Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare for the PS3 just got a minor update, but Sledgehammer Games is promising that a larger one is coming down the pike soon. According to the developer, the new update for Advanced Warfare will be applied to both the PS3 and PS4 versions and will be pretty major as far as these things go.
According to PlayStation Lifestyle, the new update for Advanced Warfare will be launching next week and will come with a number of different tweaks for the Sony versions of the game. The holdup for this particular Advanced Warfare content appears to be official approval from Sony. The new patch will bring in-game updates, weapon balancing, UI updates, ranked play, map specific changes, and zombie mode improvements.
In other words, when this patch for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare eventually lands, people will be playing a very souped up version of the title. As IB Times points out, it appears the patch that was just launched for the PS3 version of Advanced Warfare handles some of these issues but appears to be more an issue of bringing the game to a point where the bigger update will fix more problems. The PS3 patch does handle things like connectivity problems and small UI tweaks.
The changes to the “Exo Zombies” DLC stuff might be some of the most valuable for Advanced Warfare players. Among the changes (that seemed like they should have been no-brainers) is the ability to do things like skipping the intro movie. Players who are playing in a private match will now also be able to pause the action so they can actually step away for a second if need be.
The update also removed the ability for a host to start the match before players were ready in a Private Match setting. There are also weird issues like popup messaging in Advanced Warfare for player 2 are only closable by player 1. These kinds of issues have followed the launch of the “Havoc” DLC since it was first launched. Perhaps this is why Sledgehammer was delaying the PC version of the DLC.
It seems likely they didn’t really want to have to issue a number of different updates if they could just include them in the actual launch. While it doesn’t seem long until Sony will okay the update, players are still frustrated while they wait for these Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare problems to be addressed.