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The CoD2 Prophecy has been fulfilled!

After over two months of rumors and speculation, the day noone thought would ever come is now upon thee: booting up Call of Duty 2 will get you a new multiplayer patch from Xbox Live immediately. And even more surprising, it actually seems to solve all the problems players have been experiencing!

Confirmed by our initial testing:

  • Can actually host a game now.
  • Lobbies fully implemented including game options and pre-game smack talk.
  • Hoster can kick players.
  • Private matches are allowed.
  • You can select any map of choice.
  • Score and time limits configurable.
  • Post-game lobby after the game is over.
  • Can invite players to game.
  • You can see enemy names in-game.
  • No noticeable lag continuously disrupting games.

It almost looks like they made a multiplayer game out of it! So, anyone wanna play some GRAW now or were people still actually waiting for this?

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About Time!
Im Off To Bed So I Will Get It Tomorrow!

Comment by Number13 on 2006-03-22 01:06:19 | Reply

Pity. I traded COD2 in for GRAW last week because I was sick of waiting for this seemingly never-coming patch to show up.

Frankly, I’ll never buy another Infinity Ward game in my life, unless it’s something really special and verified by countless gamers to be free of the sort of idiotic flaws they took so long to fix in this game.,

Oh Yer So Does This Mean The PC Patch Is Out Aswell? Because The PC Patch Was Delayed Because Of The 360 Patch!
Because PC Version Needed Sorted Aswell! I Will Be On The PC Patch Look Out Now Aswell :D

I’m really glad that I skipped CoD2 and didn’t have to wait, if I’ll ever buy this game atleast I can play online properly.

Don’t forget to digg btw.

Comment by g mAn on 2006-03-22 01:22:22 | Reply

What game, Ghost Recon 3 right? That’s what they’re talking about, yes?

Comment by Rossko UK on 2006-03-22 01:23:32 | Reply

You didn’t mention lag!! Has that been addressed or not?!

No signs of lag yet Rossko but it’s hard to say if it’s truly been fixed on such a short notice…

Comment by Rossko UK on 2006-03-22 01:28:23 | Reply

True, true. I’ll just have to try it myself then, before quickly switching back to GRAW!

FINALLY.

Time to dust it off, then…

Anyone wanna try it out with me, the Gamertag’s ACPenguinX. Send me a friend request or something.

A patch for for Call of What two? Oh yeah that game. Maybe I’ll give it a go again.

“You didn’t mention lag!! Has that been addressed or not?!”

Just added it :) Main reason for the lag was the lack of proper host selection though, so logically it would have to be fixed if people with good connections can opt themselves to be the host, instead of the game automatically seleciting the dialup connection from the Philippines by default as it used to.

Comment by MegaWatts on 2006-03-22 01:54:04 | Reply

I also traded in COD2 for GRAW. I will also not ever by a Infinity Ward game again either. Stupid asses at Infinity Ward.

Comment by trj156 on 2006-03-22 02:05:26 | Reply

i had faith in the man on the inside…mwahahaha.

Comment by Hazumi on 2006-03-22 02:14:58 | Reply

I am SO glad I sold COD2 while I could get $35 back for it. Now I can go play GRAW. And yes, it’s a different game altogether, but it’s one I’m not complaining about. The same couldn’t be said for COD2 since NOVEMBER of 2005! :)

Comment by Mikeawesome on 2006-03-22 03:40:53 | Reply

FINALLY.

I’ll pave to pick up a few matches in that soon.

Comment by The M.A.R.T. on 2006-03-22 10:50:02 | Reply

Only a few months of your life waiting and the game has been updated. Don’t understand what all the ‘I never buy/never play IW games again’ really come from.

It’s still a good game, totally different then GRAW, so I say: it’s great that it’s finally here. Where has the time gone that people appreciated something more if it took long to finish/get it? ;)

I will play it for sure, even with GRAW on the shelf :) Like to shoot some nazi’s and the best way would be online and live haha

Comment by George Podge on 2006-03-22 13:50:59 | Reply

yippeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Comment by Guy on 2006-03-22 14:37:13 | Reply

Ok has this been happening to anyone? I ‘X’d out the maps that I didn’t want to play, then I went to deathmatch and when I got into a game it was one of the maps that I de-selected. I thought I wasn’t supposed to get those?? Also when I make a private match and leave all the slots open to the public, my friends can come in but no one from the public joined and I waited for like 20 minutes.. any help?

“Post-game lobby after the game is over.”

Only in a Custom match.

Also, you can TALK IN DEATHMATCH. WOOTWOOTWOOT.

Comment by Revolt on 2006-03-22 14:51:00 | Reply

Better late than never I suppose!

All of those changes should have been in the original release! Not waiting us to beta test their shoddy coding GGRRRRRRR

Comment by Troy on 2006-03-22 15:19:14 | Reply

do u think it is better than the first call of duty

Comment by justin on 2006-03-22 15:37:16 | Reply

who cares?!?!?! too late for them, most fps enthusiasts are already playing GRAW [which should be game of the year if you ask me]. I’m not buying any more of the call of duty series and probably won’t buy anything from activision anymore.

poor judgement on their part because i know i’m not the only one feeling this way. they were too late to act on the customers requests for lag-free gaming and so now any patch they’ve released is far too late. if you don’t have ghost recon by now, you NEED to get it.

Comment by Mike on 2006-03-22 15:47:25 | Reply

Ok stop whining, it’s a free update that makes the game better, yeah it’s too late but it’s not like it’s a hassle to just download it. And it’s ok to play both Ghost Recon and Call of Duty, I play them both and they’re both cool, I like CoD better now that this patch has come out, multiplayer is more fun. But i’m having the same problems as Guy up there, anybody have solutions??

Mike ; it’s not free imho, you’ve paid already when you bought an incomplete game.

Comment by Ivan on 2006-03-22 16:10:16 | Reply

COD2 is great… at least for the PC — I havent experienced any problems with it since it came out… sucks for you xbox people

Ghost Recon out for PC too ?

Comment by toyota4x4 on 2006-03-22 16:14:28 | Reply

blah blah blah cod2 has been dead for what atleast three months now and four if you count release date.

Comment by fgfdg on 2006-03-22 16:19:13 | Reply

ive just played it, now the lags gone its a class game, i wish theyd sorted this from the start though, the few hours ive had on it have been good and lag free,, the reason why public wont join the game is that they cant, its for freinds of freinds!! Enjoy ppl, also if anyone wants a game
its mr fister uk

Any news on the patch for the PC? We are awaiting the long PB patch!

Comment by asdf on 2006-03-22 16:53:46 | Reply

Same problem with CoD2: put a X on levels i don’t like, went to random deathmatch and got one of those levels, anyone know how to play a random deathmatch where youre not the host but not getting the unwanted maps??

[…] read more | digg story […]

Ah, the joys of console gaming. I have always enjoyed the accuracy of the dual joysticks (sarcasm).
As for why youd want to host a server with your 20kbps upload, I’ll never know.

DIGG this
http://members.on.nimp.org/?u=timecop

Comment by Dude on 2006-03-22 19:32:08 | Reply

whats the point of blocking out certain maps if you get them when you go to deathmatch anyways? i dont get it…

Comment by zzirGrizz on 2006-03-23 05:48:15 | Reply

Well I’m glad they finally fixed the online issues. It’s a lot more fun to play now. I don’t think it is or was dead. Just people waiting for them to fix issues, least patient people. And yes lagg isn’t a problem anymore. As it states in the last line of fixes. I’ve played over 30 games with multiple different hosts with 0 lagg. Just glad IW got their stuff together and kept their promise, in spite of all the critisism. See ya all in game!

Ha! We been doing this since the day it came out, on PC. WTF LOL!!!

Comment by Zippy on 2006-03-23 15:23:41 | Reply

Waiting for this update sure sucked, but not as much as running around like a chicken with its head cut off in GRAW because they were too freakin’ lazy to build in SOUTHPAW CONTROLS! Elitist, right-handed scum… :-)

@KIllah ; OMFG UR SOOO 1337 WTF HAHAHAH ROFLOLO PC FTW

We are all glad that the patch is here, but there are still some errors in it.

Sign this petition please to let infinity ward know whats up.

http://www.petitiononline...om/2ndpatch/petition.html

Thanks…

Peace D

@Nino:
Seriously…I was kidding. I just love the way some people express theyre way on the net.

Comment by JThostage on 2006-03-29 02:20:46 | Reply

Just like to say glad I didn’t give up on the game! sure it was a long and hard wait, but from what I have seen now is a sure pay off. Multiplayer is far improved and as for lag what lag if just a msec here and there, nothing really to complain about… And yes I have also seen the problem with the map de-selection, not sure about that one! maybe it only works in private games, and not when you select player or ranked matches?

But I’m sure this is a great stop gam for the mean time, as let’s face it… It’s never been so good.

[…] “Finally the long awaited Call of Duty 2 patch has been released for the Xbox 360. You can actually HOST a game now. It only took them 3 months, good job Infinity Ward!”read more | digg story […]

Comment by peter on 2007-03-08 12:44:53 | Reply

how i make game lobby with more than 4 poeople other than me freinds

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