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Black Ops II PS3 Woes Mount Up: Dead DLC & Freezing

Jonathan Lester
Activision, Black Ops II, FPS, PS3 games, technical issues, Treyarch

Black Ops II PS3 Woes Mount Up: Dead DLC & Freezing

Treyarch: "We Are Not Bad People, Just Outnumbered"

Call Of Duty has had a chequered history on the PS3, and Black Ops II doesn't want to be the exception that proves the rule. Reports of faulty DLC codes and online freezing problems are currently flooding the forums, though Activision are apparently on the case.

In response to large numbers of players reporting connectivity issues and 'freezing' for the PS3 version, Activision has issued a few Twitter statements asking for patience and understanding, while promising to fix these problems soon.

"We are aware of connectivity issues that some players are facing in Black Ops II on PlayStation 3," the latest update reads. "We are working on resolution, thank you."

"We are currently testing backend matchmaking changes that we think can help with this," Treyarch's David Vonderhaar added. "I don't have a time table, or I would tell you."

"We are running again," begs another tweet. "Sorry about that. We are not bad people, just outnumbered several million to 1."

It's worth noting that PC and Xbox 360 players have also reported similar problems, though the vast majority of complainants seem to be PS3 owners.

However, this isn't the only issue facing PS3 owners, since the EU PlayStation forums [via VG247] are overrun with reports that the Nuketown 2025 pre-order codes are refusing to work. Several posters are annoyed that their code has apparently been redeemed elsewhere, or that Activision support simply says that it "should work."

We'll keep you updated with the latest. Until then, are any of you suffering from these issues?

Add a comment3 comments
hasoo1  Nov. 15, 2012 at 15:04

No who would want to play this awful excuse for a game .

Late  Nov. 15, 2012 at 15:40

Thoroughly enjoying it so far (4 hours multiplayer done, not looked at campaign or zombies yet) and had no real problems at all on the xbox 360.

Have had one game end with an abrupt "disconnected from server" error, but got straight back into another lobby no problem. Connections don't seem any worse than on any other game.

There's a weird graphical glitch where a fractured version of someone's logo will flicker across the bottom of the screen whilst moving from the end of a game into the post-match stats screen, but that's nothing.

I'm guessing my download for Nuketown 2025 was fine, too. (I input it, it was accepted, and the download started - but it pauses when you're playing multiplayer, and if my xbox is on I'm doing just that - so it's still not finished downloading!)

kinkinkaid  Nov. 15, 2012 at 20:12

Im on the PS3 version - couldnt get a team deathmatch game for ages - there would be lots of people in the lobby but the match just wouldnt start.

Eventually played some Kill confirmed and Domination but then after about 2hrs my PS3 froze and I had to reset the console.

Havent tried to download Nuketown 2025 yet...

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