For anybody who has tried to play COD 4 for the PS3 online these past few weeks, it has been more frustrating than being a one legged man at an a** kicking contest. Well, a fix is coming (or so we're told).
atleast ist not an entire online service..... *cough*xboxlive*cough)
This isnt a story about Xbox, so why do you need to bring it up? Fanboys of any system become so threatened...
I cant wait for this fix though. I have been getting very pissed off these past few days.
I thought the first patch was supposed to fix the lag issues? I still get in non-NA games that lag balls. Until its fixed im playing the 360 version.
Hell Yeah they better hurry up n fix it...it's starting to piss me off.....
what problems is anyone having with cod4 online?........i occasionally cant find a game, but thats it really
I had trouble on one day and that was only a few days ago. Even then I was able to find a match, it just took a little longer than normal. As for the service goes, it was the the fact that the PSN was up and running that I traded my copy of COD4 for the 360 in for the PS3 version. At least there is no fee to play a great game like this on the PS3.
I have a lot of trouble connecting to hosts.
Mute and host migration are desperately needed too
the only problem i have is that i don't own the game.
You aren't missing anything. I got to the rank of Major General II and realized it was all 30 seconds of life and no skill. I went back to SOCOM and haven't played COD4 since.
Your right about COD4 but SOCOM is the absolute worst of the shooters.
Never talk about SOCOM like that ever again you fool. Its the best game ever created.
of course firstknight is gonna troll SOCOM- its ps3 exclusive what do you expect? he doesn't care that it was the counterstrike of the ps2 online world and he doesn't care that its one of the most loved and critically acclaimed multiplayer shooters out there
SOCOM was the "halo" for ps2, just not as popular!
socom sucks its a freaken grenade fest.
I didn't know there was a problem. I play it online almost every day.
Edit: Oh, wait, I recall yesterday it took a bit long to get in to a game.
There was a problem a day or two back, but now everything seems fine...
Wow it wont work at all for me or anyone on my friend list. That is quite a bit of people. I dont see how you guys arent having problems. This has been an issue since Xmas.
yeah really tough to get on, i believe its just the influx of people hopping on, i know they have to have sold more than a millon on ps3. so def the servers are hammered.
"GETTING MATCH QUALITY"..."TRYING TO JOIN POTENTIAL MATCHES"..."WAIT HERE FOR ANOTHER 5 MINUTES WHILE WE TRY AND FIGURE OUT WHAT THE [email protected]
ALSO,I HOPE THEY(INFINITY WARD) SEND A FRIENDLY EMAIL OVER TO VALVE TO ENCOURAGE THEM TO FIX THEIR GAME(THAT IS,TEAM FORTRESS 2)BECAUSE I HONESTLY AM GETTING SICK AND TIRED OF TRYING TO JOIN GAMES THAT ARE C-L-E-A-R-L-Y EMPTY ONLY TO BE GREETED WITH A "GAME IS FULL" MESSAGE.OH,AND AFTER YOU GET A GAME AFTER 10 OR SO ATTEMPTS?YOU'RE GREETED WITH SOO MUCH LAG THAT IT'S DAMN NEAR IMPOSSIBLE TO EVEN GET OUT OF YOUR SPAWN AREA
I SWEAR,P2P FOR ONLINE GAMING IS DOWNRIGHT PATHETIC
Buy a ps3 and warhawk.
No problem at all since all of them have already been hammered out.
im crazy sorry, i went to disagree with someone under u but the browser jumped
edit: ok looks like i didnt disagree with u, DAMN THIS INTERNET CONTRAPTION!!
there arr major problems cod4 is unplayable on the ps3 online tis a joke i dont know why pppl on this thread are in denial
mesh stop it, its not unplayable online, i just finished playin few hours ago, what tends to happen is the matchmaking goes to hell out of nowhere but a few in & out of games seems to make it better
....you really are a moron
im just being honest guys what the problem ?
With all "honesty" you have got to be a complete moron not to read all other posts and ask "what's the problem". Oh, wait...you don't speak English. My bad!
EDIT: I do have problems too. Let me clarify myself: Mesh is being a smarta$$ by saying we are in denial while AT THE SAME TIME we are having (and reporting)problems. Why would he ask about the problems even though he could just read the damn posts and learn them by himself? So you people (except lcarrero5)below me, y'all are falling into his joke.
i'm with you mesh... Its IMPOSSIBLE To join a game 75% of the time.... good 2 kno im not the only one?
Do you really have a ps3? I always see you being a fanboy with the xbox. Looks to me like your trolling
I think for once mesh speaks the truth. Usually I dismiss every one of his comments but COD4 online for the PS3 is nothing short of a joke. All you have to do is look at the PS3 forum at infinityward.com and you'll see hundreds of people almost ready to shoot one another over the problems.
i have a ps3/360/pc and yes cod4 on th eps3 is crazy either there is no 1 on the psn or the game is broke as u cant join games a lot of the time
tell us your PS3 tag.. so we can add you then.
Killer_trap...get on it man! the game is uggh...killer.
I havn't really had many problems until the last few days (seems impossible to get a match going sometimes). Thank god for UT3.
I have had a problem also. I couldn't get online at least for 2 days haven't tried it lately but I am sure there is still problems.
So I'm sure their matchmaking servers are stuffed to the brim. It's been pretty impossible to get a match going lately.
Ok so your saying over a million and a half are playing COD4? And Sony admitted to having only 3 million users on PSN and your saying half of them are playing COD4? I mean hell DJ even during the 4 days of bad Live downtime, we were still able to log on COD4 and there are over 3 million owners of COD4 on Live http://vgchartz.com/games/i... Heck Halo 3 has just hit over 7 million players at once. http://www.n4g.com/NewsPend... So my question to you is, if half the people on PSN are playing COD4, what are the other half playing?
warhawk and resistance (one year on and 40 player deathmatches still dont get old) but personally im playing high stakes on the vegas strip- i love poker
My friend just started out at rank 700,000 (ish) when he tried the online component for the first time, so I'd say about half are actually online. Makes sense since Broadband is only in half U.S. households.
This is an Activision problem, not a PSN problem. My other games like Motorstorm and Warhawk have been running without a hitch, and login is still instantaneous. Before Firmware 2.00 though, login to PSN took FOREVER. I'm glad they got rid of that annoying little problem.
The only problem that I am having and I think it same for other people is that it take too long to find a server.. that is the only problem and nothing else... I didn't have this problem in the begining but after a month or two it startet taking longer time find a server..
I haven't had any REALLY troublesome....troubles. It's just that for the last week it's been kinda tough to get into games-IT NON-STOP TRIES TO MAKE YOU HOST I DO NOT WANT TO FREAKING HOST IT NEVER PANS OUT FOR ME. The one time in the last week I bothered trying to host me and like 3 other guys where waiting for just one more person but they never came, two guys left and I ended up talking about random things for like a half an hour with the one left. Did you know theres a guy with a 400+ kill streak on those leaderboards? Just as bad as the other hackers in the accuracy leaderboards......So yeah.
"Downloading Game Settings..." that is all I get.
happened when I turn off my PS3 while I was logged into a game. The problem seemed to go away after I just went into the single player mode and finished a level and allowed it to save to my HDD. It never happened again after that.
Hey I'll make sure to try that out, thanks a lot!
Good to hear. Been pretty annoying trying to get into a game the past few days.
the only problem is that I don't have the game and can't find it in any store for the past two weeks
P.S. PS3 id- nanom
Yea xbox live has been down for a week now but theres sporadic games of cod4 now and then and the wait isnt that long...lets see ..there was a story a day about xbox live being down...I bet this will be the only story and ps3 droids will move onto other things to deny.
The thing I don't like about MP on this game is not being able to see the games that are running. It would be great to scroll through the games and choose which one to join, like I can in the PC games I play (eg. Novaworlds Joint Operations)
I'm fairly new to the PS3 and wonder if all the MP games are like this?
Dude, you're like SO 1990's!! :) j/k
It's all about TrueSkill matchmaking these days!!
Seriously... You'll find the 360 online experience never lets you anywhere near a server as it handles everything for you.
The PS3 seems more divided. For example in WarHawk you can browse the server lists and jump in (like most PC games) - but others such as CoD4 handle things for you.
I suspect in the future Sony will ensure developers move towards a more seamless idea like the 360 Live.
I prefer the game to handle things rather than scroll through servers/games so I guess it's just personal preference.
no, not all PS3 games are like this. COD4 online matchmaking is pretty crap to be honest. You can't apply any filters other than the game type you want to play.
Warhawk gives you a full server listing, showing you how many people are in a game, its ping and what map is running.
Unreal Tournament 3 is the same.
COD4 really needs improvements in the online section to choose what host you'd like to join or what map you want to play on. Instead it's just completely random
and ps network myself, so i got a question and I don't have COD4... Can you play with your friends in the same server or it will matchmake us both and we will play seperetly always???
You have the option to Invite your friend into the same game as you (as long as it's not full) or visa Versa.
You can also start a game with your friend using a Party Invite built into the game.
But I should say when this actually works (in COD4). Another problem is the invites. I can't speak for everyone but 90% of my invites results in "Unable to connect to host" error messages or "Invalid Game Session"
ok, I get it now, thanks! 1+ bubbles
atleast for now I have no worries, as by the time I will manage to find myself a copy of COD4, the patch will be released :D
because Sony allows the developers/publishers to own and administer their own games servers. Psn as a whole is a very relaxed system just as with PCs. Developers/Publishers can even decided whether or not they want to charge for services and set their own prices.
I totally agree with matchmaking sucks. There is no sense of community in the game. I don't think I have ever played with the same people ever, at least not that I can remember. You don't have the chance to go to A or B or X server to meet and play with people. Now I'm not the greatest player but I'm pretty good, but I find it harder to meet people on ps3 than pc.
Sure I can try and add people from the internet, but it's not the same as actually meeting people online in game and owning.
I hope they get the patch out soon. I spent 20 mins trying to join games last night, only for the lobby to close as soon as I got in :(
Strangely it seems some game types are more accessible than others. I rarely have to wait long to get in to Search and Destroy games, but Free for All and Ground War rarely connect. That wouldn't be so bad, but I'm not a fan of Search and Destroy!!
On a side note... Has anyone in the UK noticed that it's almost impossible to find a copy of CoD4 for PS3 in a retail outlet? I was looking for a copy for my brother while I was in London last week, and not a single place had a copy, same story with my home town.
Spending most of your time waiting for a damn game to be played, atlast you got conected, just when u ready to play, 'GAME LOBBY CLOSED' WTF!!! I hardly can conected to other missions and the only one that works sometimes and fast is 6-12 domination, friday and Saterday was the worst days! Aren't we supose to get an update patch of COD4 in December? It been saying again that it wil come out soon. Yeah right! We have to hold thumbs! LOL!
About Damn Time, I haven`t played call of duty for weeks since i cannot get on any games at all, was about to sell the damn thing. This is good news if it actually happens soon, patch was supposed to land end of December.
went straight to old school and its working fine, havent really tried the rest so cant comment but its good to know a fix is on the way.
Whats the problem comments?
The problem is that for us europeans it can take frikin hours to find a room, and thats if your lucky enough to even get one.
As for the article, its not entirely correct as activision are the publishers, they dont controll the servers its Demonware who are to blame and SCEE who have not yet passed the update for certification, apparently IW have done there part, and its SCEE who we are waiting for, head over to the infinity ward forums and see for yourself.
Atleast my 360 version works online even with "XBox Live being down" (and for a matter of fact the servers have not been down at all, just so many new users have joined. something the PSN will not experience yet.there are more memebers of xbox live then there are PS3 owners.)
What was all that again Droids? LOL the only game PS3 fans buy and it can't even go online. How can PSN have problems with only 3 million people online and only about 500k of them playing COD4? Wait you guys have been waiting this long for a patch? Hell Live was down for what 4 days? you guys have been waiting on a patch from the begining of November, oh well your all used to "waiting" by now anyway. That free online service is so reliable that you cant even play your top game. Wow that PSN sure is swell isn't it? Maybe when you get the patch you can email or even "call" you buddies up on the phone and ask them to play a game or two with all "5" of the other gamers on the PSN. Bur then again you guys would actualy have to start buying games to do that and that would cut into your movie budgit and interrupt Spiderman 3.
Karma isn't it a b!tch :)
STFU up jason i have the 360 version of COD 4 and trying to play games on it sucks balls at times too...... so dont even try and say the 360 version online is without issues. and live was down more than 4 days...... hell i wish it was only down 4 days.
yea the only problem i have on the ps3 cod4 is the friends invite...every once in a while takes a sec to find a game but thats normal... my 360 has the same problem but the friends invite is better... and yea i got the game on both systems why...couse i can i have good friends on both systems ;)
There is no lag issue, the matchmaking is just flipping up and taking a while to find games. But when you know how to do it I usually get in a game in like 2-5 mins.
@ Apocwhen the party invite does that because your friend has either started a game...or exited the original party. If he sits and waits then you will join the party with ease.
its true this is an ongoing issue, but it seems to affect team death match and sabotage more than anything. other modes seem to work fine online. :( rank 43 here :)
i had COD4 for about a week and that was enough. i sat around for an hour this past friday trying to get in a game. who had the bright idea to not make a server list. that is the absolute worst idea for online gaming i have ever heard. give me a freakin list of games that are going on and how many people are in them!!!cod4 is a good game and looks absolutley stunning, but the online sucks and thats why you buy it. i traded it in for unreal tournament 3 and that game is a snooze fest. the maps are huge and the vehicles are awesome and it looks great, but with only 16 people it feels empty. So i popped warhawk back in and remembered what a real multiplayer game should feel like. big 32 people matches with airplanes and tanks and jeeps and hover ships. oh and by the way cod4 is not a tactical game. rainbow six is a tactical game. cod4 is random deaths from behind walls, last stands, and martyrs.
Lead to glitch rooms and rank up. However, if it unranked in the server list that is fine I guess. The issue is with the COD4 servers. They really half assed the whole thing.
WE NEED Clan Support, Friends Invites IN GAME, in game messaging, and recent player list. Just follow Resistance FOM and theyd be fine.
Also, when the host disconnects we need to move to the next best host, not end the game. DAMNIT >:-O
i agree that server lists can lead to rank up rooms and glitch rooms. however if you regulate that stuff like incognito does it wont matter.
they fixed the tank gliches and fix dishonest scores in warhawk. but i agree i hate glitch rooms and rank-up rooms. they ruin the online experience. im looking at you socom ftb2 psp gamers and devs.
and yes to in game messaging.
im not sure if you are aware but you can access a recent player list from the xmb.
I personally have no issues connecting to games. I did have a few lag issues in the last patch, but that has gotten better.
I want them to add Rumble support! Shouldn't be that hard to do.