The main focus of the title update will be to upgrade and improve both the game's Xbox Live matchmaking and host selection (thank lord!), but it will also include a few gameplay enhancements as a bonus. Highlights from the upcoming update include host migration, addition of "N0M4D" control scheme, identification of party by background color and the fixing of various lobby related bugs. You can view the complete list of upcoming CoD4 changes after the break, but know that you'll have to contain your excitement for a bit. Infinity Ward has yet to announce a release date for the update, so begin your waiting ritual ... now!
Additions / Features:
- Added Kill cam to Airstrike bombs and Claymores.
- Addition of Host Migration so if Host Leaves auto-chooses next best host.
- Tweaked the following Oldschool Mode settings based on feedback:
- Added Unlimited Sprint
- Increased Magazine Size
- Added Ragdoll Cam
- Addition of New "N0M4D" Control Scheme.
- Identify party by background color (in Lobby).
- Optimized server selection for first match for better connections.
- Improved network performance for 18 player games.
- Optimized 'Chase Cam' when Spectating.
- Fixed Playlist error when attempting to join from other games.
- Handle Corrupt Create A Class data instead of kicking player.
Reader Comments (Page 1 of 2)
11-17-2007 @ 12:35PM
Brian Fantana said...
Too bad the patch doesnt include fun. Cause CoD4 isnt.
11-17-2007 @ 12:45PM
It's not? I've got more people on my friends list playing CoD4 then Halo 3. How odd is that.
11-17-2007 @ 12:46PM
I guess Brian isn't very good at Call of Duty 4. This is one of the most fun games I've played in a long time and am happy they're adding these changes.
11-17-2007 @ 12:50PM
COD4 kick Halo3´s ass.
11-17-2007 @ 12:59PM
Carl Busby said...
COD 4 kills Halo... I traded halo and will never play that online again. COD is absolutely outstanding and hopefully will get GOTY. This update is welcome and cant wait for more DLC and tweaks...
11-17-2007 @ 1:05PM
David W. said...
how about fixing headquarters? I've seen a few too many 250-0 games, it seems like the game is biased to the team that is winning. It spawns the team that just captured right on top of the headquarters, meanwhile the attacking team has to run all the way across the map, at which point headquarters is already captured.
11-17-2007 @ 1:15PM
Guys, guys! There's an easy explanation for the Halo 3 vs. CoD 4 debate.
Both games suck!
Glad I could clear things up, and if you don't appreciate the sarcasm, I'm sorry to hear that.
11-17-2007 @ 1:37PM
sounds like someone has a case of the mondays
11-17-2007 @ 1:56PM
I Dex I said...
I love Halo 3, but I am getting sick and tired of hearing screaming little children in my ear. COD4 is starting to edge up in the fun department. I have yet to have a match where I am subjected to the whaling of a prepubescent
child. That said, I still cannot wait until the new Halo 3 maps arrive. It's almost all good.
11-17-2007 @ 2:25PM
Dante Sparda said...
Both Halo 3 and COD4 are great games. If I had to chose one I would choose Halo 3 because the story and single player is so much better.
11-17-2007 @ 2:30PM
COD4 > Halo 3, simple..
Anyway, hope the lobby bugs are really fixed, sick of having a party then we join a game and some people don't get in. Also wouldn't have hurt that when you leave a game you can bring your party with you if need be.
11-17-2007 @ 2:41PM
Are they going to fix the problem about the leader of the party leaving the room, and the members staying in there? Why do we have to tell the other members of our part that we are leaving? It should just kick all of us that are part of the party back with the leader of the party instead of leaving us in there!
11-17-2007 @ 2:56PM
I was hesitant to pick up COD4 because Halo 3 is still pretty fresh and the COD4 single player is short AND Mass Effect comes out on Tuesday, but I'm glad I did. I beta'ed, so I knew the multiplayer was great, but the single player is incredible thus far.
And many, many fewer squeaky voices in the multiplayer lobbies. I don't know what's wrong with kids nowadays, because I had a deep voice at about age 10. And if I DID sound like my balls had yet to drop, I wouldn't be advertising my squeaky voice to everyone.
11-17-2007 @ 3:07PM
COD4's single player is wayyyy too linear; I hate having to wait every minute for one of my stupid AI teammates to come and open a door for me. It is one locked off battle after another, and the AI is not very good unfortunately.
The multiplayer, however, is some of the most fun I've ever had (almost as fun as Halo 3, except host problems and no vehicles makes it a little less fun for me). Hopefully the patch and patches to come fix the little problems and help make this game even more fun to play on LIVE.
11-17-2007 @ 3:09PM
Brucie B said...
Good Job Brian Fantana You are Officially a [email protected]!
11-17-2007 @ 3:40PM
vehicles would make this game suck. Every game doesn't need vehicles.
I've been wrapped up in Mass Effect, but found some time the past two days to get back on COD4 and totally tear things up, that game is wicked fun online.
Of course then I went back to Mass Effect though.
11-17-2007 @ 3:42PM
Jeff Holland said...
@BluesmanTLU: Funny you should mention that. In sixth grade my voice was deeper than some of the "high-schoolers" and "college students" on live. Of course, that's generally the thing people first notice about me. "Oh my god, are you a Sasquatch?" Sorry about the tangent, I just think people sound like idiots on XBL
(myself included. I sound like a total douche.)
11-17-2007 @ 3:44PM
A much needed patch.And yes they need to fix a few of the problems in headquarters
11-17-2007 @ 3:51PM
@5^ I couldn't agree with you more bro. I had fun with Halo 3 for maybe a week. Traded it in for COD4. I couldn't be happier.
11-17-2007 @ 4:31PM
what i really wish they would add is more custom classes. let me change the preset classes they have too, i never use them, always use my own. there are some many variations to toy with let me have more custom classess already!