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MW3 Patch Notes for PS3 & PC updates & Hot Fixes; Double XP Weekend 6/22-6/25

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Infinity Ward has released the patch notes for latest PS3 Patch [v. 1.16], and newest PC Patch [v 1.14]. These updates are available now. You will be prompted to download when you load up the game.

Here’s the patch notes:

PS3 Patch 1.16:

Anti-Hack: 

  • Fix for exploit to start an online MP match with a custom game mode

Matchmaking:

  • Prep work for adding Telemetry for matchmaking for future improvements.

*PS3 patch is available today [6/21] for NA and Europe. Coming 6/22 for SCEJ. 

PC Patch 1.14:

Matchmaking:

  • Fix for missing .iwd files error causing non-dlc players to be booted from games (iw_25.iwd, iw_26.iwd)
  • Fix for non-dlc owners being kicked from game when host migrates to DLC owner
  • Change to match making where region searched is determined by party host

Game Balance:

  • Dragunov (Weapon):Reduced kick to bring it more in line with RSASS
  • Dead man’s hand (Deathstreak): Reduced explosive radius apx. 25%
  • Blast Shield (Perk): Increase damage reduction for Blast Shield in hardcore modes
  • Akimbo (Attachment):All akimbo machine pistols now fire slower than their 1-handed counterparts
  • LMGs (Weapon): Increased min damage for all LMGs

Game Modes:

  • Kill Confirmed: Update the player score before updating the team score
  • Infected: Removed fall damage
  • Domination: Fix for not all Domination defenses counting towards your “Defends” stat

Killstreaks:

  • Reaper: Fixed issue where a user wouldn’t be able to call in his second Reaper

Perks:

  • Blind Eye: Fixed bug where the Blind Eye kill streak is taken from the player on round transition if earned from getting 8 kills; Fixed bug where the Blind Eye kill streak is taken from the player if earned within 5 seconds of spawning
  • Recon: Fixed issue with flash grenades not correctly working with the Recon perk

Hot Fixes for Xbox and PS3:

Maps:

  • Liberation: Added death trigger for rock glitch
  • Black Box: Patched up wall glitch
  • Oasis: Prevent players from getting on rooftops
  • Foundation: Patched up map hole in pipe

Game Balance: 

  • Javelin (Weapon): Reduce Javelin explosion radius by 20%
  • SitRep (Perk): Increased the range at which you can detect an enemy portable radar

Player Stats:

  • Fix for player accuracy being miscalculated

Misc Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for minute long kill cam duration with Reaper

Along with the release of these new patches, and in celebration of Collection 2 launch for PS3/PC, Infinity Ward will have a double [regular] XP weekend starting Friday [6/22] through Monday [6/25] for all platforms.

Visit our MW3 Updates & Fixes page for the history of updates to MW3. 

SOURCE: CallofDuty.com

FIFA 22

FIFA 22 players slam referees for blowing whistle early

FIFA 22 players are becoming increasingly frustrated with how early referees blow their whistle before half-time and full-time.

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A complaint from previous years appears to have returned as FIFA 22 players are frustrated with referees blowing the half-time and full-time whistle when a goal is about to be scored.

FIFA 22 carries on the tradition of EA presenting simulated football across Ultimate Team, Career Mode, and a variety of other entertaining modes. But not everything can be nailed perfectly, and referees have always been a contentious issue in football games.

One of the most notorious complaints regarding artificial referees is their apparent lack of awareness and understanding of football context.

This has been highlighted with a clip showing a player being denied a blatant goal because of the ref blowing the whistle early.

champions league match in fifa 22

Real-life referees need to have common sense when it comes to how a football match plays out as not all scenarios have concrete outcomes.

Sadly, A.I can only do so much, and xboxboi12 found this out the hard way when they were robbed of a guaranteed goal during their Pro Clubs match.

Right at the end of the first half of their Pro Clubs game, the opposition defender made a mistake, was dispossessed, and the player that nicked the ball squared it to the OP to tap into an empty goal…or so they thought.

As the ball hit the back of the net, with the clock still just about on the screen, you can hear the referee blow the half-time whistle, just before the ball crossed the line.

There was clearly no offside in the build-up to the goal as the defender kicked it against the attacking team, and the pass to the OG poster went backward.

It’s a case of the clock probably being a bit over what is considered to be the allotted time, and because the ball was passed and deemed to be “loose,” the ref blew his whistle.

This goes back to the real-life argument as if this scenario occurred during a real match, a referee would never blow the whistle if someone was shooting into an open goal.

Given that this is a problem that has featured in many different FIFA games, it’s unlikely that EA is going to patch it in FIFA 22.

For more FIFA 22 content, check out what is xG in FIFA 22 and how it’s calculated.

Image Credit: EA Sports / The Independent

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Black Ops Cold War players are not happy with new LAPA SMG

The LAPA is a new SMG for Black Ops Cold War in Season 6, but fans have complained that it may not be as useful in-game as they hoped.

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LAPA in Black Ops Cold War

Black Ops Cold War Season 6 is the last hurrah for the latest CoD entry before Vanguard takes center stage. Unfortunately, the new LAPA SMG has players talking for the wrong reasons since its addition in the last major update.

Black Ops Cold War Season 6 is the last chapter before the release of Call of Duty: Vanguard on November 5.

Developers added a whole host of new content for Season 6, from a new Battle Pass to a host of Halloween-themed challenges.

Unfortunately, not all of the new additions have gone down well among the community, with the new LAPA SMG in particular user under fire from fans.

LAPA in Black Ops Cold War

Reddit user PartyImpOP posted expressing their confusion on what the purpose of the LAPA is when its characteristics are compared with other weapons in the same class.

“…the only thing this thing has is relatively good handling, which is hardly even significant considering all SMGs carry that trait anyways,” said the user.

“It’s the slowest killing SMG, and depends on headshots to simply equal the body shot TTK of other SMGs, and has a very slow muzzle velocity to the point where it becomes almost unusable.”

They go on to say that the LAPA is a less effective version of the Milano 821 or AK-74u, meaning that there is little reason to choose it in multiplayer modes.

PartyImpOP also slammed the rest of the Season 6 content, such as “the worst weapon in the Call of Duty history” in the Battle Axe.

Other players were quick to respond to the post, calling the new additions in Season 6 “filler” content at the end of the game’s life in the spotlight.

“Honestly, they were probably just afraid to release more broken weapons right before they abandon ship on this game,” added another Reddit user.

Warzone and Black Ops Cold War The Haunting event challenges rewards

While The Haunting event has been a hit for the most part for Call of Duty fans, it’s clear that some of the new content is living up to expectations.

With so little time before Vanguard drops, it remains to be seen if Raven will take steps to make the LAPA more useful.

For more on Black Ops Cold War, check out the 10 best guns in the game, as well as how to open Scare Packages in Season 6.

Image credits: Activision

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Call of Duty: Warzone

Warzone October 21 playlist update is now live after delay

The Call of Duty: Warzone playlist update for October 21 is now live in the battle royale game after it had been officially delayed.

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Warzone Playlist Update

The Call of Duty: Warzone Playlist update for October 21 has officially gone live after being delayed by Raven Software to fix an ongoing issue.

To help keep things fresh in the world of Call of Duty: Warzone, Raven Software pushes a new Warzone playlist update live each week that adds new and returning game modes for players to choose from when it comes time to decide what they and their friends want to experience.

Fortunately, the development studio for the Call of Duty battle royale recently revealed that the Warzone playlist update for October 21, 2021, has gone live after being delayed and is now available for players to experience.

Here is everything you need to know about the Warzone playlist update for October 21.

Warzone season 6 artwork featuring Mason Operator

Raven Software took to its Twitter account on October 22 and posted an announcement that the newest warzone playlist update has now gone live in the Warzone October 22 update patch notes following its initial delay.

You can find Raven’s announcement below:

The October 21 playlist update is now bringing some exciting game modes for players to enjoy which you can find below:

Warzone playlist update for October 21

Battle Royale

  • Solos
  • Trios
  • Quads

Iron Trials ’84

  • Duos

Rebirth Island

  • Scopes and Scatterguns Quads
  • Resurgence Trios
Warzone October 21 playlist update

There is no doubt that a large number of players are excited to see this playlist update go live for the Call of Duty battle royale, as the return of the popular Iron Trials ’84 game mode has been looked forward to by a big portion of the community.

For more Call of Duty: Warzone, check out all of the recent changes made to the Ghosts of Verdabsk limited-time game mode, and stay tuned for future news and guides.

Image Credits: Activision / Raven Software

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