In preparation for the launch of Zombies Chronicles for Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 on PlayStation 4 next week, developer Treyarch has released a new update for the shooter. The update is available for all platforms, and fixes a number of issues, while also preparing various features for the zombie expansion.

The patch notes for the Black Ops 3 update are short, but offer some insight into the newly available changes. For the most part, the changes are positive, as they fix some issues players have had with the game.

For instance, some players lost some of their Supply Drop bundles recently, and the patch adds those back. The update will also make sure that any Supply Drops PS4 players currently have in their inventory won’t be lost when Zombies Chronicles goes live.

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The patch also “addresses a number of general performance issues,” though no details are provided about which issues are addressed. Additionally, gamers will no longer be able to equip camos before unlocking them, and the Create-a-Class and Gunsmith attachment items will load more quickly in the menus.

Finally, the Ballistic Knife is getting a couple minor updates. Ballistic Knife blades are now recoverable, and will properly register headshots when the Kill Counter or Clan Tag attachments are equipped.

While gamers will surely appreciate the various fixes and updated features, it seems they are still a bit hesitant to purchase the $30 Zombies Chronicles expansion for Black Ops 3. That’s a hefty price tag for rehashed – albeit remastered – content that most Call of Duty Zombies fans have already experienced. Tack on the fact that Call of Duty: WW2 will come with its own zombie experience, and it may be that many, if not most, Call of Duty fans will simply wait for the next iteration of the zombie saga from Call of Duty.

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That said, Treyarch is throwing in a handful of enticing goodies for those willing to pre-order the DLC. Players can nab 20 vials of Liquid Divinium, two new GobbleGums, and a special Pack-a-Punch weapon camo. Additionally, Treyarch is throwing a special 8 Days of the Undead event, where players will receive double XP in both the Zombies Chronicle expansion and the core game.

The good news is all Black Ops 3 owners will benefit from the update, even if they don’t pick up Zombies Chronicles. The full patch notes for the Black Ops 3 update can be found below:

General

  • This update addresses a number of general performance issues.

Black Market

  • Unopened Supply Drop bundles will now remain in the Black Market after the events have ended.
    • Supply Drops that had disappeared have been returned to players’ inventories.

Frontend

  • Attachment Icons will load more quickly in Create-a-Class and Gunsmith menus.
  • Addressed an exploit that allowed users to equip some camos before unlocking them.

Weapons

  • Ballistic Knife
    • Ballistic Knife blades are now recoverable.
    • Ballistic Knife now properly registers headshots with the Kill Counter or Clan Tag attachments equipped.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is currently available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

Source: Call of Duty

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