Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, the latest instalment in the acclaimed video game series, has begun its global launch, accompanied by a significant patch update.
‘Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III’ patch update: Here’s everything you need to know
This update, detailed in recent patch notes, addresses various aspects since the Multiplayer Beta, aiming to refine the gaming experience for players worldwide.
The patch update, which is now available for console players on PlayStation and Xbox, includes numerous stability and performance improvements.
Issues such as offline play being prevented after setting up an Activision account and checkpoint loading errors have been resolved.
Additionally, the update fixes multiple UI-related crashes in menus, resolves crash bugs in certain missions and addresses graphical issues that affect gameplay quality.
In terms of gameplay bug fixes, the update tackles audio issues in cutscenes, map exploit fixes, and AI behaviour improvements.
Players can now experience enhanced audio quality, with resolved issues of low audio and missing dialogue. The update also prevents players from using vehicles and helicopters to access out-of-map locations, ensuring fair play across various maps.
Multiplayer enhancements are a significant focus of the update. Visual changes include improved player nameplate visibility and less obstructive score event text.
New features, such as a HUD element displaying the player’s current streak and match event popups featuring the player’s equipped Calling Card, have been added.
The update also introduces detailed statistics viewable in the Gunsmith and during gameplay, offering players a deeper insight into their performance.
Weapons and attachment adjustments
Weapon and attachment adjustments are another crucial aspect of the patch.
Several assault rifles, submachine guns, light machine guns, marksman rifles, sniper rifles, and handguns have undergone modifications.
These changes include adjustments to bullet velocity, damage multipliers, recoil patterns, and aim-down sights time, ensuring a more balanced and competitive gaming experience.
Perks and field upgrades
Perks, field upgrades, and killstreaks also received updates.
Notable changes include modifications to the Demolition Vest and Tactical Pads, along with improvements to the Trophy System and Med Box.
Additionally, killstreak activations now invoke announcer voice lines, enhancing the immersive experience.
Finally, the patch addresses vehicle gameplay, with improved traction for the NSTV vehicle, ensuring better handling on various terrains.