UPDATE 3: Just in time for MLG Columbus, the new TU has been released for Xbox 360.

UPDATE 2: This same patch has been released for the PS3, bringing the new eSports features as well as many fixes.

UPDATE: A new update, which brings the new Broadcaster Mode and eSports rules, has been released on the PlayStation 4. The update comes in at around 746MB, and the update is required in order to play MP. The full patch notes are available here.

Multiple users are reporting that a new 463MB update for Ghosts MP on PC was released, and ~12MB update for the single player was released. The patch is said to have reduced the RAM requirement from 6GB to 4GB, making the game playable for more users.

The new update adds the Broadcaster Mode, which allows eSports players to stream with a specific – CODCaster-like mode. The update also introduces new eSports rules for Call of Duty: Ghosts. New rules are accessible in the private match section, with specific game types. The images we have below are the PC version of the game (using an Xbox controller on PC).

Full patch notes:

  • #CODeSports option added, providing further MLG support; Contains a Broadcast mode and the ability to enable the latest MLG ruleset in both online Private Matches and System Link.


  • Nvidia SLI performance improvements (PC only).
  • AMD performance improvements, reducing in-game hitching on cards with 1Gb RAM (PC only).
  • CPU performance optimization for PC’s with less than 4 cores (PC only).
  • Changed the less than 6Gb RAM minimum spec. fence from a blocking error to a warning screen (PC only).
  • 4k display option added. (PC only)
  • Stability
  • Fixed a rare crash when quitting out of an MP match while calling in a squad mate with a riot shield equipped.
  • Fixed a crash which occurred when renaming a loadout as the match was starting.
  • Fixed a crash when the host of a Wargame match could crash if they are pulled out of the match while in a 5 player party.
  • Fixed an MP Siege rare crash on load.
  • Numerous other MP in-game stability fixes.

Key Changes

  • Further spawn logic improvements.
  • Fixed a spawn exploit where players would always respawn at their team spawn within the first 15 seconds of a game, even if an enemy was nearby.
  • Increased XP rewards slightly for Operations and early tier weapon challenges.
  • Added leaderboard for Search and Destroy game mode.
  • Numerous map exploit fixes in MP and Extinction.
  • Numerous Anti-Cheat fixes.
  • Fixed collision bugs on multiple maps.
  • Infected now has its maximum players increased to 18 players.
  • Care package stacking exploit fix.
  • Increased Search and Destroy XP to give 10x XP instead of 5x XP.
  • Search and Destroy, now has its own online playlist.

Additional Fixes

  • Fixed a very rare bug where player couldn’t get their first squad member.
  • Fulllscreen, Alt+Tab and Minimizing bug fixes (PC only).
  • Improved character models rendering, when viewing players with the Gryphon.
  • Accuracy fix for Steam cloud-storage space check.
  • Spectator movement improvements.
  • Further support for the COD App.
  • Clan tags no longer missing a bracket when viewed in-game.
  • Dedicated server bug fixes.
  • Moving the game over to a second monitor is now saved.
  • Fix for seeing empty player name when joining a game in progress.
  • Reduced upwards velocity when performing a melee charge.
  • ADS while moving in a remote turret is now allowed.
  • Dog no longer twitch when player is too close.
  • Blur effect from being underwater persisted in killcam when player was killed with trinity rocket.
  • Ping for bots now returns a more accurate 0ms.
  • Fixing mouse scroll not working on the final scoreboard.
  • Fixed a very rare issue where the left pistol could shoot two bullets instead of one.
  • Preferred weapon stat in the player stats lobby page, is now accurate.
  • Vehicle explosions sometimes did not appear in killcams; fixed.
  • Fixed a bug in the Single player space mission; minimum specification PC’s sometimes failed the start of the mission due to being thrown into space at high velocity.
  • Fixed a rare issue with corpses flickering after prolonged play.
  • Disable the create clan button when the service is unavailable.
  • Added error popup to the Call of Duty Account button when the service is down.
  • Added an error message on the Clan section of the Friends List when the service is down.
  • When losing internet connection, then attempting to modify a loadout’s perks, the game now returns you to the main menu.
  • Updated video graphics option to query for TXAA support.
  • Balanced the Focus Perk’s view-kick scale.
  • Fixed bug where clan tag colors were not showing up on Clan Details page.
  • Fixed an issue where mantling while going through a blitz portal would sometimes not teleport the players.
  • Adding patch & background reward for Call of Duty Account Registration.
  • In Extinction, fixed a rare issue where the alien wouldn’t retreat.
  • On exit from the graphics options, the “Apply Settings” prompt was appearing when nothing had been changed; fixed.
  • Fixed an issue in Extinction when the hive chopper wouldn’t show up if an attack chopper was bought during a very specific window of time.
  • Fix for sometimes spawning from last stand without a weapon in hand in Extinction.
  • Fix for a few last stand revive weapon bugs in Extinction.
  • Added new MP spawn music.
  • Fixed an issue with the ammo counter sometimes not showing up properly in safeguard.
  • Fixed a rare issue where the Score/XP popup (i.e., +100) didn’t appear when killing a player in Squads Mode.
  • Changing the leaderboard filter then scrolling would sometimes cause the user to be sent back to a previous menu screen, fixed.
  • Fixed performance issues when quickly mouse scrolling with the wheel through leaderboards.
  • We now show dog tags to spectators in Search and Rescue.
  • Ensured the ratchet sound only plays when first entering the summary after a game.
  • Replace generic unlock icon (head/helmet/uniform) with text description of item.
  • Fixed a bug with shooting down a heli sniper with a gryphon.
  • Riot shield assists challenge balancing.
  • Fixed bug where if you moved the mouse over the member list you couldn’t go left with a gamepad.
  • Fixed operation completion bonus to account for multi-tier operations rolling over.
  • Improved UI messages to explain rewards.
  • Added a “Track Operation” button helper text in the operation selection menu.
  • Make it so the CoD Anywhere confirm button does not disappear when you back out of a field edit popup.
  • Fix for mismatched player cards in extinction mode.
  • Added thermal hybrid scope hint in extinction HUD.
  • Fixed an issue where backing out of a certain error popup would cause the player to sit in a lobby that wouldn’t fill up in Squad Assault.
  • Fixed unlocalized text in the Extinction unlock screen for Extinction abilities.

SOURCE: Call of Duty Forums

  • td90uk

    Shame they haven’t fixed the terrible performance yet

    • chillax

      runs fine for me

    • Brandalf

      Patch is coming today, Tina confirmed a performance patch was releasing around 10am PST.

      • tdM Luxe

        only on ps and pc?

    • Tony Rambo

      I have a 2k euros PC and the game doesn’t run well while it should..i run BF4 at ultra and i lag in Ghosts 🙁

  • iiTZ PaVVn

    We should thank IW for making an effort

    • bsktballmsu1

      yes it is the first time they gave a damn and made quick fixes instead of waiting months

    • Primey_

      Bullshit. The PC version still runs like crap and all they do is give us broadcaster mode. They need to sort of their priorities.

      • Brandalf

        Performance patch is dropping today around 10am PST according to Tina. Hold tight.

        • Primey_

          Yeah right. A patch which solves our issues? Doubtful.

          • Shardlotte

            Better than no patch. They’re trying.

          • Brandalf

            it *attempts* to solve PC issues, no guarantees when it comes to software updates.

        • TheGamerBeast

          really are you sure FluXuate

          • Brandalf

            That’s what Tina’s twitter says, if it’s not true, blame her. Don’t shoot the messenger :p

        • Yea and then you have to wait another week untill they bring out a patch that works

    • patrickolson

      Have you seen the broadcaster mode? It’s complete crap. Why should we thank IW for doing a half ass job at something they should have done right in the first place. It’s not like they didn’t know that Codcaster was a HUGE success.

    • STEEZ

      fuck that, why would you thank someone for half-assing something they said they would do? If anything, we should tell them to get their shit together. When you have ‘million dollar tourney’ + ‘MLG title game’ to the list of shit you said you would do, there are going to be EXPECTATIONS and REQUIREMENTS. If anything, we should call them out on coming up short on both.

  • Jacky Liang

    Couldn’t get the camera 1, 2, 3, 4 to work since I don’t have a controller. Settings didn’t allow me to remap, but nonetheless, enjoy the pics =)

    EDIT: Got a friend that has a controller.

    The 1 2 3 4 are preset camera positions around the map (as displayed on the minimap).

    • Justin

      what does the toggle scoreboard and focus scoreboard options do? Does it show the scoreboard and whos dead on the side or something? Thats what is really needed!!!

    • Neros RM

      Is there anything that allows for disabling 3rd person spectating in Search and Destroy?

  • TheGamerBeast

    i think there is game sluttering while running and shooting, my issue at the first was only frame drops and never had menu lags

  • Super_Deluxe

    We need patches for the guns and that stupidly annoying IED needs to take longer to set off so we have a chance to react. Why would u guys ever combine the claymore and C4?? Those were already annoying enough IW!!

    • xsXex

      Every time I use the IED, I’ll get hit markers, every time I run into one it goes off straight away and I die!

      • dirtypigs

        Yeah those things are terrible. Anyone who use’s them is most likely a camping little girl

      • Tony Rambo

        TRUE DAT!

      • Brian Pickell

        Then you aren’t placing them very well, or they are throwing an IED down right next to yours. That will blow up your IED and give you a hitmarker.

        • xsXex

          Most probably this, I’m useless at placing anything! Every time I ever got a sentry gun i’d place it and got killed right away and it’d get taken out straight away haha!

          This is now why I don’t use any Tactical/Lethal

    • mile104mc

      We need an option to play with the eSports ruleset.

  • BudEagle26

    I still want to see PIP with the specific scoreboard (objective, dead, killstreak, etc…)

  • Well after this update I can finally play Whiteout. Previously my mouse would just go crazy on that map and it was unplayable. I’m sure it’s Windows 8.1 RAW input related but that was the only map that gave me trouble so had to also be something IW related as well since it’s playable now.

  • PrOStOneR

    why do u use an Xbox controller on a pc, keyboard and mouse are so much more accurate

    • controllers ftw

      As opposed to using a device designed for typing with? The mouse is great, but come on.. pushing keys to move is so last century. I’m still amazed there isn’t something better yet for the left hand, but until that day, I’ll use a controller while sat back on the couch.

      I wonder if controller use is on the increase as though they’ve added aim assist to ghosts. Heck, maybe they’ll eventually remove keyboards as an option, especially if steam for the living room catches on mainstream and they want to level the playing field. Don’t think it’s a possibility? Don’t be so sure..

      • Unreal

        moving with the keys gives you an advantage when strifing from the left to right and vice versa why change that ….

      • zHaKy

        You are drunk, we understand dont worry

      • Jacky Liang

        This is a joke right? HAHAHA.

    • rummie

      on pc we have aim assist. LOL

      • xSupaScopa

        console has aim assist you tard

        • controller ftw

          I can assure you they have made it easier to aim with a controller in ghosts, it’s miles easier than in BO2. I take it you have actually used one? Duh, like I thought, Keep crouching over your desk ya gimp.

  • inhjyu

    Guys plz fix the issue with Operation Bug

  • ip x Warrior

    Please Patch:

    Clan is a joke. It bug as fuck. Bring back CoD Elite.
    Operations bug
    Add Demolition
    Fix Spawns
    Ready up isn’t fast enough
    More class and specialist for Infected
    Reduce range of the Tracker Sight (aka TargetFinder)
    Very bad network. Die in 1-2 bullet and kill in 999 -.-
    Dog can lunge from a bit too far. a bit..
    Everybody should get a pointstreak from capturing a flag, not only the first one to get there.
    Make a leaderboard for Search and Destroy.
    Add more kind of field order. feels like it’s always the same..
    Have the ability to jump off the Helo Scout ( press Y to get out )

    • Toxic Hogwash

      But… but I love Hunted. and the Tracker sight is balanced IMO because it’s so small and it’s all blurry.

    • AverageJoe

      Also in clan vs clan there needs to be a no back out enforcement like in BO2, i.e when the lobby is locked in you cant back out without it being a lose. (maybe hide the ranks so people dont get scared)

      • MattM1974

        I’m sure this is coming. The official “Clan Wars” doesn’t even start until Nov 25.

    • Sentrymann

      I don’t mean to rain on your parade or anything, but in terms of network, it’s been the best call of duty I’ve ever played. Not a single host migration, I can’t even remember a single lag spike. Also, I’d rather wait and see how this clan thing pans out, can’t be too much worse then elite, but they need to release a website instead of an app.

      • Cell

        I’m with you… the only issue that is pissing me of is the stuttering and frame drops. All the rest is ok.

    • James K

      Remove Hunted? Pfft….

      • mile104mc

        Some people enjoy it. If you don’t, don’t play it!

        • James K


    • xSupaScopa

      I agree with EVERYTHING except to remove Hunted. Hunted is so fun to play. It is like a Party Game from BO1 and BO2. Also, it shows who is really the best because of the level playing field.

  • AverageJoe

    This is the first COD that ive actually stopped playing due to one shot kill hardcore standard mode! just lost all enjoyment for me. was hoping they would patch it and realise they mistakenly have left hardcore mode health on standard mode!

    • fires

      You still have 100% health. This game is just more tactical since you arent used to a good COD since mw. IW took away the run and gun gameplay that was present in BO and MW3

      • dirtypigs

        which is a shame now its a camp in the corner wait for some to run buy game. Most TDM and KC match’s esp on the larger maps just run out of time instead of meeting the score goal. SMH I will never understand how camping in the corner is fun for people

        • ccrows

          If TDM is too slow for you, play Cranked or Dom.

          Personally I think Dom is the perfect game mode between TDM and Cranked’s style of play…

          • dirtypigs

            I have tried every mode some are better then other’s, and once in awhile you can get a good lobby. The problem with Dom is every camps the flags even worse is when they are half way across the map with a sniper rifle doing it.

        • Brandalf

          You’re playing TDM, the most campy game mode in COD….KC is extremely campy in this game as well, unfortunately. Play objective modes like Dom if you don’t want camping. Or if that’s too slow for you play cranked.

          • MattM1974

            Sadly people camp in Dom too, but that’s usually a guaranteed win for my party.

      • Brandalf

        Yup, finally a COD game you actually have to use your brain again. Got so sick of MW3/BO2 and their terrible design. Catered to ADHD kids that get bored if they don’t spawn directly into the action and have to run a few seconds to get back into it…LOVE this game.

        • Jon Cameron

          It still doesn’t change the fact that you die too quickly. I wouldn’t mind a more tactical game as I’m also a BF player, but they really need to tone down on how quickly people die. There was literally nothing wrong in how fast someone dies in any other Call of Duty game. Why try to fix what isn’t broken?

          • Brandalf

            The damage numbers, generally speaking are the same as every other COD game since COD4. It’s just the fact that the hit registration works so much better than we’re used to that it seems like we die faster, when in reality it’s just a better connection.

            Granted if you’re lagging it will seem like you’re getting one-shotted constantly in this game, which is annoying no doubt. Just like people think 3arch games the weapons have less damage, they don’t. It’s just their terrible hit registration.

            Compare the damage stats from previous COD games to Ghosts, it’s pretty similar to past releases.

          • FluXuateSPAMS

            you die much quicker than previous CODs. FACT

          • Brandalf

            Go look up the damage numbers, auto guns are all 3-5 hit kills, just like previous COD games.

          • Vordb

            My god, you actually fucking know what you’re talking about, FluX. Do you have a Twitter or something? I’m not used to seeing such informed, reasonable comments on this site.

          • Brandalf

            Hehe yes, yes I do have a twitter or something. @FluXuate_ is my twitter account. I’m not very active though, only when I wanna pester the devs about upcoming patches :p

          • Jon Cameron

            How sure are you that it’s hit detection? Try to fit hit detection being the best it has been in years with constant killcams in my experience (and in the experience of others), where the person who kills us had all the time in the world to shoot at us, while from our POV, we basically died the instant they turned the corner.

          • Brandalf

            That’s lag. Also the killcams aren’t terribly accurate in this game from my experience.

        • theTruth

          It will be the lowest grossing DLC for a COD game due to the hardcore COD fans not playing it anymore because it may look like COD, it does not play like COD! people claiming you have to play tactically are those guys that cant run and gun or just love a tent!

          • Brandalf

            That’s funny. Considering the people I have been playing with have been COD players since COD4 or earlier and love Ghosts. They all agree that it is a return to form for the COD franchise which has been going downhill since MW3 released.

            If you disagree, that’s fine but don’t try and swing it as the people that like Ghosts aren’t “hardcore” COD players. I have over 100 hours logged into Ghosts already, the regulars I play with have 60+ hours as well.

      • patrickolson

        Ah, by more tactical you mean “it encourages camping”. If I wanted to play a slow paced, campy game, I would go play BF4.

        • AverageJoe

          Exactly! We love COD because of COD4, they have changed the fundamental part of why it is a success and why we loved it, the constant run and gun gameplay! Camping and sitting around can be left for battlefield. Come on Infinity Ward get back to your roots and remember why COD became so loved!

          • Brandalf

            COD4 had plenty of camping, don’t let nostalgia blind you. MW3/BO2 is what you get when people ask for “run and gun” gameplay. It’s ADHD gameplay, and it ruined the 2 previous releases. COD4/[email protected]/BO1/MW2 all had similar gameplay to Ghosts, MW3/BO2 are the odd ones out and I hope 3arch doesn’t go forward with another BO2 like disaster, because I won’t touch it.

          • FluXuateSPAMS

            you sound like you sould be playing Battlefield! your clearly not a real COD fan with your anti the norm COD comments.

          • Brandalf

            No, I just don’t let nostalgia get in the way of facts. Rose-tinted glasses and such….

          • xSupaScopa

            these kid’s first CoD is MW3 i bet

          • Vordb

            I just wanted to let you know that I’m completely on your side on this. 6v6 COD4 or MW2 very much feels like Ghosts in terms of the pace of combat. The only difference is that the stealth perks weren’t as dominant in the older games due to the near-necessity of Stopping Power.

          • Brandalf

            Exactly, the presence of stopping power and Jug in COD4/[email protected] and Stopping power in MW2 completely unbalanced the tier of perks they were in. If you weren’t running stopping power, you were gimping yourself. With *most* guns.

            But I’m not gonna get into the mechanics of stopping power and it’s relative uselessness for a *few* guns hehe.

            Also, nobody ever takes the time to think about the fact that stealth perks became much more enticing once stopping power was removed.

    • ccrows

      Best COD game for hit detection since MW2.

      If you want a ton of hitmarkers then play more BO2…

    • mile104mc

      The reason you die so fast is because of less lag and more accurate weapons. ARs still kill in 3 shots, SMGs still kill in 3 shots, snipers do more damage, MR kill in 2 shots like semi auto ARs used to, shot guns are great for camping around corners but useless for everything else. Health hasn’t changed!

  • RdJokr

    Still waiting on that performance fix and the PhysX update, IW…

    • Brandalf

      Today is the day according to Tina 😀

  • BOUGiE

    Yeah, Lets add some more features. How about PC IW? It’s UNPLAYABLE. Fov/modtools/dedicated servers. Everything was “promised” nothing was given. Shit game don’t buy if you already haven’t.

    • Brandalf

      FOV was confirmed not to be in-game prior to release by Mark Rubin, mod tools and dedicated servers were only teased and as post launch features, so they could still be added, not likely but they said post launch not at launch.

  • CoDforever

    Cant wait for BO3

    • patrickolson

      Exactly. Never buying an IW CoD again.

    • golferboy321

      I honestly liked BO2. I think BO3 would be cool, but where would they go with the campaign? And they need to lower the streaks.

      • Shooter

        They need to make BO3 more like BO1 rather thsn BO2 though. BO1 was one of the best and it is the most balanced COD to date imo. BO1 was not even my first COD and I loved it just as much as COD4. All the maps were great since there was a good variety of small, medium and large which is what we need, not all small and not all large like these recent COD games. MW3 & BO2 were all small and clusterfucked maps and Ghosts are all Large apart from maybe 2.

      • Mitch

        ”…but where would they go with the campaign?”
        My answer: ”Mason, where the fuck have you been for 30 years?”. Also, James C. Burns (actor for Woods) tweeted a few tweets a few days ago telling how he was at Treyarch for ‘business’. My guess is BO3 will be after BO2’s perfect ending (A. Mason survives, Menendez safely locked away) and A. Mason will tell Woods and D. Mason what happened to him the past 30 years since his ‘death’.

    • Brandalf

      If it’s anything like BO2, in terms on MP. It will be a big fat pass for me.

    • CoDforever

      The main reason people didnt like bo2 is because of the technical errors (eating bullets, quickscoping, headglitching etc) BUT IMAGINE WHAT TREYARC CAN DO ON NEXT GEN !!

      • Captain_Planet

        I feel like there will always be quickscoping. As there will always be campers. The games are great, the people are what spoil the fun for everyone.

  • chillax

    im sorry but i have ghosts pc and i love it.. the only thing that sux is the lack of players and it can sux getting into games at certain times. other than that it runs flawlessly on my gtx 670. im glad i got it for pc. the ppl saying it runs like shit prolly shouldnt be running it in the first place.

  • chillax

    the truth is cod is cod… no matter what they do, you will have ppl who love it and ppl who hate it. it is what it is.

  • someone

    i dont care about this shit, just fix the entire game before adding features

  • noah

    whoa people play cod on a PC? (CONSOLE=MASTER RACE) you filthy peasants

  • Brad

    I’m done with this game until they reset the leaderboards and get rid of the hackers. I was in a domination game last night and after a few kills I looked at the scoreboard and what do you know? I’m fucking 10th level 60 and my freaking score is 10000000. It’s an actual joke that it’s only 2 weeks into its release and the game is ruined by hackers. CoD has just went so low down now, it’s not even funny anymore. (I play on X360)

  • both

    Uglysss killstreaksss.

  • Jon Cameron

    Is anyone with 4GB not even able to get past the “preparing to launch” window? Before the patch, a little after trying to launch, it would give me that fatal error. Now when I try, the preparing to launch window appears and disappears within a second and nothing happens.

    Apparently you’re supposed to get a warning that the game might not run well since you’re below the minimum required specs and asks if you would like to run the game anyway. I tried on single player and I got this message and was able to open the SP just fine.

    I’ve tried verifying game cache, restarting Steam, opening the MP via the .exe in my Steam folder via admin and I’ve tried opening MP through the SP menu. No luck on any of them.

    EDIT: I fixed this problem by running Steam as administrator. If anyone has the problem I ran into, try that and see if it helps.

  • pcp

    Still no Fov and still no Dedicated servers.But yes they are listening the pc community and our feedback LOL!!!

    know we can sue Activision for false advertising and believe me i
    will.They have promissed us once more that the game will run on
    dedicated servers.But guess what.It’s a f****ng p2p system.Screw you
    Activision and screw you IW.

    • No, you can’t sue Activision for false advertising since they never confirmed FOV slider and they haven’t said there will be dedicated server on launch.

  • ip x Warrior

    So this patch note is only for PC ?

  • Kunal Gounder

    About people dying quickly in Ghosts. Maybe IW could add more players in a lobby. But why cant they just add 8v8 or 7v7 if IW cant bring GWar back to current gen? Thats what I think makes people die so quickly with 6v6 and bad spawn system.

  • codyis13 .

    So when is the Xbox update coming?

  • ultragoober

    Bring back Demolition! and Capture the Flag! i feel so secluded since demo was taken out, that was the only gamemode that i enjoyed….and what happed to the stinger? that was my fav weapon

  • cc009

    This says its gonna take around 20 hrs to download on ps4? whattt?

  • MmikiM

    4GB ram patch works fine?

  • Bornitalian Iz Live

    Yo charlietie intel i told u bout the ps3 release date this morning

  • mile104mc

    Why is Xbox 360 always last?

  • matt

    Any solution to why I have to download the patch each time I turn on my ps4? This is the second time ive downloaded it :/

  • Nova TAC0

    I havent played in days are the spawns better now?