Black Ops 2 Xbox 360 [And PS3] Update Now Live, Fixes a Ton of Bugs and More [Updated]

Treyarch has released another Black Ops 2 game updated for the Xbox 360 fixing a number of bugs, improving a few features and tweaking gameplay balance.

One point mentions a fix for the PlayStation 3, meaning we can probably assume these notes will be identical to the PlayStation 3’s patch notes when the update releases on that platform.

You’ll notice a few tweaks to score streaks as well as some additions to custom game options. There are also a ton of multiplayer bug fixes, many of which have been spotted by the community. A few balancing tweaks have been made as well with regards to spawns and other items.

Not listed are a few updates to prepare for the upcoming Uprising DLC, as well as the addition of Nuketown 2025 to all playlists and some additions to Hardcore mode.

Our friend PrestigeIsKey goes over a few of the updates you’ll notice right away after downloading the update in this video:


The update is now live for the PlayStation 3 as well. Contains the same fixed listed below.

Check out the full notes below:

April 10 Xbox 360 Game Update Notes

Feature Improvements

  • Added Prestige Level Calling Cards for each Prestige Level.
  • Players will now control the last Scorestreak called when calling in multiple remote controllable Scorestreaks.
  • Updated the League Lobbies to display Team Rank next to each Team Member’s name.
  • Added Suicide and Team Killed Penalties to the Game Rules/Spawn Settings Menu for Custom Games.
  • Added a feature to kick players if they suicide too often in a game.

Multiplayer Issues Addressed

  • Fixed an issue reported by the community where the Lodestar view remains on screen if the VTOL Warship is destroyed after being previously kicked from the VTOL due to friendly fire.
  • Updated Menus to combat exploits reported by the community.
  • Addressed a persistent Counter UAV issue that occurred during host migrations.
  • Fixed an issue reported by the community where the player was not earning any progress for the Chopper Hunter Field Specialist challenge.
  • Fixed an issue reported by the community where C4 was doing no damage to enemies if blown up the moment it attaches to a surface.
  • Addressed an issue reported by the community with activating Prestige on a weapon not removing attachments from that weapon in other class sets.
  • Prestige Master icon can now be seen as the ‘next Prestige’ when players reach the max Prestige Level.
  • Resolved an issue with the Orbital VSAT Scorestreak losing time during the host migration count down.
  • Resolved a collision issue on Grind which caused the player to become stuck on the vert ramp.
  • Fixed an issue where players were able to place a turret while under the big rig in Aftermath.
  • Addressed a couple issues with the Sentry Gun and AGR Scorestreak tablets remaining open when the player transitions to the Scorestreak while it is being destroyed.
  • The Attachments menu in the After Action Report now indicates the XP a player earns from leveling up a weapon.
  • Resolved an issue where players would lose control of Sentry Guns if they take control of it while it is being destroyed.
  • Fixed an issue with Turret and Guardian placement within certain objects in Aftermath.
  • Improved performance in Theater when a player Previews a Clip over and over again while their Clips in the Timeline Editor are maxed out.
  • Fixed an issue with the environment disappearing when dying and spectating the water in Carrier.
  • The music now plays for everyone during the Final Killcam.
  • Addressed an issue on PlayStation 3 where the Listen In toggle, while CODcasting, was listening to all whether it was toggled on or not.
  • Fixed an issue in Theater where the camera viewed under the map while watching players that had not spawned in.
  • Resolved an issue with the AGR icon only appearing on the mini-map when it was firing both the machine gun and rockets at the same time.
  • Resolved an issue with the Victory/Defeat screen not accurately displaying the amount of XP a player had earned in Objective based game modes on Combat Training.
  • Addressed multiple issues with reloading the War Machine Scorestreak.
  • Adjusted the Scoreboard columns when CODcasting Free For All to display points in the first column instead of player score.
  • Fixed an issue with the HUD pushing off the screen when CODcasting in Theater during a round transition.
  • Resolved an issue in Theater where Party Leaders could not render videos while players joined the lobby.
  • Addressed an issue with the Chat Notification not appearing on the in game screen for players who were speaking in Party Chat.
  • Fixed an animation issue for the Combat Knife when holding aim down sight and pressing the melee attack button.
  • Resolved an inconsistency in the Emblem Editor with the way emblems were being displayed between profiles.
  • Resolved an issue in the Player Channel where deleted screenshots and edited films were appearing as an error when viewed by another player.
  • Addressed an issue in the League Play slide menu where the Career Wins stat was not updating for previous seasons when the player had not yet been placed.
  • Fixed an issue with the Game Settings Update prompt getting cut off when choosing to update after the idle screen fade out.
  • Resolved an issue with the gondolas on Downhill continuing to move during a host migration.
  • Fixed an issue with the Emblems on Playercards viewed from the in-game Scoreboard showing corruption.
  • Addressed an issue in Search and Destroy where players would sometimes spawn into the next round with their secondary weapon.
  • Resolved an endless loading prompt to connect to Twitch when attempting to unlink and re-link accounts with no login information.
  • Fixed a Twitch/Twitter menu issue where some fields were still accessible while connecting to Twitch/Twitter.
  • Resolved a UI issue with rapidly using Like and Dislike on user generated content.
  • Fixed an issue with the equipped DLC reticle displaying the wrong preview reticle when going from a DLC reticle to any other reticle equipped on another weapon.
  • Addressed the Hellstorm Missile boost button prompt not updating correctly for some controller button layouts.
  • Addressed multiple menu layering issues.
  • Fixed an issue with the laser effect not appearing in game on a Laser Sight if the player spams the Switch Weapons button.
  • Addressed an issue with the mini-map overlapping the objective text when a CODcaster has the control panel open.
  • Resolved an issue with the Bacon and Dia De Muertos DLC camos not appearing on enemy weapons when the player is using a weapon that has the Millimeter Scanner attachment equipped.
  • Fix for League Season History and League Leaderboard UI errors.
  • Fixed an issue in CODtv paging logic where we were losing one item every time we page back from page 3 to 2

Gameplay Balancing

  • Adjusted Hijacked engine room Hardpoint zone to extend to ladders.
  • Lightning Strike Radar will not reactivate after round change if it has been used in a previous round.
  • Global enemy spawn influencers adjusted.
  • Adjusted objective spawn influencers in Capture the Flag.

Zombies Issues Addressed

  • Fixed a UI Error that occurred on Turned.
  • Resolved various bugs around the Die Rise map.

  • inb4 “they still havent fixed the lag”

    • worse….THEY REMOVED hardcore CTF! D;

      • wow really? wtf i dont play it but im betting a couple of people are gonna be really pissed off.

        • IT WAS THE ONLY MODE I PLAYED D: they replaced it with domination……why couldn’t we have both treyarch??!

          • Retro

            While I’m really happy to finally get some HC Domination, I hate to see CTF go. Why they can’t keep each I just don’t get.

          • James K

            Thin hardcore population and limited game mode slots. For Treyarch something gotta give..

          • tweet it to vangh and insist….they might bring it back if alot of people ask for it.

        • Where Art Thou Romeo

          Key word(s) “a couple” lol, I think I see what you did there.

      • how is that worse? have you played hardcore CTF? its more like capture the enemies in the spawn more then capture the flag im glad its gone and they replaced it with a better hardcore gamemode. another thing BRING BACK HARDCORE FREE FOR ALL

    • Vikerii

      Nor will they. Treyarch doesn’t want to admit it even has a lag problem.

    • Yall are stupid. It’s lag comp. Not your connection.

      • Where Art Thou Romeo

        Says the one with kindergarten grammar, *y’all is a contraction meaning you need a apostrophe. See I learned about how a contraction works, and how to properly add apostrophes in the first grade. From now on before you sling insults check yourself first. Also I do realize the i’m a “grammar nazi” and if you say i’m one i’ll take it as a complement (notice how in that sentence I had an apostrophe on all my contractions).

        • soujabri557

          Idiot. You’re not a “grammar nazi;” you’re just an asshole. Your entire post is littered with grammatical mistakes. Stop being a dick and contribute.

          On topic, where did the chaos moshpit playlist go?

        • thebulky1cometh

          Compliment*, wannabe “grammar Nazi.”

    • Ash Raffe

      Dude. they cant fix it. you’d have to rework the entire framework of the game mechanics. if they manage it, then either it would be a gaming break-through, or the game’s online would be broken, the latter most likely. You try it. its not exactly easy. the best thing to do would be to change the IP settings on you console to something that is not being used by another device. you can also increase you internet speed, and port-forward your router, or use a wired connection. my speeds increased by 300% when i attached an Ethernet cable to my PS3. i tell my brother to turn the iPad and iPhones to airplane mode, and the TV is turned off, as well as the computer. A computer deacreses your internet speeds when playing online, a TV wont affect you too much, unless it had interet capabilites like mine, and phones take off a few hundred kilobytes. or if you manage to find a way to “over clock” your internet, good job. best thing is to change your ISP for a reliable 15 mbps download speed.

  • MrLadyfingers

    No lag fix I see.

    • MrLadyfingers

      You guys can dislike my comment all you want, but it’s true. They can fix every bug that they want, the game is unplayable with the latency. And I’m going to express my disappointment to the community, as I should.

      • They probably can’t fix it, if they could they would and you know it. Also, but your search preferences on Best, worked for me and a shit ton of other people.

        • MrLadyfingers

          I did, and it didn’t do anything. It wouldn’t matter if I was in a lan party. There’s 80ms of ping by default because of the broken cameras.

          • Where Art Thou Romeo

            Or maybe your internet is crappier than a dung beetle on a cow farm, because I have very few issues with lag.

            • MrLadyfingers

              50mBps down.

        • No they won’t. Get your head out of your ass. They put lag compensation in the game. So when someone has worst internet than you. They mainly win. It’s how they say “Fair”.

          • James K

            That’s a myth. Go watch Drif0r latest video.

        • They’ve had these problems in the past three games, this shit was supposed to be fixed after the first screw up, they have no excuses.

      • Dirtknap

        I am in agreement with you 100%, yet another patch that may as well be worthless in the absence of the hygiene factors that are necessary in a quality FPS.

      • ?

        You have had 7 CODs to figure this out. As the famous Microsoft developer said. DEAL WITH IT.

  • Aria

    Oh boy! A COD article! Since I am a basement-dwelling loser who has nothing better to do with my empty life, I’m going to troll it while simultaneously promote my Battlefield fap material. I will also treat my opinions as a fact, as a way to make myself feel superior to others! It’s the only way I can gain any sort of fullfillment in my pathetic existence.

    • Vikerii

      This point was made in the first 10,000 similar posts. Find a new topic.

  • So where are the LMG Target Finder nerfs, KAP 40 nerf and B23 nerf?

    • mrneoshredder

      Tac-45 >>> Every pistol

      • So? The KAP-40 and B23R are OP as hell.

        • mrneoshredder

          How? The Tac-45 still has a faster TTK than either of them. The only those two pistols can ever trump the Tac-45 is at super long range, and even at that point they’re still outclasses by the Five-Seven in terms of recoil and minimum damage/.

          • Ticked off gamer

            Nothing ticks me off more than getting killed from a mile away by a pistol while shooting a kid with a SMG on HC TDM! Pistols shouldn’t be that strong.

            • James K

              Well you only have 30 health in hardcore so I don’t see a problem with that.

    • no no no we don’t need LMG target finder nerfs…we just need fucking target finders GONE!

  • zach

    hardcore is shit now.
    originally, the only good hard core modes were S&D, CTF, and TDM.
    then they took off the spawn timer for TDM and domination.
    that only leaves S&D and CTF.
    now it only leaves S&D…..
    I’d rather play ghost recon future soldier with the only 7 other people who still play.
    (in terms of good multiplayer stealth and infiltration)
    P.S.: cross your fingers for MGS5 to have multiplayer.

  • mrup2nogud

    I don’t have very much lag on PS3 me and worry than any network tweaks could lead to another MW3 which was god awful and far worst than any problems I’vehad on black ops 2 good game in my opinion… Other than that the only worry I have about this patch is that by the sound of it C4 is gonna be more deadly and that’s what we’re gonna have to deal with every game. I hate C4 users but throw it at everyone myself… Lolololol

    • Dtoxz

      Correction- you dont NOTICE much lag on the PS3 version. The PS3, apart from being the glitchiest copy in the bunch, is the laggiest, most ‘latency ridden’ CRAPPIEST version of them all. IMO the PS3 is the better console too. BLOPS 2 has some major issues on PS3, apart from crashing 2 of my PS3’s to the point of repair by Sony, the graphics are grittier too making it difficult to see as far. The lag is almost in every TDM, CTF, DOM, and DEMO game I’ve played on that system. Believe me, I would love to play the PS3 version because that’s where my friends are, but I can’t stand in anymore. Lag, freezing, and shitty programming made me use my 360 again. If you saw the other versions, you would see what I mean. Side by side, there is no comparison unfortunately

  • PertAndPopular

    …And EA got the worst company award?


  • jahladagaming

    Since the update, EVERY multiplayer game I played was lagging even worse than before and all enemies with an apparently worse connection than me (i.e. I have four bar and they have one or two) are invincible. From now on the only fun to be had is playing bots.

  • ?

    Are you a COD player, do you have trouble with lag daily. Do you wake up feeling depressed, mad, constipated and dissapointed. Then your fix is here. Now for only 59.99 plus tax you can have BF3 with all DLC or why not put the money on BF4. Product guaranteed.

    • thinhtam

      Or you can get it for $44 including GST, in JBHIFI stores in Australia 😀

    • Where Art Thou Romeo

      Are you a battlefield player who has the urge to post comments about battlefield? Now for the low cost of nothing you can go to a battlefield article! What a great deal!

  • Let’s add in some 2v2 and 3v3. I’m tired of playing these tiny maps with 12 people. These are definitely small enough to play 2v2 or 3v3

    • are you serious? Im on the other hand, I’d would like 10vs10 or 12vs12 so it can be even more fast-paced.

  • 123456789!!!

    good patch notes, post launch support has been great so far. dont have alot of lag as some seem to, but it seems to be common for players to blame their death on ghost lag. idk i know its not always the case, but the game seems to benifite players with a better conections such as myself.

  • Wow, the prestige calling cards are really nice and prestige 8 and 9 as always are hot as fuck.

  • Dave

    hardcore domination!? YES, FINALLY!!!

  • Titaniumgoose

    Honestly they need to implement ACTUAL penalties for Leavers in League play. Or at least diminish the amount of points lost in league when your teammates dashboard on you or just straight up quit-out

  • subj3ct18

    why dont they make it to where all modes are available in the hardcore play list? and the animation bug didn’t needed to be fixed!!!