Yesterday, Modern Warfare 3 received patch 1.10 on Xbox 360. It is still unknown what the patch changed in term of fixes, but at least one problem cropped up again.
After the release of Modern Warfare 3, players in smaller countries experienced matchmaking problems. Those issues were ironed out by the end of last year. Unfortunately, since patch 1.10 was released, matchmaking for players in smaller countries has been spotty again. Many users took to the official forums to explain the problem. Players are getting a “No Games Found” error message when they’re trying to find a lobby.
Robert Bowling, via Twitter, promised a fix on the way. He stated, “FYI MW3 players in remote areas; I understand the recent update on Xbox 360 has adjusted your matchmaking, it will be addressed swiftly.” He went on to clarify what countries qualify as remote areas, in reference to New Zealand, “remote area and/or lower population locations may be affected when finding games. We have an update being pushed through.” Bowling added that everything should get back to normal as soon as the updates goes through certification, so it seems like matchmaking will be fixed through a patch, not a hotfix.
Thanks to Timque for the tip!