[black ops 3 pc]Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War’s season 3 patch adds new weapons and balances old ones

07-24 20:29

  Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War season 3 is almost here, and Treyarch has already released the season’s massive patch notes. Along with all the new content from the season like new weapons, new multiplayer maps, new Operators, and new areas for Zombie’s Outbreak mode, the latest patch also includes dozens of balance changes to some of the game’s strongest weapons.

  Season 3 includes three new weapons, with more on the way as the season progresses. At launch, players can unlock the PPSh-41 submachine gun and the Swiss K31 bolt-action sniper rifle, both from the season 3 battle pass. Players can also get the new Ballistic Knife — a Black Ops classic — by completing the weapon’s unlock challenges.

  As for new maps, the latest patch includes two new 6v6 maps. The first map is Yamantau, set on top of a frozen mountain. The next is Diesel, which takes place in the arid desert of New Mexico. Along with 6v6 modes, Diesel will also be available for 3v3 and 2v2 matches in the Gunfight and Face Off modes.

  For Zombies players, Treyarch’s biggest addition for season 3’s launch is the new Duga region for Outbreak. The area adds a few giant structures to the Outbreak map, something the huge open-world Zombies mode was missing previously.

  Treyarch also took season 3’s launch as an opportunity to balance a few of the game’s existing weapons including a few ridiculously over-powered guns, like the FFAR 1 assault rifle. The patch also brings some huge nerfs to Tactical Rifle Charlie, and rebalanced the slate of shotguns and light machine guns.

  Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War season 3 will go live on April 22 at 12 a.m. EDT. For a look at everything that’s coming in season 3 patch you can check out the full patch notes.

  Battle Pass

  New 100-Tier Battle Pass available in Season Three.

  Weapons

  PPSh-41 [NEW]

  New SMG available to unlock in the Season Three Battle Pass.

  Swiss K31 [NEW]

  New sniper rifle available to unlock in the Season Three Battle Pass.

  Ballistic Knife [NEW]

  Unlock Challenge available for the Ballistic Knife in Black Ops Cold War at Season Three launch. Available in Warzone later in the season.

  FARA 83

  Unlock Challenge available for the FARA 83 assault rifle.

  LC10

  Unlock Challenge available for the LC10 SMG.

  Operators

  Wraith

  New “Wraith” Operator available at Tier 0 in the Season Three Battle Pass.

  Operator Randomization

  Added a new option to the Operators menu that will allows players to randomly select any unlocked Operator currently owned.

  Operator Skin Randomization

  Added the option to randomize unlocked Operator Skins in the Operators menu.

  Players can select randomized Operator Skins for a selected Operator, or set up a selection of their favorite skins for an Operator to cycle between.

  General

  Addressed an issue where the “New” breadcrumb (green dot) could appear for an Operator that the player has already inspected.

  Main Lobby

  Updated main lobby theming for Season Three.

  Weapon Unlock Challenges

  Players can now complete weapon challenges in both Multiplayer and Zombies for previous, current, and future weapons unlockable via in-game challenge.

  Light Machine Guns

  Light Machine Gun Alpha

  Reduced max damage from 42 to 38.

  Reduced max range from 38.1m to 21.59m.

  Slight increase to vertical recoil.

  Slightly reduced ADS speed.

  Reduced range bonus on Match Grade Barrel attachment from +100 to +50%.

  Reduced range penalty of Division Barrel attachment from -25% to -12%.

  RPD

  Increased max damage from 38 to 42.

  Reduced max range from 50.8m to 20.4m.

  Reduced ammo capacity from 75 to 50.

  Reduced range bonus on Match Grade Barrel attachment from +100% to +50%.

  Reduced range penalty of Division Barrel attachment from -25% to -15%.

  M60

  Reduced max range from 76.2m to 20.4m.

  Reduced ADS speed by 13.8%.

  Increased probability of horizontal view kick when hip-firing.

  Reduced range bonus on Match Grade Barrel attachment from +100% to +50%.

  Reduced range penalty of Division Barrel attachment from -25% to -15%.

  Shotguns

  Streetsweeper

  Removed 1-shot kill potential.

  Decreased max damage from 138 to 88.

  Reduced mid-range pellet damage from 6 to 5.

  Reduced damage bonus on Task Force Barrel attachment.

  Hauer 77

  Increased max range from 5.08m to 5.72m.

  Reduced range penalty on Task Force Barrel attachment from 12% to 7%.

  Reduced damage bonus on Task Force Barrel attachment.

  Shotgun Bravo

  Increased mid damage range from 9.14m to 10.16m.

  Increased mid-range pellet damage from 2 to 3.

  Reduced max damage from 118 to 108.

  Assault Rifles

  FFAR 1

  Reduced recoil penalties on Task Force Barrel attachment by 10% total.

  Increased bullets added to 34 RND magazine attachment from 34 to 38.

  Reduced reload speed penalty on 34 RND magazine attachment from 10% to 5%.

  Increased bullets added to 38 RND Speed Mag magazine attachment from 34 to 38.

  Reduced ADS speed penalty on 38 RND Speed Mag magazine attachment from 20% to 10%.

  Krig 6

  Increased headshot multiplier from 1.25 to 1.4.

  Reduced max damage from 35 to 33.

  Attachments

  Added an ADS move speed bonus to the following barrel attachments for assault rifles: Ultralight, Contour, Contour M2, CMV Mil-Spec.

  Tactical Rifles

  Tactical Rifle Charlie

  Reduced max range from 30.48m to 19.05m.

  Increased burst fire delay from 0.216 to 0.233.

  Increased max damage from 51 to 52.

  Increased headshot multiplier from 1.25 to 1.4.

  Reduced range bonus on Task Force barrel attachment from +50% to +40%.

  Reduced damage bonus on Task Force barrel from +15% to +12%.

  Submachine Guns

  Sprint Speed

  Reduced sprinting speed of all SMGs. Pistols are now the fastest guns to sprint with.

  With specific attachments, an SMG may now allow sprinting as fast as a pistol.

  Cargo Truck

  New vehicle available in Outbreak and Multi-Team.

  Controls

  Addressed an issue where aiming while driving Snowmobiles or Dirt Bikes would not function when L1/R1 and L2/R2 settings were swapped

  Arcade

  Arcade available in the Barracks at the start of Season Three, featuring 10 free classic Activision arcade games:

  Barnstorming

  Boxing

  Chopper Command

  Enduro

  Fishing Derby

  Grand Prix

  Kaboom!

  Pitfall!

  Pitfall II

  River Raid

  Added four new Prestige Levels (12-15) and Prestige Rewards:

  Level 50: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Weapon Blueprint, and Battle Pass Tier Skip

  Level 100: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip

  Level 150: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, and Battle Pass Tier Skip

  Level 190: All Season Challenges Available

  Level 200: New Prestige, Emblem, Prestige Key, Battle Pass Tier Skip, Master Prestige Calling Card

  Levels 250 – 1,000: New Prestige Key every 50 levels

  Prestige Shop

  New Prestige Shop content available, including additional legacy Prestige Icons and the Prestige Master Calling Card from the original Black Ops.

  Addressed an issue where, when viewing Details in Gunsmith, Sprinting Move Speed would display as equal to or lower than Movement Speed for most weapons.

  Addressed an issue with Text Chat name highlighting in whispers for better readability.

  Ping and Packet Meter Loss graphs temporarily removed while a visual issue is investigated.

  Yamantau (6v6) [NEW]

  New map added to Multiplayer rotation in 6v6 modes.

  Yamantau 24/7 Featured Playlist available during launch week.

  Diesel (6v6, 3v3, 2v2) [NEW]

  New map added to Multiplayer rotation in 6v6, 2v2, and 3v3 modes.

  Diesel Face Off 24/7 Featured Playlist available during launch week.

  Apocalypse

  Addressed a collision issue that allowed players to see through a tree inside of the temple.

  Checkmate

  Addressed an issue that would cause players to become slowed when moving across certain floor surfaces.

  Crossroads

  Removed Crossroads from Combined Arms and VIP Escort rotation while an issue is investigated. Crossroads Strike will remain in place in all supported modes.

  Modes

  Sticks and Stones [NEW]

  New mode available in Multiplayer.

  Each player deploys with the R1 Shadowhunter crossbow, Ballistic Knife, and a Tomahawk.

  Earn score with crossbow and Ballistic Knife kills, and eliminate enemies with the Tomahawk to bankrupt their score to zero.

  Victory goes to the first player to reach the score limit or the player with the highest score when time runs out.

  Search & Destroy

  Added audio stingers when a player is eliminated during the round.

  Face Off

  Addressed an issue where respawns could happen outside of the playable area in Game Show, ICBM, and U-Bahn.

  CDL

  Addressed an issue where CDL start spawns and CDL game mode objectives were not being properly loaded in Miami Strike.

  Multi-Team

  Addressed an issue where weapons would lose all ammo when exchanged for a weapon in a container and then picked up again.

  Scorestreaks

  Strafe Run [NEW]

  Now available in Multiplayer for 5000 score.

  General

  Addressed an issue for earned Scorestreaks resetting when switching teams.

  Challenges

  Season Challenges

  20 new Multiplayer Season Challenges available with exclusive Calling Card and XP rewards.

  General

  Addressed an issue where blowing up enemies by shooting explosive barrels would not count toward the “Hardcore Kill Collector” Challenge.

  Movement

  Refactored synchronization between 1st-person camera and 3rd-person animations that could cause these states to be out of sync.

  A player’s 3rd-person animation stance will now more accurately portray the player’s 1st person view, reducing advantages when quickly moving between stances.

  Increased the speed at which a player can go into prone and come out of prone (previously decreased in Season Two Reloaded).

  Stance changes are no longer queued in 1st-person and forced to completion.

  While these can now be canceled, there is a delay before changing stances again. This change will also more accurately synchronize 1st and 3rd-person views when quickly changing stances.

  When exiting a slide, the 1st-person camera will now more accurately match the 3rd-person animation state.

  Split-Screen

  UI

  Addressed an issue with a black overlay appearing during Kill Cam when in split-screen orientation.

  Addressed an issue with Player 2 losing the HUD when editing a class in split-screen.

  Infil

  Addressed an issue where, when Player 1 called in a Chopper Gunner, the infil cinematic displayed on both players’ screens instead of only on Player 1’s screen.

  Addressed an issue where loading into a split-screen Multiplayer map, Player 2’s screen would spectate Player 1 briefly while the match countdown began.

  Multi-Team

  Addressed an issue in Multi-Team where the split-screen player that died while the radiation gas was active on the map would have the gas remain permanently on the map in split-screen perspective only.

  Addressed an issue in Multi-Team where, if one player was commandeering a vehicle and the other player died, the vehicle would display graphical corruption during the overhead respawn screen.

  Vs. Bots

  Addressed a large frame rate drop when playing Vs. Bots Free-for-All in any map.

  Custom Games

  Addressed an issue in Custom Games where the second player’s POV could become stuck underwater in the Blackwood hotel pool on Miami

  UI

  Addressed an issue with Obituary feed UI icon images facing the wrong way.

  Addressed an issue where the player could load into a match with UI “Zoom In” stuck on the screen if they started with a melee weapon or pistols with Dual Wield.

  Audio

  Addressed an issue where the voice line for picking up an enemy Assault Pack would use a different Operator than the one the player had equipped.

  Addressed an issue in Multi-Team where the announcer would refer to the player’s team by the wrong team name.

  Featured Playlists

  Yamantau 24/7 [NEW] (Also available in Hardcore)

  Diesel Face Off 24/7 [NEW] (Also available in Hardcore)

  Sticks and Stones [NEW]

  Nuketown 24/7 (Also available in Hardcore)

  Gunfight

  Snipers Only Moshpit

  Multi-Team Moshpit

  Combat Record

  Added support for Combat Record in League Play.

  Create-a-Class

  Thermal Optic attachments now restricted in League Play

  Custom Games

  Addressed an issue where players could lose access to Create-a-Class and Scorestreaks in League Play when CDL/CDL Pro game modes were selected in Custom Games.

  Match Cancellation

  Addressed an issue where League Play matches were prematurely cancelled when a player left the match.

  Weapon Unlock Challenges

  Added Zombies weapon unlock challenges for all weapons from prior seasons and Season Three launch:

  Groza assault rifle

  MAC-10 SMG

  Streetsweeper shotgun

  Sledgehammer melee weapon

  Wakizashi melee weapon

  FARA 83 assault rifle

  LC10 SMG

  Machete melee weapon

  E-Tool melee weapon

  R1 Shadowhunter crossbow

  ZRG 20mm sniper rifle

  Ballistic Knife melee weapon

  Progression

  Increased XP and Match Bonus XP gained in all Zombies modes.

  Field Upgrades

  Toxic Growth

  Toxic Growth Field Upgrade now available in round-based maps and Outbreak.

  Base Level ability: Summon a deadly growth of thorns in front of you. Enemies moving through it are slowed by 50% and take toxic damage.

  Skill Tiers

  Tier I: Double the health of the growth.

  Tier II: Increase maximum charges to 2.

  Tier III: Double the damage enemies take while moving through the growth.

  Tier IV: Increase maximum charges to 3.

  Tier V: Enemies killed by the growth explode dealing toxic damage to nearby enemies and slow them by 50% for 3 seconds.

  Ammo Mods

  Napalm Burst

  Doubled all damage effects.

  Dead Wire

  Reduced damage taken by stunned zombies from 33% down to 25%.

  Reduced effect radius.

  Shatter Blast

  Reduced explosive damage by half.

  Challenges

  Season Challenges

  20 new Zombies Season Challenges available with exclusive Calling Card and XP rewards.

  Daily Challenges

  Addressed an issue where kills with Weapon Blueprints were not counting toward the “Wallbuyer” and “It’s a Mystery” Daily Challenges.

  Addressed an issue where turning on the power did not count toward the “Like Clockwork” Daily Challenge.

  General

  Addressed an issue where zombies killed by Hellhound explosions were not counting toward the “Field of Fire” Challenge.

  New Region

  Duga region added to Outbreak.

  New Intel

  New in-game story Intel now available in Outbreak.

  New World Event

  Fury Crystal event added to Outbreak for players to discover.

  New Objective Locations

  Defend, Holdout, and Retrieve added to Alpine and Golova.

  New Vehicles

  FAV and Cargo Truck now available in Outbreak.

  Gameplay

  Phase Wall Tears are now present along the edges of the map.

  New infil points added to Alpine and Golova.

  Addressed various issues with zombie pathing in Outbreak.

  Addressed an issue where the Aethereal Orb would be invisible after a host migration.

  Wonder Weapons

  D.I.E. Machine upgrades can now be found in certain regions in Outbreak.

  Addressed an issue with the D.I.E. Machine not having crosshairs in Outbreak.

  Objectives

  Escort

  Addressed an issue where the Mangler’s projectile was not damaging the rover during the Escort Objective.

  Trials Intel

  Addressed an issue where “Testing… Testing…” and “New Enemies” Intel were not unlocking after acquiring from Trials.

  HUD

  Addressed an issue where weapon rarity appeared incorrectly on the HUD after applying a Blueprint.

  Stability

  Fixed a crash that could occur when killing zombies affected by Decoys and Molotovs.

  General

  Added inactivity detection measures. Players who are detected as inactive will not earn XP, Battle Pass progress, or earn Aetherium Crystals while they are inactive.

  Players who remain inactive for a significant period of time will be kicked from the match.

  In Private or Solo matches, the host can now pause the game to avoid inactive players getting kicked from the match.

  Addressed an issue where only two players would appear in the chopper Exfil cinematic.

  Addressed an issue where the After Action Report was not showing the Difficulty Level reached or the Exfil status.

  Progression

  XP tuning adjustments.

  Addressed an issue where vehicles and chickens dealing fatal damage to spawners in The Wild would not properly credit their owner with points and XP.

  Gameplay

  Player shields now turn on when the exit ladder is taken in a Dungeon to prevent unintentional player deaths.

  Addressed an issue where a player in a Buggy Car vehicle would not be warped to the Dungeon if a teammate entered the Grottes de la Dorta Dungeon while their teammate was in the vehicle.

  Enemies

  Mamaback boss now drops fewer banana bombs during jump attack.

  Adjusted the Mamaback’s jump attack reaction sensitivity to player nuke drops.

  While in first person, it now takes 2 hits from bosses and underbosses to deal fatal damage to a fully healed player.

  Addressed an issue where a vortex could cause enemies to appear invisible, particularly the Megaton. Only basic zombie types are not affected by the vortex (Zombie, Barrel Zombie, Dirt Riser Zombie).

  Featured Playlists

  Outbreak

  Firebase Z

  Die Maschine

  Dead Ops Arcade: First Person

  Dead Ops Arcade

  Onslaught (PlayStation)

  Onslaught Containment (PlayStation)

  Onslaught Yamantau (PlayStation) [NEW]

  Onslaught Nuketown (PlayStation)

  Onslaught (PlayStation)

  Maps

  Yamantau map available in Onslaught.

  Modes

  Onslaught Containment

  Addressed an issue where Chalices were not always being earned and XP was not always being awarded in Onslaught Containment.