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COD Black Ops: Major Connection Problems – Treyarch to Blame?

We were afraid that this might happen, but it looks like the latest patch update for Call of Duty Black Ops on the PS3 has actually caused more harm than good this time around, as we’re hearing countless reports of players being thrown out of games.

Firstly, just take a look at our initial report if you don’t believe us. We told you the exact moment patch v1.04 went live on the PS3, and then shortly afterwards, we were unexpectedly bombarded with message upon message about how frequently players were getting kicked out of matches for no reason.

We’ve picked out a few comments for you to read below:

From Ben: ”In my experience, it has gotten worse. i am trying to connect to a game since 10 minutes, and every session i join either gets closed, host leaves or whatever. seriously, it went from annoying to unplayable for me”

From Daniel: ”Firstly, give them their due for listening to us gamers and TRYING to fix the problems but it just didn’t work, after installing the update 3 of out my first 4 match’s were ended early due to connection error (I’ve not had to reset PS3 yet today but only been on for an hour so) unlike a couple of days ago when it was 5-6 times in the space of 4 hrs.”

From Sly: ”It’s WWWAAYYYYY worse since i have installed the patch 1.04. 9 times out of 10 i’m kicked out after 1 minute of play with a transmission error. I can’t believe this has been tested before beeing relase. PATHETIC.”

With that said and done, we needed to test out the problems for ourselves. 180+ complaints speak for themselves, but we also saw the problems first hand too. First game, started with a host migration after 10 seconds, the game didn’t switch host. Second game, same thing happened again – but instead of not switching host, the game actually froze and required a hard restart of the PS3 console.

It’s not ideal is it guys? Especially when Treyarch continue to shift the blame to the user by saying it is a router problem and not a fault of their own. Take this latest Tweet by Community Manager Josh Olin for example when replying to a user complaining about lag in the game.

”That means your Router has a strict NAT, causing your lag. It’s not the game.”

Surely its not down to the router every time someone gets kicked out of a game? Hopefully we’ll get a word from Treyarch regarding this, as it’s a worrying sight seeing the sheer amount of people who are affected by this.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you still having connection problems with the game or not?

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Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

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