03jan11: State of Black Ops: No Partying


In my last update I mentioned the 1.05 patch for Black Ops and that I would report on its effectiveness. This is that report.

The purpose of the 1.05 was to improve a bunch of party problems as well as a few other sundry features. I can’t really address the effectiveness of this patch because this patch totally broke parties for me. I cannot get in a party.

Here’s a post I put up on the Call of Duty forums which has so far been ignored:

Hey guys,

I currently get “NAT TYPE: INFO CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE” for 15 – 30 seconds when I first start my multiplayer session. Then it changes to “NAT TYPE: OPEN”, and I can start looking for games and whatnot. This has been happening since the 1.05 patch. I can play the game fine by myself, but can’t get into parties with friends. Is this related?

Since the 1.05 patch I’ve not been able to connect with friends online. Friends send me party invites, and when I accept them nothing seems to happen but then after a bit the game tells me that their session is no longer available. Same thing happens if I try to join their session. If friends try to join me or accept one of my invites, they get the same message. I’ve only been able to join a friend twice since the 1.05 patch came out. The first time, I logged out of PSN and back in again to get the invite to work (though this no longer seems to work). The second time, it was only one person and I did the inviting.

I have tried:
- removing my game save (good thing I haven’t started the single player campaign yet!)
- removing the game data (1.05 patch) so that the game installs the patch again
- running MW2 and going to multiplayer before starting Black Ops.

None of these things work. This is really annoying. I used to accept invites and join friends’ sessions all the time. Now with 1.05 it doesn’t work anymore.

The game reports a NAT type of OPEN, my PS3 says I have NAT Type 2, and I have my PS3 in my router’s DMZ.

Anyone have any ideas?

So basically, I can’t play with friends. What good is that? This totally, royally, sucks.


Written by: Blackstaffer - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Kane112 on January 3rd, 2011 [ 32937 Points ]

    yep i am having that problem as well would work eventually but just wasnt worth the time

  2. #2 by LOKO117 on January 3rd, 2011 [ 2940 Points ]

    For me the party problems are far from solved but I can connect to people relatively easily. The main problem my groups encounter is; if the group leaves a a lobby after a game, the game almost always switches up player info and labels players wrong. This usually results in no one being able to hear anyone else and we always have to reform the party. This is very annoying since it happens every damn time.

  3. #3 by Kane112 on January 3rd, 2011 [ 32937 Points ]

    least you can get into a party i need to keep trying 100 times to finally be able to connect to one. Havent touched this game in ages and the way its going probably be awhile till i play it again

  4. #4 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on January 3rd, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    There is Call of Duty and its makers of BO for you man, fomr the start i smelled trouble. And that is why i didnt get the game, its a headache from the start. Its a port to ps3 its a game that people need to get a full refund for!

  5. #5 by Sean on January 3rd, 2011

    Are you kidding me? I’ve never had any problems getting into a party, starting a party, staying in a party.

    It’s probably your retarded router that is giving you issues.
    Try upgrading your router.

  6. #6 by Abkanis on January 3rd, 2011 [ 1064 Points ]

    I like Bad Company 2, but people keep telling me I need to pick up one of the modern CoD’s….(Haven’t touched one since Call Of Duty 2 waaaayyyy back in World War 2).

    This makes me, well, not want to. At all.

  7. #7 by xDeFcoN_2FasT4Ux on January 3rd, 2011 [ 2160 Points ]

    Abkanis: I like Bad Company 2, but people keep telling me I need to pick up one of the modern CoD’s….(Haven’t touched one since Call Of Duty 2 waaaayyyy back in World War 2).This makes me, well, not want to. At all.  ^

    your one lucky guy, MW2 was addicting and it was bad lol atleast for me, COD idk why they are adicting at times, but then after a while they ruin you, it ruined me, another reason why i didnt get BO. but yea COD is crap now played BO wont say i didnt played it at my cuzs house, its ok game it really deserves a 6/10 ifanything. BC2 is the way to go!!

  8. #8 by Luke on January 3rd, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    @Sean is probably right all those people out there that are having issues it’s probably their crappy routers.

  9. #9 by kennygk on January 3rd, 2011 [ 24968 Points ]

    @Luke haha

  10. #10 by Derrickgott007 on January 4th, 2011

    I had so many problems with this game, even connected straight to my modem that I had to get the 360 version.

    There is no saving the ps3 version. It’s fatally flawed.

  11. #11 by Oly on January 4th, 2011 [ 131640 Points ]

    I don’t know what all the fuss is about lol.. game works perfect for me

  12. #12 by Eddie on January 4th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    fix your routers people. geez.

    I’m done with the game…but my wife is playing it now so lol.

  13. #13 by Blackstaffer on January 4th, 2011

    You guys don’t make sense. Why would it be my router if I don’t have these issues in any other game, and if it worked before the 1.05 patch?

  14. #14 by Eddie on January 4th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Blackstaffer:

    You guys don’t make sense. Why would it be my router if I don’t have these issues in any other game, and if it worked before the 1.05 patch?  

    ^

    no Sean doesn’t make sense…the rest of us were being sarcastic lol. Its def NOT your router.

  15. #15 by Derrickgott007 on January 4th, 2011

    The 1.05 update destroyed their netcode and the “fix” they applied for UPnP was actually the cause of the problems people are having. I’m a Sony guy from the start but the lack of problems on the 360 version boggles my mind. I made no adjustments to my router or 360′s network settings and the 360 version of the game gives me open NAT type.

  16. #16 by Luke on January 4th, 2011 [ 27382 Points ]

    I am still with it being his router ;-)

  17. #17 by Eddie on January 4th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    Luke:

    I am a facetious bastage;-)   

    ^

    yes…yes you are Luke lol.

  18. #18 by Blackstaffer on January 4th, 2011

    It’s frustrating that Call of Duty is my favourite game of all time, and I can’t play it properly. I’m looking forward to KZ3, and I’m sure it’ll be good. But CoD is what I like and play the most. And it’s giving me no end of grief. Should I just buy a 360 and pay $50/year just to play CoD? Seems rather a steep price to pay.

  19. #19 by Kane112 on January 4th, 2011 [ 32937 Points ]

    ahhh glad im not a huge fan of CoD. I just play other games till they fix this if they ever do

  20. #20 by Trieloth on January 4th, 2011 [ 3426 Points ]

    I remember when the game first came out almost everyone on my buddy list played it for several weeks. Now I see maybe one person a day playn it. Christ i see more people playn MAG again than CoD.
    btw I didnt have party connection issues when i played it after that last update.

  21. #21 by Derrickgott007 on January 4th, 2011

    People are playing mag more because it was free to PLUS members, but you are capped at lvl 4.

  22. #22 by Luke on January 4th, 2011

    Wait the game was free for Plus members? I thought that was just a free update for MAG.

  23. #23 by Eddie on January 4th, 2011 [ 44542 Points ]

    its free up until level 8…then you can choose to buy it.

  24. #24 by Blackstaffer on January 6th, 2011

    Well I just did the unthinkable and bought a 360. I’ll be playing Black Ops there from now on. So far the experience has been much smoother. I really like the 360′s party system.

  25. #25 by Tosh on January 6th, 2011 [ 1102 Points ]

    Blackstaffer: Well I just did the unthinkable and bought a 360. I’ll be playing Black Ops there from now on. So far the experience has been much smoother. I really like the 360′s party system.  

    Finally went to the dark side huh? lol


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