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Black Ops III Patch 12/14/15
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15th Dec 2015

A huge update rolled out yesterday for the Xbox one. Here is the full details of what the update consist of.


Introducing COD Points

Introduction of COD Points currency. COD Points (CP) are now available for purchase through the in-game Store. COD Points are an in-game currency that can be used to obtain Rare Supply Drops in the Multiplayer Black Market and Liquid Divinium for use in Dr. Monty’s Factory in Zombies. As a bonus to get started, all players will be awarded 200 COD Points, which can be used right away!

Extra Slots Pack Now Available

Extra Slots Pack increases the number of customizable Create-A-Class slots to 10 sets of slots, and significantly expands media storage and showcase storage by more than 3 times the number of slots for Emblems, Paintjobs, Gunsmith Variants, Screenshots, Films, and Custom Games.Players can now purchase the Extra Slots Pack using COD Points. In Create-A-Class, simply cycle through the new Class Sets menu to gain access to the option to purchase.

C.O.D.E. Warriors Personalization Pack

The C.O.D.E. Warriors Personalization Packincludes 3 reticles, Calling Card and custom weapon camo. All profits from the Personalization Pack sales will go towards the Call of Duty Endowment’s support for organizations that prepare veterans to reenter the job market. Offer only available in select regions.


Black Market

Recently AcquiredPlayers are now able to review the last 25 unique items received through the Black Market.Items are tagged with a timestamp and duplicate items are noted.Burn DuplicatesPlayers are able to burn all duplicate Black Market Contraband in exchange for Cryptokeys. More Cryptokeys are rewarded for exchanging duplicates of higher rarities.Trade AgainPlayers are now able to exchange COD Points or Cryptokeys directly from the Supply Drop results screen without having to go back to the Black Market dealer. Simply highlight and select the option to the left of the item rewards under the Trade Again label.Black Market in Game LobbiesPlayers are now able to access the Black Market from Multiplayer game lobbies, allowing players to exchange COD Points or Cryptokeys for Supply Drops before and after matches.If Players are in the process of opening a Supply Drop as a match begins, the menu screen will close but content is still awarded. Players can view items earned through Supply Drops from the Recently Acquired menu option in the Black Market.Rare Supply Drop TuningAs always, Rare Supply Drops guarantee at least one Rare or better item.Opening a Rare Supply Drop now has slightly better odds of receiving Legendary and Epic items than the equivalent of opening three Common Supply Drops.Guaranteed to receive a bonus reward with each Rare Supply Drop.Rare Supply Drops now guarantee at least one item related to Specialists or Weapons including the following:SpecialistsSpecialist Themes [Rare, Legendary, Epic]Taunts [Legendary]Gestures [Rare]WeaponsMelee Weapons [Legendary]Cosmetic Attachment Variants [Legendary]Reticles [Rare]Camos [Legendary, Epic]New Melee WeaponsPlayers have a chance of acquiring the following Legendary melee weapons from Supply Drops:Butterfly KnifeWrenchBrass Knuckles


Theater editing suite added. This includes the following modes:BasicCreate shot using the basic replay functionality.Screenshot functionality has been added.DirectorCreate epic shot using animated dolly camera.Object LinkAttach the camera to Scorestreaks, Lethals, and Tacticals.Timeline EditorAdd dynamic lights to the map to enhance your shot.Highlight ReelAn auto-generated clip based off of the player’s recent games.


Enabled Guest Account functionality for split screen.Quick Join option added to the Multiplayer Main Menu. This allows Players to party-up with any eligible Players on their Friends List who are currently playing Black Ops III.Multiplayer Music option in the Audio menu now allows players to preview music samples and change the music heard when playing Multiplayer.Custom Games functionality has been expanded. Support has been added for official Custom Game Variants as well as saving Custom Games.Fixed an error that would occasionally occur when returning to the Multiplayer Lobby after completing a match or entering/exiting the Arena Lobby.

General Gameplay

XP earn rate increased for Team Deathmatch, Search & Destroy, Capture the Flag, Safeguard, Demolition, and Free-For-All.Increased rate at which Cryptokeys are earned.Players no longer get points for killing teammates with the Satellite Drone in Uplink, when Friendly-Fire is enabled in Custom Games.Players will no longer spawn at the same point in Free-For-All if there are more than 8 players in a Custom Match.Fixed an issue where the tinted full screen effect would remain after the player had exited the Hardened Sentry.Improved the Dart Scorestreak’s ability to lock onto enemy targets.Fixed a start spawn issue with Free-For-All where waiting to select a class could spawn the Player behind other Players.Improved enemy spawns during Gun Game and Free-For-All.Players who join a Free-For-All or Gun Game match in-progress will not have a loss recorded if they do not place in the Top 3.Addressed an issue where Players would get disconnected from Gun Game if they joined a match in-progress.Players will now be kicked for inactivity if idling in Gun Game.


GeneralReduced Specialist earn rate over time in objective game modes.ReaperScytheReduced earn rate.


GeneralWhen entering Weapon Prestige with a MAX level weapon that is equipped in Custom Classes, the Attachments now properly get reset.Submachine GunsKudaIncreased recoil control.WeevilIncreased recoil control.RazorbackIncreased recoil control.Increased damage range.VesperReduced damage range.VMPReduced aim down sight speed.Reduced hip fire accuracy.Assault RiflesKN-44Increased recoil control.HVK-30Increased recoil control.ICR-1Increased recoil control.Reduced hip fire accuracy.Fixed an issue with the reload animation when a certain magazine was equipped.Man-O-WarIncreased recoil control.XR-2Reduced movement speed.M8A7Reduced fire rate.ShotgunsKRM-262Increased damage, it will now be a maximum 2 shot kill.205 BrecciIncreased damage range.Haymaker 12Increased damage range.Light Machine GunsDingoIncreased movement speed while firing.Increased recoil control.48 DredgeReduced fire rate.PistolsMR6Increased movement speed.RK5Increased movement speed.Reduced damaged range.L-CAR 9Increased movement speed.Reduced damage.Reduced hip fire accuracy.SpecialIn-game melee weapon flourish andinspect animations added.Flourish animations can be triggered by pressing the Use/Reload button with any melee weapon equipped.Inspect animations can be triggered by pressing and holding the ADS button with any melee weapon equipped.AttachmentsSupressorIncreased damage range.Laser SightIncreased hip fire accuracy on Assault Rifles and Light Machine Guns.Fast MagsIncreased reload speed.Rapid FireChanged to increase the fire rate and not the burst delay on burst weapons.Dual WieldReduced movement speed.Reduced switch weapon speed.EquipmentConcussionReduced stun time.PerksOverclockIncreased earn rate.Ante UpIncreased starting bonus toward Scorestreaks.Hard WiredIncreased effectiveness against enemies who have Sixth Sense equipped.


GeneralAerial Scorestreaks must be within a minimum distance from the map before locking onto them with a Launcher.HC-XDIncreased explosive damage.UAVIncreased base health.Counter-UAVIncreased base health.DartIncreased explosive damage for collision explosion.Reduced minimum speed.Handling tuning.Fixed an issue where the Dart was not locking onto enemy players.Lightning StrikeIncreased speed of payload delivery after target selection.HellstormIncreased explosive damage of cluster bomblets.CerebusIncreased missiles required to destroy by 1.Increased EMP Grenades required to destroy by 1.Rolling ThunderIncreased explosive radius per drone.Increased explosive damage per drone.Increased health per drone.Added 4 pairs of drones.TalonIncreased damage when AI controlled.WraithIncreased base health.Fixed an issue where the Flak Drone would not intercept incoming missiles.R.A.P.S.Increased missiles required to destroy Deploy Ship by 1.Increased health per drone.Increased explosive damage per drone.G.I. UnitIncreased number of War Machine hits required to destroy.Increased duration of G.I. Unit.Increased recovery speed when stunned by an EMP grenade.MothershipIncreased missiles required to destroy by 2.Increased explosive bullet damage for owner turret.Increased projectile speed of missiles for owner turret.


HuntedAddressed an exploit where players were able to mantle to an unintended area on top of a waterfall.AquariumFixed an exploit where players were able to mantle and reach a non-playable area.CombineChanging Hardpoint rotation for gameplay balancing.NUK3TOWNFixed an exploit involving the Dart Scorestreak and one of the building walls.EvacFixed an exploit where players were able to contest the center Hardpoint from outside the Hardpoint boundaries.


Adding Power Rating when reaching Arena Masters rank.Added support for displaying restricted item warnings.Addressed an issue where players were able to ban or protect multiple items.Leaving any time after ban/protect or draft in Pro-Series will result with the player losing a star.Leaving before the match ends in Moshpit will count as a loss and the player will lose a star.If the player has 0 stars for their current rank, they will not lose any stars. This applies to Pro-Series and Moshpit.If the Player completes a match with a win/loss/draw, the correct stars are now awarded.Players now properly receive losses when playing Search & Destroy in Arena.


Kill Feed colors will no longer swap when a CODcaster switches between players on opposing teams.Fixed an issue where teams would occasionally be swapped on the Round Win and Game Win screens.Addressed an issue in Uplink where the Satellite Drone would show an incorrect ‘Away’ tag when switching to the other team’s perspective.Fixed issues with incorrect team coloring on the minimap.Outcome will now show the winning team’s name.Death icons will now be colored by team.CODcaster will no longer be affected by EMP grenades.CODcaster will now show clantags.


Fixed an issue where Concussion Grenades, Flashbang Grenades, and Trip Mines weren’t properly getting tracked for Challenges.Updated Challenges for new Black Market melee weapons.

My Showcase

File-share support added for Custom Games, Screenshots, and Edited Films.


Dr. Monty’s Factory

Be sure to check out Dr. Monty’s Factory in the Zombies game mode lobby. You can use your vials of Liquid Divinium earned in Zombies mode to create GobbleGums by placing vials in the vats. GobbleGums are one-time use perks for Zombies mode and come in multiple rarities which have varying effects on your Zombies match. Use one vial to create one GobbleGum or experiment with two or three vials at a time for more GobbleGums and better odds at getting a Rare Mega GobbleGum, an Ultra-Rare Mega GobbleGum or a Special Sphere!


Addressed an issue with Weapon Kits when reaching Prestige in Zombies.

Shadows of Evil

Addressed exploits in the Shadows of Evil map.Addressed various areas where zombies would not path to players.The Dark Ops challenges should now unlock properly when reaching Prestige and completing the final Easter Egg.Fixed an issue involving an active Level 2 Ghost Sword and the KN-44 wall-buy in the Footlight District.

The Giant

Addressed exploits in The Giant map.Addressed various areas where zombies would not path to players.



Addressed split screen issues and general bugs.



Nightmares will be unlocked for all players by default and will be selectable from the main menu, listed below Zombies.Addressed split screen issues and general bugs.
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Last Edit: 15th Dec 2015 by TODDzillaInLA
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