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Call of Duty: Black Ops II X360 Update Patches Latest Zombies DLC and Weapons
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Laying the groundwork for the raft of personalisation packs available on Xbox Live today at 160 MSP a pop, Treyarch has released another enormous update for Call of Duty: Black Ops II, adding balancing tweaks for the AN-94, DSR 50 and Ballista in multiplayer, as well as a raft of improvements for Zombies Mode.

Treyarch Design Director David Vonderhaar has drawn a lot of flack on Twitter in explaining the finer points of the latest Black Ops II patch, including some completely unnecessary threats of violence for daring to tweak the fire rates of the listed weapons (as chronicled here on OXM).

And here we were thinking that developers trying to support its games with updates and support was a good thing. You can read the patch notes in full below:

New Features

  • 6 new Personalization Packs are now available as downloadable content. Each pack comes loaded with 1 camo, 1 themed calling card and 3 unique reticles.
  • Season Pass holders will now be reminded to download Season Pass content which they haven't previously downloaded.

Multiplayer Issues Addressed

  • Improved stability when pressing buttons during a Theater mode screenshot.
  • Screenshots taken during Theater mode from a match on Uplink will no longer become corrupt.

Multiplayer Game Balancing

  • AN-94: Damage slightly reduced.
  • DSR 50: Rate of fire reduced.
  • Ballista: Rate of fire slightly reduced.

Zombies Issues Addressed

  • Die Rise
    • Players are no longer able to access unintended areas using the Trample Steam and the Elevator.
  • Mob of the Dead
    • Pack-A-Punch version of the Raygun Mark II now displays the correct skin.
  • Buried
    • Players are no longer able to pass over the Mansion fence using invisible collision.
    • Fixed an issue where Players were able to duplicate candy and booze when in dying in a specific staircase.
    • Players are no longer able to stand on invisible collision near the Stables and be free from zombie attack.
    • Fixed an issue where Players were able to hold the top of the Bank for an extended period of time using the Paralyzer and the Vulture-Aid perk.
    • Players are no longer able to position buildables in the General Store and become free from zombie attack.
    • Players no longer get stuck at the bottom of the slide when using Dive-To-Prone.
    • Addressed multiple issues where Players were able to throw themselves into walls using the Trample Steam and become free from zombie attack.
    • Players are no longer able to reach unintended collision on the 2nd Floor balcony of the Saloon.
    • Addressed an issue where Players could be free from zombie attack when holding a claymore and looking downward, when standing next to a Mystery Box.
    • Players are no longer able to launch themselves out of the level near the Saloon using the Paralyzer.
    • Fixed multiple issues where the Friendly AI would get stuck while holding a crawler zombie when above the General Store, in the Bank, in the Courthouse, in the Mansion, or the 2nd Floor of the Barn.
    • The Friendly AI no longer gets stuck when bringing the Mystery Box from the Hedge Maze to the Town, and vice versa.
    • The Friendly AI no longer becomes stuck if a Player gives him Candy and then enters the Fountain.
    • Fixed an issue where the Friendly AI and zombies were going through a door in the Hedge Maze and getting stuck near a Mystery Box.
    • The Mystery Box now functions properly when Players give the Friendly AI candy and then activate the box.
    • Fixed an issue where the Friendly AI would freeze and become unresponsive if he was hit by a high damage weapon while performing a turn animation.
    • The Friendly AI no longer becomes stuck in the Mansion if the Player has him take the rear entrance to the Mansion, near the Hedge Maze.
    • The Friendly AI no longer gets stuck on top of the Saloon if the Player shoots him while carrying candy or booze.
    • Fixed an issue where the Vulture-Aid Mystery Box indicator would permanently remain at box locations if the Player used the Friendly AI to bring the box to that location.
    • The Friendly AI no longer becomes stuck if he's hit with a high damage weapon during his flinch animation.
    • Fixed an issue where the Friendly AI would become stuck when fed candy to retrieve buildables in the Saloon, prior to opening the front door and the debris blocking the staircase.
    • Zombies no longer get stuck in the ground outside the Mortuary by the Mystery Box location.
    • Fixed an issue where Players would occasionally spawn under the map in a 4-Player game.
    • Zombies now path to the correct location when Players stand in Vulture-Aid stink.
    • Fixed an issue where Players were able to launch themselves on top of ghosts using the Paralyzer and be free from attack for a short period of time.
    • Players are no longer able to access unintended areas in the Mansion using the Trample Steam and the Paralyzer.
    • Zombies no longer get stuck on a window in the Sheriff's building.
    • Fixed an issue where Players were able to get the Double Points upgrade when withdrawing money from the Bank with Double Points active.
    • Zombies no longer get stuck behind one of the repairable barriers in the Saloon.
    • Fixed an issue where Players would die if they jumped into the broken fountain at the same time.
    • Player's camera no longer jitters when standing in a specific spot in the Barn.
    • Fixed an issue where zombies would path away from the Player if they stood in a certain spot just outside the Saloon.
    • Ghosts can no longer exit the Mansion using the slide, during a non-Ghost round.
    • Fixed a Solo-play issue where falling down the spiral staircase would occasionally kill the Player, even if they had the Quick Revive perk.
    • The Time Bomb now functions correctly if the Player has both the Time Bomb and the Monkey Bomb in their inventory.
    • Fixed multiple issues in Grief, where Players would spawn in Last Stand when respawning in the Stables, Candy Shop, Church, alongside the Saloon, outside the General Store, or on the Mansion-side of the map.
    • Players are no longer able to use the Paralyzer to get stuck in a tree outside the Mansion.
    • Fixed an issue with zombies occasionally getting stuck when dropping down to the Gazebo stairs.
    • The Speed Cola Machine is now properly positioned in the General Store during Grief.
    • Fixed an issue where Players were able to trigger ghosts without fully dropping down into the Mansion.
    • Zombies who turn into ghosts now enter the Hedge Maze properly.
    • Players can no longer trigger Ghosts during a non-Ghost round when entering the Mansion from the rear.
    • Players can no longer get on top of the General Store purchasable couch using the Paralyzer, and be free from zombie attack.
    • Fixed an exploit where zombies couldn't path to Players who stood on the purchasable couch in the Saloon.
    • Players are no longer able to use the Paralyzer to access the top of a Mansion fence and be free from zombie attack.
    • Fixed an exploit where Players were able to stand on the cart outside of the Courthouse and be free from zombie attack.
    • Players are no longer able to access invisible collision in-between the Gun Shop and the Saloon with the Paralyzer.
    • Players are no longer able to use the Paralyzer to access unintended collision behind the Mansion and be free from zombie attack.
    • Players are no longer able to launch themselves onto unintended collision in the Courthouse and be free from zombie attack.
    • Players are no longer able to stand on a scaffolding near the purchasable LSAT and be free from zombie attack.
    • Fixed an exploit where Players were able to use a combination of the Trample Steam and the Paralyzer inside the Church to become free from zombie attack.

[Via Call of Duty Community Forum Page]




 
 

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Forum Posts: 115
Comment #1 by IKickedABaby
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 12:56:58 PM
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And yet Halo still does nothing.


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Comment #2 by HolyTaco
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 01:07:09 PM
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Thank you God for answering my Prayers!


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Comment #3 by jonah fenton
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 01:08:22 PM
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Why the fuck have they nerfed the an-94?


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Comment #4 by onyxguard11
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 01:12:07 PM
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only thing they missed is the problem on tranzit where you cant repair the bus windows even though your holding X :/


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Comment #5 by ROTTENCORPSE
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 01:12:45 PM
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No matter how many updates they release, the game will remain average at best.


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Comment #6 by ginge88isfun
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 01:20:20 PM
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Why not nerf the shotguns? Oh wait I know because all the bitches will go crying to Treyarch.


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Comment #7 by Hi Time 2 xDie
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 01:20:58 PM
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Thank u fuck all u non legit glitch using bitches I can get to round 30 on any map easily without stupid glitches I just hope they patched all of them


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Comment #8 by JMegid
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 01:27:02 PM
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It's good Treyarch patch their games. Shame they still can't do hit detection properly.


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Comment #9 by CASCADEYOUTH
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 01:29:44 PM
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This update makes my copy of blops 2 freeze when I boot it up now, the fuck


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Comment #10 by NewProfileKid
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 01:30:57 PM
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What was the matter with the rate of fire with the bolt actions? I didn't think they fired fast? Although I have found a lot of people quickscoping all of a sudden?


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Comment #11 by Roose91
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 01:44:14 PM
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Ballista was quite possibly the gun that least needed nerfing...


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Comment #12 by TH3 XB0X G3N1U5
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 01:46:53 PM
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Thanks Treyarch, my game now freezes when it tries to go to multiplayer. Anyone else encounter this?


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Comment #13 by CASCADEYOUTH
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 01:47:59 PM
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@12 yup same thing happens here


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Comment #14 by Steve-o85
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 01:49:49 PM
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Mine also freezes as well. Any word on when the patch is coming out to fix this patch?


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Comment #15 by creaper210
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 01:50:35 PM
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@12 Not just multiplayer. I've been trying to play zombies and my game freezes when it tries to load. I see the patch numbers pop at the top right, but it doesn't load. I finally got it to load after waiting for like 5 minutes, but now it shows I don't have any of the zombies DLC available! WTF!


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Comment #16 by i got squeezed
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 01:52:51 PM
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I cant even download any camos. My xbox just freezes when I click on stuff. Seems like this patch gave my xbox a virus


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Comment #17 by creaper210
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 01:54:42 PM
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And damn, I'm looking at the bottom of the list, and they're doing all these nerfs to the paralyzer and it's flight ability.
I don't mind the glitches, but a couple of those seemed like legitimate spots.

"Players can no longer get on top of the General Store purchasable couch using the Paralyzer, and be free from zombie attack"
If that is where I think it is, then I will be very disappointed. You're NOT free from zombie attacks here. And if you're overrun, well, good luck.


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Comment #18 by Tim 13
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 01:59:22 PM
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8: This!


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Comment #19 by FatalDeathSG45
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 02:05:36 PM
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Seeing as I've mastered the AN-94 and mainly play Hardcore Mode, this doesn't seem to be much of a bother to me. And seeing as I don't play Zombies that much, I'm curious to see how this will play out.


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Comment #20 by ziggy78900
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 02:25:51 PM
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lot of fixes


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Comment #21 by xxdiamondxxinfernoxx
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 02:41:10 PM
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Goes to show how terribly designed the game is lmao call of duty Is trash


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Comment #22 by CASCADEYOUTH
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 02:48:17 PM
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Definitely gave my Xbox a virus of some sort cause any game that scans my hard drive now either freezes up or doesn't even load.


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Comment #23 by GamePlayUK
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 03:03:27 PM
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even zombies is getting boring now.... i'll be honest.. some of those glitches made zombies more fun...


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Comment #24 by nem122
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 03:07:58 PM
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Didn't even know about half these things that needed patching, they never really effected me while i was playing. Also, my xbox has been freezing up on any game today, is it a xbox thing or was it after the patch for this game?


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Comment #25 by CyRu5 7h3 ViRu5
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 03:16:19 PM
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@5 i totally agree with u cause they milk the cod name bring one out every year the would get everything right if they would that 2 years and fix everything b4 releasing it just to make more money from it!!!!


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Comment #26 by Emperor 95
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 03:29:52 PM
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@3 seriously? because its as OP as a pig among guinea pigs.



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Comment #27 by EFE Assassin
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 05:26:15 PM
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It's freezing my xbox too. i think i had it worse than anyone on my list because it froze my xbox 3 times i had to delete an re download the update and then it would not let me sign in untill i took off the update an cleared my catch and , i'm afraid to try it again .....WFT is going on with this update? stupid F**** treyarch.


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Comment #28 by TK Chillin
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 05:56:37 PM
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COD is for people that can't play Battlefield, Gears, or Halo.


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Comment #29 by The Duke of Darkness
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 05:57:28 PM
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@25 It already has a 2 year devolpment cycle. How do some people still not know this?


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Comment #30 by cheevo360
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 06:46:03 PM
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I do look forward single-player campaign, play with friends over MP modes and achievements for CoD Ghosts and this time I getting Xbox One for this.

Of course BF 4 going be huge MP over Ghosts. But unsure if either BF 4 or Ghosts will be better story campaign. We have wait and see for both battle each other for FPS games.

I do wish CoD take break for few years and going back from what CoD 4 were. CoD will be better after all. :)


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Comment #31 by UltimateAuron32
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 07:56:58 PM
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@29 welcome to the internet, population: idiots, fools, trolls-a-plenty and ignorant baboons who cant read and/or assume everything...

personally some of these are welcome and others im thinking whats the point in doing that? others im astounded they failed to notice before releasing the DLC, mainly the Zombies glitches, god they've missed some out...


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Comment #32 by eiVaL
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 @ 08:22:17 PM
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thats alot of patches, not 1 mention of exploits/hackers/glitchers/modders

is COD multiplayer actually legit now? (doubt it)


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Comment #33 by sxylou123
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 01:20:48 AM
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For everyone experiencing problems, I think the fault is at Xbox end as Ive had problems accessing DLC on all my games.

I play Grief on zombies and Im so glad the glitches have been patched, why the hell people glitch in a competitive game mode is beyond me (they obviously must be really bad at the game). The most of my losses on the new map buried are from where I have dashboarded because someone was stuck halfway up a wall and there was no way to knock them out.

I had a game once I waited 10 minutes for the game to pick my DLC up, noobs didnt know what to do with themselves when their precious glitches wernt working :)


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Comment #34 by SASxSH4DOWZ
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 02:35:58 AM
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that alot of patching


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Comment #35 by ash356
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 08:00:16 AM
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@5
People might care a bit more about your opinion if your avatar wasn't decked out in Halo gear, making it highly likely that you're a fanboy.
@28
Is that why when I moved from Halo 3 to CoD 4, after being next to always top on Halo, I was straight at the top on CoD?
Then when I moved from Black Ops to Battlefield 3, I also went from top of the scoreboards to top of the scoreboards?
That idea has very little merit. If you're good at one FPS, you've basically got the reaction times necessary to be good at all of them.
OT: The problem people like @15 were having was an xbox live thing, if I recall. I couldn't get New Vegas to load my DLC either.
Xbox support posted on twitter about it last night; Should be sorted now.


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Comment #36 by Akuza
Wednesday, July 24, 2013 @ 08:10:09 AM
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There are a lot of things wrong on buried... Christ.


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Comment #37 by Shad0wblade
Monday, July 29, 2013 @ 01:06:32 AM
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Why would they decrease the damage of the AN 94? The snipers are understandable, but could they please make the executioner a better gun it still sucks!


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