PS3 players report serious Call of Duty: Black Ops bugs, 360 players fine so far

We're not talking about multiplayer exploits - Treyarch's official forums are being lit up with serious complaints from PS3 gamers trying to play Call of Duty: Black Ops. Perhaps the most embarrassing is that the game is apparently freezing for players with 3D TVs, despite both the game and the PS3 being touted as the best 3D products available.

That's certainly not the only issue being reported, though. A post on the official Black Ops forum has compiled all the known issues being experienced by PS3 gamers.

The following are all the bugs and glitches being reported:

- Cannot invite friends to join the game
- "Disconnected due to transmission Error" appears after a match
- Mic icons not displaying in game lobby
- "Locale Search" not functioning
- Players respawning too close to enemies
- "Theater" mode not functioning
- Knifing control doesn't work
- Leaderboard information is wrong
- Framerate issues
- Crashing issues

This is clearly not just a handful of users having problems with their gaming setup, and they aren't "multiplayer is sooo unbalanced" whining. These are functional, substantial glitches that, if all true and as widespread as it appears, we'd imagine Treyarch should be frantically looking into.

It should be noted that none of the above problems are being reported with any frequency in regard to the Xbox 360 version of the game. PC gamers are, though, experiencing lag issues in online play as well.

[Source: Black Ops forum (currently "offline for maintenance")]

Nov 10, 2010

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  • westy123 - March 24, 2011 1:28 p.m.

    it is serious even when there is more players on s3 than xbox. i blieve it is 25% more players and that ps3 players are better than xbox
  • Hamed - November 25, 2010 12:15 p.m.

    I got a really bad thing in black ops on the leaderboard in zombie kino der toten i reached round 26 by me and 3 of my friends then i saw the leaderboard it was correct then i played another match then i died in round 14 then i saw the leaderboard i saw that i reached the last thing on round 14 soo where is my 26 round match result I was like OMG Treyarch You Fail Now Im Really Shocked Is There Anyway That Treyarch Give Me Back My Reall Result Coz i Really Cant Play That Zombie Mode ???
  • ThatGamerDude - November 12, 2010 5:34 a.m.

    I completely agree with these. I played both the PS3 and Xbox 360 version of this game and I can certainly tell the PS3 version has way more glitches and other issues than the 360 version. They'll probably update it in about a week or a month also they should update the graphics and textures of the game as they are substantly quite bad.
  • Mxer1389 - November 12, 2010 3:42 a.m.

    Hahahahahahaha tis is a joke I just tried to turn the game on and it froze before it got to the main menu ...... Oh teryarch u kill me
  • KielbasaNinja - November 12, 2010 2:16 a.m.

    I thought I was going crazy. Nice to know it's not just me. Been suffering from a majority of these issues since day one.
  • Mxer1389 - November 12, 2010 1:16 a.m.

    This leads me to believe that no one even played the game before they released it either that or they hired a monkey with a helmet and a thumb up it's butt
  • Mxer1389 - November 12, 2010 1:11 a.m.

    Am I the only one that (all bugs aside) thinks the graphics of the objects around u reminds me of the ps2 and the texture quality is horribly lacking. Also have too say, if ur going to make a arm, leg or ant body part fly off make sure it isn't there when the person walks by it happens every time I shoot charlies arm off with dragons breath I pass by and see that he's intact and his bloody nub is laying beside him
  • legory - November 11, 2010 11:15 p.m.

    Only thing wrong with mine is spawning on Nuketown. :(
  • CoryRX8 - November 11, 2010 7:43 p.m.

    @FoxdenRacing Fair enough, you and I are in complete agreement then. I remember the reason why I switched from PC to consoles was because I got a little sick of waiting for patches so that I could play a brand-new game that I had just purchased; unfortunately, instead of consoles forcing PC standards to improve, patches just seem to have followed me. I'm with you though; as much as I love DLC and developers supporting their product after release, I can't stand the fact that the majority of that support is just making it work like it should have in the first place.
  • boondocks50 - November 11, 2010 4:42 p.m.

    ive had problwems with Blacl ops on ps3 too its annoying, and my roomate got his copy on xbox and his graphics look so much better than mine. not cool
  • FoxdenRacing - November 11, 2010 4 p.m.

    @CoryRX8: Agreed, that mentality has no place in the console realm. That rant-within-a-rant was directed at the 'ZOMG they still haven't fixed it yet, it's been like 30 seconds since it's been found!' crowd; Consoles used to be the one place where buggy games were unacceptable and could doom it to the bargain bin. I honestly miss those days. The only ways I could think of an honest answers are both lame; 'Take it to a friend's house' and 'get the patch off the game's website, the way they did with 360 back-compat'.
  • jmcgrotty - November 11, 2010 8:23 a.m.

    "Perhaps the most embarrassing is that the game is apparently freezing for players with 3D TVs" So what you're saying is that 17 people in the world are affected?
  • spideralex90 - November 11, 2010 7:27 a.m.

    It's easier to develop games for Xbox 360. Now as AznNguyen72 said, Treyarch should have learned from MW2, BETAS HELP ALOT.
  • AznNguyen72 - November 11, 2010 4:23 a.m.

    And why couldn't an open multiplayer beta be created again?
  • werewolfninja - November 11, 2010 1:07 a.m.

    Hey look, an exclusive for the PS3.
  • CoryRX8 - November 10, 2010 11:17 p.m.

    @FoxdenRacing I agree with your comment on "Sh*t out now, patch it later" mentality, and yet I disagree. Almost everyone on this site has their consoles connected to the internet, but there are a significant number of PS3 and 360 owners who don't. How are these people supposed to get a playable game? Granted, bugs with online play and balancing issues don't really affect them, but complete showstoppers like those that are being discussed in this article are completely unacceptable in a shipping game, regardless of how soon the patch comes.
  • OriginalJonty - November 10, 2010 10:12 p.m.

    It is rather annoying that my friends and I cannot create a party and play. Plus, the game has frozen on me a couple of times. Treyarch need to rectify this problem soon.
  • FoxdenRacing - November 10, 2010 9:45 p.m.

    [This is a NOAA-required forewarning of imminent sarcasm] Z0|\/|G Teh BIAS!!eleven! They're out to get PS3 gamers, it's all a grand conspiracy, MS bribed Treyarch, Activision-Blizzard intentionally makes crappy games so people play WoW instead! And Farmville's involved somewhere, manipulating them all! Next thing you know, Metal Gear will be on 360, Gran Turismo is going to Wii, Forty Years of darkness, earthquakes, volcanoes...the dead rising from their graves...Human Sacrifice, dogs and cats living together...mass hysteria! [This concludes the imminent sarcasm] Calm down, people...the console wars have been around since the late 1970s, they're never going away, but there's no need to be so nasty about it. As a developer (though sadly not in games), they likely do use the 360 as the 'lead' platform because: A) It's very similar to programming for PC, requiring very few specialized libraries or techniques B) Unlike PC, the hardware requirements are fixed, meaning they can find bugs in the code before worrying about hardware incompatibilities the PC is famous for C) Modern Warfare 2 saw higher sales on 360 than either PS3 or PC; they're going to focus on the platform they'll see the most returns's good business, just like cross-platform games in the PS1/N64/Dreamcast/Jaguar era didn't lead on the Jag. I despise the idea that the 'Sh*t it out now, patch it later' mentality has found its way to console gaming thanks to services like Live and PSN, but the second part of that mindset is important: 'patch it'. If these problems go unchanged 6 months from now but are fixed on the other platforms, *then* gripe. The game's been out 2 days, guys...
  • philipshaw - November 10, 2010 9:15 p.m.

    Typical and this shows why Treyarch are a shit developer because they can't make a working PS3 port
  • Cleanser247 - November 10, 2010 8:47 p.m.

    Well, when I pick this game up, I'll be getting it for 360 either way. I'm sure patches will be on the way : D

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