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COD Black Ops: PS3 Patch Update 1.04 is Live – Any Problems?

We have some good news to share with you now, as we can confirm that the highly anticipated v1.04 patch update for Call of Duty Black Ops, is now live on the PlayStation 3. We want to know your feedback after installing.

As we told you previously, the change log for the latest update is pretty long, and it looks like some of the major problems in the game will finally be fixed up on the PlayStation 3.

We’ve just download the update and it didn’t take long at all – we’ll be posting up our feedback on whether the problems have been fixed up in a short while. We’re hoping that the matchmaking has been sorted out as it was becoming a constant pain being kicked out of lobbies for no reason, especially with the frequent ‘tranmission errors’ that do their best to really make you angry.

Treyarch has also said that they have fixed up the exploit that players were using to keep killstreaks and custom classes even though they had prestiged, so let us know if this particular fix has been implemented successfully in v1.04 or not.

Interestingly, Treyarch has also added an additional security measure to the game, one which is said to ”enhance detection and banning capabilities” – what are your ideas behind this?

The update is available to download the next time you boot up the game. If you are still suffering from any connection problems, previous issues which havent been fixed, or indeed brand new problems since installing 1.04 – leave us a message in our comments section.

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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bobby1084
bobby1084

this patch makes joining a game impossible.

SuPra_inferno
SuPra_inferno

only thing it fixed was the sniping at least wen i finally get to play a full game i cn have fun quickscoping

KimboGusty
KimboGusty

When you accept invites from friends and join TMD or whatsoever… you cant mute people in the game sessions… you just return to the "friends list"… So far the patch fucks up everything. And now I noticed that when you try to join games its coming up "Error: Server is full." together with friends and also Notice: game lobby closed… I have tried to join games for like 20 minutes with 2 friends in my lobby. And it just doesnt work even once…! sooo… and "party is no longer active." even though I have invited my friends for a session.… Read more »

Lee West
Lee West

Just got totally p:,)d off, update has made this game completely unplayable for me online. For info. Very high speed wifi, also tried Ethernet attachment, still getting thrown out of lobbies, waiting forever to join and host migration a bigger problem now. Played 1 full match in 45 minutes. Please Treyarch sort it out, you guys have made a fortune out of guys like us, get it right. As for banning, don’t really care. Let them have fun( if they can get in)

Mike
Mike

Treyarch needs to stop making games if there not going to do it right, the patch did nothing but give us new contracts. I froze up 3 out of 5 matches

jeff
jeff

The patch did nothing, my first 3 games where stopped short do to connection errors, the only differense i see is that they added some new contracts the game still runs like crap

Jay G
Jay G

Absolute joke! Updated it and getting everything from lost host to connection interrupted. Played for an hour n haven’t finished a whole game yet!!!! This is ridiculous, 40quid for a pile of crap!!! Won’t be buying treyarch rubbish again!

nate
nate

yeaaa i agree with EVERYONE!!!!,, connection BLOWS!!! there no point in playing the game it lags and u loose connection 8 out of 10 games!!!,, and wth,,, if you guys actually paid more attention to fixing the connection instead of fixing other crap, such as glitches in zombies, maybe people wouldnt be soo pissed off…. and ZOMBIES! wow,, like you guys have made zombies IMPOSSIBLE!!!!!!,, they hit u like 4 times in a second and your down,they have a 20 foot arm span, and the zombies are soooo hard to kill at level 34 that if u get downed ur… Read more »

zep
zep

imo it's only gotten worse 🙁 played 4 two hours, was only able to finish one game .it is even more unplayable now! waiting for the next update (that hopefully will fix our connection problems)

Matty O
Matty O

PLayed 1 game out of 5 because of freezing another 2 lost connection to host.

Far worse now then ever

Jordan Dyckes
Jordan Dyckes

Treyarch can suck my nut's !!!! I can't even connect to a lobby, the game now not only doesn't let me play with friends, but now it doesn't even connect !!!!! Freezing and more Bull*** !!! 🙁 10 minutes and not a single game yet !!!! ping bbc.co.uk – 33ms, NAT: Open and ps3 in DMZ with public IP… 5Mbps downstream and 448 Kbps up…

i just wanna play..
i just wanna play..

was good before patch 1.04…. now i freeze! mid game!! or i cant connect to a game or it take years to get into a game or we are ready to play we have 15 sec left before we get going and bam lobby closed….y i dont get it?

Adam
Adam

Update made it worse….its at the point where I can't even start a game. Game lobby closes every time. and even if i get in a game I get connection interrupted. Way to go Activision… you suck

Gangmug
Gangmug

What a shit patch we cant even play a single match, Comon Treyarch.

jbn
jbn

dam all the comments say the patch did nothing or made it worse that really is a very important problem treyarch needs to attend to as quickly as possible, i dont know about 360 but i gess treyarch doesnt giv a shit about ps3 which really sucks. Treyarch needs to own up and work their asses off fixing the game, we paid for

mark
mark

Such a fail once again. Have tried to play several games, has taken of ages to get on each. Many freezes, one of which displayed a load of numbers and random characters across the screen. Not happy.

Trevor
Trevor

Wow all people do these days is bitch…. Treyarch is trying and although i'm not a "gamer" i get a lot of use out of my ps3 play it almost everyday, black ops almost everyday and yes i agree they do have server problems and connectivity issues and everytime i get on black ops i have to recet my router first but i think we should realise that the game is relatvely new and for the most part is in working condition and i can ussually play w/ out having my fun "stolen" because of server issues. It's certainly productive… Read more »

ssshotgun
ssshotgun

mine didnt use to freeze that much really maybe afew times a week and with the odd game restarting,i downloaded the update and its froze 4 times already,very dissapointing think ill just sell it and go back to mw2 much better game imo.

Nick
Nick

I now cannot access ANY game and my account has been re-set to level 1…any one else been re-set for nothing?

Dave
Dave

i didn’t have any problems till 1.4 patch, now its unplayable

MadConvictor
MadConvictor

They failed with this patch. It made the whole MP more worse than it already was. They needed a whole month to make this patch but it seems they only spent a day on the PS3 one. Now they will need another month (according to their own statements) to make a new patch. The first one will probably fix patch 1.04 and after that they need another patch to fix the original problems (+1 month again) which sums up to 3 months total (including the time from release to now) to fix the startup problems. I am so proud of… Read more »

Cameron West

Update made things worse! It takes so long to matchmake and they put you in half filled lobbies! Gladly go back to 1.03 if i could! 🙁

Jo3
Jo3

Piss poor effort Treyarch, I appreciate you listening to what we want and trying but you’ve got to do better than this, especially with the amounts of revenue this game has and is making. 25 minutes to get into a game is unreal and only being able to get into 1 out of about 10 HCTDM’s that I attempt is a flat out joke. Get the next patch RIGHT and get it out sharpish.

NOT HAPPY!

Solidkrieger
Solidkrieger

OMG this shit is crazy. Since the update, I can’t even get into a game anymore. Are they for real.

Wm_Munny
Wm_Munny

serious issues….since the patch I have not been able to play a complete game! The game locks up, shows disconnections and ends early, or the whole PS3 locks.

panic turtle
panic turtle

much worse, cannot get into a game, found 1 wager match in a hour. Money back for ps3 gamers

Jpg256
Jpg256

I can't even play this game, it freezes every match within about 30 seconds. I feel violated, thanks for gaping my bunghole Treyarch.

Steve C
Steve C

Like some said ^^^ was fine-ish before, now it's unplayable-literally.Thanks for the new contracts, but try and play an entire match.Sod it, try and play for an entire minute!!!Grrrrrr

bubba
bubba

Takes 10 minutes to join a game and then either freezes or disconnect, pointless.

I was fine until patch 1.3 and this one has made it worse

davemacsp320i
davemacsp320i

must add ps3 nat type is 2 = open

davemacsp320i
davemacsp320i

downloaded on 2 ps3 both nat types were open after update 1.04 thay are now on strct makeing the game USELESS sort it out cod you lot suck at makeing games an should be banned rom doing so

Maggot
Maggot

sniping is still the same shit..

Mathew
Mathew

I can't believe that so many people have posted so many PROBLEMS in the last few hours! 14 dec 2010 19:00 gmt.
Before the update i didn't notice any problems, except for losing a connection to a host (which i considered normal); now, however, the game has crashed 3 times in a row during play; after which a reboot is the only fix….crap!!!
please address the core problems first before trying to ban cheats!

Frank
Frank

The patch is worse I got connection error 6 straight times haven’t been able to complete a game since I downloaded the update. I officially give up on this pile of crap game. Right back to MW2 and trading this unplayable mess in for whatever I can get. Now that infinty ward has been destroyed I guess mw2 it is for a while.

JoeMercy
JoeMercy

I've neen trying to join a game for 30 minutes and no success!!!!!!!! can't play multiplayer anymore.

john
john

1 4 patch made things worse for me ….takes forever to find match even longer to load match then disconnects after 5 / 10 secs ….had enough really cannot be bothered trying ,im going back to mw2

Nick
Nick

Not been able to play a complete game since updating, absolute rubbish and feel ripped off

JTP
JTP

Have had 4 hard freezes since the update and numerous lost connections. Game lobbies close and when they don't it has an issue balancing the teams. There can be 12 players in the lobby and it says waiting on more players to balance teams. I have completed maybe 6 matches all day. They should roll back the patch to 1.03 and go back to the drawing board.

de2hat
de2hat

Treyarch ur a joke, the new update don't work, if anything it's worse! Just played 3 games of TMD, result – 3 disconnects and if that's not bad enuff they all count as losses too! It's now become unplayable so Treyarch, you can stick ur game up your ass, I'm back on MW2!

Spud

So far been lost connections from first game now waited ten mins to join new one not looking good so far

Dan
Dan

The patch has shitted up the servers even more.

KINGHEB
KINGHEB

WASTE OF TIME NEW UPDATE……………………………………. frezzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee conecction error….WTF TREYARCH…MW2 dust has been wiped of..

Jack
Jack

My NAT type went from open to Strict since i downloaded the new 1.04 update. I wish i bought this on xbox. Has anyone got there NAT open. This is a bunch of crap.

bas
bas

what the hell is this patch man now i have problems getting connected to game not before this patch treyarch this is the last game i will ever buy from you losers fake computer engineers. hell yeah give us back infinity ward because they rule with cod

jeffrey
jeffrey

trying to install the update after a system restore freezing up my system all the time
wont even dowload and freezes the hell out

its a crappy game
cant even play the single player now……

Dave
Dave

I had no problems before the patch now nearly ever match freezes!!

Back to modern warfare 2 or bad company 2!

Bonfig
Bonfig

Only finished about 4 games today, absolute pishflaps

dexter
dexter

i play with my friend and everytime we try to find a match we never get into the same party, the game freezes like hell and load screens take forever, people are going to start selling this game if they can't get their shit together

F1ProStyle
F1ProStyle

i downloaded the patch and its even more worse, connection interrupted every second game even if all players have 4 bars connection

Armin
Armin

OMG… The patch made it all worse :S first i was unable to connect a couple of times due host migration or just a dumb reason that gets me aggresive.. now it freezes half of the time and 75% of the time it doesn't show any progress of matching making..
Than after that 50% and 75% failure it fails another 90% due the game lobby closed, host migration and failing.. let me calculate..

Thats aprox 1,25% of the time you try to play the game, it fails (:
So thank you Treyarch for making me more aggresive 😀

Good Luck everybody (:

hazzo123
hazzo123

this is so stupid, the patch has made it so much worse…… yesterday i was playing fine maybe a few games kicked me out but now for 4 hours i have not got in a game and lasted to the end. It takes about 5 minutes before it attually gets me in the game !

Sgtwhoopazz
Sgtwhoopazz

Havent finished a game this morning!

anotherannoyedgamer
anotherannoyedgamer

yeh i agree with all. the patch made it even worse. constant freezing and getting kicked out. maybe time to sell cod. what is happening to our games.this takes the piss

Jordan
Jordan

Okay everybody stop crying now.

The reason it's so laggy is because theres about a million people downloading the update, quit your bitching.

Thanks

BrB
BrB

info@treyarch.com

spit youre comments here!!!

[G 35]bobroosky
[G 35]bobroosky

Black Ops should have just been a map pack for MW2. The Jeep could have still been called the Black Ops Map Pack Edition.

I've been trying to play for 45 minutes and only played one multiplayer game successfully.

Darren
Darren

Bull crap update patch. Always had strict Nat unless put mw2 in and always had probs joining friends unlike mw2 however until this patch had never had my ps3 freeze up now it does it every game nearly. Epic epic fail I think we should all be entitled to a refund for false advertising. Black ops does not have a multiplayer that’s useable anyway. Very angry

Matt
Matt

It's taking 10 minutes to find a game and when u do it closes or I get kicked

cm17
cm17

it is definitely worse. now i can hardly play a full game without it disconnecting. this is a joke for a game worth 40 quid! everyman back to modern warfare 2!

Sam
Sam

Mint update this… not cant connect to a game and when i do it closes straight away taking the piss, unplayable

luiz fernando
luiz fernando

Me too. I cant download the 1.04 and the error is the same: 80710092. Help me please

matt
matt

I didn’t think they could mess it up even more, but somehow they have, it takes like 10th minutes to find a lobby, which closed 30 seconds later! They’ve made the game unplayable and generally frustrating to play! Well done treyarch, for ruining cod another year

anonymous
anonymous

I agree. At least at revision 1.03, the goddamn game was playable. Now, it's not playable at all. I've been testing the patch all morning with various game types, and I just experienced my FIRST ever (in any game) hard freeze of my PS3 while in-game. The lobbies have become shit, the connection issues are still there (connection interrupted, etc) Sometimes, I'll get lucky and be able to finish a match (to at least earn _some_ XP), but more often than not, the game will terminate right at the end, so no XP for me (or anyone else) that played… Read more »

mee_shee
mee_shee

For all the idiots saying Infinity Ward is better, when was the last time you downloaded a patch for MW2? Because IW got screwed by Activision, they screwed all us gamers. I have no respect for them since they up and hauled ass out of MW2. There’s so many things that need to be fixed on there. Now, I’m not saying that Tre is doing a great job and yes getting booted a million times in one night sucks…but hopefully they will fix it and if they could come out with a patch to fix all the fanboy campers…that would… Read more »

trini
trini

Damn i can't even get the update. Been trying like an hr now it will reach 44% then gives me an error message before this i had no problem with the game ran smooth everything now i can't even play the damn game.

c-ko
c-ko

Didn't work, I just had to restart my ps3 because it froze on the loading screen…. This sucks. Let's all try to get the next game made by a better gaming company. This is rediculous. Where is infinity ward??

Wasted
Wasted

I've been disconnected more in the past hour than I have been in a whole day of playing pre patch. Also, I find it complete crap that they "patched" Hardline Pro. A care package is a care package, regardless of whether it's a sentry gun, sam turret, or a random package. If it was that big of a deal, they should have just lowered the ratio more on getting a Chopper Gunner or Gunship from a re-roll. Fail Treyarch….FAIL.

J. Hill
J. Hill

I've yet to download v1.04 (god help me) but has anyone else noticed that these problems (at least at v1.03) only appear to happen during 'busy' web periods? From my own experience I only get "connection lost", "host migration failed" and the infamous complete lockup when I play early evening (6pm – 8pm) or Friday and Saturday night? If I avoid these times I get almost no problems!

Awesome Man
Awesome Man

Seems that the PS3 is having quite a lot of problems, specially with freezing and connections. I guess it really does suck.

Jerico
Jerico

i noticed this even before the patch was made, people from the philippines have yellow bar or red once they play online, which means the game experience is very laggy, i thought after the patch this problem would be fixed but still it's the same. hope that gets fixed.

also i still get disconnected for no apparent reason in some games i join in

Dark-R
Dark-R

made the game even worse. i cant even finish a match now i always get kicked. very dissapointed.

Stephen
Stephen

I agree, the latest patch has made the game almost unusable.

MANBEARPIG
MANBEARPIG

I think it did good for me no more lag for me and i havnt froze once

owen
owen

i just got da patch and its evn worse i cant even get any more my m8s in a game just me

larry
larry

Update made it worse! 3 freezes in one hour… AAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGh!

Dennis
Dennis

they did put new contracts in 😀

rob
rob

Thank god for Modern Warfare 2

Axemaw
Axemaw

Still a huge bag of poo, taken me 30 mins to get a game then still get connection errors

sly
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.

Chimp
Chimp

After the patch it seems the connection to every game i go in gets interupted every minute or so, it makes unplayable

knockertommy
knockertommy

Getting kicked out, game freezing, problem connecting etc. Never had any problems before.

Unleashed_tuner
Unleashed_tuner

Black ops is freezing continuously and still connection problems. Also the matchup is taking much longer than the 1.03. The game has real difficulty finding a suitable match room. I hope the 1.05 is comming out real soon and that it handles all of these problems, i'm really getting sick and tired of this crap

dotcom_jay
dotcom_jay

to anybody who reads this , its now tuesday da 14 :03 gmt and i can offically say black ops multiplayer is unplayable till new patch. man im gettin sick of COD think Im gonna change to BFBC.

minskey7
minskey7

OH AND WHILE WERE AT IT NOT REAL SURE WHO MAKEING THE GAME DECIDES WHAT YOU CAN SHOOT THREW AND CANT BUT IT IS MESSED UP. NUKETOWN FOR INSTANCE YOU CANT SHOOT THREW THE CARD BOARD BOXES BUT ON OTHER MAPS YOU CAN SHOOT THREW A CONCRET WALL COME ON MAN AND FIERING RANGE THAT ON BUILDING IS MADE OUT OF PLYWOOD AND YOU CANT SHOOT THREW IT NOT EVEN A CHOPPER GUNNER LETS GET REAL HERE PEOPLE

BIZZEL
BIZZEL

THE SAME HERE 🙁

minskey7
minskey7

WHAT A JOKE THIS GAME MADE 25 MILLION THE FIRST DAY AND 650 MILLION BY THE 5TH DAY AND ONLY TOOK 4 MILLION TO MAKE. YOU GUYS ARE GETING RICH OFF OF US AND YOU GIVE US CRAP PUT SOME MONEY BK INTO FIXING IT FOR GOD SAKE.

wedgie
wedgie

w*nk waited for nothing was unplayable now still unplayable shite

Spencer

Feel sorry for you PS3 gamers, lets hope the XBOX update is better! it usually is 🙂

wellington
wellington

I cant download the 1.04 patch.. I did everything they told to solve the problem, but the same error appear on the screen when i try to download. error code 80710092… hey guys do you have any suggestions ?

Nikodemus
Nikodemus

I am sooooo **** tierd of this shit… We live in 2010, and they still cant fix these small things?!
My conclusion is that they wont bother using anny money on this cus the game is sold, and wont get your money back…. and you will still buy the next one, cuz "everybody else does"..

Ever tryed to play zombies? Fucking annoying, they can hit you from 3 meters and from time to time they hit you like 3 -4 times in 1 sec…

Martin
Martin

For me the patch seems to have helped a little, before i couldnt join friends and such, always errors. But now i get to play with friends atleast. ;D

watashi-kun
watashi-kun

Still having the "FOREVER WAITING FOR PLAYERS LOADING SCREEN" This is a ***** mess. Now after the patch, I'm still gonna restart my PS3 just to reload it. This is a major fail treyarch bitches.

bumtit
bumtit

the update didnt fix anything!

Paul
Paul

Treyarch please read my post: You guys relly don't have a clue what your doing, you release 2 patches that have made NO difference. Surely you should be beta testing with end users to fix the problems, I knew you guys would mess things up – WaW was just the same. Infinity Ward KNOW what they are doing!

Daniel Walker

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. There also appears to be more lag than ever when playing TDM yet it shows my signal as being full or one bar below full. I do however,… Read more »

MANVALLIS
MANVALLIS

Still getting kicked out like no tommorrow, PS3 still freezing to the point of resetting console, have a wired network with full signal. AGHHHHHHH!!!!!

DarK-Angel
DarK-Angel

Its been an hour now since i updated the cod black ops

The update didnt fix any thing

OMG if its keep updating without fixing this shit i think iam going back to MW 2

Ben
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

william
william

after the update and buying black ops my ps3 has been freezing ever since iv tried everything on the hidden menu but nothing ??it pops up with error code 8005014 saying the disk is dirty but theres not a scratch onit iv heard that it maybe my hard drive it needs 2 be upgraded 2 a better gb can ya let me no plzz

Bittereinder
Bittereinder

Just installed the 1.04 patch: second online match I played –> froze the hell out ….
Most of the time I have a 4 bar connection (speed =22 down, 3 up), despite of that the game lags/stutters frequently. For God's sake, how many patches do they need?
You know what: they'll probably never fix it. If the base (engine) is bad … You can't patch a Lada into a BMW.

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