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

Vahn stated that this update preps the game for the upcoming World League Online Qualifiers. More info on that here.

The update includes:

  • Weapon tuning
  • Prevention of streaks from locking on when it enters play space
  • More fixes for issues where players were farming for Cryptokeys by remaining idle in certain modes.

UPDATE:Β Vonderhaar has posted on Reddit the weapon changes that were included in today’s game settings update:


Submachine Guns


  • Increased ability to control recoil.


  • Time increased when aiming down sights.
  • Hip fire spread increased.


  • Increased ability to control recoil.


  • Reduced lethal range.


  • Increased ability to control recoil.
  • Increased lethal range.

Assault Rifles


  • Increased ability to control recoil.


  • Movement speed reduced.


  • Increased ability to control recoil.


  • Increased ability to control recoil.
  • Hip fire spread reduced.
  • Fixed an issue with the reload animation when a certain magazine was equipped.

Man-O-War * Increased ability to control recoil.


  • Fire rate reduced.



  • Removed 3-hit kill. Now guaranteed at 2-hits.

205 Brecci

  • Increased lethal range.

Haymaker 12

  • Increased lethal range.

Light Machine Guns


  • Movement speed increased.
  • Increased ability to control recoil.

48 Dredge

  • Fire rate reduced.



  • Movement speed increased.


  • Movement speed increased.
  • Reduced lethal range.


  • Movement speed increased.
  • Reduced damage.
  • Reduced lethal range.
  • Hip fire spread increased.



  • Explosive damage increased


  • Explosive damage increased for collision explosions
  • Handling tuning
  • Minimum speed slightly reduced
  • Fixed an issue where the Dart was not locking onto enemy players


  • AI controlled damage slightly increased


  • Increased number of missiles required to destroy by 2
  • Owner turret explosive bullet damage increased
  • Owner rocket turret projectile speed increased


  • Cluster bomb explosive damage increased

Rolling Thunder

  • Explosive radius per drone increased
  • Explosive damage per drone increased
  • Added 4 pairs of drones
  • Health per drone increased


  • Increased missiles required to destroy by 1
  • Increased EMP Grenades required to destroy by 1

G.I. Unit

  • Increased number of War Machine hits required to destroy
  • Slightly increased duration
  • Slightly decreased time stunned when hit by EMP Grenade


  • Increased base health


  • Increased base health


  • Increased base health
  • Fixed an issue where the Flak Drone would not intercept incoming missiles


  • Increased number or missiles required to destroy Deploy Ship by 1
  • Increased health per drone
  • Explosive damage per drone increased

Lightning Strike

  • Reduced the time between target selection and payload delivery


  • destsicate


    • FazalGaming

      Furst* dont be a fegit

      • Tuby

        Or lesbian

  • LovekillerX

    Weapon tuning? I wonder if they buffed Razorback… it feels so weak now compared to VMP and Kuda.

    • ccrows

      Razorback def needs a buff. Also add Pharo and Vesper to that list too… πŸ˜‰

      • LovekillerX

        I can’t get my headshots because it is so weak. Got my diamond assault rifles already and best SMGs already gold. Pharo and Razorback is left which both in my opinion need some tuning.

        • ccrows

          Use Pharo on Evac, (especially if you are playing Dom) that thing is a beast on that map…

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            The thing is a beast in general. I played Hardcore Domination yesterday and it dominated with a Suppressor.

          • ccrows

            OK, but every gun is a beast in Hardcore though…

          • Xboxisdead

            Hardcore is so much better then core and yea your just booty

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            I do decent with it in Core. Seems like the SMG’s that aren’t the Pharo and Razorback need a nerf so that nothing is outclassed.

        • ChaseR_Slays

          I did it with the day 1 razorback. I think it’s funny you think it is too weak now.

      • Pharo be booty im sorry its true

        • BrandonTr

          Seeing this scares me as I need to get gold on this to get diamond. I’m being a loser and getting dark matter lol

          • Kobrah

            Pharo is really good

        • ccrows

          QD stock and optic of choice, IMO and it’s not that bad.

          Sure it’s not the best SMG, but it’s not that bad to grind with.

          ^ I’d easily take it over the Razor ATM…

      • ChaseR_Slays

        Idk why they thought kudu needed to be buffed and the VMP nerfed… Again. The pharo is fine where it’s at. The vesper hasn’t been touched until this patch and I’m sure it still is outta control. I make any other sub look like a marshmallow gun when I use the vesper.

    • jordanxbrookes

      I hope so. Back in the Beta it was my go-to gun for S&D. Really loved how it was.

      • ccrows

        Yeah sadly the Razorback didn’t get nerfed, it got flat out neutered since the beta… *sigh* lol

        • Guywithbrains

          It went from the most used gun to the point where almost no one wants to use it.

          Imagine those headshot challenges with it… against all those VMP dudes who can’t play with any other guns in the game.

          • ChaseR_Slays

            I can make all of you wayyyyy more miserable using a vesper than a VMP. I honestly can’t believe anyone is still using it. I haven’t used it since the last nerf. Idk why they originally thought increased fire rate of M8 was a idea but I’m glad they came down from whatever high they were on.

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

      I actually think that that weapon is a little strong. They should just nerf the others, and give the game a balanced playing field.

    • Grenade Catcher

      there’s no reason to run it at all. Just use an AR

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    • jordanxbrookes

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      • KK5

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    • ccrows

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  • ccrows

    Enough with all these game setting updates, give us the patch notes already Vahn… πŸ™

  • FazalGaming

    I see vondy didnt include voting for maps in this update, I played combine probably 10+ times in a lobby this morning before rage quiting because I was getting bum raped by spawn trappers using the VMP.

    • BradyAlucard[sillibk]


      Combine is my favorite map.

      • Kobrah

        But it gets voted for every freaking time! Don’t you get sick of it?

        • RdJokr

          He’s one of the people voting for it. Of course he doesn’t get sick of it.

          When you have people capable of tolerating Nuketown 24/7, it’s obvious that some don’t get sick of playing the same thing over and over.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            Of course I don’t get sick of it. It’s one of the only maps that I can stand playing.

        • Frank Rizzo

          I would rather have Combine 24/7 than 1 game on Evac

          • Brad of Duty

            Evac is good

        • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

          Nope, because it’s better than the other maps.

          • travis

            if a certain map is constantly getting voted to be played, and you don’t like it, then that means you are part of the MINORITY. If more people want to replay the map compared to those who don’t, I’m confused as to what the problem is?

    • ccrows

      They have to patch a 2 map cap limit in before even thinking about putting Nuketown into the rotation, or this game will be ruined… πŸ™

      • LovekillerX

        Core playlist turns into Puketown/Combine 24/7… πŸ™

    • LovekillerX

      Yeah I see Combine coming next in every lobby and enemies only use Kuda or VMP. Trying to do shotgun challenges is a challenge itself.

      • jameshoffman8144

        Have you not used the argus with long barrel that thing is ridiculous. And quick scoping is what you should be complaining about.

      • Cryptonomous

        ‘trying to do do shotgun challenges is a challenge itself’ lolwut.
        i think u mean using shotguns at all is a challenge itself

    • Mr codman1976

      Combine has taken over from Nuketown it’s a joke in this game, I played about 10 games last night and I got Combine 7 times.

    • The Flash

      I had noticed this, that prev maps could be played without limit, wasnt sure if it was intentional or not, but it meant i could play combine and hunted several times and rack up XP

    • Zack Vinciguerra

      That’s the only good thing about the game, you can play your favourite map 24/7 and don’t have to deal with shitty maps. If you don’t like combine then leave the lobby, 2 map rotation ruined BO2…

  • Murd3rm3blu3

    So anyone that complained about getting destroyed because of guns actually try to tune their own skills instead of ask for patches? Any weapon is OP in the right hands I see kids run around with the MR6 and demolish running 2-3 k/d’s with 20+ kills in core *I mean not to offend a single person when I say this*

    • fires

      You are right. But its straight up unfair how the VMP is flooding MP. Balancing is not only about actual Balancing– all guns are good in the right hands, but some are better in more hands. Think about guns in a tier list, In a fighting game, tier list is much more than what is the best. Tier lists include a varying amount of reasons for balancing, these include: Is the gun itself OP?(is it just plain better than other guns) Is the gun popular?(Its key to have variety, not just VMP, VMP, VMP) How does this gun stack against other guns?Are weapons that counter the VMP popular?(SMG to AR, LMG, SNIPER, etc) What is this guns Skill Cap?(Is it hard to do like quickscoping, or just hosing enemies you see)
      While you use the MR6 and demolish, its hardly OP: Its outperformed bullet to bullet by many weapons, less attachments means less variety, its a pistol(not many people run secondaries, but instead put another attachment on a primary), and generally not a very popular weapon to be taken as a serious threat, but as a serious sidearm, as it should.

      • Murd3rm3blu3

        True dat

      • Michael Staunton

        Think it’s OP in Core? Try HC and you’ll cry πŸ™

  • JoZer805g

    I hope they nerf the VMP and Vesper, too OP in my opinion. I instantly get melted with no chance of surviving.

  • Tuby

    Buff the icr

  • TurbotraktoR

    lighting strike.. before patch 3 sec to impact now. 1 sec πŸ™‚

  • Yeray.

    I cant connect it says that i have an error and a code that starts by abc…f.h

  • [EV] BLISS

    What about the prestige duplication glitch? PS4

  • Too_Funny

    Yeah buff the haymaker. Good idea.

    • ShadowMaster862

      It really isn’t good after the damage and range nerf it got.

  • TheHorror

    The Vesper really didn’t deserve a range nerf, but everything else I can agree with

    • Kobrah

      IKR my baby! :,( at least it was only range, if you are using that gun at med/long ranges you are doing it wrong anyway πŸ˜‰

    • Kill Denied

      Yes it did, it’s a niche weapon. It shouldn’t be able to compete with ARs at mid range

      • TheHorror

        I disagree. The thing eats ammo ridiculously fast, to the point that it should at least be semi decent at mid range. It shouldn’t be at the same level as the ARs obviously, but it should at least have a shot at somewhat standing a shot at mid range combat seeing as how the maps are all 3 lane.

        Though I’ve always been of the opinion that I’d rather have a game that is full of overpowered things than an overbalanced one.

        • In the Arena M8A7 and Vesper are the go to guns. Vesper can kill a guy with 3 bullets at long range. It’s a fucking shreder that needed to be nerfed. Everybody and I mean it everybody is using it in Arena S&D.

          • Nella

            Everyone bans those two guns whenever i play Arena.And i always get a little creep who protects the KN or a suppressor or something then the other team bans everything i use

          • I don’t understand who in their right mind is protecting the KN. Yes I like the gun, I have all the camos (exept the black market and diamond) for it, but I don’t see why protect a gun nobody is going to ban, it’s a waist of a point.

          • TheHorror

            Like I said, I’d much rather have a Vesper that can shred at decent ranges than a Vesper that is useless at more than 10 feet away.

  • Matt Perry

    I really believe that all this game needs is some hit detection tweaking and the scorestreaks to be dropped by at least 50 points each. The thing that makes CoD addictive is the streaks, and the people it needs to be addictive for is the casuals, who play mostly TDM (consistently above 40% of core player population is here). There’s no way a UAV should be any more than a 4 kill streak in TDM. Drop the score or boost the bonus so it acts as a better bridge between streaks.

    • zack

      honestly youre lacking the skills if you arent getting uav consistently. real talk work on your game

      • Matt Perry

        You make some good suggestions, however, I never mentioned Kill Confirmed and was simply pointing towards ways the game could be improved. I’ve been playing since Modern Warfare and feel I have enough experience to know that the fun in Cod has always been the streaks. It’s the carrot on the end of the stick. In addition to this, the class you are suggesting is very specific and also time bound. I shouldn’t have to use that class to access my rewards. Finally, to assume my game lacks skill is quite ridiculous when you’ve neither seen me play nor know who I am.

        • Kurama The Nine-Tailed Fox

          Blaming hit detection? Must be a bad player.

          • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

            The game genuinely has an issue with hitmarkers. Seems like it’s fixed on dedicated servers.

      • Grenade Catcher

        why is there always someone that has to bring up the argument “its not the game its you”. So dumb

    • zack

      honestly you can go seraph + combat focus + ante up + overdrive, and its uav’s all day. especially if you go kill confirm, you can wait until you kill a couple guys then enable combat focus before sliding into the tags.. uav free all day.. just gotta use your brain toward adapting instead of complaining

      • Grenade Catcher

        lol who the fuck runs combat focus bro. Get real

        • Bob Saget

          Most Nuclears on Youtube are gotten with Combat Focus,,, I get my Motherships while using it. It’s actually good.

          • Grenade Catcher

            um no most nuclears are attained by people getting into lobbies against window licking retards, not combat focus

        • DEMOLITION12

          what else are you gonna use? it’s all shit

          • Grenade Catcher

            pretty much

        • TBH it’s terrible and these type of things anger me that cod devs do.

          Let’s put something either incredibly op that ruined a previous game which everyone complained about, or lets put something that should never even been in a shooter period.

          Then, let’s amplify that OPness by x200 or lets nerf it into pointlessness permanently.

          Seriously, screw you Spectre and Vision pulse shouldn’t even be in the game.

          The idiot who thought brining commando back, except stronger and one of the easiest specialist abilities to get should be fired and the 2 second pulse that takes too long to get that doesn’t even work half the time should just ask himself what he is thinking.

    • Kill Denied

      Just run BlackCell and Engineer to destroy equipment, they’re called Scorestreaks for a reason. Also use Grav Spikes for easy 125/250 score everytime.

      • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

        Yep. The Scorestreaks need a BUFF. We earn them.

  • Saw Fant

    Dolly pleasee

  • Jay Evan


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  • TheNuGawd

    Good to see that whoever edited this is human.

  • Kobrah

    Gave the razorback a try… It still fucking sucks

  • Deprece

    This sucks… I only have the RK5, L-CAR9 and the SMGS from the vesper down to get gold… You nerf the 2 pistols and the Vesper I’m working on but buff all the guns I finished… At least the Razorback is buffed. The last gun in getting gold.

    • BrandonTr

      I know that feel they always buff guns I finished and Nerf ones I’m using lmao

  • CoDforever

    Holy shit they buffed the fuck out of the Rolling Thunder

  •  naTe

    I’m confused. Are the buffs applied or are they coming in an update? It says ‘Game Settings Update’ which is a hotfix, which happened like a day or two ago. But then says an update is coming.

    • Kobrah

      These patch notes include the previous hot fixes as well as the proper patch

  • Hanzou Urushihara

    and Drakon still not get nerf

  • Skillreks

    I got my dark matter and all hero outfits (: 15 levels to Master!

    • G-Man


      U got em all!

      You can finally start enjoying the game!

      *turns on BO3*

      Crap.. I’ve done unlocked everything… πŸ™

  • Wow

    Well that’s fucking great. Everything getting buffs except the snipers…cool….smh fuck outta here vohn

    • Emrah Avvurur

      The snipers don’t really need any tuning… They’re good enough as it stands.

      • Mike_Scarn597

        It’s wayyyyy too easy to use snipers. They need to increase the time it takes to aim.

        • Emrah Avvurur

          The only two snipers that aim really fast are the locus and drakon, and both of those snipers don’t deal as much damage as the other two snipers, not to mention most snipers have no aim assist.

    • Greasy Neckbeard

      mlg 420 noscopes amirite

    • Brad of Duty

      Says the 13 year old.

    • Lol little kids getting mad that their snipers arent shotguns for all ranges anymore.

  • the dart is bae.

    • Greasy Neckbeard

      the dart is gay.

      • what a special little snowflake you are. you’re going to cut me with all that edge you got there. hell, you’re probably scaring away the children with all that edge

  • I do indeed agree with the need for a maximum map voting system, just like in Blops 2. Some maps are a wee bit overplayed.

    And thank frikking Vahn that the VMP and Vesper got nerfed. Sure, the Vesper wasn’t extraordinary, but man, the VMP could easily without challenge take me down at significant ranges. Not to mention it’s the only gun you see online T_T

    The L-CAR 9 nerfhammer could be seen coming miles away, but damn unfortunate as it’s the only pistol I need gold for now since I finished the camo challenges for the MR6 and RK5.

    • Greasy Neckbeard

      VMP did not need a nerf

      • Kobrah

        Yes it did, it was pretty much the only SMG I saw online

        • So because it was used a lot, it’s OP?

  • Carl

    They need to have a 2 vote limit on maps, I’m sick of playing the same map over and over.
    But even more importantly they need to seriously look at the split screen play, its horrendous. I live in a shared house so split screening is often done. This game is slowly killing the enjoyment of it though.

    • Kobrah

      Vahn has confirmed a 2 max voting will be added, probably next patch

  • vader

    All I know is they need to fix them fuckin head glitches

    • Mike_Scarn597

      YES. Oh my god. I’m actually very pleased that there is someone outside my group of friends who hates the head glitching as much as us. I will literally be able to only see their foreheads but I watch the killcam, they have such a massive field of view.

    • guest

      best way to stop the head glitches is buff the c4

  • Grenade Catcher

    now we just need to lower the points needed for scorestreaks. I have over 4 days played and never even seen a mothership on my team or the other team. Increase points for objectives or just change ante up.

    • Kobrah

      Nah, I reckon they should leave it as it is

  • BradyAlucard[sillibk]

    Does this affect Campaign and Zombies, as well? Gorgon wasn’t even touched.

    • Greasy Neckbeard

      yes it does

  • Mike_Scarn597

    Whoever made this forgot to add that the ICR has been weakened. In hardcore, it used to be 2 shots, 3 at the most. Now its 3, 4 at the most. Not a big deal, but the freakin submachine guns are so OP.

    • Kobrah

      I seriously doubt they reduced the damage to 8 mate… That would make it a 12 hit kill in core

      • Mike_Scarn597

        I swear on my life that it takes at most 2 extra shots to kill them. It’s not that big of deal, but it just sucks because I was so used to poppin dudes with 3 shots and running. Now I shoot them three times and they light me up. Oh well. I’m used to it now

        • Kobrah

          Maybe, I don’t play HC anyway so I can’t really comment πŸ™‚

    • Ed

      In hc it only takes me 1 shot with the icr at mid to close range, and 2 at long range. And i just lierally played hc tdm 1 min ago.

      • Mike_Scarn597

        I’ve made numerous clips of me shooting people with it in hardcore and they don’t die after one shot

  • Eddie Tupy

    i just hope more people play the pc version, its a whole different game on pc…

  • There is literally no reaaon why they didn’t buff the suppressors and stock.

  • Ed

    Now fix the rolling thunder being able to kill you straight through a solid roof.

  • Ed

    And also make the time you have to complete kills after you glitch a little longer. Please.

  • ivan

    I cant download season pass ive purchased but it says content not found what can i do any clues

  • Etherious Natsu Dragneel

    I don’t give a sh!t about these updates just give me the new zombie map trailer already..

  • guest

    c4 needs a buff its utterly useless

  • dan

    when are they fixing the broken prestige 11 for zombies????

  • Matt

    I think hatr should be harder to shoot down since it requires a lot of points to aquire -_-