MW3 title update 1.08 (Jan 24th), list of changes, buffs and nerfs

By Jamie Pert - Jan 24, 2012

It has recently been announced that Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 gamers on Xbox 360, PS3 and PC will soon receive a new title update which we presume brings the game to version 1.08, today we can tell you just what this update changes.

Less than an hour ago Infinity Ward’s community manager, Robert Bowling (aka @fourzerotwo), confirmed that the update has gone live for Xbox 360 and will soon come to PC and PS3. You can see extracts from two tweets below, here we find out just what the update will change.

Updated #MW3 today; you’ll notice improved lag comp, theater fixes, nerf to Striker, buff to all other shotguns, upload to YouTube faster. It will be coming out shortly for PS3 and PC. The PS3 version of the patch had PS3 exclusive updates that delayed it slightly.

As you can see you should notice improvements in regards to lag, less theater mode problems (which we spoke about here) and significantly faster video uploads to YouTube.

Perhaps the biggest thing to take notice of is the changes which have been made to all of the game’s shotguns, prior to the update most people utilized the Striker, but now this has been nerfed (made less effective) and all other shotguns have been buffed (modified to become more affective). This means that we may see more people utilizing the USAS 12, KSG 12, SPAS 12, Model 1887 and AA-12, we’re not sure whether this buff affects shotgun attachments for Assault Rifles.

Now that the upload is live we would love to hear from you if it has hit your console / PC, if so leave us a comment below letting us know if the fixes have worked and whether or not the update has caused any new problems for you. We have also heard that the PS3 version of this update will consist of the same fixes along with some exclusive changes, when we hear more we will keep you posted.

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  • I find the network problems worse, I am still getting killed by what looks like 1-2 shots on my screen and is 7-8 in a killcam.  I play on a t1 connection so its not my speed. 

  • I find the network problems worse, I am still getting killed by what looks like 1-2 shots on my screen and is 7-8 in a killcam.  I play on a t1 connection so its not my speed. 

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  • Jsbart1220

    I’m still getting lots of lag. Seemed to be little worse tonight than in past few days

  • IM MAD

    the token glitch is also patched…seemingly they left this out of the patch notes. If you have negative tokens you cant do anything. 

  • there was no need to nerf the striker it was the only shotgun that worked. they should have just buffed the other shotguns then people would not ONLYUSEmeSTRIKER. im not surprised tho, i have known for years 3arc makes the better CoD’s anyway

    • killer duhh

      someone’s angry GRRRRRRRRRRRR! CHEERRRR UP Mw3 best game ever 😀

  • Jingles

    they nerfed the STRIKER but not the TYPE 95 or the FMG9’s?!?! thats bull crap.

    • they already nerfed the 95 and fmg’s like a month ago.

      • guest

        wow really i still think they made them worst i mean they should at least take off dual weilding fmg as  every no life camping scumbag is using them

  • Spas12gotnerfed

    They actually nerfed the SPAS-12. It’s giving less consistent OHKs even with Damage proficiency since the patch went live.

  • Rod720

    Update is available for xbox, but I don’t know how effective it is. I am yet to use a shotgun since update, but I can’t wait to use the more effective AA-12

  • Guest

    Wow finally, a Fuc*in PATCH!! How long does Infinity ward keep us waiting. I shall turn on my xbox and see …