There are numerous reasons being thrown around as to why Black Ops 2 on the PS3 is experiencing major freezing problems, crashing, and other connection related issues when playing online, but we’ve been impressed by the rapid release of updates to try and find a solution to these issues. In the last 24 hours we’ve heard directly from Activision, and they’ve stated in so many words that Black Ops 2 patch 1.04 is being worked on for the PS3.
The moment Black Ops 2 update 1.03 went live we published details about this attempt to fix problems with the PS3 version, although this led to more discussion in relation to new issues appearing after the patch. PR readers confirmed that hard resets still needed to be done after installing the latest update, and crashes continued to plague certain gamers but it’s worth pointing out not all users are affected. In fact we’re now running Black Ops 2 on a PS3 Slim and also the latest Super Slim, and strangely we’ve had constant freezing on the Slim but no problems on the newer PS3.
Black Op 2’s first double XP weekend ended up a nightmare for a lot of PS3 gamers, although Activision didn’t try and defend their position and instead confirmed on their support website that problems still remain. They said COD: Black Ops 2 had received a patch to fix the freeze/lock-up problems, which some people are meeting when playing the PS3 online, although “some customers” still have problems with their PS3 freezing and they’re doing “everything” possible to fix these lock-ups and to find a solution. You can see the exact statement here, which shows Black Ops 2 patch 1.04 will likely release within the next few days in another attempt to fix the PS3 problems.
Do you have any problems that need fixing in Black Ops 2 patch 1.04? You might want to see our article from earlier today about the UK first week sales of Black Ops 2 being less than expected, and is reportedly less than the two previous Call of Duty games for first week sales in the UK.
We took the screenshot above when looking for parts that you can see at different areas of the map when you leave the zombie bus. You need to hunt for parts and take them to set locations, which then allow you to build different items that can be used in your effort to withstand the endless onslaught of zombies. We personally love the shield that allows you smash zombies flying, although you miss out on gaining valuable points for purchasing guns when using the shield.