CoD: Modern Warfare 3 Patch Notes includes a change to The Ghost Perk

A new update has been released for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The December 14 patch notes include a change to how the Ghost Perk works in multiplayer, as well as updates to fighting worms in Zombies mode.

The biggest change for multiplayer is the Ghost score setting. Previously, Ghost only activated for a player when moving, but this update allows players equipped with this perk to remain stationary for two seconds before the anti-radar effects are disabled.

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The developer confirms that this change was made based on feedback, saying: “We’ve added a grace period to the Ghost T/V Camo’s movement requirement. With this change, players can be detected by radar while not moving. Like, but momentary pauses cause it. It no longer causes their position to be revealed.”

Various multiplayer playlists received changes to the score limit. Team Deathmatch and Kill Confirmed points limit increased to 125 for 10v10, 150 for 12v12 and 125 points for minimap playlist.

For zombie mode, adjustments were made to fight the Boss Worm Greylorm Aether. This update addresses an issue where being eaten by Greylorm and captured by Mimic at the same time could cause players to be pushed to the bottom of the map. It also now avoids the issue that previously caused the boss to die instantly after spawning.

Additionally, a useful change has been made to the Gorm’gant worm boss fight in the Dead Signal mission. Light armored zombies will now spawn during this fight to provide players with a source of armor.

This update also includes fixes for various crash and stability issues, including the crashed PC players experienced at the start of Season 1. The full patch notes can be found below As shared on the Call of Duty blog.

The new update also reached Warzone. Here’s everything that’s changed for Battle Royale, including foot sounds and weapon balance.

Thursday, December 14, 2023


Stability and performance

  • Fixed an issue some players experienced that caused previously unlocked items to become unavailable for equipping.

Weapons and accessories

“assault rifles”

  • RAM-7 (MWIII)
    • The Speedway v5 Short Barrel Attachment is now available to equip at Gunsmith.


  • killer drone
    • Improved hit detection to avoid doing more burst damage than intended.


  • Fate and Carbon Fate laser attachment skins no longer appear as default skins when equipped with a shotgun.
  • Players who have purchased the GG EZ Weapon Vault pack can now use customizations on the Houndeye Integrated Optic Attachment.
  • Animated icons are now properly rewarded upon reaching prestige levels 1-5.
    • Note: In the coming days, we will retroactively grant these items to players who met the requirements prior to today’s fix.
  • The Stormender’s worthless and interstellar bonus icons now display the correct icon art.



  • Debugging
    • The Kills column in the leaderboard is now correctly tracked in battle mode.
    • The conversion kit attachment slot no longer appears locked for some weapons even though the requirements are met.
    • Exiting the blueprint preview no longer returns the player to the multiplayer menu.
    • Hovering over the Slayground Battle Pass section no longer returns the player to the multiplayer menu when using a controller.
    • Clicking the “View Bundle” button on a Battle Pass Bundle in the Operators tab no longer returns players to the multiplayer menu.


  • Challenges that require destroying enemy equipment will now progress by destroying the following field upgrades:
    • ACS
    • Comms Scrambler
    • Expandable coverage
    • Medical box
    • Ammunition boxes
    • Portable radar
    • suppression mine
    • Tactical camera
    • Tactical insertion
    • Trophy system
  • Fixed several challenges where progress was not being tracked.

Weapons and accessories

  • Ray Gunn
    • Measures have been implemented to prevent illegal use outside of supported modes.


  • Operation Spearhead (war)
    • Removed an off-map exploit where players could gain access to an unwanted rooftop near the launch site.
    • Removed an off-map exploit where players could get under the map near the garage.


  • Conflict with weapons
    • In Private Match, split screen play no longer causes error DEV 12744.
  • search and destroy
    • Addressed an issue that caused unwanted XP rates for various match events.
  • Playlists
    • Increased team death score limits and kills in certain time limited playlists.
      • 12 by 12:150
      • 10 v10: 125
      • Small maps: 125
  • private match
    • With CDL rules active, the limits are now strict Competitive settings version 1.0 Specifications.
    • The training course is back, allowing players to learn basic moves and combat skills.


  • Ghost T/V Camo (gear)
    • Players can now immobilize for 2 seconds before anti-radar effects are disabled.

Based on feedback, we’ve added a grace period to the Ghost T/V Camo movement requirement. With this change, players will remain detectable by radar while not moving, but momentary pauses will no longer cause their position to be detected.



Act 4: Dead signal

  • Escape Settings: Beat the Gorm’gant stage of the Dead Signal mission.
    • Light armored zombie enemy types have been added at this stage to provide players with a source of Armor.



  • Ether extraction
    • Fixed an issue where players trying to overload the “Ether Miner” when the contract timed out.



  • Ether cream: gray
    • Addressed an issue that allowed Grillerm to die instantly upon spawning.
    • Addressed an issue where being eaten by Greylorm and captured by Mimic at the same time could cause players to be pushed to the bottom of the map.



  • Addressed an issue where the Bruen MK9 attachment unlock description displayed incorrectly in the after action report.


  • Fixed an issue players encountered at the beginning of the first season.
    • This fix was released on Monday, December 11.
  • Added various crash and stability fixes.

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