COD Black Ops Problems: A Lag Fest

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Earlier we asked if you have been experiencing problems with Call of Duty Black Ops, and it seems as though some of you have. Gamers have reported that it is “a lag fest”. Those who joined Dedicated Servers (KZ2, MAG, BFBC2) found that the moment they were on they could see how laggy it was, and it does not seem to be an isolated incident.

The same issue happened when Modern Warfare 2 was released, but they went on to solve the issue – so how come it is back once again? The time when lag is noticed the most is while playing Wager matches, which also suffers from disconnections.

Also See: COD Ghosts longevity with Black Ops 3 doubts

An article on gamrConnect said that he was almost the final guy, but due to lag did not make it. We understand that servers will come under a huge strain, but this should have been planned for – its not as if this has never happened before.

This is now the seventh game in the series, so how come lag and disconnections is not a thing of the past?

Have you had an issue with lag or being disconnected?

  • Inderpreeet

    wtf …

    • Reaper

      Wow!

      After 30 minutes of playing the campaign to get a feel for the game I was getting upset. There was absolutely WAY too much (that's an understatement) cinema and plot video for my liking. I spent an hour doing this (maybe 20 minutes of actual playing) and the game was choppy to include the cinema scenes. Granted, i don't have a top of the line computer system but it's still better than average and it shouldn't have been this bad.

      So after I was tired of trying to get through the campaign mode, I decided to go to multi-player mode and play with the clan. I couldn’t find my clan server and couldn’t figure out how to enter the IP address for the server in order to get there. The only way I could get to the clan server was to have a member invite me. When I finally get to the server I added it to my favorites. I exited out of the game to reboot Steam and when I went to get back in, the clan server was no longer in my favorites list, WTF!?

      Multi-player mode was even worse than the campaign mode. I’m not sure what my FPS was but it had to have been single digits easily, maybe low teens if I was lucky. I finally just sat in a corner that gave me the greatest chance of hitting someone and I couldn’t even do that. If the opposing team member moved out of my direct line of fire as they advanced I was toast. When I would move my weapon to try and follow his movements to shoot him I would freeze up to the point that the next frame I would see was the kill cam and even it was lagging and choppy.

      The few boards that I got to “see” (through my choppy riddled screen) did not impress me at all. They were just to clean for the environments (and time) that each of those boards are supposed to have happened. I might have just been too distracted by not being able to play, watching the kill cams, and reading the bitches and gripes from other players on how bad the game is at the moment.

      After almost 2 hours of trying to endure this horrendous game I gave up and went to bed. I was pissed that I spent my money on such a horrible game! I was pissed (at myself mainly) that I stayed up past my normal bed time to try and find some redeeming quality about the game. I’m even more pissed that after all the hacking that I suffered through on Modern Warfare 2 (not to mention Steam, UGH!) waiting for Black Ops to save the save and it failed, it seriously EPIC FAILED!

      I haven’t thrown the game in the trash just yet, which took a lot of restraint last night trust me. My hope is that Treyarch will fix a lot of the stuff that’s so bad right now to where I can actually play the game as intended. As of this moment, the game is not worth playing and I would advise people not to buy it until they know Treyarch has fixed the game.

      I’m very, very, very disappointed in Black Ops and feel that I’ve been let down and I know I’m not the only one.

  • Alan Ng

    No lag for me, and I've actually played the game first hand.

  • john ross

    problems with mine and its not the lag its not letting my mate join my party for online and theres only me in my party waiting for it i waitin in a que with him last night for over 3 hours to get this game for this problem my other friends can join me but not my other friend

    • braydan

      hi john i am having the same problems. i cant join my friends online. have you worked out the problem???

      • James

        Yeah It's happening to me to any one know how to fix?

        • Chris

          NAT type guys

  • Steve

    Massive problems for me, its barely playable a lot of the time, its certainly taking the fun out of it. Its like a combination of being drunk and having parkinsons, even in the menus. Single player and online zombies are fine, multiplayer is not….. My friend is having no problems at all, and our pc's are both more than capable of running the game. Also annoyed that the "unique and new co-op experience" is just nazi zombies, they have completely over hyped that to a level that takes the p** to be honest. Even if it didnt stutter and lag I cant see it being any better than any other cod, its exactly the same….

    • Sham Wow

      I think I know your problem.

      You purchased Black Ops – PowerPoint Edition.

      I seem to have the same version

  • Jack

    My day off from work and parcel force still haven’t delivered it :L

  • Wes

    I can verify that the lag was terrible. In every server we tried. After an hour, every game we got into was disconnected after 10 minutes. Absolutely unplayable it was just that bad.

  • carlosra

    I played last night team deathmatch at peak hours i suppose, from 1 am to 3 am eastern time. It lagged a bit, the last match i played the lag was a bit out of control but still a good game, managed well.

  • Jones

    Played about 10 games fine by myself last night, when I went into a party everyone got disconneted. On the other hand the game was wayyy overhyped. The game play is typical slow Activision, the granades are a (insert favorite swear word plus ing) joke. Last night I stood over a guy shot him in the head directly, got 13 hitmarkers before he shot my leg and I died on a 4 bar connection. Graphics….ha look like I should turn on my ps1 again. Horrible. All the reviewers sold everyone on this new buy your weapon when you want system, nope, its still unlock the weapon…..and now pay for it too….retarded. Contracts instead of just accomplishments is stupid. Not happy with this one. Teryarch/ activision proves again why it is just a B team. Back to MW2 in a week.

    • Chef.

      So true

    • richard

      I agree! Massive dissapointment.

    • Xbreed

      MW2 you must be playing a console and lack the true gaming skill that is the PC….The whole series was sold out with MW2 with complete lack of disrespect to true gamers there were no dedicated servers leaving little noobs like you to jump off the xbox or PS onto a PC and hack and cheat your way to prestiege.

      • Kyle

        Umad?

    • Jack

      Exactly

    • Jake t austin

      Go easy on em jones ur killin em lol so true back 2 mw2 again ppl

  • RyTech

    Game is unplayable my pc should easy play it put it dont.The game seems to spike and use 100% of my cpu and i have a phenom x4 overclocked to 3.6 4 gig ram and overclocked 5870 1000/1200.I feel like i have just paid £40 for a closed beta of the game i fort Battlefield 2 was bad this is just pure coding error it should never have been put on sale

    • Trunx

      I seem to have the same problem , i got intel core 2 quad , q9300 cpu or whatever , gforce 9600 , so i should be able to play it (at least decently) and i cant get a freakin kill in most of the matches … dont get it :/

  • Hank

    F*cking terrible. Unplayable multiplayer, unchallenging and uninspired singleplayer and crappy AI. I'm going straight back to MW2 if this lag continues. Even if it doesn't, I probably won't play this game longer than a week. Infinity Ward is superior of Treyarch.

    • wristdeep

      MW2 had the same problems douch. At least on this one people cant hack into it and cheat and boost and whatever else. But you are probably one of those faggots that do that so thats why you like MW2. Stay with MW2 cuz we dont want you playing with us anyway.

      • Bob

        why u mad bro?mw2 is way better than black ops. at least you dont lag like crap and the graphics are decent. and its spelled "douche" not douch. learn to spell first kid then come argue with other guys

        • jesse

          CoD 4 shit on Mw2

    • anonz

      UnChallenging? stop playing it on easiest difficulty moron

  • B00mer

    Split second lag, where hits dont seem to register but you die. Your left thinking he should have died there or at the very least taken damage.

  • Sam

    Got the game on ps3, no lag whatsoever…

    • Jason

      I'm with you Sam. PS3 owner, no issues, great fun. Problems are with PC owners who need bigger, badder CPU's

    • FireStarter

      what kinda conection do u use for the ps3, wifi?

    • nooblet

      ps3 here and no lag, wifi though i have seen a few small bugs here and there in single player but no lag online….yet

    • merlin

      duh dumb ass, it is only the pc gamers that gets the lag. wake up and smell the coffee. better yet, go off and die somewhere with your PS3 under your arm

      • MMMMM

        HAVE PS3 IT HAS ALL KINDS OF PROBLEMS AND I HAVE GREAT INT CONNECTION!!!

  • Eric

    PC game this sucks we cant move . this game maker treyarch needs to quit making games. cod2 WAW and black ops all let downs. if they would have used the same engine as mw2 they might have been ok. they need to fix this crap.i will not buy another game from this maker….

    • shane3x

      Treyarch never made CoD2, which is one of the higher quality games early within the series.

  • heKz

    i lag like a bitch

  • Jack sparrow

    Disapointed

  • luanne

    hey Im having problems ! I have a ps3 and I have lagy sessions when Im running everything is laggin!! i dont know what to doo!!

  • MMMMMMMMMM

    LAG LIKE HELL, HAVE NEVER EXPERIENCED ANYTHING LIKE IT. So typical – save money buy sending a game on the market that isnt tested porperly. Then have the consumers test it. F****** hell

    • Rick

      Uhh the game hasen't even been out for 48 hours. Everyone needs to stop the F-ing bitching. This game is awesome.

  • JD YOUR DEAD

    WTF , how can they be allowed to release this game if it is broken?
    Totally unplayable multiplayer these cunts need to be hung upside down by their balls and beaten with a big baseball bat with nails in it.I swear to fuck that cunt JD is going to get shot i will do it my self ,fucking joke

    • shane3x

      If you could only release a game when "it wasn't broken" nothing would ever get released. The amount of different PC configurations out there in the world are way too vast. Obviously this isn't an excuse for poor quality work but it keeps things within a realistic perspective.

    • BigSmeez

      your a fucking idiot its the biggst selling game in a while when millions of people hop on to a server thats been tested with wayyyy les than a million people it may take time to fix, you didnt have to buy the game you fag maybe you should be beat with a bat…..dumb ass

    • Sham Wow

      Marketing needed to get it out for the Christmas holidays…

  • The Cure

    STAYED HOME FROM WORK.. to play this crap!!!! I would rather have been up @ 5:30 am and went to work instead of picking up gama at midnight. S@rew this game a real big let down ..I dont think its right that they will fix this .. ummm it should have been right the first time..I understand little updates or patches are needed but this is ridiculous!!!! pi$$ed …

  • jiiooo

    much laggs

  • jiiooo

    call of duty Blaggg ops

  • jahser420

    to polished.. doesnt feel as gritty as the other games in the cod series.. besides that its the same game, nothin new, dissapointed

  • Geo

    I have a lot of lag,
    and i have a 20mbit ?
    wtf ? and my PC is new ?
    server problems

  • Mopdaddy

    Will not be playing for PC till they fix the issue my K:D is below 2:1 for this game.

  • Freddie

    There seems to be a problem getting onto multiplayer on line in the first place – anyone else experiencing difficulties??? A message pops up saying "server not available at this time. Aaaargh – frustrating. Fred

  • k m dazzle

    sucks to be a PC player :P only problem with consoles is it constantly boots your friends when trying to play together but as far as actually playing online, no lag at al MUAH HA HA HA

    • mad

      lies xbox 360 is laggy piece of sh@t as well. played well over 50 games and only finished about 10 due to lag and not just normal goofy call of duty lag… im talkin LAG OPS lol its like the game is full of people with lag switches, ill be on a rampage then it will lag, fail and tell me the server is down, not to mention it takes longer to join a game of LAG OOOPS than it does for halo 3 and that takes FOREVER

  • LSD Eindhoven

    patch friday but yeah graphics are a joke

  • anon

    So disappointing… I desperately wanted to escape MW2 and all its German hackers and had hi hopes that putting server control back in the hands of the players was only going to be a good thing. At this time, I think I am wrong. My mouse movement feels like its on its thrid joint and yet again I'm sick and tired of being noobed by someone who can actually score a hit when ADSing… Treyarch.. Fail.

  • MaRdoG

    Total fail, I am running MOH on full without a problem, and I cant play COD BO even on low details, never experienced such laggy MP.

  • Son of Bob

    This game sucks…nothing but massive lag. What a waste of $60. They should have spent more time developing the game and less time pimping it.

  • denis

    Mine is so far beyond lags, its like a slow motion movie

  • CntrlAlt31337

    Meh, was looking forward to Black Ops quite hard :< suffering from lagg too… I noticed that lagg is worse @ servers with a higher ping… When I grab the lowest ping servers available, I guess my fps is around 40-50/60… still not good tho… Some servers with over 200-300 ping, lagg is making my eyes bleed… standing still is ok, standing still and looking around is ok, nice fps, but when I touch the w,a,s, or d button ONCE, BOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!! epic tactical lagg nuke exploded :/// and 9/10 times I get disconnected from a game…

    Singleplayer is better, and also the zombie think runs just as smooth as MW2 (more than 100 fps ^^)

    Come on TreyArch, dont be GayArch :) Master the lagg >:]

  • playing on PC

    GO GO GO pre-purchase our shitty-laggy game!!!!
    I feel dumb for getting excited about this game…
    Its unplayable for multiplayer… and somewhat too easy for singleplayer…
    Going back to mw2 :>

  • Jaso

    When i first installed it about about 24 hrs ago lag was crazy couldn't barley move. But seems like its coming all together now.. still bit laggy but getting better i think in a day or two there shouldn't be any problems.

    I play on PC btw.. not sure about ps3 or xbox

  • jean

    i dont know what some of you people are saying it has no lag. it lags like hell and sometimes im frist and i disconnect so i dont get the cash . At call of duty 7th game people acpeted it wil have less bugs. wth is wrong with the creaters no offence

  • Z3itG3ist

    yup lagged to death ,dont know why i bother to pay for the 50 meg line .

  • Goat?Warrior

    unplayable in multiplayer, unload a clip into someone and they manage to aooear next to you with a knife is there a teleportation perk now???

  • South

    Disapointed as hell.. so many bought this game and have to withstand crap like shit…. they totally failed this release

  • FireStarter

    im going to buy it for the ps3 as soon as i can get a ps3 lol, i played blk ops for like 10 min. and went back to mw2.

    • Bigg Benn

      PS3 is no better, plenty of problems there too

  • Randahl

    My experience was the same. I spent the whole day trying to change my graphics settings and the like, I updated drivers, and much more, but it still is very hard to play because of the lag. I am using a faster CPU, a new graphics card and twice the memory than compared to the system requirements, so this has to be a bug in the game or the services surrounding it. I read at another site that Treyarch had said, it was because so many gamers are downloading the game, updating it, connecting, etc. – my question to Treyarch: Did you not prepare for success?

  • another jack

    played the first level over lunch and it locked my new xbox up. sucko.

  • lamefailjob

    very lame to experience the game and gain points this way

  • Snufkin

    Little bit of lag every now and then but the biggest issue seems to be disconnections. The number of time's I've been dropped from a game is unbelievable. Seriously it's as if game developers haven't even heard of beta testing (or completely miss the point of it -_-)

  • IAmSeanCole

    UNDERSTAND THE HEAVY TRAFFIC ON LATE LAST NIGHT FOLKS.
    There will be an update soon, if not as early as tonight, to get the servers ready to handle the online traffic on a release as such. Please give it time!

    Follow me on Twitter @IAmSeanCole

  • Chris

    Very disappointing! Poor FPS – shuttering…lag….back to MW2 till this is fixed!

  • kU$h3D!

    + I agree terribly made!horrible lagg and my riggs by far compatible,un-playable imo!fix it now Activision or you’ve lost all your fans lol!

  • Matt

    What a huge disappointment. I've been looking forward to this game for so long now and the PC version for me has lagged me completely out of being interested. I'll never buy another Treyarch game again in my life. Going back to MW2.

  • http://www.facebook.com/professor.keanbean Professor Keanbean

    I play BF BC2 & MW2 both at 1900×1080 full everything and 8xAA no problem …. with BO it doesn't matter what setting you have it at it lags & stutters for the PC. I can't even play it it's sooo bad. Hopefully they patch it so i can even play.

  • rob

    me to bloody hopeless I ,m taking my game back for a refund

  • Tdogg

    Lag is terrible! I will not buy another game from these guys….don't know what they are doing

    • dan

      disagree w@w was amazing.

  • Phillip

    The game looks cool….. if you can get into it. The multi player server SUCKS! I have tried and tried to join a match. WAITING FOR MORE PLAYERS! This is such BS! I've had no lag though. Xbox 360. Hopefully they will fix this soon before i break too many controllers

  • [BRO]t

    just rename it to Lag-Ops and everythings fine :-9

  • nilber

    got the game today. i hade high hopes for this game. but as soon as i started the game, problems began. lagging in solo mode, multiplayer all of it. even do i know that my comp is more than capable of handling the game. so now my expactations are more then down on the game. i hope treyarch fix this soon or they will loose a huge amount of players becuse of there irritating mistake.

  • Mash

    FUCK YOU TREYARCH AND ACTIVISION!! THIS GAME IS A DAMN JOKE! WHAT THE FUCK WERE YOUR GAME TESTERS DOING?? I CAN'T EVEN PLAY THE SINGLE PLAYER PROPERLY WITHOUT LAGGING, ALL MY OTHER GAMES WORK FINE. I MYSELF TOO WILL NEVER EVER BUY A GAME FROM YOUR PATHETIC EXCUSE OF A COMPANY UNLESS YOU FIX ALL THE PROBLEMS WITH THIS GAME. YOU MADE IT OUT TO LOOK LIKE A GOOD GAME, IT JUST LOOKS LIKE WAW WITH NEW SKINS. EVEN THE SOUNDS AREN'T GOOD. IF YOU HAVEN'T BOUGHT THIS GAME, DON'T! WAIT UNTIL THEY FIX THIS BULL SH IT

  • FRUSTRATED DUDE

    FUCK THIS SHIT NEVER LAGGED LIKE THIS MY ENTIRE LIVE

    IT'S THE WINDOWS VISTA OF GAMES

  • ATu|Pud(NZ)

    Just fix the Lag-80 ping (for a kiwi to aussie thats not bad at all)continious lag threw game and 1 disconnect in about an hour and a half-Not smooth at all(120 plus ping on cod 4 plays smoother).

  • AnteFate

    I'm averaging about 30fps with a GTX460, E7400 core2duo 2.8ghz and 4 gigs of ram. WTF?!!!! My rig slices through MW2 on 1600×1150 or whatever the highest setting is and I can barely stand this on 1280×1024 with AA set to 0! Come on Treyarch.
    Seriously disappointed.

  • Rhett

    very laggy for me, computer is well over the reqs, hope its fixed soon

  • sam

    Biggest watse of money ever mw2 was far better than this a launch.the grafics of this game is like playing the sims but with weapons…. and wtf is with the lagging didicatided servers and steam are the biggest ass****s ever and treyarch were obv a one trick pony why the heck cant we get a good fps game these's days. ethier full with hackers or the developpers balls it up. well done again you should just turn off your cloud server and give up trying to make games that dont fucking work

  • Chill

    Guys it has bugs. Chill. They will be fixed. Calm down. Mw2 had lagging problems and they were fixed. Just relax and give it time. They won’t leave it as it is. Calm down and give if a week or so.

  • Chillax

    You guys need to chill out, it's not the end of the world haha. Try going out to get some fresh air and let them fix it =D

  • Swatchy

    Hi Guy's i am from the Netherlands and it is F*CKIN laggy al the time disconnects its f*ckin hoopless i hope it is fixed before the weekend :-)

  • Peter

    But why did they release a version that is buggy and unplayable?
    We held up our end of the bargain and paid them our money, they have let us down.

  • joshua

    very laggy, often i can't even find a game to join and i'm left searching for about an hour!

  • toughkiddo

    PS 3-very disappointing,going back to mw2…..
    just waste of money as someone mentioned above.
    it shows lack of respect for players and mediocrity .
    shame on treyarch,infinity ward is way better.

    • sleepingmosha

      Ist of all had to turm most of the windows services to get it to start the install then steam wouldnt connect to verufy the game: And then it happened ubber lagg in single player WTF!!! like others i run MOH maxed out at 1080p this is just unplayable. As for others saying chill out wait for the fix we shouldnt have to if it didnt work it shouldnt be released. Greedy corporate F**kers should be shot

  • Sherro

    There is a reasonable FIX for the LAG… go to CTRL+ALT+DEL and make sure you run STEAM.exe in LOW priority and Black Ops in HIGH priority. It helps.

  • Caerbanog

    Game is laggy..doesn't do eyefinity properly, just stretches the 1920 x 1080 across three screens. won't scan above 600 servers in MP, sucks in single player. This is what happens when you don't public beta test. have consigned this piece of crap to the bin and going back to Battlefield BC2 and wait for the Vietnam expansion. At least you can trust EA to get it right.

  • Starz0rz

    Lag for life seriously.

    fps of about 5 on some moments, I haven't played online without a lag fest yet.

  • Chimera

    personally I experience little lagg on the multiplayer and no lagg on the singleplayer.(playing on max settings)

    I have an I7 930 and ATI HD RADEON 5770 CrossfireX tho…

  • Pelyma

    A patch will be made, and the problem hopefully will be solved :-)

  • [AKA] Tinman

    I robbed a bank to buy black ops………I am going to hand myself in !

  • [AKA] Tinman

    Hey dont you mean COD Lagg ops !

  • BlackOpsFail

    What a lag fest. It was unplayable. FAIL!!!

  • keld

    my hardware is the best outthere – still there`s lag . Graphics are , compared to MW2 – oldstyle bad ! This is the 7Th Cod – and this problem still exist :-( i Dreamed this game should beat all we have seen in the past – i was very very wrong !

  • Alec

    Horrid connection if you have another person. I brought a buddy on and he and I tried for 45 minutes to get into a game together. We would get on, then it would drop one of us or both. I almost took the game back to the store at that point. Then we played Zombies and somehow the handgun didn't work. We would fire endlessly at one guy and it did nothing at all. Once I was able to get into a MM (solo) game, it was fun. However, if these issues keep up for multiplayer (which is really why we play the game anyway) – this will go to Gamestop and I'll cut my losses.

  • Nick

    put the maxpackets to 100 and com_maxfps to 1000. worked for me – enjoying the game now..

  • Guest

    what a f***ing let down.

  • FAIL

    FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL FAIL, hmmm? more FAIL.

  • Kyle

    Lag is retared and I run 8 gigs ram and have 4 core processor and I run a GTX 480 superclocked video card so yeah my pc sould be able to run this game with not a hint of lag. Yet It is almost unplayable!

  • c73

    Only 1 FFA game in the UK with a 40 ping last night and still lags like hell, also what was this buy any weapon you want whenever you want rubbish? still have to level up to unlock stuff and then buy it

  • King1600

    Its clear that there's two issues about this lag. One has had the blame attributed to Treyarch for the cpu thing.

    However, there's also server lag which GAMESERVERS hasn't been willing to take the blame for.

  • unix_dude

    Just bought it and wtf is this? it is unplayable I have an i7 920 clocked to 4.3Ghz 2x5870HD ati's 6GB of ram running at 2Ghz and I can't play it. This is a joke to charge 40 quid for a game that's full of bugs. Complete lagfest for me.

  • MPDE

    Played for hours last night on pc with out anylag whats so ever i also run fios as connection game is great much better than cod2

  • MJA

    Yeah, It was horrible the lag, unable to play with friends and the game online just did not feel right.. What a let down!!

  • awd

    I don't even have words for this failure! How could they let this happen… Im not going to buy another game from these ppl

  • quicknut123

    ppl always spawn behind you when you spawn it puts you right by the op team game is a sore dissapointment laggs graff look like n64 guns jerk mw2 was 1000000 percent better treyarc had the baisis for the worlds top selling game and competely mangeled it to almost golden eye lol to much money spent on this game for it to be almost impossiable to play if developers do not fix the problems i see the fall of treyarc's company in the near comeing months . Fans of the game will undoubtely go back to MW2 for there fix no point in playing a game that in desing seems to be out to get you .

  • Clickitysplit

    The PC version is so badly ported, it's like they ran the console code through a Japanese to English web page translator and then released it into the wild.

    Many PCs capable of running MW2 smoothly with full eye-candy cannot run single-player cut-scenes or play combat training locally. MP is out of the question.

    I have fallen victim to this.

    I want my money back and I'll gladly consider a class action law suit if they don't release any patches this week.

  • Clickitysplit

    The PC version is so badly ported, it's like they ran the console code through a Japanese to English web page translator and then released it into the wild.

  • ganni

    great value for money

  • -USM-10ft

    Played last nigh, no lag, all graphics on max and runs well. My complaint is not being able to play with clan members. Friends have different server list on browser. Sux but I like the game and will be there tonight. Played for a couple of hours last night and never had a disconnect. Not sure why a lot of folks are having them but not in Williamsburg VA.

  • Flyking

    YUP……..That was the worst gaming experience ive had in my young life …..AND I DIDNT HAVE ANY HYPE FOR THE GAME, I WASNT GOING TO HAVE THE HYPE OF MW2, NO!…”SURPRISE ME TREYARCH” I SAID “GIVE ME SOMETHING THAT WILL EXCEED SOMEONE WITH NO EXPECTATIONS”…..well….i guess they couldnt do that. The game looked good; but put an emphasis on LOOKED, as i was spectating my lag the whole time i played single or multiplayer. I’d like to play this game, but if treyarch blocks my pc from working and constantly freezes and messes, with a computer that can run MW2 on the highest settings, i believe i wont purchase another item from activision or treyarch, cause all they produce is mass marketed dirt.

  • COD master

    What the sheep dont see….

    This is all planned. If the game was delivered in a perfect working condition people would still complain about the VERY POOR graphics, sound, gameplay, multiplayer options, etc. Now the focus is all shifted towards the so called "LAG" problem… people will look past all the problems of the game as long as its just running. You are being undersold through strategic marketing… YOU ARE BEING UNDERSOLD THROUGH STRATEGIC MARKETING. I had to say that in caps so some people get it. Good day

  • Black ops Sucks

    Infinity Ward > Teraych

    • COD LAG ops

      very true

  • lolcats

    any one else not even able to find a game in multiplayer? i cant find a game after 10 min of searching in black ops and the same prob happens when i play mw2 but i can find like 1 game ofter 20 min searching in mw2 but in black ops it kicks you off after 5 min of searching so i cant find a multiplayer match at ALL im thinkin about takin it bsck for a refund

  • Flamer

    My computer MEETS and doesn't exceed the minimum spec's and runs the game perfectly well in 1920×1080, with AA 16x /w shadows.. The only thing I experience is a lag spot for around 4-5 seconds ever y3-4 minutes, apart from that, everythings fine! A Patch wouldn't go far a miss to correct some problems, but hey, enjoying it so far!

  • Mateusz

    My ping jump every 0.1 sec from 50 to 100 and can notice a lot of lag going on even on kill cams.

  • anderson

    the main menu lags and it freezes after intro. i have a laptop btw
    4gb ram
    21gb space free
    intel i5 core
    windows 7
    i want to play NOW
    pls help me ASAP
    im begging you

  • scott

    I am disapointed with this game- lag or no lag it does not have the same look and feel of MW. The graphics are lacking and the weapons seem to artificial. MW set the bar and made you feel like your in the action- this feels just like a game.

    too much hype- you folks did not deliver

  • cc101

    PS3 lag is joke! im sick to F***ing death of seeing that stupid F**Ckin plug and connection interupted message

  • TaZzZ

    This is unreal guys, huge lagfest, sudden fps drops, from solid 125 to 15, this is just to much.
    Hope something will be done soon about this, waited to long for this game, now I'm truly disapointed

  • sam

    lags on bloody PS3. CONSTANTLY!!!!!

  • devil1ns

    Lag is horrible and the graphics are terrible even on the max settings.

  • devil1ns

    MOH was a complete failure but graphics are way better. BFBC2 is way better. COD BO plays good but the game looks like it was designed three or four years ago. Graphics are horrible even on the highest setting 1920×1200…

    My System
    Two 2.26GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Nehalem" processors
    I can't remember the card model but super high end not the low end cards
    6 gigs of ram

  • Sean

    This game is monstrously sluggish online with a decent PC and 6Mb cable connection – my PC is not new but every other game works great and this one blows. Crippling lag and occasional disconnects for no apparent reason.
    I could complain about the game itself, but some people seem to like games that encourage spawn camping and have lousy balance…games that do not promote or reward team play or cooperation. If they come up with some kind of less stupid way to handle spawning they might be able to salvage the online play.
    After they fix the lag, of course.
    Products should not be released before they are done and having to wait for them to fix what should be required of such a game is idiotic.
    I am so sick of beta-testing what is supposed to be a finished product…
    If you bought a car or a tv or a computer or a phone and it only sort of worked or worked very poorly would you keep it?
    Why is software (particularly game software) immune to any kind of quality standards? Can you easily return software that does not work after you've violated the package and installed it? As long as we keep giving these morons money to produce incomplete products it seems unlikely to that this situation will improve.
    And they are making a lot of money.

  • Polman

    Hi guys, I´m from Spain, and reading all your comments I can only say:

    Why the hell did you buy this game knowing about the problems MW2 had?. (no dedicated servers, lag at first, cheats later…). I have lots of mates (and all of you too for sure) who decided to pre-purchase the game so I decided to wait until hearing their opinions. Seems human being its stupid as it is because this is the 7th game of the franchise and all the last ones had problems. Next time don´t complain and be a little more patient.

  • Clickitysplit

    Hey everyone, look at Polman – complaining on a free site about people upset over the poor quality product that they paid for. Wow, Polman, aren't you so special?

    The bottom line, Polman, is it's reasonable to expect ANY product you pay for to work immediately as it was intended. In this case we all paid at least $60US, and for many of us it doesn't work. Those for whom it doesn't work are entitled to complain and/or return it whether you like it or not. If complaints don't cause the seller to remedy the situation, then, whether you like it or not, we may be entitled to legal recourse.

    Whether I like it or not, people like you will complain about people like me who are upset about getting screwed. Good for you, bolsa de douche.

  • ted

    Pissed off. Doesn't work at all on my PC.

  • GD!

    Bullshit lag is what it is. I can turn on MW2 play no problem… I turn on this horrible…. thing and bam I cant even get less then 100 ping on servers that are ded and pinging at 50… oh right thats fine and dandy… my buddy xbox version cant hardly find a game with over 600000 players online but nope thats fine… I hope u all treyarch enjoy ur vacations and shit from our money u f*$%faces.

  • braydan

    i am pissed off with this game. i have a ps3, no problems with lagging but whenever i try to join my mates games it just takes me back to the start menu.. can somebody please help

  • Mikko

    I have radeom 5870, phenom x6 1090T and 4 G ram. I tried mw2 on max settings (extra, 1080p) and I got fps around 45 – 60 in big maps with a lot of details and such. Then played black ops on medium settings 1080p and got 14 – 40 + super random lag even smaller map, but so bad you cant play it properly. I tried to lower the grapichs but with no remarkable result. WTF. And the the bo looks like the old cods. Im so pissed how they think just money and release it such a bad condition. If I knew this I wouldnt buy it. I was SOO stupid! You maybe got me now Treyarch but next time you wont. And btw.. the patch didnt help me at all.

    • Peter

      Patch did help me with one thing…Now 90% won´t connect me before the patch it was 100%….So does it make it any better? NO! I´m really disappointed about this game…. Campaign did work quite well, but I still can´t play online…. And a friend of mine just lost 5000XP because of the bugs…..

  • ismo

    Terrible LAG first game i ever experince it.

    Ismo Helsinki Finland

  • stelios

    i am laging very much!!! i hope treyarch will patch the game for lag and quickscope!!! we want quickscope back!!!!

  • Manchego

    echo the sentiment. the lag is terrible. every single time.

  • Kyle

    Im not having too much lag where it is game breaking, though i am having problems finding matches, i get a notice on the top of the screen 'found 50 matches, getting game quality' for about 10 minutes sometimes before i join a lobby.

  • Peter

    I had trouble joining servers before the patch, now the patch is out it should work fine… BUT NO! Now 90% wont connect me so I can spend 5 hours in multiplayer by just trying to join a server, and when Im lucky to get in. I can play those 5-10 minuts before the map changes. So no the patch didnt fix everything… And I´m playing on pc.

  • sam

    lag and nothing but lag. I thought it was my internet and video card wrong it's the fucking game

  • dam

    pure crap

  • Merlin

    Steam still sucks, but damn. I think medal of honor 2 and COD black ops should have had a go agianst each other. My money is on Medal of Honor 2. Mind you Duke nukem did better. Treyarch really, and i mean seriously REALLY, f#cked this this one up. It is so laggy and the graphics. OHHHHH do not let me start on the graphics. Was seeing so out to play black ops even bought the 3d vision glasses with a 160 mhz ACER screen, awesome by the way and another EVGA GTX 490 card that i am running sli. First black ops server i played i had so much lag i seriously puked. MMMMMMM is that what i was eating this morning. My honest opinion about this game. Treyarch this you should read: A BLIND PERSON CAN PLAY THIS GAME BETTER THAN ME WITH ALL THIS CRAPPY LAG. Definitly not throwing my MW2 in the dust bin yet.

  • vincent elequin

    Cannot even get onto the multiplayer site. Completed the campaign with one crash that required complete reboot of my Wii. Can play zombie mode but that is lame. Just want to try the multiplayer.

  • outerlmitz

    bought it for the xbox. last treyarch game i will ever buy. infinite re-spawn on enemy ui again?? Bu11sh1t. bad lag all multiplayer games. match making is horrendously slow. anda currency system to upgrade your gear, but an't sell it back if you dont want to use it. a waste of time to try and get those lost points back. graphics feel like im stuck in a ww2 ps2 game. weapon sounds are generic. only good thing about this whole thing is the rc car i bought.

  • 788

    The morons from Treyarch should be tied to a chair, ALL OF THEM, and forced to play this COD BO until the lag is gone, and the graphics looks like a year 2010 game. They should not be feeded, let to drink or go to toilet until this goal is achieved. Or rot in Hell!

  • http://www.facebook.com/badboyg316 Genesis Jackson

    i had 12000 points in COD bo went into a pro gambler match the guys LAG THE HELL OUTTA ME i got kicked. that message pop up saying my CoD points will get refunded. and guest what. NOTHING HAPPEN >_> then i look at their status and they was still playing in the game

  • worm

    I want my feaking money back please? what a load of shit

  • FlashPancake

    This whole BO experience has been total balls. I moved from London to rural Canada a couple months ago, so I realise I can't expect the best connections, but it makes no sense to me that I can get consistent 3 bar connections in MW2 whilst getting consistent 1 bar connections in BO.

  • COD LAG ops

    what the f*ck have treyarch done! was playing lag ops @ friends house and we connected 4 like 10 seconds (which lagged all the time) and then disconnected. WTF!

  • John Esposito

    my game got screwed

  • R3D

    Okay, when I first installed it, I thought yeah, this sucks. it froze on me 3 times before I got it installed and when I played? OMG, it was brutal. one shot killed nearly every time I spawned, I was thinking, "Okay Treyarch, I did want a game where I could shoot fish in a barrel, but I didn't want to actually BE THE FISH!!!". Gave it a week… Playing now it seems to have evene out a bit. not so much dying all the time and less lag. But the game wtill looks a bit like that MS Bad Company ****. That engine looks like it was some bastardization of MS Dungeon Siege….

    But I digress… Treyarch does need to come clean and make a very appologetic statement and make good on their promise of a game that will "rock our world", so to speak… MW2 was not perfect, but was a lot closer than BO… heheh, I said BO…

  • Jack

    This is one of the most disappointing games i have ever played. Loved MW2, and was really looking forward to this but the lag is unbearable. If you don't have full strength signal it is impossible to kill anyone. Makes the game well unfair and i end up just being pissed off. Not fun at all. Zombies and wager matches are the only thing i am kind of enjoying, but the multiplayer is terrible. I think i'm gna sell this within a couple of weeks.

  • Dark_-_Angel75

    When I read about the game before release one of the things I specifically remember is the comment "We will make it easier than ever to play online with your friends and easier to join friends games". LAUGH SARCASTICALLY. I have only successfully joined my friends games five times out of about 30. It is an absolute joke.

  • deebo

    got cod7 get nothing but lag and keep getting taken to training mode when loosing connection, phoned treyarch bloke on phone couldn’t tell his arsehole from his elbow he was no help at all

  • snake

    tried messing with setting and task manager and this game is still clithchy/ laggy unplayable. what a pile! MOD is way to go

  • [Fin]RunningMan

    Yeah, time to head back to CoD4. By now it'll have some nostalgia value…

  • David

    Have it on PS3 and it lags… the maps are just ok and I don't know .. just not as fun as MW2… so far anyway .. probably go back to MW2 until MW3 comes out.. and hopefully that does not lag.

  • John

    LAG a LOTs and I agree, MW2 better in almost every aspect.

  • MEEE

    i am in uae and it has huge lag shots are coming very late
    i have 8mb connection it is not fun at all
    bad plaYING AND DISAPPOINTING

  • Wann Kerr

    Its a terrible game, 30+ shots needed to kill, getting knifed through doorway sides, weapons are all the same just look different. It is the worst game i have played in the last 10 years.

  • Lame Sauce

    I absolutely hate it. especially in sticks and stones. Talk about a lot of hype for a game that runs pathetically! 60 bucks right down the drain…. whether it is a server problem, or peoples connections, it needs to be fixed!!!! And the idea of hosts is so stupid, especially if it connects to a really slow operator… Not worth the money considering the frustration!!! By the way for those who are not lagging so bad its because you are most always the host so its really nothing special about your system or connection!!!

  • Matty

    From the midnight it was released I've had many internet problems. Lag, loss of host, connections, etc. And as of last night Zombies is now lagging out totally. My friends and I were at lvl 17 and lost connection to host. Restarted a new game and at lvl 20 on FIVE it lagged out. Pretty sure this will be it for me with Treyarch. Their quality of games is just plainly light years behind Infinity.

  • jp hibler

    Game runs pathetically in mp modes. Love all previous CODs —hate this one!

  • un-happycamper

    hey, I been trying to play black ops for a week or two… tried all the tricks to fix the lag… I have put so much time into fixing the lag that my player is nearly level 20… and that is MOSTLY from every1 else winning TDM and me soaking up the EXP… my computer should run this NO PROBLEMS…. my mate is playing on a lower rate computer than me and he has NO LAG worries… all formats of the game are lagging for me so it is not enjoyable What so ever!!!! however without this problem it could be really really fun BUT it is just so frustratingly F@#$ED UP!! I feel so ripped of that I paid 90buks for this game that I will never buy a COD game ever again!!! which is a shame cos I loved cod2 and MW2 but if they're gunna have these problems over and over and then take months to fix it I will not take a part in it anymore.. I am even considering changing my whole desktop system AGAIN just so this game is playable… so in affect the game will have cost me $1500 and that is just pathetic…. come activision sort your shit out

  • bop hater

    fix the damn problem you black APES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mike_and_Me

    Hi, I have loads of problems playing Black Ops online. It has a lot of trouble finding a game, if it does, half the time it kicks me of again or it freezes or there is a massive lag.

    Loads of games get a connection interrupted or a failed host migration. Kills are not registered, althouhg the points are rewarded, etc.

    I am thinking about returning to MW2.

    Are these uys idiots, that the release such a big game with its best feature being the multiplayer and then cant handle the online matching and playing?

  • Nico

    Lag is always a problem, but i've also had problems with the campaign. Every time i try to search for a split screen zombie match on xbox live, something happens that all my missions go black as if i never played it, and also the map "five" and dead ops are classified. Anyone having this problem too?

  • Tim

    During the morning hours and about up till 1 or 1:30pm it's "ok"……(eastern standard time). But then I have to turn it off. Enemies I am shooting at dissapear and re appear with their knife in my head. Or they are running, dissapear and re appear 20 yards from where they were! I have snuck up behind people and unloaded a clip into their back and they have turned and killed me. When I run, I feel like Iam having spasms, and I jerk around uncontrollably. If I try to reload my weapon, it lags about 3 seconds behind. If I plant a claymore, it plants itself 3 times before it sticks. Sometimes my grenades will not explode, etc….. Before lag begins during the day, I can average about a 20 to 8 kill death ratio. Once lag begins, it is more like 5 to 15 kill/death. Impossible to play. No fun, thinking of selling it and pulling out COD 4 again. Black ops suffers big time from lag and it is not getting better. After X mas it will be unplayable when everyone opens their copy in the morning….. (by the way, I am on a PS3, wireless, with the router 10 feet away and a 100% signal.)

  • JmD

    Unplayable, when all other COD games run fine. What the f…k, fix it please

  • Helen

    Guys, the developers don't care if the game is laggy. They have your 60 bucks…. they don't give a crap.

  • LO9AN

    all in all, this game bl0ws. There is nothing more frustrating than thinking you've made it around a corner, then getting shot when you should be clear. I go back and watch the killcam, and it shows me dying before i even made it around the corner. There is about a 2-3 step lag that totally takes the fun out of the game. Sometimes my claymores go off, sometimes they don't. I just made a video today of me getting stabbed from behind while the guy is standing next to my claymore. it never went off. B**ls**t. sometimes you get grenade warnings, sometimes you don't.

    I consider this game to be a knock-off of MW2. and a very poor one at that. I think they had some excellent ideas, but they really screwed up when they tried to rush them. I will be boycotting this game, and returning to MW2. Everybody on my friends list has also stopped playing it, that will be the only way to get the point across that this game is S**T.

  • david

    I play the game with nvida gtx 460 1gb, 6gb of ram, amd phenom ii 550 black series, 2tb harddrive, 700watt power supply and a 50mbit connection speed. Laggs like a shit WTF??!!! Even if i overclock it!!! Other games i play on full graphic and there is not even a little lag

  • jimmy2steps

    I dont know about everyone else but lagging was my problem it was a some little cracks in the center thats occur while playing just a few months. I have movie's DVDs that lasted longer then this game and i'd played the hell out of them over the year. Yes I did buy a warranty from Gamesstop for those overdrive is overloading but without there·receipt I return it….. Anyone else had that problem? I'd only heard of one other person complaining about the same problem at gamestop but he had a receipt.

  • rudad5

    i know alot of these post are old but you would have thought by now that the problem would be fixed!?

  • http://www.facebook.com/AdaMnghn92 Adam Monaghan

    For some reason my lag has been terrible of late. It was never perfect, but at times I wouldn’t notice it. My internet is shared with my brothers, and to think that would be the only thing slowing it down? nope. I experience Class A lag EVEN off peak times at like 1 or 2 am with no one in my house on it… it’s so bad when using the M16, I fire 3 or 4, 3-round burst into their backs, they turn around and blow me away with 1 shot… I pressed select and seen the connections, on the other team, 2 or 3 will have 4 green bar (Excellent) connection, which obviously includes the host, and our team will be 2 or 3 at best and mine at 1 to 3… absolutely ridiculous, fucked up my Combat Record completely, including stupid Connection failures… No dedicated server means you are a cheap load of c**** Treyarch.

  • bo victim

    ita an horror indeed  .i struggle  with this since 2 months .try everything disable enable a lots and lots of configs ..buy a new mobo and grafik card  nothing better  here lag freezes and missed texture when trying to get it smooth…fustrating

  • jim bob

    worst thing of all is that with bo2 out it has got no better. I can play. I am the best out of my group who will all agree, yet this game i am almost at my wits end. i can scope som1, shoot, get 2-4 bullets into them( you would have thought with 4 that they would be dead , but no) they then turn around and are able to pump 2 bullets into me and i am dead. it is really starting to piss me off, and to treyach give a rats ass, no. they have your money and thats all they care about.