UPDATE: Treyarch has just released this patch for PS3. Patch notes at end of post are same.

Original Story
Treyarch has just released a new patch for Black Ops 2 on the Xbox 360. This patch is available now for download.

Some notable additions include:
-Nuketown 2025 is now in all playlists
-Added Hardcore Domination
-new prestige calling cards available
-new Grief mode called Grief: Cell Block – a new map for Grief coming with Uprising.
-added Mob of the Dead to the Zombies leader boards.

This patch has removed Hardcore CTF and Chaos Moshpit – as Nuketown is now in all playlists.

Full patch notes will be added as soon as Treyarch releases them…



UPDATE: Official patch notes have been released:

Feature Improvements

  • -Added Prestige Level Calling Cards for each Prestige Level.
  • -Players will now control the last Scorestreak called when calling in multiple remote controllable Scorestreaks.
  • -Updated the League Lobbies to display Team Rank next to each Team Member’s name.
  • -Added Suicide and Team Killed Penalties to the Game Rules/Spawn Settings Menu for Custom Games.
  • -Added a feature to kick players if they suicide too often in a game.

Multiplayer Issues Addressed

  • -Fixed an issue reported by the community where the Lodestar view remains on screen if the VTOL Warship is destroyed after being previously kicked from the VTOL due to friendly fire.
  • -Updated Menus to combat exploits reported by the community.
  • Addressed a persistent Counter UAV issue that occurred during host migrations.
  • -Fixed an issue reported by the community where the player was not earning any progress for the Chopper Hunter Field Specialist challenge.
  • -Fixed an issue reported by the community where C4 was doing no damage to enemies if blown up the moment it attaches to a surface.
  • -Addressed an issue reported by the community with activating Prestige on a weapon not removing attachments from that weapon in other class sets.
  • -Prestige Master icon can now be seen as the ‘next Prestige’ when players reach the max Prestige Level.
  • -Resolved an issue with the Orbital VSAT Scorestreak losing time during the host migration count down.
  • -Resolved a collision issue on Grind which caused the player to become stuck on the vert ramp.
  • -Fixed an issue where players were able to place a turret while under the big rig in Aftermath.
  • -Addressed a couple issues with the Sentry Gun and AGR Scorestreak tablets remaining open when the player transitions to the Scorestreak while it is being destroyed.
  • -The Attachments menu in the After Action Report now indicates the XP a player earns from leveling up a weapon.
  • -Resolved an issue where players would lose control of Sentry Guns if they take control of it while it is being destroyed.
  • -Fixed an issue with Turret and Guardian placement within certain objects in Aftermath.
  • -Improved performance in Theater when a player Previews a Clip over and over again while their Clips in the Timeline Editor are maxed out.
  • -Fixed an issue with the environment disappearing when dying and spectating the water in Carrier.
  • -The music now plays for everyone during the Final Killcam.
  • -Addressed an issue on PlayStation 3 where the Listen In toggle, while CODcasting, was listening to all whether it was toggled on or not.
  • -Fixed an issue in Theater where the camera viewed under the map while watching players that had not spawned in.
  • -Resolved an issue with the AGR icon only appearing on the mini-map when it was firing both the machine gun and rockets at the same time.
  • -Resolved an issue with the Victory/Defeat screen not accurately displaying the amount of XP a player had earned in Objective based game modes on Combat Training.
  • -Addressed multiple issues with reloading the War Machine Scorestreak.
  • -Adjusted the Scoreboard columns when CODcasting Free For All to display points in the first column instead of player score.
  • -Fixed an issue with the HUD pushing off the screen when CODcasting in Theater during a round transition.
  • -Resolved an issue in Theater where Party Leaders could not render videos while players joined the lobby.
  • -Addressed an issue with the Chat Notification not appearing on the in game screen for players who were speaking in Party Chat.
  • -Fixed an animation issue for the Combat Knife when holding aim down sight and pressing the melee attack button.
  • -Resolved an inconsistency in the Emblem Editor with the way emblems were being displayed between profiles.
  • -Resolved an issue in the Player Channel where deleted screenshots and edited films were appearing as an error when viewed by another player.
  • -Addressed an issue in the League Play slide menu where the Career Wins stat was not updating for previous seasons when the player had not yet been placed.
  • -Fixed an issue with the Game Settings Update prompt getting cut off when choosing to update after the idle screen fade out.
  • -Resolved an issue with the gondolas on Downhill continuing to move during a host migration.
  • -Fixed an issue with the Emblems on Playercards viewed from the in-game Scoreboard showing corruption.
  • -Addressed an issue in Search and Destroy where players would sometimes spawn into the next round with their secondary weapon.
  • -Resolved an endless loading prompt to connect to Twitch when attempting to unlink and re-link accounts with no login information.
  • -Fixed a Twitch/Twitter menu issue where some fields were still accessible while connecting to Twitch/Twitter.
  • -Resolved a UI issue with rapidly using Like and Dislike on user generated content.
  • -Fixed an issue with the equipped DLC reticle displaying the wrong preview reticle when going from a DLC reticle to any other reticle equipped on another weapon.
  • -Addressed the Hellstorm Missile boost button prompt not updating correctly for some controller button layouts.
  • Addressed multiple menu layering issues.
  • -Fixed an issue with the laser effect not appearing in game on a Laser Sight if the player spams the Switch Weapons button.
  • -Addressed an issue with the mini-map overlapping the objective text when a CODcaster has the control panel open.
  • -Resolved an issue with the Bacon and Dia De Muertos DLC camos not appearing on enemy weapons when the player is using a weapon that has the Millimeter Scanner attachment equipped.
  • -Fix for League Season History and League Leaderboard UI errors.
  • -Fixed an issue in CODtv paging logic where we were losing one item every time we page back from page 3 to 2.

Gameplay Balancing

  • -Adjusted Hijacked engine room Hardpoint zone to extend to ladders.
  • -Lightning Strike Radar will not reactivate after round change if it has been used in a previous round.
  • -Global enemy spawn influencers adjusted.
  • -Adjusted objective spawn influencers in Capture the Flag.

Zombies Issues Addressed

  • -Fixed a UI Error that occurred on Turned.
  • -Resolved various bugs around the Die Rise map.

SOURCE: Official CoD Forums

  • Cameron Graham

    I’m assuming Cell Block is DLC.

    • Kevin Anthony Seepersad

      cell block is just part of the map enclosed purposely for the mode grief… motd is the dlc including the mp maps

      • Cameron Graham

        Yes. I gathered that.

        The post was worded badly before the patch notes were released.

        “Some notable additions include:-Nuketown 2025 is now in all playlists
        -Added Hardcore Domination
        -new prestige calling cards available
        -new Grief mode called Grief: Cell Block”

  • AlterWK

    RIP Chaos Moshpit.
    Well, I suppose it /is/ about time I play Turbine.
    People always seem surprised when I say I haven’t ever played that map, considering I’m 7th prestige. xD

    • ThatGuySconter

      This made me LOL, major props to you for avoiding it for this long! Its the worst map on BO2 by far!

      • Louis Brivio

        No aftermath is

        • MEetYourEnd

          Aftermath is a good map if you learn the style you need to play on it and where to conttrol.

          • Kevin Anthony Seepersad

            drone was my first mp map.. the best for S&D… its big and the doors reveal many ppls positions… aftermath and turbine are not my cup of tea

        • Thomas L

          Drone is the worst map

          • .

            It’s better than Slums.

      • .

        I think it’s a great map. Why don’t you like it?

      • $37366391

        Carrier sucks balls

      • Rich Herminghaus

        No Nuketown is the worst map in COD.

  • rtd210

    Remove moshpit?? That was the only public playlist I’d play. Small maps and a mix of gametypes. That’s disappointing.

    • lMattW

      Yeah, I’ve been really enjoying the moshpit. I like it where I can play a few gametypes without having to back out and search for a new lobby.

      • ZombieSalyer69

        Well on the bright side id like to say HELL YEA!!! Nuketown in all playllists.

        • Kevin Anthony Seepersad

          wow.. ppl actually play that playlist… hmph y’alls opinion… im happy there putting it as a normal map

          • jon

            It was a really fun playlist. No meltdown, turbine, aftermath…and nuketown the majority of the time. I personally am gonna miss it

    • Moshpit was the only lobby I could quickly and reliably get a game in, all the time. Other lobby’s take too long to hunt for players and I always end up backing out.

    • 123456789!!!

      You know theres still standard moshpit , right?

      • jon

        It’s not the same man. In the chaos moshpit there was no Search and Destroy or CTF (if that’s the same in the standard moshpit than forgive me). Plus no Turbine, Aftermath, and Meltdown (and I think no Carrier). Not mention nuketown was about every 3rd map. If you are a fan of small maps, that playlist was awesome

  • thebulky1cometh

    When is this coming to PS3? I haven’t played nuketown 2025 more than like twice and I’m a season pass holder. By the way, can’t help but point out that the idea of Nuketown 2025 in all game modes is what they originally led everyone to believe so everyone would preorder season passes.

    • I think April 12th since then they are gonna add micro-DLC and Nuketown as free.

      • thebulky1cometh

        Hope you’re correct.

  • The Flash

    worth mentioning the grief cell block is part of DLC and not just available now

  • Jose Gaytan

    I hate how I had to pay for nuketown 2025 and treyarch just gives it away >:l & i have a season pass.

    • MOS

      Nuketown 2025 was free for everyone if they pre-ordered anyway.

      • The Flash

        if like myself you got a CE of the game you were technically paying for it as it wasnt advertised as a pre-order bonus, it was included with the ‘special’ content so you were paying for it – they couldnt be asked to bother making a new map, you can see that they rushed Nuketown Zombies, they didnt wanna bother with anything special

    • KYR SP33DY

      There was no extra cost for Nuketown 2025, it would have been the same price even if the pre-order didnt come with it

    • Keshav Bhat

      You never payed for Nuketown 2025. The game costed $60 at launch, and Nuketown 2025 code was in the box as a bonus. Now they are giving it to everyone for free.

  • COD Player

    Where is Chaos Mosphit WTF??????????????????????

    • removed as said in the above message. Chaos Moshpit was there in the first place so people with Nuketown could play it, but since Nuketown is free to everyone it has no use anymore.

  • I think Chaos Mosh Pit was a good gamemode, maybe let it return but also include DLC maps? I mean, if you remove it give something in return like an extra HC mode.
    Also, now we have Prestige Calling Cards, I’d like Prestige Emblems…

    • A name

      They brought hardcore domination back!

  • Keith

    No Chaos Mosphit i Stopped this game …. Thank You Treyarch i buy nuketown ok and now its free ok no prob and The Chaos Moshpit is delete are you fucking serious?????

    • nuketown was free even when preordered. “Pre-order now and get the Nuketown 2025 BONUS map for FREE” we just had early access of something being released to the whole public 5 months later

    • 123456789!!!

      This post makes you sound retarded, besides alot of games give or sell preorder dlc after release dont understand how cod doing it has you so angry. lastly we have a mosh- pit playlist already why do we need two.

  • Chris Ilott

    Grief: Cell Block?

    • comes with the Uprising DLC and is set in Mob of the Dead.

  • Markdg23

    A completely useless patch is what I noticed from the notes and instead of taking moshpit out of the play list what they should have done was remove nuketown from that play list and this is why: GROUNDWAR Moshpit-small maps with TDM/KC/DOM/HP/DEMO.

    • No Demo! Demo is already easy as phuck to spawn trap, let alone 9v9 in the smallest maps…

  • PrinceTaharqa

    Removing moshpit was bad move. People played it not because of Nuketown but to play all the gametypes in one lobby.

    • Halsla

      I played it for nuketown

    • They said they added it for Nuketown, so you could have seen this one coming one second after the moment they added Chaos Moshpit.

  • The Attachments menu in the After Action Report now indicates the XP a player earns from leveling up a weapon.
    Thank you.

  • The Flash

    why nothing for zombies

  • thomas

    Does this go for ps3 as well?

    • Keshav Bhat

      Not yet – we’ll update you guys once they give PS3 news.

  • Christopher ginley

    I’m really upset they removed mosh pit but with the new player cards I can now make my emblem look better also can’t wait for the new DLC but the bad thing is I play play station 3 so it will take a while

  • Hunters

    I got nuketown free when I bought the game but I didn’t preorder ?

    • MrJDGuns1

      if you bought it on release day and it was part of the first batch you would have it

      • .

        I bought it in mid-January and still got the map.

        • MrJDGuns1

          was it second hand

    • Thomas L

      Me to LOL

  • bazza

    like if you came from ali a

    • JoseB88

      Nah I came from Charlie intel. Ali A is late with the news haha

      • XxSwag_Is_BackxX

        lol I came from MrBossFtw

        • falahcod

          I came from space!

      • yep charlieintel is the best for black ops 2 news xD

    • ye

      ali a gets most of his news from here lol.

    • jon


    • Raincrow


    • Xtrendence

      I came from googling: “I didn’t download black ops 2 nuketown but can still play the map online”

  • MrJDGuns1

    PS3 will probably get midnight on friday because that is the day the microtransaction packs come out so people can get nuketown for free

  • Brahim

    what do you have to do to get this patch /update ??

    • start up your game while connected to the internet.

  • Soispanolis

    It´s an error to kick players who suicide very often…

  • je moeder

    The standoff demolition spawn traps need to stop

    • MrJDGuns1

      you can not stop demolition spawn traps

  • ryan coomber

    you shud bring it back

  • MrChanese

    When does this come out for PS3, patch, calling cards, and micro DLC?

    • Ross Neilson

      12th of April

  • TuuFlaj

    Sorry if I am stupid, bit i Did not understand, i bought the game after it came out, am I gettinig to play nuketown for free or not?

    • .

      You get to play Nuketown 2025 for free.

    • Keshav Bhat

      Nuketown 2025 is available for FREE for everyone to download now on Xbox 360. Coming April 12th to PS3/PC. On Xbox, you cannot play MP without this map.

  • “Added a feature to kick players if they suicide too often in a game.”


    • Yup

      Trolls are running around maps shooting rpgs on the floor, going 0-200, stuff like that. I’ve seen it mulyiple times. All it does is help your team lose, so they probably kick them if they suicide 20-30 times. Probably not like 5 times cuz that could be accidental.

      • StalkerDellaNote

        Yeah, KYRSpeedy did a video of it.. and I think MinnesotaBurns as well

      • Kevin Anthony Seepersad

        i did that in gun game… ppl did not like the idea that i was the only one trolling them

    • I think this is only in League Play and optional in Custom Games. I saw D4 or NobodyEpic go 0-177 without getting kicked.

      • Yup

        cuz this is a new patch

        • He did it after the patch.

    • Sebastian Alvarez

      it’s refering to reverse boosters

  • Korflock

    ANOTHER patch with no lag fix.

    I shouldn’t be so surprised.

    • AuTiger93x

      Awesome point Korflock! They fix all these things that don’t freek’n matter and avoid the real problem with the game. I don’t think they can fix it…they simply put out a very bad game.

      • Kevin Anthony Seepersad

        if you want a decent cod experience… dont blame 3arc blame your modem/router/IP… and if you have these upgraded … then the game will want to make you the host

        • incubusman421

          explain why certain CoD games have less lag than others… explain why other online games like Halo 2 or Battlefield generally have less lag than CoD… There’s something wrong here. The game is still addictive and fun, it just lags and they don’t know how to fix it.

        • Lag Ops

          Nah mate. I’ve got fibre, 45 down, 15 up. Still get shot round walls and shit. It’s flaws in the game itself

    • jon

      you can’t fix lag buddy. Sorry to tell you.

      • Korflock

        Yes you can, sorry to tell you.

        • jon


          • Korflock

            By fixing the netcode. IW attempted to fix it last year with MW3.

          • jon

            did it work?

          • DanDustEmOff

            It was a lot better than this game also the matchmaking eefin sucks

    • rik_40

      Ikr and with these new updates when I’m host in multiplayer and zombies my party members time out wtf I have good connection and all idk what they did not so many improvements

  • So we preordered blackops2 for nothing they could of told us that it was going to be free for everyone

    • .

      Yes, but those who preordered it got it 5 months before everyone else. You got early access to the map.

      • asd

        Still a waste of money.

        • Drift

          How? It didn’t cost extra or anything.

          • StalkerDellaNote

            Kinda was a waste if you think.. i have no complaints.. people i know who didn’t preorder and got it for christmas got NUKETOWN as well.. a buddy of mine just bought the game last month with nuketown..
            anyways, back to what I was saying
            I bought the game for $65 with my preorder and some people are getting it now for $30-$40 and get NUKETOWN no problem..

          • Pixuhl

            Yeah, they get it all NOW. NOW. NOW, for $40. Youve had it for awhile. You pre-ordered for early access. I cant believe some of you people are this god damn retarded.

          • $37366391

            * gets on big wheels

            They see me derpin’, they hatin’ gonna derp derp de derpin derpy

          • Some people are getting black ops 1 for $20…. should’ve waited

          • $37366391

            Bought blops 2 off kijiji sealed for $20 bucks…with the nuketown code haha

  • John

    Seems to me that the r870mcs damage went down

    • AuTiger93x

      I’m seeing that as well…..but I see no weapon patches in the notes.

  • axeld99

    like si estas aqui por willyrex

  • Xodor1

    WTF remove Chaos Moshpit must be the worst fucking decision I have seen from Treyarch. It was the only fucking mod I play because of the differents modes and small maps. Fuck you Treyarch!!!!

    • just go to mercenary moshpit. SAME THING!! since they added nuketown 2025 to ALL playlists its pointless now to have chaos moshpit

  • theobviousninga

    what about ps3

  • Jacob Yankees Ibrahim

    treyarch please add prestiges 12-15 master prestige is boring there is no challenge

    • That would kill the whole point of Master Prestige.

  • Moderatto_99

    When will be avaliable for ps3?

  • ryanlittle678

    I HAVE PLAYED HARDCORE CTF SINCE COD:WAW,,, now black ops 2 is dead to me

  • Noooo

    Nooooooooo no chaos moshpit that’s all I ever played

    • MrJDGuns1

      there is 20 other fucking gamemodes to play so go play one of them.

  • dady

    like if you came from 420 402THUNDER402

    • Kevin Anthony Seepersad


  • yuiyuiyuiyuiyuiyuiyuiyuiyuiyui

    Im done with Treyarch. They lead you to believe so many things and then just take it away. Also, super disappointed about no more guns. (Not getting anymore dlc i guess)

  • Tricky

    How about addressing the broken knife were equipped with….

  • Ciaran

    When is this coming for ps3?

  • Shardlotte

    After reading these comments, I’ve come to the conclusion that Call of Duty has the worst fanbase. “WHY DID YOU DELETE A PLAYLIST” “WHY ISN’T THERE ANY MORE GUN DLC” “WHY IS A MAP THAT WAS ALWAYS FREE NOW FREE TO EVERYONE” Seriously, you people are acting like kids. YOU are the reason people hate CoD and the CoD fans.

    • I feel people have reason to complain when their favourite mode gets removed, but then they also have to see they remove the modes with the lowest amount of players get replaced. And guess what, people like you are the reason people hate the internet.

  • bebo

    i like the prestige calling cards

  • MarginalClover4

    Finally nuketown

  • tony

    what about PS3???? are they gonna get the Hardcore Dom patch!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Keshav Bhat


  • ccrows

    Bring back moshpit and put NT back in there. All I saw today was NT,NT, HJ, HJ, NT, NT, HJ, HJ. (I don’t mind 1, but both is getting boring fast)

    Nuketown is a total “love it” or “hate it” map. Just put it back in Chaos Mode and IMO everyone is happy again…

  • Derek grimsley

    I guess they r fuckin stupid hardcore capture the flag is the best game mode on the game an they r removing it ill quit playing the game them dumbasses don’t know what they r doin

    • yeah that must be why there’s a total on 300 people playing that shit. All people do in that shitty mode is camp their flag.

  • annanann

    willyrex for president !!! batracios todos los demas!!

  • ObuRsT

    And for Pc ??
    Pls help!!!

    • Keshav Bhat

      Soon. We’ll post once @Pcdev says more.

  • they should add hardcore free for all

  • jon

    I’m surprised they haven’t addressed the issue with concussion grenades not doing anything sometimes despite blowing up right in the enemy’s face.

  • Fearless47

    Hell yea hardcore Domination tired playing CTF with bunch of spawn trappers and campers. In mw3 we never played CTF but please ad some more points on hardcore search and destroy like 500 points for a kill, plant and defuse not bs 50!!!

  • jon

    I’ve had the permanent counter UAV after host migration problem once. Other than that, I’ve experienced none of these problems

    • Keshav Bhat

      That issue was fixed like in Jan.

      • jon

        It just happened to me about 3 weeks ago. It’s in the April 10 patch so I don’t think it was fixed in Jan

  • pro man

    wtf guys…what will happen to the maps in chaos moshpit???
    really love those maps

    • Keshav Bhat

      Those maps – since launch – have been in every other playlist.

  • Rich Herminghaus

    A total bummer about Chaos Moshpit going away. That was the only playlist me and my boys played. Great variety of game types and most of the better maps in the game. No Turbine, Meltdown, Drone, or Aftermath…..and that shit hole called Carrier. I could have done without the worst map in the game Nuketown, but I dealt with it.

    They need to bring it back after the imminent Nuketown 24/7.

  • The_j_man08

    When is it coming to ps3??

    • Keshav Bhat


      • thebulky1cometh

        Wait, I’m not talking about the patch coming to ps3, we know that’s coming today (Friday 4/12). When can ps3 users look forward to nuketown on all playlists?

  • does nobody cares about the digging animation being ”fixed”
    I LOVED IT D’:

  • CoDcAster

    man fucked that treyarch stop with you damn patches they dont made the game better …i think they should be fix these lag issues after this you could look what be must patched but dont remove Chaos Mosh Pit and the next question is asked my self is when it is double xp weekend would be there a list with only 24/7 nuketown mosh pit ??? cause chaos mosh pit list was on double xp weekends 24/7nuketown list

  • When does it come to ps3

  • Thunder!!!!

  • Magic_Johnson

    Thunder is the best you motherfuckers I kill you

  • Rusty

    They should add prestige emblems

  • Killatroopa

    Now for Ps3 too..finally..

    • thebulky1cometh

      Did you read the update? Ps3 is getting everything EXCEPT nuketown in all playlists, which sucks because that’s the best part about this update.

      • That’s BS. I am on PS3 and just played Nuketown One in the Chamber.

        • thebulky1cometh

          Well that’s nice to hear? Please tell me you’ve played nuketown 2025 on team death match, domination, hard point, etc.

          • CobraG7

            I just played Team Deathmatch on Nuketown in the normal playlist so I don’t know where Charlie Intel got their incorrect information from…

        • Keshav Bhat

          We’ve updated: Nuketown 2025 is in all playlists for PS3.

  • AnXo

    will this come out on pc too ?

  • thebulky1cometh

    Any Xbox users play hard point on nuketown yet? I’m kinda excited about the ensuing chaos, assuming my game doesn’t lag to the point of periodically freezing like it did last night. I’m on ps3 by the way.

  • Curt

    Why would you take away chaos mosh pit it was the best game mode

  • gurveer

    if i get 1000 vote up on this comment please bring back chaos moshpit in the next update

  • Pooooooo


  • William

    Why did you remove hardcore ctf. It was the only game mode I played.

  • Prodigy-Gamer13

    this is cool

  • Midnight-Mayhem

    Hardcore CTF was the best and my clan and many others across Aus and NZ loved to play that online..absolutely devastated

  • jensen

    Wtf seriously just when we get some cammo the fucking take a playlist it was fine how it was. Mabey fix the lag instead of shit like this

  • jensen

    I have played every play list and barley get nuke town. I don’t think treyarch realizes that shit like this pisses the fames off.

  • Dougie

    Where is Puerto Rico flag -___-

  • guest

    they didnt fix the game freezing on everyong wtf?

  • next black ops make nuketown bigger

  • HotDog

    My game specific superior finishes are not recording. I have 159 superior finishes added up for the top 3 calling card any game, however if you add all my game specific top 3’s together it is less than 20. this will prevent me from getting any game type mastery calling card. Please help me, my gamer tag is……HotDog Diggety.. This is Xbox….

  • Ps3Xboxisgarbage


  • Shane Oshea

    Another thing that annoys me is when people leave zombies and the round doesn’t count.