Submitted by Kamikaze8 1025d ago | news

‘Halo 4′ multiplayer servers currently having issues

Stick Skills: "No, you’re not the only one having issues when it comes to Halo 4‘s online multiplayer this afternoon" (Halo 4, Xbox 360)

Credit url: stickskills.com
LX-General-Kaos  +   1025d ago
Im guessing that it is due to high impact heavy traffic

For millions around the gaming world. The launch of a main Halo title is looked at as a national gaming holiday. I have personally witnessed many call in sick from work, skip school, and literally put priority aside for the day one Halo experience. Things look to be no different in this case.

Rated E For Everyone
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Shadonic  +   1025d ago
even with the issues im still haveing a blast playing.
TekoIie  +   1025d ago
According to ten people you despise Halo 4 >:(

Still I have only played 7 matches and haven't experienced any problems so I must be lucky!

Besides why not play SP if you having issues? Seriously this game has a really good SP with a brilliant ending too :)
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Munky  +   1025d ago
You would think that 343/MS would of prepared for high volume.
Zha1tan  +   1025d ago
trying to gauge the volume of players is an impossible task because you cant predict just how popular the game is going to be hence there being a lack of servers to help with the huge traffic numbers so they are going to add as they go so they do not waste money on resources.

Every game developer does it these days to save costs in maintaining and running online servers.
Muffins1223  +   1025d ago
You cant really...same thing happened to halo reach and 3 and the reach beta on launch day
badz149  +   1025d ago
"trying to gauge the volume of players is an impossible task because you cant predict just how popular the game is going to be"

dude, you do realize that this is HALO, right? you're talking rubbish! the only thing bigger than Halo is CoD and on 360, Halo might be the bigger one plus, the pre-order numbers were huge and you're telling us they can't predict how it will be popular? c'mon!
the worst  +   1025d ago
if your paying for online there should be no issues
aiBreeze  +   1025d ago
It's funny that high traffic can have such an effect on the XBL servers, whatever happened to you get what you pay for? Seeing how xbl gamers pay a premium for mp features you get free on ps3 and pc, you'd expect the servers to be good enough to handle the traffic.
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chukamachine  +   1025d ago
ms did not pay the bills.
ItsTrue  +   1025d ago
That was pretty funny for some reason.
josephayal  +   1025d ago
Fake all Fake
Everything is fine and there are no problems, $400 Million USD budget, 85 team-members spent 18 months working on Halo 4's multiplayer, there's nothing to worry about
wwm0nkey  +   1025d ago
No, Microsoft is having server issues, its effecting a lot of things but mostly Halo 4 MP (mostly joining friends)
Knight_Crawler  +   1025d ago
@JOse - they are having server issues due to millions of player logging in at once.
Ben_Grimm  +   1025d ago
But of course, seriously...every single high profile multi player games has these "server issues".

You would think that these companies would take from past experiences and prep accordingly.
JohnApocalypse  +   1025d ago
I'm having a problem where the game sets me to a default player and so I can't use any weapons or armour pieces I've unlocked or got from pre-ordering
dkgshiz  +   1025d ago
I always find it funny when MP games always launch with tons of issues. The only game I think I've ever seen that had a decent launch was Uncharted 3. Thats mostly due to the fact Naughty Dog had like 3 betas for the game. It should be mandatory for games with any MP component to have at least two beta trails.
GraveLord  +   1025d ago
Xbox Live. You get what you pay for.
Irishguy95  +   1025d ago
Unlike PSN Xbox live remains unhacked.
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Ben_Grimm  +   1025d ago
LOL! Oh man, that joke never gets old. True comedy here folks.
inf3cted1  +   1025d ago
U jelly cus you dont have Halo 4?
aiBreeze  +   1025d ago
Trolling aside, he makes a good point, if you're going to charge people to play online multiplayer, better make sure your servers can handle the players.
Knight_Crawler  +   1025d ago
aiBreeze -

I pay for internet but some times my internet is slow

I pay Verizon for a cell phone plan but sometimes I get drop calls

I pay for Dish put my signal does not work sometimes

Nothing is perfect my friend.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1025d ago
@Lord will you stop bro? Its Every time with you, I can say some messed up things about PSN but I'm not due to the respect I have for the service and I'm not a troll.

Every time PSN has server problems you don't see me saying "you get what you don't pay for." Because that's BS.

BTW you got your attention grats.
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madjedi  +   1025d ago
Its simple really if ms is charging for the privilege of online play, it better be as flawless as possible. Like any paid service.

Why should psn be flawless it costs sony users nothing extra, that comment was likely aimed at the people who rave about how much better live is versus psn.

I have used both, still not impressed enough to pay an extra $40-50 for live, it's better but it isn't like going to valhallah like some people act like it is.

You would think the bean counters would have enough servers up to match the estimated game sales.

I would expect a paid service to be far superior to a free one.

"Oh man, that joke never gets old." Yeah so is the 360 being well within industry standards of a 3-5% failure rate.

But hey if you really want to start digging up dead horses, there are several choices ps3 owners can pick from.

Hdmi is not needed, no built-in wifi at launch(even the ds had wifi),1080p is overrated, take your pick.
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Moncole  +   1025d ago
Every game that has MP people want to try always have server issues when they launch .
dazreah  +   1025d ago
Seems fine for me now, so hopefully it's fixed.
Old McGroin  +   1025d ago
Yeah was playing through the Spartan Ops when all of a sudden the menus were telling me the servers were unavailable. I was still able to play Big Team Slayer though!
chcolatesnw  +   1025d ago
i guess its a good thing that i got that test on nov 8 and now i have a little less incentive to get distracted. but i was gonna play campaign first anyway. man i can't wait, its just sitting there on my table giving me the evil eye because i didn't even open the seal yet :D

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