Call of Duty: Ghosts on Wii U has received a new patch from Treyarch. The latest update for the first-person shooter adds the Free Fall multilplayer map, which is available to download for free. It also solves several stability issues and implements a number of fixes – all of which are listed on the game’s official thread. The Wii U version of Call of Duty: Ghosts was made by Treyarch, whereas Infinity Ward handled the other versions of the title.
Treyarch has announced via Twitter that starting from today gamers will be able to get double XP on Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The double XP weekend runs from today, Friday February 22nd until Monday, February 25th. Double XP is available for Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC owners.
Activision has informed gamers what to expect from the forthcoming patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 on the Wii U. The first patch that was released for the popular first person shooter was plagued with problems, which the publisher acknowledged. The latest update will address numerous issues that users who own the game will no doubt be experiencing. Here’s what’s set to change.
Wii U Specific Issues Addressed/Features
- Home Button Menu is now available in Multiplayer and Zombies when not in-game
- Send text messages from the lobby and friend list menus
- Wii Remote Changes
- Improved presets
- Buffed aim assist
- Wii Remote Bug Fixes
- Jittery movement
- Unable to turn when crouched/prone with a scoped weapon on Wii Remote
- Hybrid optic attachment stopped working after ADS on Wii Remote
- Guardian and Turret unmovable when weapon pickup option is set to inventory button
- Reticle disappearing during EMP
- Hunter Killer Drone does not fire in reticle direction
- Crash in Strike Force tutorial
- Lodestar score streak is hard to control (it now uses the control stick)
A number of you contacted me to let me know that the patch for Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is now live on the Wii U. However, Treyarch has confirmed this morning that there are a number of problems with the patch that have not yet been resolved. The developer says that it’s working alongside Nintendo on a resolution to the problem and hopes to know more at some point tomorrow. Some of the menu listings from Xbox 360′s Revolution DLC are also showing up in the game. Treyarch says that this is a mistake on their part, and it isn’t confirmation that the DLC is coming to Wii U.
“We are noticing some issues with the version of the patch that was posted that you guys are also reporting here on the forums. We are working with Nintendo on a resolution to this problem and hope to know more at some point tomorrow. I will keep you posted as I receive more information.”
“We are aware that some of the menu listings from the 360’s Revolution DLC drop are showing up in the game. This is not a confirmation of DLC for the Wii U, just a versioning problem that we are working to address.”
“I do not want to publish the list of known fixes until I have confirmation that they are all live. I hope to be able to do this tomorrow, but as I mentioned, this is something we are working on with Nintendo, so the timeline isn’t entirely in our hands.”
Thanks to those that sent this in.
Treyarch has rather kindly asked Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 players to go easy on the influx of new players to the Call of Duty community this Christmas. Here’s the developers advice for both veteran players and new players to the immensely popular franchise.
“Let’s talk Christmas Noobs.”
“It’s that time of the year again where thousands of new players join the online ranks for the first time. We’d ask you to go easy on the Christmas Noobs, but we know you won’t.”
“If you are a Christmas Noob yourself, don’t be bullied. In the Combat Training category you’ll find a great playlist called Boot Camp. This is the best place for a player to get up to speed on the game and all it has to offer.”
Treyarch studio head Mark Lamia admits that the original Call of Duty: Black Ops didn’t necessarily innovate the first person shooter genre, but says that its sequel will. Lamia went on to say that Black Ops 2, which is the most pre-ordered game in GameStop history, will be a major step forward for the immensely popular franchise.
“We had customisation in the game, we had the theatre, the emblem editor, the maps, the settings, the locations that we created, all that stuff really came through. But one of the things that it didn’t do, is it didn’t look at the gameplay and say, ‘hey, let’s significantly innovate upon some of these core systems.’ They were more like refinements and changes to proven core COD gameplay.”
As promised Activison and Treyarch have released the first footage of the multiplayer mode in Call of Duty: Black Ops 2. The game is due to be released on November 13th for the majority of formats. A Wii U version of Black Ops 2 is apparently in development.