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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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