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November Black Ops 3 Update: 15 Fixes, How to Update +More



The first set of November Black Ops 3 updates are rolling out to PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Activision and Treyarch are quickly rolling out Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 updates and patches for the game to deliver a better experience to users.

The Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 release date isn’t even a week old, but now that the game is in the hands of millions of gamers there are small balancing changes and fixes that are arriving on the major platforms.

Update: The first official Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 update is now available. It is Black Ops 1.03 and it is 896MB on the Xbox One. We are looking for patch notes. This arrives just in time for the Black Ops 3 Double XP weekend.

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.


So far the November Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 updates are focused on multiplayer and they are not a typical game patch like you normally download from Xbox Live, PSN or Steam.

Here’s what you need to know about the November Black Ops 3 patches.

Fast Black Ops 3 Updates

There are several Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 updates available.

There are several Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 updates available.

We’ve seen three Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 updates in the last 24 hours as Activision and Treyarch work to fix bugs and some of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 problems that gamers are experiencing.

David Vonderhaar, Studio Design Director at Treyarch explains this process on Twitter, and recently on a live stream. Vonderhaar explains that these hot fixes are not the same as patches or full Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 updates.

As for exactly what the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 hotfixes patch, Vonderhaar explains that there will be more details when a full Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 update arrives, telling a user, “I talked about this on #TheRace. When we actually release a patch, we will lay it out more concisely.”

15 Fixes for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3

Even though Trenot full November Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 update notes that explain everything these updates fix, we know some of the things that Treyarch fixed with the recent Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 hotfixes.

There are many fixes in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 updates.

There are many fixes in the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 updates.

The most recent Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 33.14.16 hotfix includes playlists updates for Arena and a change that will help combat teamkilling.

Earlier today the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 33.13.16 update arrived to fix challenges not registering, map exploits and a weapon prestige bug. There are also fixes for Zombies Multiplayer lobbies and friendly EMP damage as well as other un-named bugs.

As Charlie Intel outlines, the earlier update on November 10th fixed a number of Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 problems and bugs including;

  • Spawn changes in FFA and Gun Game
  • Arena mode:
    • Banned items that should be restricted will still be restricted, but attachments are not working. Needs a patch for that.
    • Anti-Up issue has been fixed
  • Issues with some challenges have been fixed
  • Bad ADS views with kill counter and/or clan tags put on weapon have been fixed
  • Increased the amount of score you get in Search & Destroy. Match bonus was only being displayed, but you were actually getting full amount. Full number should be showed now.
  • XP earned per kill in Search and Destroy has increased from  250 to 500.
  • Zombies: fixed issue where solo games were joinable

There may be some other fixes tucked into here and by the time you read this there might be another update.

How to Install Black Ops 3 Updates

These are not Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 updates that come through the PSN, Xbox Live or Steam download channel like a major patch would. This is more like a roster update and tuning update from Madden.

When you start playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 you should see an update as soon as you turn on the game. On the main menu, don’t start the game immediately. Instead wait a few seconds and then press a button to start. This should allow the game to find the update.

Here's how you can install the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 hotfixes.

Here’s how you can install the Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 hotfixes.

If you leave Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 running on your console, you may experience a problem trying to play multiplayer matches on an older version. Last night while attempting to play with an older version I kept seeing 50 matches and 0 matches while looking for a game.

For users who run into this, issue, the best thing to try is closing the game and restarting it.

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. john

    11/11/2015 at 8:04 pm

    They should also update the 360 version for split screen for multilayer and zombies I wouldn’t have bought it knowing me and my wife couldn’t play together or my to kids having to take turns it’s ridiculous and very misleading ………

    • 1millionkills

      11/12/2015 at 1:09 pm

      Guys I found WORKING cheats for black ops 3!!

      They actually work, and I’m leveling up fast thanks to them. I’m abusing this while they aren’t patched.

      Here is where you can download teh cheats:

      Hope it helps you fellow gamers out.

      • Cheaters-need-their-a$$-beat

        11/17/2015 at 1:13 pm

        How about you go f*** yourself scumbag cheater

    • Will

      11/14/2015 at 2:32 pm

      well when you prestige on the 360 and ps3 you dont get a permanent unlock token or even get to use the gold camos they have a lot to fix. it ridiculous!

      • ps3 peasant

        11/20/2015 at 8:59 am

        Ikr i want my money back

    • Chainbacon

      11/14/2015 at 5:30 pm

      Yeah no split screen has me pissed off!I even bought 2 copies so me and my 3 kids could play.Looks like a return is in order.

    • Peter

      11/19/2015 at 9:58 am

      Upgrade to the next gen , they explained everything that wasn’t going to be available for last gen months before the game was released, also why are you letting you kids play call of duty

      • Fire titan

        11/20/2015 at 8:55 am

        They did not mention anything about splitscreen before it came out. I don’t see why it cant have splitscreen, cod aw had it.

  2. Jasmoine

    11/12/2015 at 1:15 am

    Very disappointed, I only bought the game to play split screen on live with my fiancee, and cant even do it playing on the 360, really hope they make an update so I can play with him and not have my money go to waste after i spend money on making a new account and buying gold live with it.

  3. Raymond Eberhard

    11/12/2015 at 9:18 am

    Should have just saved your money for the Xbox one or Ps4. Last gen systems are a dying breed.

  4. Matthew Heerema

    11/12/2015 at 11:04 am

    I cant play online on PC from steam. My version will NEVER upodate from and I have no idea why it shouldn’t be able too. all my firewalls are off and so is defender…

    • GoldenProdigyXD

      11/12/2015 at 1:42 pm

      Same here man, I literally had to sit at the main menu for like 30 mins, till the numbers changed and it’s been working ever since. I did restart my router, that might of helped as well. It’s a shame this game can’t work properly, because when it does it’s really fun.

  5. JVTA11

    11/12/2015 at 2:38 pm

    Please fix split screen!!!! Struggling sooo bad trying to play this and it’s the only way I play it!! Disappointed is an understatement!

  6. [email protected]

    11/12/2015 at 5:07 pm

    Wow!!! problems Can b fixed
    I have all of the above problems
    Great game._.S PEACE!!!!!(;)

  7. JohnSmith

    11/12/2015 at 7:37 pm

    People claiming that last gens and its users should stop should be quiet for now. Hear us last gen users out, maybe we are trying to save up for the next-next gen, instead of using up all of our money every decade. But even so, treyarch and activision and Sony should also hear its customers out: Fix our damn issue on BO3 for SPLITSCREEN! God, we payed enough to have a SPLITSCREEN, and the game with a dumb old bundle(in which my opinion: I think was dumb and was a scam). Please just fix us last gen issues. You don’t want to lose your good looks now, so please issue and update to last gen bo3.

    • Adam Burdett

      11/13/2015 at 4:59 am

      They’ll fix ps4, Xbox one and PC first, because that’s where the money is. Besides that’s the way it should be, that’s what the game was developed for, the latest consoles and the PC. You last gen users are lucky you got the game at all, well at least half of it, you’ll just have to be a little patient while waiting for a fix. Besides its not treyarch’s problem, they employed a separate company to deal with last gen, so it’s them who you should be moaning at. Fair enough you can’t afford the next gen consoles and your saving up, but maybe rather than spending £40 (or however much it is in dollars) put that towards a next gen console, you can get a ps4 with fallout 4, black ops 3 and killzone for like £300, if you’ve been saving since next gen came out you must have enough to spend that. Just be patient, they’ll fix it, but not before they’ve sorted out current gen, (and PC because that’s the worst out of the 3 at the moment)

    • Fire titan

      11/20/2015 at 8:57 am

      Treyarchvision didnt mention anything about splitscreen not being on last gen. They owe us splitscreen!


      12/13/2015 at 11:12 am

      You man. The last gen hardware can’t hold the graphics for split screen.

  8. eenie

    11/13/2015 at 12:16 pm

    How are people still on last gen lol

    • Chainbacon

      11/14/2015 at 5:54 pm

      Obviously you have no bills as well as 3 children who all want the same thing.

    • ps3 peasant

      11/20/2015 at 8:58 am

      We are ps3 peasant

  9. Iconx

    11/15/2015 at 2:40 am

    The ps4 mutiplayer is not playable at all its mot acceptable, i payed 100 euros for game and its even not working

  10. xvxJDxvx

    11/21/2015 at 9:12 am

    i agree with iconx the xbox one game is completely broken unplayable at this point the lag is real. and whats worse Activison has not even said one word about it, on their website they blame the user/players internet i have decent internet 40Mbps down and 5Mbps up running a wired connection to my xbox one, and the lag is so bad i cannot even play this game WTF treyarch!

  11. xvxJDxvx

    11/21/2015 at 9:24 am

    i can however play with other people from across the world in 64 player rooms on batttlefield 4 with no problems.
    i want an apology from both Activison and treyarch for scamming me out of 120.00 dollars and for releasing this broken game it has been almost 3 weeks now and it is not fixed nor have the acknowledged the epic lag on this game instead they are patching things like gun damage or prestige bug, and the updates they have released did not do anything to make the game playable in fact it has now gotten worse. if you were thinking about buying this game save you self some money and lot of frustration. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME

  12. Ashley Steward

    11/21/2015 at 8:40 pm

    They need to fix split screen like yesterday.

  13. Graham

    11/26/2015 at 8:36 pm

    Fix the bloody split screen!

  14. matt

    11/30/2015 at 1:23 pm


  15. Nick

    11/30/2015 at 1:33 pm

    I have to say the most disappointing thing about this game so far is that it lags a ton and freezes every game or so. The most consecutive streak of games ive been able to play was around 10-15 before eventually freezing. this game is a lot of fun and if problems sorted worth the money even on deadgen consoles which i own. As upsetting as this may be how many cod releases have been like this?

  16. peter pudster

    12/01/2015 at 2:11 am

    I agree with some os ya comments but why should I buy next gen when I’ve spent £40 for the year £45for the game and put £34 on my game card for the season pass like I hav the others there’s no store no season pass but yet I can’t find nothing to say there’s not going to be store but been sent message of friend saying there’s going to be some dlc does that mean I hav to buy seperate or will there be a pass don’t matter which company made it we R all in the dark I could hav got next gen but rather wait too much money invested in ma 360 I no u can transfer stuff but not all

  17. Chris

    12/12/2015 at 5:21 pm

    It’s not a xbox one vs. xbox 360 thing. It’s that they’re selling a game for $50 and it doesn’t WORK. The xbox 360 game is online ONLY and nothing on it works. No patches and nothing that I can see to make the game better. Put in games that will play but it’s as bad as a 2 vs. 0. That’s not a game! Bad thing about a bad game is that the store will not take it back and you have to sell it as used for half the money. Cod is going down hill fast. But they still get that money on a bad game

  18. stephen

    12/14/2015 at 7:00 pm

    I have xbox 1 and for some reason it won’t update can u fix it

  19. Bob the buildsr

    12/14/2015 at 8:14 pm

    The Xbox 360 version is trash wish I saved the money

  20. Chris

    12/18/2015 at 3:45 pm

    They put out a patch for the 360. Don’t think it fixed the problems with the game but now there’s a store. Making more money on this broken game. Sounds right in line with the cod name

  21. Xbox

    02/08/2016 at 1:13 pm

    Why isn’t anybody Evan mentioning how bad split screen is on xbox one aswell? Feel sorry for you 360 guys but jesus Christmas the split screen isn’t Evan playable if you guys get it. It’s in widescreen and everything is tiny. There is no way you can read how many points an stuff you have on zombies it’s terrible!!!!! Get it Pissing sorted out treyarch ! Every single cod out the split screen has been fine but this one you change and make it unplayable. Must be employing some dummy technicians at the minute I tell ya!

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