Game Design Director, David Vonderhaar covers Season 3 League Play, COD Championship, eSports Events, Pending Game Update, as well as Community Game Nights.


Xbox 360/PS3 Patch Notes:

Game Update Notes: Mar. 12, 2013

Feature Improvements
-The CODcast control panel can now optionally show the overhead map in the player list in games with 10 players or less.
-Added the ability to view past seasons for all the leagues a team has been a part of in League History.
-Background Downloading has been enabled on XBOX 360.

Multiplayer Issues Addressed
-Resolved an issue where players were receiving an error message when trying to join a System Link or LAN Party lobby without internet connection.
-Resolved Select Fire reverting back to default settings after a round transition.
-Fixed a potential exploit using the Trophy System.
-Addressed an issue with the Collector’s Edition camo un-equipping from weapons.
-Addressed an issue with the Peacekeeper not appearing for players that join into a match that is already in progress.
-Resolved an issue on Drone where the automatic doors at the weapon plant would trigger/destroy Lethal Equipment.
-Addressed an issue with the highlight for the Dual Band Scope on players equipped with certain weapons.
-Fixed an issue with the planted bomb disappearing at the “B” site on Hydro when the water floods.
-Addressed an issue with the VTOL Warship not destroying if hit when exiting the map.
-Players will now be able to complete the Shredder Scorestreak challenge using a Death Machine from a care package.
-The Stealth Chopper no longer counts towards completion of the Chopper Hunter challenge.
-Resolved an issue where planted Riot Shields were not getting destroyed by the gondolas in Downhill.
-Resolved an issue with C4 and Bouncing Betty’s killing players on contact.
-Fixed an issue where the Combat Axe would sometime destroy the Guardian.
Addressed a missing image issue with the Medals section of the Combat Record for new players.
-Players with Hard Wired equipped will no longer lose their Care Package if throwing it while an enemy EMP Scorestreak is active.
-Fixed an issue with bomb plants being automatically aborted while a Care Package or Hunter Killer Drone is equipped.
-Hosts can now kick players in Custom Game lobbies.
-Hint text for the Camera toggle in the Live Stream menu updated to include support for the XBOX 360 Kinect sensor.
-Videos being rendered in the Theater will no longer be automatically canceled when the controller disconnects.
-The CODcast UI is now displaying the flag for the Flag Carrier in the Objective column.
-Addressed a button mapping issue in the Emblem Options menu.
-Resolved an issue with the red crosshair appearing in the Target Finder when targeting an enemy equipped with Cold Blooded.
-Fixed an issue with the stats tracking for the Executioner’s Accuracy in the Combat Record.
-Fixed an issue where the Friends List showed a joinable/green arrow icon for players who were not playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
-Resolved an issue where the turret in the northern building on Turbine would become unusable.
-Addressed an issue with the Lightning Strike Scorestreak if the player had the tablet out during a host migration.
-Fixed an issue with some weapons having invisible magazines from 3rd person animations during an automatic reload.
-Resolved an issue on XBOX 360 with backing out of a Guest Account sign-in.
Addressed an issue where the game would sometimes crash after repeated host migrations.
-Fixed knife lunge launching players on the Express map.
-Fixed an issue where the player could get an empty War Machine or Death Machine when switching classes at the start of the match.
-Addressed a loss of functionality for the player and guest when switching between Multiplayer and Zombies and having the guest switch back to Multiplayer.
-Match clocks in Multi-Team and Free-for-All games modes no longer continue to tick down in Theater when a CODcast game is paused.
-Resolved an issue where planting a -Claymore in front of a crouched player with a Riot Shield would cause the Claymore to fly across the map.
-Resolved a couple of overlapping UI issues when CODcasting.
-Players can now turn the Voice Icon On/Off when CODcasting a match in Theater.

Gameplay Balancing

Spawn System Improvements:
-Reduced the weight of positive team spawn influencers on owned Domination flags. This reduces cases in Domination where players may spawn near their team but also near danger.
-Added more spawn points to Hijacked for Demolition and Kill Confirmed, which improves the spawn-picking algorithm on that map in those game modes.
-Adjusted spawn influencers on Standoff for improved spawn-picking algorithms in all game modes.

-MSMC: Recoil has been increased.
MSMC: Hip fire accuracy has been slightly reduced.
-PDW57: Recoil has been increased.
PDW57: Hip fire accuracy has been slightly reduced.

-KAP-40: Dual wield damage reduced.
-KAP-40: Dual wield hip fire accuracy has been reduced.

-MMS: Cold blooded now renders enemies almost completely invisible to MMS.

-QBB-LSW: Medium range damage increased.
-HAMR: Medium range damage increased.

Assault Rifles:
-FAL OSW + Select Fire: Damage reduced when firing full auto.
-SMR + Select Fire: Damage reduced when firing full auto.
-Type 25: Move speed increased.
-Type 25: Medium range damage increased.
-SCAR: Long range damage increased.
-SWAT-556: Long range damage increased.

-M1216: Medium range damage increased.

Sniper Rifles:
-Ballista + Iron Sight: Idle sway reduced.

Zombies Issues Addressed
-Resolved several issues with exploitable areas in the Die Rise
-Resolved several exploits in Green Run
-Resolved network/connectivity issues that could occur in the frontend and lobbies.

SOURCE: @Treyarch and

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  • Lorhelm

    Can you patch the League Play as well? My League Play Create-A-Class is messed up and the weapons are in wildcard, and perk slots it’s screwed up. I would love if you fixed it for me and other people are possibly having the same problem as me

    • Gristlylime652

      I alsof had that,, you have to reset the class

  • FOR GOD’S SAKE TREYARCH! QUIT BUFFING LMGS! Honestly, LMGs are very overpowered, especially with dual-band and target finder. They NEED to be given recoil!

    • Tiger Woods

      yeah, that’s why no one uses them.

    • Dean



      Lol. I’d take them over the countless PDWs and FALs any day.

    • Great, buff the shotguns, sniper rifles and LMG´s.. They sure need it..Not!

      • disqus_sqEwmHIRDW

        They buffed the m1216 (probably the worst shotgun), they reduced idle sway with the ballista + iron sights (iron sights already reduce view over range, and they didn’t buff the LSAT (the best LMG).

      • Eysir

        Sniper rifles need a huge buff irl 50 cal cut your whole arm off not just a scratch.. Shotguns need a buff on mid range it sucks the KSG is fine its basically perfect only problem is the horrible spread it has

        • AST

          Are you kidding me??? Do you know how shotgun works in real life? They need a HUGE nerf! And buffing the snipers? Already tons of quickscope noobs out there!
          I also quickscope, but on PC, so I’m not noob. No auto aim=skill required.
          Shotguns are OP as fuck!

  • Jan

    Pleaseeeeeeeee fix the parties!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nate

    Nerfed the MSMC again?

    • HenryDF

      What about the B23R?! There are people marching about using it as a primary weapon and noobing about with it in Dual-Wield. It’s ridiculous…

      • JackD

        noobing about? you just suck with it lol

      • disqus_sqEwmHIRDW

        The B23R takes some skill to use due to its 3-shot burst. Generally, burst weapons are more difficult to control as u can’t just hold down the trigger. I understand the fire rate is very high, but most people probably can’t max out the fire rate. Therefore, there has to be a distinguishing factor between the two. Honestly, I feel that both should be nerfed along with the tac-45. There is no justification for a secondary being good enough to use as a primary.


    no lag fix again, i’m about done with this shit.

  • drift

    How do they fix lag? If a host has a shitty internet, there will be lag, that’s always how it’s been and there is no way to fix that other than maybe searching for “best” connections.

    If you people are talking about Lag compensation, then yeah that is something that needs to be fixed. However, if they fixed that and didn’t include all of this, people would still complain saying “WHAT ABOUT THE SPAWNS AND OP GUNS????!!1”

    They finally tweaked the spawns and made the OP guns less OP and you people just find something else to complain about.

    Plus, this is the most patches we’ve seen so far for any cod. Be grateful ffs. And at least this didn’t turn out to be another mw3. Spoiled gamers these days.

    • walmartrox44

      They could connect to the better host like people with better up/down

    • Great so they made the OP guns less OP. Nerfed the sniper rifles, shotguns and LMG´s, and nerfed the targetfinder and all the SECONDARY weapons? Wait.. No?

    • DanDustEmOff

      If someone has a shit connection they shouldn’t be getting host full stop the net code is the worst that I have seen in any cod and they are more concerned about weapon balancing. Your argument that this is the most patches only means that there’s more problems but they still choose to ignore the game breaker over stupid tuning issues at least mw3 had a few lag comp fixes that made the game playable I haven’t touched multi player in three months caus im sick of all the bs. They release a broken game and do nothing to fix it and you want me to be grateful to them, oh thanks for not listening to all the fans and completely ignoring the biggest problem in your game for the second title in a row Treyarch now if only you could find a way for me to spend some more money on your broken game.

  • TheBeaR

    Please to God… fix the sound glitch, that causes a chopper sound to play and cuts out everything else. So, so annoying to play with.

    • Pissass


  • BiteSize22

    Wait they needed the msmc? That guns recoil at medium and long range was horrible enough. That’s my favorite gun and I do admit it was a bit op but reduce the damage not increase the recoil

    • BiteSize22


      • disqus_sqEwmHIRDW

        The simple explanation is that it was too powerful. SMG’s are meant for close counters engagements and not for longshots. They’re just balancing the SMG and AR class at this point.

  • This is a good patch. :)

    I’m fine with this. Only complaint is that they buffed rather than nerfed the LMG’s, but what are we gonna do. Thanks treyarch for supporting your game unlike some people…

  • Joes Swanson

    Why are you nerfing PDW-57 again?! it already sucks I can’t even get it gold for Diamond SMGS!!!

    • thatshot

      ha ha ha! thanks for the laugh.

      • TheRapist666

        pdw is beast if you can hit with it even with the nerf play minecraft lol

  • Ryder H.

    Could you please make it so when your controller runs out of battery in zombies it pauses! Died so many times from it not pausing!

    • disqus_sqEwmHIRDW

      I believe the console manufacturers would have to do that. I’m not sure the game has access to that data.

  • that one guy

    One tip for u guys to fix ur lag problems is connecting ur cord directly to ur internet instead of into the router. I know this may be impossible for some of u from ur living conditions or if u have other ppl that live with u and use the same internet but this will help a lot with ur lag problems 🙂

  • OMG

    STOP Nerfing msmcand pwd for god sake

    • StalkerDellaNote

      Nahhh, I hope they keep destroying those shit OP’d SMG’s and they keep nerfing the FAL select fire, cause I’m 100% sick of seein’ that shit, I use FAL semi-auto like it was supposed to be used.. and I get out gunned by the PDW & MSMC hipfire alll day

      • disqus_sqEwmHIRDW

        I couldn’t agree with you more.

  • So basically, what he talked about in five minutes was:
    League Play League Play League Play.. League Play and the KAP-40 akimbo.

  • ImAkhilleus

    Why they nerf the msmc and the pdw again when they’re not even op anymore comparing to the b23r and also nerf the fucking dsr!

    • n00bTroller

      why the dsr its a sniper its supposed to put you on your ass learn to flank

  • Chazzbaconswagg

    did the people at treyarch nerf the recoil in zombies because i played zombies and there was so much recoil

  • Josh cooper

    Treyarch Treyarch Treyarch …… s**k

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  • Rage mf on xbl

    They still haven’t fixed the glitch where you are spectating someone with who’s who watch them go down then you yourself then respawns and the jingle continues to replay

  • German

    When it will be released for PC? Sorry , ich don´t understand everything , because my english isn´t as good as it should be …

  • Feelruffo

    Why did you patch the msmc, fal and pdw AGAIN? Do you remember mw2/cod4? Guns weren’t balanced, but everyone thinks those games were WAY better than black ops 2. Also, if all guns are balanced, there’s no fun using different weapons. I miss mw2

  • Feelruffo

    As an other one said, you have to change the game code, because beeing shooted around corners is very annoyng. You have to patch those things, not the guns.

  • semir krcic

    If any way 3arc can patch this thing in die rise I had the ray gun n Galil pack a puched then I am in the big room by the an94 then I got trapped I pan iced then I reloaded the it took away my guns n that is ps3

  • Ben

    Did they fix the spider glitch?

  • they made a amlost everbody’s favorite gun msmc sucky

  • bradjeff

    Rip-off how season pass can’t get the mini DLC’s >:(

  • JamBoree

    Can you make it so the annoying fanboys quit their bitching? Thanks.

  • Shooter2220

    Now my collectors camo is just gone I don’t have it at all please fix

  • TheDevilKillerKB

    fix the damn whos who perk the spawns are terible and the fucking lag while playing solo on both zombies n mp you are just messing up with all the guns 3arch stop nerfing the FAL it has become useless when the game first came out it was really good because there were good weapons not like now stop nerfing everything!


    When is bacon camo pack coming out for PC.

  • Eysir

    Here’s how damages should work

    Sniper Rifles: Instant kill every part of the body except under the torso
    LMG : 5 bullets to kill on any part of the body except the head which should be 2
    SMG : 7 bullets to kill any where
    Assault : 5 bullets to kill anywhere
    pistols : at least 4 or 5 anywhere including head
    Rockets / explosives : increased to real damage like in real life please
    thats it nothing else do like 3 months of testing guns instead of just a month and a half please treyarch..

  • Zeta

    One thing they need to fix, the most important one for my. Is as someone dashboard that is host you won’t get an loss. I had an 27 winstreak i lost it by an faggot that dasboarded an also thought he was from Fariko.

  • BlackOpsSavior

    Omg 3arc, please nerf the LMGs they are soooo OP now, & with the target finders, dualband, and very little recoil, it makes people very annoyed, & makes the game less fun and enjoyable, all my friends agree

  • asapkev

    Yo Treyarch please nerf the LMGs not the SMGs, LMGs are really overpowered now, especially with the target finder and dual band omg!

  • asapkev

    Firing Range 2025!

  • Coolkid24

    STOP nerfing the the msmc and pwc omg! Treyarch the guns you guys should be nerfing are the LMGs.

  • Coolkid24

    Treyarch is so dumb, you guys are ruining the game for most people by nerfing their favorite guns and just making everything good about your game worse, is it our fault that noobs suck?

  • Josh Jeremiah

    Fix the snipers every time I shoot the first bullet goes to a way different location