UPDATE: The First Strike DLC is available to download from PSN now.

ORIGINAL STORY: Treyarch has issued an update to the PlayStation 3 version of first-person shooter phenomenon Call of Duty: Black Ops ahead of the launch of the First Strike downloadable content later today.

The patch 1.07 notes are below.

New Features:

  • Added the in-game store.

Issues Addressed:

  • Setting party privacy to "closed" now fully functions as intended.
  • Improved connectivity in matches containing multiple online split screen parties.
  • Calling in a Chopper Gunner immediately after getting shot down in a Gunship will no longer end the Chopper Gunner run prematurely. Required timing-specific button presses.
  • Split screen players are now able to change camera perspectives and cycle through players as a spectator.
  • Fixed rare infinite load for clients with slow connections who join on a friend at the end of a match as the final killcam is ending.
  • The name of a copied custom class no longer reverts back to the default after changing it.
  • Fixed a rare issue where gun sight lenses could appear opaque.
  • Addressed an issue where the most recent match played in Zombies could overwrite the best match played on the leaderboard.
  • Improved Zombies lobbies to prevent players from erroneously receiving the error "Unable to join game session" under certain circumstances.
  • Fixed rare infinite load that could occur in Zombies involving split screen parties accepting an invite into a Private Match.
  • Addressed a number of community-discovered Zombies gameplay exploits.
  • Additional security feature updates.

Gameplay Tuning:

  • Additional sniper rifle tuning.

The First Strike Call of Duty Black Ops downloadable content will be available to download from the UK PlayStation Store between 3pm and 4pm today. It costs 11.49 / 14.49.

The First Strike DLC launched as a 1200 MS Point timed Xbox 360 exclusive in February, and set new platform records with more than 1.4 million downloads in the first 24 hours.

It includes five all new maps: Berlin Wall; Discovery; Kowloon; Stadium; and Ascension, which features zombies.

US developer Certain Affinity designed and built Discovery and Stadium in collaboration with Treyarch.

The First Strike DLC is due out on PC before the end of March.

Eurogamer's Will Porter awarded it 7/10, proclaiming it "a well-balanced collection of different styles of map."

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