Patch notes for the latest title update for Ghosts on PC, Xbox, & PSN released

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A new patch for Call of Duty: Ghosts was released on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4, & PC.

The patch added the ability to “Reset Stats” if you’re max prestige and level. The patch has also added new orange hit markers and oracle indicators. The patch also, finally, fixed the SnD bomb/defuse glitch in LAN.

Here’s the full patch notes:

Title Update: Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Killstreak Balance.

    • Vulture now lives for 90 seconds (in line with sentry gun).
    • Juggernaut buffs.
      • Assault movement speed 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

    • Fix for SND round not ending when an entire team has been killed.
    • Fix for rare loss of rank issue that could occur when swapping between 360/X1.
    • 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.

 Xbox One Specific Update

In addition to the Title Update. 

    • Fix for rare crash that could occur on Tremor with specific character models.
    • Added a segregated matchmaking warning message for low rep players.
    • Fixed issue that could display incorrect Rich Presence in local play.

SOURCE: Ghosts Forums

  • Adam

    Did that increase or decrease how long the Vulture lasted for?

    • TehBosser

      Increase, used to be 60 seconds I believe

  • Bmeowmix

    Instead of balancing the weapons so that everyone didn’t use the same five guns…

    • Sal

      It’s because people are kinda too used. One of my fav guns is the FAD

  • jordanxbrookes

    Loki still sucks though -_-

    • dany_fatso

      yeah for such a high kill streak it sucks, unless you get it in dropzone in that case damn

  • ThaKillCamRadarCheese

    Anyone else read these patch notes like Damn! Wish I knew about that before it was patched! Lmao

    • Guest

      Yeah wish I knew about that killcam thing

      • dany_fatso

        what killcam thing?

        • http://www.oj.com pessimistprime3

          Read the patch notes and find out. :P

  • Ko4kunited

    When will it be on ps4? Any idea?

    • guest

      Now

  • Or nah?

    is it out for ps4 yet?

  • Blaine Reinsma

    Cool to see the killstreak buffs, but I’m assuming this is the final major Ghosts patch and that means the MTAR will never be nerfed…

    • Tayler Hammond

      It has been. The headshot multiplier was decreased.

      • jordanxbrookes

        It needs some damage reduction, not headshot multiplier reduction.

        • think b4 typing

          The vector is much better than the tar… Why nerf an already outclassed gun?

          • jordanxbrookes

            They buffed the Vector to compete with the MTAR-X, but why couldn’t they just reduce the damage of the MTAR-X and therefore make it a weapon you can still use, but it wouldn’t be as too good as it was before? I wish IW would think these things over before deciding what’s what.

          • sillibk

            Apparently they have to give the “professional” dickheads overpowered weapons so they won’t bitch.

          • jordanxbrookes

            Lol, I mean cmon, the Bizon was not OP and they made the CBJ-MS an even worse weapon than it was at the start. IW you just need to think, ask the community, and then decide. There’s nothing wrong with asking help, I’d rather have you ask help, and make a decent patch, than not ask, and f*cking make the game a mess -_-

          • sillibk

            As I said, competitive lol. It’s so annoying. This is why we should never support Infinity Ward ever again. And if Advanced Warfare is bad…

          • http://www.oj.com pessimistprime3

            CBJ-MS is awesome if you know how to use it. I usually run it with the last shotgun (forgot what it was called :P) and I get the Odin almost anytime. I have grip, and any other attachment. Works like a charm. :D

          • jordanxbrookes

            I know it’s an awesome weapon to use, but I wish it was like the Mini-Uzi from MW2 :(

          • https://www.youtube.com/user/DarvaldYT DarvaldYT

            Indeed, same reason the Remmington R5 didn’t get a nerf when the AK-12 got one (since those weapons were pretty much the same), but the AK-12 isn’t really used in competitive, so it was allowed to get a nerf.

          • hardcore

            Stop complaining.every game has some gun that is best.U noobs will always complain till its the gun that u like to use or that gun u only cnow how to use.I bet u still cant play good with mtar but u still complain cause other can.i hate all u people ctying about nerfing everythin all the time.in time u will complitely ruin the game.u casual noob should not have power to say anything cause u always suck and it makes u complain about everything that the people keep outsmarting and out gunning u with.

          • https://www.facebook.com/pages/GODZ-Clan/222097414482241 dukezap1

            MTAR is the best Sub, even after the Vector got buffed.

        • Tayler Hammond

          That’s basically what it is. It takes more shots to the head to kill someone than before.

  • Run N Gunning Camper

    They should make the Vulture more aggressive. It’s target acquisition is still slow.

  • ThatOneBlazian

    Sweet additions but I feel like its kinda late.

  • GodzXPro

    Leaderboards for reinforce……that’s going to be interesting.

  • NEONHAZ13

    When is exodus gameplay out???

  • | Coop X

    why no more prestiges:/

    • dany_fatso

      its to late into the games cycle to add more prestiges, if they did they shoulve added them at like 6-8 months into the game

  • Deji

    They should have had an Option where you can choose which song is played in MP instead of the first again.

  • sillibk

    I wonder when the Ghosts news will stop. I personally just want Advanced Warfare news. 6 days is way too long lol, I’m so impatient.

    • kyr95

      “Patience! Patience my love!” :P

      • sillibk

        I’m just so damn tired of this game being all around CI and YouTube.

        • kyr95

          Haha well you just have to avoid it then :p

    • http://www.oj.com pessimistprime3

      This is a website for ALL CoD news. Ghosts is a CoD. Therefore, its news shall be posted here. Plus, if there was no Ghosts news here, there would be NO news here for 6 days. :P That’d suck.

      • sillibk

        They could have made news about the short glimpse of the Grappling Hooks from Advanced Warfare. We also saw sprint animations on one of the weapons. So to say that there isn’t news to be had, I find that to be wrong.

        It depends on what you would classify as “news”, I guess.

  • LovekillerX

    It is great that they made some improvements. In my opinion adding movement speed a little bit for the juggernaut was a great idea! I have always thought that it moves too slow. :/

    I agree that I would also hear about Advanced Warfare but as we all already know they can’t write news if there isn’t any news. Although there would be a rumor it has to be confirmed first so let’s just be patient. Maybe we hear about Advanced Warfare more faster than we think. :)

    Multiplayer reveal in 6 days and I am so excited!

    • https://www.youtube.com/user/DarvaldYT DarvaldYT

      Well, the biggest buff on the Juggs is Focus, and I’m so happy with that :D

    • dany_fatso

      yeah i wanna find out what the supply drops do

      • rocket

        I think they do the same what battlepacks in Battlefield. They just give you random attachments, camos, weapons etc.

    • sillibk

      Let’s just speculate (on here). If we made discussions, then that helps the wait. I feel like they’ll significantly upgrade the game compared to its predecessors, and the haters will finally shut up. It seems like Advanced Warfare will be the next generation of CoD 4.

      • kyr95

        Seems to me like that way too.Im pretty sure the multiplayer will be great in my opinion. They only factor that can be an issue to me, and im ashamed to say it, is the players that regulary ruin most of the previous installments :/

        • sillibk

          That’s ALWAYS on my mind. The game will be abused and exploited. :( I really hope that SH will support it thoroughly, but don’t hold your breath. There’s a high chance that they’ll be like the other devs, because of Activision breathing down on them.

          • kyr95

            SHG has passion which is really unusual with developers these days, im pretty confident theyll support the game even with Activision ‘above” them. There was a nice talk between Condrey and Vorderhaar the other day which was really cool btw :)

          • sillibk

            Where at? And awesome, I hope this is true.

          • kyr95

            On twitter :)

          • sillibk

            Alright haha

          • sillibk

            Can’t find it. :(

          • kyr95

            Wait, ill find it for you :)

          • kyr95
          • sillibk

            Quite awesome to say the least!

          • kyr95

            To see those 2 studios taking ideas from each other is awesome ^^

          • sillibk

            They weren’t really talking to each other, though. :/ but yeah. Looks like SH will make a CoD FAR better than Black Ops 2. Thank gosh for next gen.

          • kyr95

            Well yeah, but still :)

          • sillibk

            It’s funny that they’re using some ideas from Black Ops 2 for Advanced Warfare.

        • CGkillZ

          The bad thing is though is we don’t know shit about advanced warfare. We all thought ghosts was good. I’m hoping it’s great thought. The only thing that may suck us the exo abilities. I feel like it’ll get annoying and not balanced enought. But you never know the multiplayer trailer will be out soon so that’ll be fun to watch.

          • kyr95

            AW to me first of all looks revolutionary…for Cod at least.
            Well see if its balanced though ;) It can be done though.

      • LovekillerX

        I totally agree with you. You have a good point over there and many so called “haters” have said on IGN (yes believe it or not) that this game seems like fun and something new in a good way. :)

        I really hope that this game will be a huge success. I don’t think that this is overhyped as someones might say but however it is possible that this dies to it’s hype. But I DON’T think so because this far everything have pleased me and I don’t see nothing bad about this yet.

        Getting more hyped day by day and it feels so long to wait that multiplayer reveal. But I have to wait longer to get my hand on this game so that really sucks! :(

        • Batman

          Even if this games fails, it would still be awesome because someone finally had the guts to change CoD from its core

          • LovekillerX

            Yeah points for that even if this game fails. But I don’t really think that it fails. It looks so promising. I consider pre-ordering Atlas Pro edition because of season pass and Atlas Gorge map (that remake from Pipeline.) I just need to see multiplayer first and then I make my decision which version it is going to be. However I am so sure about pre-ordering this game. I just need to choose a version. :)

          • sillibk

            If I were you, I would just buy the $60 version, to save yourself from any disappointment.

          • LovekillerX

            Yeah I know what you mean. I paid 100 euros from Battlefield 3 (BF3 + Prerium) and first it was fun and later I don’t play it anymore. But Call of Duty is a game which I play almost everyday and I really enjoy it although I have played Call of Duty games few years. :)

          • Guywithbrains

            MW3 playtime 43 days in two years. Best one yet as you can see and I still play MW3, but mostly infected. Hopefully that returns. I also can’t wait to see what new gamemodes Sledgehammer Games bring us – now that they have exo suits they have so much different options to choose from. :)

          • LovekillerX

            Agreed. I really enjoyed MW3 and MW2 too. But I don’t like MW2 so much anymore because it is so full of hacks. I really hope that I don’t see any aimbots or invisible people which can’t be killed in Advanced Warfare.

          • Guywithbrains

            True. I think that Sledgehammer Games has already proven they do their best to bring us the best Call of Duty they can offer.

            Still I wonder why people always speak about Sledgehammer Games not being very good Call of Duty developer because they helped with MW3 SP and MP. No, they didn’t help in MP. If I remember right, they actually only helped with single player campaign. Or if I am wrong, then still I think that MW3 is one of the most balanced and best Call of Dutys ever. Not another Call of Duty hasn’t kept me with it so long as MW3 has.

            If Sledgehammer Games brings us fantastic single player campaign (no doubt based on the trailers so far) and also if they promise to keep things balanced and maps colorful and make cool weapons and gadgets, then they already have won my trust and I will keep playing it as long as next Call of Duty comes (if Treyarch this time brings us good MP).

            Sorry for long message. <:)

          • LovekillerX

            I totally agree with you. By the way which edition you are going to preorder IF you are going to?

          • Guywithbrains

            So far I am thinking Atlas Pro edition. Still I have to wait how that price tag changes from dollars to euro. Let’s just hope it doesn’t mean 119 dollars = 140 euros. Also I have to see that MP reveal and then make my final decision. :)

          • LovekillerX

            Yeah everything costs so much in EU and that’s why my wallet is going to cry if I get Atlas Pro edition. But I think that it is going to be worth it! :)

          • Ganjaman

            Assault juggernaut is actually playable, just got 15 kills with it and before the buff, I’d get roughly 5-7 kills every time.
            Needless to say, it’s very good now thanks to the increased movement speed and the focus perk! :D

          • Carrisi

            Those games all played really well, and I’ve put it done to TTK, ghosts was just instant deaths and not enjoyable. I hope the snippet we have seen doesn’t reflect the real AW TTK cos it looked so fast!

        • sillibk

          Agreed. One thing that has me worried, are the Cloaking and Scorestreaks. I can’t stand having to worry about TDM, because that’s what I strictly play so that I get a less stressful experience.

          • LovekillerX

            Well if that cloaking is designed same way as in a story (if you remember that picture from the level where was that tank which had glowing blue light effect pointed on the ground, there your teammate was cloaked and it was really easy to spot.)

          • sillibk

            Yeah I remember, but this is the CoD community we’re talking about.

          • LovekillerX

            What about Call of Duty community?

          • sillibk

            The cloaking may look slightly noticeable, but you know that the CoD community will abuse it.

          • LovekillerX

            Well maybe you’re right but we can’t be sure about abusing.

          • sillibk

            Trust me lol, it’s going to happen, especially if the developers put bullshit like Threat Detection/Smart Grenades/Mobile Barricades into the game, which I hope isn’t the case.

          • LovekillerX

            Well I am a little bit worried about those mobile barricades. They are useful for campers so it needs to be designed right and I really think that they know what they are doing. Or at least they should.

          • sillibk

            I hope they’re not in the game period.

      • jordanxbrookes

        If that’s the case, I really cannot wait for Modern Warfare 2, errr… I mean Advanced Warfare 2 :D

        • sillibk

          That’d be crazy.

          • jordanxbrookes

            I liked MW2 so I would love it if it were like MW2.

      • IceKoldKilla

        Haters will never shut up. You can be Ganhi and get hate. You can be ever better than Ganhi and be hated. We’re humans. Remember that. Nonsuch thing as 100% absolute peace. But yeah AW looks nice. So anxious to see how Sledgehammer handles a CoD on their own.

    • sillibk

      Adding unto my last comment; they even showed Mitchell (Troy Baker) for the first time in the new trailer. Is that NOT news?

      • kyr95

        Well techincally yes, but man, i wanted to see him in the game with his current hair in real life haha. We cant have everything :P

        • sillibk

          Are you replying to the wrong comment? I posted in the Campaign trailer video a couple of minutes ago talking about how Mitchell looks like Troy Baker.

          • kyr95

            Yeah i mean he looks the same facially but what i meant was that id be fun if his hair would be the same in the game, because he looks awesome like that haha :P

          • sillibk

            Oh :P

          • kyr95

            His ear though. I dont know why but thats the weirdest ear ive seen haha

          • sillibk

            XD

          • kyr95

            I mean dont get me wrong Troy but jeez i guess thats why you have your hair like that to cover your ears xD

          • sillibk

            Design flaw? Or Mitchell flaw? Or Troy flaw? Hmm…

          • kyr95

            Hahaha ” Troy flaw” i dont know wwhy but i liked it.

      • LovekillerX

        Yeah that is news but I think that everyone saw it so you don’t have to write news about it. :P

        • sillibk

          I think they’ve done something like it before. “New trailer shows the _”

  • Guywithbrains

    Only 6 days to go guys. Everyone get to the hype train!

    • kyr95

      Tomas the hype train!

      • Guywithbrains

        Nothing is going to stop this train! Bring it on Sledgehammer Games!

  • Mitch

    And they brought back the bomb plant glitch -_-

    • http://www.oj.com pessimistprime3

      What glitch?

      • Mitch

        There’s a glitch in Search and Destroy which prevents you from defusing/planting the bomb. They fixed it with a hot fix (except for LAN), but after this patch it’s back across all modes. Vid: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pksranu2cBs

  • dany_fatso

    what would balancing updates to all maps mean?

  • J4MES

    Too late IW. It’s all about Advanced Warfare now!

  • Tim ▄︻̷̿┻̿═━一

    Its on PSN today had to update thought it would be out later this week

  • Nytrofactor

    No vector nerf, brilliant…

  • ForeignDoughnut

    They forgot to mention that the ak-12 was buffed if u use it with suppressor.

  • George Claude

    finally they buffed the assault streaks

  • Jay Gautreau

    The Ending Cut-scene to Exodus <3

    WTF is happening!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsKjN7SByB0

    • jordanxbrookes

      Extinction carries on in space? Looks and sounds like it will.

      • Run N Gunning Camper

        It looks like mankind was pretty much wiped out on Earth. I think the only survivors are those in the Space Station. I bet they will somehow try to re-take Earth on Ghosts 2.

        • jordanxbrookes

          Like I said to @eColiEspresso, maybe we fight off the aliens and cryptids on their home planet, and make that Earth 2?

          • Think before typing

            Do you even play extinction, their home planet is Earth.

        • Guywithbrains

          It would be amazing idea! I love Extinction and I would like to see how they win Earth back.

          [SPOILER ALERT] Although that woman’s eyes turned red/brown. What is that supposed to mean? [/SPOILER ALERT]

          • Run N Gunning Camper

            I don’t play Extinction but it seems like that woman have some sort of powers. Notice how those flying thingies dropped dead after some sort of blue-colored blast? It could be that she used a psionic blast to save themselves.

          • Guywithbrains

            It gets even more sci-fi but I like that. Maybe future theme is going to bring Call of Duty back to it’s gold times. At least AW looks promising to me.

            Still if they make Ghosts 2 and let us take Earth back. It would be pretty epic. World full of cryptids, you don’t just use your sub machine gun and pistol to kill all of them. There must be some special powers or huge explosive weaponry to bring them down.

          • Joker

            No her mind was (and probably still is) controlled by cryptids + that blast was the medusa weapon, howewer there is a posibillity that she has powers (she made archer kill his soldiers and shoot his leg) well we will find it out in 2016.

  • Waze

    Am I the only one expecting AW news today since it’s a Tuesday?

  • http://dalyfe.com DALYFE

    Yes!!! They’ve returned to my favorite MP music!!!!!!!!!

    • Xecho

      vvhat is it?

  • Damien Anderson

    So they changed the MP menu music back to the Onslaught dlc music…..how lazy. I wish they would give me the option to choose between the 3. The Devastation music was the best.

    • hardcore

      U guys are just so noobs…”i wish i could change the music”..No.just no.There needs to be option get all fukin music off.And this is reply to some other guy crying people only using 5 guns…are u dumb ? U realy thinks they should make all guns have sama power in same scenarious…and mw3 was best ? Wtf?! U 15yo ? Mw3 was worst with ghosts. After cod4 mw2 and bo1 , mw3 was fukin horrible. Atleast with bo2 they realy got competetive cod started.

  • drjakeyoung

    Just wandering, will the digital pro edition of AW be available on PSN in the UK? Is it acturly available anywhere at the moment?

  • Max_dogg22

    WOW they changed the menu music again? is that like the fifth time they have changed it??

  • Abraham

    “Updated the hitmarker color to orange when it’s the killing hit.” This would be noticable if it took more than 2 shots to get the killing hit.

  • Scotty

    Game still sucks though

  • pulseimpact

    Fixed rare end of match crash.
    Thank you. I have had that happen about 20 times since release…

  • the guy

    TOOK LONG ENOUPH