Rock Band 3 title update live on 360, soon for PS3

The latest title update for Rock Band 3 has gone live on Xbox 360, and with it are some exciting changes and additions. PlayStation 3 users, you’ll get the update within 24 hours, according to Harmonix.

Most notably, Rock Band Network 2.0 — it’s here! Say hello to Harmonies, Keys, and Pro Keys, RBN creators and consumers. A heck of a lot more fan-requested tracks just became plausible.

And, like any good update, there’s a fix for a ridiculous bug few of us have encountered or even heard of. Apparently, an eyebrow was giving the character creator some serious trouble. Not anymore it isn’t.


  • The audio distortion (also referred to as a buzz, hiss, or squawk) that some PS3 Keyboard players experienced has been addressed.
  • For users experiencing trouble deploying Vocal Overdrive in certain audio setups, OD can now be deployed using the Back button on the controller. NOTE: this only works while in a valid Overdrive deploy section.
  • Overdrive can now be deployed using a Pedal with both the Mustang Pro Guitar and the Keyboard peripherals.
  • Scoring is disabled after a song has been paused multiple times (this prevent players from artificially inflating scores using the pause function).
  • The translucency of the track surface has been adjusted to make note gems are easier to see against the venue backgrounds.
  • Based on fan feedback, limited functionality for the Stage kit has been added to Rock Band 3. Please note that this 3rd-party peripheral is no longer officially supported, so we cannot guarantee full functionality with every file format (RB3, Pro-DLC), but basic functions should be reenabled.


  • PS3 Voice Chat not properly working with headsets has been remedied.
  • Audio no longer distorts for remote players when whammying sustains in an online session.
  • To prevent blank tracks from appearing in online multiplayer, all members in an online multiplayer band must own the Pro upgrades to play a song with DLC pro upgrades.


  • Pro Guitar songs now sort themselves into the correct difficulty tiers.
  • Pro upgrade availability will now be more accurately reflected in the Music Store.
  • The following songs are now correctly appearing in the Music Library.
    • Anvil – 666
    • Anvil – Metal on Metal
    • Anvil – This is Thirteen
    • Dinosaur Jr – Pick Me Up
    • Dinosaur Jr – The Wagon
    • Guess Who, The – Hand Me Down World
    • Guess Who, The – No Time
    • Tenacious D – Rock Your Socks
    • Avenged Sevenfold – Afterlife


  • An issue that prevented holding sustain notes on keys in the trainers has been addressed
  • Breakneck Speed now works in Practice Mode.


  • Fixed a Character Creator crash related to a particular eyebrow asset or the generation of a random character.
  • Fixed assorted minor crashes, as well as minor scoring and text bugs.
Jordan Devore
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