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Call of Duty: Black Ops MP Patch

Steam now offers a patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops with multiplayer improvements for the Windows edition of the just-released military shooter. The new version has fixes for the "join in progress" function and the "Friends" tab in the server browser along with performance improvements for dual- and quad-core systems. A post to the game's official forums outlines the roadmap for future changes:

We are listening to you and we’ve been busy working on updates based on feedback from the community. We have already deployed a number of updates, and there will be many more to come. Stay tuned right here for all the latest info.



  • has bumped sv_maxrate to 25000 across all servers to reduce lag.
  • continues to improve official server distribution in various worldwide regions.


  • Friends fix for join in progress and Friends tab in server browser.
  • Performance improvement for dual and quad core.
  • Improved connectivity with Black Ops Rcon tool.


  • GPU hitching on certain graphics cards.
  • Incomplete server browser results.
  • Improvements to Quickmatch joins (results with better ping and reduced lag).
  • Zombies "The game session is no longer available" error.

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