I don't mean there's crazy stuttering or anything like that that makes it hard to play the game. Actually, on the occasions I've actually gotten to play, it's run pretty smoothly for me. I mean that after the latest update my game will crash a second or two after I get to the main menu. It cashes so hard that my only option is to reboot my computer if I want to get back to my desktop (my computer is still running fine but the game process will not die and the only way I can get back to my desktop and use my primary monitor again is by rebooting my computer).
Now, this isn't the first time I've had this problem. There was an update pushed out on 11/8 that caused the same problem. I scoured the web for a week and found no one else with this problem. I contacted Activision support three times and by the third time we were in agreement that my last and only option was to try a system format. Which I did. And once I got everything back up and running and Ghosts reinstalled, lo and behold the game worked again. This was on 11/16. On 11/19 another update was pushed out and, wouldn't you know it, my game is experiencing the exact same problem as last time. I would like an actual fix this time because I do not want to format my computer for the second time in five days and I certainly don't want to have to format every time there's an update.
I seem to have to same issues. The game worked perfectly fine for me before the 19 november Patch, but ever since the patch I can't launch the Multiplayer without it freezing up the process.
Just like you, I need to reboot my PC in order to get rid of the process. Formatting your PC won't help, because it used to work just fine for me. Without making any chances the game seems to freeze up in the menu after booting it (after the patch).. So yea, I guess they need to patch the MP again, in order for us to play again.
The Singleplayer on the other hand, has no issues, whatsoever.. I can boot & play the SP without problems.
then your one of the luckt ones... i can't play SP nor MP without it crashing...if i could get my money back i would buy BF4 instead.. but no money alas no BF4...
It helped before, nothing to say it wont help again. I just don't want to take such drastic action. I'd say it's the equivalent of demolishing a backyard tool shed with a nuclear bomb instead of a bulldozer.
I'm not holding my breath that a patch will fix this, at least not without some serious research into the cause. I just can't understand WHY this happens. If I have to format to play I will since I took steps to ensure it wouldn't be as big a pain in the ass as usual. What I really want is for them to acknowledge that this is a serious problem and they're not taking it lightly.
Unlike you, I have issues with both SP and MP.
A friend of mine has exactly the same issue after the 3.3.3 patch.
In his case it's not the CPU / VGA / Memory / HDD / Drivers
because he recently bought a new game PC which did run great, before the update.
It's not even an option to quit the process during CTRL+ALT+DELETE which is weird.
Even if a PC get stuck on a process you should end it that way.
I hope there will be a fix for you soon guys.
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I never experienced any of the problems that others talk about before the recent patches. Graphics were good, game play was fine. Then the patches hit and the game will not even launch for me. Steam tries to load the game, and I can see the icon for it on my task bar, hell I can ever hear the music, but no matter what I try I can never see the game. I even tried to uninstall and reinstall and nothing. Since the last time I successfully played the game, I have made no changes to my system. This is a huge disappointment.
C'mon man, in what universe do non-typical problems have typical solutions?
I wouldn't call texture glitches non-typical.....
If the issue was only that simple to solve. I tried it all. Verifying Game cache as an Admin.. Clean install of vredist86/64, video drivers, directx.. But that's not it.
I can launch the Singleplayer, which to me would use the same engine as the mp? But the MP freezes up each time I arrive in the startup menu and can't be closed through process manager.