|Not the patch you were expecting?|
Modern Warfare 3 has been out less than a month, and Infinity Ward/Treyarch have been busy trying to make sure the game is running well for all console owners. Last week I posted how Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 had been patched on the Wii, and the first patch addressed two major issues players were experiencing: corrupt save files and lag shooting.
Well, Activision/Infinity Ward/Treyarch just released another patch for Modern Warfare 3 on the Wii. How big is the patch, and exactly what "major fixes" does this Wii patch address? Take a look!
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3's latest Wii patch only requires 6 blocks of room, now making the required space for the two Modern Warfare 3 Wii patches 46 total blocks.
This patch addresses four main/major problems, with the "Major Fixes" being:
- "MP - Major optimization work to improve host frame-rate issues ("host-lag")"
- "Spec Ops - Major optimization improvement to help with reports of spec ops 'rubberbanding/lag'"
- "Session Host Migration Fixes"
- "Added 'Add Friend' option in the multiplayer shell when selecting a player's playercard"
Overall, with the "Major Fixes" and the "Other Fixes" this MW3 Wii patch is supposed to address/fix 25 issues with the game's online multiplayer and Spec Ops modes. The "Other Fixes" from this patch can also be seen in the image below:
I am very encouraged to see Modern Warfare 3 on the Wii getting patched, and not ignored. The fact that Activision is allowing Infinity Ward/Treyach time to work on patches for the Wii version, I think shows great respect to Wii owners that purchased the game. Not only will the game hopefully continue to improve with each patch, but hopefully word-of-mouth will spread that Activision is not ignoring the Wii version, allowing Modern Warfare 3's Wii online community to grow stronger.
After I downloaded the patch earlier this evening, I hopped online for one quick match to see if I noticed anything drastically different. I thought it was running a lot smoother than normal (normal with Netflix streaming in another room), and the video below shows off the first few minutes of the match:
My online friend code for Modern Warfare 3 is 0359-9573-5494. If you add me, feel free to leave your ally code in the comments below, or by emailing it to me at Scott@CoffeeWithGames.com.
Have any of you been playing Modern Warfare 3 on the Wii? If so, have you downloaded both patches for the game, and noticed an improvement in performance?
If you are interested in Modern Warfare 3, you can see prices for the console versions on Amazon.com below: