Black Ops 2 Xbox TU 1, PS3 TU 1.03, and PC TU 3 Patch Notes

Treyarch has finally released the official patch notes for the Xbox Title Update 1, PS3 Title Update 1.03, and PC Title Update 2. The Xbox TU was released on Nov 21st, and the PS3 TU was released on Nov 17th.

Xbox 360 Title Update 1 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 1.03 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.

PC Title Update 3 Notes:

  • 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
Check out our Updates and Fixes page for the latest info!
SOURCE: Call of Duty Forums (360) (PS3) (PC)
  • Master Bei-Ting

    WTF no framerate fix for the ps3? I’ve seen allot of ps3 users complaining about their framerates dropping when overlooking wide center areas like carrier, turbine, when you’re on top of the trains in express, etc. Come on Treyarch.. Fix the framerate.

    • Lolwut

      Stuff like that isn’t a one line of code fix, that’ll require a lot of work.

      They put that PS3 patch out with all of that stuff in, tested internally, got it sent to Sony for certification AND released on a weekend, just _four_ days after the release of the game.

      You owe major thanks to Treyarch and Sony for getting it done that swiftly. Xbox got it days after.

      Not least, think about what you are saying. On a couple of maps, in a couple of areas, the frame rate drops.

      Now compare that to on any map, in any area, on a quite frequent basis the console will freeze.

      On any map, in any game or mode your FHJ-18 doesn’t grant weapon XP.

      These are things that functionally are not working, compared to your issue where it is working fine, just not at a performance level you would expect, but is an acceptable level.

      Therefore it is a lower priority than something that just needs optimisation.

      • DanDustEmOff

        Once upon a time there was this thing called a beta that details developers used to open to the public to test the net code and issues of this sort to ensure that the game was as good as possible before release. Some genius had the brilliant idea of selling you a beta and then fixing the game as you are playing it. It is the fault of the devs and pubs that this stuff happens and I disagree that we owe major thanks to them for fixing a broken game it’s their duty to give us a quality product on release day not weeks and months later

      • GreedyGreedy

        I get your point, but look at it this way: They promised a 60 fps consistent game and they acknowledged the fact that they indeed learned from their mistakes with black ops 1′s ps3 frame rate issues. They knew that BO1 had problems with the ps3′s frame rate, they “promised” to put out a better ps3 port, but look at the end product, still has frame rate issues. Not to mention the multiplayer is basically the highlight of the series and framerate drops can have considerate effects on a ps3 player’s in-game performance(dying and losing gunfights because the frame rate unfortunately caused you to lose proper gun aim, etc). So yeah, freezing is understandable(even bf3 had freezing issues on the first few weeks of its release), in-game glitches can be remedied, but framerate shouldve been at a permanent 60fps as “advertised”.

        BTW food for thought, maybe they should allow players to turn off the theater recording option on the multiplayer, it helped me remedy the framerate on bo1 on the ps3.

        • Npm Sackbot

          i agree with you on the losing the gun fights because of the frame rate. also, my game freezes requiring a hard reset on the ps3 every time i hit the campaign mission “Cordis Die”. This has rendered the campaign unfinishable for me. has this happened to anyone else?

  • shane

    Nice to see them doing a shit load more already than what iw did so I can’t complain just yet ;)

  • Noahlu

    My main complaint is the spamming of UAVS and then if you prestige your screwed we should not be forced to use ghost

    • http://twitter.com/DRespawns Austin Wade

      If you had any gun skill, you would not need to use Ghost.

  • Kevin Anthony Seepersad

    why does my ps3 freeze… i hate it… or the sound will go out and make like lightning noises or loud beeps.. help anyone?

    • http://www.facebook.com/rocias.sanguine Rocias X Sanguine

      I had that happen to me a while ago on Zombies where everytime I went on a Zombies game, it would do that or I would hear no noise for the main theme of zombies on the menu. But I just switched to like Multiplayer or whatever and tested the sound and it worked out for me. Try that and see if it works for you too.

  • Anon

    I like the fact that the PC FoV has been raised to 90 shows good commitment

  • Korflock

    Next patch: Lag Comp fix. So Far the biggest issue with the game.

  • samash

    The guys from C.I. must be playing BO2 hard as hell, they’ve barely updated since the release.

  • Yusuf_2405

    the map TURBINE has been removed from online play in Black Ops 2 just thought i shud say

  • Usama

    My PS3 freezes everytime i get to the mission “Cordis Die”. Is this happening to anyone else and do you know hopw to fix this problem