Modern Warfare 3 PS3 Patch 1.16 and PC 1.14 – Patch Notes

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Infinity Ward has published the patch notes for the most recent title updates and hot fixes for Modern Warfare 3 on PS3 and PC. The new patches were pushed out to PS3 and PC users earlier today along side the latest DLC bundle on both platforms, Collection 2.

Here are the official patch notes:

PS3 Patch 1.16

  • Fix for exploit to start an online MP match with a custom game mode


  • Prep work for adding Telemetry for matchmaking for future improvements.

PC Patch 1.14


  • Fix for missing .iwd files error causing non-dlc players to be booted from games (iw_25.iwd, iw_26.iwd)
  • Fix for non-dlc owners being kicked from game when host migrates to DLC owner
  • Change to match making where region searched is determined by party host

Game Balance:

  • Dragunov (Weapon)
    • Reduced kick to bring it more in line with RSASS
  • Dead man’s hand (Deathstreak)
    • Reduced explosive radius apx. 25%
  • Blast Shield (Perk)
    • Increase damage reduction for Blast Shield in hardcore modes
  • Akimbo (Attachment)
    • All akimbo machine pistols now fire slower than their 1-handed counterparts
  • LMGs (Weapon)
    • Increased min damage for all LMGs

Game Modes:

  • Kill Confirmed:
    • Update the player score before updating the team score
  • Infected
    • Removed fall damage
  • Domination
    • Fix for not all Domination defenses counting towards your “Defends” stat


  • Reaper
    • Fixed issue where a user wouldn’t be able to call in his second Reaper


  • Blind Eye
    • Fixed bug where the Blind Eye kill streak is taken from the player on round transition if earned from getting 8 kills
    • Fixed bug where the Blind Eye kill streak is taken from the player if earned within 5 seconds of spawning
  • Recon
    • Fixed issue with flash grenades not correctly working with the Recon perk

Hot Fixes for PS3 and 360:


  • Liberation
    • Added death trigger for rock glitch
  • Black Box
    • Patched up wall glitch
  • Oasis
    • Prevent players from getting on rooftops
  • Foundation
    • Patched up map hole in pipe

Game Balance:

  • Javelin (Weapon)
    • Reduce Javelin explosion radius by 20%
  • SitRep (Perk)
    • Increased the range at which you can detect an enemy portable radar

Player Stats:

  • Fix for player accuracy being miscalculated

Misc Bug Fixes:

  • Fix for minute long kill cam duration with Reaper
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