Modern Warfare 3 Hotfixes Detailed

By Michelle Balsan, 5 years ago
People often draw comparisons between DICE's Battlefield 3 and Infinity Ward's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and it looks like yet another one can be drawn today.

That's right, on the same day that DICE details a plethora of fixes for their popular shooter, Infinity Ward dishes the details as to what previous Title Updates and recent hotfixes have improved in Modern Warfare 3.

Title Updates
TU1: Enabled Theater, Vault, Private Match options, Elite and Facebook functionality for Launch Day.
TU2: Fix for YouTube video upload on SD TVs. Matchmaking Improvements.
TU3: Theater Improvements (Fix to FF and RW in Theater), LAG improvements, Improvements to Hot Fix system.
TU4: Change to address hitching and lag in gameplay.
TU5: Further improvements for hitching and addressing lag in gameplay.
TU6: Additional improvements to address lag. Fix for Melee Jump. Clan Tag Validation (remove buttons from clan tags). Improve Host Migration logic. Prevent stat loss when player loses connection from server (internet pull / drop).

Hot Fix Updates (Released 12/12/11):
• No Recoil glitch
• Infinite Laptop killstreak glitch (Stealth Bomber Glitch)
• Map Exploits (Getting into trucks, under maps) Fix
• Prevent Slow-mo and Super Fast lobbies
• Fire rate normalization for Assault Rifles with undermounts
• FMG9 Re-balancing (Nerf)
• Akimbo FMG9 Re-balancing (Nerf)
• Type95 Re-balancing (Nerf) - Reduce hipspread.
• Fix for ACR with Red Dot / Shotgun
• Fix Type 95 bug related to dropping it.
• Fix map exploits on Dome

Re-balancing and Updates currently in Development and/or Discussion:
• Updates to the Spawn system
• Further “lag compensation” or “host advantage / disadvantage” updates plus ability for on-going hot fixes based on feedback.
• Improvement to PS3 Mic Quality.
• Improvements to "weighted matchmaking" to improve games for regions with low populations.
• Fix for Shotgun's with Extended Mags (Prevents them from shooting more pellets than intended)
• Default :30 Round Start timer for System Link only, while looking into adjustable timer for System Link games for Competitive Play.
• Options to allow System Link players to 'unlock all' for competitive play in System Link only.
Modern Warfare 3 was released last month to a warm critical reception. Go ahead and check out our review of the title and see if that sways your decision to add this game to your collection or not.
Michelle Balsan
Written by Michelle Balsan
Michelle is the Assistant Manager of the Newshounds at TrueAchievements and has been a member of staff since 2010. When not contributing to gaming websites, she makes her living as a mild-mannered librarian. She can be compelled to play just about anything if there's a co-op component, and has been playing games with friends and siblings since the Atari 2600. As it's reportedly healthy to have hobbies outside of gaming, she also roots for some of the most difficult sporting franchises to root for, the New York Mets and New York Jets, but offsets that by rooting for the New Jersey Devils. She's also seen pretty much none of the movies you have, but she's working on that.