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Space Marine PS3 Bug Cripples Online Matchmaking

Jonathan Lester
Bug, Matchmaking, multiplayer, PS3 games, Relic Entertainment
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

Space Marine PS3 Bug Cripples Online Matchmaking

Many gamers will doubtlessly be ready to throw down in Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine's multiplayer suite... but PS3 owners may discover a nasty little sting in the tail. No Sleep Gamer reports that a netcode bug is incorrectly identifying players' NAT types as Closed or Moderate, leading to matchmaking times of upwards of 35 minutes.

Relic Entertainment is aware of the problem and are currently working on a fix. A few temporary solutions are doing the rounds, but their effectiveness has yet to be confirmed.

"Our team has isolated the issue and has a patch in with our QA team to verify the matchmaking issue is resolved. Again we are working as fast as we can to resolve the problem. Keep in mind you are still able to join matchmaking games in the meantime, but the wait times can exceed over 35 minutes.”

Let us know if you've been affected - and we'll keep you posted. No Sleep Gamer's Brendan Griffiths (our PS3 correspondent) will have a full review for us shortly.

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GodEmperorTitus  Sep. 12, 2011 at 18:48

thnx For this have been looking for confirmation that something is being done.

apple248  Sep. 12, 2011 at 20:07

This bug concerned me from the moment I tried matchmaking. Not only does it take thirty five minutes for me to join but nothing actually happens so it's impossible for me to do anything other than private match. Hopefully there'll b an update or something.

shakytim  Sep. 13, 2011 at 09:35

bought spacemarine on 9th sept still playing campaign,but would like to play online, get message nat not open and have waited up to 1 hour without any luck, hope it can be sorted as i feel there is not much to the campaign. if this is all there is and the online cannot be resolved i will sell game instead of keeping it

Last edited by shakytim, Sep. 13, 2011 at 09:35
jko09  Sep. 13, 2011 at 10:50

Refund sounds good, if they cant fix it in this amount of time then god knows how long its gona take, would they refund you?

seanjclark  Sep. 13, 2011 at 11:47

this is crap ps3 gammers allway get **** about with online gamming we pay £40.00 for a game and cant play it online the only game you can rely on is cod and that gets old fast pull your finger out you pricks

psobloke  Sep. 13, 2011 at 12:06

I'm glad I got it on pc! Hopefully it'll be patched up and working soon :)

alibell77  Sep. 13, 2011 at 19:23

i been having the same problem hope this is sorted soon.35 mins to get online is a bit of a joke

frostypalmer  Sep. 15, 2011 at 15:51

i got this game yesterday thinking online woohoo only to find i couldnt play it for thr NAT error not happy still cant play it today 15/9/2011 really thinking of going back to xbox not happy atall with my ps3 :(

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