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New Black Ops 3 Update for PS4 & Xbox One: What’s New



There is a new Call of Duty: Black Ops update for PS4 and Xbox One that adds public leaderboards, fixes bugs and hopefully solves a lot of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 problems that gamers ran into over the last week and a half.

Right before the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Double XP weekend started Treyarch released the new Black Ops 3 update that patches the game up to version 1.03 on Xbox One and PS4.

Read: How to Fix Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Update Problems

Although the game is fairly new, this update includes a variety of changes and fixes. We are waiting for a full breakdown of the November Black Ops 3 patch notes, to see everything that is new, but we do know that this will deliver Leaderboard and it should roll up the changes from hotfixes.

The November Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 update is live on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

The November Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 update is live on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

The next time you log in to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on PS4 or Xbox One you should get a notification to install the Black Ops 3 update on your console. Depending on your settings this may already be installed on your PS4 or Xbox One when you wake it from sleep to play.

The Xbox One Black Ops 3 update is 896MB in size and the PS4 Black Ops 3 update is 600MB in size. The actual size of your update may vary depending on the other updates you installed previously.

What you need to know about the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 update.

What you need to know about the new Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 update.

You will need to install the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 update 1.03 to play the game online, and it is mandatory for the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Double XP weekend that started a few minutes after the patch rolled out.

Based on the earlier statements from David Vonderhaar, Studio Design Director at Treyarch, this update will combine the hotfixes that arrived over the last week. That includes weapons changes that were already in play and other changes to gameplay modes and spawns.

Here is a list of what’s new in the November Black Ops 3 update to 1.03 on Xbox One and PS4.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


  • 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 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.


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


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


  • 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.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Zombies Fixes

  • 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.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Campaign Fixes

  • 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 list above is for the Xbox One, there may be some small differences in the PS4 change log.

We are seeing some Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 problems after installing the 1.03 update.

These problems do not appear to be widespread at this time, so if you run into the issue it is best to contact @ATVIAssist on Twitter for help. Restarting your console may help with some connectivity issues.

Black Ops 3: 9 Things to Know After 10 Days

Is Black Ops 3 Worth Buying?

Is Black Ops 3 Worth Buying?

After playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 for the last 10 days there are some things that Treyarch needs to fix, but this is by far the most fun I've had in a Call of Duty game.

The campaign mode offers more options to customize your character and weapons, a more compelling storyline and the Cybercore capabilities offer a fun addition to the experience.

While playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 multiplayer on the Xbox One I found the experience to be the perfect mix of fun and frustrating. There are some moments where I think I should win a gun battle, but I'm also winning similar battles. I'm hopeful that with the fast updates we are seeing Treyarch and Activision can iron out any remaining issues.

After buying the regular edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 it is a game I would gladly buy again. Yes, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is worth buying on Xbox One. Although I haven't played Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on PC or PS4, the overall fun and value of the game should carry over to these versions as well.



  1. mondo hernandez

    11/19/2015 at 2:15 pm

    I did the update and now I can’t play online. Nothing but problems with this game. Returning it as we speak.

  2. tanner crook

    11/19/2015 at 2:30 pm

    instead of just fixing the weapon attachments you make walkers in zombies last till the 20’s. that is so boring. the pacing was perfect. instead of fixing the game you changed stuff that wasn’t at all a problem, and in turn created even more problems. returning game.

  3. Salma

    11/19/2015 at 2:31 pm

    cant get multiplayer online after update

  4. jeremy mercier

    11/19/2015 at 3:52 pm

    i lose all my guns and points when i go down and get revived in zombies when revive i get back up with stater pistol and gobblegum if bought

  5. Kimler4life

    11/19/2015 at 4:42 pm

    I know on the ps4 my brother and I would play split screen online and wh we n ever anyone had a mic it would echo I’m hoping this patch fixed it

  6. Matt Wharton

    11/19/2015 at 4:55 pm

    Has the problem been fixed where it won’t let me use any calling cards except the default one?

    • Justincyder

      01/05/2016 at 12:26 pm

      I’m having that same problem

  7. Kert mcafee

    11/19/2015 at 5:20 pm

    After downloading the patch, my ps4 “encounters a problem” and the game shuts off after every match. I have to restart it, go back into multiplayer, start a game, play it and once the match ends the game shuts down.

  8. BlackopsOG

    11/19/2015 at 9:09 pm

    Wish I wouldn’t have gotten digital and gotten the physical copy so I can return it

  9. adam

    11/20/2015 at 1:43 am

    Haven’t had a single prob love the game thanks for restoring fath in call of duty for thoughs that are having probs try uninstaling and reinstalling sounds like some of the data got curopted when it got instald its happend to me more then once and that’s not there fult

  10. Mac

    11/20/2015 at 5:21 am

    Before the update, I would join games within seconds. But now since I updated , I have not been able to join a single multiplayer or zombie game even though it shows there’s 20+ games available. I regret ever buying the digital version now as I can’t return it :(. When cod fixes a problem… They add another problem. This absolutely sucks!!

  11. Brittany

    11/20/2015 at 5:27 am

    Everytime I want to play split screen and use my mix it echoes.. PLEASE FIX

  12. Quincy joe

    11/21/2015 at 5:00 am

    Doesnt work sinds last update crashes in the loading screen if i want to play online zombies ….. even solo play does not work anymore … thx treyarch please fix paid more then €100 for the game and season pass

  13. TreyVon Cargill

    11/21/2015 at 10:18 am

    I can no longer play 2 players online or IN Zombies what did you guys do?

    • Joey

      11/21/2015 at 1:17 pm

      Same problem tried everything nothing works cant even do a solo zombies game when playing online i guess just wait 1 or 2 weeks if they still didnt fix it im returning it and say goodbye 2 my 100+ bucks

  14. Joey Venchi (@joeyvenchi1)

    11/21/2015 at 6:43 pm

    Can’t wait to try this one! Just got it with a Black Friday deal I found it right here https://amzn.to/1QBg07z

  15. daniel kahana

    11/22/2015 at 6:34 am

    update ruind everything I cant do multiplayer or campign

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