Black Ops 2: Multiplayer – How to Lower Lag & Improve Hit Detection

Tired of your carefully placed shots missing after joining a laggy game of Black Ops 2? Stop worrying about your internet connection, because there’s a simple way to join the best matches available over Xbox Live, PC, or PSN. All it takes is one simple, easy to miss step. Find our quick tips below to improve your Black Ops 2 multiplayer experience.

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How to Lower Lag & Improve Hit Detection

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  • If you’ve been matched to lagging hosts lately, use the search preferences to your advantage and join the best games available.
  • To change your matchmaking settings, open “Online” / “XBox Live” / “Playstation Network” -> go to “Public Match” -> go to “Find Match”.
  • On the “Find Match” menu, either click the option at the bottom-right corner of the screen or press [X / Square] to access “Search Preferences” to change your settings.
  • By default, the preferences are set to “Normal” to find a balance between matching you to new games quickly and finding quality (less laggy) games.
  • But, as many players have noticed, there’s an overabundance of high-speed matches. Change your preferences to “Best” to join better matches with less lag. Thanks to all the players, your matchmaking speed shouldn’t lower at all.
  • For more help, if you’re an X-box gamer, check out how to resolve NAT issues with Microsoft Support.

Source: [PC Gamer]

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3 Comments on Black Ops 2: Multiplayer – How to Lower Lag & Improve Hit Detection


On November 17, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Didn’t make a difference to me on the ps3 that was the first thing i did, both black ops 1 & 2 are plagued with connectivity issues.


On November 24, 2012 at 3:32 pm

doesn’t change anything other then taking longer to find a laggy game. bo1 and bo2 are terrible games for online play. don’t belive the hype, save yourself the frustration and $$$ – DO NOT BUY THIS GAME


On January 6, 2014 at 9:45 am

Thanks. Worked for me on PS3.