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    Ghosts PC Updates (8/4/14)

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      Aug. 4, 2014

       

      Killstreak Balance.

        • Vulture now lives for 90 seconds (in line with sentry gun).
        • Juggernaut buffs.
          • Assault movement spead increased 15%
          • Support movement speed increased 5%
          • Assault/Support Juggernaut now have focus perk
        • Loki buffs.
          • Large rod can now be fired every 4 seconds instead of 7
          • Rod fires at 1.5 seconds instead of 2 seconds after trigger pull
          • Small rods now fire at 0.3 seconds instead of 0.5 seconds after trigger pull

       

      eSports

        • Fixed SND plant/defuse issue that could occur in System Link.
        • Added ability to name teams when using broadcaster mode.
          • Added team name to playercard when in spectator mode.
        • When eSports rules are enabled for SND on Strikezone, the non-destroyed version of the map is now always used.
        • Removed d-pad helper icon when in first/third person spectator mode.

       

      Anti-Cheat

        • Overall anti-cheat improvements.

       

      Additional Fixes

        • Fixed issue where player could trigger a 10 second cap instead of 5 after stepping off and on a neutral flag.
        • Fixed issue that allowed players to see enemy positions in the options menu minimap during the killcam.
        • Improved patch unlock requirements UI:
          • Added patch, quip, and unlock requirements.
        • Fixed persistent “NEW” icon that would occur with extra loadouts.
        • Updated safeguard to send out a standard notification of a kill.
        • Fixed rare end of match crash.
        • Hunted Victor Operation fix: works better with gun game, previous fix only allowed top player to get credit, now we allow top 3 (consistent with FFA).
        • Hijacker Operation fix: operation would get stuck at tier 2, it now rolls properly back to 0/10 tier 2 for players.
        • Fixed an issue where bots in reinforce would not leave a flag after capturing.

       

      New Features

        • Added reset stats option for max prestige players.
        • Added new menu music for Extinction and MP.
        • Updated the hitmarker color to orange when it's the killing hit.
        • Added leaderboards for Drop Zone and Reinforce.
        • Enemy Oracle pings now show an orange Oracle symbol on the player hud, indicating they are outlined.

       

      Extinction

        • Tooth bonus pool now offers one bonus tooth per day.
        • Engineers can now fire their pistol while repairing the drill.
        • Engineers no longer take damage from traps.
        • Balancing updates for the Death Machine.
        • Feral Vision no longer displays the colored overlay.
        • Deployed launcher ammo refills now receive more ammo.
        • Players running the Pistols Only relic are now excluded from the “Purchase a new weapon” challenge.
        • Fixed issue where background award did not unlock after level completion with a Relic.
        • Improvements to the Vanguard logic in Awakening.
        • Updated door logic for Ark interior sequence in Awakening.
        • Fixed the gas exploit on Mayday.
        • Fixed the Drill exploit on Mayday.
        • Fixed issue in Chaos mode where players would T-pose.
        • Fixed issue with Seeders being included in Seeker challenges.
        • Balancing updates for all maps.

       

       

      June 27, 2014

       

      Spawns

        • Spawn system has an improved ability to select better spawns when valid spawn locations are limited.

       

      Weapon Balance

        • One shot to the body and one shot to the head is no longer a kill for ARs, SMGs and LMGs. Increases time to kill in this scenario

       

      Anti-cheat

        • Overall anti-cheat improvements.

       

      Additional Fixes

        • Replaced Hunted victor operations and requirements to work with Gun Game.
        • Fixed 60 second match timer that could occur after playing a clan public playlist match then starting a Private Match with CODeSports disabled.

       

      Extinction

        • Player class is now displayed in game above players’ heads along with their gamertag.
        • Kastet rounds now explode at any distance.
        • Fixed an issue where players that exceeded 10 minutes in Chaos mode would get lulls
        • Fixed drill not respawning at last place picked up after falling off the map while carrying it.
        • Fixed Gargoyle getting stuck in the air.
        • Fixed issue that allowed the player to use an IMS with a propane tank to teleport outside of the map.
        • Challenge adjustments and fixes.
        • Balancing updates.
        • Various bug fixes to improve stability and performance.
        • Kills are now correctly displayed on the Player Stats comparison screens.

       

      June 6, 2014

       

      Anti-Cheat

        • Overall anti-cheat improvements.

       

      New Features

        • Golden Knife: Faster melee weapon available at prestige 5.
        • Golden PDW: Automatic firing secondary available at prestige 10.
        • New Multiplayer lobby music.

       

      Extinction

        • Reverted changes associated with the Grenade Turret
        • 5 new Relics
        • 5 new Prestige Ranks

       

      May 13, 2014

       

      Spawns

        • Improved FFA spawn logic.
        • Improved TDM/KC/Cranked spawning logic.
        • Updated Blitz spawn logic for online matches.

       

      Weapon Balance

        • Bizon
          • Reduced headshot multiplier: No longer allow for 1 body, 1 head shot kills.
          • Max and Min damage range reduced.
          • Slight increase to kick.
        • Vepr
          • Aim down sight time faster. Now in line with other SMGs.
        • CBJMS
          • Max and Min damage range reduced.
        • IED
          • Damage reduction always applied when the player is jumping, crouched or prone. Removed IED position check relative to player.
        • Thermobaric Grenades
          • Now do 1/2 max health in hardcore modes.

       

      Killstreak Balance

        • Squad Mate - Reduced Accuracy & Fire Rate. Swapped Weapon to mp443.

       

      eSports

        • Update to DOM to allow 2, 5 minute rounds for eSports playlist, and with eSports mode in Private Match and System Link.

       

      Anti-Cheat

        • Overall anti-cheat improvements.
        • Fixed elite clan tag spoofing issue.

       

      Additional Fixes

        • Fixed an issue where the Tracked Operations and Progressed Operations loadout builder would not properly select items.
        • Added popup message if a user tries to join on a blocked user from the recently met player list.
        • Fixed an issue where the New Icons for heads/uniforms/etc would appear in private match.
        • Fixed new icon to only appear on the "Heads" button when you have new heads of the gender you're using.
        • Improvements to map voting.
        • Fix In Game Store Image Stuttering when moving between images.
        • Fixes hardcore audio alias for kill confirmed.
        • Adds proper friendly alias for blitz friendly scoring.

       

      New Features

        • New Game Mode - Reinforce:
          • Reinforce is a competitive round based game mode. When a player is killed that player will stay out of the game until someone on his team captures a control point. There are multiple ways to win. Capture and hold 2 control points, wipe out the enemy team, or capture all 3 flags for an instant victory.
        • Gun Game
          • Final kill now requires a throwing knife kill.
          • Players can scavenge throwing knives.

       

      Extinction

        • Reduced the usability window of other items when deploying the Riot Shield.
        • Drill logic improvements.
        • Grenade Turret adjustments.

       

      Apr. 22, 2014


      Weapon Balance

        • MTAR-X: Reduced head-shot damage multiplier.

       

      eSports

        • Restrict DLC weapons for clan v clan & esports mode.

       

      Anti-Cheat

        • Fixes dock exploit area in Whiteout.
        • Fixed map exploit on Freight so deployable boxes no longer stick to the gate.
        • Fixed map exploit on Warhawk so deployables no longer stick to the fence.
        • Overall anti-cheat improvements.

       

      Additional Fixes

        • Fixed rare crash.
        • Fixed invites not being processed properly during a loading screen in Multiplayer.
        • Fix to return user to the barracks after leaving clan through clan details.
        • Adjusted Domination spawn logic to make it less likely for defenders to spawn near a flag if it is being captured.
        • Fix for 4096 error.
        • Fix for wiretap perk to work properly in Hardcore modes.
        • Fixed issue that classified non-sliding kills as sliding kills if the user died mid-slide.
        • Fix to default killstreak highlight to last one selected.
        • Fixed issue that allowed the user to navigate menus while accepting a clan invite.
        • Fixed flare audio after player leaves helo gunner.
        • Fixed hardcore audio alias for kill confirmed.
        • Added proper friendly alias for blitz friendly scoring.
        • Fix to properly show a popup dialog if a user tries to join on someone from the recently met player list that is a blocked user.
        • Added killcam for Night Owl deaths.
        • Fixed character scene offset causing misalignment of some characters.

       

      New Features

        • “Chaos Mode” for Extinction.

       

      Extinction

        • Stability and performance improvements.
        • Fixed challenges that were providing more than one skill point.
        • Casual mode does not write to leaderboards.
        • Fixed issue where player models could appear stuck when taking large amounts of damage at once.
        • Improvements to drill placement logic.
        • Armor is now invulnerable when the Tank Class skill is active.

       

      Nightfall

        • Late joining, spectating and players in Last Stand will now be teleported to the final Breeder fight if triggered without them.
        • Fixed case where players could prevent the Breeder from spawning on Nightfall.

       

      Mayday

        • Improved alien navigation and pathing.
        • Improved wall and ceiling navigation for aliens.
        • Updated Kraken smash and cool down logic.
        • Fixed ingredient issue where some combinations prevented creation.
        • Fixed cases where players could not turn a Rhino into a pet when using a Relic.
        • Improvements to clipping to prevent players from getting to undesirable locations.
        • Improvements to the Tesla Traps behavior.
        • Improved clipping to prevent players from placing the drill in undesirable locations.
        • MAAWS stability and tracking improvements.
        • Drill cannot be removed from the Drillbot after being placed.
        • Replaced the Drill waypoint icon after completing the defend from afar sequence.
        • Late joining, spectating players and players in Last Stand will now be teleported to the Kraken fight if triggered without them.
        • Improvements to pillage locations.
        • Deployed items in the lower portion of the ship are removed allowing for new item placement on the top deck of Mayday.
        • Friendly Seeder Turrets no longer prevent the gas sequence from triggering.
        • Intel audio snippets now play in game after being collected.
        • EMP effect from the Kraken  no longer impacts skill point menu access.
        • Fixed crafting scoring exploit where players would mistakenly receive funds when canceling crafting.

       

      Apr. 8, 2014

       

        • Added killstreak point rewards for KC, DOM and Grind game types to promote objective play:
          • KC: Half point rewarded for collecting tags.
          • DOM: Half point rewarded for changing a flag to Neutral, and another half point from neutral to Captured.
          • Grind: Half point rewarded for each tag banked.

       

      Apr. 3, 2014

       

      Hotfix

        • Fix for the infinite tactical grenade glitch.
        • Drop Zone added to the playlist.

       

      Weapon Balance

        • All submachine guns except for the MTAR-X and the Ripper received a min damage range increase.
        • The Bizon and the CBJ-MS received a max damage range increase.
        • Preferred Weapon calculation fix.
        • Fix for an exploit where players could put Muzzle Brakes on weapons with integrated silencers.

       

      eSports

        • Fixed a minor bug where the loadout restricted icons didn't update for clients when MLG rules are toggled.

       

      Anti-Cheat

        • Fixed out of map exploit with sat com and ballistic vests.
        • Fix for exploit in Sovereign.
        • Fix for exploit in Freight.
        • Fix for rock penetration exploit in Whiteout.
        • Fix for the mod that could change the killstreak classification from Assault to Support.

       

      Additional Fixes

        • Made Clan Vs. Clan games count towards the challenges to play Team Tactical game.
        • Fixed an issue where the Friends List button helper appeared in a menu when it should not have.
        • MP Level up sound update.
        • Fix for the player’s match summary screen.
        • Ammo crate bug fix so you no longer improperly drop your weapon.
        • Fix so the player won't experience a black screen if a Helo Pilot is called out while watching a killcam.
        • Fixed an issue where unlocked squad members would only have a knife.
        • Dog killstreak icon will now be a wolf when the wolf guard dog skin is selected.
        • Improved bots behavior when using melee killstreaks.
        • fixed bug to Prevent jugs from collecting equipment that they can no longer deploy.

       

      New Features

        • New Multiplayer lobby music.
        • Added the ability to build loadouts based on operations, or completely randomize them.

       

      Extinction

        • Memory optimizations to improve performance.
        • FX optimizations to improve performance.
        • Slowed down Seekers by defaulting to walk initially before they run at players.
        • Improved difficulty balancing across solo and co-op.
        • Fixed issues with container spawns not always triggering.
        • Introduced the Alien Armory and the collectible alien “Teeth” system.
        • Updated attachments privileges for the M27 and LSAT.
        • Adjusted the solo hardcore Nightfall difficulty.
        • Adjusted the offset positions for some of the weapons to better align them with the bottom of the pillage locker.
        • Fixed some locations that allowed players to pick up/purchase items through geo.
        • Moved some scavenge items that were clipping into geo and unobtainable.
        • Updated the solo and co-op hardcore difficulties.
        • Updated the hardcore challenges to better reflect what challenges should be triggered and where.
        • Adjusted the spawn table to prevent aliens from spawning in undesired locations.
        • Reduced the melee damage of the Phantom in solo.
        • Fixed lobby focus issues with entering and exiting videos.
        • Update the “Long Shot” challenge for Nightfall.
        • Fixed FX issues with flares not always displaying the green FX.
        • Fix conflicts between a placed IMS and some traps.
        • Fix issue for late joiners so that they could contribute to active challenges.
        • Pet aliens can no longer cause the “Melee Only” challenges to fail when they kill an alien.
        • Players no longer see weapon based challenges when the “Pistols Only” Relic is active.
        • Fixed case where if a user holds the ADS button while they fire a Venom-X gun and continued to hold the button the grenade explosion and effect would be invisible. (Nightfall and Mayday)
        • Fixed case where some challenges were awarding multiple skill points.
        • Cleaned up logic for deployable items between hosts and clients.
        • Fixed host migration issues with locker keys not displaying in the HUD.
        • Last stand icon no longer shows in coop games after being revived.
        • Included Rhino kills on the “Kills” leaderboard.
        • Fixed spawning animation issues after a host migration.
        • Integrated new lobby music for each map.
        • Disabled the ability to activate special abilities while controlling the Trinity Rocket.
        • Removed Burst Fire as an attachment for locker weapons.

       

      Mar. 4, 2014

       

      New Features

        • Allow Free Fall to be available for everyone.
        • All challenges are now active operations at once.
        • Main Menu layout update.
        • Update to Gold Camo tracking. Now shows how many camos left to unlock Gold.
        • Added Hunted Free For All leaderboard.
        • Added Weapon Operations to the Operations menu.

       

      Stability

        • Removed tracker sight exploit on Warhawk.

       

      Anti-cheat

        • Prevents players from inappropriately modifying 'kick' messages.
        • Anti-cheat tool updates.

       

      eSports

        • Made changes to Clan v Clan: Remove bomb timer sounds, and restrict Ghillie suit use.
        • Fix for not allowing people in an eSports system link game from viewing third person.
        • Fixes issue where CODCaster icon was erroneously showing up for remote players on a private match client machine.
        • Fixed issue that could cause a user to get booted for repeatedly changing classes during match.
        • Fixed issue where preset camera buttons were not working while the fullscreen map is up.

       

      Additional Fixes

        • P2P auth improvements.
        • Fix for false positive VAC ban message when Steam servers are non-responsive or if the user's VAC status cannot be determined.
        • Fix to destroy planted explosives if they are placed on top of a care package and then care package is claimed before explosive.
        • Fix for players that switch teams to see correct colored notifications when their allies use kill streaks.
        • Fix KD history not updating in team matches that expire on time.
        • Fixed the title only displaying the first two characters of the user's gamertag in a Private Match lobby when that user does not have the same map packs as host.
        • Fixed weapon information in Player Card to allow proper weapons to be seen in clan details.
        • Fixed minor graphical bug related to UI rendering.
        • Various bug fixes regarding non-active controllers following invites.
        • Fixed a thermal sight issues that could allow the user to skip the raise animation.
        • Fix for player "Time Played" category overlapping text.
        • Fixing issues where guest accounts can open the leaderboards menu.
        • Fixed an issue where the challenge "Sponge III" was not tracking as expected.
        • Fixed an issue where the XP points popup showed for kills in killcams.
        • Fixed issue where monthly/all time filters didn't work for the squads leaderboards.
        • Fixed rare instance where player is unable to call out a killstreak or care package after earning.

       

      Extinction:

        • Casual mode added to Local and Solo matches - limited achievements available and no leaderboard posting.
        • Hardcore Mode added to Local, Solo, and Custom Matches for Point of Contact and Nightfall.
        • Numerous fixes to Nightfall.
        • Reduced the radius for Explosive Ammo.
        • Fixed a cash exploit while dropping money.
        • Fixed a bad location on Nightfall for one of the Stay in the Marked Area challenges.
        • Nightfall now properly tracks "Mission's Completed" on the Player Card.
        • Point of Contact and Nightfall Leaderboards now both properly track Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.  The columns were reversed in previous TUs.


      Feb. 19, 2014

       

       

      New Features

        • Added FOV slider to the MP PC menu.
        • Added leaderboards for Gun Game.
        • Added functionality to view the clans of remote players.
        • Allowing soldiers to invite to clan in Call of Duty App.
        • Added extra loadout slot support for Call of Duty App.
        • Added link to the store from customization submenus.
        • Added diamond clan icons to clan details page.

       

      Stability

        • Fixed lag that could occur when host rapidly changed classes.
        • Fixed crash that could occur when player is killed while controlling a vehicle killstreak.
        • Optimizations for AMD graphics cards.
        • Performance improvements for modes using bots.
        • Fixed loss of controller issue that occurred when second controller signed in after a non-signed in first controller tried accessing the store.
        • Host migration optimizations.
        • Fixed lost connection issue that could occur when lobby breaks after accepting the game invite.
        • Fixed reactive motion jitter issues with local split-screen players.

       

      Anti-Cheat

        • Updated ban messages to be more specific when appropriate.
        • Overall anti-cheat improvements.
          • We're working closely with the Valve security team to make the best use of VAC to catch cheaters and hackers.

       

      Weapon / Perk Balance

        • Patched 3rd person throw animations for explosives when using the Riotshield. This change moves the shield to the side exposing the thrower to attack.

       

      eSports

        • Fixed a bug where MLG spectator would lose controls when using advanced video options while spectating a match with many players.
        • Removes delay for lobby member broadcaster icon when enabling/disabling it.
        • Fixed a bug where MLG spectators couldn’t see enemies shooting on the minimap.
        • Fix null string translation bug found when playing eSports rules coming out of spectate.
        • Fixed cycle players button not functioning when the mini-map is displayed.
        • Fixed issue that caused the eSports rule set header to carry over onto the system link menu.

       

      Additional Fixes

        • Updated nVidia hair and APEX DLLs.
        • Killstreak count is correctly maintained across rounds in SD/SR/Blitz.
        • Fixed some spawn issues specific to Stormfront.
        • Fixed broken operations (must play one ranked game to fix data).
        • Improved spawns on Whiteout.
        • Fixed issue where players can make the bomb disappear by planting on top of their IMS/SatCom, then destroying the placeable.
        • Fixed the progress bar improperly displaying "contested" if 2 players entered the flag's capture radius, then one player left or was killed.
        • Fixed rapid fire popping animations that would occur when deploying an IMS or Sentry then immediately pressing up on the d-pad.
        • Fix Infected bug where PDW was not shown initially when spawning in.
        • Fixed text overlap when highlighting clan vs clan playlist.
        • Fixed sign-in issues that would occur when accessing the store with different controllers.
        • Fixed error with Clan Roster menu.

       

      Extinction

        • Fixed issue where some camo’s were not applied correctly in game.
        • “Escapes” leaderboard is now displayed in the correct order.
        • We now track Armory level completions as “Escapes” on the Escapes leaderboard.
        • Fixed issue where players would sometimes switch back to their pistol after reviving players.
        • Fixed issue where splash message would sometimes not appear when scavenging.
        • Fixed an exploit with the deployable money feature.
        • Fixed issue with voice over playing when players are in last stand or when a player has died.
        • Added Relic bonus to the post game score screen.

       

       

      Jan. 28, 2014

       

      Hotfixes

        • Killstreak count maintained across rounds in Search and Destroy, Search and Rescue and Blitz.
        • Shorten countdown timer for Clan v Clan playlist.
        • Extinction alien balance adjustments.


      New Features

        • PLAYLIST UPDATE: Gun Game replacing Heavy Duty.
        • PLAYLIST UPDATE: Adding Hunted FFA.
        • PLAYLIST UPDATE: Add eSports Rules to Clan v Clan (except friendly fire), and 1-4 persons can join.
        • Added Heavy Duty health options to Private Match.
        • IED damage adjustment based on player stance and IED location (for damage reduction: jump over IEDs below you, go prone for overhead IEDs).
        • Added Operation progress bar to the After Action Report that pops up after MP matches.
        • New MP lobby menu music.
        • Social feed addition.
        • New stick layout options for Southpaw.
        • Disable party chat in Search and Rescue, Search and Destroy and Infected.
        • Added 5 new Prestige Ranks to Extinction.
        • Customization for player appearances (Create a Soldier) added to Extinction.


      Stability

        • Fixed Sniper animation issue that could break the viewmodel.
        • Load time improvements for Flooded, Strikezone, Warhawk.
        • Fixed a couple bots related performance issues.
        • Fixed loss of functionality issue that would occur when two crates were stacked if player attempted to capture bottom crate.
        • In Private match, disable “Start Match” if party members are missing selected map.
        • Fixed rare case of incorrect bot display amount in Private match.
        • Various spawn improvements.


      Anti-Cheat

        • Prevent players from using more loadouts than normal.
        • Block users from sharing camos and reticles that aren’t previously unlocked.
        • Anti-cheat prevention improvements.


      Weapon / Perk Balance

        • Dead Silence/Amplify Adjustment - Dead Silence completely silent including equipment, sliding, and footsteps. Amplify users can still hear a scaled down version of the footsteps and sliding sounds.
        • Slight AK12 Increase on view kick.
        • Adjusted reload times on L115 and USR.
        • Reduce burst fire cool down of MSBS.


      eSports

        • Removed stalls caused by the host changing loadout in eSports games.
        • Silent plant, silent defuse in Search and Destroy.
        • Added killstreak count to eSports scoreboard.
        • Improvements to MLG Broadcast mode for highlighted players.
        • Added Domination flag capture bar to Broadcast mode.
        • Added R3 to toggle enemy player outlines in Broadcast mode.
        • Prevent eSports players (except COD Caster) from switching to 3rd Person Spectate cam.
        • Added ability to select players when mini-map is enlarged in eSports.
        • Fixed FOV issue that occurred in Broadcast mode.
        • Fixed functionality issue that occurred if both thumbsticks were pressed while spectating a mantling player.
        • Fixed issue which kept eSports rules enabled after losing internet connection.
        • Add notification when spectated player gets a kill in Broadcast mode.
        • Fixed text overlap bug that occurred when mini-map was enlarged.
        • Better team identification in the MLG hud.
        • Fixed killfeed color bug that occurred for spectators.
        • Prevent crashes when COD Caster changed teams quickly.
        • Restrict Ghillie Suits when eSports rules enabled (replaces with different game models).
        • Fixed a Broadcaster Mode bug where the preset camera indicator wasn't getting reset between rounds.
        • Add a kill feed to Broadcaster mode.
        • Added team names to in-game scoreboard for Broadcast mode.
        • Restrict Tracker Sights in eSports rules.
        • Restrict Danger Close in eSports rules.
        • Additional Broadcast mode fixes (better team identification in the HUD, simplified Scoreboard toggle, etc).
        • Additional eSports fixes.


      Additional Fixes

        • Fixed a couple resizing issues that would occur when switching to windowed mode.
        • Fixed sound issue in the mixing code.
        • Fix for shadow flicker on ATI crossfire setups.
        • Fixed Single Player crash when switching SSAO on in-game.
        • Fixed friends list sorting issue.
        • PC fix for submitting a blank password when trying to join a protected private match.
        • Fixed issue where friends button was unclickable while viewing operations.
        • Fixed video options to properly save settings that don’t require video restart.
        • Fixed issue that occurred when selecting “Play as Squad member” with mouse click.
        • Updated text in option menus to better reflect "mute all" option.
        • Fixed prone accuracy exploit.
        • Adjusted difficulty of slide based operations.
        • Reduced lean, point blank & rescue reticle challenge requirements.
        • Search and Destroy bomb plant and defuse timers no longer wait for the weapon swap before starting.
        • Fixed matchmaking issue in Squads.
        • Display new icon in Operations when re-rolling Operations.
        • Fixed rare cases of losing Sentry Gun killstreak when killed while placing.
        • Menu fix for Operations.
        • Fixed bug that would show improper time value in match countdown timer.
        • Maniac, Juggernaut Recon and the Michael Myers are invisible to tracker and thermal sights.
        • Fixing bug where the playercards in Squad Reports were only updated if you went into the friends list or squad mode first.
        • Defaults loadouts correctly reflect the actual loadout in Private match.
        • Free For All scoreboard adjustment.
        • Fixed Trinity Rocket cancellation issue.
        • MP Lobby improvement for Character Display.
        • Combat Knife stats accuracy improvement.
        • Fixed friends list shuffle that would occur for clans that had members across platforms.
        • Killcam no longer goes underground on Warhawk.
        • Improved audio ambient system in Multiplayer.
        • Fixed Squads issue that would change mode icon when playing with a split screen guest.
        • Fixed core playlist selection reset issue.
        • Private match loadout bug fix.
        • Additional customization options added for Infected in Private match.
        • Improvements to Infected game mode.
        • Optimization to generic UI elements.
        • Fixed issue that could occur when squad member had specialist set as streak reward.
        • Fixed minor VFX issue.
        • Fixed under water killstreak exploit.
        • Increased XP earned from completed Operations.
        • Fixed issue that occurred when leader would leave clan.
        • Fixed Bromance Clan Op issue.
        • Fixed viewmodel loss issue in Safeguard.
        • Fixed rare challenges issue in Safeguard.


      Extinction

        • Fixed issue where some achievements could not be earned when moving from current generation to next generation platforms.
        • Optimized some FX to improve game stability and performance.
        • Fixed Trinity rocket issue where black/white overlay would remain on screen.
        • Fixed Trinity rocket issue where laptop could not be put away.
        • Improvements to the "Leper" challenge so that it appears closer to players.
        • Added "COD Account" selection to the Extinction menu to improve account linking for Extinction players.
        • Fixed bug where the "Death Machine" could obtain specialty ammunition.
        • Fixed issue where players defaulted to pistol after revival.
        • Fixed issue with accepting invites from custom Extinction matches where players would lose menu focus.
        • Fixed issue where double XP was not resetting when going into solo, custom or split screen lobbies.
        • Added a double XP icon to the Extinction lobby for when double XP is active.
        • Fixed trophy issues where players could not plant any more trophies even though it had not been depleted after throwing a hypno-knife.
        • Fixed issue where Feral Instincts would not default back to normal view after it depleted.
        • Added the rank and icon to the Extinction end game scoreboard.
        • Fixed issue where challenge timer would not appear when joining a game while a challenge is active.
        • Fixed issue where Relic bonus was not appearing in the end game scoreboard.
        • Balancing tweaks to the Sentry Gun and Death Machine abilities.
        • Added ranks to the in game splash  notification message when a player ranks up.
        • Added player Patches to splash notifications for deployment items.
        • The Riotshield icon now tracks ammo while the shield is stowed.
        • Fixed issue where players would have no weapon on ladders.
        • Fixed issue where players would lose their weapon after getting off a ladder.

       


      Dec. 23, 2013

       

      New Features:

        • Heavy Duty mode.
        • 5 squad points granted to each soldier at the initial 5 levels of progression.
        • New loadouts added to Infected mode.

       

      Weapon Balance:

        • Reduction in the flinch benefit of the Focus perk for Sniper Rifles.
        • ADS speed reductions and further adjustments to Sniper Rifle settings.

       

      Additional Fixes:

        • Field Order adds 100xp on pickup.
        • Fix for unlimited perks.
        • Invisible exploit fix.

       

      Dec. 12, 2013

       

      Stability

        • Fixed PSM crash with smoke grenade.
        • Fixed an issue where the Squad Reports Screen would occasionally hang on a black screen.
        • Fixed black screen issue that would occasionally occur in clan wars bonus playlist.
        • Fix for a rare bots crash.
        • Improved operations functionality.

       

      Weapon Balancing

        • MSBS Range reduced.
        • MSBS no longer 2 shot kill to arms and lower legs (rewards accuracy).
        • Fire rate on MSBS and Burst Fire Attachment reduced.

       

      Additional Fixes

        • Added warning if video settings are likely to cause game to run low on VRAM resulting in low-res textures.
        • nVidia hair simulation update.
        • Fix for inability to bring up friends menu with mouse while in create-a-soldier.
        • Fix for Private Match showing an empty stats screen after a match.
        • Fix for past title entitlements not appearing properly.
        • Fixed issue that would occur when having hardline as last perk with specialist.
        • Fixed inconsistencies between SP and MP for a few patches and backgrounds.
        • Fixed rare issue with blinking objects (IED, SAT COM) if player left shortly after using.
        • Added no enemy callouts to incog perk description.
        • Fixed an issue where connecting to a Squads game could potentially see the buttons/title for an incorrect Squad mode.
        • Menu optimization for clan wars.
        • Fix for going to the store from the create-a-soldier menu.
        • Fixed incorrect indexing of perks with squads that had defined loadouts.
        • Fixed bots so they can open doors (Warhawk/Freight).
        • Fix for splitscreen issue when going to the store.
        • Blitz bug fixes.
        • Host migration timer bug fixes.
        • Fix for potentially not showing the in game "controller removed" popup.
        • Fixed splitscreen UI bug where the dom capture bar would be in the way of the reticle.
        • Fixed a couple bugs with the new icon.
        • Fix to clear unlock data when leaving post game lobbies to prevent seeing online unlock in offline modes and vice versa.
        • Added scrolling animation to social feed ticker.
        • Fix to validate reticle type even when switching sights.
        • Fixed long pause when enabling eSports mode after returning from non-eSports game mode.
        • Fixed a bug where the bomb planting bar would flash when spectating someone who planted the bomb earlier in the match.
        • Added icon to indicate bomb carrier on scoreboard in eSports mode.
        • Fix for sound issue when seeker explodes.
        • Fix for final escape being broken by player jumping off cliff after nuke activation.
        • Fix for drill disappearing when grabbing the drill after using SOFLAM.
        • Fixed unlimited weapon glitch in first contact.
        • Fixed animation issue when pressing RT before riotshield was out.

       

      Nov. 26, 2013

       

      Performance

        • Improved framerate performance when traversing moving platforms.
        • Improved latency for AMD graphics cards.
        • Improved performance issues caused by spamming.
        • Improved shader warming and level load performance.

       

      Stability

        • Fixed crash in CODeSports play.
        • Fixed spawn crash for specific maps/modes.
        • Improved usability of broadcaster HUD.
        • Additional animations added for broadcaster mode.
        • Improved steam friends functionality.
        • Fixed smoke flickering and graphical corruption within blurred area of dual render scope.
        • Re-enabled fur and smoke DLLs from nVidia.

       

      Additional Fixes

        • Fixed a few map specific spawn issues .
        • Fixed lobby migration closing the create a class screen.
        • Fixed not showing attachments and weapon camo for players while in private match lobby.
        • Fixed dog's extended kill not showing properly in final killcam.
        • Fixed loadouts appearing restricted if a restricted perk was selected in specialist strike package even though specialist wasn't equipped.
        • Fixed split screen UI issue that could potentially leave player in a bad state.
        • Fixed issue when selecting store from squads.
        • Fix to remember spectator team when switching to freecam in broadcaster mode.
        • Fixed issue with loading into specific maps with ghost mask equipped.


      Nov. 19, 2013

       

      New Features

        • #CODeSports option added, providing further MLG support; Contains a Broadcast mode and the ability to enable the latest MLG ruleset in both online Private Matches and System Link.

       

      Performance

        • Nvidia SLI performance improvements.
        • AMD performance improvements, reducing in-game hitching on cards with 1Gb RAM.
        • CPU performance optimization for PC’s with less than 4 cores.
        • Changed the less than 6Gb RAM minimum spec. fence from a blocking error to a warning screen.
        • 4k display option added.

      Stability

        • Fixed a rare crash when quitting out of an MP match while calling in a squad mate with a riot shield equipped.
        • Fixed a crash which occurred when renaming a loadout as the match was starting.
        • Fixed a crash when the host of a Wargame match could crash if they are pulled out of the match while in a 5 player party.
        • Fixed an MP Siege rare crash on load.
        • Numerous other MP in-game stability fixes.

       

      Key Changes

        • Further spawn logic improvements.
        • Fixed a spawn exploit where players would always respawn at their team spawn within the first 15 seconds of a game, even if an enemy was nearby.
        • Increased XP rewards slightly for Operations and early tier weapon challenges.
        • Added leaderboard for Search and Destroy game mode.
        • Numerous map exploit fixes in MP and Extinction.
        • Numerous Anti-Cheat fixes.
        • Fixed collision bugs on multiple maps.
        • Infected now has its maximum players increased to 18 players.
        • Care package stacking exploit fix.
        • Increased Search and Destroy XP to give 10x XP instead of 5x XP.
        • Search and Destroy, now has its own online playlist.

       

      Additional Fixes

        • Fixed a very rare bug where player couldn't get their first squad member.
        • Fulllscreen, Alt+Tab and Minimizing bug fixes.
        • Improved character models rendering, when viewing players with the Gryphon.
        • Accuracy fix for Steam cloud-storage space check.
        • Spectator movement improvements.
        • Further support for the COD App.
        • Clan tags no longer missing a bracket when viewed in-game.
        • Dedicated server bug fixes.
        • Moving the game over to a second monitor is now saved.
        • Fix for seeing empty player name when joining a game in progress.
        • Reduced upwards velocity when performing a melee charge.
        • ADS while moving in a remote turret is now allowed.
        • Dog no longer twitch when player is too close.
        • Blur effect from being underwater persisted in killcam when player was killed with trinity rocket.
        • Ping for bots now returns a more accurate 0ms.
        • Fixing mouse scroll not working on the final scoreboard.
        • Fixed a very rare issue where the left pistol could shoot two bullets instead of one.
        • Preferred weapon stat in the player stats lobby page, is now accurate.
        • Vehicle explosions sometimes did not appear in killcams; fixed.
        • Fixed a bug in the Single player space mission; minimum specification PC’s sometimes failed the start of the mission due to being thrown into space at high velocity.
        • Fixed a rare issue with corpses flickering after prolonged play.
        • Disable the create clan button when the service is unavailable.
        • Added error popup to the Call of Duty Account button when the service is down.
        • Added an error message on the Clan section of the Friends List when the service is down.
        • When losing internet connection, then attempting to modify a loadout's perks, the game now returns you to the main menu.
        • Updated video graphics option to query for TXAA support.
        • Balanced the Focus Perk's view-kick scale.
        • Fixed bug where clan tag colors were not showing up on Clan Details page.
        • Fixed an issue where mantling while going through a blitz portal would sometimes not teleport the players.
        • Adding patch & background reward for Call of Duty Account Registration.
        • In Extinction, fixed a rare issue where the alien wouldn’t retreat.
        • On exit from the graphics options, the “Apply Settings” prompt was appearing when nothing had been changed; fixed.
        • Fixed an issue in Extinction when the hive chopper wouldn’t show up if an attack chopper was bought during a very specific window of time.
        • Fix for sometimes spawning from last stand without a weapon in hand in Extinction.
        • Fix for a few last stand revive weapon bugs in Extinction.
        • Added new MP spawn music.
        • Fixed an issue with the ammo counter sometimes not showing up properly in safeguard.
        • Fixed a rare issue where the Score/XP popup (i.e., +100) didn’t appear when killing a player in Squads Mode.
        • Changing the leaderboard filter then scrolling would sometimes cause the user to be sent back to a previous menu screen, fixed.
        • Fixed performance issues when quickly mouse scrolling with the wheel through leaderboards.
        • We now show dog tags to spectators in Search and Rescue.
        • Ensured the ratchet sound only plays when first entering the summary after a game.
        • Replace generic unlock icon (head/helmet/uniform) with text description of item.
        • Fixed a bug with shooting down a heli sniper with a gryphon.
        • Riot shield assists challenge balancing.
        • Fixed bug where if you moved the mouse over the member list you couldn’t go left with a gamepad.
        • Fixed operation completion bonus to account for multi-tier operations rolling over.
        • Improved UI messages to explain rewards.
        • Added a "Track Operation" button helper text in the operation selection menu.
        • Make it so the CoD Anywhere confirm button does not disappear when you back out of a field edit popup.
        • Fix for mismatched player cards in extinction mode.
        • Added thermal hybrid scope hint in extinction HUD.
        • Fixed an issue where backing out of a certain error popup would cause the player to sit in a lobby that wouldn't fill up in Squad Assault.
        • Fixed unlocalized text in the Extinction unlock screen for Extinction abilities.

       

      Nov. 15, 2013

       

        • Hardcore Team Deathmatch re-spawn delay has been changed from 15 to 5 seconds.
        • Core Search and Destroy has been added to the playlists

       

      Nov. 10, 2013

       

        • Improved operations functionality.
        • UI Bug Fixes
        • Fixed issue with splitscreen players rank.
        • Fixed a rare crash with specific private match settings.
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