Halo money? NOOOO!
Call of Duty: Black Ops has been patched for the PS3. Again. As we reported last week, the latest patch had a crippling effect on the PS3 COD: BO community. Connectivity issues having to do with open, closed, and moderate NAT plagued online players. Treyarch posted this statement on their official forums:
Treyarch is dedicated to ensuring the best gaming experience for the fans, and we've been actively working with you to continue to improve the game based on your feedback. As always, keep the feedback coming through the community forums.
So they don't hate PS3 owners, as I have previously asserted. Apparently they realized that if they didn't have PS3 sales, they would be stuck with Halo money, and then they may as well throw themselves out a window. (Thank you, Chris Rock) So what exactly does the new patch do?
Improved party reliability when leaving with party - an additional step in an ongoing series of party improvements continued in the next patch
Improved UPnP functionality - further expands the game's capability to open NATs on routers with universal plug and play enabled
Enabled mute functionality in Playercards in the pre-game lobby
Enabled kick functionality in party and private match lobbies
Addressed an issue where the pre-game lobby would not always display properly when multiple players leave the lobby after a team split
Addressed an issue where the pre-game lobby would appear stuck on the countdown timer while waiting to balance teams
Oh. UPnP means "universal plug and play". I thought it was "under-pants in prison". Well, I have to be going now, because I think I may have given a friend some really bad advice. Until next time.
So, fellow gamers, has this patch helped your PS3 connectivity issues? Or did you just say "'F' it", and buy a 360?