Black Ops 2 patched! Here’s what’s been fixed 
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Geoffrey Tim
November 22, 2012 at 2:30 pm

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It’s odd. Black Ops 2 has been out for over a week, and we haven’t really had the usual fanfare from Activision about it being the BIGGEST SELLING THING IN THE ENTIRE UNIVERSE. I wonder whether or not it’s broken the records set by the last Call of duty (and the Call of duty before that and the…you get the picture). It topped $500 million in its first day though – so that’s certainly something.

That aside, the game’s certainly popular – though, like most games these days, it’s a little bit buggered. that’s what patches are for though, right? three of the four versions of the game have received some pretty hefty patches; the Xbox360 patch released yesterday, the PlayStation 3 one on November 17, and the lucky PC version receiving two patches; on November 16 and 21.

Here’s what they fixed: for each platform, straight from MP1st:

Xbox 360 Title Update 1 Patch Notes

  • Made infrastructure and performance improvements to Live Streaming.
  • Made streaming performance improvements to video playback in CODTV.
  • Addressed an issue where flight range parameters for airborne vehicles could be deleted in the middle of a match due to a network interruption. This fix resolves the following symptoms reported by the community:
  • Escort drone flying under the map
  • Inability to call in the Dragonfire
  • FHJ-18 weapon level is now increased by destroying Scorestreak vehicles and aircraft.
  • Care Package/AGR canister exploit has been addressed.
  • Patched a small map exploit in Aftermath.
  • Addressed a rare situation that would cause the Emblem Editor menu to overlap other menus.
  • Balance pass on spawn influencers to improve cases causing non-optimal spawning under certain conditions.
  • Improved performance for emblem uploads to prevent an occasional hang. If there is an error connecting to servers during an upload, you will now be able to re-try your save.
  • Emblems and Clan tags will now appear correctly on the Assault Shield when stowed on the back.
  • Addressed all reported UI error code messages.
  • Elite Clan Friends list no longer actively sorts players when their status is updated. The player list will refresh after closing and re-opening the tab.
  • Improved a number of emblem icons in the Emblem Editor.
  • Junkyard IV reward added to Calling Cards.

PS3 Title Update 1 Patch Notes

  • Made performance improvements to matchmaking and lobby timers to start matches faster.
  • Addressed an issue contributing to the majority of reported freezes. A small number of low frequency cases continue to undergo investigation for the next patch update.
  • Many backend updates have been made since launch to streamline servers for load balancing. This results in many general improvements to matchmaking, user content servers, leaderboards and online security.
  • Made infrastructure and performance improvements to Live Streaming.
  • Made streaming performance improvements to video playback in CODTV.
  • Addressed an issue where flight range parameters for airborne vehicles could be deleted in the middle of a match due to a network interruption. This fix resolves the following symptoms reported by the community:
  • Escort drone flying under the map
  • Inability to call in the Dragonfire
  • FHJ-18 weapon level is now increased by destroying Scorestreak vehicles and aircraft.
  • Care Package/AGR canister exploit has been addressed.
  • Patched a small map exploit in Aftermath.
  • Addressed a rare situation that would cause the Emblem Editor menu to overlap other menus.
  • Balance pass on spawn influencers to improve cases causing non-optimal spawning under certain conditions.
  • Improved performance for emblem uploads to prevent an occasional hang. If there is an error connecting to servers during an upload, you will now be able to re-try your save.
  • Emblems and Clan tags will now appear correctly on the Assault Shield when stowed on the back.
  • Addressed all reported UI error code messages.
  • Elite Clan Friends list no longer actively sorts players when their status is updated. The player list will refresh after closing and re-opening the tab.
  • Improved a number of emblem icons in the Emblem Editor.
  • Junkyard IV reward added to Calling Cards.

Black Ops PC updates

  • Max FOV increased to 90
  • Fix: Horse falling through the world in Afghanistan when playing on some CPUs with 4 or more cores
  • Fix: RC-XD and the AGR sinking into the map in MP when playing on some CPUs with 4 or more cores
  • General performance improvements in SP, MP, and ZM for CPUs with 4 or more cores
  • Fix: crash when a 7th player tries to join a 6 player league lobby
  • Improved dedicated server matchmaking
  • Fix: some cases of "Connection Interrupted" in MP while loading into a match
  • Server connectivity improvements
  • Fix for transmission errors during League Play
  • Fix: crashing when running with no Audio device
  • Fix: error when going into the sound options menu with no sound device
  • Make sure laptops with both integrated and Nvidia GPUs always switch to the Nvidia GPU. This will fix bad performance, ability to join matches, and possible crashes
  • Multi GPU performance improvements
  • Livestreaming improvements
  • Fixed freeze if the player tries to change graphics options after rendering a movie or live streaming
  • Speed up going into Options menu in some cases
  • Fix: Various additional errors, crashes, and other compatibility issues
I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.