A new patch for Advanced Warfare is live on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and as of May 5th, now live on Xbox 360. The patch brings weapon changes, fixes, and more.

UPDATE: As of May 5th, the new title update is now live on Xbox 360.

Game Update: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, Xbox 360

In-Game Updates:

  • Matchmaking improvements.
  • Connectivity optimizations.
  • [Xbox 360] Fixed a rare issue where some players were not receiving an Advanced Supply Drop when they reached 20, 30, and 40 levels.
  • [PlayStation 4] Fixed a rare issue where players could freeze when loading a map or remaining idle in a lobby.
  • [Xbox One] Fixed a rare issue where players were not able to host a private match after returning from suspend/resume mode.
  • [Xbox One] Fixed an issue where a player’s controller could be unresponsive in splitscreen if either player unplugs their controller.
  • [Xbox One] Fixed an issue where players were not able to accept an invitation while in suspend/resume mode.
  • [Xbox One] Fixed an issue where players would not be able to join “Xbox Live” after returning from suspend/resume mode.
  • Fixed a rare crash issue when entering the System Link menu.
  • Fixed an issue where spectators in third person would see first person crosshairs on some weapons.
  • Fixed an issue where the stock of the ARX-160 would disappear when cloaked.
  • [PC] Fixed an issue where the launcher scope could be seen briefly when swapping weapons with the variable zoom scope.
  • Fixed an issue where scopes would not display after viewing a player in third person Spectator mode.
  • Fixed an issue where the field of view would not change when changing from first person to third person in Spectator mode.

Weapon Updates:

  • MK14 – Increased headshot damage multiplier.
  • ASM1 – Reduced the magazine size.
  • Pytaek – Decreased initial recoil, decreased aim down sights time.
  • EPM3 – Increased the headshot damage multiplier, decreased the heat build up when firing.

UI Updates:

  • [PC] Added more options for fullscreen display mode (stretched and centered).
  • [PC] Added an “Optimal Video” menu button in the graphics settings.
  • [PC] Fixed a rare issue where players were returned to the Multiplayer Menu when selecting classes from the additional class slots.
  • [PC] Fixed an issue where players with low video settings would have loot items without a preview image.
  • [PC] Fixed the Alt-F4 hotkey to close the application.
  • [PC] Improved options for windowed mode.
  • [PC] Turned off HBAO+ for all graphic cards by default.
  • [PlayStation 4] Fixed an issue where players were unable to connect to “Play Online” after creating an online PSN account from the in-game menu.
  • Fixed a rare issue where the game could freeze when redeeming an item from the Armory.
  • Fixed an issue for the virtual firing range could display a higher than 100% accuracy when using shotguns and grenades.
  • Fixed an issue where arms without bodies would show up in the virtual lobby.
  • Fixed an issue where some players were not able to pass leadership of a party to another player in the party.
  • [Xbox 360] Fixed an issue where Season Pass owners through the Complete Your Season Pass promotion were not able to download Ascendance.

Challenges Updates:

  • Fixed an issue where the “Woo Who?” slide-kill challenge was not tracking kills with certain variants.

Store Updates:

  • Added quick access to the in-game store to the Message of the Day.
  • Various improvements and network optimizations for the in-game store.
  • [Xbox 360] Removed quantity limitation on Advanced Supply Drops in the In-Game Store.

Scorestreak Updates:

  • Fixed an exploit with the Aerial Attack Drone scorestreak.
  • Fixed a rare animation bug for the XS1 Goliath scorestreak.
  • Fixed a rare issue where a player could be invincible after calling in a Goliath.

Ranked Play Updates:

  • Fixed a rare issue where players would lose functionality after entering and exiting the Create A Class menu.
  • Fixed an issue where players were able to get around the probation period when leaving a game early.

Game Mode Specific Updates:

  • Adjusted various spawning logic for Domination, Momentum, Capture the Flag, Hardpoint, and Uplink game modes.
  • Fixed an issue where players were able to enter into a Free-For-All match while using splitscreen.
  • [Xbox One] Fixed an issue where the grapple was able to be used on glass surfaces instead of breaking them.
  • Fixed a rare issue wher players were able to advance more than one Gun Rank with a multi-kill in Gun Game.
  • Fixed an issue where the “Contested” and “Taking” notifications were displaying incorrectly in Domination.

Map Specific Updates:

  • Fixed various out of map exploits across different multiplayer maps.
  • Adjusted various spawns for Drift for before and after the dynamic map event.
  • [Xbox One, Xbox 360] Fixed an issue where the animation for Aiming down sights would not show correctly after the map based scorestreak has worn off on Site 244.
  • [Xbox One, Xbox 360] Adjusted the height of the XS1 Vulcan scorestreak on Perplex.
  • [Xbox One, Xbox 360] Fixed a rare issue where the Missile Strike would be uncontrollable on Climate.
  • [Xbox One, Xbox 360] Fixed an issue where orbital care packages could be called into inaccessible areas.
  • [Xbox One, Xbox 360] Fixed an issue where the playercard would show up twice in the killcam when the player was using the map based scorestreak on Site 244.

Exo Survival Updates:

  • Adjusted damage for the EM1.

Exo Zombies Updates:

  • Fixed various out of map exploits where players could remain in place and not be attacked by zombies.
  • [Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360] Exo Zombies Fixed a rare issue where the UI icons for downed teammates, orbital supply drops, and civilians would not show up in later rounds.
  • Fixed a rare issue where the fire rate of some weapons would affect the secondary weapon of a player.
  • Various improvements to the Exo Zombies menu.
  • [Xbox One, Xb0x 360] Improved graphical stability when using the Magnetron gun.
  • [Xbox One, Xb0x 360] Fixed an exploit where the Magnetron weapon could have unlimited ammo.
  • [Xbox One, Xb0x 360] Fixed an issue where a trap was issuing an incorrect amount of credits.
  • [Xbox One, Xb0x 360] Fixed an issue where players weren’t being damaged by Toxic Gas.
  • [Xbox One, Xb0x 360] Fixed an issue where Bubby could focus on the Distraction Drone.
  • [Xbox One, Xb0x 360] Fixed an issue where the Achievement for rescuing 20 survivors was not unlocking.

SOURCE: Call of Duty

  • How much more can one decrease the Pytaek recoil?

    • WhiskeyDick

      Apparently more? Though the only recoil with the Pytaek is the first few seconds of firing, then it’s recoil-free and extremely precise.

      • Timothy Brown

        I feel like a few seconds is an over statement. A few rounds is more the realty

        • WhiskeyDick

          Lol fair enough! I haven’t actually used the pytaek in any matches yet… So I wouldn’t know exactly, I know the time to aim was too slow for my liking though!

          • idkwhatmynameis

            It had one of the fastest times tho pre update. Drift0r did a video

    • RdJokr

      IKR? Now my Loophole would be even more badass than before.

      • Tricky VIk

        “Exploit all the way.”

    • cbns007

      It says less initial recoil. I am guessing they changed the first 10 shots, which kicked a bit.

    • yz

      One does not simply adjust the Pytaek’s recoil.

  • Rob Schneider

    Need ASD patch on 360 asap

    • JudaiKaiser27

      That will be in mid-may

    • brokedude

      Yea your gonna have to get a job u know bo3 will only be out for current gen

      • Rob Schneider

        Planning on being at uni for the next few years so a job is unlikely for now aha
        My brother has a ps4 but I play 360 way more, got a lot of games I wanna finish too on 360
        There was that CI article posted today about BO3 being on last gen though
        I’m really not sure what gen to buy it on would be best for me personally

  • HenryDF

    Glad the MK14 got a buff. Doubt it’ll be enough though.

  • Troubled

    1. SBMM still there?
    2. ASM1 still godly?
    3. ttk still very low?
    any1 answer me plz. I’ve been playing BO2 after I reached prestige 10 in AW.

    • Baldmanz_RAGE

      ttk is very low? And you play Black Ops 2? ttk is worse in BO2!

    • lunator100hd .

      yes, yes and yes

    • Xx_ThomesAnTennksweg_xX

      Sbmm still there, asm1 now average unless you have a good variant, TTK is perfect as its always been.

    • Kon 910

      I’ve been told they have toned sbmm down a little
      They nerfed the May size of the asm1
      Ttk is unchanged

    • TTK is average and not low.

  • Muszic

    Lol after 6 months SHGames can’t even ban variants from Ranked Play. So fucking sad.

    • RdJokr

      It’s not that they can’t, but they won’t, because as Condrey says “weapon variants are the heart of Advanced Warfare”. Weird mentality, I guess.

    • lordmagikal

      an update will be the welcome to it

    • It’s complete BULLSHIT. C’mon Mike.

  • RdJokr

    That’s a lot of PC-specific notes… Yet nothing that addresses performance… Gonna have to do actual testing later then.

    • SoulTaker

      Would be great if you could and reply, atm I have to go to work so I won’t be back for a while man.

      • RdJokr

        Good news, the patch fixed the performance issues!

  • w

    Matchmaking improvements? What could they possibly change about it?

    • lunator100hd .

      i hope nothing cause its perferct as it i$

      • jooker-jr

        Nor for me 🙁
        Its good but it can be better.

        • rt

          I think he’s joking (at least I hope)

          • lunator100hd .

            It was a joke lol, worst Matchmaking ever with SBMM, hahahaha aw would be a much more likable game without SBMM, I cant even imagine how many ppl would give a second chance to this game if SHG decide to remove SBMM.

      • w

        You’re perfect as you are, lunator100hd .

  • MvNReckless

    so why aren’t the DLC maps in the standard playlist?

    • RdJokr

      Because Ascendance DLC isn’t even out on Playstation and PC?

      • Why aren’t Havoc maps in rotation on PS?

        • RdJokr

          I’ll repeat myself: because Ascendance DLC isn’t even out on Playstation. They won’t add Havoc maps to normal rotation till the DLC pack after that comes out.

          • Oh yeah of course… I just quickly assumed you thought @MvNReckless:disqus was talking about Ascendance DLC maps 😛

          • MvNReckless

            Yeah thats what i got out of what he said too lol

          • MvNReckless

            but i understand

          • Reaper3712

            On point.

  • Ysi


    • noobswontlie

      I care 🙁

      • MvNReckless

        @noobswontlie funniest thing ive seen today

    • jooker-jr

      I care

    • SoulTaker

      Instead of clicking on a link you know you don’t care about why not do something positive instead, idk go walk your dog, pet your dog, go read a book, do some hw you know something positive?

      • Ysi

        Just wanted to give my opinion feller

        • SoulTaker

          Well why waste the time in doing something you know you’ll hate if you can avoid it? It’s like saying I hate McDonalds yet still go there and yell I HATE MCDONALDS. Doesn’t make me look good at all.

          • Ysi

            Or it could be going to McDonald’s to give them your opinion about their “meals”

          • Overw4tch

            That nobody would really care because nobody cares. So again, instead of going to McDonalds, you might as well stay at home and talk to yourself that you don’t like McDonalds.

          • Ysi

            I want the attention that going to McDonald’s and giving them my opinion allows me.

            Just like all the replies I am getting here…(⌐■_■)

    • ysistinksataw

      Hahahaha u cares enough to come read the article and again just because you are terrible at AW does not mean the game stinks and u can tell he is a kid

      • e

        Is this a sentence, bitch?

  • Akmenz

    when i get to level 20/30/40/50 a lose the advanced supply drop… it pops up while in game, but dont show up when back in the lobby… whats up with that?

    • burrgee

      Yeah mate it happens to me sometimes, just go back to the main menu after the game and then go back in to MP and it should be there. Hope it helps 🙂

      • Jacob Colby

        Tried that but still nothing

    • Jacob Colby

      Happened to me also.

    • Kobrah

      Hasn’t happened to me yet on PS4

  • Abd3l4l

    Guess what still no supply drops for PC…..

  • Deadly Ed

    ASM1 – Reduced the magazine size. O_o
    Yeah because its mag size was an issue?! pfft! Reduce its bloody range!

  • jooker-jr

    I don’t know about that pyteck buff, seems weird and unnecessary.

    • Tricky VIk

      “No no, shh, I needs the precious.”

  • Daniel Nurmela Sinkkonen

    Still the memory space bug left…. Why not fix it…..

    • Daniel Nurmela Sinkkonen

      ON PC!

  • K. Mathis, Kcdawg (Kcdawg1)

    How about fixing clan wars bonus that suddenly went away, no clan points awarded when playing new maps.

  • drjakeyoung

    Got my first ASD after the update, and it disappeared! I restarted the game and even played another match, but it just disappeared! What the hell?!

    • Nandoni

      Yup same here, it showed up after the match but when I wanted to open it, it wasn’t there anymore.

  • Daniel

    AW graphics > bo3 graphics

    • yup especially with all the gameplay you’ve had with both games

  • Melchor

    Good, keep nerfing the ASM1!

  • Jacob Colby

    Today I was in a game and hit rank 20 and said I earned an advanced supply drop so after the game I looked and it was gone. I restarted the app and nothing, just hit 30 and the same thing happened. Any help?

  • Enzo Unversed

    ASM1 and Bal-27 need damage nerfs badly.

    • Fariko Lunatik

      No they really do not

  • Tricky VIk

    “Pytaek is my love, when this comes out on PS3, I shall be unstoppable.”

  • OJ da Juiceman

    Forgot this game even existed with all this Treyarch hype.

  • VL_Mafiakilla03

    SHG should fix the glitch in core where you can not hear the gunshots around you.

  • Larro

    How do u delete all the duplicates in your ARMORY!

  • Carlos

    Just give variants we don’t have its annoying to get duplicates and nothing new !!!

  • I didn’t notice changes in the exo-zombies menus, what are they?

  • Looks like they will have to make another patch: https://youtu.be/7mbUKRU8bcs

  • Christopher Haberstroh

    Yeah I feel that they should ban variants in ranked with them in the game it’s not very fun to those with bad variants and it become luck not skill with oh I have a better gun I win that gunfight. Variants can single handily win a map not skill luck of the draw with your crates. Keep them in pubs thou because it’s fun their but not in ranked.

  • Hugo Lara Hernandez

    and when will come out for ps3? always upgrade to the end for the best console 🙁

  • Dave Webster

    My 360 console crashes constantly now, thanks to this update with the introduction of the ‘green cross’ logo when something is unlocked in create-a-class.

    Im starting to think the only way to stop it crashing is by highlighting the new unlock so the green cross disappears and then search for a game, but this needs further testing. Either way, poor show at introducing this so late in the game and its completely unnecessary – we already have notifications to tell us about unlocks: theres the new items section and theres also the post match report. Sledgehammer surely have the worst testers of any call of duty


    I dont play ranked play beacause of the bal and asm1 using.

  • DaMadOne

    Every time the game gets patched, the game lags more and more! It almost unplayable