Call of Duty 4 PS3 Being Updated, Online Issues Ironed Out
Update: Infinity Ward has issued another response to the concerns regarding Call of Duty 4′s online multiplayer on PS3. Read more here.
Original Story: PlayStation 3 owners have been encountering several problems with Call of Duty 4 when attempting to play online – primarily slow matchmaking and the “Downloading Game Settings” error that plagued the CoD4 beta on Xbox 360.
Yesterday, Infinity Ward’s Community Manager, fourzerotwo, posted about an update for the game which was in the works and promised to fix these problems.
The server team has been working on this all weekend, and will be working through the night. They’re upgrading all server hardware as well as dedicated an individual database to each functionality to improve performance and handle the traffic hitting the servers. (i.e. Database for Matchmaking, Database for Leaderboards, etc.)
This will greatly improve the speed and stability for matchmaking for players.
During this upgrade you may still receive the ‘Downloading Game Settings’ message, but it is temporary, in the sense of just let it download and you will eventually drop into a lobby and play just fine.
Remember, this is just short term, eventually once everything is upgraded you won’t be receiving Downloading Game Settings at all.
However, if you do, just wait it out and you will be dropped into a lobby.
And earlier today fourzerotwo made another post stating that some major improvements were rolled out late last night, and that gamers shouldn’t be running into the problems anymore.
It’s disappointing to see this problem which was readily apparent in the beta not get fixed in the PlayStation 3 version of the game, but at least the problem didn’t take long to be attended to.