Now that I have had Call of Duty: Black Ops for 10 days I am starting to filter out the common problems from the unique ones, however one problem which is affecting me and my friends is getting a party of six into a game, at least one member of the party always gets an error message reading “game session no longer available”.
For me, online play is all about enjoying yourself with your mates and using teamwork to defeat your enemy, on Modern Warfare 2 me and five friends became extremely good at hardcore headquarters by playing on the same team each night, however we have had just a handful of games together whilst playing Black Ops.
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We know that it is not a router-related problem as all of our NATs say “Open”, also the exact same friends with the exact same connections worked fine on MW2 (excluding a few hiccups every-now and then), therefore the problem must be with Black Ops.
It doesn’t seem to matter who is host, we all meet up in a lobby then the host searches for a game, if we are lucky 3 or 4 of us make it into a match, however the other friends receive the error message, they then have to join session in progress to get into the game, which often means we are in a party together, but playing against eachother.
I would love to hear whether this is a common problem, and whether it affects PS3 and PC gamers as well, obviously we know there is going to be a bit of lag here and there along with the occasional error connecting to a game, but this particular problem must is affecting me over 90% of the time.
Do you receive the game session no longer available error message when trying to play Black Ops online with a group of friends?