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Black Ops 2 patched, Nuketown 2025 free for all on Xbox 360

Nuketown Zombies also now available as a standalone purchase

Treyarch has released a new title update for the Xbox 360 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.

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The patch introduces a number of feature improvements, gameplay tweaks and fixes, all of which are detailed below.

In addition, Activision says that the Nuketown 2025 multiplayer map, which was offered as a pre-order bonus, will be free for all Xbox 360 players on Wednesday.

The Nuketown Zombies map that was included in the Black Ops 2 special editions is now also available as a standalone level for 400 MS Points (£3.43 / €4.80 / $5.00).

And beginning from tomorrow, Black Ops 2 will support microtransactions. Players will be able to purchase a number of new 'Micro Items' offering customisation features that 'won't affect gameplay'.

Feature Improvements

  • The CODcast control panel can now optionally show the overhead map in the player list in games with 10 players or less.
  • Added the ability to view past seasons for all the leagues a team has been a part of in League History.
  • Background Downloading has been enabled on XBOX 360.

Multiplayer Issues Addressed

  • Resolved an issue where players were receiving an error message when trying to join a System Link or LAN Party lobby without internet connection.
  • Resolved Select Fire reverting back to default settings after a round transition.
  • Fixed a potential exploit using the Trophy System.
  • Addressed an issue with the Collector's Edition camo un-equipping from weapons.
  • Addressed an issue with the Peacekeeper not appearing for players that join into a match that is already in progress.
  • Resolved an issue on Drone where the automatic doors at the weapon plant would trigger/destroy Lethal Equipment.
  • Addressed an issue with the highlight for the Dual Band Scope on players equipped with certain weapons.
  • Fixed an issue with the planted bomb disappearing at the "B" site on Hydro when the water floods.
  • Addressed an issue with the VTOL Warship not destroying if hit when exiting the map.
  • Players will now be able to complete the Shredder Scorestreak challenge using a Death Machine from a care package.
  • The Stealth Chopper no longer counts towards completion of the Chopper Hunter challenge.
  • Resolved an issue where planted Riot Shields were not getting destroyed by the gondolas in Downhill.
  • Resolved an issue with C4 and Bouncing Betty's killing players on contact.
  • Fixed an issue where the Combat Axe would sometime destroy the Guardian.
  • Addressed a missing image issue with the Medals section of the Combat Record for new players.
  • Players with Hard Wired equipped will no longer lose their Care Package if throwing it while an enemy EMP Scorestreak is active.
  • Fixed an issue with bomb plants being automatically aborted while a Care Package or Hunter Killer Drone is equipped.
  • Hosts can now kick players in Custom Game lobbies.
  • Hint text for the Camera toggle in the Live Stream menu updated to include support for the XBOX 360 Kinect sensor.
  • Videos being rendered in the Theater will no longer be automatically canceled when the controller disconnects.
  • The CODcast UI is now displaying the flag for the Flag Carrier in the Objective column.
  • Addressed a button mapping issue in the Emblem Options menu.
  • Resolved an issue with the red crosshair appearing in the Target Finder when targeting an enemy equipped with Cold Blooded.
  • Fixed an issue with the stats tracking for the Executioner's Accuracy in the Combat Record.
  • Fixed an issue where the Friends List showed a joinable/green arrow icon for players who were not playing Call of Duty: Black Ops 2.
  • Resolved an issue where the turret in the northern building on Turbine would become unusable.
  • Addressed an issue with the Lightning Strike Scorestreak if the player had the tablet out during a host migration.
  • Fixed an issue with some weapons having invisible magazines from 3rd person animations during an automatic reload.
  • Resolved an issue on XBOX 360 with backing out of a Guest Account sign-in.
  • Addressed an issue where the game would sometimes crash after repeated host migrations.
  • Fixed knife lunge launching players on the Express map.
  • Fixed an issue where the player could get an empty War Machine or Death Machine when switching classes at the start of the match.
  • Addressed a loss of functionality for the player and guest when switching between Multiplayer and Zombies and having the guest switch back to Multiplayer.
  • Match clocks in Multi-Team and Free-for-All games modes no longer continue to tick down in Theater when a CODcast game is paused.
  • Resolved an issue where planting a Claymore in front of a crouched player with a Riot Shield would cause the Claymore to fly across the map.
  • Resolved a couple of overlapping UI issues when CODcasting.
  • Players can now turn the Voice Icon On/Off when CODcasting a match in Theater.

Gameplay Balancing

Spawn System Improvements:

  • Reduced the weight of positive team spawn influencers on owned Domination flags. This reduces cases in Domination where players may spawn near their team but also near danger.
  • Added more spawn points to Hijacked for Demolition and Kill Confirmed, which improves the spawn-picking algorithm on that map in those game modes.
  • Adjusted spawn influencers on Standoff for improved spawn-picking algorithms in all game modes.

SMGs:

  • MSMC: Recoil has been increased.
  • MSMC: Hip fire accuracy has been slightly reduced.
  • PDW57: Recoil has been increased.
  • PDW57: Hip fire accuracy has been slightly reduced.

Pistols:

  • KAP-40: Dual wield damage reduced.
  • KAP-40: Dual wield hip fire accuracy has been reduced.

Attachments:

  • MMS: Cold blooded now renders enemies almost completely invisible to MMS.

LMGs:

  • QBB-LSW: Medium range damage increased.
  • HAMR: Medium range damage increased.

Assault Rifles:

  • FAL OSW + Select Fire: Damage reduced when firing full auto.
  • SMR + Select Fire: Damage reduced when firing full auto.
  • Type 25: Move speed increased.
  • Type 25: Medium range damage increased.
  • SCAR: Long range damage increased.
  • SWAT-556: Long range damage increased.

Shotguns:

  • M1216: Medium range damage increased.

Sniper Rifles:

  • Ballista + Iron Sight: Idle sway reduced.

Zombies Issues Addressed

  • Resolved several issues with exploitable areas in the Die Rise
  • Resolved several exploits in Green Run
  • Resolved network/connectivity issues that could occur in the frontend and lobbies.

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