CoD: Black Ops III Double XP Weekend Is Live

By Ashley Woodcock, 1 year ago
The beginning of what will probably be a regular re-occurrence in https://www.trueachievements.com/Call-of-Duty-Black-Ops....htm for the Xbox One has already kicked off. Treyarch, the developers behind the title, have announced a Double XP event for this version of the game. Times are still to be confirmed for Xbox 360 gamers. Double the XP will mean that earning these listed achievements will be just a little bit quicker:

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIIWelcome to the ClubThe Welcome to the Club achievement in Call of Duty: Black Ops III worth 22 pointsReach Sergeant (Level 10) in Multiplayer while playing online.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIIBattle TestedThe Battle Tested achievement in Call of Duty: Black Ops III worth 30 pointsReach Commander (Level 55) in Multiplayer while playing online.

Double XP Event

Treyarch has also release details of a recent patch that was applied to the Xbox One version of BO III. The fixes and changes within the patch focus mainly on the Multiplayer side of the game, with a few fixes to Campaign and Zombies:

MULTIPLAYER

General

• Leaderboards enabled in the Barracks.
• Players are now awarded Cryptokeys in Arena and Public matches, after playing consecutive matches in the same playlist.
• Team balancing in Arena and Public Matches has been improved to more consistently maintain even teams.
• Fixed a UI error when entering Prestige in the Multiplayer Frontend menus.
• Addressed a UI error in Fileshare when selecting an empty tab.
• Addressed an issue where hosts were able to leave as soon as the game began.
• Fixed an issue where white boxes were appearing for Custom Classes in Create-A-Class.

General Gameplay

• Addressed a case where Scorestreak kills were counting toward Specialist kills for Challenge completion.
• Fixed an issue where Players could have attachments which should be locked after prestiging weapons.
• Players are now prevented from spawning at the same spawn point when there are high Player counts in Free-For-All and Gun Game.
• Addressed a case where Players were able to spawn in after the match time expired.
• Search & Destroy kill elimination has been changed from 250 XP to 500 XP.
• The Cerebus Scorestreak can no longer be destroyed by a friendly teammate's Power Core Scorestreak.
• The Mothership Scorestreak will no longer count toward the "Hard Counter" challenge.
• Fixed an issue where Players were randomly receiving online error messages while in matches or in menus.

Specialists

General
• Specialist Weapons and Abilities now charge at a reduced rate over time in Objective modes.
• Corrected text descriptions for Specialist weapon multi-kills which unlock Specialist Epic.

Outrider
• Vision Pulse ability recharge speed has been slightly reduced.

Nomad
• Fixed an issue with the unlock requirements for the 9th helmet.
• Rejack ability recharge speed has been slightly increased.
• H.I.V.E. trigger radius slightly reduced.

Reaper
• Scythe has had its ammo reduced from 200 to 160.

Firebreak
• Heat Wave ability recharge speed has been slightly increased.

Weapons

General
• Longshot distance settings updated for each weapon class.
• Fixed an issue where some damage from shotguns was getting reduced when the Long Barrel attachment was equipped.
• Fixed Launchers not earning weapon XP for destroying vehicles.
• Quickdraw ADS speed bonus for LMG’s slightly reduced.

Submachine Guns

VMP
• ADS time slightly increased to match other SMG’s.
• Hip fire spread slightly increased to match other SMG’s.

Pharo
• Close damage range slightly reduced.

Razorback
• Damage range increased.

Assault Rifles

KN-44
• Fixed the ADS view for the ironsights, when a Clan Tag or Kill Counter is attached to the weapon.

XR-2
• Hip fire spread increased to match other Assault Rifles.
• Minor tweak to the fire rate.

HVK-30
• Increased ability to control recoil.

ICR-1
• Fixed an animation issue when the weapon had the Varix 3 Optic and Suppressor attached.

M8A7
• Fire rate increased.
• Fixed an issue with the ironsights when the Kill Counter was attached.

Shotguns

KRM-262
• Increased lethal range.

Haymaker 12
• Fire rate and damage range slightly reduced.

Argus
• ADS time increased.
• Close range damage increased.

Light Machine Guns

BRM
• ADS speed slightly reduced.

Dingo
• Increased ability to control recoil.

Gorgon
• Clip size reduced from 50 to 40.
• ADS time has been slowed down.
• No longer deals extra damage to vehicles without FMJ.
• Increased recoil.
• Increased hip-fire spread.

48 Dredge
• Fixed magazine count on Extended Mag. This was previously ending on 1 bullet, then playing a 6-round burst audio when the last bullet was fired.
• Slightly increased the ADS time.

Pistols

L-CAR 9
• Close damage range slightly reduced.

Equipment
Thermite
• Damage rate reduced. Now takes longer to be killed by Thermite.

Arena

• Players now prevented from joining a post-match lobby.
• All banned items are now correctly being restricted while in-game.

Challenges

• Addressed issues with Hard Counter, Actionable Intel, Ante Up, Fast Earner, Bypassed Security, Hard Counter, Destroyer, Defender, Assault, Steady Aim, and Focused Challenges. These should now unlock and track progress correctly.

Medals

• Medals will all display in their respective sorted category in the Medals section of the Barracks.
• Fixed issues for the Tag and Bag, Surprise Attack, GI Unit Kill, and Silent Killer Medals not populating in the Barracks.
• Fixed issues with the You're Done and Shut Down medals. These will now be awarded correctly.
• The extraneous Secure Point Medal displayed in the Medals section has been removed.

Maps

Exodus
Fixed an exploit where Players were able to mantle into an unintended area of one of the buildings.

Fringe
Fixed an issue where Players were able to mantle into an unplayable space in Fringe.

Nuk3town

• Addressed an exploit spot involving a wall of one of the buildings.
• Improved Cerebus Scorestreak's pathing on the 2nd floor of the houses.
• Addressed an issue where Players were able to stand outside of the map boundaries.
• Players are no longer able to shoot through a wall on the 2nd floor of one of the buildings.
• Fixed an exploit where users were able to stand on a ledge under one of the 2nd floor windows.
• Players can no longer wedge themselves in between a tower and one of the high walls.
• Fixed an issue with dead player models outside the white fenced area.
• The Safeguard robot will no longer get stuck outside the North Garage, when attempting to path toward the North Goal.
• Fixed 2 exploits where the player could see into the spawns, as well as shoot players through glass.
• Fixed an issue with max number of bots during Free-For-All or Team Deathmatch.

ZOMBIES

• Addressed exploits in the Shadows of Evil and The Giant maps.
• Fixed a matchmaking issue where players were able to enter lobbies when they were already full.
• Addressed various areas where zombies would not path to players.
• Players will now be rewarded with a Dark Ops calling card when they Prestige.

CAMPAIGN

• Player can now equip custom Paintjobs in the Armory in the Campaign Safehouses.
• Players can now use the Weapon Builder to access Gunsmith and Paintshop in the Campaign Safehouses.
• Addressed stability issues.
The patch has already been applied to Black Ops III but you'll be prompted to download it if you haven't done so already. The Double XP Event is live right now and lasts all weekend through until Monday 10AM PST / 1PM EST.
Credit for this story goes to Itzz Sh0wt1m3
Ashley Woodcock
Written by Ashley Woodcock
Assistant News Manager for TrueAchievements and member of the Newshounds team since 2010. Lover of completions, tough achievements, shooters, action, adventure and racing titles, hip-hop, NBA, and my Scooby. Finding it hard to pull myself away from The Division and its dangerous Dark Zone.