New Call of Duty: Ghosts Patch Out Now, Bizon Nerf, SMG Buff and More

The lastest update for Call of Duty: Ghosts is out now for every platform. The update includes a Bizon nerf which will reduce the overwhelming power of the SMG but other SMGs like the Vector get a buff as Infinity Ward reduce the time it takes for SMGs to aim down sights.

The spawns have also been subject to changes as the spawn system for Free-For-All, Team Deathmatch, Cranked and Kill Confirmed has been improved while the Blitz spawn system has been slightly changed.

The Lethal equipment as well as the tactical equipment has also been tweaked. Now the IED will cause less damage if the player is Jumping, Crouched or Prone and the Thermometric Grenades now do 1/2 max health in hardcore game modes.


Infinity Ward also made changes to the eSports rules as now private matches will have two 5 minutes halfs which means now players won’t have to end and restart the game to play the second side of domination.

The new update also introduces a new game mode to Call of Duty: Ghosts called Reinforce and the update also makes changes to Gun Game as now the players will have to get a kill with their throwing knifes for the final kill.

A list of all the changes and tweak introduced by this update is given below:


  • Improved FFA spawn logic.
  • Improved TDM/KC/Cranked spawning logic.
  • Updated Blitz spawn logic for online matches.

Weapon Balance

  • Bizon
    • Reduced headshot multiplier: No longer allow for 1 body, 1 head shot kills.
    • Max and Min damage range reduced.
    • Slight increase to kick.
  • Vepr
    • Aim down sight time faster. Now in line with other SMGs.
    • Max and Min damage range reduced.
  • IED
    • Damage reduction always applied when the player is jumping, crouched or prone. Removed IED position check relative to player.
  • Thermobaric Grenades
    • Now do 1/2 max health in hardcore modes.

Killstreak Balance

  • Squad Mate – Reduced Accuracy & Fire Rate. Swapped Weapon to mp443.


  • Update to DOM to allow 2, 5 minute rounds for eSports playlist, and with eSports mode in Private Match and System Link.


  • Overall anti-cheat improvements.
  • Fixed elite clan tag spoofing issue.

Additional Fixes

  • Fixed an issue where the Tracked Operations and Progressed Operations loadout builder would not properly select items.
  • Added popup message if a user tries to join on a blocked user from the recently met player list.
  • Fixed an issue where the New Icons for heads/uniforms/etc would appear in private match.
  • Fixed new icon to only appear on the “Heads” button when you have new heads of the gender you’re using.
  • Improvements to map voting.
  • Fix In Game Store Image Stuttering when moving between images.
  • Fixes hardcore audio alias for kill confirmed.
  • Adds proper friendly alias for blitz friendly scoring.

New Features

  • New Game Mode – Reinforce:
    • Reinforce is a competitive round based game mode. When a player is killed that player will stay out of the game until someone on his team captures a control point. There are multiple ways to win. Capture and hold 2 control points, wipe out the enemy team, or capture all 3 flags for an instant victory.
  • Gun Game
    • Final kill now requires a throwing knife kill.
    • Players can scavenge throwing knives.


  • Reduced the usability window of other items when deploying the Riot Shield.
  • Drill logic improvements.
  • Grenade Turret adjustments.

Xbox One Specific Update

In addition to the Title Update.

  • Fixed issue that allowed access to friends list in offline menus.

PlayStation 4 Specific Update

In addition to the Title Update.

  • Fixed the Out of Memory 12  issue.
  • Fixed issue with 2nd controller being unable to join a different Clan after accepting a Clan invitation.

Abdullah Raza


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