Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare Patch Notes
11/18/2016 - Patch Notes - 2:37PM PST
Infected has been added back to all platforms
Hardcore FFA has been added to all platforms
Hardcore Kill Confirmed has been added to PS4 and Xbox
Hardcore Kill Confirmed replayed Hardcore Defender in the Moshpit on PC
Removed Hardcore Defender from PS4 and Xbox
Reintroduced SnD into PC Moshpits
11/18/2016 – Patch Notes - 1:40PM PST
Scorestreaks now give team score based on where the owner is on the map in Frontline
Double XP UI added
Volk Tuning: reduced damage range, reduced hip fire accuracy, more violent ADS view kick
Infected: Inactivity kick (Infected will be added back shortly)
Infected: always turn initial infected to normal infected if a survivor suicides
Frost: spawn additional out of bound trigger to catch dropped bombs by sub wallrun
Rigs are now properly unlocked when ANY of their rig packages are unlocked, rather than just the first one.
Speculative fix for a crash in the wild
Fix for split screen weapon streaming
Zombies in Spaceland
Added a weapon rank upgrade splash when that weapon reaches a new rank.
Don't end the game in solo if The Hoff is active
Correctly handle Coupon Clipper FnF card when used to call in The Hoff V3.
Fixed an exploit where players can double jump after respawing from dying via a kill trigger.
Weapon upgrade powerup fixes.
Fixed an exploit where players who played both MP and CP would get drastically increased Weapon XP gains
11/11/2016, 7:30PM - DOUBLE XP in Zombies in Spaceland for a few days...and not just for Public matches, but Solo and Custom!
Bang Bangs recoil reduced
Trail Blazers damage buff
Health tweaks to the Brute
Arcane attachment damage buff
Various fixes to the Alien boss fight
Misc bug and exploit fixes
Allow player to do exquisite quest before end of UFO EE
Pause Spawning briefly when reviving from Afterlife Arcade in Solo Mode
Fortune Cards Ordered by Rarity
Fixed the Boombox exploding damaging the speaker in the DJ quest
Various UI Fixes
Reduce Max Ammo Cooldown
Attachment selection fixes with certain Prototype Weapons
Various fixes for using certain combinations of perks, cards, and weapon attachments
Fortune Cards are consumed if players leave a match before it ends
Leaderboards were incorrectly summing scenes instead of posting highest Scene, this will be posting properly now.
11/11/2016 PATCH NOTES
There was over 1,000 bug fixes in this title update across MP and Zombies this go around. Some were smaller, backend fixes and adjustments and some were larger well known issues that we received from you and your feedback, so thank you!
Fixes for Medals
General fixes for Infected mode
Removing CTF Flags in Winner’s Circle; adjusted session state change for games where there’s no kill cam
Map exploits (we know some of you are reporting one on Genesis; we’re working on it)
Removal of Taunts that weren't supposed to be unlocked
Localization formatting fixes
Adjusted a challenge to correctly reference Propulsion rather than Rushdown
Adjusted the challenge for killing players in the air just a tinnnny bit more lenient
EAK ADS fire fix
Fixed an issue where the 2nd player in splitscreen would not earn any Mission Team Progress
Added a sound for tripmine projectile
Fix for Synaptic death going through the ground
Add a win to the top 3 players in FFA modes for leaderboard stats and show victory on the final win/lose/tie HUD
Created more contract between the 3 Scorestreaks that are selected versus the ones that are disabled
Adjusted points for score per bomb plant
Fixed accessory collision on the R.A.W.
Adjusted a Frontline spawn point on Riot due to intersection geometry
Fix for previews of Mission Team emblems when they were still locked
Adjusted gun camos
FFA score increase from 50 to 100
Fixed the collision of the strap on the Karma from glitching through the other side of the gun
DMR-1 – Epic- No longer supports the Variable Zoom Scope
Enlarged the collision shape on cosmetics to prevent clipping with various weapons
Fix for one extra frame of latency that was appearing in the muzzle flashes
Fixed a bug where bots wouldn’t pick up crates in Drop Zone
Fixed a bug where the Stinger would lock on to your own Killstreaks in FFA
Fix for S&D crash
Better win conditions that will prevent draws in Reinforce
Combat Burst duration tuning for CWL
CWL – adjustments to recipe for correct Payloud charge and score rates
Fixed one known issue with framerate on Xbox One and various performance improvements – if you’re still experience this, please let us know
Added Infected mode
Adjustment to the Warden Killstreak on Breakout
Pick 10 points are now blue
Added ability to see the chosen Rig and mini combat record of others players in a lobby
Zombies in Spaceland
Fix for pap zappers having no ammo after you pick them back up off the standee
Fix for pap zappers not having camo after putting back on the standee
Fix for Brute having his helmet on incorrectly after removing it after he grabbed a zombie
Fix for zombies who "walk on air"
Fixes for certain cards with the Alien Fight
Front end camera transition fixes
Fix for the croc mouth (sometimes it wouldn’t return to its original height)
Fix for seeing player outlines when they are playing emulated arcade games
Allow clowns to be part of the "kill marked" challenges
Make sure the Brute zombie doesn't decide to grab/kill zombies who are marked for a challenge
Fix for players being able to jump+sprint down the slide
Add the soul key progression to the front end.
Fix for players being able to repair a window from too far away and avoid being attacked
Fix for N31L's pause/unpause functionality being broken after letting him auto-pause due to multiple failed challenges in a row
Fixed the occasional crawling zombie playing a standing death animation
Reducing emissive on camos
Give player a hit reward if melee’ing during Infinite Ammo
11/5/2016 PATCH NOTES
Fixed a map exploit on Genesis
Zombies Fixes, including exploit
Fixing a joining in progress issue on Mayday
Removing Redeem Code button from the store as it was causing confusion
SMG Tuning from Beta\Early metrics
AR\LMG Tuning from Beta\Early metrics
Slight tuning to Synaptic Equalizer values
11/3/2016 PATCH NOTES
Recently met players list is disabled as we track down a bug
Combat Rig Weapons\Ability earn rates tuned based on Beta Metrics
Clamping max player speed when stacking Perks\Traits\Gun Perks
Buffing Killstreaks based on Beta Feedback (THOR, APEX, Bombardment, RC-8) – Mentioned in previous notes above.
Small reduction to SMG movement speed
Film Grain reduction for MP
Miscellaneous fixes to gamemodes, medals.
More weapon balance coming soon
BETA UPDATES 10/29/2016
Increased the consistency of shotgun damage.
Shotgun damage at longer range has been increased.
Slightly increased the one shot kill range.
Both the Reaver and Banshee have received a slight bonus to their 1 trigger pull kill range.
Bullet spread at the hip no longer gets smaller as the player ADS’s. Once the scope reaches the player’s eye, the bullet spread goes instantly to zero.
Sniper aim assist was reduced slightly for the KBS Longbow and the other bolt action snipers. Our turn rate while Aimed Down Sights is still slowed to help with precision aiming.
Sniper-class weapons no longer have any Aim Assist until the optic fully reaches the player’s eye.
For the ELO and Scout optics on snipers, the idle sway while ADS has been increased along with the player’s view bounce when moving. Because these optics are less zoomed in, the view bounce and the sway are felt less. These changes are to promote more stationary aiming and firing with these optics.
The Tracking Chip optic’s visuals have been improved.
Reduced bonus of the Quickdraw attachment on snipers.
Updated snipers to have more flinch when getting shot.
The Howitzer Grenade launcher can now be fired from the hip instead of requiring full ADS
The RPR Evo epic variant (Ripper) has had a tuning pass to increase recoil given its bonus fire rate
PERKS & RIG TRAITS
Marksman – We fixed a bug where, in addition to reducing flinch, it was also reducing recoil. This would then stack with Gun Perks and the Foregrip Attachment. This bonus reduction has been removed.
Momentum – Fixed issues with speed not being retained
Marked Target – The temporary red marker on the victim has been toned down
HEALTH REGEN AND SPAWNING
Health Regen time has been reduced.
Infusion bonus reduced.
Continuing to refine spawn system on beta maps, will assess remaining launch maps in live environment.
Increased salvage gain in mission teams.
Changed currency value in supply drops.
Increased drop rate of keys in round-based modes.
SCORESTREAKS AND RIGS
Increased health, bullet damage, and weapon accuracy up close to help with target acquisition
Increased health, increased weapon accuracy to help with target acquisition, slight increase in fire rate, and slight damage increase on splash damage
Increased speed of tracking rockets
Increase damage of both tracking and straight fire rockets
Slight decrease in both time to the initial drop and the time between each subsequent drop
Updated area damage to be consistent inner to outer
Refining payload balance
Slight tweaks to gameplay balance across rigs
Defender: When carrying the Drone, the score-per-second bonus has been bumped from 5 score per second to 10 score per second. Scorestreak carrier bonus is unaffected.
Gun Game: Now features all classic weapons. In future updates, weapons with alternate functions will retain their state upon spawn.
Domination: When you step off a flag, the current capture bar progress starts to decay. The rate of this decay has been halved from the Beta. This allows players to hop off a flag to defend it and then get back on the flag with less progress loss
Potential player evaluation was too strict. We were doing some very thorough testing of your connection to other players before placing you in a lobby with those players. This turned out to be a bit too thorough, and eventually was relaxed, leading to shorter matching times.
Incorrect geographic categorization. There was an issue in our geolocation system which was causing some players to be incorrectly categorized. This was also resolved during the beta, improving matchmaking times.
Dead lobby cleanup. The process which cleans up unused or dead lobby information from our back end was taking too long. This was causing a number of slowdowns when searching for a match.
The matchmaker was always quite good at generating new lobbies, but one thing we noticed was that queueing into a join in progress situation was taking much longer. This was due to some issues in the way we track information about the lobbies that are currently playing a match. These issues were also addressed during the beta, and sped up the join in progress case immensely.
TTK (TIME TO KILL / ENGAGEMENT)
We know a lot of you had different experiences with TTK during the Beta. With the above adjustments to dedicated servers, matchmaking, and weapon tuning, we think you’ll find that the TTK will be more balanced at launch, both on the attacking and receiving end. We’ll continue to monitor and balance throughout the year as need and would love your feedback in the process.
We’re always looking at TTK and will continue to balance and monitor
One of the major infrastructure changes we made this project was how dedicated server allocations work. We're using a new load balancing system on the servers themselves, as well as pretty heavily changed how the game chooses a datacenter to use, and requests a dedicated server from that datacenter.
At the start of the Beta, you may have noticed some host migrations and some poorer quality matches. We discovered some issues where the new system was dropping our dedicated server utilization numbers way below target. After some tweaks and fixes we were able dramatically improve our dedicated server utilization for the second weekend and beyond.