While the Season 1 update is only a few days away, MW3’s devs delivered an update on November 30 that disables the controversial Gaia “Groot” skin and fixes the snaking 2.0 exploit. Check out the full patch notes below.
Modern Warfare 3 set record-breaking engagement numbers for an MW CoD title, and despite the positive reception from players, there are still some issues that the devs are looking to resolve. The highly anticipated Modern Warfare 3 Season 1 update is arriving on December 6, yet the devs took the opportunity to roll out an update on November 30.
The November 30 Modern Warfare 3 update has addressed one of the most controversial elements of the game’s brief existence. Since launch, players have been frustrated with the barely visible quality of the Gaia skin, otherwise known as the “Groot” skin, and the devs have removed it from MW3 to work on a proper solution.
The update also fixed a snaking exploit that allowed players to appear prone while sprinting and the EOD Padding Perk will now work as intended.
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MW3 devs disable “Groot” skin
MW3 players no longer need to worry about the infamous Groot skin wreaking havoc in multiplayer lobbies as the devs have disabled the skin with the November 30 update. They plan to work on a fix for the skin that improves the visibility of the Operator.
There’s no telling how long the Gaia skin will be unavailable to equip, but we’ll be sure to let you know when the updated version of the notorious skin is back in action.
Check out the full MW3 patch notes below that include a fix for the broken EOD Padding Perk.
MW3 November 30 patch notes
- Gaia and Gaia BlackCell Operator Skins for Nova have been temporarily disabled.
Adjustments to improve the visibility of the Gaia Operator Skins are underway. Until these changes can be released to all players, these items will be unavailable to equip in MWIII.
- Equipping Attachments to Weapons in Private Matches will now properly save to the Loadout after returning to the Main Menu.
- Players will no longer be kicked back to the Play tab after attempting to equip a Weapon via the Battle Pass menu.
- Loadouts will no longer appear to have placeholder items selected after transitioning from MWZ to Multiplayer menus.
- View Weapon Mastery button in the Weapon Customization menu will now reflect Handgun Mastery completion.
- Addressed an issue that caused the HUD to be visible in Hardcore game modes.
- Addressed an exploit that allowed players to appear in the prone animation while sprinting.
- Improved progression tracking for several kill-based Challenges.
- Added missing name for Daily Challenge progression in the Notifications tray.
- Adjusted initial spawns in Free-for-All game modes to prevent players from spawning on each other’s line of sight.
- Sub Base
- Addressed an exploit that allowed players to exit the playable area near the Maintenance Yard.
- Operation Spearhead (War)
- Added spawn points to the Cargo area to prevent Defenders from being killed shortly after respawning.
- Farm 18 (MWII)
- Relocated a spawn point that placed players outside of the playable area.
- Search and Destroy
- Sliding near a bombsite will no longer allow players to Plant or Defuse from further away than intended.
- EOD Padding (Gear)
- Incoming explosive damage is now properly clamped at 80% of the player’s maximum health.
For more Modern Warfare 3, check out how to unlock the Bone Collector Operator skin in Zombies, or the best weapons in MW3 ranked.
SOURCE: Call of Duty