Activision has started rolling out an update for Call of Duty: Ghosts. The new patch brings a handful of fixes and includes a brand new gameplay mode. It has been made available to most versions of the game on all platforms including next-gen consoles.

One of the game's most complained about features is that characters, in both multi-player and single-player, are easily killed. This is said to happen owing to the excessive and unrealistic power of the weapons in the game.

The problem was that the developers focussed on making the weapons more "cool", rather than allowing them to perform in a realistic manner, according to GamingBolt.

Players from around the internet have been complaining about this feature and it looks like the developers have acted on the feedback.

The new update brings in the Heavy Duty playlist, which provides players increased health. This enhances the "bullet-sponge" effect and changes the battlefield dynamics in a radical way.

There are also a few new load outs on infected mode. Even though the update is available across PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One, it is not available on Nintendo's Wii U.

Players can navigate to the mosh pit playlist where they will find the new Heavy Duty game modes.

Recently, Infinity Ward asked fans to expect certain key improvements in the near future through a blog post. The present updates are a result of that promise.

Double XP During Holiday Season

Infinity Ward has now mentioned that it will be offering double XP or experience points, starting 27 December 10 am PST and continuing until 30 December 10 am PST. The post detailing the double XP announcement can be viewed here.

Call of Duty: Ghosts has not been quite as successful as previous titles from the CoD franchise.

"Upon further reflection, we think the (Call of Duty) numbers are a bit more troubling than they first appeared," says industry analyst Doug Creutz.

"While the year-over-year gap is only 19 percent thus far, that includes two extra weeks of sales for the 360 and PS3 versions (of Black Ops II). Against 2011′s (Modern Warfare 3), where the difference is only one week, the title is down 32 percent life-to-date."