Advanced Warfare Patch Update 3/3/15

Everything you need to know about the new Advanced Warfare patch.

This morning, Sledgehammer Games rolled out a new patch for Advanced Warfare that will be affecting competitive Call of Duty for the players and spectators leading up to the biggest tournament of the year, Call of Duty Championships.

There are not many huge changes that will be affect the game, except for a few gun buffs and nerfs, killfeed changes, and some other hotfixes for rare issues that would occur.

Here are some of the changes that will be affecting competitive play:

In-Game Updates:

  • Fixed a rare issue where players were not able to spawn into the game.

Weapon Balancing Updates:

  • Heavy weapons: increase player movement speed by 5%
  • ASM1 – slightly reduced initial fire rate
  • Shotguns: reduced spread when using Gung-Ho
  • SN6 – reduced recoil

Ranked Play Updates:

  • Added probation time for players who do not complete or disconnect from Ranked Play matches.
  • Will properly award Division Points in the case of a forfeited match (when the entire other team leaves).

Game Mode Specific Updates:

  • S&D: Added UI to show if you were attacking or defending at the start of the round.

Broadcaster Updates:

  • Adjusted the colors and over all look for Broadcaster mode to make text and names easier to read and a better experience for viewers.
  • Fixed a rare issue where HUD elements would get stuck on the broadcaster’s screen.

Unfortunately, we will not be seeing this new patch used during regionals due to the event being this weekend. Teams would have a lack of practice with the new gun changes and other specifics. Here’s a tweet from Chris “Parasite” Duarte confirming the matter:

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