Modern Warfare 2 PS3 Multiplayer Totally Unplayable

After the second update arrived last night that fixes the trophy glitch, another huge complaint arises. Since multiplayer is a big factor in Modern Warfare 2, downloading the new update won't get you access to the matchmaking allowing you not to play online.


Randolf d'Amore, Activision Support, stated that the new patch is not related to the multiplayer not connecting. They had a server outage and they are adding more PS3 servers to meet huge PS3 MP demand.

- JPS' server is back online again

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LONEWOLF2314090d ago

ohh wow......i think these devs should properly test out games before releasing them. PSN is a great network with better connection speeds than LIVE so stuff like this is unacceptable! DEVS its about time you got your S*!t straight!

nycredude4090d ago

Couldn't get in last night. Almost finished the sp instead and it's another cod4 but only worse. Going to trade this in tomorrow and reserve Assassin's Creed 2 and gow collection. Last COD i will ever buy.

Apocwhen4090d ago

The Playstation Network is down right now.

YungXclusive2K94090d ago

Its not the PSNs fault is activisions ****ty a** servers

tatotiburon4090d ago

"better connection speeds than LIVE"....that was funny

joydestroy4090d ago (Edited 4090d ago )

a patch to fix this (if it's the party system) is coming on friday. people need to give devs a break. they're fixing things as fast as they can.

the PSN IS down, btw.

edit: you guys are just ridiculous. if something isn't perfect when it releases then all hell breaks loose. why? i just don't get it.

Apocwhen4090d ago

If you look at it clearly shows PSN is offline in the top right as of 4PM GMT

St04090d ago (Edited 4090d ago )


It's true for exclusives, dedicated servers ftw!. Just look at how well MAG runs with 256 players, that would never work well on a P2P network


people need to give IW a break. But if the devs were GUERILLA GAMES, IMSOMMNIAC OR NAUGTHY DOG...wont you be all here complaining? Claiming disaster or something like that? Hipocresy at its best?

This game is a fu kING Mess on the PS3. There are better games and people cant find them...neither the media.


AllroundGamer4090d ago

"people need to give devs a break"? come on, they had all the time before the release to properly test it, but they fcked it up and rushed the game so it would release sooner... but it could be activisions fault, i hope at least, because a developer shouldn't be that stupid to released a game with so many bugs...

Tinted Eyes4090d ago

Is MW 2 unplayable or is PSN down, which one? Cuz I am about to go out and buy this game. But I am having doubts.

Apocwhen4090d ago

There's problems with the PSN right now, the staff on the EU forums said they were looking into it.

jcgamer4090d ago (Edited 4090d ago )

just wait until the bugs are ironed out before purchasing/playing..that's what i'm gonna do...

Syronicus4090d ago

It is funny especially considering that you pay for Live and the PSN is free. It's nice to have great connectivity on the PSN.

SullyDrake4090d ago

But I bought it on 360 due to having more friends with a 360.

Plus, my PS3 is getting GOW Collection and Assassins Creed II next week anyways. =)

Blaster_Master4090d ago

Reminds of R6V2. Only Ubisoft didn't really ever fix it. R6V1 was more playable then part 2. Hopefully Cod6 isn't a dud on the PS3.

Christopher4090d ago

I'm not playing the game, but wanted to respond to those who say to give devs a break or that this wouldn't be complained about as much if it was a PS3 exclusive.

1. This game is made by the biggest, most successful gaming company out there to date. The developer making this game is one of the most experienced in the industry and already put out a version of this game two years ago that didn't experience these issues. While I believe Infinity Ward is a top-notch development company, they've dropped the ball in regards to a game that is heavily focused on multiplayer capabilities.

2. To say that people would only comment poorly on multiplatform games is kind of stupid. I don't recall Haze getting rave reviews and tons of sales just because it was an exclusive title. The point is that millions of people already own a game that they're unable to play as needed right now, they have a right to be upset, and whether the game is exclusive or not really doesn't matter. Last time I checked, they rushed out control fixes to Lair to appease the very unhappy owners of the game and Sony has implemented stringent and very open beta tests for every single one of their FPS/TPS online games in order to make sure they don't encounter these sort of issues, including MAG which just went into its 4th Beta before being released at the end of January.

EvilBlackCat4090d ago

"ohh wow......i think these devs should properly test out games before releasing them. PSN is a great network with better connection speeds than LIVE so stuff like this is unacceptable! DEVS its about time you got your S*!t straight!"

If the same problem happens in Live.. you wont be blaming Live don't you?

xTruthx4090d ago

I could only play yesterday ... 2day i have played twice and have been kicked out while playing, saying i signed out or something like that, really retarded (Rented it for PS3, downloaded it for PC)and the invites didn't even work, well for me they didn't and some other friends of mine. Right now it doesn't work when I try to play online,

himdeel4090d ago

...there has to be issue with the multiplayer portion of the game and their must be bugs. These issues have nothing to do with the review score because they don't matter /sarcasm off

They should have beta or demo the game to get these bugs worked out. They could've handled these issues before release.

Bubbles_Kitty_Cat4090d ago (Edited 4090d ago )

lol, this is karma for all of the garbage that PS3 fans have been spewing about the game for the last month.

Diamondwolf4090d ago

Yea.........karma. That's it! Hit the head right on the nail with that one buddy-o

Montrealien4090d ago (Edited 4090d ago )

Activision! learn to make the PS3 versions of your games work good online! Sony are amazing and do nothing wrong, pls make sure you don`t make their network look bad because of your faulty lazy crappy useless mega monster company type development!

Syronicus4090d ago

Only an idiot would say something like that especially since these issues come up with nearly every new title that is expected to bring a ton of trafic to the server side. Heck, even the famed Halo 3 had some issues when it was released.

To say this has something to do with Karma is completely stupid.

BLuKhaos4090d ago

Lol I knew something like this was going to happen just like the first one.Ironic how even though it's the same game, they still haven't been able to fix the problems with this trash.

Jaces4090d ago

Lag and game invites were the only problems but man were they frustrating.

We had to reset both our PS3's and try again before it finally accepted the invite. On top of that there was an assload of lag on the spec op missions, it was on and off, one mission it was fine and the next it lagged.

Where's that damn patch?!

Maddens Raiders4090d ago

"Activision! learn to make the PS3 versions of your games work good online! Sony are amazing and do nothing wrong, pls make sure you don`t make their network look bad because of your faulty lazy crappy useless mega monster company type development!"
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yeah "Sony are amazing" for sure - the Blu-ray drive, free internet, AAA titles, built in wi-fi, & solid hardware prove that. What I find amusing is that you dismiss the thought of fault toward a developer whatsoever. Really mate, it's just better sometimes if you just observe without "reporting"... >_>

Martini4090d ago

Sucks for the guys with PS3 but on the 360 this is one of the smoothest big game launches I have witnessed in the last 4 years, no major problems whatsoever and there was millions playing last night.


Just like COD4 in the first week.

Not to be the @ss saying "I TOLD YOU SO", but neigher IW nor COD were ever that great to start with... I don't know why people expect so damn much from this game.

Keyser4090d ago

This will definitely be the last time I buy a multiplat game on day one. A lot of people took off work to play this (love vacation hours) and now to not be able to jump online to play is inexcusable by Activision. It's cool though, this won't happen again.

Diamondwolf4090d ago (Edited 4090d ago )

For the link to back up your comment!

Battlefield, GeoW2, Uncharted 2, Killzone 2, Halo 3, Cod4 and tons of others that I can't recall off the top of my head all had issues the first week+ after it's release.

Hasn't anyone learned yet, due to mass exodus from school, work, families, life to play a game the first week it comes out result in a massive hit on multiplayer?

Take my advise, whenever a game with a multiplayer component comes out, do not touch the online component the first week or even the first 2 weeks to save yourself this headache.

I plan on acquiring as many offline trophies as possible before hitting online, that way I can get my trophy whore fix and enjoy a fixed and playable multiplayer

*edit* go figure, Activision, the ones who wanted to pull support from Sony, now saying the outage is due to success on the PS3

Montrealien4090d ago

@Maddens Raiders

umm yeah, gj. Glad to see you actually saw through the sarcasm of my retarded post, what scares me is that 2 people actually read it and hit the agree button. But you read my sarcasm as an attack on sony, which is normal for a self proclaimed loyalist to a corporation.

However outside in the real world I would actually blame the clear lack of communication between Activision and Sony to avoid this head ach in the first place. This is what truly happened.

Maddens Raiders4090d ago

Sarcasm on the interwebz is a temptation often taken, however unfortunate, seldom (((seen))). 8D cheers

Poopface the 2nd4090d ago

psn is great for free. There is a reason I choose to rent it for 360 and live over PS3 and PSN. I knew this would happen. I still have a gold and I will probably pay for some more so I dont have to play it on PSN. PSN works great for games with less people like Uncharted 2. Been playing taht game since it came out and on the demo since it was released to the public. Ive never seen it with over 20K people on at onceat once. There were ~300k people playing on 360 when I was yesterday. There must be at least 100K playing on PSN at any given time. Who knows, both could be higher by now.

YOu people dont understand taht paying for live is like paying for a dedicated gaming network. Not as good as dedicated servers but is pretty reliable. Microsoft provides the servers and the gamers dont need to depend on lackluster Activision and IW to put up enough servers to handle the load. Av now needs to provide servers for ps3 and PC since they took aways dedicated servers for PC. Activision will fail on that too.

Basically, when PSN doest connect I figure its down for maintenance or some problem. When LIVE doesnt connect I go and check my modem/router.

Diamondwolf4090d ago (Edited 4090d ago )

Yep, someone didn't read the update. I'm glad you're enjoying Live and you believe what you actually typed, it's a great placebo.

Both companies basically offer you the same service, one is just smart enough to make money and the other is smart enough to compete by having it free.

Now, here. Take this stress free cube of suga......I mean special stress relieving pill

@ Mont - You can't fool me silly wabbit! Deep down inside your a Sony fanboy who spends all of his time trolling the 360 articles and actually believe that sony can do no wrong!

ID IR A G 0 N4090d ago

one million people on xbox right now.... no problems.... i guess you get what you pay for

HDgamer4090d ago

Can't say the same for people who paid on Christmas 2007

pixelsword4090d ago (Edited 4090d ago )

All of this bragging, and you pull this crap.

I'm glad I didn't pick up my copy yesterday,and I don't think I will at full price; maybe I'll put it on the 360, but that one has problems, too; but that means I'll be gaming over a friend's or relative's house because I don't pay for online gaming... ever (which would tick me off because MW2 is nothing but a multiplayer experience). I'm in The MAG beta and Lord willing the B:BC beta coming up and so I'll let those games entertain me until all of this garbage is sorted out on BOTH consoles.

jadenkorri4090d ago (Edited 4090d ago )

you should know psn is down for maintenance not because the MP is not working for MW2, people just relax, PSN was planned to be down today/ this morning. And to all the 360 fanboys above, before you make claims that psn sucks and all, really do some research before you jump on the bandwagon of another 360 fanboys stupidity, cause it makes you all look stupid. PSN had planned maintenance today, thats why its not working, i played last night and the game was perfectly fine, and I bet now that im home after work it will work.

Montrealien4090d ago


lol, you got nothin' on me!

Shepherd 2144090d ago

Its impossible for any developer to properly test servers and connectivity before a game as popular as MW2 launches. Several million people will all be playing online at once when the game is released, and a dev is suppose to accurately test those numbers before a game is launched?

Im not defending anything but there are some important details that some of you occasionally overlook and do not take into consideration. Maybe because of past experience with COD4 they should have seen it coming, but i've also never built a game before.

edgeofblade4090d ago

I wonder why XBL isn't having these problems. Don't you? Maybe it's because I pay my $50 a year for something? But what could that be?

Oh, right...

The ability to take that $50 away if Microsoft doesn't deliver. Economic incentive makes for powerful leverage, doesn't it? And money is the language Microsoft speaks, isn't it?

But I don't expect you hippies to understand that.

Anon19744090d ago (Edited 4090d ago )

I played for 3 hours online last night. It was fantastic! I didn't have any issues at all. I managed to get up to level 7 before calling it a night.

I'd love to read the article and see what on earth they're talking about, but their sites down. Kinda ironic.

Obviously this article is fake. I just played proof that it's fake last night as I'm sure many also can attest to because they were all on there, playing it with me. Quite the opposite of "unplayable". Server issues are one thing, but to label the game unplayable when that's clearly not the case is simply misleading.

ProperFunked4090d ago

i think you ment "hit the nail right on the head" not "head on the nail"

just saying...=p

jmare4090d ago

It is referring to today. I played yesterday as well, but today it didn't work. It's not fake.

WenisWagon4090d ago (Edited 4090d ago )

Well, it is already widely known that the Xbox 360 is the best platform for exclusive games, so the only thing ps3 had to go for is having the best multiplatform versions of games... well its apparent that trophy belongs to Xbox 360 as well, I have had zero problems playing MW2 on my console.

"bu bu bu ps3 online is free!!!1" Yeah, and thats nice when you can actually play online.

SinnedNogara4090d ago

Very sad that the PS3 is more powerful and it is being cheated on by IW. This would probably have never happened if IW never focused more on the 360 version.

Anon19744090d ago

The articles says the multiplayer is unplayable. That's simply not true. It was playable yesterday, it was playable last night, it's playable today and I just checked a little while ago, it's playable right now. It might be having intermittent problems, but that's certainly not the same thing as "unplayable"

In my opinion that says the author didn't bother to check his facts or was setting out to intentionally mislead people.

littletad4090d ago

At least post up some links. Cause otherwise, I don't know a single difference in connection speed between both my ps3 and 360.

3sexty rulzzz4090d ago

for their dedicated servers. lol

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ghostface4090d ago

I've been trying for the last 2 hours to connect into a multiplayer match

LiquifiedArt4090d ago

PSN is down for scheduled maintanece.

tordavis4090d ago

Played a half of a game this morning then got logged out of PSN. Haven't been able to play one full game yet. Back to 360 for now.

Mr Face Creamer4090d ago

Wow IW, you guys should have seriously released a beta because the sh*t you've bundled with your game is unbelievable.

trancefreak4090d ago

Many real gamers came back home to killzone 2 MP last night. This is after they played the Generic Mp of MW2 if they could get on.

Killzone 2 with graphics second 2 none smooth online play that requires hardcore fps player a real skilled game was boomin last night.

Its hard to drive a pinto when you already have a Ferrari ....

Sorry xbox loosers you can have your Exclusive Gimp-war 2 I mean multiplat.

chrisulloa4090d ago

LOL KZ2 not generic. Good one. Anyways, this only shows that 360 always gets the upper-hand with all games. Anyone that denies this is an idiot. Look at Bayonetta, Orange Box, Fallout 3, we ALWAYS get the better games. Plus our exclusives rock.

derseb4090d ago

"Plus our exclusives rock."

hahaha.... best laugh i had in a long time! thx

sak5004090d ago

hahahd derb u need a laugh since all you are getting are gimped versions for your ps3. dont talk about exclusives cuz 2 good exclusives dont balance out 20 poor ports of cross plat games a year.

derseb4090d ago

what do multiplats have to do with the exclusives in the first place?

you don't make any sense!

and if you really care that much about the minor (graphical) differences of some multiplatform games, i advise you to buy the PC versions. they look far better than both console versions...

Cletus4090d ago

Iz dis da place wherez I comments abut my grandma's underweer?

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TheGuvnor4090d ago

No problems at all here. And I know no1 WITH any problems. I have played almost nothing but online with my MW2. BTW, I am in the UK.

bjornbear4090d ago

think problem is in US only =)

Angry Moth4090d ago

No im in the uk and have this problem

monkey6024090d ago

I'm n Ireland and having major probems

Skyreno4090d ago

yeah happening to me as well :_