Treyarch has released a new game settings update for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on PS4 and Xbox One. The version number is 43.7.27.5.

This new update includes weapon tuning, fixes for issues with Flak Jacket perk, and more.

Vonderhaar has posted on Reddit the changes to the weapons and specialists that were included:

Weapon Tuning:

XR-2

  • Increased ADS aim stability
  • Increased recoil control

ICR

  • Increased ADS aim stability

Sheiva

  • Increased ADS aim stability

All LMGs

  • Increased ADS aim stability

Locus

  • Increased ADS aim stability

KRM-262

  • Increased lethal damage range

Argus

  • Increased lethal damage range

All SMGs

  • Reduced sprint out speed

Specialist Abilities/Weapon Tuning:

Rejack

  • Increased rejack stand up speed

Ripper

  • Reduced leftover Specialist power when dying while active

In addition to those changes, the update also includes:

  • Fixes for Flak Jacket not working
  • GI Unit Path fixes
  • CODCaster Bugs Fixed
  • Collision issues fixed
  • Dark Matter camo can only be applied to Black Market weapons if you have Diamond unlocked for that weapon, BUT you do not need Diamond on Black Market weapons to get Dark Matter.

SOURCE: Reddit and @DavidVonderhaar (1, 2, 3)

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  • YoungMurf

    FURST!

  • Tommy Ledge

    Patch is 100% a present for all the Xmas noobs..

    • Ben Kirkham

      so true

  • They made the Argus even better. HAHAHAHAHAHA ???

    • LovekillerX

      Argus was already beast. Now they made it god level weapon.

      I remember pre-patch models in MW2 though… 😀

      • Drank Bleach

        Loved running around with akimbo rangers….. good ol’ days

      • Deadpool

        No it isnt. Its nowhere near the level of the original 1887 akimbo’d. You didnt have the aim them, whereas you have to ADS and be accurate with the Argus.
        Its more like the KSG from BO2, but with a half decent hipfire spread.

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Now they made it a fun shotgun like the KSG.

    • Guywithbrains

      It reminded me of Modern Warfare 2’s SPAS-12 already and now it got even better… dear lord…

      • SnaffleWaffle

        SPAS was great but no where close to the owning a game like the KSG.

        Bear in mind the TTK and hit detection for BO2.. No worries on that for the KSG compared to the other weapons in BO2.

        It’s all IMO though, trying to putting 1 and 1 together

    • ccrows

      Yup, let’s give it more range than the KSG, and (possibly) make it more hated on than the Remmy… *sigh* lol

      • SnaffleWaffle

        Nothing is better than the KSG, imo. I believe it was specifically made to counter those no scopers one shot tricksters.

        It was satisfying “one shotting” the no scopes / trickshot snipers with the KSG from “sniper” distance.

        3arc really made shotgun into its own class that could hold its own on BO2.

        Previous CoDs, you always felt like you needed an overkill perk or a crutch weapon to do well with shotties.

        IMO though.

        • ColonelBazz

          Nothing better than the KSG? Never played MW2 with the spas-12 I guess? It was almost a sniper in shotgun form lol

    • fires

      they need to like increase ADS, reduce slug kill range, and improve its pellet spread

      • Deadpool

        Or you could just use the KRM 😉

        • SnaffSnaff

          Nice one. LOL any of the other non Argus ones would do too. Except they’re not pump action

      • Bryan Salas

        Pellet spread on a slug? Are you stupid? And increase what to aim down sights?

    • RdJokr

      Ikr? And add to the fact that shotguns are a whole other level on PC…

      Well at least they didn’t buff the Brecci and the Haymaker AGAIN. At the very least, I expect to see even more Argus in the game now.

      • Idk, i’ve been using the Haymaker alot lately as it’s the last shotgun i need to get diamond shotguns, and feel like i’m losing 75-80% of my gunfights regardless of my attatchments and perks. Feels like it needs SOMETHING but idk what.

  • SpectreUnkown

    Oh man dont nerf the ripper thats my favorite

    • Peter Griffin

      The leftover nerf is needed. It is a specialist weapon, so you shouldn’t have it literally up all the time. Especially if you get killed while it is active. The ripper is already one of the most powerful specialists weapons in the entire game…

      • ArtisanKnight

        I know right, every time you come across spectre, chances are you’re going to get sliced. It seems like it’s always ready.

    • k5berry

      Yeah Ripper is bae. I haven’t tested it out but hopefully it isn’t like you get virtually nothing left, otherwise I’ll need to get *very* good lol.

  • Rich Kinikin

    SECUND! Lol

    • Juses

      Sekund*

  • I don’t understand the Dark Matter update. I thought that was only unlockable through the challenges, not the black market.

    • Mandi

      So say you have dark matter, then you obtain a butterfly knife from black market, you can’t just apply your dark matter camo to the butterfly knife anymore. You have to get diamond on the butterfly knife first.

  • LovekillerX

    Collision issues fixed? Does that mean I don’t get stuck all the time when teammates are on my way?

    • SnaffleWaffle

      Christmas noobs blocking me from getting to cover under heavy enemy fire is the worst!

  • CAMP_StealeZ

    Error in the text: http://prntscr.com/9hbx5m

    • Keshav Bhat

      Fixed

      • CAMP_StealeZ

        Thanks! Nice for all the information you give to us. RESPECT!

        • Keshav Bhat

          Thanks for all the support 🙂

  • Matthew Cecil

    The need to nerf LMG’s instead of buffing. They are already OP as shit.

    • Mini

      That’s explains why all the pro players destroying everyone with the LMGs right? lol

      • Deadpool

        Who cares about pro players? the vast majority of the CoD player base aren’t pro players

        • Mini

          lol you don’t get the logic. I’m implying that they are not OP
          Even the 48 Dredge isn’t OP.

          • Deadpool

            what does pro players have to do with his comment? 😉

          • Mini

            Because if a gun is OP, they would use it or ban it. Hello?

          • Deadpool

            they do. Hello! 🙂

          • Mini

            lmfao feel free to link a video or something. I’m intrigued.

          • Deadpool

            yeah as if.. got better things to do that look through boring pro gameplay. LMG’s are the best they have every been in BO3, and the Gorgon is 2 hit kill at nearly every range. that is OP.

          • Siftblade

            Except nobody uses LMGs. Wonder why that is.

          • Deadpool

            You see/hear the Gorgon all the time! There is always some tool camping with it and constantly firing down sight lines.

          • Mini

            so the sheiva with long barrel is a 2 shot also.

            “Oh look, this gun has a slow ass fire rate. But it’s 3 shot. OP”

            Typically cod kids. I like how these kids are still using gorgon when it’s pretty trash now. If you are going to post up, why not just snipe or use a drakon? lol
            No aim assist? lol

          • Jack

            Exactly gorgon is the worst of the 4

    • SoulTaker

      Vonderhaar isn’t scared this year of buffing or nerfing he’s doing what he and the rest of the team think.

      “I have as much fun as anyone with when I interact with you all, but we won’t ever make a tuning decision because some folks got #bufftheweapon trending, your Tweet got 1000 likes and/or RTs, or because a popular Youtuber made a video.” – Vonderhaar

    • Penguinremix

      I’m going for diamond on LMGs right now and the gorgon is trash compared to shieva or drakon, the 48 is outclassed by m8 or the xr2

  • Guywithbrains

    Better stop those riots and spamming Twitter and Youtube from now on if someone didn’t understand it from the beginning…

    “One important thing. I think most of you understand this, but it still comes up from time to time.

    I have as much fun as anyone with when I interact with you all, but we won’t ever make a tuning decision because some folks got #bufftheweapon trending, your Tweet got 1000 likes and/or RTs, or because a popular Youtuber made a video.

    Some of the time, these thing match up with what we are seeing. Just as often, they do not. I honestly do not care how many of your followers and subs agree with you.

    We use this kind of stuff as an opportunity to investigate and evaluate and be sure we didn’t miss something. However, it’s not, and will never be, the decision maker.” – V

    • lunator100hd .

      These scumbags better not mess up with the matcmaking ever again.

      • ccrows

        Ceejay (AKA Captain Upvote) needs to like that comment by 1000…

      • Devin Wolfe

        God forbid you be challenged in COD.

        • Mario Rivera

          As long as the challenge is tough opponents instead of laggy opponents im fine lol

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Being challenged isn’t the problem. The problem would be with forced challenges, which is poor game design. CoD isn’t a very challenging game to begin with, nor should it be tampered with to act as such and receive an identity crisis.

      • RdJokr

        I love how people be praising Treyarch like gods one day, and then the moment they fuck something up unexpectedly, it’s back to death threats and insults again.

        • lunator100hd .

          I never praised Treyarch wtf dude.

          • RdJokr

            Well that’s a first…

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            They actually deserve it, because even though I don’t really find the Multiplayer to be very fun at all for many reasons, at least they’re not Sledgehammer nor Infinity Ward atrocious…

          • Argy

            it doesn’t matter who makes CoD now, they all can’t seem to infuse the game with the same level or amount of fun that the originals could. Now it’s more of a battle to see who can come closest…

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Well… What was so good about the older ones? Their simplicity? CoD4 didn’t have a whole lot of content. MW2 was a clusterfuck… Maybe it’s all nostalgia?

          • Argy

            See, you call them simplistic and I call them artistic. They have a nice, simple shell and a really great front-end, but what CoD4 and even MW2 did was they kept the game fun for beginners but great in the very long run. And a lot of that is just working out the details so that there are things that beginners will shy away from but long-time players will learn how to use.

            Meanwhile you have Treyarch’s game which just is what it is. You jump into it and its about as deep as the kids blow-up swimming pool. Yeah, it’s pretty and shiny and they put a lot of nice stickers on the sides to plug up all the leaks, but its still just too shallow.

            The depth is what kept me playing the other games.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            They weren’t very simplistic when they came out, but seeing how outdated they are, now, they seem like they didn’t take a whole lot of effort, yet the developers worked their tails off. Modern Warfare 2’s online was broken, but the developers couldn’t do anything about it. So I see where you’re coming from. Simplicity was key for those games, but just because the movement got more complex these days, doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re not simple. Advanced Warfare was the only one that got far, far off, to the point where the mechanics didn’t work well from a design standpoint.

            I think Black Ops 3 is the best CoD in years. It just has that Treyarch spark. The older games are probably way better (but are they, really?), but Black Ops 3 is definitely good for the current generation. It just doesn’t offer the experience that CoD 4 did – i.e. the charm and cult following. No FPS’s are amazing games by any stretch of the imagination, but CoD 4 was up there. For sure.

    • ccrows

      “Some of the time, these thing match up with what we are seeing. Just as
      often, they do not. I honestly do not care how many of your followers
      and subs agree with you.”

      ^ Riiiiight Vahn, you kept ignoring the community the other day until a certain popular YTer makes a SBMM video, and THEN you addressed all of us ignored peasants as “friends”.

      You might be my fav dev Vahn, but yeah I’m not buying it… *sigh* lol

      • fires

        because he doesnt want thousands of buttmad people sending death threats. Its like the quickscoping nerf years ago. Death threats, joke or not are taken very seriously and its stupid as hell that tmartn or whoever makes some SBMM video’s subscribers threaten somebodies life

        • ccrows

          100% agree with you that death threats are both wrong and immature, but at the same time quit shoveling the crap of:

          “I honestly do not care how many of your followers and subs agree with you.”

          When that’s just straight up BS…

          • fires

            True. Ghosts is pretty damn example of how much esports influenced buffs/nerfs with all the bizon/mtarx bitching

          • how is that bs?

          • ccrows

            How is it not?

            Vahn ignored the community, and purposely kept changing the topic about SBMM when asked, until Tmartn made the SBMM video. (y’know a YTber with almost 3 mil subs)

            Then he drops the line:

            “I honestly do not care how many of your followers and subs agree with you.”

            ^ Explain to me how all of that isn’t BS…

          • I mean if he was ignoring made up bullshit without any actual evidence that these people were talking about, then I dont blame him. I dont know the full story, but I can see why he would ignore bullshit, made up lies. I mean, the people’s reasoning as to why SBMM exists was ridiculous and there was no actual evidence.

          • ccrows

            Except that Vahn himself admitted that he messed with the MM.

            ^ On top of that I have 2 accounts. My Main, and my complete goof off secondary.

            When all of this BS went down Saturday, it was night and day different what type of lobbies I was getting on my primary and secondary accounts.

            My Primary, I was stuck with lobbies not filling up, or lobbies with people overseas.

            My Secondary, I could get into lobbies immediately, and was playing against a bunch of Johnny no thumbs…

          • Just because he tweak MM doesnt mean SBMM ever existed in Black Ops 3…

          • RdJokr

            LOL, Vahn DOES NOT ignore the community at all. He keeps in touch with us all the time. But Tmartn was spreading false info. And given his influence, that’s not something Vahn would want: more people being misinformed.

            And you misunderstood what he said. It was in reference to people thinking that Treyarch, as well as other devs, only buffs/nerfs things because some popular YTers said they were UP/OP. I sure as hell don’t see any YTers asking them to buff the Argus, yet they buffed it anyway.

          • SnaffleWaffle

            ccrows & RdJokr – I *think* the truth is somewhere in the middle of both your opinions..

          • ccrows

            I didn’t misunderstand anything.

            While he posted that message in the weapon tuning, the events that went down last Sat/Sun contradict what he said there.

            ^ *sigh* With that said, I hope Vahn takes all of last weekend as a learning experience, and that he doesn’t go F***ing around with the MM anymore, cuz IMO it’s perfect the way that it is ATM…

          • RdJokr

            See that’s the thing. It’s always “IMO”. Your opinions are of minor concern to the devs. They tweak things as they see fit, not because of the majority of fans who cry out about the Gorgon being a campy gun, or the Haymaker needing a buff. It might seem that way, but it’s not. Even with the matchmaking tweak they did last week, some people said they got better connections, while before (and after that) they were having rubberbanding lag everywhere. They were, and are still trying to improve things for those who are still experiencing bad connections.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            It’d be a far better game if they listened more. The Gorgon is a huge problem and that’s the main gun that they should address, not these minor tweaks that [perhaps] just mostly change idle sway (or whatever the hell they mean by “stability”).

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            The fact of the matter is that the wrong YouTubers have an influence on CoD, It’s better they just listen to the non-YouTube community, because the majority is the most important to cater to.

        • Tuby

          The most funny was that quick scoping wass still very easy afther the patch.

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      This sounds like Vahn’s bullshit “black box” all over again. Oh well, they don’t have to listen to us, it’s just a cool occurrence when they do.

  • Laurens Heirbaut

    marnix is a fag

  • Laurens Heirbaut

    lore

  • Deadpool

    Have i read that right? they are nerfing rejack? haha… is already garbage.

    • Unscene deX

      Nah they buffed it! They made getting up off the ground faster

      • Deadpool

        Increased rejack stand up speed. that means it takes longer. decrease would be faster

    • jordanxbrookes

      It’s a buff, not a nerf.

      • Scott

        I still think rejack is useless to use now since they nerfed it in the beta.

      • Deadpool

        yeah i read it wrong. The nomad is still gonna be by far the worst specialist

  • Nathan

    So they still not fixed Exodus, can’t play that map at all on PS4

    • Greasy Neckbeard

      I’m on ps4 and I can

  • lunator100hd .

    Whats the ”sprint out speed”?

    • Unscene deX

      How fast your gun comes up after sprinting

      • lunator100hd .

        So they nerfed smgs right?

        • Kobrah

          Correct

  • ScOott

    Hold on a second, u can u get dark matter from a supply drop?

    • Keshav Bhat

      No.

    • Skillreks

      hey scoot 😀 and no, but people were able to put dark matter on the butterfly knife, wrench, and knuckles. when they didn’t unlock it yet.

    • Drank Bleach

      Hey, how do I know I have the latest patch? (Ps4)

      • ScOott

        Check the number on the article matches the one on ur game? .. Dunno.. I leave my ps4 in rest mode over night to charge my controllers, and it automatically updates my games at the same time..

  • Jay Evan

    *Notices that the Locus and Sheiva are buffed*

    • even though the Sheiva didnt need a buff, that gun is already amazing. but hey, i’m not complaining.

      • Jay Evan

        Exactly >:)

  • Tuby

    The icr is already a laser

    • SnaffleWaffle

      A laser lightsabre 😉 and one does not bring lightsabres to a gun fight.

      • tuby

        I mean the recoil duh

  • Bob

    Can you not cater to nubs with no gun skill? Thanks

    • LovekillerX

      Not cater to biggest part of the community? Okay…

      • Bob

        So you’re part of that community? Okay…

        • LovekillerX

          Nope I just use my common sense. Of course they have to do biggest part of the community happy. Otherwise you wouldn’t be stomping on them (going after better enemies might not be your thing…)

          • Bob

            Bo2 wasn’t like that so why is Bo3? I mean I rather play arena, but I rather not be waiting 4-5 minutes to start a game 4 on 3. But yeah, I do enjoy stomping on nubs, but better enemies even more 🙂

  • Diego Diniz

    R.I.P Reaper
    I miss BETA times…
    They NERF too much!

    • Jay Evan

      *Ripper*

  • Shane Waller

    how about fixing the challenges the wild card for instance 2 attachments on your secondary weapon is not knotching up kills mines been stuck on 204 for ages so i cant complete the wildcard challenge

    • Bored1234

      Sucks to be you

  • ahoneybadger

    maybe they should fix games that result in 7v5…….really annoying

    • banerising

      or 5v3 lol

      • Deuce

        Lucky, I’ve been in. 7v1

        • banerising

          I actually don’t mind those if it’s just tdm or kc. It’s harder for the other team to get kills, anything else is lol

        • tuby

          It always feels like that when i play solo mp.Only no thumbs team mates lol

    • Jay Evan

      or 6v2. Seriously, that happened.

  • Adam Rains

    Why don’t you fix your servers

  • Ben Kirkham

    they buffed the locas? Lol Vondy still listening to faze fanboys

    • Penguinremix

      Snipping in this game is difficult and snipping has never been op

      • Austin Michael Titus

        it was in bo2, and its “sniping”

      • ItzSikh

        “sniping has never been op” HAHAHAHAHAHA your a joke

      • SnaffleWaffle

        It was in MW3.. Barrett 50 cal or the MSR..

        I say it was OP as I am a “proper” sniper.. or some may say a camping sniper.. meaning get a proper hiding / camo position, do not reveal it, not necessary to move if an enemy does not discover it and always try to one hit kill your targets (especially if they got a drop on my team mate).

        I digress, but why a sniper playing as a sniper is camping is beyond me, but OP? Sure.. Sentry, Claymores, solid secondary and the Ghost & Cold Blooded Perk.. Invisible Sniper in MW3 😉

        The map design in MW3 gave traditional snipers the line sight though.. Think of Mission, Interrchange, Fallen, Village, Hardhat, Resistance, Baakara.. Almost all maps had awesome line sights..

        • tuby

          Bo 2 was sniper paradise for everybody.

        • DEMOLITION12

          mw3 had good maps, so did ghosts
          every bo3 map is pure shit and not one of them stands out

    • Drasadex

      Adding aim-assist to snipers would be listening to the Faze nerds.

  • Vonderhaar put that Argus in meh a$$hole!

  • Tarik

    Wait… can you get dark matter on weapons from the black market?

    • Keshav Bhat

      Yes, you can get Dark Matter on the Brass Knuckles, Wrench, and Butterfly Knife if you get Diamond on those (and you already have Dark Matter).

      • SnaffleWaffle

        Not from the black market supply drop camos, No.

  • lunator100hd .

    They put Infection in FFA rotation map, yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    • ItzSikh

      i thought it was already in there

      • lunator100hd .

        nop

  • ItzSikh

    why don’t they fix the mp voting system most of the games i play are mostly combine, and oh how that map fucking annoys me (but I love it)

  • Jay Evan

    NERF THE FUCKING DRAKON! ALL YOU NEED TO DO IS CUT THE MAGAZINE SIZE IN HALF!!!

    • lunator100hd .

      Ikr? Its the most noob friendly gyn in the game right now.

    • TheSkrillexKill

      Who even uses snipers in this game? lol

      • Jay Evan

        If you play PC, you’ll find a lot of them.

  • Redrum

    Hi

  • TheCodJedi

    I can’t complete my Locus bloodthtisty challenge, because I got to the last one and now every time I get a bloodthirsty it doesn’t count it towards the challenge. Can any help?

    • Bmeowmix

      Don’t use Varix, Clan tag, or Kill Counter on it

  • New update.. 43.8.28.5

  • Nella

    Another one.

  • YoungMurf

    The ICR’s ADS stability is actually fine without being buffed. They should increase the KN-44 ADS stability because even with grip on, it moves around like hell!

    • tuby

      I have Not much trouble to control the recoil of the kn 44 with grip. The icr is a laser gun

      • lunator100hd .

        ICR is garbage from up close at least.

        • tuby

          I never say the icr is a good weapon. I was talking about the recoil. But you can get good games with it.BUT its not my tryhard gun.

      • YoungMurf

        I didn’t say the recoil dude, I said the ADS stability moves around a lot. Like just looking down the sights without firing.

        • Tuby

          My bad still a Nice weapon to use

  • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

    This seems pretty minute at best.

  • OLEKSANDR NYZHNIK

    Hi guys. May i ask you what ping do u usually have during the game?

  • Hunter

    Does anyone else have an update that’s 43.8 instead of 43.7?

  • Ed

    No 2xp or weapon xp or anything for the holidays?

  • Steve Cox

    Do we all see “Black Market Weapons”? Variants are back people.

    • ‎?

      They are melee weapons with no statistical change if that’s what you think. They are simply differint models, not variants.

  • Steve Cox

    Do we all see “Black market weapons” lol

  • Omega Serandos

    Honestly, they need to re-establish the Gorgon back to its glory…

  • GTA V

    Lol last 10 updates =weapon tuning and specialist tuning. Not bad. Hopefully by next year the game should be “finished tuning”.

  • GTA V

    R.I.P Black Advanced Warfare 2

  • Eazi00

    Argus is a sniper not a shotgun now!

    Check out my channel on Youtube, just search iTsEazi00! Quality Commentaries and Gameplays! Thanks.

  • Jay Evan

    You know what I want? the option to give Reaper a female-sounding voice.

  • Sander VG

    Black ops 3 AutoShotguns are OP? ok, lets buff the other shotguns too lel 😀 -TreyArch logic

  • Deity

    Patched the GSlide? Wasn’t even a big deal.