Call of Duty: Black Ops PC Patch Brings Performance Improvements

BOOM widget 141103 A patch launched on Steam last night for the PC edition of Call of Duty: Black Ops, which will hopefully alleviate some of the woes felt by many players on PC.

The patch brought two changes--"Performance improvement for dual and quad core systems" and "Friends fix for join in progress and Friends tab in server browser." A quick browse of the Steam forum finds that some are reporting Cod Blops is now running peachy for them, while others are less lucky.

Developer Treyarch's community manager Josh Olin has issued an update on PC patch progress, noting that the following issues are still being worked on:

  • GPU hitching on certain graphics cards.
  • Incomplete server browser results.
  • Improvements to Quickmatch joins (results with better ping and reduced lag).
  • Zombies "The game session is no longer available" error.
Publisher Activision declared yesterday that Call of Duty: Black Ops sold an estimate 5.6 million copies in North America and the United Kingdom alone on launch day, raking in $360 million to become the new "biggest entertainment launch ever."