I think I've finally had enough

Black Ops II Xbox 360

This game has been so hit or miss (miss mostly) for me it's not funny. It's completely broken for me. I'm always lagging, always a half a second or more behind the rest of the players. Tonight was horrible, most games over 1 second behind when using best search option.

I don't get it. I have everything on my network setup up properly, open nat, and I always have a four bar connection (at least 95% of the time) but I'm always lagging behind everyone else. I'll be the first to admit that my connections not that strong, 7mb down, 0.5mb up with around a 50ms ping, but I never had conenctions this bad before Black Ops 2. I used to have a laggy death now and then, but never complete nights where the game was unplayable. I mean the only kills I could get tonight were equipment or grenade kills unless I came up behind people that were completely unaware. I even had people routinely turning around and killing me after I shot them. It's really to the point where the game has lost the little fun it had left. And to think in the last few days I was actually considering buying the DLC, but now I think I'm just gonna trade the game in. Time to move on.

If the game works well for you, then great, but my experience has been a extremely poor one.

ruwal1979
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Posts: 69
Registered: ‎05-01-2013
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Today connections were bad.  Got DC from XBL twice and kicked from COD server about 3 times.  This was happening all day to my friend who was trying to get his Weapon Mastery Background and he said that he would have one good game then the lobby would crash, mid-game or in the lobby.  Better luck tomarrow.

Vrruumm
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Posts: 6436
Registered: ‎23-09-2011

CoD doesn't need much bandwidth to play this games as a client, your internet connection should be fine as long its stable (no traffic in background and no wifi). Connection depends on your ping/jitter to the Host and the Host selection is broken since the last Hotfix x.21, Ping is a variable and can change every second. Its the Matchmaking and Host selection that is broken in this game.

FixBlops2
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Posts: 1903
Registered: ‎06-12-2012

The past two days for me have been horrible. Back to square one. I had thought things were getting a little better for me but no it's back to jaw dropping nonsense.

thirstycactus
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Posts: 36
Registered: ‎26-08-2011

ruwal1979 wrote:

This game has been so hit or miss (miss mostly) for me it's not funny. It's completely broken for me. I'm always lagging, always a half a second or more behind the rest of the players. Tonight was horrible, most games over 1 second behind when using best search option.

I don't get it. I have everything on my network setup up properly, open nat, and I always have a four bar connection (at least 95% of the time) but I'm always lagging behind everyone else. I'll be the first to admit that my connections not that strong, 7mb down, 0.5mb up with around a 50ms ping, but I never had conenctions this bad before Black Ops 2. I used to have a laggy death now and then, but never complete nights where the game was unplayable. I mean the only kills I could get tonight were equipment or grenade kills unless I came up behind people that were completely unaware. I even had people routinely turning around and killing me after I shot them. It's really to the point where the game has lost the little fun it had left. And to think in the last few days I was actually considering buying the DLC, but now I think I'm just gonna trade the game in. Time to move on.

If the game works well for you, then great, but my experience has been a extremely poor one.

You need more than .5 up on your speed. The .5 you are at leaves you no room for error and you are at the ceiling of what you need.

But I will tell you this. Everyone has some lag in games so upgrading your internet might not help either.

starbuckfrack Level 72
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Registered: ‎03-09-2011

I thought the minimum was 128Kbps?

When people show the amount used by clients it's only around 4KBps.

Ss78_
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Posts: 833
Registered: ‎21-09-2012

I'm bored to death with crap. Why is it so extremely hard to create a game where there are no advantages due to lag and so on. Multiplayer games has is nothing new, i have never played anything so bad before. Have been playing since cod4 and before that, even though on PC, quake, quake 3 etc.

What is the root cause of this problems never fixed? Come on, companies should take care of the customers.

weed-cobolt
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Posts: 169
Registered: ‎01-10-2011

weed-cobolt wrote:

I'm bored to death with crap. Why is it so extremely hard to create a game where there are no advantages due to lag and so on. Multiplayer games has is nothing new, i have never played anything so bad before. Have been playing since cod4 and before that, even though on PC, quake, quake 3 etc.

What is the root cause of this problems never fixed? Come on, companies should take care of the customers.

Black Ops 2 has a LOT more going on that test the performance of the connections and the Xbox.  The guns fire ridiculously fast, scorestreaks can be all over the place and added stuff like theatre mode, stat tracking like Elite are probably not helping.  That and possibly the netcode but that can only be speculated.  It might be that the game really should have been made for the successor to the 360.  It's not the first time where the gaming industry attempts trendy stuff that ought to wait so that people will take advantage of what there is to offer.

SitRepPro
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Posts: 3202
Registered: ‎28-03-2012

FixBlops2 is right, cod takes only 3-5 kb/s bandwith, you can test that with couple of programs if you play with your console thru PC network card.

You just need stable connection, wich at least 80% of us have but this game is broken and need to be fixed.

Doesn't allow me to put link how to do it

sgtDLC
Likes: 31
Posts: 247
Registered: ‎05-12-2012

Over 5+ days worth of playtime in blops2 and my experience has been relatively positive (compared to many).  Unfortunately, the last two days the game has been absolutely atrocious, nearly unplayable. 

Sitdownbia
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Posts: 19
Registered: ‎15-12-2012

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