Black Ops 2 Patch 1.06 Live on PS3 – Here Are the Patch Notes

Black Ops 2 Patch Notes

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 patch 1.06 on PlayStation 3 is available for immediate download.

It has been a while since PlayStation 3 received the previous patch.  As a matter of fact, it was on December 6th, 2012 that patch 1.04 went live on PlayStation 3. Makes you wonder what happened to patch 1.05…

Anyway, as I stated above, patch 1.06 on PlayStation 3 is available for immediate download and with it comes a host of changes. These changes being:

New Features & Feature Improvements

  • Added support for Live Streaming in all Public Match playlists.
  • Added League Best from Season 1 to Player Card.
    • If you played in multiple series and/or multiple teams then your highest division and rank will be displayed.  The League Best will span all seasons.  If you finish with a higher division rank in Season 2 then your new League Best will be displayed after Season 2.
  • Added a Cumulative Daily Pool instead of a Weekly Pool in League Play. 200 Rank Points are added to a player’s pool every day. Points that are not used are rolled into the next day.
  • Added 2 new pages to the Combat Record (the Combat Summary and Medals).
  • Implemented sorting of Medals in the After Action Report.
  • Lowered HUD threshold for the “low health” overlay to increase player’s awareness of low health.
  • Added a “Go to Top” button for the League Leaderboard.

Issues Addressed

  • Matchmaking modified to never return games outside of player’s own continent, unless the Connection Type in Search Preferences is set to “Any”.
  • Addressed an issue where the UAV would not trigger if called in while aiming down sight.
  • Addressed an issue where the Master Demolition challenge did not unlock when the requirements were complete.
  • Addressed issue with the headshot sound not playing in final Killcams and Theater Demos.
  • Fixed an issue in League Play where “Career Wins” for a Series were not displayed during placement in the Lobby Career Overview.
  • Updated the After Action Report in League Play so that bonus points are not summed with the ladder points in points earned for the match.
  • Removed the ability to make dual wield attachment combos in Elite Create a Class and addressed an issue where these classes were appearing as missing in game.
  • Corrected mode description message displayed on YouTube when Live Streaming  Public Match Core game modes.
  • Stocks on SMGs no longer allow a player to move faster while ADS than when moving normally.
  • Shotgun crosshairs will no longer turn red if an enemy is out of the shotgun’s maximum damage range.
  • Fixed an issue where bullets would not fire straight immediately after aiming down the sight while moving at the same time.
  • Improved turret tracking to eliminate false positives when checking line of sight.
  • Turrets now have smoother tracking when targeting players.
  • Improved bot pathing on multiple maps.
  • Current League Info is now getting updated properly in the Player Identity.
  • Manual sorting on League Teams removed as the results are now returned correctly.
  • Improved the Scoreboard to make friend Playercard information more accessible.
  • Addressed multiple UI issues.
  • Players can no longer earn credit towards a Prestige Equipment challenge through “friendly” flashbangs, concussions, and shock charges.
  • Fixed Select Fire weapons reverting back to their default fire method when using certain Scorestreaks and not calling them in.
  • Addressed an exploit where the game allowed access to the Custom Games Settings while believing the game was Public Matchmaking, allowing XP.
  • Fixed UI errors when linking Live Stream.
  • Score and points are no longer awarded if a player destroys their own turret in Hardcore FFA.
  • Improved image alignment when Stereoscopic 3D is enabled.
  • Addressed an issue where players were able to plant numerous Assault Shields.
  • Addressed an issue where the Stealth Helicopter was able to drop below the map in Drone.
  • Players are no longer able to get infinite Black Hats by immediately using another Black Hat.
  • Addressed an issue where it was possible for a player to equip two Assault Shields at the same time.
  • Players Spectating a One in the Chamber game no longer earn Survivor Bonus Points.
  • A player can no longer earn Medals for multi-kills if they continue to kill quickly after dying and re-spawning.
  • Various minor map fixes were made across multiple maps.

Gameplay Balancing


  • Death Machine: 3 hit kill range increased.
  • Dragonfire: health increased, gun spread reduced.
  • AGR: ground speed increased, reduced machine gun close range damage.
  • Warthog: reduced missile delay.
  • Lodestar: reduced missile speed and AOE radius.
  • Swarm: drone re-spawn delay increased.


  • Hard Wired: Players with hard wired are now completely unaffected by EMP grenades.


  • Trophy System: increased range.


  • All + Silencers: reduced range.

Assault Rifles:

  • All: reduced idle sway.
  • M27: reduced amount of bullets to headshot kill at all ranges, increased 4-hit kill range.
  • Type25: reduced amount of bullets to headshot kill at all ranges, slightly reduced maximum hip fire spread.
  • SCAR: Increased 3-hit kill range.  Maximum amount of bullets to kill is now 4.
  • SIG556: Penetration increased from medium to large, reduced burst delay, and maximum amount of bullets to kill is now 4.
  • MTAR: increased 3-hit kill range.
  • SMR: slight increase to damage so that 2 hit kills can still happen with minor penetration, headshot multiplier increased at long distance.
  • FAL OSW + Select Fire: increased recoil.
  • FAL OSW: increased hip spread.


  • All: ADS in and out time reduced.


  • SRM1216: slightly increased short range damage.


  • Executioner: increased medium range damage.

I look forward to hear from you how Black Ops 2 patch 1.06  changed the game for you. Did it have a positive effect? A negative effect? Or what about the support for Live Streaming in all Public Match playlists, will you be streaming live more often?

Share your thoughts in the comment section below!

  • Mark Chase

    have they addressed these two issues?
    1. zombies sometimes when trying to play online, play solo, it hangs on “creating lobby” stays there forever and won’t let me”start match”
    2. both game modes. sometimes the sound glitches out, to the point the sound is completely inaudible, just a staticky mess, and it stays like that til I restart the game.

    • Tihulu

      I think you’re in a better position to tell us @facebook-100000042847471:disqus. Jump in a few games, pay attention to the issues and see if they’re still there.

      When you get the results, feel free to share them. I’m sure there are more people out there who’d like to know whether those issues have been addressed.

    • Erik Plascencia

      Every time i try playing solo, it wont let me, it just says “Creating lobby” please fix i want to play solo

  • Sammy Still

    Need to do something about getting a loss when your the only player left in a game of grief because everyone else backs out when they have lost and it makes game freeze up

  • Runningman Warren

    They still didnt address the lag issue of getting shot around conners( dead before u even see the enemy) , how about when u dack out with a party no one can hear each other till someone backs out and rejoins.and last but not least get rid of the 10 prestige hacks and all the other cheaters with the 3.25 kdr
    Thanks Runningman22

  • Runningman Warren

    Ok here is a questiin for u guy about elite clan ops what is the point of doing clan ops? ( i have never missed one) they said to rank up the clan but no one can even see what your clan rank is , the only then u get for doing clan ops are backgrounds for elite (that only clan leader gets to use).
    Have any of u ever play on the ps3 for clan ops? There are do many cheater , laggers and hackers you cant get a honest game for ahonest clan.why dont u guys ever write a out this ????? I know no responce just like the last post. I like u guys and the game but dang do some thing to help Us out..