Two recent problems pertaining to Modern Warfare 3 are coming to an end soon. The glitch on the new map Black Box will be resolved today, and the matchmaking problems that have cropped up since patch 1.10 will be ironed out at a later point.
As the Black Box glitch become more wide spread, Infinity Ward’s Robert Bowling promised a fix for it by Friday. Luckily, players don’t have to wait until tomorrow as a hot fix will be deployed soon. Bowling announced on Twitter, “hot fix going live on Xbox 360 around 2am to close the aforementioned map exploit on Black Box. This will already be fixed when it hits PS3.” Infinity Ward usually refers to the pacific time zone.
Unfortunately for MW3 users in geographical regions with low player counts (low density), the matchmaking issues will not come to an end at the same time. Since patch 1.10 went live on Xbox 360 on March 13th, many MP1st readers have reported severe matchmaking problems. While the issue was publically acknowledged on the 14th, it has yet to be addressed fully, as the team behind Modern Warfare 3 has tried hot fixing the issue a few days ago with no success.
As one developer explained on the forums on March 16th, “The hot-fix we pushed last night sadly did not address the issue. We are looking at alternative solutions as our number one priority.” Then, he added, “we have a TU [Title Update] in test and primed for submission to address the issue but are attempting once more to hot-fix this issue this evening.” Today, Robert Bowling has updated players on the issue. He responded to a player in New Zealand, “we have a matchmaking update coming to help you with that.” It’s still unclear if Infinity Ward has found a way to hot fix the problem, or players have to wait for the next patch (Title Update 11).
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