Call of Duty Black Ops: Distant Connection Problems – PS3 / Xbox 360 Lag

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Connection issues have been there in most Call of Duty games, and Black Ops is no different but one problem seems to return from past games in the franchise. We have heard of lag in Black Ops and while your broadband connection could be the reason, a lot of lag seems to be thanks to distant connections.

Have you checked your connection to other players while playing the game? How many bars did you have? We have had a few emails about this very problem, and it seems connections from Hong Kong to UK, and U.S. to UK etc are a common issue.

Also See: COD: Advanced Warfare PS4 Midnight launch price, or pre-load

How has your gaming been when you are playing people from other countries? This could be improved in future games, and seeing Black Ops get better in-game customization is great but what about more options for selecting different countries to play, and other filters for zombies and multiplayer online games?

The lag has been so bad that you have to quit the game, which is no fun for anyone playing. Share your comments on connection problems you have, and let us know your ideas for improving online gaming in Call of Duty.

  • pigeon71

    Hi i'm a french guy playing on PS3, i would love to play with other french players but i played
    with russians, mexicans, canadians and uk players so the games where shit cos of laaaag in despite i've put the country preference filter. Why uk, irish and scandinavian players they kill u first, i'm fed up with this, what a swindle this game!!!!

    • big bollox

      thats new french talking about lag.you are the worst nation along with the spanish,norway and netherlands closely followed by the yanks.we use broadband to play our multiplayer you use elastic bands so go and invest into a good isp,

    • paul rogers

      I have to restart my system at least once every 4 games. the host migration is 50% of the games and connectivity issues are 25% of the time. With all these issues is anyones guess how I get to play at all.

      Extremely frustrated in Los Angeles

    • Andy

      The disconnections with call of duty black ops is absolutely disgusting for the gamers of Great Britain.they are quick to take your money but slow to sort out the problem.Activision needs to get this sorted fast,i have spoken to many many people on-line and they are spitting fire about it as well.i urge all gamers to not buy any up and coming maps for this game also consider selling the game if you can bite the bullet also do not buy cod 8 in the future,also if you complain to Activision don`t get fobbed off by them saying it is your connection because it is not,i have all my ports open on my router and the security off also on the ps3,i also have a good steady internet speed of 9 to 10 mb with Virgin media fibre optic cable.I PLAYED FOR FOUR HOURS THE OTHER NIGHT AND HAD 21 TYPES OF DISCONNECTIONS IS THIS WHAT YOU CALL ENJOYABLE GAMING ACTIVISION ??????????? GET IT SORTED.

  • Johnny_Coops

    I play in UK on PS3, on all activison COD games connecting to EU was fine no problem, as was states t0o, but it seems its any treyarch ones – WaW and BO all seem to have trerrible issues connecting – What is the exact location of their servers – are they hosted in their own environment aka California (west cost US) or are they hosted somewhere on PSN (for ps3 gamers obv') so its definately a production company issue. If it doens improve soon (never did for WaW) i will just have to stay on MW2.

  • A PC Gamer

    I play PC, so this problem doesnt affect me, because i am easily able to sort the servers by country and then connect. And the unknown PC lag has been plaging other players hasn't affected me.

    • Matt

      Thanks for that, really helpful

      Knob

  • Tom

    Im playing in australia on australian servers and my system is more than capable i just cant get a decent game my ping spikes but the gameplay is shocking. As far as multiplayer goes MW2 was much better In my opinion.

  • tim

    i play from uk with ps3 and always get connection problems and BO has been just as bad if not worse for me but also with some friends i play with say the same.it really does ruin game play to a point were buying medal of honor and converting to try that

  • Agent355

    i'm on team deathmatch right now, in a party with my boyfriend who is on the same system and our friend who is only one zip code away from us, and we are being constantly disconnected. it's literally every two games or more. it's pretty frustrating. i understand there's always bugs and connection issues in every newly-issued game; i just hope they fix it quickly, because it's really quite annoying.

  • Duvane

    It lags really bad when I play online aswell.I hope they patch this up really soon though.

  • fatboy_of_nam

    This game is a joke, since getting it i've probably only had a handful of fault free games. Its not a connection issue because i can play MW2 or Medal of Honour without a problem, load up Black Ops and everything goes to shit. Love the game when i can play but most of the time i get disconnected, or just severe lag. If i could i would get my money back rather than put up with this shite

    • Mike Guenther

      My son had the same problem with Black Ops. All of the other games worked fine. Black Ops for some reason requires that you have at least 3.5 bars on your wireless network connection. If you are in a fringe area away from your router, lay the Xbox 360 game console flat on the table and rotate left right until you get enough signal (4 bar indicating on network connection). We use a D-Link DIR-655 Xtreme N Gigabit Router and it gives a 130 Mbps wireless connection to the Xbox 360. Since we use several computers simultaneously on the wireless network, I changed from 1Gbps connection to our provider (Comcast) to a 6Gbps connection. The game runs trouble free now that the signal level is stronger.

      • fatboy_of_nam

        unfortunately its not a wireless problem, not only is my PS3 right next to my router but i also tried it wired via ethernet with still the same problems. Since posting the first comment it has improved, slightly, but now instead of lag resulting me getting a kicking from all the other players, i now get lag and the game ends or the game just ends with a 'Transmission Error'..such fun

  • butchdingle uk

    i'm using the Wii version and cannot log get on to the main multiplayer part of the game although playing the Zombies game online works!!!!!!

    • danny

      go to the profile section and make another profile id up – and log on with new profile name – this worked for me 100%

  • neil

    i think black ops is the biggest let down of the cod games rubbish frame rate causes major lag all the guns are well under powered and it takes a lifetime to get kills(whole mag),also the re-spawn points are a joke thinking seriously about selling black ops and go back to medal of honer

    • elite_junky

      i agree black ops is the biggest let down from the cod franchise it has so many issues it really pisses me off " trying" to play a game that laggs so bad i cant tell u how close ive been to throwing this game in the bin …… i am seriously thinking " i should have brought medal of honour" ….. pls pls sort this shit out or it is on to moh for me ….

  • darren

    i live next to an excange so you would think my conection would be great but no what a let down for COD it seems to me that treyarch are to blame it was the same with WAW ive had the game since it came out and played MW2 more times ime so pissed off, black ops is crap in every way

  • lol

    Load of S*** PS3 has worse problems, constant lag and can't connect to friends. Which is funny cus i have no troubles on mw2 WAW and MW!

  • Wesam

    Ok relax Neil. It’s not a let down. It’s just buggy. And for what it’s worth. I live in Saudi Arabia and I don’t experience lag per say but I get disconnected from the lobby after every single game. Lobby closed, server timed out, transmission error. It’s pretty shitty cause I can’t get a proper game going. MW2, the same bunch of us used to play 10-15 games without a single problem. It’s a disgusting experience IMO. Sometimes I shoot the SHIT out of people in the face and they still kill me. Come with replay cam and apparently I haven’t shot a single bullet. I guess that’s the fucking lag.

    • moaz

      i too, live in saudi and i cant ever connect to a game in black ops and in MW2 i use to live in the us and i use to love the game. now that xbox live is shit and f-ed up here i cant play, and i even have 4M!!! i livw in riyadh btw

  • Racnoss

    Mine won't even work at all tonight and keeps crashing my PS3. MW2 my old friend, I'm coming back!

  • pirate_jb

    the lag is awful yesterday it completely froze my ps3 i had to restart the whole thing i posted a screen shot on my twitter @pirate_jb. At one point after it timed out I got somebodys elses gamer tag and profile

  • Mike G

    I’m in the uk and everything works great through the day time. Things turn to shit at night though. I thought it was because the servers are busy but that’s also when alot of Americans start playing so this distance thing could be the issue. I just don’t play online at night until it’s (hopefully) sorted.

    Love the game when it works though :)

  • Ranier

    Everytime i play black ops multiplayers on PS3 i have connection prolems. It's weird because i can get into a game pretty fast, and my connection is pretty good but everytime the loading screen for a game comes up it says thers like a problem with my connection to treyarch. Anyone know of a way to fix this

  • Pyro2032

    I play in the UK, had it 3 days and almost snapped my controller in two out of frustration. Framerate and laggy connections seems to be the problem. I shoot a guy with a spray of 9-12 bullets, he shoots back, hits me twice, I die. Killcam shows I shot him ONCE and once only. Pffff. Poppycock.

    I've been stood right in front of a player at point blank and shot him in the face a dozen times, he knifed me in response and I was the one that died.

    It's a bit like running around joining in with playing soldiers with a group of people with big powerful guns when all you have is a spoon to hit them with. It sucks. I want my £40 back.

    They SAY it's going to be fixed with patches etc, but I don't see how lag is fixed like that. And the game should never of been released without these issues being detected and rectified first. Come back infinity ward, all is forgiven.

    I was a poor player on MW2, but at least people died when I shot them.

  • Tony

    I play from the UK, but all my team mates are in the US….every time that I am in a party, just before the match start I get disconnected…and I have to quickly join one of my friend to pray that I'm going to be in the same team…most of the times says SERVER BUSY which is quite frustrating….are you going to fix this?…is someone else having the same problem?…so annoying!!!!!

  • McRibIsBack

    Connection issues, lag, long load times, combat record glitches and getting booted are synonymous with BO to me now. And all for what? Wii graphics and no spec ops missions.

    What an unbelievably frustrating and disappointing game!

  • Kekoa Hawaii

    I had no problems on mw2 with lag and connection problem maybe just 1 out of 10 matches would lag but with black ops every match lags it’s pretty bad when my teammate kills the guy I’m shooting at and he dies but It still headmarkers for me even though he died already. That’s only alittle bit of the problem I keep getting discounted due to tranmission problem, what the he’ll is that?

  • efan

    its the most laggy game ive ever played on line, i have full connection bars and yet its extremely slow…

    • John

      I HATE Black ops It takes 15 min to get started playing zombies

  • icky

    i just bought the game today and am in Canada and I've played only 5 matches online and had to turn it off.. My connection speeds are normal as well as my ping.. My first match was fine, but I quit that lobby and went back about 10 minutes later in a new one for 2 sessions and left cause of the lag, and joined another lobby and left after the 2nd match again.. I had ONE bar,, wtf Black Ops?

  • Serial_Killer951

    I have a PS3 and it is sooo bad! I was so excited to play this game because of how bad mW2 was getting and now I already can’t stand the lag issues with black ops! I seem to lag a lot more in hardcore for some reason and I also noticed that I either do better in the beginning or the end of a game. Its like I’ll be fine and then all of the sudden I can’t hit anything at all. People tend to be able to shoot me while I run around a corner. This lag is a damn joke and I can’t stand it. We bought the game to enjoy it and not hate it and want to throw our controllers against the wall. Not one of my friends have said how much they enjoyed the game. Everyone just screams and yells about how shitty this is. What makes it worse is Im hooked up with an Ethernet cable and use a wired headset so you would think these would keep the lag down.

    Fix the lag already jerks!!!!!

  • john

    i have rang Activision they said u got to open the ports which i did and the dmz ! this do not work one bit i want my money back its a joke we need to stand together and send all black ops back because they got all the money and now they laughing at us!!

    • GholaTlx

      That's why I and others from my generation we usualy dont buy computer games( or console ones) we use cracked ones. pirated you know. If we like the game we buy it, well me at least. But you see that's how some people get rich, by suckering thousands and millions of people into buying something. It's called capitalism. If you dont like it…kill yourself, suck it up or do a violent revolution, those are the choices.

  • Sean

    Heya i just got black ops and i cant connect to live server it saying connection problems and if u know what to do can u tell me :)

    • MoreCowbbell

      TAKE IT BACK!

  • james

    i really hope treyarch reads threads like this so they can see that coming out with a game with the most lag and disconnections many of us have ever seen has hurt the franchise,, if you read alot of blogs/forums it a whole lot of "back to mw2 or MoH" i mean im resorting back to mw2 even with all of its noob tubes and over powered everything,,, i'd rather die by the hand of a noob that has skill with a launcher than stab someone in the back, empty 2 clips, and tomahawk them only to die and see the kill cam shhow all i did was stand there looking like an idiot i have already returned my Black Ops, such a failure it had so much potential… now what will this horrible game do to future CoD titles? hurt them or will they advertise them in a way obama ran his campaign? "This new game is change, NOTHING LIKE Black Ops" and if they do that,, can we believe them? im a huge CoD fanboy but enough is enough i cant deal with horrible games,,, and this is an EPIC FAIL

  • stevie

    I`am on PS3uk, Fri 12th night 800,000 people online. tried for about half hour to get a game with friends no joy, Stuck it back on this morning 400,000 people online still no joy.
    It`s killing my kill score the only reason I like playing these games but when you haven`t got a fair advantage it`s pretty worthless. Soon my mind is made up it off to game for a trade.

  • jesse joslin

    I say we all go on strike in front of their d*** building for the money back. They got so much money all around the world for selling this game. Atleast they could do is fix all the lag. Its rediculous how much money they made off selling a SUPER NINTENDO game!!!!! Tier 1 is a 10x better game they should have stuck with beta. COD enterprises whatever your name should recall all of these games and get DICE to make the online multiplayer. treyfart should never be allowed to make another game. Thanks for totally disgracing this franchise!!!!!!

  • MattCarter

    The lag is a disgrace. I’m playing on Xbox 360 & I simply can’t play online. This kills at least 75% of the game (all the online modes, zombies etc…) we’ve all paid out £40-£50 and people will flood back to the shops to trade it in, you’ll be lucky if you get £10 back. This is going to be one of the worse games of 2010, a massive disappointment. If you haven’t got it yet… don’t bother! You’ll be able to pick it up at a discount price in a month.

  • jason

    i am constantly being thrown off line in bo. im getting rather fed up with it and if this continues then i will get rid of this game

  • Liquitech

    I am annoyed!
    I live in the middle east. But instead of playing servers from middle east or near middle east, I always connect to some random host in TDM.
    I've never had a full green bar in black ops, most of the time it's orange.
    I find the game, Team Deathmatch, and less than a second im either in a lobby or straight up in a game. Usually i play with the arabs and i can tell with their names, but nowadays it's different. I get people with microphones and i can tell from there accent that they're american or some european country.
    I am shit annoyed, everyone has a 5 second advantage over me. While i usually have to empty whole magazine to kill someone who's standing right infront of me.
    this is on the ps3 and i have a fast connection, its just to what i am connected to, the host.

  • ironspider616

    This lag is a joke, at times it takes 5 minutes for me to get put into a lobby, and when i'm actually playing I'm about half a second – a second behind everyone else! i lose every one on one, the only kills i get are from behind or if they cant shoot for ****. its so frustrating as I never lost a 1on1 in MW2 and i rarely get a positive ratio now. i literally cant play it without wanting to throw something at someone, preferably treyarch for not SORTING IT OUT.

    also i know its only a Beta, but the theatre mode is ****. when there is a host migration or the connection is lost, you can't view the game! i've lost about 10 sick tomahawks because of this, and with the problems people are having, connection errors happen often.

    sort it out treyarch because to be honest, at the moment, your game is awful

  • Capt. M.A.Scott

    its sat. afternoon and i still cant play any match w/o the ps3 hanging up…

  • Cain

    I hope Treyarch READS THIS!!!!!!!!__1st of you make the game look so fucking good. Proper hyping it up in game shows etc, plus giving it the HOLLYWOOD look for launch so that you can mug us for 40 – 45 pounds!!!! you should know by now that everybody in this forum loves COD but your taking the piss mate you cant even afford decent servers for us to enjoy the game, who do you think pays your fucking wages????? US THE CONSUMERS!!!!! INFINTY WARD WILL PISS ALL OVER YOU IN THEIR NEXT COD game when they balance MW2 with no noobs ect! __I've been playing the game for 5 hours so I can review myself! and the fact is that____1

  • RubberBullet

    I am in Australia – bought the game yesterday and have had ONE decent game (although with only 1 bar of connection). I assume this is because the Aussie servers are crap (can't believe they are full) or non-existent so I'm connecting to a server 15k miles away or something. I'm running hardwired via gigabit ethernet to a cable modem with a 24MBs internet connection (runs 8-12 on a bad day) so local speed isn't a problem. Must be that Treyarchs servers are connected by a 56kbps dial-up at the other end. Crap – I'm off back to MW2 until it's fixed.

  • dave

    I know this seriously takes the piss got the game at midnight launch paud 45 quid for this shite everytime i try to join a lobby takes me atleast 5 goes before i can even play i recieve like 9.8mb so connection isnt an issue just treyarch are wank infinity ward should definatly develop the next one that is if treyarch havnt completley fuckin ruined cod for everyone by then i mean seriously on a game this hyped up you would think they would at least try and give a decent multiplayer experiance im back off to play mw2 id rather stick with the noob tubes and launchers than lag like crazy every game treyarch you fuckin suck

  • guest

    at least u an get on….i bought for wii and it is glitchy as hell and i cant even get on multiplayer…WTF?????

  • James

    This is the very LAST cod game I'm gonna waste my money on. BO is great when you get a good and consistent connection. But MAN this is not often….I hate when I build up a good kill streak and you get host migration and then game fails……HOST MIGRATION rarely works…..I am furious about this….I love the COD series, but this is killing it….I've put BO back in the box and going back to Bad Company 2….there I get dedicated servers and NO CONNECTION issues !!!

  • kevin

    I was playing black ops. It was no blood and gore. And no body part falling. They need to fix that game. Thought this game suppose to be blood and gore. Because I read a label and it said blood and gore.

  • dan the man

    wtf this is compleate crock of s??t the lag well i thought mw2 was bad i thought wrong black ops IS a joke by the way im on ps3 i play hardcore tdm n hd 3 4 all. half a clip when i try to shoot sum1 and it dose nothin thay shoot me 1 or 2 n im dead. and then theres disconnect errors/player kidded or lost connection. n then in game lobby player mic not showing up. carnt invite friends. n when playing the game your kill score being wrong. must i go on. to what i no of this game made 380 mil n thay carnt afford sum good servers and a couple of programers to sort the defects out. i think i should grab the game n the receipt n some solid info on the problems. n them selling an unfinished product n demand my £45 back.

  • dan the man

    allmost 4 got treyarch u suck

  • Ronnie

    hello i play BO from sweden and it's o joke. most lag i ever had on a game. Battlefield works fine online. this is real bad

  • Positive Emotions

    Yea I'm from Saudi Arabia but it seems getting me into US games..

  • craig

    kicked out 17 times in 1 hour not even a decent game ether on ps3 realy angry what a crock of shite black ops is mw2 all the way!

  • Rory

    I play in Holland with one of the fastest internet connections available (glassfibre) ive tested the connection it is fine and very fast. But when i go online in blackops say 66% of the games i play, i experience major major major lag. Getting very very agitated. In games it often says migrating to new host wich is just as sucky and often results into ' error game lobby closed ' or ' could not connect to the host ' NAT settings are fine (type 2).

    Really shame on you for releasing a game that has the same issues as the friggin' 4 releases before this, you'd think they would learn… if the next release is gonna be like this or it stays like this longer than 2 weeks i am returning the game and switching to battlefield… ( witch by the way is almost never lacking connection)

  • Rory

    I play in Holland with one of the fastest internet connections available (glassfibre) ive tested the connection it is fine and very fast. But when i go online in blackops say 66% of the games i play, i experience major major major lag. Getting very very agitated. In games it often says migrating to new host wich is just as sucky and often results into ' error game lobby closed ' or ' could not connect to the host ' NAT settings are fine (type 2)..

    (ps3 by the way)

  • rafael

    hey i play black ops in uk on xbox 360 most of the time i log in i get lag all the time it takes ages to find games and whenever im in a online lobby with my m8 and he starts searchin it always says party is no longer available and also i keep getting randomly disconnected from xbl. what is the cause of all this please give me answers

  • Kekoa Hawaii

    Another thing wrong is sometimes in team deathmatch the teams is suppose to be 6 on 6 but some matches are 7 on 5 and that is not a private match. And at the end of some matches u get no xp points or money I killed 20 and 4 deaths and I didn’t get shit. So u before check yourself black ops because it’s not jus lag on the game you just halfass da game to make money. Black ops is seriously a joke right now!!!!

  • tony

    i dont seem to be getting any lagg at all but can not conect to any of my friends they all live close to me so it cant be a distance thing never had a problem wif mw2.. waw was similar but ther would always some 1 who could host the game but this is terrible.. i am absolutly gutted seens like treyarch cant cope wif building a multilayer game like iw can

  • Bazza

    totally fed up of disconnections and lag. Why is there no governing body slapping Treyarch for providing such a poor service? Game is pretty good, but a lack of imagination when creating zones, some are very similar to each other. Certainly nowhere near an improvement on MW2. I would have been happier with more MW2 map packs being introduced.

  • alex

    So disappointed in Black Ops…the online is disgraceful…how can Treyarch stand behind a followup game that cant compete with the previous release (MW2). The online graphics do not match those of MW2 and the sheer game-play is not up to par. A Supersoaker has more power than these guns!

  • Nonface

    This has got to be the most frustrating experience I’ve ever had with a video game. 70% of my matches disconnect. I’ve had problems with MW2 but black ops is way worse. Now I can’t even find a match and when I try to join a friends game it says server full! These are HUGE bugs and need to be addresses asap before people start demanding their money back. I paid for my game to work not for it to be a paper weight!

  • Sam

    JUST TERRIBLE. 4 games out of 5, I get an host change (which finally ends up in the game freezing forever, or just dropping), or a connection problem, an host so shitty that you can't really play. I mean comon, this is just ridiculous. Games are dropping in the middle of a killstreak, erasing my in game data. I also sometime re spawn, but I can't see my guns, I can shoot, but I can't see my gun. Usually this doesn't last really long. Seriously, this game is Fallout NV all over again.

  • Sam

    Oh yeah, I forgot, I started a game, normally, and, after a host change I got myself against 8 other people, by myself. Funny thing is, I kind of totally owned them ^^ But still, this is ridiculous. I also got connection loss for the last 5-6 games. Maybe more. I know for a fact that my internet is not the issue, wasn't for any other online game I ever played anyway.

  • lars

    I got a NEW ps3 ( my old one had problems with blu-ray again ) always had decent connection, now with black ops, 8/10 rounds stop before the round is over, this takes all the fun in playing away!! All my contracts also fail because of this because this does count as game time.

  • Cole

    I play on xbox 360 in th U.S. and i dont have any lag problems at all. My problem is that i can't even JOIN A GAME. i have traded the game iin 3 times and still nothing. I've changed my router setting and set up port forwarding and still nothing. All is says is "server is not available please try again later" Please activision, Treyarch find a fix for this

  • Aaron

    hi i live in the middle east, i have been psyched about this game for months. i got the game yesterday, incredible masterpiece. but i seemed to be doing badly, pushed select and saw that i had 1 bar! the highest ive gotten was a mere 2 bars. i was connected to all the europeans instead of the arabs i normally connect to in mw2. i still enjoy the game but its hard to enjoy it enough when me and all my friends are always lagging in every single game. they should make a patch, which gives users like us the ability to use the matchmaking that was in mw2 to find the best possible games for us. please fix this plague treyarch, a game like this shouldnt make many users regret buying this game.

  • janus

    This is no Modern Warfare 2 for sure. This is a cheap Beta version of a game. Entirely untested…what a waste of 60 bucks…just like Mod Nation…lmao

  • Nathan

    Most laggy online game I have ever played in my life…absolutely terrible affecting gameplay in the worst way…not a matchmaking or county issue, its a game issue…severely disappointed with it so far for 360, if they dont fix it theres really no point in playing

  • JohnB

    Haha I have two jobs. One is overnight and the other is in the late afternoons, so I almost never have time to play. But my little brother baught it yesterday so I stole that sh**. I played it and I almost broke it. I had very similar problems as some of you and had only one bar. Hell, I was even lucky to find a game to be put into. It would take up to 20 minutes in order to even put me in a lobby. Thats not all. I can't even connect to a lobby in nazi zombies. Thankfully combat training intrigues my interest a little. Because besides that, the server for this game is a complete FAIL! But surely enough, updates will come out and this will be fixed. It is just frustrating because I come home to enjoy myself before I have to go back to work twice the next day and I cant even enjoy myself because the server is messed up. I really enjoy this game as far as the combat training. So I cant wait to get to play online. Thanks for reading and sharing! :)

  • Chad

    I live in Canada and yes the lag here sucks too. Nothing worse then having the muzzle of your gun right in his face and fire to be killed by a knife. And the Constant bad Connection, connection terminated, Groups not able to stay in groups, Not being able to join back to a group when the game drops the player is all CRAP. Im on a 25 mbps doanload and 7 mbps upload so I know my connection is fine.

    This is COD 7. Meaning the franchise has had 6 previous versions to sort out this crap. Get on top of this and fix it. Screw your marketing crap and deadline BS. If the game was not ready to release then it should not have. stop catering to the executive suits and start catering to the ppl that are actually buying your crap.

  • George7

    I play black ops from India , its pretty much lags all the time in black ops .. Most of the times I just wanted to leave the match but chose to stay for the xp. I mw2 and there aren’t any lag issues there it’s the perfect game .. I donno but infinity ward did it, so y can’t tryarch .

    Hope the lag issues are cleard or even il be stickin on mw2

    P.S

    Treyarch needs to give IW BJ , infinity wards is the best developers for Cod series, 2 games 2 hits.

  • henkyspermatankie

    1 thing i just want my money back…
    played 4 hours straight played 1 entire match without disconecting.
    than i try to play cod4 and no disconecting.

  • dak

    treyarch sucks ass in the past 2 call of duty games they developed. World at War sucked ass in respawn points and now Black Ops is effin retared in lag. when will treyarch start to get their damn games right. wasted $60 on what could have been a good game. MAKE DEDICATED SERVERS AND STOP HAVING YOUR PLAYERS BE THE DAMN SERVERS!

  • goobz

    ive been sooo physicde about this game and since i bought it, my blood pressure is through the roof, i mean im at level 50 but the lag was sooo bad i dont even know how i got there once in a while i get a decent match with players from my country in (kuwait) but now its all EU and US servers 1 bar and uber hella quadra lag, treyarch needs to get there shit together because just about every single highschooler including me are gonna quit if this doesnt stop now! FIX THE DAMN LAG

  • Troy

    MW2 no problem. I live in the Bahrain and always seemed to connect to players in the middle east. with MW2 and had a great connection. Blacks dishes me all over the globe it seems and it blows!! I have never seen more the two bars (yellow) but a majority of player are full barred always. WTF !! I have High Speed Fibre Optic Internet. WTF !! This game is a big letdown when it comes to Multiplayer. I wish I could fix it. WHo's fault is it. Is there anything we can do to have the same connection as we did with MW2?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=581083402 Anthony Prosser

    i cant play the game atall my ps3 says there is an error and doesnt do anything bar bring up the wall paper can someone help.

  • SirEbrum

    Xbox360 user: This is some of the slopiest networking code I've seen in 10 years. This reminds me of playing Half-Life online. While the PC users get fixes on the server side and a slew of suggestions for config file fixes, anything for the consoles will have to be fixed by Trearch. Compared to the prior IW COD games, this is definately a step down, to the point that if I could take the game back, I would and wait for Gears of War 3.

  • matt

    this is the worst call of duty i have ever played the lag is so bad you can shoot someone in the back and they can turn around and kill you like that iam going to trade it in for medal of honor. how can you go from having a 2.06 kill death ratio from the other call of dutys and play black ops and barely even kill people i wont buy anymore call of duties iam pretty pissed off i spent 60 dollars i didnt have on that game for someone who has been playing online since the orignal x-box and loves war games this game is garbage the old games like black hawk down were 10 times better and not as laggy

  • oooo

    tryarch are **** i miss infinity awards

  • jimmywine421

    Black Ops seems like an ok game but tons of lag…. (ps3) I wish infinity ward was a part of this game cuz i have little to no problems with lag on modern warfare. In Black Ops it shows my connection bar going up and down. If it worked propperly I think it would be a nice change of pace from Modern Warfare but ooooo well i think we all got screwd!!!!!!

  • Casey

    Playing on PS3 in the UK and I can't even get in a game anymore, 'migrating hosts', 'Waiting for other players' 'session disconected' etc etc. All ports are open. I have no issues with BF Bad Company 2, never dropped a game frozen or had any connection issues, i'm staying well clear of any COD. This really is a poor show considering how much money they've made from us on this, plus the graphics are absolutely terrible compare to the previous MW2. What is going on??

  • gary

    xbox / ps3 it doesnt matter! bought 5 copies 3ps3 / 2 xbox, kids! oh and me lol at 12 midnight,man wish id gone to bed and not botherd!would be nice if they admit a problem an just put a note on the screen!say issue is being sorted or not!
    just a joke,what a shame every one thinks game is sh.t and its there fault for having crap servers,admit the problem and get it sorted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • bob

    treyarch failed servers crash daily and my constant lag which result in me going 0 and 35 a game ( average) has stopped me from playing.

  • Andz

    (PS3, UK) Not really played on any of the Cod games, prefer uncharted 2 for online gameplay, but got caught up in all the hype, plus got friends who had the other games and played as a team so thought I'd give it a chance . . . BIG MISTAKE . . . Can't connect at all to my friends, although I can get straight into a game, just start to get into it, then BAM 'migrating host' s**t appears then after trying to load no ****ing host then go back to a lobby that then closes to start again with no points or anything, after ages of trying it plus getting demoted from 26 to 8??? no idea how . . Think I picked the worst CoD of the franchise to try and get into it, all in all could have been a good game but really just a big let down, surely we have rights as consumers (Especially with the sales figures and prices) to at least get what we paid for if not then a full refund!!!

  • allen

    Evrery time I play with a party of my friends it's almost next to impossible to get in a lobby. We try to get in TDM and can't. So we try Head quarters and sometimes that will work. We spend more time switching host and sitting in the lobby then we do spend playing the game. Also whats with not having a full game options of hardcore?? If you like headquarters you have no choice but to play CORE. The guns are way under powered and takes almost the whole clip to kill someone. Also the lag is so bad that people can kill you once you have ran around the corner (so it looks like on my screen) but in the replay they can clearly see me. This is terrible. Tryarch and activision need to step up and let people know that they will be fixing these items. They had no trouble letting us know when this game was coming out. now let us know when you are gonna fix it. My friend tried calling activision and all he was told was to go online and read the TECH support. And unless your a computer IT guy you won't be able to do what they tell you to do. (plus it didn't help)

  • Rick

    I'm in the U.S. and it takes forever to get onto a match. Then once I get on and it's about to start, it tells me that there is a connection error. At first I thought that it was my wifi, so I hardlined my PS3 with my internet…same error. Don't even get me started on the lag. Also all the contracts that I've completed/failed are gone. I don't get it. I paid for the Prestige Edition and I'm pissed that this is happening. The makers of the game and everyone else involved in this game has had ample time to deal with glitches and the such. You (Treyarch and Activision) had to have known that this game was highly anticipated and that you were going to have a multitude of people buying it. So why the hell didn't you account for it? I had MW2 from day one and NEVER had the issues that I'm having with COD B.O. FIX IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mark

    I am from Uruguay and i've suffered this problem since the first cod, i think they should care about this problem before anything else, it sucks.

  • spencer

    is this for real???? i waited for cod black ops to hit the shops, and payed my £45 only to find i get booted, loose connection, cant speak with my clan, unable to get into a game lobby!!!! i found the single player very easy and quick to complete, a bit too easy, so this shows that this is really a game for online play, but the issues need to be addressed as i want what i paid my money for!!! is that too much to ask for????

  • dan

    hello we have found the problem about the bad servers on ps3 for black opps u c wen u press triangle to inv friends well what they have dun is put to much into those it updates evry 5 seconds and because of how much updating they game does and 1mill online world record players thats the problem plus i herd there doin a live update were they just inject str8 into the game without updating n so far its gettin betta as u must feel now

  • Jim

    I'm severely disappointed with the online play. The constant lagging and the failure to connect is unacceptable, especially with a game that cost close to $70 with tax. When the game works properly it's enjoyable, but most of the time it just drives me nuts. I hope there is a fix for it soon.

  • Neil

    Its pretty bad, im in the UK and the online PS3 play is unplayable from 6pm to gone midnight then it starts to get a little, not a lot, better. They need to fix this and fix it now, i have no issues with MW2 or MoH.
    Is it just PS3 owners having this issue or xbox owners to?

  • RJ95125

    THIS GAME FLAT OUT SUCKS! THE CONNECTION IS THE WORSE… THE REGISTER IN THE GAME IS UNREALISTIC…. THERE IS NO POSSIBLE WAY ANYONE CAN SURVIVE A WHOLE CLIP OF AK47 OR G11 TO THE FACE AND STILL SURVIVE… THIS IS THE WORSE NETWORK I HAVE EVER PLAYED ON AND ILL MAKE SURE NEXT TIME TO RENT ANY GAME BY TREYARCH BEFORE I PURCHASE…. MW2 IS THE BEST GAME EVER MADE AND "INFINITY WARD" IS THE BEST.. THEY CANNOT COMPARE ANYWHERE NEAR INFINITY WARD AT ALL…
    **** IF YOU HAVE NOT PURCHASED THIS GAME… SAVE YOUR CASH!!! ******

  • lewis anthony

    my ps3 lags i live in the uk my signal strength is 77% consistent and either my ps3 wont find a game even at the signal strength previous i can only play from 3pm to 5pm why is this any tips i have also moved the ps3 why is this prolem

  • Andz

    (PS3, UK) As this site is just a review site I think this games been reviewed, and didn't do well. I would now like to know if anyone knows of a site where we can all voice our problems and hopefully get them resolved or at least acknowledged by whoever deals with these sorts of issues, ive tried contacting Acti, Trey and even Sony, and basically its either not their problem, go to online technical help page ( like thats gonna help_) or check internet connection . . . ( Online with every other game OK). Just want to get this resolved one way or the other and I can't be a***d looking through page after page reading about the same problems wasting even more of my time on a problem that shouldn't even be there!! Oh and I don't care how many people are online at the same time, I paid £40 for a product that should work, all the time, not just when everyones tucked up in bed . . any suggestions would be apprieciated thank you and i'm sure any site for aftersales issues would probably suffer the same connection problems as the game!

  • Alan

    In from Canada and i play 360, now I thought that it was my crap wireless connection to my crappy router but i switched routers and it was the same thing. The lag is very anoying the game is almost unplayable and obviously a lot of people are upset. Now i just got the second update that was sent out and still the lag is terrible. Even connecting to a game takes 15 to 20 mins to get into. So now im waiting for a solution that is effective if its an update or a router firewall thing. So if anyone out there comes up with an idea it will help a lot of people if u get it into the internet as soon as possible

  • Ken

    Is Activision going to get their act together. Black Ops is a huge waste of time and hands down the most frustrating gaming experience I've ever encountered. Who in the right state of mind would want to spend 4 out of their 5 gaming hours interrupted by bad connections or lagging due to Activisions lack of server support. I'm not an internet connection expert but I have common sense. After wasting an entire day trying to get ONE black ops multi player game in I decided to pop in Modern Warfare 2 to see if I had the same HORRIBLE connection………and guess what!? MW2 works perfectly fine!!! I am done with the bullsh!t poor excuse of a game called Black Ops and back to my Infinity Ward buddies and Modern Warfare 2.

  • hasekna

    I play in UK on PS3. Seems to me some games are awsome and i can destroy the enemy, but others are completely unplayable. Maybe 50/50. Me and my flatmate play split screen online and that always seems to be ok? I dunno somtimes it feels like as soon as i see an enemy guy i'm dead, i don't even have a chance to get my sights up and ive got steady aim pro on? MW2 was definately better connection, although i noticed a lot of people lag switching.

  • jul

    I recommend pressing "select' and chose 'locale only' if you want to play with people near you
    Playing from Mauritius..connection really shit and have to wait for other friends to get the game so that i can benefit from the better connection..cant play online 4 now but having fun killing zombies

    btw if you have a green connection and still get kill a lot, i think you better improve the way you play..many bad players use bad connection as an excuse

    • Chaz

      USA, TX, PC – I'm sick of all the connection interruptions during a game and you have to get out and get back in adn the server moves to the next map automatically. They have a few more bugs to work out or quite a few people will consolidate and sue I am sure.

  • edgar gomes alves

    it happened the same too me guys!!!i bought 3 games one for me and the other two as gifts,im in switzerland and i cant play with my friends since i start playing this game,i want my money back,the reason why we all bought this game was to play online wihtout that its just shit!!!

  • killingfetish

    I’m in the u.s. playing on xbox 360. I’ve had lag issues even after setting my search filter to locale only. I know dedicated servers are primarily used for pc gaming but come on, even epic realized the importance of dedicated servers and announced them for gers 3. Um sure activision has made enough money from sales already so why ate we stuck with random host selection?

  • Chris

    I have conection problems in the UK, It is so frustrating starting a new game, getting a great score and all of a sudden you are disconected from the server thus loosing your points gained!
    This game was not cheep to buy and you should sort out these issues asap!
    otherwise you will loose your followers!

  • Bloody Mad

    Simply… Treyarch can't produce s&*% … sorry yes they can and have and have called it Black Ops. I'm off back to MW2

  • Disgruntled PS3'er

    I play PS3 in Australia and I cannot connect to my friend a few streets over in multiplayer, we even tried to connect in a private match and it wouldn't even get into a game, Unable to join session, this game no longer exists, etc.
    I'm pretty peaved at the lag too (thought they would have fixed this by now, where are we? COD 6,7?), as you've all heard before, unload a whole clip, die and no shots fired in replay. WTF?!
    As for being buggy, it's clear they haven't learned from the last games of the series what they'd need to do to avoid all these connection issues, especially overseas.

    I'd like the option to play Australian players through Aussie servers, then it'd be more fair.

  • John Doe

    I have this stupid game!!!! U cant play it!!!!! "Game loby closed, Connection Failed…etc" Right now been trying to play at least one map for abut an hour now, cant connect!!!!!!!!!!! And i know there is a lot of people on it and that why its hard to get in, but i payed $65 for the game i CANT PLAY!?!?!?! I WANT MY MONEY BACK

  • Jedibeast

    I always have played with friends of mine in us i live in uk and i’ve always had a few troubles with the cod games but this takes the piss i get dissconected from every lobby we go in this sucks so bad its put me off my gaming sessions , cod, and ps3 get it sorted

  • Chris

    Xbox player in mid-west Canada. The lag, connection issues and party issues are TERRIBLE!!! Our region has more fiberoptic backs then anywhere else in the world (this is a fact), so there is no telling me that it is our ISP. It is a money grabbing BS company that can happily take a billion dollars from customers and still deliver a terrible product. Phone them up and give them hell for it.

  • John

    massive lag, always disconnects from game. need i say more. freaking awful. treyarch have released a half-assed game. oh and the sensoring of names is a joke. created custom class can't call an assualt rifle and assault rifle as assault has an ass in it. what a bunch of c**ts

  • mayorpufnstuf

    forget writing on forums to get activision/treyarch's attention. write them at their offices. print out a screen shot of every "lost connection" error you get over this week and mail it to them. considering how often the connection is lost, activision would have an extra 25 tons of mail to sort through next monday.
    maybe they'll listen if instead of having a typical monday with a few hundred pieces of mail, they get a few hundred thousand.
    Activision Incorporated
    3100 Ocean Park Blvd.
    Santa Monica, CA 90405

    or call them at;
    310.255.2000

  • Gavin

    Yeah defo the worst connection I’ve ever seen!!! I live for black ops and think the game itself is awsome! The BEST! ! ! But the lag and connection stinks after aLl I paid 40 pounds for it!!! I can’t even get in my friends lobbys EVA!! Greedy twits! Who won’t give us decsent servers!! But yet still charge full price!!! Ill be going back to mw2 if this is not sorted!! Plus I’ve got loads of friends who I will get to drop black ops and stick to mw2! Can’t believe how greedy you can be!!!!! Proper pissed!!!! FIX IT PLEASE!!!!!!

  • Thor

    I'm in Canada on PS3. As such most games (I've enabled world wide connections) are with Canadian and US players. I have a great internet conneciton (6Mbps+) and I have so many problems with Black Ops connections it is ruining the experience. I consistently get the message that I've been booted due to a connection problem, time after time. It reconnects fast then I get into a lobby and I'm booted again, and over and over. Never happened like this with MW or MW2 or NHL2009 etc…though often with World at War. Treyarch has made a great game but they definitely have communication handling issues with their MMO's!

  • Rob

    What an absolute joke! I was relieved to see an update available when I tried to load it up just now, but then since then I've tried 10 'games'……7 of which never made it past the lobby screen (after an eternity of matchmaking), 3 actually started up but 2 of these promptly ended in a flashing "Connection Lost" animation.

    At least Treyarch seem to recognise how rubbish they are and allocate resources accordingly…..the "Connection Lost" animation has improved drastically from the previous installation!

  • mathew

    i play xbox 360 and every game i have a stedy red bar and its rediclous mw2 was perfect no lag i get black ops and im beging to think i wasted my money

  • randy norton

    treyarch got there$$ p.s.3 OUT

  • Joshua

    i play black ops on Xbox 360 in australia when im in a australina server i have full connection and average about 25 kills but when i connect to my m8s in the uk i have a red bar connetion and strugle to hit 10 kills because of the lag its like wtf but thins is the only game it happens with every other game i play works fine when connecting to them so they need to sort this out. i even tryed customer support and they gave me some bullshit about my remote location even tho i said tha other games work fine for instance halo reach i get full connection when connecting to the uk

  • Christian

    Yo I live in the middle east. I am in the military and since there are no middle east servers, i always connect to american servers and a 1 to 2 bar connection every time. When I connect to uk people, i usually get a three bar but that is usually once in a while. I wish they can put servers in the middle east so I can get a three bar atleast 3 out of 10 times. It makes me not want to buy black ops anymore. I mean I am really good and i dont diserve that. no one does

  • jae

    ok i really like b ops but i cant get on any match and if i do it lags soooo bad i just quit and i have to play combat training and it wuld be nice if u could prestige… and this is on 360 with wildblue internet. and the only CoD game dat works is cod 3 and its boring

  • cheese

    I am really disappointed and even feel like I've been jilted of my money. They charged us premium price for a beta game. It was flawed seriously to begin with, and they make patches for insignificant and non-existent problems while turning a blind eye to the real faults of the game. I have given this game more than a fair shake, logging in over 200 hours, and I have to resign to the fact that this game will not get fixed like I had hoped. I have a group that plays every night but we are discussing other games to take the place of this one. Some of us have sworn off the franchise and also treyarch. One map I go 32 and 4, then next I go 3 and 21. I shoot people point- blank and don't get hit markers. I run around buildings only to get shot around them by players who are not even in the line of sight anymore. the game picks the worst hosts, and although they promised us better host migration and all, the game will continue on with a host bringing all players down to one and two bar signals and hold that host the whole time they're in the room. This game is a waste of money and will do nothing more than aggravate you to the point of turning it off with a red face and gritted teeth. Treyarch… you failed. You know you failed, yet you focus on releasing map packs to rake in more money rather than focusing on making this a good game. Wait until someone makes a game of similar style without the playability issues and the call of duty series will be forgotten like a dirty sock.

  • Macca

    The most frustrating and annoying game out on the Market. Definitely not worth the money. Far too many connection problems, considering all other games online are trouble free. Do the math!

  • The Bevastator

    I bought the Hardened Edition for £65 and purchased 1200 MS points for the map pack and now I can't play it at all. Thanks Activision, you suck.

  • Allan

    I love COD Black ops on Xbox 360. This is the first game I have played on Live against other people, so I eagerly played and practiced figuring my kills being low a lot of the time was just me needing to get better. Then one day I saw a YouTube video showing the lag problems if you are not the server computer. So then I started to watch the replay when I get killed and felt I got them before they shot me. Sure enough the replay in many cases did not show a single bullet leaving my gun! My issues are not as bad as some people have described here. I don't have too many issues with connecting to games although it does happen. I do have too frequent of connection interruptions and often a lot of lag. I have a high speed wired connection to my Xbox 360 Slim. Game installed on my HD, Xbox Live says everything is great (open). I still love the game but it is seriously tainted by the lag issues and will affect me buying any future offering in the COD line if they don't deal with this with Black Ops.

  • Jason

    I am in Okinawa Japan, I have fiber optic internet, and my download and upload speeds between here and Tokyo are 33.93 Mb/s and 12.33 Mb/s respectively. In black ops on xbox live and on the playstation network, I set my default to local only but I am constantly playing people from all over the world. I am always plagued with lag and the few times when I am the host I get people leaving me messages to get a better internet server because they have lag. I never had this much lag with MW2 so I am assuming it is a Treyarch issue. The game is good by I get so frustrated from the lag sometimes that I wonder why I keep playing it or if I will buy the next call of duty game when it comes out.

  • LonesomeGeorge

    Keep wanting to rage quit black ops after connections are poor on ps3. This is after playing mw2 with perfect connections. However it seems to be my problem as i always have the worst connection in the game, 1 or occaisonally 2 bars. Would like this to get fixed as this especially ruins the game.

  • Excubitor

    Lag from Hawaii is hideous. Watching killcams is depressing. half the time you find out you were dead before you ever had a chance to see the other guy. Whem you get host, everyone else quits due to their lag. Treyarch needs to monitor ping times and insert delays into systems that have a very short ping compared to the average. Then at least most of the players would be about even. Oddly it seems that three bars is the worst. That's when you die all the time. When you have two bars, at least the lag seems to work in your favor sometimes. Go figure.

  • Renan

    I have a xbox 360 in Brazil and ever time I play with other brazilians in zombies, the connections fail, I wanted to know why it happens

  • lalpat

    i live in trinidad it's an island in the caribbean…………almost every game i play i get two bars and sometimes three bars and thats the highest………i'm not goin to change the filter because not much ppl in my country play

  • bobby

    When I try to join a game it 3 quaters of the way and lags out help plz need fix bad fo double xp weekends

  • Anders

    Black Ops is a game riddled with issues as I have learn't like most people have in the most frustrating way possible. Connection issues, Lag issues, Disconnects and more should have been written on the box cover so I passed it by when looking for a new game to buy. Don't get me wrong I'm not a COD hater exactly but due to these ongoing issues I think I'm about half way there and definitely considering not considering the next COD iteration. Online gaming is what it's all about, the technology is there and readily available, my question to Activision and Treyarch would be this, why are you blatantly ignoring the fact that your products online are not up to the standard of other publishers/ game developers out there? When is the right time to start listening to the multitude of individuals who have purchased your products? Maybe discuss with the board to take a slight dip in their quarterly's then go about investing the right time and money in getting the technology up to specification and in doing so maintaining a consistent and loyal fan base. This is just my opinion but it doesn't really look as though these guys are taking me very seriously when they put a product in the market that is quite frankly unfinished and again riddled with issues.
    I'll conclude my ranting with a **** you Treyarch and a very big **** you too Activision for standing idly by and doing sweet **** all while millions of people around the globe purchased your product while knowing full well your online offering was below the standard in more ways than one. Way to go corporate machine for killing the hours of hard work and creativity the developers and engineers put into it.
    BTW PS3's PSN network maybe free, but thats exactly why PS3 games are at marginal premium and I'm cool with that, too bad some greedy peeps out there don't agree…

  • me!!!

    shouldnt there be a quality controll issue with this just like everything that is sold to the consumer??????

    • Anders

      There is a definite quality control issue with their end product. But the only way at this stage to really get Treyarch and Activision to acknowledge it is to no longer support them, at least until they make the necessary changes. I could go on about it all day but as a gamer I know as a fact that their products are just not as polished as the competition and it really messes with the zen thing in untold volumes. The games are actually really good but you know Activision has a bad track record for this kind of carry on. Black ops is the most buggy of all 15+ COD games released since 2003, but I wouldn't be surprised at all if it has been one of the most profitable (and that's what it's all about??) (the answer to that is no btw).
      Other companies wanting to break into this genre are going to have much easier time with wooing me in the near future and I'm just itching to find a suitable replacment. DICE anyone? Battle Field 3 is looking absolutely stunning, I will be partaking.

  • a1lake

    after reading the complaints on this forum im sorry to say people THE IDIOTS AT TREYARCH are not listening to our complaints. instead of sorting out horrendous connection problems with better servers what do TREYARCH do – yes people you guessed it – they bring out more new maps at £10 per go. All TEYARCH are interested in is making more money and ripping of their customers. Get a grip TREYARCH we cant play the maps we have so why keep selling us new ones!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Linkman72

    Call of duty black ops is the worst game I have ever played for connection, we are forced to play against foreign players (even though we select locale only)

    I have a 30mb broadband connection and have never been able to get a decent signal on this game, when a foreign player joins they automatically take the connection from the british host WHY WHY WHY ??????

    You can shove your next game guys I will never buy another game from your company, it is bad enough you encourage cheating but alongside the terrible server incompetence you have once again not bothered to listen to gamers complaints.

    • Erefsdfq

      same with you bro… no more CoD.. Waiting eagerly for Battlefield 3..

  • Linkman72

    Call of duty black ops is the worst game I have ever played for connection, we are forced to play against foreign players (even though we select locale only)

    I have a 30mb broadband connection and have never been able to get a decent signal on this game, when a foreign player joins they automatically take the connection from the british host WHY WHY WHY ??????

    You can shove your next game guys I will never buy another game from your company, it is bad enough you encourage cheating but alongside the terrible server incompetence you have once again not bothered to listen to gamers complaints.

  • JayBeaty99

    I hate it. I cant play online with anyone. Or on any games. It sucks.

  • defella

    Hi all

    I am a regular on Call of Duty games and will be taking my PS3 with me when I move over to Oz. The question is, will the connection still be decent when playing online with my UK friends from the other side of world?

    Thanks in advance

  • Anonymous

    The issue is simple, local only should mean local only. Period. Done. This IS patchable. Next problem.

    Instead, local only usually throws you off of several solid potential matches simply because they’re already filled with a bunch of furry-palmed nerds in a clan (take your pick of clans/scrubs in States with the worst internet infrastructure i.e. Minnesota, Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, etc. – or basically cities that MLG hosts their LAN tourneys where these clan kids get demolished by LAN pros but think they’re “leet” because of prior laggy xbox live wins) forcing host by their regional uplinks to each other and preventing host migration. Ever notice how you have a six-man crew and magically only five will enter a room? This is why.

    So you jump into a room with people at least 2,700 miles away from you, and that’s if you’re lucky and they’re still within the continential US. Usually, it’s hardcore laggy Canadian mounties some 200 miles north of the last known civilized establishment (for some reason this is unequivocally the number one game that Canucks play with by far the largest percentage ever playing of any and all xbox live games – and they ALL have shitty internet) or South America’s finest in Columbia, Venezuela, Mexico, etc. with their lovely 900 ms ping times that rock the synch gamestate and have you enjoying up to 3 second delays on your bullet hit detection and watching them stafe sideways and back up at speeds that exceed sprinting forward.

    Of course, things have only gotten worse granted some of the aforementioned joke clans (i.e vbi, ksi, xgc, dog, itz, etc) have learned how to strike massive packet loss in games without connection manipulation or ip flooding. Indeed, you will encounter 4-5 hillbillies on the same couch with 1-2 laggy canadians as a crew which will almost never acquire host (even with an upload spike – confirmed) but will destroy the opposing host team’s ping synch to the point of hit boxes being some 10 feet away from avatars and auto aim assist that will steer your character for you.

    A great game entirely ruined by the philosophy that all should be able to play, including those on welfare internet running 20 trailers off of one b-band router pushing 128kbps upload. Call of Duty: bringing people together, one laggy match at a time.  

  • Anonymous

    The issue is simple, local only should mean local only. Period. Done. This IS patchable. Next problem.

    Instead, local only usually throws you off of several solid potential matches simply because they’re already filled with a bunch of furry-palmed nerds in a clan (take your pick of clans/scrubs in States with the worst internet infrastructure i.e. Minnesota, Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, etc. – or basically cities that MLG hosts their LAN tourneys where these clan kids get demolished by LAN pros but think they’re “leet” because of prior laggy xbox live wins) forcing host by their regional uplinks to each other and preventing host migration. Ever notice how you have a six-man crew and magically only five will enter a room? This is why.

    So you jump into a room with people at least 2,700 miles away from you, and that’s if you’re lucky and they’re still within the continential US. Usually, it’s hardcore laggy Canadian mounties some 200 miles north of the last known civilized establishment (for some reason this is unequivocally the number one game that Canucks play with by far the largest percentage ever playing of any and all xbox live games – and they ALL have shitty internet) or South America’s finest in Columbia, Venezuela, Mexico, etc. with their lovely 900 ms ping times that rock the synch gamestate and have you enjoying up to 3 second delays on your bullet hit detection and watching them stafe sideways and back up at speeds that exceed sprinting forward.

    Of course, things have only gotten worse granted some of the aforementioned joke clans (i.e vbi, ksi, xgc, dog, itz, etc) have learned how to strike massive packet loss in games without connection manipulation or ip flooding. Indeed, you will encounter 4-5 hillbillies on the same couch with 1-2 laggy canadians as a crew which will almost never acquire host (even with an upload spike – confirmed) but will destroy the opposing host team’s ping synch to the point of hit boxes being some 10 feet away from avatars and auto aim assist that will steer your character for you.

    A great game entirely ruined by the philosophy that all should be able to play, including those on welfare internet running 20 trailers off of one b-band router pushing 128kbps upload. Call of Duty: bringing people together, one laggy match at a time.  

  • Anonymous

    The issue is simple, local only should mean local only. Period. Done. This IS patchable. Next problem.

    Instead, local only usually throws you off of several solid potential matches simply because they’re already filled with a bunch of furry-palmed nerds in a clan (take your pick of clans/scrubs in States with the worst internet infrastructure i.e. Minnesota, Carolinas, Georgia, Florida, etc. – or basically cities that MLG hosts their LAN tourneys where these clan kids get demolished by LAN pros but think they’re “leet” because of prior laggy xbox live wins) forcing host by their regional uplinks to each other and preventing host migration. Ever notice how you have a six-man crew and magically only five will enter a room? This is why.

    So you jump into a room with people at least 2,700 miles away from you, and that’s if you’re lucky and they’re still within the continential US. Usually, it’s hardcore laggy Canadian mounties some 200 miles north of the last known civilized establishment (for some reason this is unequivocally the number one game that Canucks play with by far the largest percentage ever playing of any and all xbox live games – and they ALL have shitty internet) or South America’s finest in Columbia, Venezuela, Mexico, etc. with their lovely 900 ms ping times that rock the synch gamestate and have you enjoying up to 3 second delays on your bullet hit detection and watching them stafe sideways and back up at speeds that exceed sprinting forward.

    Of course, things have only gotten worse granted some of the aforementioned joke clans (i.e vbi, ksi, xgc, dog, itz, etc) have learned how to strike massive packet loss in games without connection manipulation or ip flooding. Indeed, you will encounter 4-5 hillbillies on the same couch with 1-2 laggy canadians as a crew which will almost never acquire host (even with an upload spike – confirmed) but will destroy the opposing host team’s ping synch to the point of hit boxes being some 10 feet away from avatars and auto aim assist that will steer your character for you.

    A great game entirely ruined by the philosophy that all should be able to play, including those on welfare internet running 20 trailers off of one b-band router pushing 128kbps upload. Call of Duty: bringing people together, one laggy match at a time.  

  • http://www.facebook.com/mixalhs4ever Mixalhs Iwannou

    I download about 390 kb per second but I lag 1-2 seconds I am from greece

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1731747736 Ahmed Attalla

    i have internet connection speed 2mbs per sec… and i just keep getting this 2 signal strength out of 4 while playing online…. am from the middle east (Egypt)i was wondering is it because of where i am or is it because Sony just doesn’t give a **** about the middle east?

    • Ekig2322

      Nobody cares about the middle east.

    • Ekig2322

      Nobody cares about the middle east.

  • Scoobydoo

    I’m from good old Oz (in the south). I Luv to play online bar the fact that Black Ops and the previous CoD games are soooooo laggy. It just about drives me nuts with frustration and you just feel cheated when you clearly shoot someone10 times, they take one shot at you and they win…….Every bloody time….Grrrrr.

  • Et42083

    I have a 12 mbps connection and I have it set to local only. but I think that is just there for fun it dosnt mean anything I none stop play people from different contries they are never from america and I have it on LOCAL ONLY….WHY HAVE LOCAL ONLY WHEN IT IS NEVER LOCAL ?!?!?!?!?!?

  • Dachsfilet

    Im currently living in australia. Love to play balck ops zombies with my old friends from europe. all the same it is not working, just leggy cause ive only 1 bar all the time. Does anyone know how to fix it?

    • Mr Bende

      Hi mate i find the solutio. It works fine now im in vic and was slow then i set to local only ablnd now works fine. In the lobby press the select button on your remote and there set to local
      Finally i can enjoy playing yaaaay

  • Jack

    If you want them to fix it you need a major movement to boycott their next game. Why should they fix it when their sales continue to go UP even though the “bugs” have not been fixed. If sales go DOWN then activision will get on their ass because activision trades on wall street. Wall street wont not take kindly to their stock if sales disappoint. So for now Treyarch will just count their money. The reason i am no longer buying COD is the idea that i get punished because my games are full of lag and i leave the match because of their incompetence is laughable. By the way does anybody here feel that their zombie games are getting too over the top. Hey treyarch, i just want to kill zombies