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Call Of Duty: Ghosts Patch Breaks The Cover Of Darkness On Wii U

Posted by Orla Madden

Comes armed with minor fixes

Developer Infinity Ward has launched the latest update patch for the recently released Call of Duty: Ghosts. The patch covers all platforms, including the Wii U.

The update has given the shooter title improved operations functionality along with some bug fixes. A band-aid has been applied to private match settings, which bizarrely caused certain matches to crash.

Details of the fixes are outlined below, as shown on the developer's website:

All Platforms

  • Improved operations functionality.
  • UI Bug Fixes
  • Fixed issue with splitscreen players rank.
  • Fixed a rare crash with specific private match settings.

Have you experienced any of these issues during your short time with the game? Let us know by shooting a comment in the section below.

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User Comments (27)



Hunter-D said:

The only major issues I have so far are the spawning system hiccups and the terrible lag compensation.

Apart from that I've enjoyed playing the game with my friends overall.



Thearnaud44 said:

@Hunter-D Hey can you add me as your friend because I also play cod ghost but I don't know a lot of other people who play on Wii U...



Dorkvader said:

I haven't experience any problems like that. But it's awesome that we got the patch



CasuallyDressed said:

We're hoping to do some cool stuff with the online community for Ghosts. Stay tuned. Follow me on Twitter and add my NNID - both on my Nintendo Life user profile.



jjmesa16 said:

Great to see all of the third party support as of late. New COD patch, AC4 app support, and new Batman skin, all for Wii U.



GuruOfGreatness said:

Anyone who's playing it quite frequently at the moment, feel free to add me too, as I am the only person I know with a Wii U sadly. Nintendo ID or whatever it is called is either HOGGYSTYLE or HOGGYSTYLEY2K. I'm one on of those on Wii U and one on the Vita, and can rarely remember which is which lol. On topic, loving the game so far (up to the swimming with sharks level on campaign). I don't think it visually looks as good as Black Ops 2 though. Not that I'm really one for graphics anyway TBH. Games are games and we are all gamers, so just enjoy them



Gerbwmu said:

C.O.D. patch, app for A.C.4, Skins for Barman.....seems like support for the U is picking up some or well at least it isn't being completely ignored.



Shiryu said:

Glad to see Treyarch hard at work.I had no issues so far on the online multiplayer.



Emblem said:

I'm baffled why no professional website or magazine has reviewed the Wii U version over a week after it's release.



kidicaroots said:

@Emblem Digital Foundry made a side by side comparison of the Wii U, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions. The Wii U version seems poorly optimized as it looks the same and runs worse.



JudgeMethos said:

@Emblem Dude, I still haven't been able to find a copy of CoD: Ghosts for Wii U. It's not on the eshop and I haven't seen it at Target or GameStop. I'm starting to think it's some kinda cruel joke



capitalism said:


Go to Walmart they should have it there. Gamestop is a joke when it comes to stocking Wii U games and Target is always hit or miss for me. Walmart always has the Wii U games I'm looking for.



twistedbee said:

@JudgeMethos I work at target. Target has decided not to carry it, or Batman AO, or Assassin's Creed IV in store. I don't really know why, since they are available on but I know how you feel. I had to search all over to find Ghosts on WiiU. Toys R Us seems to be the only place really carrying WiiU games.



EaZy_T said:

I would have already purchased CoD:Ghosts if it were on the eShop; but I'm glad that they are at least supporting patches on the Wii U, even if they aren't supporting digital downloads.



raith said:

So far, there are no problems for me but it's good to hear they are taking care of us Wii-U owners.



Nntndo_1986 said:

@JudgeMethos I was lucky enough to buy copy from newegg for 45.00. I have 2 wiiu so went to target after I played my newegg copy ( actually enjoy the game, single /multiplayer) anyway found out target only stocks it online. I had 60 gift certificate too oh well. Hopefully they stick SMB3D when it comes out next week. Most likely waste for them to stock games no one buys. Again online is roughly 1500-1900 players on a given day. I don't mind low numbers if they would just try other game modes other than tdm.



JustinH said:

I just played this game an hour ago (finally won in Extinction!) and didn't have the patch update. When is it coming?



Nntndo_1986 said:

@JustinH that's the one thing I don't like too much, extinction. Me likey zombies better for some reason. How do you win that thing anyway??



JustinH said:

@Nntndo_1986 Never played a CoD before so no experience with the fabled Zombies mode. In Extinction, you have to drill three groups of something like three or four alien hives, plus get past two barrier hives. You get to the end, set off a nuke and then run back. Altogether it takes about an hour. It's a blast. It's like Left 4 Dead, except with aliens and on Wii U!



Nntndo_1986 said:

@JustinH yeah played briefly... Well I definitely suck. Drilled through first 4 pods then you have that barrier at end when the acid splitters come out, just played with one other person (again tried getting second copy so whole family can play but target failed me) just keep dieting there......



JustinH said:

@Nntndo_1986 I lost about 10 times before I finally won. It takes a while to get everything that's going on in the game, and you really need three people who also get it. Unlocking some of the higher-tiered loadouts helps too. Good luck!



Nico07 said:

@JudgeMethos I finally went to ToysRUs to grab a copy. Although I also plan on getting a PS4, on that console it requires a 40GB installation to even play the game. But the off screen gameplay, motion controls, and dual screen multiplayer seem more appealing to me on Wii U. I might grab it for PS4 when it goes cheap.



Subie98 said:

Still enjoying my copy and having fun pissing off people that complain about campers. Its fun to camp just to hear them get upset on the mic. Its just a game, its serious buisness to some of these people lol. Im not staying long enough to camp, I keep telling them im napping. Hah. feel free to add me, my nnid is the same as my name here.



Laxeybobby said:

I thought they would fix the texture streaming bug that prevents some textures from fully loading.



ACK said:

Full list of fixes:

Wii U Specific Features and Changes

Performance optimizations
Added Wii Remote ‘ADS Camera Sensitivity’ setting
Added Wii Remote gesture to ‘Jump’ setting
Added ‘Disable Music’ setting
Added popups for selecting where the Software Keyboard appears (GamePad/TV)
Improved support for long squad member names
Maximum Wii Remote camera speed has been doubled
Disabled Wii Remote Aim Assist in Public playlists due to an unfixed exploit reported by the community


Fix for unresponsive/”hitching” menus
Fixed an issue where a party would be lost after backing out of a match
Fix for crashes reported when switching between Campaign and Multiplayer
Fixed issues that were causing occasional static and audio pops when using a headset
Fixed an audio issue that would sometimes cause gunfire sounds to not play
Fixed an issue where, after changing control settings on the primary display, the GamePad controls menu would open and close immediately
Fixed a freeze that could occur when powering down or using the Home button
Fixed an issue that prevented access to the Home menu after completing an online match
The loading bar will no longer appear to lose progress when nearly finished loading a map
Fixed an issue where ejecting the game disc could lead to a crash when the game resumed
Corrected button prompt for the Trinity Rocket streak reward
Fixed Wii Remote issue where the player would see the view pop to one area and then another when using a lower ads reach when going into ads while turning with a scope.
Fixed Wii Remote issue where enemy names display and reticle color change would only occur when the enemy was in the center of the view instead of using the reticle.
Fixed Wii Remote issue with the Helo Pilot streak where tracers and impact of shots were going slightly below the reticle.
Several fixes brought over from Infinity Ward

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