Call Of Duty: Black Ops has racked up millennia of in-game multiplayer time already, and while it's a supreme effort from the team at Treyarch, there are more than a few issues. Here are the five most pressing issues Treyarch needs to fix.
the footstep thing is weird especially considering that you sound like a rampaging elephant when you run.
Yeah, almost as bad as Elder Scrolls wearing heavy armor and sneaking on someones bed while they sleep and some how they can't hear it.
1. The single player campaign should be 2x longer. 2. The single player campaign should be 2x longer. 3. The single player campaign should be 2x longer. 4. The single player campaign should be 2x longer. 5. The single player campaign should be 2x longer.
just watch and see
1. Fix the Hit Detection 2. Fix the Hit Detection 3. Fix the Hit Detection 4. Fix the Hit Detection 5. Fix the Hit Detection
The single player campaign was the best I've played in a COD game (was too bored to finish MW, WAW and MW2) but the hit detection is deadful. The fault lies in the enemies being so heavily scripted that some of their animations have to play out before you can shoot them. It's poor and I wish it was more like BC2. antz1104 - Pretty sure he was thinking of Blofeld from the Bond movies.
It's funny how every game that is released could have some number of fixes but nobody ever just writes an article about issues users have to simply put up with. Asking a dev to fix the game would presumably assume that they owe us sometime more. That kind of thinking is just plain silly.
I bet kotick's somewhere in the world stoking a cat and laughing evilly to himself(got your money again bitche's)..lol
LOL he's Dr. Claw.
LOL nice one
yeah 1, 2, 3 and knife kills regarding 4. i can't tell you how many times i've knifed someone but still ended up getting killed
Well thats NOOOB TOWN for ya what a dumb ass map and it looks like shit
They should have made nuketown a 4v4 tactical map or something. I'm afraid to hit the respawn button on that map, I just let the killcam play out and pray that when it's over I'll get to shoot a round or two before I get shot from a helicopter, napalmed, mortared, blown apart by a grenade, or stabbed/shot by the guy that just spawned behind me.
very true... the flip side to it is that it's chopper gunner heaven ! I love getting the shopper gunner on this map, it's so easy and once you get one there is no stopping you. I went about 40 kills to 1 death last night. another game I went 36 and 2.. it is a very stupid map, but if you know how to own on it, it's funny as hell.
The footsteps to me is not a big deal as other issues since some do use ninja. Parties when you leave a lobby and you want to leave with your party this does not always if ever does it work. Mics some work some don't and you cannot see the mic icon next to those people who do have mics. Spawning is an issue weapons are off by a mother, people shooting someone while aiming towards the left while the person is on his/her right is bs. Knifing also is not accurate I have seen people get knife where the knifer is no where near a person. My list can go on and on but this is total BS.
Yeah, I've never seen the option to leave with my party light up so I could use it.
They need to fix the freaking wager matches
yea ppl are getting cheated out of money on those i lost 6k on a wager match because the game decided to have a connection issue right after the final kill
since its a one hit kill when they bite you. the spawn system is the worst in any COD game. i once killed a guy by stabbing him in the back, only for him to spawn a meter behind me instantly and stab me back. the matchmaking is slow and keeps kicking me and my friends out. theres a shopping list of problems but they are never going to fix them all, there just going to bring out £15 dlc in 3 weeks and ignore the problems.
In hardcore, I once spawned, an enemy spawned right in front of me, I stabbed him, another spwned on front of me, I stabbed him too, the second turned out to be a teammate, this all happened within 3 seconds. On that BS map Nuketown, the spawning is broken on that map.
Dogs SHOULD be a one hit kill. It's not like it's impossible to defend yourself against them, it's actually pretty easy, just listen for them and unload on them with your automatic weapon. If they weren't one hit kills, then it would be almost impossible to get kills with them. But yeah I do agree about the spawn system, they definitely need to fix it. I'm guessing they made it that way to encourage the opportunity to get payback on the guy that just killed you, but it ruins the game sometimes and isn't worth it when you consider the number of cons to pros.
The dogs worked just fine in WAW. They were not one hit kills, yet managed to fetch me quite a few kills when all was said and done. Treyarch made dogs 11 kills, so i suppose they feel as though the reward has to reflect the work it took to get it. (unless you get a carepackage haha)
They're easier to kill than [email protected], plus it requires a 9 killstreak (and you choose them instead of a chopper gunner)
I think that is their 5 worst ones, besides cheaters and lag users.
Heavy lag, need i say more.
right with you there man. Especially on PS3. I'll be stabbing a guy over and over and then he turns and blows my face off with a sniper? wtf. I hope they take out the vote for previous map because i've probably spent 75% of my time online on nuketown
That really sucks for Ps3 users, treyarc should make that there top priority. Fix the god damn lag
"That really sucks for Ps3 users" Nasty lag has been reported from PS3, 360 and PC users.
So glad I'm not alone here. I don't have the most expensive broadband package, but it's middle of the pack and should be more than enough for online gaming. I have the 360 version of the game and the lag is insane. I'm not saying the PS3 version is any better, but it's at a point where I really don't enjoy playing. Really thinking about trading this one in and repurchasing MOW2.
totally agree, I am on the edge at the moment trying to make up my mind. it's funny... I hate MW2 more because of how broken some of the game play mechanics are. the bullet lag in that game use to do my head in quite a bit. then you had all this silly stuff like quick scoping etc, commando noobs running around knifing everyone because they can't shoot. They actually managed to balance a lot of those issues out. I don't see half the amount of Noob tubing , or knifing going on. However, the one thing that is broken, is so badly broken it makes it more frustrating to play then MW2. what is the point balancing all the perks and all that if you never know when your gun is going to work ? I shoot one guy with 2 bursts from the M16 he dies... I then see his team mate running away, I shoot two bursts into his back, nothing.. he turns round, I then shoot a third burst into his chest, he drops to the flaw and sprays with his smg. I catch one or two bullets from that and I am dead !!! WTF. I have watched my friends replays and seen them shoot totally behind a player and hit what looks like thin air only to see the guy 2 or 3 feet in front drop dead and they get the kill. the burst weapons don't feel rewarding at all anymore. for the amount of rounds you have to put into people to take them out, meanwhile the spray weapons only take one or two bullets to kill ( at least that what it looks like and feels like ). I could not believe how bad I was at blackops compared to cod4 and MW2, simply because I cannot get kills no more due to bullet lag. I see people, I shoot, I shoot , I shoot, they then see me and I am dead faster then I can blink.
in order of relevance 1) lag 2) footsteps 3) respawn points 4) broken party system 5) noobtube (the GL attachment is too cheap to buy)
I think all the guns are too cheap. I mean it takes like 2 domination matches to get around 2000 C. It should be a little more challenging to get the guns
I don't think they should make the guns more expensive, but rather have you earn less CP in domination. I play Team Deathmatch mostly, and if I'm doing really good, I'll get 3000-3500 points, which is about 2 to 3 CP worth of guns, but since you also need perks and pro upgrades and attachments and possible lens/reticle/reticle color/emblem, etc., it balances itself out in the end. And I think the grenade launcher is priced fine enough as is, but I certainly wouldn't object to it costing somewhere in the neighborhood of 5000-10000 :) After all, it has been severely nerfed in black ops.
6)native hd resolution on consoles
7) Stop using a modified version of a decade-old engine.
I think the GL is the right price. I mean its got a smaller damage radius now and 3000CP is a lot. One thing i am desperate for is in sticks and stones make the Tomahawk half your score not take it all away. I havnt had much problem with lag. But i have noticed that the knife is now "missing" the person i try to stab. If they just take away the lunge then i wont have a problem with the knife...
omg the spawn system is sooo bad (and this is a problem concerning all the maps not only NoobTown), but i don't know how will they be able to fix that since the maps are so small... also they should remove the "commando" slide melee, i personally don't use the melee since i know how bad the system works, i know i knifed my enemy before he could react, but then i found myself killed and as i watch the killcam i see he was quicker (even tho i had full green bars, so the best ping). Sorry but Treyarch fail!
The maps aren't small. Sure, Nuketown is, but the rest are massive compared to the maps in MW2.
Its the maps that do it for me. They all feel a bit like Favela in MW2.
What's wrong with Favela? That was my favorite map in MW2 (even though I hated the game, I loved that map).
I know what you mean Meerkat. They all do have that Favella feel but Favela was one of my favorite maps because it provided a big advantage to people that took the time to really learn the map. I really like the maps here. The lag is my chief complaint.
This article saved me from buying Black Ops.Never expected to have such big issues even if it was supossed to be better than MW2 in every way. My money now is on GT5 :)
Its still really fun. But I missed out on the last 2 CODs so its fresh to me too. Im enjoying it.
it's fun till the spawn's fuck you up. even when your playing domination where you'd think it wouldn't be a problem.
Shame you won't get a chance to enjoy one of the best shooters of the year. Your witnessing initial problems that nearly every shooter has when it comes out. Treyarch has proven that it listens to its fans and has been rolling out the patches quite steadily since the game's launch.
would get both games ;)
AND FIX THOSE DAMN HIT BOXES I SHOOT SO MANY PPL AND THEY TURN AROUND AND SHOOT ME 1 TIME AND I DIE
what is up with everyone always voting for Nuketown on team deathmatch? Last night I was playing and after the second match in a row playing Nuketown it was voted for AGAIN....I left the match. They need to not allow the same map to be voted for over and over, just stupid. Still enjoying the game though.
Can you play Nuketown on Domination? That is all I play and I dont think Ive seen that map.
it's because you can get the most kills so quickly in NoobTown, so quick points = people vote for the map always.
Agree completely. Apparently, some people truly enjoy dying every 10 seconds as a result of getting shot in the back, or a random nade. I never liked small maps in the COD series, but this one takes the cake.
i love small maps in Cod. the boat one in part 4 (dont remember what its called never bought it), Dome in [email protected] and Rust in MW2 were always my favorite but Nuketown just sucks, idk y but i hate that map so much.
My list 1. Spawning (Jesus its bad sometimes) 2. On ps3 the option to leave with party is not enabled?? or something. everyone on my list has been a host, and it still isnt an option. Its lame that we have to keep joining again and again. 3. Lag and connection issues are lame. Not all the time though. At least not for me. Other than that, imo, the game is awesome. No constant noob toobs (which is weird cuz you get used to it in Mw2), actually ive been killed by noobtubes the least. Ak74u anyone? Its the new UMP45. which is a good and bad thing. That has killed me the most. And you dont hear this every 5 seconds, Enemy Harrior inbound, Enemy AC-130 above. and no more camping 4 nukes!!!!!!!!
spawning is terrible but I have to agree on the noob tubes. don't know how they managed it but only been killed twice by them.
I find it funny that every time a COD game comes out all the articles I see are negative yet everyone keeps playing the game and they sell at least 5 Million on each platform. I look for article about what's good about COD black ops and can't find any.
Yeh people are just bashing on COD to look cool. Seriously all the problems we hated about MW2 are gone and people still bash it. There's definatly more than 1 million people playing on PS3 so all this hate doesnt make sense...
The thing is though with so many people seeing the same problems, it means we're continually seeing "new" articles about it. Treyarch should've been able to put a better finished product out there, but as with lots of other new games these days it just seems rushed & in need of patching asap. When it is fixed up though, it'll be awesome.
1. I know people give this a pass but, Knives are too powerful, who brings and knife to a gun fight and wins? Answer: Everybody on COD 2. Inconsistent gun power: For example, if you double-tap someone center mass with an M16 that should be it. The M16 is a tight 3 round burst, a double-tap means 6 rounds into the enemy's chest. What the hell else should you have to do to kill them? Sometimes it kills people, sometimes it doesn't. Makes it harder to know thine weapon. 3. Spawned-behind-the-back-kills- after-you-just-killed-this-guy, it is almost like a built-in feature in the game, if so it sucks and needs to go away. 4. Tactical Knife is a cheap weapon just as bad or worse than a Noob Tube. The knife is already overpowered, now you let people shoot them at you. Thanks. 5. The targeting system is the worst I've ever seen in a shooter. How many of you have been killed by a enemy with a knife while his back was turned to you? The knife seems to have a 360 degree kill radius at times, despite the fact it is swung about 180 degrees. How many of you have shot an enemy center mass just to be killed when he was aiming to the right or left of you? Then you think, "Well, maybe it was my eyesight." But soon after that, the killcam confirms that you were targeted by your enemy about 1 whole inch onscreen to the right or left of your shoulder, while hollywood style blood bags seem to burst out of your chest confirming you're being hit.
I agree, the knife winning in a gun fight is just plain stupid...
Even worse yet is when you knife a guy regularly and he doesnt die. For some reason sometimes your knife just doesn't count. That has to be the lag though. If theres a timing issue then you wont get the kill I suppose. With all the lag problems, the sniping is surprisingly accurate. Call of Duty games in the past had snipers suffering the worst due to the distance vs time delay, but Black Ops doesnt seem to suffer this as badly. I rteally dont understand why the lag happens, but it does a lot on PS3 version. Id say that 50 percent of the matches are at least lagging a little bit. Then I'd say about a quarter have men skipping.
Why did the author wait till the end of the article to drop an asinine comment like "almost certainly the finest online shooter in console history". If he would have put it at the beginning it could have spared me the precious minutes it took me to read it. I would have stopped right there.
The thing that bugs me most is not been able to hear footsteps of other players. Its so easy for people to follow others without been heard and knife you in the back. Its like they just spawned behind you.
What about the ridiculous knifing?
I have to always turn around to see if a person is behind me, only to get kill from the person in front of me when I turn back around. LOL!!!
Even if you keep shooting the enemy that has last stand equipped he wont die until he fully hits the ground then pulls out his pistol. Even though Ive been shooting him for 3 plus secs.
enjoying the game but the spawns are probably the worst in any game ever. knife should not be 1 hit kill . RC's on small maps just suck . and lessen nuketown in the rotation. I'm so sick of that map. Its a cool map but everyone votes for it cause its easy kills .I honestly played it 5 times in a row on the weekend, quit when it got chosen the 6th time then joined a game that had just started on guess what ? Yep nuketown
Yes the respawns are horrible, but guess what, We have seen this before guys.... Remember? World at war. The exact same thing happened, and thy patched it. Don't worry.
yeah dude. i totally agree with EVERY single point you made in that article. BO is just OUT