Black Ops III – Hotfix Notes: November

Since launch on Nov. 6, 2015, Treyarch Studios has released some of the first game “hotfixes” for Call of Duty®: Black Ops III on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Since launch on Nov. 6, 2015, Treyarch Studios has released some of the first game “hotfixes” for Call of Duty®: Black Ops III on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. According to Studio Design Director David Vonderhaar, these are not official patches; however, he unveiled some of the minor changes to the game settings and playlists.

Vonderhaar stated how there was no need for “patch notes” on a simple hotfix, because they come out so frequently. “When we actually release a patch, we will lay it out more concisely… Patches (usually) roll up all previous Hotfix updates. Hotfixes happen so frequently that we are going to keep it casual because SANITY,” he mentioned from his Twitter account.

This makes sense for Treyarch, because it would have forced them to release a plethora of hotfix notes, which seems redundant. Nevertheless, eSportsNation will provide a monthly up-to-date recap on hotfix notes alongside our normal patch note articles, to keep the CoD eSports community informed on the simple, causal changes.

Here are the announced hotfixes so far:

33.11.12 – Nov. 10, 2015

  • Changes to the “Pro Series” playlist in Arena
  • Nuk3town moved to the “Chaos Moshpit” playlist

33.11.16 – Nov. 11, 2015

  • Challenge fixes
  • Map exploit fixes
  • Weapon prestige bug fixes
  • Fixed an issue allowing more than four players in a Zombies’ lobby
  • Fixed an issue for the EMP having an effect on a friendly Cerberus

33.14.16 – Nov. 11, 2015

  • Minor playlists updates for Arena
  • Penalty for team killing

33.16.18 – Nov. 11, 2015

  • Spawn fitnessing
  • Uplink time glitch fixed
  • Hardcore Domination and Kill Confirm added
  • Capture the Flag added into Arena Pro Series

33.18.20 – Nov. 12, 2015

  • Medal and Challenge fixes
  • Out of bounds exploit
  • Arena Capture the Flag win condition


  • Gorgon
  • XR-2
  • Pharo
  • VMP
  • Haymaker


  • Razorback
  • HVK-30
  • Dingo
  • KRM-262
  • Argus
  • Locus – Nov. 25, 2015

  • Higher specialist earning power in Search & Destroy
  • Hardwired has been buffed to better counter Sixth Sense perk
  • Fix for a spawn issue for when waiting to select class
  • Stat losses for Arena when quitting games
  • Fixes for issues when prestiging weapons
  • More

Official patch notes will be released during an actual major patch update, which we will recap in a future article. Until then, we will continue to update this article for all November hotfixes.

What weapons and exploits are you looking to see get fixed in the next hotfix and/or patch?  Let us know what you think over at our Twitter – @eSportsNation.