First Big Patch Fixes a Cold War’s Worth of Black Ops Issues

November 19, 2010Written by Jonathan Leack

The Call of Duty series has seen its share of bugs and glitches. Modern Warfare 2 was known for being home to a wealth of exploits including the Javelin glitch, and even infinite Care Packages. Treyarch’s shake at addressing the issues with its latest title, Call of Duty: Black Ops, hasn’t gone according to plan as there have been plenty of issues surrounding matchmaking, server stability, glitches, and more. Thankfully, a new patch is now live which rectifies a handful of these reported issues.

Below are the patch notes for Call of Duty: Black Ops v1.03 patch:

  • Improved matchmaking to find matches significantly faster
  • Improved matchmaking to ensure that players are more effectively matched to games with the best networking conditions
  • Improved host selection to ensure that the best host is always selected in the pre-game lobby
  • Improved party system to ensure that parties don’t get broken apart
  • Disable ability to join Private Match, Combat Training and Theater lobbies when searching for Player Match games
  • Server-side and game-side changes to decrease the amount of failed Film uploads
  • Weekly and Monthly leaderboards will now track all kills, deaths and assists properly (All Time leaderboards were not affected by this)
  • Prevention of Combat Training stats getting crossed with Player Match stats under rare conditions
  • Prevention of temporary loss of functionality when a button was being held down at the point of a disconnect
  • Additional fine-tuning of audio levels and ranges for footsteps and gunfire
  • Additional fine-tuning of audio levels for bomb plants/defuses
  • Additional online security enhancements
  • Optimization to prevent friends list from spamming user while in game – will improve game performance for users with large numbers of friends

Log onto Call of Duty: Black Ops with an internet connection to download this latest patch from Treyarch. In addition to this update, there have been a variety of other minor updates as well as a few currently in production.