I am starting to not like this games online.

#1 Edited by big_jon (5707 posts) -

I have had nothing but crap connections since yesterday morning, having to shoot people with a whole clip to get my kill, and literally almost never having my first head shot count. It is not my connection, I have checked it, it is the same as always, so what is going on? I mean I understand network is a complicated thing, but this is making me not even want to play the game.

And random host migration every match is also seriously infuriating, I just want to play the damn game, not stare at the black screen for half of it, often when no-body even left the game. I actually have a friend who will not play because the hit detection is so bad, he showed me videos of shooting guys three times in the head to finish kills and having them all count as body shots, then totally missing, and getting headshots.

I just had a game where literally 5 of my head shots did not count, this was a green bar game, and these were final shots that should have killed, I see no point in trying to be competitive in a game that is fucking you out of your kills.

I am straight up getting pissed about this, it has been on and off since release, but now I am unable to get into a clean connection no matter how many games I play. I have freinds who are having the same issue and straight up quit trying to play Halo 4 because they were never having fun.

#2 Posted by Turtlebird95 (2283 posts) -

My friends and I have had to deal with this a lot too, so I'm guessing everyone is affected by it. I'm betting it's a server error and 343 could fix it but who knows.

#3 Edited by Morbid_Coffee (954 posts) -

I'm probably not good enough at the game to notice but the smaller 4v4 gametypes never gave me issues. The only times I've encountered really bad lag or being shot around corners is when I played Big Team Infinity Slayer, or when multiple players start dropping at the same time from the other smaller gametypes.

#4 Posted by big_jon (5707 posts) -

@Turtlebird95: I hope it gets fixed, it really sucks the fun out of the game to have shit games through no error of your own.

#5 Posted by Demoskinos (14514 posts) -

@big_jon: Hmm well that sucks that your getting a shite experience I've played an ample amount of multiplayer (nearly 48 hours now) and I've gotten a few matches far in between that are pretty funky but almost always I've been getting fantastic matches with a minimal amount of lag.

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#6 Posted by big_jon (5707 posts) -

@Demoskinos: I was there too, but now it is non stop, I am watching a replay of my last match right now, I am at headshot number 6 that didn't count.

#7 Posted by Demoskinos (14514 posts) -

@big_jon: Weird. Well, consider yourself lucky that you can even play period. I know some people are apparently not even able to still connect to the Halo 4 servers and are stuck in the back up hoppers. As much as I like this game it also seems like the buggiest halo game that I've played to date.

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#8 Posted by DeathByWaffle (628 posts) -

I've had zero issues connecting to games or playing, so I'm enjoying it quite a bit. Guess I'm lucky

#9 Posted by Oscar__Explosion (2178 posts) -

I've put over 24 hours into multiplayer and haven't gotten any of the issues your describing. No idea what it could be.

#10 Posted by xMEGADETHxSLY (446 posts) -

Have only had framerate issues during spartan ops, maybe my connection or crappy Spartan ops missions

#11 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (3759 posts) -

Weird I haven't had any issues. Maybe there's problems with certain areas of the country that work off the same servers. Not that I have any clue what I'm talking about. They need to get this sorta stuff dealt with though if its widespread or people might jump over to CoD.

#12 Posted by xyzygy (9868 posts) -

The matches I play are always stellar. I'm surprised at how great this game is online.

#13 Posted by Tarsier (1056 posts) -

i havent had connection problems yet. once or twice when hosts leave but thats it.

#14 Posted by ArtelinaRose (1829 posts) -

I really like this game, but I am starting to really get annoyed by how fucking shitty some of the maps are for early game. How is it fair that one side spawns with a regular warthog and the other gets the gauss warthog? Or one side gets a sniper rifle and the other gets a rocket launcher?

#15 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

PC Gaming Master Race: Always be dedicated serving.

#16 Posted by kmdrkul (3476 posts) -

Servers are down for me right now. I've had nothing but one little nagging problem after another since playing this online. It takes forever to get into a game, the host migration takes way too long and the in-match lag is erratic. It's disappointing because when the online is running smoothly, this game is a blast.

#17 Posted by big_jon (5707 posts) -

I am literally playing game after game where my head shots don't count, if 343 doesn't fix this shit I can honestly say fuck this game. I even plugged my 360 in to try and help my connection, no help.

#18 Posted by zombie2011 (4968 posts) -

Hmm, i haven't had a single problem with the game yet and i've played a lot of it. There have been some migrating host stuff but only when people leave the game, but been in every Halo game.

#19 Posted by Bawlsz (84 posts) -

Fortunately, I've got no problems, just some lag in Spartan Ops but everything else is working perfectly.

#20 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8060 posts) -

I've only had one multiplayer match that was laggy.....maybe their aren't a lot of people in your area playing the game.

#21 Posted by Dad_Is_A_Zombie (1225 posts) -

I've had a few laggy matches but nothing all that bad.

#22 Posted by GnomeonFire (694 posts) -

I haven't played yet today, but I only noticed this a few times in the past couple of days.

#23 Posted by HadesTimes (802 posts) -

My main connection issues have been with Spartan Ops. Why doesn't the game change the host if the connection is unplayablely slow? I haven't experienced any issues in multiplayer.

#24 Posted by big_jon (5707 posts) -

Looking on Waypoint is seems that I am not the only person having these issues, I just rage quit because it is still happening.

My W/L and K/D have dropped substantially because of this, I really don't know what else to say other than I am fucking pissed at this game right now.

#25 Posted by HistoryInRust (6268 posts) -

I know where you're coming from. It isn't constant, like you're saying, but lag can be a sinkhole for this game's multiplayer.

I'm having a harder time with the game's multiplayer ranking system. I feel like someone threw a switch somewhere and all the sudden I'm getting paired up with people who are just fucking savage at Halo. I can barely defend myself in matches anymore. When the game first launched I was having a ball of a time, and it seemed like an even distribution of competitive games. But anymore I'm just getting lambasted every game. Makes for a tedious experience.

#26 Posted by gaminghooligan (1403 posts) -

yeah I have had major issues today when I've tried to play, my connection was fine, I even restarted my modem. There were many moments where the guy I was shooting at would hop across the screen then back to where he was, giving him the kill. Got frustrated so I gave up for the day, 343's forums suggest there are quite a few issues still on their side. A few days ago was the first time I'd played in a while thanks to being stock in the overflow servers for three days and told the playlists were unavailable, not to mention that being in the overflow cuts all xp gained by 50%.

#27 Posted by big_jon (5707 posts) -

@HistoryInRust said:

I know where you're coming from. It isn't constant, like you're saying, but lag can be a sinkhole for this game's multiplayer.

I'm having a harder time with the game's multiplayer ranking system. I feel like someone threw a switch somewhere and all the sudden I'm getting paired up with people who are just fucking savage at Halo. I can barely defend myself in matches anymore. When the game first launched I was having a ball of a time, and it seemed like an even distribution of competitive games. But anymore I'm just getting lambasted every game. Makes for a tedious experience.

Yes imbalanced teams are an issue, it can be frustrating, I don't agree with this games choices on teams often, but what is even more frustrating is that I know I can roll with some of the best, but I am so hamstrung by this shit, and I am losing to people who I know I would destroy in a fair green bar game. My fucking K/D has gone from higher than a 2.1 to a 1.8 in two days because of this, my wins vs losses are going down even more.

I have a friend who will be uploading some of my clips so I can send them to 343. I am averaging out at about five headshots per game that don't count, these are on unshielded opponents who should be dieing.

#28 Edited by dgtlty (152 posts) -

The connection and latency problems people are experiencing are likely due to fact that you are being put into games with players in other countries. The "prefer good connection" filter seen in Reach is nowhere to be seen in Halo 4. There has been a great deal of frustration expressed on the official forums by players who demand it be reinstated by 343:

https://forums.halowaypoint.com/yaf_postst129636_NO--REGIONAL-FILTER----OR--GOOD-CONNECTION.aspx

I'm in Australia and I would say every 1 in 10 matches I am being matchmade with players in Japan or America which is just unplayable.

#29 Edited by big_jon (5707 posts) -

@dgtlty: Haha I voted on that yesterday, I thought this was likely the issue too, but then I looked and saw that most of the people I am playing are in the US as usual. I am in Canada, but this is how it normally is even before the lag.

#30 Posted by yoshisaur (2606 posts) -

I can't say I've experienced any lag issues per we, but I do find myself getting booted to the lobby screen right after a game starts only to have Halo 4 tell me I'm no longer connected to Xbox Live. I have no idea what this is, and Xbox Live is working fine. Oh we'll though, it's a good thing I live longer than a week or I'd be really mad.

#31 Posted by gateht (95 posts) -

It's a shame that Spartan Ops can get a bit laggy, it's just the same problem that Firefight had on Reach.

#32 Posted by Guided_By_Tigers (8060 posts) -

I've also been having a lot of issues with Spartan Ops lag, I would say I've been put in more laggy games than in games with a stable connection.

#33 Posted by Jonny_Anonymous (887 posts) -

seems ok to me, no problems so far

#34 Posted by Zereta (1363 posts) -

Occasional mid-match lag but if not, once I changed my busted wireless adapter, its been pretty solid.

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