All hail the modern gaming era! Once upon a time when your game was broken, that was it - use it as a coaster. However, with the dawn of the interwebs we can now be bombarded on a monthly basis with updates, tweaks and fiddles. Speaking of which, here are the details for the latest Call of Duty: Ghosts update that is out across most platforms.
The latest update will install next time you log into the game if you are playing on 360, One, PS3, PS4 or PC. Most of the patch is universal, but there are a few things that only effect certain platforms. As an incentive to download the update, the Free Fall multiplayer map is now open for everyone to use (rather than just preorder gamers).
Although the majority of the fixes are designed for the game as a whole, there is a section dedicated to the 6 player online/2 player local co-op mode; Extinction. This includes the options of casual and hardcore modes to be played in couch co-op and not just online.
Check out a trailer for the Free Fall map and details of the update below:
Patch notes (all platforms)
Allow Free Fall to be available for everyone.
All challenges are now active operations at once.
Main Menu layout update.
Update to Gold Camo tracking. Now shows how many camos left to unlock Gold.
Added Hunted Free For All leaderboard.
Added Weapon Operations to the Operations menu.
Removed tracker sight exploit on Warhawk.
Prevents players from inappropriately modifying 'kick' messages.
Anti-cheat tool updates.
Made changes to Clan v Clan: Remove bomb timer sounds, and restrict Ghillie suit use.
Fix for not allowing people in an eSports system link game from viewing third person.
Fixes issue where CODCaster icon was erroneously showing up for remote players on a private match client machine.
Fixed issue that could cause a user to get booted for repeatedly changing classes during match.
Fixed issue where preset camera buttons were not working while the fullscreen map is up.
Fix to destroy planted explosives if they are placed on top of a care package and then care package is claimed before explosive.
Fix for players that switch teams to see correct colored notifications when their allies use kill streaks.
Fix KD history not updating in team matches that expire on time.
Fixed the title only displaying the first two characters of the user's gamertag in a Private Match lobby when that user does not have the same map packs as host.
Fixed weapon information in Player Card to allow proper weapons to be seen in clan details.
Fixed minor graphical bug related to UI rendering.
Various bug fixes regarding non-active controllers following invites.
Fixed a thermal sight issues that could allow the user to skip the raise animation.
Fix for player "Time Played" category overlapping text.
Fixing issues where guest accounts can open the leaderboards menu.
Fixed an issue where the challenge "Sponge III" was not tracking as expected.
Fixed an issue where the XP points popup showed for kills in killcams.
Fixed issue where monthly/all time filters didn't work for the squads leaderboards.
Fixed rare instance where player is unable to call out a killstreak or care package after earning.
Added the ability to retain intel challenges for an extra life using Resilience.
Casual mode added to Local and Solo matches - limited achievements available and no leaderboard posting.
Hardcore Mode added to Local, Solo, and Custom Matches for Point of Contact and Nightfall.
Numerous fixes to Nightfall.
Reduced the radius for Explosive Ammo.
Fixed a cash exploit while dropping money.
Fixed a bad location on Nightfall for one of the Stay in the Marked Area challenges.
Nightfall now properly tracks "Mission's Completed" on the Player Card.
Point of Contact and Nightfall Leaderboards now both properly track Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The columns were reversed in previous TUs.
Additional PC specific update
P2P auth improvements.
Fix for false positive VAC ban message when Steam servers are non-responsive or if the user's VAC status cannot be determined.
Additional Xbox One specific update
Added LAN support.
Kinect voice command fix for selecting game modes.
Fixed incorrect messaging that could occur for local parties.
Additional Xbox 360 specific update
Console bans now display an error message at login.
Fixed issue where game host wouldn't receive an error message after not disabling party chat.