Black Ops III Hotfix Notes 12-22-15

Earlier this morning, Treyarch Studios released the latest update for Call of Duty®: Black Ops III on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Earlier today, Treyarch Studios released the latest update for Call of Duty®: Black Ops III on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.

Treyarch has been releasing periodic “hotfixes,” which have basically just been small changes here-and-there on a consistent basis. In what will most likely be the final hotfix of 2015, Treyarch continues to listen to fan-feedback and improve on their game any chance they get.

To view David Vonderhaar’s official Reddit post, click the link here.

Without further ado, here are the patch notes for the most recent update in Black Ops III.

Game Update 12/22/15

Weapon Tuning


  • Increased ADS aim stability.
  • Increased recoil control.


  • Increased ADS aim stability.


  • Increased ADS aim stability.

All LMGs

  • Increased ADS aim stability.


  • Increased ADS aim stability.


  • Increased lethal damage range.


  • Increased lethal damage range.

All SMGs

  • Reduced sprint out speed.

Specialist Abilities/Weapon Tuning


  • Increased Rejack stand up speed.


  • Reduced leftover Specialist power when dying while active.


  • Fixes for instances where Flak Jacket does not work.
  • GI Unit Path fixes.
  • CODCaster bugs fixed.
  • Collision issues fixed.
  • Dark Matter camo can only be applied to Black Market weapons if you have Diamond camo unlocked for that particular weapon. However, you do not need Diamond camo for Black Market weapons in order to unlock Dark Matter.

Overall, Treyarch continues to take what the fans and players say into consideration, but Vonderhaar also stated that his team will not be making changes to any weapons just because popular players or YouTubers ask for a buff or get a hashtag trending on Twitter.

“I have as much fun as anyone when I interact with you all, but we won’t ever make a tuning decision because some folks got #bufftheweapon trending, your Tweet got 1000 likes and/or RTs, or because a popular YouTuber made a video,” Vonderhaar said.

As we head into 2016, the future for Call of Duty looks extremely bright, and these simple weapon tunings and quick game updates are part of the reason why Treyarch has always been the fan-favorite developer for this gaming franchise.

Do you like some of the changes that Treyarch has implemented in this update for Call of Duty®: Black Ops III? Let us know by commenting below or tweeting us @eSportsNation.

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Dot Esports Editor. I primarily play, watch, and write about Call of Duty but can also occasionally be found feeding the enemy ADC in League of Legends. I have been following competitive Call of Duty since 2011 and writing about it since 2015.