Black Ops II patch hits PS3

Update for Sony version of latest Call of Duty aimed at fixing lockup/freezing issues, though some still reporting headaches.

Activision has released a new patch for the PlayStation 3 version of Call of Duty: Black Ops II, but it does not appear to have fixed what it set out to. Activision wrote in its support forums that it has launched an update aimed at fixing lockup/freezing issues, but also notes that some gamers are still experiencing the issues.

"We are doing everything we can to get to the bottom of it as quickly as possible," the statement reads. No specific timetable was provided concerning when the new fix will be ready.

Separately, Activision also addressed issues Wii U users are reporting. The company told gamers who are experiencing lockups to make sure they have the most recent version of the game. To do this, Activision said players should make sure they have installed all patches and title updates before jumping in. These updates provide improvements to security and fixes for exploits and crashes and do not affect saved games.

For more on Call of Duty: Black Ops II, check out GameSpot's review.

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cableguy21
cableguy21

actually got 5 straight mutliplayer games in. then of course, It crashed...Again...

couldnt get through 2 full games before

gavdann
gavdann

Serves you all rigfht for playing this crap in the first place! Trade it in and buy yourselves a decent game. :-D

cableguy21
cableguy21

I have also done the update and still the same problem

cableguy21
cableguy21

I am getting so tired of this game crashing almost every time I play multiplayer. I didn't $60 for this crap. Played 2 matches today and it crashed on the second one half way through. GET THIS FIXED!!!

nonfanboygamer1
nonfanboygamer1

First few days online I had to reboot the ps3 multiple times. Very annoying. I almost sold it and just played bf3. Great game btw, just getting a little stale.

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

People reporting freezing issues...

 

Nahh, it's just getting that way with these games.  The image is moving, but you've seen it that often over the past few years it's starting to burn to your retinas.

 

NOTHING CHANGES.

 

There's my highly independent and soundly based medical report.

NINEINCH-Tool
NINEINCH-Tool

cheap studio needs to start developing on both or all platforms instead of porting all the effing time.

xincubuzzx
xincubuzzx

I think this is their way to drive people to switch to xbox, the franchise has been out long enough to already know what to expect when the only thing that changed are the maps, weapons & maybe a few other things.

the_real_VIP
the_real_VIP

Weird, I don't have any issue at all with Black Ops II on my phat PS3.

FAIL_TR0LL
FAIL_TR0LL

My patented guide to success in life:

 

Step 1 - Buy or steal an XBOX 360.

Step 2 - Throw away your PS3 (if no PS3 is found, skip to step 3).

Step 3 - Celebrate, for you just won at life.

Fayt0
Fayt0

PS3 can't even handle Skyrim Expansions. Its funny to hear everyone trip and troll all over the Xbox when their more -Superior-  and -trustworthy- gaming system can't even handle CoD. Watch everyone say 'Ps3 is too good for those games"

tgwolf
tgwolf

Gaaaaaaaaaaah! Get that trash off the PS3!!!

 

lukewallwork
lukewallwork

This is the 4th time I have bought COD on release day and the 4th time that I have been frustrated by how badly the mutiplayer performs. This isn't a small budget game made by 1st time developers, this is one of the biggest game franchises on the planet and they are unable to do a small thing like getting their game to work....

tixilix72
tixilix72

That's the main reason why I have refused to buy another game made by  Treyarch, being a PS3 owner...get me once shame on you, get me twice shame on me...

jack00
jack00

Microsoft pays activision to boycot ps3 versions of cod games. Think i'm paranoid ? Remember with Mw2 the employee that gave proof that the ps3 version was not as well coded as the 360 and when the microsoft representative assured that the 360 version would run better ? Why do you think ? You're pathetic MS.

jchristenberry
jchristenberry

 @xincubuzzx For those of us playing on Xbox, we are not without our problems with it either.  Several times I have seen what can only be described as the servers being down, regardless of what their website is saying.  Sometimes for several hours at a time.  Very annoying.

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

 @xincubuzzx

 how does this make people switch to xbox? the game is just as shitty on the 3shitty as the PS3 and WiiU

96augment
96augment

 @FAIL_TR0LL So, that's how Steve Jobs became a billionaire!!! He stole an Xbox 360. It makes perfect sense.

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

 @FAIL_TR0LL

 You forgot some steps.

step 4. spend hours on hold at Microsoft Support for trying to set up send back of broken system/

 

step 5. wait weeks while others are playing games on there issue free PS3 and Wii.

 

step 6. finally get system back only to have it burn a ring on your brand new game that is now unplayable.

 

step 7. go online and complain about the PS3 for random reasons even though the system has had NO technical issues to date.

 

step 8. get arrested for shoplifting since police IDd the loser who stole a 360 from a walmart.

 

step 9. get "salad tossed" in jail.

Fayt0
Fayt0

 @lukewallwork Coding isn't a Small thing Bro.And no matter what there will always be bugs and problems in a game.

shady965
shady965

 @Evanduil you'd leave PlayStation awesomeness and all the exclusives for a COD game ??!! it's ur loss man !

jchristenberry
jchristenberry

I have had a RROD and multiple other technical issues with my two xboxs.  But nothing amounts to the amount of hours (literally) I have spent on hold trying to talk to a person at Sony only for them to try and call me a liar about their product not working and giving me problems.  In fact my playstation for the past three months has sounded like a jet engine with its fans (sitting in open air on top of entertainment center).  The fact is technology breaks, the more high tech, the more on it that can break.  Its the support folks who make the difference in whether or not you stay with the product or not.

gavdann
gavdann

Shouldn't be if it has been tested properly. There are plenty of games released without the severity of problems that most of the big franchises suffer. The fact is they are rush released to meet deadlines and to satisfy the company share holders. If they delayed the release of BO2 by a few weeks, they'd miss a lot of the xmas market.

lukewallwork
lukewallwork

 @shady965  @Evanduil All the exclusives? Xbox get almost everything and get all maps a month before playstation. I have both consoles but I use my PS online.....am starting to consider the Xbox though

Fayt0
Fayt0

 @PDXmauler97 First off man, are you trying to say that it is a Fact? Because it sounds like you took it personally. Really, PS3 people do Troll all over the Xbox, you just did in your post; calling me ignorant for having an Xbox and saying there is "a world outside of your 4GB console that should really be used as a flashdrive" Sounds like your trying to put me down bro. Fail                          Second off...you don't know me guy. How do you even know if I don't have a PS3? Maybe I have one. Maybe I have a Username by the name of Highfire. Mybe I don't play it much because its not my thing. Perhaps Im pro Xbox because I don't like PS3. Who knows, you sure as hell don't. And telling me what I do and don't have is more ignorant then you make me out to be.         

PDXmauler97
PDXmauler97

 @Fayt0 "Its funny to hear everyone trip and troll all over the Xbox when their more -Superior-  and -trustworthy- gaming system can't even handle CoD."

 

How is that not you trying to state a fact, because its definitely not an opinion.

 

WTF are you posting on this article for in the first place when all you have is an xbox and are too ignorant to realize there is a world outside of your 4 gb console that should really be used as a flashdrive. 

Fayt0
Fayt0

 @PDXmauler97 When was I stating Facts? Rofl.You know it was an Attack on the PS3 Fanbase that talks shit about the Xbox Fanbase right? I don't remember trying to say anything educational

PDXmauler97
PDXmauler97

 @Fayt0 No, thats not what I am saying at all, that is what YOU are saying. I'm saying you aren't a reliable source for facts because you think that the issue with COD on the PS3 is the system itself.

 

I'm gonna go ahead and mark option A for my first reply.

NINEINCH-Tool
NINEINCH-Tool

 @Fayt0  @PDXmauler97 yaz, heez sayeng thut ur a mow-ron. Read that fine right?

 

btw these douchebag dev/pubs in charge of COD save money by making sandwichs entirely of bread crust....who in their right mind does this I ask???

 

answer: people who develop on xbox360 to save money and then port to ps3.

 

Take a look at any true ps3 exclusive....it shits tiffany cufflinks in comparison to the bump-mapped putty look of xbox 360....everything the xbox produces looks like 20,000,000 variants of unreal 3 engine.

Fayt0
Fayt0

 @PDXmauler97 So your saying Im a Sheep or unoriginal because I said PS3 can't handle CoD? Interesting.

PDXmauler97
PDXmauler97

 @Fayt0 Says the guy who said the gaming system couldn't handle CoD. My friend, it can handle it perfectly fine unlike the xbox who still needs to put its games on two disks.

 

Its the crappy coding for the game and servers that screw us over.

Fayt0
Fayt0

This place is entertaining. Think Im gonna like it here

NINEINCH-Tool
NINEINCH-Tool

 @Fayt0 I like you, you keep trying even though you're completely ass-backwards.

Fayt0
Fayt0

 @NINEINCH-Tool I can't tell if you're taking me seriously, or just wanted to say something with a driven reason I don't care to understand

NINEINCH-Tool
NINEINCH-Tool

 @Fayt0   you're projecting.  I can't tell if you're foreign to the english language or human expression.

PDXmauler97
PDXmauler97

 @Fayt0  

Alright, I didn't say WE were better. I just said OUR EXCLUSIVES were.

Fayt0
Fayt0

 @PDXmauler97  @lukewallwork You forget PS3 owners are also saying they are better then 360 owners.Grow up, its just another piece of hardware that plays video games, movies and music. Hell, they both have an internet browser now.

Someguy1212
Someguy1212

 @PDXmauler97  @lukewallwork

 You also forgot to add that the PS3 can play JPN Blu-rays as well so that opens up all the imports as well. Im sorry but the 360 uses DVD's which are regioned but then again there isnt any imports for 360 worth playing. Also EVERYTHING that the 360 and xbox have done are based off of someone else's ideas. the controller is based of SEGA's Dreamcast controller design. Avatar's based of Nintendo's Miis. Kinect is just an overpriced Sony Eyetoy.

 

Also Microsoft PAYS out the ass to get just even a month early release of content and even then thats just to prop up a failed system. The 360 is failed system based upon global sales. if you go by that then the Wii is #1. Also Fable can just be played on PC

PDXmauler97
PDXmauler97

 @lukewallwork    All the maps a month early can barely be called an exclusive since PS3 owners still get them all eventually. 

 

I hate it when people claim that xbox is better because it has better exclusives. The problem with that claim is that xbox has got 1 exclusive.

 

Lets do a comparison, shall we?

 

PLAYSTATION:

-Uncharted (xbox already has lost)

-Littlebigplanet (xbox just lost again)

-Killzone

-Resistance

-cough cough -free internet- cough cough

-God of War

-Infamous

-Ratchet and Clank

-Motorstorm

-Gran Turismo

 

XBOX: (dont worry i'll list them all)

-Halo

-Gears of War (ok, so off to a good start)

-Fable

-Forza

-Dance Central (oh dear)

-sorry i couldn't add any more, I ran out of money after paying for my xbox live

 

PS3>XBOX

 

 

 

 

 

jasongm
jasongm

 @lukewallwork  @shady965  @Evanduil Xbox has the most install base of any console, and they do have exclusive rights to have maps first, but the only thing that makes me not get the 360 version is the Gold online pass... seriously i would buy COD games more for my 360, but getting the 60$ yearly gold pass is cumbersome, especially for someone on a tight budget, which is why i prefer to get the PS3 version, But now that the WiiU is out.. thinking on getting the WiiU version now..