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Call of Duty: Black Ops II Patched

The Activision Community Forum has details on a new patch recently deployed in the Windows edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The new version offers multiplayer improvements recently added to the console editions of the military shooter sequel, and there are also patch notes for a bigger update from a couple of days prior that clear up a large list of multiplayer issues. Here are the patch notes:

February 22, 2013 Update for Multiplayer

  • Improvements to the Matchmaking System.
  • Replaced ping bars with ping numbers.
  • Players can set maximum ping in the matchmaking search preferences.

February 20, 2013 Update for Multiplayer and Zombies

  • Feature Improvements
    • Party Members now appear on the mini map as purple when colorblind assist is turned on.
    • Added hint text tool tips for map voter buttons.
  • Multiplayer Issues Addressed
    • Fixed an issue where players could lose functionality and have a blurry screen after viewing a Gamer Card during the round-ending killcam at the end of the first round of a round-based game.
    • Addressed an issue where the player's EMP grenade blast would cancel out the effects of an enemy's EMP.
    • Players will no longer fly into the air when knife lunging other players on certain types of inclines.
    • Fixed an issue with the Skulls Camo Challenge for the RPG unlocking by using other weapons in conjunction with the RPG.
    • Addressed an issue with taking control of an AGR while next to a friendly player causing loss of functionality for firing rockets.
    • Resolved an issue where spectating would default to 3rd person even though it had been disabled if the player was previously spectating in 3rd person.
    • Resolved an issue with dog spawns in Slums.
    • Addressed an issue where players could not link their Twitch account in the Multiplayer Party Lobby Options menu.
    • Fixed an issue where the player may not die by the train running over them in Express.
    • Players can no longer set their Clan Tag in non-Public Match lobbies if they haven't reached the unlock level for the Clan Tag feature.
    • Players with Level 1 profiles will now see their XP bonus in the After Action Report after a League Play match.
    • Resolved an issue where the damage feedback sound was not occurring for the Combat Axe or cluster bomb from the Hellstorm Missile.
    • Addressed an issue where the UAV Scorestreak was not being called in for Multi-Team Hardcore matches.
    • Addressed an issue where the mini map for tablet Scorestreaks would not appear on the tablet under certain round transition conditions.
    • Resolved an issue with care packages bouncing unusually high.
    • Addressed an issue where players with the Riot Shield could survive dog attacks while prone with the Riot Shield on their back.
    • Rapidly pressing the Swap Weapons button no longer inverts the player modelís left hand with the M8A1 equipped.
    • Resolved an issue where the lobby score for the winner of a Gun Game match didnít match the ending score of the match.
    • Players can now earn the Thief Challenge if they use Black Hat to steal an enemy care package.
    • Resolved an issue where the Equipment statistics for the Smoke Grenade were not accurately reflecting in the Combat Record what was achieved in game.
    • Addressed an issue with the wrong map appearing in theater lobbies.
    • Fixed the team filter in highlight reels for FFA games.
    • Fixed issues with the clicking on multiple items while in the Combat Record.
    • Addressed issue with not being able to use select fire when having select fire on the same weapon in another class.
    • Fixed an issue with the scroll bar in the Calling Cards Menu.
  • Gameplay Balancing
    • Adjusted the red flash damage indicator when using the Toughness Perk.
    • Reduced Guardian damage in Hardcore modes.
  • Zombies Issues Addressed
    • Disappearing fog addressed in Theater Mode when flying through the laboratory in Tranzit.
    • Players will no longer be given momentary control of a character before being put into spectator mode when Hot Joining a Custom Game on Nuketown.
    • Player names will now appear above players when in spectate mode upon hot joining a custom Grief game mode.
    • Addressed several locations where players can survive a landing in unplayable space.
    • Resolved several instances where players could avoid Zombie attacks by hiding in objects around Tranzit
    • Addressed an issue with taking screenshots in Theater mode
    • Addressed issues with the Buildables system
    • Addressed issues where players would say the wrong dialogue

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7. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Patched Feb 25, 2013, 13:08 Elessar
 
So when they add back what PC players want, you're not happy because you feel like you should have had it all along. No pleasing some people I guess.  
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6. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Patched Feb 24, 2013, 15:31 xXBatmanXx
 
I have to admit, I really enjoy this iteration of the game, but have uninstalled it to play other things. 300 hours is more than enough for 1 game....  
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5. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Patched Feb 24, 2013, 15:19 Linksil
 
Yea I love how they have to "patch" this in moving from Bars to ping for the PC EVERY single COD game. Acting like it's an improvement instead of just what is expected out of any PC game released in the last 15 years.  
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4. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Patched Feb 24, 2013, 14:34 descender
 
It's much easier to lie about your connection quality when there are only 3 bars to choose from. Anything under 100ms is green, right? :p  
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3. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Patched Feb 24, 2013, 14:18 xXBatmanXx
 
Replaced ping bars with ping numbers.

Why did you ever change that? Oh yea - consoles.
 
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2. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Patched Feb 24, 2013, 13:02 deqer
 
Haha. Those latest 3 improvements are actually really important things that should've been there from the beginning. So, what's going on? Finishing up your homework, again, EA/Activision? Yeah, that's what I thought.

"Ping bars" Really? Ping numbers have been out since the beginning of multiplayer/network games; since the days of Quake. If your developers had any clue of why ping numbers are important, they would've been there instead of ping bars. What the fuck is wrong with you?

How is it that games get released with out important features such as these? Or get released with gimped features, such as "using ping bars instead of ping numbers" -- you seriously had no Dev on your team that said "err, wait, we should be doing ping numbers, not ping bars." -- you really had no Dev on your team to point that out? Wow...

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Again, a new generation of bunch of a fucktards at the helm, and a bunch of fucktard devs that do whatever they're told to keep their jobs. Not their problem or fault, I know; but, that's how it is.
 
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1. Re: Call of Duty: Black Ops II Patched Feb 24, 2013, 10:56 007Bistromath
 
I like how the "improvements" to the matchmaking system do nothing to address the fact that the last patch completely beanbagged the matchmaking system, causing matchmaking to totally hose my network connection for no apparent reason.  
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