A new matchmaking update has been applied to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The patch is designed to improve the way the game determines the "best" game for players, now focusing more on country than before.
I think BFBC2 is the place i'll be. I'm not touching this anymore.
they had their chance to get it right for launch back in November... too little too late. plus it doesnt mean anything to me i always pull host over americans and europeans anyway.
cmon guys! They only released like their 40th patch now! They just wanted to get some quick cash by releasing the beta, maybe if you participate in the beta we can make this game work!!!!111131
Good news, unless it results in longer queues.
Havn't noticed it taking longer to get into games. Still getting into games with Yanks hosting though =/
I wonder if they can make it as good matchmaking as the SC2 beta...
I've not had a problem with lag. I have a problem with being matched up against people 20 levels above me. But what the hey, I play BFBC2 instead, these days :p
I agree completely with this. Lag hasn't been that bad of an issue for me (I run into a laggy game about 1/3 of the time, still pretty bad). The problem is almost 2/3 of the time I'm matched with 10th Prestige people, and others who are levels 50-70, mixed Prestige. And I'm only level 31 (I think) in MW2, not even prestige. So it gives me a bit of a hard time trying to win, or do anything really. Not to mention most of those games end with a chopper gunner, AC130 and harrier in the air on the enemy team. It's just ridiculous. What happened to the good old UAV, Airstrike then Assault Chopper? So much better in MW1.
Well, I noticed only one guy had lag last night, and I guess it worked to my advantage, because I killed him got first blood, and went to win the match 30-11.
I do think the killstreak rewards are way OTT in MW2. Love the sentry gun and care package (both very good ideas) but predators, attack chopper, chopper gunner and harriers are all too much, IMO. MW got it just about right - most games of MW2 are dominated by air power within minutes of starting and, while it's clear a lot of people love this, it just seems tedious to me. And yes, I do shoot them down.
"What happened to the good old UAV, Airstrike then Assault Chopper? So much better in MW1" I agree. COD4 relied more on your best friend, your weapon to get kills. I still play MW2 from time to time despite commandos/noob tubers running around everywhere. In COD4 if you chose a grenade launcher for your weapon your first perk was lost, something that MW2 does not do. So you could basically have a grenade launcher and still have your 1st perk available. And that commando perk pisses me off more than myrterdom, at least myrterdom was avoidable. I seen people get like 40 kills running around shanking people.
Commando is stupid. Killstreaks are stupid (Chopper gunner? Seriously?) It really is just too easy to be a noob and get 150 kills using one man army and noob tubes. (Never done it myself but ive seen it done loads of times? Nukes. Just why? So we can make the already short games even shorter? So we can ruin the game for everyone else. So we can boost to get an emblem? Seriously, why did anyone think this was good?
“As a gamer, you want to play in a lag-free game,” Dedicated servers would pretty much (almost) eliminte lag, instead of P2P This option they are doing sounds a bit harder for those isolated as they are still working on thta issue.
You would think wouldn't you... I can promise you it's not a end all solution. There is still lag on dedicated servers.
Agreed the lag on BFBC2 was terrible.
Terrible? Unless your playing on a foreign server the lag is minimal. MW1 and 2 are a lot worse. I've never played a game that i never lagged in KZ2 Uncharted Halo Gears etc have all had some degree of lag at some point.
I love BC2, haven't touched COD since it came out but I have had a way better latency experience with DOC than with BC. BC even with dedicated servers has taken weeks to get the server running decent. Even now, only the top 6 servers show ping level below 90 for Rush. -No, I'm not in a foreign country, I run cable internet that is fast. Dedicated servers are not all created equal. There are good ones and bad ones.
Do they have a glitch free playlist?
Is this update downloaded locally ? Or is it something they have done to IW net ? The reason I ask is today, for the first time, I actually had multiple games that seemed to have way less lag. 9 out of 10 were good, Unlike 1 out of 10. Am I imagining this? A guy in Oz.
"0 Ping Host is WRONG" its actually pretty sad when 0 ping host is using a mouse and keyboard. It's not even like target practice. It's like walking into a shipping container filled to the brim with illegal immigrants with a tommy gun. the after game b*tching makes up for it.
0 Ping Host is WRONG. You have no idea how much of an advantage will the host have
I always know when I'm hosting just for that reason. I have a pretty badas$ internet connection, so that's most of the time.
forget that i get host i go 2 and 15 rage quit im always host
I gave this game to my friend.
horrible friend xD
Matchmaking is the least of this games problems lol, never even seen it as a problem actualy.
turn everyone's MW2 into BF:BC2, best update ever =D fixes EVERYTHING
i,m still playing mag.went back to cod a few days a go lag wasn,t the problem spawning next to me was some think i toally forgot about.that and how small the maps were too.eject button hit and back on the shelf,i just don,t feel it any more its got real stale quick this time round.i thought it was the amount of time i spent on it but since mag more than battlefeild hit its been a case of do i really want to even play it.them couple of hours told me know as for the maps coming i don,t even want them this time round.
Tbh least with the ps3 version it is not as bad as people make it out to be idk about the xbox version but i dont suffer on mw2 that bad and no im not saying its perfect. My problem with mw2 is its unfair to new players to face players with like the 10th prestige already its extremely unbalanced on so many levels you kill someone they spawn right behind you seriously infinity ward that was so stupid you made the formula unbalance now i have to be scared an idiot will spawn behind me every damn second. The other thing which they cannot fix is the kids my god im black yes black people can be very ignorant i know my race but every game i have to face racism remarks its so terrible. Like mw2 is full of bs talking from everyone it is a horrible community i can deal with the lag but its the teens who turn me off this game and i hope the Parents who bought those dumb ass kids this game they all should get facepalm. Call of duty is fun i wont lie but the community is horrible and they have to fix alot of stuff like the spawn in mw2 i know they wanna get rid of spawn camping but having people spawn behind players is not the way to do it smh.
I don't know if I agree about it being unfair to new players. The game is as noob friendly as any game could possibly get. between your death streaks and even the most basic starting weapons I can't think of any other game that is as forgiving. the level 10 prestige does not really hold any meaning in MW2 because you never know how they got it. They could have got it by glitching and be really rubbish, they could be really good and get it with just 10 days playtime, or they could get it but it's taken them 40days of playtime meaning they are just average. If your a really good shot, then you can easily use a gun like the fammas to completely destroy a whole team of people with snipers and all the other weapons you unlock later on, and it's just a starting weapon. as for the spawn system and all that, yes i totally agree it's the worst I can think of in any game... but that has nothing to do with how long you have been playing it or what level you are. it's just as annoying to the level 10 guy as it is to the level 1 guy that you kill someone only to have them spawn at your back. The only difference is the level 10 guy knows as soon as he kills the guy to turn around and watch is back. The level one guy may not pick up on this so quickly. I traded the game in back in Jan because I hated it that much, a friend got it for me again just to prove it was better and I will be honest, it is better then it used to be. There is still a good bit of crap that does go on, but overall it has improved. I will admit to that.
I don't get why people have to bring up racist comments or talk retarted sh** about your ethnicity. I'm Serbian so anybody who has a probem with that can shut the h*ll up b/c I'll just mute your a**. As far as ignorance goes it's just not one demograph, every race does it, except monks I figure. Wanted to add that rank does not determine how good a player is. They do have the advantage of the level layouts and such but a low class level player can still dominate.
Yea i agree with you but idk i found it unfair because i just got the game or so and im level 31 now and yea i get what you mean alot of people did cheat for 10th prestige because you can tell when the use the noobtube tactic and also there gun skills overall i cannot lie mw2 does take strategy when you DO NOT PLAY TEAM DEATH MATCH. Seriously im a bit tired when people say its all run and gun its really not i used to say it but i seen for myself that it takes some type of tactics and skill to know the best perks to suit you etc. But the whole spawn behind you crap gets really annoying they can get rid of the spawn camping but that stupid behind me bs gets old. And yea i remember i ask these guys are the same clan as in socom and then they pursue to use the N word on me for no apparent reason saying some horrible things and im sure black people do the same but the bs talking on this game is the worse im forced now to just mute everyone as soon as i get in the room especially when i see a clan because they just come in trash talk everyone for no reason. But the lag is not that bad when you have a good host and i have not delt with any glitching yet but i shall be watching out for it.
tbh, i havent had too many problems with mw2. Sure it can be a b*tch to play sometimes. But maybe its because i play the ps3 version? I dont know if that makes a difference, but i havent yet seen any of the glitches people complain about. i must just lucky to get into games with decent people who actually want play the game. ot: happy to hear of the new matchmaking update.
has come way too late for me to give it another try.
Wasn't Matchmaking meant to find the "best" game for you in the first place? Only now it actually works? What the hell had Infinity Ward been doing for these years? Oh thats right, nothing.
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