The first post-launch update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (MW3) is now live, aiming to address various issues and concerns that have surfaced since the game’s release.

Despite an initially rocky start with some player complaints and low critical scores, this update is set to make improvements across the campaign, multiplayer, and Zombies modes. Here are the key highlights from the patch notes:


  • Players will no longer encounter a blank screen in COD HQ.
  • Fixed issues with cross-launching games on consoles that disbanded parties containing split-screen players.
  • Selective installs for PC players are now available after installation completion.
  • Addressed crashes during application startup.


  • PC players with NVIDIA GeForce RTX 40 Series GPUs can now use DLSS 3 for improved performance.
  • Fixed bugs related to console players encountering errors or being pushed to the Main Menu.
  • Resolved issues preventing offline play.


  • Resolved various crashes, error messages, and gameplay-related crashes in the campaign mode.
  • Fixed bugs related to cutscenes, controller disconnection, and mission-specific crashes.


  • Fixed issues related to completion rewards, achievement tracking, ziplines, and equipment interaction during quick-drawing.


  • Improved enemy player elevation display on the minimap.
  • Addressed issues related to playlist visibility, Gamercard viewing, and party leader matchmaking.
  • Made adjustments to weapon progression, challenges, and unlock challenge tracking conditions.
  • Increased match score limit for Team Deathmatch mode from 75 to 100.
  • Fixed map-specific issues in Terminal and Popov Power.
  • Addressed a DEV ERROR 841 issue in Ground War mode.


  • Made adjustments to hipfire control during sustained fire for various weapons and attachments.


  • Fixed audio issues in Gun Screen previews.
  • Addressed a bug in the Tracer Pack: Hellsing Operator Bundle preview.


  • Addressed issues related to mission auto-queueing in Act 2 and fixed stability problems.

This update aims to enhance the player experience by addressing a wide range of issues and making gameplay improvements. Players can expect smoother and more enjoyable gameplay in various modes, along with bug fixes and stability enhancements. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 continues to evolve, and these updates are the first step in making the game even better.

What are your thoughts on the first post-launch update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3? Have you experienced any of the issues mentioned in the patch notes, and do you think these updates will improve the overall gameplay experience? Share your thoughts and experiences with the game’s community.

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