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lol I didn't realize that was you playing with AtomBom last night. Yea first time playing Hardcore for me and it felt so much better. Regular games are like 90% shoot first die first with that one game that you've got host in. Other games sometimes for maybe a 5-6 kill run I'm unstoppable then it goes back to normal. Hardcore showed me I don't have old man reflexes and it's just the netcode being complete ass. Still have some potato aim once in a while but reflexes still good in those close quarters 1v1.

Also you left at a good time. Two matches after you left the other team was camp city on one of the hardcore dom matches. Just window sniping or head glitching corners. So boring.
I was mainly commenting on some matches I played earlier in the evening before I grouped up with you guys. I didn’t realize you were in there. What’s your GT?
 

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Make sure your console isn't downloading patches. Xbox especially loves to sit on all day while I am at work and download nothing. The minute I get home and fire it up, suddenly now is the time to patch games I haven't ever played. Happened to me the other night. I went 2-20 at one point and was flustered. My gun simply didn't do damage. I quit out and see that my Xbox was downloading a ton of patches. Leaving my Xbox in standby all day seems to do nothing. Of course with Game pass and other free games, I download a ton of stuff and never play it.
Wasn’t downloading anything at the time. My console is weird. Sometimes it will download patches while I’m at work and sometimes I get home and have 3 ready to DL.
 

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Wasn’t downloading anything at the time. My console is weird. Sometimes it will download patches while I’m at work and sometimes I get home and have 3 ready to DL.
Yeah I swear MS has some random algorithm to spread out downloads.

I have seem some increased lag from people now and then. I've been leveling up the Fal and sometimes I get 4-5 hitmarkers and no kill.

Overall though it is much better than past games for me. Of course past games have been borderline broken.

I know one constant problem is that people party up with their friends who are far away and cause all sorts of issues with lag. A good friend of mine lives in Cali and I'm on the east coast and we simply can't play together. I think a lot of people do it anyway knowing that it is going to cause problems (and unfortunately it often makes them harder to kill).
 

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I was mainly commenting on some matches I played earlier in the evening before I grouped up with you guys. I didn’t realize you were in there. What’s your GT?
ToxicVampire. Funny thing is I wasn't sure how to change the display name in game since it seemed to use my Call of Duty account name of Viktor instead of Xbox Gamertag, so went in yesterday and changed my CoD account to match.
 

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ToxicVampire. Funny thing is I wasn't sure how to change the display name in game since it seemed to use my Call of Duty account name of Viktor instead of Xbox Gamertag, so went in yesterday and changed my CoD account to match.
I didn’t know that was your GT. I’ll send you a FR. Will play again sometime, I might play tonight.
 

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ToxicVampire. Funny thing is I wasn't sure how to change the display name in game since it seemed to use my Call of Duty account name of Viktor instead of Xbox Gamertag, so went in yesterday and changed my CoD account to match.
Yeah I noticed that. Some people had some really "creative" names and I checked on Xbox and they were something different.

It kind of sucks because I report the xbox people if they are offensive enough.
 
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Yeah I swear MS has some random algorithm to spread out downloads.

I have seem some increased lag from people now and then. I've been leveling up the Fal and sometimes I get 4-5 hitmarkers and no kill.

Overall though it is much better than past games for me. Of course past games have been borderline broken.

I know one constant problem is that people party up with their friends who are far away and cause all sorts of issues with lag. A good friend of mine lives in Cali and I'm on the east coast and we simply can't play together. I think a lot of people do it anyway knowing that it is going to cause problems (and unfortunately it often makes them harder to kill).
The game definitely runs better than previous games. Just when it goes to s*** you can tell something is up.
 
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Just finished the campaign, they did an awesome job this time around and it's easily the best COD campaign I've played from a story and presentation perspective. There were moments that actually made me think about what people in other parts of the world go through, just a great job. The cinematics also looked amazing, easily up there with some of the best cut scenes of any game this gen that I've played. I do kind of wish we'd get a 3rd person offshoot game with vehicles set in the COD universe, sort of like COD mixed with the old mercenaries games, vehicles and destruction, just let us decide how we want to take on the story.
 
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They should make a Hardcore Gunfight playlist. I love the mode but damn there are moments when I should have killed the guy and get screwed instead. Happened a lot last night.
 

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They should make a Hardcore Gunfight playlist. I love the mode but damn there are moments when I should have killed the guy and get screwed instead. Happened a lot last night.
Gunfight seems more laggy than other modes. Not sure if it is trying to match more on skill or what. It gets bad when you need to use pistols or marksman rifles especially. I get a whole bunch of hit markers and then die.
 

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Ok, I don't mean to brag but I'm going to anyway.

I just achieved the ultimate in COD. A nuke? A perfect 50-0 game? Nope, nothing so trivial.

I got all the "something new" green icons to disappear on my weapon screen. I can't even explain it, it was like divine intervention. It wasn't really my thumbs on the controller. Something just took over.
 
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Ok, I don't mean to brag but I'm going to anyway.

I just achieved the ultimate in COD. A nuke? A perfect 50-0 game? Nope, nothing so trivial.

I got all the "something new" green icons to disappear on my weapon screen. I can't even explain it, it was like divine intervention. It wasn't really my thumbs on the controller. Something just took over.
I'm neurotic about finding the item behind that little green f***ing dot!!! It drives me absolutely mental!! :smash:
 

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I'm neurotic about finding the item behind that little green f***ing dot!!! It drives me absolutely mental!! :smash:
The problem is that you might unlock a scope, and then it will unlock reticles on that scope. Even if you never equip a scope, you might have something unlocked for it. There's a sniper scope for the AK that does it for sure.
 

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So, does anyone on Xbox or other platforms suddenly get this crippling lag/fps drop? On my X1X it feels like the entire game is going at sub-30fps for an entire game. It is not even playable.

I turned off cross play this weekend and suddenly getting this.
 

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So, does anyone on Xbox or other platforms suddenly get this crippling lag/fps drop? On my X1X it feels like the entire game is going at sub-30fps for an entire game. It is not even playable.

I turned off cross play this weekend and suddenly getting this.
I did yesterday morning. That was the only time it's happened.
 

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Had a 50 kill 15 death 4 caps and 5 defends match in HC Headquarters on Shoot House last night. I’ve fallen in love with the MP7 silenced.
 

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Looks like i'll be playing this soon as it comes with my PS4. Has anybody tried playing with somebody on the other console?
 

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Looks like i'll be playing this soon as it comes with my PS4. Has anybody tried playing with somebody on the other console?
I have and it worked great with my friend from work with the exception of the audio on mic is quiet. Oh and getting setup as friends on Activision was a bit of a pain but we got it done.
Zero complaints other than a quieter than normal mic audio.

He has just bought an Xbox and is getting the game on there as well so audio won’t be an issue at all now.
 
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Looks like i'll be playing this soon as it comes with my PS4. Has anybody tried playing with somebody on the other console?
For me on Xbox it works well overall. I mostly get matched with Xbox or PS4. I rarely see PC and I never get matched with anyone except controller users. If I do get a PC player, they have a controller icon by their name.

Now you may have a different experience though. The game has super strong skill based matchmaking. You will be playing people who are exactly at your skill or higher. I'm stuck at a .95 k/d in TDM and cannot go positive. Every lobby I get into is high skill and often high campers. I'm not totally against SBMM systems in general, but this one is very, very strong.

The real frustrating thing is there's no way to tell how good I am, as the game just constantly adjusts to put me in "sweaty" lobbies all the time. It is really frustrating but it does not look like they are going to tweak the system anytime soon. It hits me really hard since I'm pretty average anyway. I'm usually like a 1.25-1.5 k/d in past games. Depending on what skill bracket you land in though you might have a completely different experience.
 
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For me on Xbox it works well overall. I mostly get matched with Xbox or PS4. I rarely see PC and I never get matched with anyone except controller users. If I do get a PC player, they have a controller icon by their name.

Now you may have a different experience though. The game has super strong skill based matchmaking. You will be playing people who are exactly at your skill or higher. I'm stuck at a .95 k/d in TDM and cannot go positive. Every lobby I get into is high skill and often high campers. I'm not totally against SBMM systems in general, but this one is very, very strong.

The real frustrating thing is there's no way to tell how good I am, as the game just constantly adjusts to put me in "sweaty" lobbies all the time. It is really frustrating but it does not look like they are going to tweak the system anytime soon. It hits me really hard since I'm pretty average anyway. I'm usually like a 1.25-1.5 k/d in past games. Depending on what skill bracket you land in though you might have a completely different experience.
Generally I find I get put into lobbies with players that are far higher skilled than me when I play multiplayer so in that regard it doesn't feel like the SBMM is working particularly well.
 

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Generally I find I get put into lobbies with players that are far higher skilled than me when I play multiplayer so in that regard it doesn't feel like the SBMM is working particularly well.
Yep, same here. I cannot get to positive ground. The only way I can go positive in games consistently is to camp horribly, and I hate playing that way. I'll hold down a position for a few minutes, but I'm not going to claymore up a room and sit all game. Again I'm never anything special in these games in the past, but I always manage to have a positive k/d overall.

My guess is the game does skill tiers, and we probably land on the lower end of a too high tier. The game just thinks I'm better than I am. I'm forced to use the strongest meta guns all the time. Forget leveling up a gun that isn't meta, I get crushed.

I put 2-3 good matches together and suddenly I'm playing with people with Gold AK guns all fully loaded and really high skilled players. Then I get thumped, and fall back and repeat the process.

It is broken in my opinion, at least for me. Other games use skill systems and they don't hit me this hard. I can play Destiny 2 and it gives me pretty good games most of the time.
 

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Yep, same here. I cannot get to positive ground. The only way I can go positive in games consistently is to camp horribly, and I hate playing that way. I'll hold down a position for a few minutes, but I'm not going to claymore up a room and sit all game. Again I'm never anything special in these games in the past, but I always manage to have a positive k/d overall.

My guess is the game does skill tiers, and we probably land on the lower end of a too high tier. The game just thinks I'm better than I am. I'm forced to use the strongest meta guns all the time. Forget leveling up a gun that isn't meta, I get crushed.

I put 2-3 good matches together and suddenly I'm playing with people with Gold AK guns all fully loaded and really high skilled players. Then I get thumped, and fall back and repeat the process.

It is broken in my opinion, at least for me. Other games use skill systems and they don't hit me this hard. I can play Destiny 2 and it gives me pretty good games most of the time.
These systems are probably impossible to get perfect. There will always be portions of people that get a less-than-optimal experience.
 

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I have and it worked great with my friend from work with the exception of the audio on mic is quiet. Oh and getting setup as friends on Activision was a bit of a pain but we got it done.
Zero complaints other than a quieter than normal mic audio.

He has just bought an Xbox and is getting the game on there as well so audio won’t be an issue at all now.
How does that friends thing work exactly?
 

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I have no idea how the cross system friends work. Not sure if any of my PS4 friends play COD.

The other big flaw with the game is the maps. They broke away from the generic 3 lane maps which is good. The problem is some of the maps are just bad. Half the lobby will bail when certain maps will come up, and I'm forced to do the same. Then you quit the lobby and join another, only to get the exact same map, but this time in progress with your team down 30 points.

For all the negatives though it is the most I've played a COD in many years. Probably since MW2. Leveling up the guns is fun and involved without being tedious. The customization gives you a ton of options to play with, while still keeping reasonable balance.
 
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How does that friends thing work exactly?
Make sure you have an Activision account on your PC first. Same with your friend. Once you have that set up you then go in the game and you will choose Social to access your Activision friends list and you will have to type in their Activision gamertag to add them to your Activision friends list.
The game even knows you are in the game together and colors his character on the hud and in game accordingly and puts you on the same team.
 
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Wasn't going to get it all.

It is crossplatform anyway so we can still play.
awesome. How come your getting a PS4? I still have mine. Just need to dust it off if any good coop games come along