Are you still having problems with Black Ops 2 patch 1.03? The update is now live on the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC versions of the game and at last – Treyarch has gifted us with the official patch notes after initially not releasing them when the update first went live. PS3 users were first to receive the 1.03 patch on November 17, while Xbox 360 and PC users have only just received the update days ago.
Each patch update on their respective platform fixes different things in the game, so Treyarch has released three different sets of patch notes. It’s fair to say that PS3 users have had the worst luck since launch with various game crashing problems as documented here, while PC users haven’t been too happy with a FOV problem which has thankfully been sorted by Treyarch with the 1.03 PC update.
Over on the official Call of Duty forums, you will now find 1.03 patch update notes for the Xbox 360, PC and now the missing PS3 patch notes as well. Unsurprisingly, the PS3 patch notes are the longest with Treyarch no longer able to hide the fact that the PS3 version is suffering the most.
Looking down the patch notes, we see specific lines of text referencing the unique PS3 problems: We’ll include them here below so you can take a look – these are not included in the patch notes for the Xbox 360 and PC 1.03 update.
Take note of the interesting choice of wording by Treyarch, as they point out that there is still a small number of ‘low frequency cases‘ that still need to be worked on for the PS3 version, cases that Treyarch say will be fixed for the next patch update. Ask most PS3 gamers who are still having problems though and they’ll tell you that the frequency of recorded problems is anything but ‘low’.
Elsewhere down the list, we see another fix in place to solve an exploit with the Care Package and AGR canister. This change is now in effect on all platforms, so kiss goodbye to that if you have been using the exploit since launch. To read the full list of PS3 patch notes for the 1.03, head to the Call of Duty website here.
What are your thoughts on Treyarch’s PS3 specific problem fixes above – are you satisfied with the changes and more importantly – have they worked for you since installing? We’ll let you know when the next patch is out or if any other major problems arise.