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Modern Warfare 3 Patch / Update 1.07 released


As previously promised the 1.07 update is here! This update is to fix the lag compensation feature that users have been experiencing problems with as well as add some new game modes to the public playlists.

Lag compensation is a feature that Infinity Ward added which “Slows down” players with a faster connection so that everyone on your server is at the same speed and is therefore more fair. Unfortunatley it didn’t work out too well and players were given a real disadvantage in game making it unfair and unplayable so this is a welcome update.

Apart from the fixes to the lag system we’ve also got some new game play modes aka Playlists added into the game! (Hurrah for new features!) The new public playlists are Drop Zone, Hardcore HQ Ricochet and Hardcore Ricochet.

The new playlist that really stands out is drop zone which majority of players will not have seen before since it was only for private games.

The rules for Drop Zone: “Get to the drop zone to earn points, the first team to 7500 points wins the round, but thats not all. As long as the Drop Zone is occupied, a care package will drop every 15 seconds, which ever team has the most members in the drop zone at that point “owns” the care package, but anyone can steal it. This is the only way to earn air support in this mode, all other pointstreaks are disabled. You’ll earn 20 points per team member, for every second they’re in the drop zone plus 20 XP individually for your time spent in the zone. Kills are worth 50 XP in this mode.”

Hardcore HQ Ricochet will be added to the Hardcore Team Tactical playlist.

Also in an official statement: “We’ll be converting all Hardcore modes to Ricochet variant as a response to team killing. This means, any friendly fire, is applied to the attacker, rather than the victim. So choose your shots wisely and any attempt to team kill will simply kill yourself.” This is pretty good news since you won’t be getting killed by any annoying teammates anymore!

So to summarise, below is what was included in the 1.07 update:

  • Further “lag compensation” or “host advantage / disadvantage” updates plus ability for on-going hot fixes based on feedback.
  • Plus ability to hot fix additional tweaks based on user feedback to this change.
  • New public playlists: “DROP ZONE, Hardcore HQ, & Ricochet variants inbound.”

Another update improving voice quality is coming for the PS3 too at somepoint but won’t get certified by the PlayStation Network until January.

To view the list of updates we are looking forward to in the future and which features are still to be addressed, click here.


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Modern Warfare 3 Patch / Update 1.07 coming on the 17th december


In another Twitter post from @FourZeroTwo (Creative Strategist at Infinity Ward on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3) we have been informed that the next major update for Modern Warfare 3 will be coming before the Christmas holiday break.The post is as follows:

“Finalizing the last set of #MW3 updates before the Holiday break. We plan to get out a Lag Compensation update & introduce Hardcore Ricochet”

So apart from the Lag Compensation problem and the introduction of the Hardcore Ricochet game mode what else can we look forward to? Well, in an earlier official post by Call of Duty here, we learnt that many more updates were on the way in the future.

Take a look at the list below of what will be included in the 1.07 update:

  • Further “lag compensation” or “host advantage / disadvantage” updates plus ability for on-going hot fixes based on feedback.
  • Plus ability to hot fix additional tweaks based on user feedback to this change.
  • New public playlists: “DROP ZONE, Hardcore HQ, & Ricochet variants inbound.”
  • Hit Marker sounds on the PS3 will not be in the 1.07 update but are coming in a future release. (Released in a Hot Fix a few days earlier)

The one we are really looking forward to is the spawning system which has been a nightmare for some players. I personally have seen myself spawn on an enemies Killcam so this is an area that definatley needs improvement. In an official release note though this will not be fixed in the 1.07 update so we are still waiting on that.


Hardcore Ricochet is a hardcore version of the Headquarters game mode as well as Search & Destroy. In Modern Warfare 2 the team killing feature was disabled in this game mode and instead damaged inflicted onto team mates was reflected back to you. Ofcourse it could be different in Modern Warfare 3 so stay tuned for more info!

Another update improving voice quality is coming for the PS3 too at somepoint but won’t get certified by the PlayStation Network until January.

Update 2: The 1.07 patch has now been released, check here for further details.