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Black Ops 2 1.03 live on PS3, patch notes on way

We have been reporting the Black Ops 2 problems we’ve experienced during our review on the PS3 and also those of our readers, which has now led to patch 1.03 going live and should be available for you to download right now. Around 2 hours ago the Game Design Director at Treyarch stated that Black Ops 2 patch 1.03 had been prepped and should be rolling out soon, although within the last 30 minutes we’ve seen the update go live in the UK and US for PS3 users.

The file size is just 58MB and came shortly after the message of the day, which explained they’ve been able to quickly identify issues with Black Ops 2 after listening to gamer feedback. This means certain server problems have been fixed, and they also touched on the fact that a patch would be rolling out to correct “game-side issues“. You can see the message of the day below, although it seems a few issues have already been reported in regard to Black Ops 2 patch 1.03, but some of these might be minor teething problems.

Expect some problems to fix themselves — the latest tweets from David Vonderhaar, Treyarch, explained that some issues found after installing Black Ops 2 update 1.03 will “self correct” and this includes certain messages stating, “Game versions are incompatible“. He explained that with over one million people online grabbing the latest patch it would cause a few teething problems, so his recommendation is to “hang tight“.

It is also true that Black Ops 2 patch 1.03 won’t fix all problems, although Vonderhaar points out that there are “some good fixes” for the most common problems reported over the last couple of days. They are going to fix more issues shortly and this will mean Black Ops 2 should receive patch 1.04 in the coming week or two, but the biggest question PS3 gamers have is on the matter of freezing and crashing, which we touched on before. We are yet to hear if the majority of freezing problems are fixed for PS3 gamers, but we’ll know more when the full patch notes go live. Earlier today we mentioned that the Double XP weekend had started, although a number of our readers are still pointing to many issues after the latest patch and initially a few had a problem seeing Double XP start.

Have you installed Black Ops 2 patch 1.03 on your PS3, and if so have you noticed any changes? When the full release notes arrive for this update we will post them here, so feel free to check back soon. Let’s just hope at least the crashing/freezing stops, and the connections to friends and family improve while playing zombies and multiplayer online.

Written by Daniel Chubb

Daniel is the CEO of Dansway Communications LTD and founder of product-reviews.net; a top blog dedicated to breaking tech news, hands-on reviews and delivers real solutions to everyday consumer electronics hang-ups.

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ampadman
ampadman

my black ops 2 keeps saying game versions incompatiable and its been saying this for a week now and i cant play online or anything only local campaign and single player zombies…… help please

jamie
jamie

Major let down impossible to play due to lag and freezing, I usually play 10 – 12 hours a week on cod, I have played 3 hours of this and that was the worst 3 hours of multiplayer i have ever played. Fix it quick one pissed off ex-fan.

Abdulkareem
Abdulkareem

I’m having server-related issues. “Error: Black Ops II server is not available at this time”. I’ve been having those issues for about 48 hours! Fix it asap, please?

mista_nite
mista_nite

My NAT type now says STRICT. It was OPEN before the patch. I dont freeze anymore though, but cant party up with all my friends, and yes ive already done all the DMZ stuff port forwarding firewall static IP tricks soooo…. That sucks.

mynameis....
mynameis....

still not working for me

Jah1337
Jah1337

I updated about 3am today and since I can see my double exp and multiplayer crashes have stopped and getting a game isn’t a problem even with moderate nat settings, it was open when I started playing but switched since I got a replacement hub from BT don’t know if its the hub or update cos I got the patch then sorted out my hub

Kevin
Kevin

I’ve had to black screens freeze up last night once right after a multi game, then when I hard reset it did not load the game at all just say there on a black screen…hard reset again then worked…hope 1.4 out soon.

tony
tony

installed the patch last night still no change freezes on menu still and when it does load it feezes on zombies campagn and mutilplayer, tried it again this morning and still THE SAME??????, i have deleted the game data ultilty and played it on and offline still nothing?????? really am starting to get fed up with playsation i STILL CANT PLAY IT FROM MIDNIGHT LAUNCH DID THEY EVEN TEST THIS PATCH, what am i suppose to do

dkwcrew
dkwcrew

Loaded 1.03 and still hard-crashing right at start menu (after intro video). Absolutely no change since purchasing Black Ops II on launch day. So very dissappointing, especially with XP2 weekend and can’t play at all! Also, concerned on my PS3 with all the hard-crashing… It better not make my PS3 crash completely!!

Gvern357
Gvern357

Quit bitching and get a Xbox. 🙂

ESGunz
ESGunz

Before the 1.03 update, I could have often online. But I had VERY frequent crashes which had me to hard reset my PS3. After update, I’ve been playing for a few hours now and I havnt had a crash since. So atleast for me it’s working slightly better 🙂

barbob75
barbob75

the patch didn’t fix the freezing on campaign mode when i rescue woods from the ship at the checkpoint after you hide under the log. it cant be my game ive traded it in 3 times for a new copy, very disappointing.

packattackfan
packattackfan

installed patch. can now log onto gm while logged into psn without gm freezing. great! still get the message cod servers are unavaliable at this time please try again later. so what now?

Tracie OConnell

theatre needs to be fixed! it does’nt record games and when it does it only records 3 minutes of it, secondly the time it takes for people to join your game needs fixing and the escort drone bug

Alex
Alex

Game still freezes and crashes

Mike21
Mike21

Servers are still down on mine and I’m getting pretty pissed off at it

ah
ah

The patch worked great! No more freezing !! everything runs perfect!

Fifty
Fifty

Done the update and its says the servers are down

wants to play
wants to play

I did up date and still froze up right after 1 multi game…so what did the patch do? Please fix asap sick of it already.

j t b

Mine’s actually pretty good now. Only problem is Dragonfire from a Care Package won’t deploy on Nuketown. Dunno if anyone else has this

James Smith

The gamehas stopped crashing, I am still unable to connect to psn servers and play online. goodbye double XP!

Haime
Haime

I’m not getting any double xp and the game keeps freezing after the patch , treyarch keep working

Antics27
Antics27

I played a few games after the patch with no problems. Dominated with an SMG all 3 matches.

KrazyAceOfSpades
KrazyAceOfSpades

nope no changes at all i still after an hour of waiting get into one game when its done and loads to pregame lobby it freezes before getting to the lobby then when i hard reset i then cant even get past the intro scene

Camilo Olarte

So weird that I never get problems when everyone does. I mean that for all games. I guess I am one hell of a lucky guy. In life in general it’s the same. Anyway, I got the game at my door on Thursday afternoon from Amazon UK (I live in Spain) and I redeemed my code inside the steelbook case without a problem (please remember that wherever your game is from, your account you redeem it on has to be the same! Example: UK game means the code only works on an UK account). Redeemed my code from the coin… Read more »

WhyTreyarchWhy?
WhyTreyarchWhy?

Treyarch, I expected better from you. At least you are (hopefully) working on the active issues at hand. Still, this should have never been an issue in the first place. I would have thought that when you developed the game you would at least make sure it would work on both consoles… What a waste of $90 (Hardened Edition)

Thomas Tucker

Im not haveing any problems now or few days after release,But since the patch the weapons and gear is alot more accurate and smooth 🙂

kyle
kyle

i think they snuck in a assault rifle buff too, they have been doing better today ( or a SMG nerf )

ItsProbingTime
ItsProbingTime

just downloaded it, lets hope there aren’t anymore crashes

Cleverman
Cleverman

You have to restart your PS3 for the update. I just got it. It fixes most glitches! Remember the game is new and obviously it takes a few days to fix ALL glitches. PS3 is on it .

Mattyd125
Mattyd125

still getting server disconencted = no multiplyaer = no double xp this is pathetic, they should definitely do something to make it up to us , i havent been able to play one online game yet !

Shayne Black

Still no fix on being able to hear footsteps at all with awareness everything else has always seemed fine to me. no footsteps ticks me off though

FUCKACTIVISION
FUCKACTIVISION

I haven’t been able to play any multiplayer games because of the server errors on Black Ops 2, I preordered the game and got it on launch day and since then, the issues hasn’t been resolved, very disappointed.

martin
martin

still cant get into MP at all patch done nothing for me

Synderrs
Synderrs

Update done, less freezing. NO ONLINE SERVER IS STILL NOT AVAILAIBLE

Corra
Corra

Fat ps3 still turns its self of nice work :(:(:(

Phr0zen1971
Phr0zen1971

Patch 1.03 applied, Nuketown 2025 MP still freezing WTF! So much for this fixing the freezing issues.. this is taking the p!ss

dcfvgb
dcfvgb

changed my nat type from open to moderate, thanks treyarch

Rob michaels

Now with update every time it tries to migrate host it quits game.

MadHater
MadHater

Stops freezing but I can’t join my friends cause of some incompatibly crap.
Great treyarch nice job.

yesitsucks
yesitsucks

i missed the update nd now it tells me im incompatible with some of my friends how do i fix this?

Mahesh
Mahesh

The treyarch team should fix the infamous “Synchronizing Game Settings” issue, that is my biggest problem with this game. When I am in a party it seems to occur more often than not. Hopefully they are working on that already because I know it is a common issue.

krimo
krimo

server is not available again,bad work !!!!!!!!

StinkyPunan1
StinkyPunan1

i did the update but still says server is unavailable

ch76
ch76

fixes the freezing but still says servers aren’t avaible, congrats on fixing half of the main problems.

aaronweber123
aaronweber123

still having freezing crash problems with my ps3 even after the patch is installed. happened twice in 20 minutes. 1 time was a frozen game of GRIEF zombies (which did go back to the menu ) but the second game i played froze my PS3 after the end of a zombie game (which required my ps3 needing a system reboot)…..

NubianGB
NubianGB

Before this path today I was able to play 2 games over 2 hours, since patch 1.03 I’ve played 5 games 20 mins!!!!! Thanks treyarch!!! Double points weekend whooo!! Haven’t seen a huge fix for lag but huge plus with ability to connect to games!!!!!!!

TheShamrock7
TheShamrock7

Just downloaded patch played a few games and system froze while loading match.

MadDog
MadDog

Mine still has the same problems, can’t join a party nor anyone mine, I can get into lobbies, but most of the time when it’s loading me into a game it just stays at the full bar for a minute and then kicks me out saying “server disconnected” any ideas?

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