Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 launched on Friday and some people are having issues actually being able to play it. A few people wrote about the PC issues. Others wrote about the PS4 issues. A ton of people complained (as well as shared possible fixes) in Black Ops 3’s official forums and on the Steam Community forums. The lucky ones who were playing along in undisturbed bliss, understandably, weren't writing much at all.
Let’s break down the complaints and issues.
On PC there are two main problems. The first was that the game “stutters” and slows down in scenes that aren’t even high-action. The other problem was a memory leak – this was a bigger deal because it impacted a lot of users. According to Treyarch, the game's developer, the problem mostly hit people "on some CPUs" including Intel i5 processors. The memory leak causes the framerate to slow drastically and after 4-5 minutes the game becomes completely unplayable.
Treyarch says users experiencing this problem should set the FPS Cap just under the refresh rate. “If you have a 60hz monitor, you can try enabling Vsync and setting your FPS Cap to 58.” They've since released a patch to fix the issue, but it only worked for some users.
Meanwhile PS4 users were experiencing issues as well but those seem to be alleviated by now. The PS4 server is currently listed as Good, which means “All services are online, however, users in some regions are reporting intermittent connectivity issues. We are monitoring the situation closely.”
As we all know, game launches often come with problems. So just cross your fingers and hope all the Black Ops 3 bumps get completely ironed out sooner rather than later.