixes.

Fix for elite assists stat tracking.

 

Title Update 12

 

DLC Collection 1 release and all associated code changes.

 

Emergency Title Update:

 

Security fix to prevent all current known game hacks and mods. (Including stats revert.)

 

Title Update 13

 

Release on Elite MP maps Foundation and Sanctuary.

Security fixes.

Double Reaper call in glitch fix

 

Emergency Title Update:

 

Fixed an issue where certain Elite Premium players were unable to download more than 6 content drops.

 

Title Update 15

 

Change to match making where region searched is determined by party host.

Support for Elite Drops 9-12.

FaceOff game mode + two free maps for all.

Aditional 5 Prestige levels.

Dead Silence / Sitrep Pro issue with Specialist class. (You can't hear your own footsteps anymore.)

Rapid fire glitch fix.

 

Emergency Title Update

 

Recon (Perk) - Fixed issue with flash grenades not correctly working with the Recon perk.

Fix for exploit to start an online MP match with a custom game mode.

Fix for Spec-Ops stats being wiped.

Fix for Out of Memory issues with latest DLC.

 

Title Update 16

 

Added Competition Mode to System Link (LAN).

Add telemetry for matchmaking for future improvements.

NOTE: Matchmaking changes coming after patch with this new data.

Dragunov (Weapon) - Multiple tweaks including reduced kick to bring it more in line with RSASS

Dead man's hand (Deathstreak) - Reduced explosive radius apx. 25%.

Blast Shield (Perk) - Increase damage reduction for Blast Shield in hardcore

Fix for not all Domination defenses counting towards your "Defends" stat.

Kill Confirmed - Update the player score before updating the team score.

Fixed bug where the Blind Eye kill streak is taken from the player on round transition if earned from getting 8 kills.

Fixed bug where the Blind Eye kill streak is taken from the player if earned within 5 seconds of spawning.

 

Emergency TU

 

Fix for exploit with CMR mods getting online

Fix for out of memory issues when loading MP DLC off HDD

Fix for special ops stats getting lost

Fix for Terminal message being displayed in private match

 

Title Update 19

 

Support for Elite drops 16, 17, 18

Liberation Map - Added death trigger for rock glitch.

Black Box - Patched up wall glitch

Javelin (Weapon) - Reduce Javelin explosion radius by 20%.

Sit-Rep Pro - You can now see portable radars without being in their range.

Fix for player accuracy being miscalculated.

Fix for minute long kill cam duration with Reaper.

Fix for both team's receiving losses at the end of a round based gametype. (Demolition, CTF, Search & Destroy)

 

Title Update 20

 

Support for Elite drops 19-24

Matchmaking improvements to use first party country if DML data isn't available

Additional logging for matchmaking

Update to Face Off spawn logic

Added logic to make Terminal count as an original map

Fix for XM25 challenges not registering properly

Fix for exploit that allowed change of a UAV into a second Ballistic Vest

 

Title Update 22

DLC search popup disabled when searching with DLC off

Fix for players inability to access Chaos mode when not signed in (Xbox specific)

CMR mod fix (18p Face Off)

Fix for black screen on load when all DLC content is owned

 

Title Update 23

Significantly reduced lag spikes caused when someone joined a match in progress.

Added more matchmaking/performance telemetry to allow us to optimize our backend servers

New networking code improvements to be initially rolled out in the Domination playlist October 10th, mid-morning with more playlists to come


PS3

 

Title Update 8

 

The above title update has been released on PS3 and also includes improvements to voice chat.

 

Title Update

 

Two TU's due to Sony submission. The first for Sony to test DLC and the second to enable DLC on 28th. This title update includes content from the Xbox TU9 and the following:

Voice volume slider fix.

HD rendering for PS3 theater.

Host migration update.

Anti lag balance adjustment for 1/2 bar connections vs. 3/4 bar connections.

 

Title Update 12

 

Support for DLC Black Ice and Negotiator Spec-Ops missions.

Security fixes.

Double Repear call in glitch fix.

 

Title Update 13

 

Dead Silence/Sit Rep Pro functionality update.

Support for Elite Drops 7 & 8.

 

Title Update 14

 

Change to match making where region searched is determined by party host.

 

Title Update 15

 

400 new ranks included in 5 new prestige levels. (Prestige 16 through 20)

Dead Man’s Hand now has a reduced explosive radius.

Dragunov rebalance.

Fixed Dead Silence / Sitrep Pro issue with Specialist class. (You can't hear your own footsteps anymore.)

Fixed an issue where some “defense” kills were not incrementing on the leaderboard.

Fix for rapid fire glitch. (Semi-automatic weapons can't gain rapid fire and unlimited ammo anymore.)

Increased damage reduction for Blast Shield in Hardcore modes.

Fix for Kill Confirmed: Update the player score before updating the team score.

Competition Mode added to System Link (LAN parties)

 

Title Update 16

 

Fix for exploit to start an online MP match with a custom game mode

Prep work for adding Telemetry for matchmaking for future improvements.

 

Title Update 17

 

Added more telemetry for matchmaking and made some adjustments on region weighting

Fix for Terminal missing message incorrectly being displayed in Private Match

 

Title Update 18

 

Matchmaking improvements to use first party country if DML data isn't available

Fix for hacked custom classes online

Improved Face Off mode spawn logic

Support for Elite drops 16-18

Oasis fix to rock glitch

 

Title Update 19

 

Update to Face Off logic

Improvements to lag compensation

Support for Elite drops 19-24

Fix for XM25 challenges not registering

Added logic to make Terminal count as an original map

Fix for players changing a UAV into a second Ballistic Vest pointstreak

Fixed Elite Web issue when sending custom classes with attachment proficiency on second primary

 

Title Update 21

DLC search popup, disabled when searching with DLC off

CMR Mod fix (18p Face Off)

Increasing content slot limit to 31 (Issue on Xbox that caused a black screen if all content packs were owned)

 

Title Update 22

Support for 24/7 playlists

 

Title Update 23

Significantly reduced lag spikes caused when someone joined a match in progress.

Added more matchmaking/performance telemetry to allow us to optimize our backend servers

New networking code improvements to be initially rolled out in the Domination playlist October 10th, mid-morning with more playlists to come

 

Title Update 24

Adjustments to matchmaking



PC

 

Patch 1.12

 

Support for Collection 1.

Caught up on hot fixes and glitches made to date on other platforms.

Added FFA Gunplay and Infected to play lists.

 

Patch 1.14

 

Fix for missing .iwd files error causing non-dlc players to be booted from games (iw_25.iwd, iw_26.iwd)

Fix for non-dlc owners being kicked from game when host migrates to DLC owner

Change to match making where region searched is determined by party host

Dragunov (Weapon) - Reduced kick to bring it more in line with RSASS

Dead man's hand (Deathstreak) - reduced explosive radius apx. 25%

Blast Shield (Perk) - Increase damage reduction for Blast Shield in hardcore modes

Akimbo (Attachment) - all akimbo machine pistols now fire slower than their 1-handed counterparts

LMGs (Weapon) - Increased min damage for all LMGs

Kill Confirmed - Update the player score before updating the team score

Infected - Removed fall damage

Domination - Fix for not all Domination defenses counting towards your "Defends" stat

Reaper - Fixed issue where a user wouldn't be able to call in his second Reaper

Fixed bug where the Blind Eye kill streak is taken from the player on round transition if earned from getting 8 kills

Fixed bug where the Blind Eye kill streak is taken from the player if earned within 5 seconds of spawning

 

Patch 1.15

 

Valve Anti-Cheat fix to prevent VAC banned players from accessing MW3 MP servers

Support for Terminal to autodownload as part of the patch

Update to Face Off spawn logic

Weapon balance changes for Assault Rifles & SMGs

Adding all previous hot fixes

 

Patch 1.17

Special Ops Chaos stats now get written to the leaderboards

 

Patch 1.18

Support for Collection 4

Significantly reduced lag spikes caused when someone joined a match in progress

Added more matchmaking/performance telemetry to allow us optimize to our backend servers

New networking code improvements to be initially rolled out in the Domination playlist October 10th, mid-morning with more playlists to come

 

Patch 1.19

Added security measures to prevent our legitimate players from matching with players that are known cheaters and hackers


 

Hot Fix Updates (Released)

 

These have been seperated into groups of ten. This holds no bearing in regard to time of release and is intended for  the  ease of viewing.

 

No recoil glitch.

Infinite Laptop killstreak glitch. (Stealth Bomber Glitch)

Map Exploits Fix - Getting into trucks and under maps.

Prevent Slow-mo and Super Fast lobbies.

Fire rate normalization for Assault Rifles with undermounts.

FMG9 Re-balancing. (Nerf)

Akimbo FMG9 Re-balancing. (Nerf)

Type95 Re-balancing. (Nerf) - Reduce hipspread.

Fix for ACR with Red Dot / Shotgun

Fix Type 95 bug related to dropping it.

 

Fix map exploits on Dome

PS3 Hitmarker Sound.

Adjust direct impact damage a Semtex does to a Juggernaut. (No longer 1 hit kill.)

Improvements to "weighted matchmaking" to improve games for regions with low populations.

Improvements to the Spawn Logic and Spawn System.

Fix for the any Proficiency on any gun exploit.

Fix for the MG-36 grip fire rate.

Update to Infected game mode settings to remove map monkey exploits and update rule sets.

Return of Drop Zone to the Community Playlist.

Demolition spawn system adjustment.

 

Additional Akimbo weapon re-balancing.

Release of HC FFA and HC HQ PRO modes in Advanced playlist. (Errors to be corrected at 2am PST Sun 26th.)

Consolidation of Elite game modes.

Further adjustment to akimbo weapon fire rate.

Map exploit fixes for Infected.

Fixed Reaper permanent Air Space Full issue.

Recon perk: fixed issue where flash grenades weren't triggering markers.

Re-balance of LMG.

Fix to prevent viral propagation of hacks.

Leaderboard averages correction.

 

Restoration of hacked player stats.

Oasis - Prevent players from getting on rooftops.

Foundation - Patched up map hole in pipe.

Lookout map - Fix for players being able to hide behind tarp.

Lookout map - Fix for stealth bomber not damaging players.

Fix for Hacked custom classes online

Fix for game hardlocking by shooting a riot shield using an SMG with silencer and HAMR scope attachment

Fixed an issue (introduced inadvertently Tuesday as part of a hot-fix hacker prevention measure) where only the first attachment would register on a player's secondary in-game when using Overkill Pro.

Fix in Vortex to prevent players from getting inside cornfield

Aground - fix for objective items not resetting when dropped in the ocean

 

Improved Face Off game mode spawn logic - additional spawns, logic to randomize spawns if enemy team has sight on nearly all possible spawns

Weapon rebalance for assault rifles & SMG's:

FAD - increased damage and range

M16A4 - increased damage and fire rate

AK47 - reduced kick

UMP45 - increased damage

MP5 - increased fire rate

PM9 - reduced kick

 

8/7 X360 v1.8.594.1 PS3 v1.8.475.4

Fix for attachments using old fire rate with M16A4

 

Recently Added:

 

9/10 Fix for Survival Chaos dvar mods