Xbox patched & New Trailer


Xbox 360 just got patch 8 which has, well, tons of updates.

  • Support for Escalation Map Pack (Releasing 5/3/11)
  • Security Updates.
  • Addition of banner-style Message of the Day on the MP Main Menu.
  • Addition of Hardcore FFA and TDM for Combat Training.
  • Additional sniper rifle tuning changes.
  • Addition of “Competition” Barebones playlist.
  • Replaced RPG with Grim Reaper in Gun Game Wager Match.
  • Prevent automatic weapons from jamming if the player is feathering the fire button on Default Alt”, “Tactical Flipped” or “Nom4d Flipped”.
  • Fine-tuned napalm and bombing-run damage indoors.
  • Prevented rare invulnerability issue.
  • Additional game mode timer options for Custom Games.
  • Fixed a minor out of map exploit in Grid.
  • General Killcam and death-cam improvements.
  • Improved Auto-Assign reliability in Private Match.
  • Addressed an infinite “joining session in progress” screen under very specific timing conditions.
  • Demolition bombs can no longer explode and be defused at the same time.
  • Spy play now activates in One in the Chamber in all cases.
  • The “Sprint Kills” challenge for Steady Aim perk now rewards the player with the correct number of kills.
  • Contracts purchased but not yet expired no longer count as expired when viewing a friend’s player card.
  • Addressed a rare issue where a hacked camera spike would not function properly if the hacker also had a camera spike that was destroyed.
  • Recording a clip with the speed mode for 2 cameras set to .1 will no longer increase in speed when switching perspectives back and forth.
  • Improvements to Zipline functionality when viewed in Theater mode.
  • Settings from custom games are all cleared and no longer carry over from one custom match to another.
  • Improvements to map voting reliability in lobbies.
  • Nova gas will now affect players that are standing over their tactical insertion.
  • Hardcore players who kill another teammate in last stand now lose the proper amount of points.
  • Players can no longer transfer emblems/backgrounds from Combat Training to Player Match.
  • Player is no longer able to use a primary weapon in Second Chance (rare, specific instance).
  • Improvements to “Community” filters.

You can read more about the new Competition Playlist here: http://www.codblackopsblog.com/black-ops-title-update-8-now-live-on-xbox-brings-competitive-playlist/

And here’s a new trailer for Escalation. Escalate yourself.

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