If your machine was off from about 5pm-10pm PST yesterday you will not have seen the message. If your machine was on please power cycle it.
If you are still encountering problems please check your NAT type. Strict NATs will find it exceedingly difficult to matchmake.
Secondly, if you are an Elite Premium Member please ensure that you have downloaded ALL the content drops to date. This numbers 4 drops (4 MP maps and 2 SO missions).
Please continue to post here with remaining issues. I'll be monitoring this thread.
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I (Germany) am in the exact same situation as Erwsisa (Spain).
Before the last big 5MB Update, the game was unplayable because of the incredible bad lag, the Matchmaking was fast in Day and Night.
After the last 5MB Update, the game run perfectly, the lag was gone for 3-4 days but i've only played versus people from my own Country, the Matchmaking was fast on Day but hard to find matches at Night.
After the last Hotfix the game went back to what it was before the Patch, Region Lock is removed again and the unplayable lag is back.
This situation is a dilemma, with the Region Lock ON the game runs great but people from small countries have trouble finding matches, and when you remove the Region Lock the game is unplayable due to the unbelievable huge lag.
Nobody who bought the game should be punished in any way, just do us all a favor and remove the Lag Compensation from MW3 or tweak it back to what it was in MW2, the previous CoD games didn't had this problem and the lag really breaks the game for many people, i understand what you try to accomplish but it doesn't work out, so many people have different connections, you can't defeat the lag so stop try to hiding it from us with the Lag Compensation, you guys at IW have tried to make the connection better for us but the results are worse.
I've noticed the lag in previous CoD games to MW3 is different, in the previous CoD games you could see when someone is laggin and in MW3 the game tricks you into thinking everyone has a great connection till you start a gun fight, your bullets dont register, you die with one bullets but the killcam shows a complete different story, or you see everything with 1-2 seconds delay (1-2 seconds behind).
I hope this helps somehow, have a nice day.
haven't seen you a while in the Modern Warfare 3 Title Update and Hot Fix Notes thread, but I can understand you are bored of all the shotgun talk over there and appreciate that different issues get dealt with in different threads to keep it clean.
In case you missed my feedback in all that clutter here's a quick summary. After TU10 reintroduced the region lock that you denied a few times, the game got slightly better. Still there were enough serious lag-comp issues that are not acceptable with such regional matchmaking and that COD4 and MW2 did way better without a region lock. Playing with a party still went up to 150ms and finaly made me host everytime which made the game quality even worse for me. When I ragequit and rejoined to improve my situation I was stunned that the next best host put every player on 3bars and there were even framedrops and warping.
So I would like to ask a few questions:
- Could you stop masking the connection bars. When every player is shown 4bars but some are still ahead one second or more there ist clearly something wrong with that.
- Have you made party matchmaking changes yet? You said that the party leaders ping (instead of the partys ping average) will be used for search. Has that been done already or will this be a feature of a future TU?
- Could be get regional player numbers when chosing a gamemode? Those worldwide 50.000 something in TDM might only have 500 players from germany while those 1.000 HCSD players might be 700 local players. This way we could search for more quality modes.
BTW: Still waiting for network engineers feedback on the videos
For example. Look at the slow motion scenes:
All the scenes(slow ones and normal ones) are from the same match. 4 bars, open Nat, 1 ms jitter and 0% packet loss.
I really hope this helps and that you may be able to fix it because is very frustrating.
Thanks for your response, I power cycled my machine and downloaded the map packs, still no joy . I redownloaded the maps, also my NAT type is open, checked router settings. No good, I appreciate the help though.
I'm sorry to hear that Square up and k1701. The matchmaking for MW3 is handled by Xbox Live. First thing on Monday morning I'll liaise with our colleagues at MS to obtain the matchmaking pivot tables (those that show the average number of matches returned per query) for Greece and the Caribbean. The locality of the search is based on the IP address of your outgoing ISP gateway. Perhaps something is amiss here?
Apologies for the frustration this is causing in the meantime.
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Sir,thanks for the reply, Also for making contact with the XBL reps on Monday, I dont know about the ISP gateway, I have no problems with matchmaking for the other online MP games(COD WAW,MW 1+2,BO, Halo Reach for X360) even MW3 for PS3 has no online issues!
Its great that you are listening and trying to straighten things out.
Thanks for your efforts!