Weekend Open Forum: Modern Warfare 2 on the PC, a multiplayer fiasco?

By Jos · 73 replies
Nov 13, 2009
  1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 was released worldwide this week to an overwhelming success, selling 4.7 million copies on a single day and raking in an estimated $310 million in North America and the United Kingdom alone. Reviews have been mostly favorable too, at least as far as gameplay is concerned. But there is one group who feels slighted by a series of changes made in this latest addition to the Call of Duty franchise.

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  2. ColdFusion1990

    ColdFusion1990 TS Rookie Posts: 124

    I can see why people dislike being unable to choose which map or a specific server they want to play in, but the new system really helps you get into a decent server with incredible ease.
  3. COD-MW2 multiplayer for PC. The lag is shocking- cannot run without being 'halted' every few steps, graphics ceiling has been dumbed down to max 1600x1200- cannot run 1560x1600 (like COD-WAW could), if the host leaves (getting owned), all other players are left hanging in limbo, cannot choose your side- all auto assigned, clan members get auto asigned to one side only (great for them but lousy for other players), long delays between games (1-2 minutes), long delays while the auto system finds other players, then sorts who to host, then starts the round, then lets you actually play, and of course, NO DEDICTED SERVERS- so makes it very hard to play with mates. The game itself would be probably be good but for the above, and in the end it has RUINED THE GAME. IW simply ported the console version to PC- cos it was cheaper and easier, instead of spending the time and $ to do it properly. Let's face it, how sophisticated is a PS3 (many years old) or Xbox360 (all using twilight MS technology) compared to a PC. If this is what console users think is acceptable, then I pity their limited gaming experience. Well done Infinity Ward, you f@'d us PC users. Am returning to COD-WAW and MW1.
  4. Tehoste

    Tehoste TS Member Posts: 56

    IW is so stupid. And I'm going to have to agree completely with the guest comment. For completely ruining the pc version of this game I most definitely will NOT purchase MW2.

    "takes the benefits of dedicated servers and allows them to be utilized and accessed by every player, out of the box." For example, it will automatically find you a game with the best performance, ping, and preferences based on your location and individual connection as well as matching you with players of your same skill."

    We players can decide that for ourselves. Pc gamers should know their ping and skill by now...

    "They also promise a cheat and hack-free experience"

    Where there's a will, there's way. Someone will eventually figure out how to hack.

    And finally the only non-profanity word that comes to mind to express my anger at the dumbing down of the pc version is ROOOOOOOAAAAAAAAARWWARRAWRWRARRRA!!!!! :mad:
  5. shossofe

    shossofe TS Enthusiast Posts: 47

    No matter how I look at what they did. I just keep seeing the word fail popping up all over the MP title.

    If it 'aint broke, don't fix it.
  6. Second rate pc game end of story, back to MW1 & BF2, lets forget this ever happened.
  7. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 714   +75

    Haven't you guys heard... "It's not balanced for leen." lolllllllllllllllllllllllll
  8. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,115   +9

    i personally think the system sucks i mean if the host leaves you get stopped and have to wait on a new host and the time it takes to get into a match seems like forever plus the 9v9 system is bs atleast 24 would have been nice i mean this is not a console and there is no bandwidth limit so why mess up the system that has worked for years. i will play it because its the only way to play it but i dont have to like it end of story.
  9. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,828   +633

    To what should have been a great game with a epic multi player they really went and F'ed things up real good. Not buying this, but I will play through the 6 hour single player. If this is some kind of new trend that has any possibility of catching on it will be very bad times for PC gaming. Good job Infinity Ward, you made you millions now go crawl into a hole with your money and try not to feel bad about your decision.
  10. From 32 vs 32 to 9 vs 9 - its just crap.


    Thats why i am not going to buy this game. But hey? do you think they give a crap? they just sold 4.7 Million in one day. My voice is unheard.
  11. all i got to say is that i do have a hack out.
    yes i said i have a hack for mw2
    it is a aimbot and wall hack,
    [url removed]
    it works and its vac proof.
    and its sweet.
  12. IvanAwfulitch

    IvanAwfulitch TS Booster Posts: 218   +11

    Whoever you are, you're one of the people that ruins multiplayers WAY faster than whatever Activision and IW are doing with MW2. That should tell you something. Get the hell off the internet and play single-player if you're going to be a cheater.

    As for Modern Warfare 2, I'm not even going to bother wasting 60 dollars. Call of Duty 4 was the pinnacle of their achievements and it won't get any better. COD6 was a complete waste after what they did to it. It was so bad that many people who heard about the changes actually cancelled their pre-orders. This has to be one of the biggest blunders after such a great run that I've ever seen. Come on Infinity Ward, you were never like this. Why start now? Ditch this bullcrap!

    If anything, I would ONLY play their even FURTHER shortened Single Player, and only if someone else already had it and I could use their copy. Team Fortress 2 is vastly preferable to this trainwreck of a multiplayer and that should tell you something. Anyone reading this and thinking about buying it, please for the love of God don't.
  13. The game falls short of what it was expected to be. Good gfx do not make a good game. The campaign is short and uninteresting. (we already knew that) I was going to buy the game just for the multiplayer, but since they messed this up there is absolutely no reason to go out and buy it.

    The lesson to be taugh here is 'never believe the hype'. This game is top story in every video game site but the truth is that it will be forgotten very soon....
  14. guyver1

    guyver1 TS Booster Posts: 110


    a nice little round up

    add to that list a FOV of 65 that you cant change!

    65 FOV!!! FFS thats rediculous on a PC. We all know why they did it, its becasue a smaller FOV has less to render meaning they can bump up the GFX quality a little bit more for the hardware crippled consoles.
  15. I'm a player of MW1 who is in his 40's , I play on sniper only mods myself as my old eyes can't take all that running around on the normal mode of the game :0) . I'm happy to sit there for 30 mins a round and maybe pick off only a couple of enemies , nice and a calm and chess like.
    I play on a 3 or 4 servers mainly and have just joined the clan of the one i play the most. Of course the great advantage - unlike IWnet apparently - is that as happened last night , someone was arsing about ( a rare occurance fortunately ) . Within 30 seconds and 2 warnings later he was gone and banned , ahhh peace reigned once again and i was back to my game of chess /MW1 sniper mod.
    It's a shame IW seemed to have ruined the MW experience for pc gamers as this was the first game I'd really gotten into , still MW1 is still fine for me for the next few years tbh so I'm happy really. I most certainly wont be buying MW2 though if I can't get sniper mods on it , personally.

    Can't believe I'm actually on here writing about it really as there are far important things to be worrying about in this , but hey ,like others have said , ' If it ain't broke , don't fix it ' .

    As for 9 v 9 that I've just read about , well lets be honest as MP gaming goes that figure is laughable .
    Finally ,I'd like to offer a big thankyou to the map makers on all the dedicated servers , as my own pc knowledge amounts to turning the thing if I'm honest , and it's you guys who make MW1 worth playing.
    I can't understand for the life of me why big Co.s like ATVI & IW just don't get that?

    Their loss.

    Cheers - DeathbyDonut
  16. Sevrage

    Sevrage TS Rookie

    I dont play games but I find this interesting... doesn't it have LAN play?
    is it illegal to create a LAN server for internet access? and get rid of this IWNet?
    one can easily setup the thing... and redirect internet traffic as it was LAN traffic...

    in my time when I used to play, I would play with friends... from what I understand, this just randomly puts you in some server with random ppl... thats just pointless..
  17. I havent been reading the forums so bought this pile of crap. I`ve owned all the cod games on the pc and still paly cod 4. Couldnt belive my eyes when installing and steam came up. Anyway.. no console, crap match making, 9v9, lag, drops, wall hacks and aim bot to name a few problems. This is a very big mess. Infinity ward you are stupid to think this would work.
    What to do i thought? I felt like i had been robbed of my £40. I rang the shop to complain and got told to go away. So took the game back to another branch and told them in wouldnt install, that got a credit note. Will be keeping that for the next real pc shooter. Battlefield :) Infinity Ward you suck.
  18. JieMan

    JieMan TS Rookie Posts: 63

    I will never buy this game and support this BULL SH*T ,, I can't even believe they are selling it for 60bux for PC when the excuse why games are 60 on console are management rights to microsoft and sony ... WTF they can suck the big one. I'll pass.

    I don't know what pisses me off more this game or the huge delay for Assassins Creed.
  19. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,978   +15

    After reading about what they've done / how they set it up I wont be buying the game.
    The multiplayer problems they have incorporated drive me nuts. No thanks.
  20. Well Luckily its only 3 more days til Left 4 Dead 2 comes out and we can have a game that excells at playing online with friends and has a good multi player experience. I did buy MW2 and so far I do enjoy the single player and co-op modes but I havent tried multiplayer yet so I cant comment on it but I think ill stick to L4D, borderlands, and TF2 they are the best purchases so far.
  21. i refuse to buy this game now as the multi-player is ruined imo, lacking dedicated servers, good anti cheat systems, custom maps and mods (which made the game so popular originally when it first came into being), not to mention the silly player cap just makes it pointless buying
  22. tehDARKNESS

    tehDARKNESS TS Rookie

    The Pc community is still reeling from the exclusion of our gamestyle from the new IW release. We have been through many of the stages:denial, anger, etc.. but have yet to reach the point of accaptence. Perhaps we never will. This hurts the future of PC gaming. I sincerely hope that Treyarch takes atvantage of IW's ingorance and doesnt follow suit with COD 7. It's all about $$, obviously... Console gamers get bored fast, move on, play a variety of games and will shell out for DLC because they don't know any better.
    Still hoping for a patch; with no where to call home there is no point in playing.
  23. Remember that the head of Activision indicated that he wanted to take the fun out of game making ... That is money first quality second ... One could surmise:

    1. Charge the same price as console
    2. Remove modding so that the company can take over DLC map market
    3. Restrict development beyond console version (just a port .. that is why 9v9 etc)

    I love dedicated servers this is one game I wont buy ... If Activision was to vanish from the PC, one need not worry since we now know the new policies of the company.
  24. the game is doomed to failure
    day 1 hacks exist
    there experience matching system doesn't work
    you cannot block players from joining a game
    there is no LAN version
    gentlemen you fail The time limit for this game I would give An estimate to be about one the year After that Over 95 to 99 percent of the players will have dumped the game
    If you want it too controlled map generation this would have been fun if you wanted to controls servers this too would also have been fine But total control of the game means that the game will absolutely positively die
    As no one wants to play a game that's under total control of the manufacture players want the game to become part of them in attempting to play this game or realize that it can not be.
    TF2 Is a game that is three years old it's been updated every six months with new game material thus the interest of the game has not very the other reasons it has not varied is because of clans people like to join together to have fun in modern warfare two that's impossible.
  25. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,718   +859

    I think the first post by Guest nailed it. This is a complete and total failure on IW's part. I'm glad I waited before buying this game. I'll save my $60 for a game that actually caters to the player and not the developer
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