MW3 Patch Notes for PS3 & PC updates & Hot Fixes; Double XP Weekend 6/22-6/25

Keshav Bhat

Infinity Ward has released the patch notes for latest PS3 Patch [v. 1.16], and newest PC Patch [v 1.14]. These updates are available now. You will be prompted to download when you load up the game.

Here’s the patch notes:

PS3 Patch 1.16:


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


  • Prep work for adding Telemetry for matchmaking for future improvements.

*PS3 patch is available today [6/21] for NA and Europe. Coming 6/22 for SCEJ. 

PC 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

Game Balance:

  • 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

Game Modes:

  • 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


  • Blind Eye: 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
  • Recon: Fixed issue with flash grenades not correctly working with the Recon perk

Hot Fixes for Xbox and PS3:


  • Liberation: Added death trigger for rock glitch
  • Black Box: Patched up wall glitch
  • Oasis: Prevent players from getting on rooftops
  • Foundation: Patched up map hole in pipe

Game Balance: 

  • Javelin (Weapon): Reduce Javelin explosion radius by 20%
  • SitRep (Perk): Increased the range at which you can detect an enemy portable radar

Player Stats:

  • Fix for player accuracy being miscalculated

Misc Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for minute long kill cam duration with Reaper

Along with the release of these new patches, and in celebration of Collection 2 launch for PS3/PC, Infinity Ward will have a double [regular] XP weekend starting Friday [6/22] through Monday [6/25] for all platforms.

Visit our MW3 Updates & Fixes page for the history of updates to MW3. 


About The Author

Keshav Bhat is the Co-Founder of, the world's largest Call of Duty news site. Based in Atlanta, Keshav also serves as the Head of Social Media for Dexerto network, running a network of over 10 million social followers. Keshav can be contacted for tips at [email protected]