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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

COD: Black Ops suffering from lag and performance issues




Call of Duty: Black Ops has had a huge launch and met with critical acclaim, but all is not well with the game. It turns out that players are seeing lag and some other serious problems, including very high CPU loads which prevent the game from playing properly on PCs.

From the start I’ll say this: I put in about two hours on the PC version last night and had no problems. The single player worked great and while the multiplayer had some lag and rather high pings, it wasn’t enough to prevent me from playing. Reports around the web are prevalent enough that it’s clear problems exist, even if I can’t personally speak to them.

Kotaku discovered a forum response from a Treyarch employee staying that “the PC server browser was crushing the back-end”. We also have confirmation that the issue(s) is/are known and they are being addressed.

So if you are having problems, don’t worry, you’re not the only one.

We’re seeing performance fixes pop up around the web but if there are problems with the multiplayer backend those won’t help. At the very least maybe these will help people get through the single player campaign. Some of the fixes seem a bit dubious though, so read up before you start hacking away.

The Steam forums are generally the best place to turn when this happens, and this time is no different. There are a number of threads up on the problems, with the summary being that there are a number of glitches with the PC version and people aren’t too happy. That said, this is a huge release so even if bugs are only affecting a small percentage of users the outcry will seem widespread.

As it happens so often, users might just have to wait a few days for a patch to be released and things to finally work properly. It might not seem like a big deal to you, but if you took the time to pre-order and then pre-load what will probably be the biggest FPS game of the year, it could come as a serious disappointment.

62 comments:

The Drug Connoisseur said...

Damn what a dissapoint

Peter said...

damn, has to suck for the people who have these issues

Cliff Miller said...

Great song in this kind of video xD
Nice read by the way.

MDW said...

Yeah, I've seen that this is the common perception. I'm not much of a 360 gamer, or I'd have picked it up there. Though, haven't played much FPS recently, so didn't pick this up either. That's a little disappointing.

textileengineer said...

fucking nice game

Lord Humungus said...

ive always been more a fan of the Battlefield franchise anyway.

Paul said...

thats y i'm waiting to get the game. hopefully should be fixed in a week or 2.

Gansita said...

That wouldn't happen in a computer instead the console, lol

Dan said...

My roommate keeps complaining about the bad lag. Well no kidding, with that many copies sold, how can you not expect lag?

Witdarkstar said...

not too surprised though. Treyarch hasn't had the best history with CoD.

Randy Weezner said...

it failed, go figure

comradejoker.blogspot.com/ said...

They need more bandwidth on them servers!

pixel said...

hearing lots of complaints about this...

SpringyB said...

This is way too common in games lately.

Sebastian said...

Fail!

RoodNverse said...

hmm , maybe updates well make it better

Charles Mockingbird said...

the only reason i would buy this is for zombie mode

Donkote said...

yup i heard there are a lot of issues for multiplayer

ImmaFrog said...

incredible video, dud

Coupons_Ftw said...

Ah, this is why i like to play on PS3 better.

Brandon said...

Ahh that sucks for PC players

ModerneFusion said...

i liked running and gunning, I heard you gotta buy stuff now ;(

Secret Guide to Shaving said...

I figured I'd wait a little while before I hop on and start playing. lag is always an issue with these high tech games.

tortacular said...

ah.. that's random, keep it up.

Les Payne said...

thanks for this information

Mr. Knowitall said...

this is some good stuff

Saul Goodman said...

wow, pretty cool

The Game Store Guy said...

Oh boy...this could be aggravating. I was just sitting down to play this game. =_=

Apps Master said...

that's bad man...

Kris159 said...

Not really surprised, looking at how many people bought the game and most of them are playing online

S said...

getting lag and other issues while playing an online game will make the producer loose a lot of fans

Mark said...

This is why I always wait a while for new releases to patch-up. Games are getting so complex now that it is hard to know what issues you're going to encounter.

Jessie MIAMI said...

My friend plays this game all the time!

Pro said...

its COD, they will work these bugs out quickly.

Firstborn said...

Lags suck!
therefore I still prefer Battlefield bc2 =)

Saliva said...

great game!

jura1991 said...

nice

PlanetBen said...

No lag on my PC, but I have a nice gaming rig.

Matte said...

ehehe what do u expect?

About the articles... said...

This is just wrong...

FORISBAN said...

great game!

Kikimora said...

Nice read, cool video! ^^

Philosophical Jibberish said...

that's a cool clip

Hitchcock said...

how very disappointing

I be ragin' said...

that gives me something to think about

rainboo said...

hmm interesting...

Life of Leisure said...

nice, thanks for sharing

Geeked Out said...

very interesting... thanks

Coincidence or not said...

that's good to know

Fat Stacks said...

looking forward to your next update

Home Alone Stoned said...

well daaaaamn.

iRetiv said...

arg! they shuda fixed it b4 release!

Joebloggs said...

I enjoyed it

dee jey said...

i like it

T.dot said...

yeah its failin right now

Crammarc said...

hmm very interesting

Crammarc said...

I hate lag

Unlogic said...

aw.. thats fail :/

Zalgo said...

SHOVELWARE

Bradp13 said...

grabbing this game tomorrow for xbox360, multiplayer modes look awesome

Bradp13 said...

I like this layout, where can I find one like it?

Astra said...

disappointing :(

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