Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Modern Warfare 3 Wii Patched - Issues Addressed, Patch Size

This guy's arm is going to need a patch!
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     Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 released 2 weeks ago, and as with many new games released these days there have been some bugs reported in the game.

     Some Wii owners were reportedly experiencing a severe online multiplayer bug, where their Wii system would freeze, and the Wii owner would have to erase the Modern Warfare 3 save file and start completely over.  They could be completely leveled up in online, and have no choice but to erase the corrupt file and start over.
     I had played about an hour of online multiplayer when I saw reports from different Wii owners about the freeze/memory lose issue, so I decided to finish the game's single-player campaign first and hoped that Treyarch/Infinity Ward would get the game patched quickly to address the issue.

     Another issue with the game's online multiplayer was something called "lag shooting", and I did experience it, but at the time I wasn't sure if it was the accuracy of my weapons and/or lag.  Basically the hit detection in the online multiplayer was not working well, and it resulted in emptying full clips of ammo all around enemies, and never knowing if they were being hit.

     Well, last Thurday, November 17 a patch was released for Modern Warfare 3 on the Wii, and the patch was designed to fix the two major issues above with the online multiplayer.  You can see the message to Wii owners that they posted on the Modern Warfare 3 Wii forum below:

     How much room do Wii owners need to have available to download the first multiplayer patch for Modern Warfare 3, and how long did it take me to download the patch?  Take a look!

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     As the above image shows, Wii owners will need just 40 Blocks of memory to download the MW3 patch.  If you are wondering how long it should take to download, the video below shows what you can expect using a WiFi connection to download it:


Filtered Thoughts
     I am glad to see Treyarch/Infinity Ward actually taking the time to patch the Wii version.  While some Wii owners are experiencing other issues, at least according to the MW3 Wii forums, the first patch seems to have fixed the two huge issues with the online multiplayer.
     As for my time online, I have been sticking with Team Deathmatch matches, and leveling up slowly.  I played last night and over the weekend since the patch, and the hit detection is now very accurate, and I haven't noticed any considerable lag shooting since the patch.

     Also, I did finish the single-player campaign over the weekend, and will be posting more thoughts on that in the near future.  If any of you own the Wii version, my friend code is 0359-9573-5494.  Leave your friend code in the comments below, or send me an email with it to Scott@CoffeeWithGames.com.

Questions
     Have any of you been playing Modern Warfare 3?  If so, have you finished the single-player campaign yet, or have you just been playing the online multiplayer?

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36 comments:

  1. Nah, Call of Duty as a whole does nothing for me. I just don't like it.

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  2. You don't like it cause you're a n00b!

    Seriously, what's your poison for online shooters? Or do you not play them much at all?

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  3. You don't like it cause you're a n00b!

    Seriously, what's your poison for online shooters? Or do you not play them much at all?

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  4. I am a n00b. Definitely. :)

    I am not much for competitive online. Also being bi, I don't like the numerous bigots online, cheaters, and racists. It makes for an unfun experience, though I understand why others would like the series. It's just not for me.

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  5. Completely understandable. It sucks how people can ruin an experience for others. Sorry to hear you say that. :/

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  6. "Seriously, what's your poison for online shooters? Or do you not play them much at all?"
    When visiting other sites, I often ask myself this very question pretty much, "What's up with all the FPS hate?" I understand people may not enjoy them as a genre, but some people really seem to go out of their way to just hate the genre, and it's usually generated toward the Call of Duty series.

    Thanks for the comments!

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  7. I think you got a bit confuzzled:

    "What's your poison?" means "what do you like?" Usually an alcohol reference. :P

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  8. "What's your poison?" means "what do you like?" Usually an alcohol reference. :P"
    Haha, I had no idea. I have said it before to people though, "Coffee is my alcohol." I thought it was what I referenced above about FPS hate, and with his response to your question as well.

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  9. The FPS hate is understandable as the genre is stagnant and overused. Every Western developer seems to have an FPS, and they all look and feel the same. There's little creativity in the genre.

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  10. Well, the video game market is millions strong, so multiple FPS titles can appeal to different gamers in different ways. Some may like the Sci-fi story setting of the Halo series(a lot of books/backstory now), and some may like the straight up run-and-gun type of action on the COD series, without even caring for the story in the games. When you think about most popular game genres though, most don't change a WHOLE lot over time, and recycle a lot of game-play elements. Mario, Zelda, sports titles, etc., though they may/may not release as often as certain FPS games.

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  11. You can shrug most of it off. I usually don't take it to heart.

    The last Call of Duty I played was Reflex on Wii, and I enjoyed the controls. I don't like dual analog for FPS games if I don't have to use them. Though they were fine in Resistance 3.

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  12. YES! That single player was excellent.

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  13. Basing off of what you have already said, that's one reason I like the Wii with no chat, though I do like they give chat as an option. There's nothing more annoying than hearing randomness about NOTHING when trying to play an online game on the PSN. I really wish there was a default "mute all" option, instead of having to select it each time on the PSN.

    As for Resistance 3, did you get a chance to try out the Move controls with the game? The Move controls in Killzone 3 and Resistance 3 are reasons I'm interested in the Move set.

    Thanks for the comments/feedback!

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  14. No, Move is too expensive for me. I'd rather have more games than something that resembles a device I already own.

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  15. Battlefield 3 you don't have to listen to anyone except for your sqaudmates, everyone or no one at all.... just saying :P.

    Also I can understand the first person hate to an extent. I wouldn't call it hate as much as the genre is just getting stale and some people are just tired of it, much like platformers have gone to the way side. But apparently they are in no danger of going away anytime soon.

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  16. "But apparently they are in no danger of going away anytime soon."

    When it does happen though, it could be an instant mass exit from the genre as what happened with the Guitar Hero/Rock Band games. I think it's going to be very interesting to see how it all plays out in the years to come. We had a solid 10 years of platforming games, followed by about 5 years of a wider variety of games due to the increase in graphical capabilities, then Halo helped get the console FPS race going again, and it has been steady ever since. So, basically 10 years ago now, I wonder if that's a sign for this next year...

    As for the Battlefield series, it would become the Rock Band of the FPS genre, and cause both the Call of Duty and Battlefield series to see drastic sales reductions moving forward.

    Thanks for the comment/feedback!

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  17. It's been all downhill since CounterStrike 1.7 beta. booyah! ;-)

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  18. Never played CounterStrike, but heard a lot about it.

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  19. Did Modern Warfare 3 online update block the wii? If the Wii is unblocked?

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  20. Nah, Call of Duty as a whole does nothing for me. I just don't like it.

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  21. You don't like it cause you're a n00b!

    Seriously, what's your poison for online shooters? Or do you not play them much at all?

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  22. Completely understandable. It sucks how people can ruin an experience for others. Sorry to hear you say that. :/

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  23. YES! That single player was excellent.

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  24. "Seriously, what's your poison for online shooters? Or do you not play them much at all?"
    When visiting other sites, I often ask myself this very question pretty much, "What's up with all the FPS hate?" I understand people may not enjoy them as a genre, but some people really seem to go out of their way to just hate the genre, and it's usually generated toward the Call of Duty series.

    Thanks for the comments!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Basing off of what you have already said, that's one reason I like the Wii with no chat, though I do like they give chat as an option. There's nothing more annoying than hearing randomness about NOTHING when trying to play an online game on the PSN. I really wish there was a default "mute all" option, instead of having to select it each time on the PSN.

    As for Resistance 3, did you get a chance to try out the Move controls with the game? The Move controls in Killzone 3 and Resistance 3 are reasons I'm interested in the Move set.

    Thanks for the comments/feedback!

    ReplyDelete
  26. I think you got a bit confuzzled:

    "What's your poison?" means "what do you like?" Usually an alcohol reference. :P

    ReplyDelete
  27. Battlefield 3 you don't have to listen to anyone except for your sqaudmates, everyone or no one at all.... just saying :P.

    Also I can understand the first person hate to an extent. I wouldn't call it hate as much as the genre is just getting stale and some people are just tired of it, much like platformers have gone to the way side. But apparently they are in no danger of going away anytime soon.

    ReplyDelete
  28. ""What's your poison?" means "what do you like?" Usually an alcohol reference. :P"
    Haha, I had no idea. I have said it before to people though, "Coffee is my alcohol." I thought it was what I referenced above about FPS hate, and with his response to your question as well.

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  29. "But apparently they are in no danger of going away anytime soon."

    When it does happen though, it could be an instant mass exit from the genre as what happened with the Guitar Hero/Rock Band games. I think it's going to be very interesting to see how it all plays out in the years to come. We had a solid 10 years of platforming games, followed by about 5 years of a wider variety of games due to the increase in graphical capabilities, then Halo helped get the console FPS race going again, and it has been steady ever since. So, basically 10 years ago now, I wonder if that's a sign for this next year...

    As for the Battlefield series, it could become the Rock Band of the FPS genre, and cause both the Call of Duty and Battlefield series to see drastic sales reductions moving forward.

    Thanks for the comment/feedback!

    ReplyDelete
  30. It's been all downhill since CounterStrike 1.7 beta. booyah! ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  31. Well, the video game market is millions strong, so multiple FPS titles can appeal to different gamers in different ways. Some may like the Sci-fi story setting of the Halo series(a lot of books/backstory now), and some may like the straight up run-and-gun type of action on the COD series, without even caring for the story in the games. When you think about most popular game genres though, most don't change a WHOLE lot over time, and recycle a lot of game-play elements. Mario, Zelda, sports titles, etc., though they may/may not release as often as certain FPS games.

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  32. Never played CounterStrike, but heard a lot about it.

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  33. No, Move is too expensive for me. I'd rather have more games than something that resembles a device I already own.

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  34. The FPS hate is understandable as the genre is stagnant and overused. Every Western developer seems to have an FPS, and they all look and feel the same. There's little creativity in the genre.

    ReplyDelete
  35. I am a n00b. Definitely. :)

    I am not much for competitive online. Also being bi, I don't like the numerous bigots online, cheaters, and racists. It makes for an unfun experience, though I understand why others would like the series. It's just not for me.

    ReplyDelete
  36. You can shrug most of it off. I usually don't take it to heart.

    The last Call of Duty I played was Reflex on Wii, and I enjoyed the controls. I don't like dual analog for FPS games if I don't have to use them. Though they were fine in Resistance 3.

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