With a long-standing annual release, it’s clear that call of duty He has many titles behind him. For a sector of the community, the installments that debuted in the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 generation are the best. Although these proposals were forgotten for years, they recently had a second wind of popularity on the Microsoft console.
Although the servers Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Call of Duty Black Ops, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 continued to be active after its release, in recent years it became very difficult to find a game that was free of cheaters and hackers. Also, an issue with matchmaking was causing wait times to be too long.
A few days ago, reports surfaced that an unannounced update fixed the matchmaking and servers for the Xbox 360 versions of these classic titles. When the news that the online services were finally stable reached the ears of the community, thousands of players returned to enjoy games like the old days.
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Thousands of fans gather to play classic Call of Duty titles on Xbox 360
Unlike the most recent installments, the old games indicate in the main menu the number of players that are connected at that moment. Although the number may not be exact, it is a good indicator. According to reports, more than 150,000 people enjoyed these classic titles over the weekend.
While CoD: Black Ops it gathered more than 127,000 people during the last hours, its sequel did the same with more than 10,000 players. Also, the controversial CoD: Modern Warfare 3 it had about 7,000 users. Apparently other titles like CoD: World at War and CoD 4: Modern Warfare they also experienced a boost in recent days.
In some positive news, the older Call of Duty games are working on Xbox 360 again and players are reporting active lobbies and matchmaking filling up lobbies quite quickly again.
—CharlieIntel (@charlieINTEL) July 15, 2023
Black ops 1 today yeah OG cod is back baby Xbox with a W pic.twitter.com/jssgvIfEch
— CJ3KTV (@TheMelonMan01) July 17, 2023
سويت فيديو عن اجزاء CoD القديمة
•Black Ops I
•Black Ops II
كيف تحسّن الأتصال وعملية البحث السريعة على جهاز الXbox Series X.. الأكثرية في عدد اللاعبين كا نت على MW III and Black Ops I pic.twitter.com/M0kTbOOEJG
— iHadi (@Sn4kee) July 16, 2023
Black Ops 2 has over 10,000 players online on Xbox 360 just days after Activison fixed the matchmaking on old Call of Duty games.
Black Ops 2 was one of the last COD games to include live player counts in the multiplayer menus and it’s thriving again!
—ModernWarzone (@ModernWarzone) July 16, 2023
Modern Warfare 3 on Xbox 360 had over 7,000 active players with matchmaking working again. pic.twitter.com/t6kmpuzKyX
—CharlieIntel (@charlieINTEL) July 16, 2023
Not surprisingly, these titles saw a significant uptick in popularity once the online services were fixed. After all, the Xbox 360 versions are backwards compatible, so fans can play and enjoy a dose of nostalgia from an Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S.
Unfortunately, the PC and PlayStation 3 versions still experience connection and matchmaking issues. Currently, Microsoft platforms are the best option to enjoy retro deliveries.
This news comes shortly after Microsoft defeated the FTC in court over its purchase of Activision Blizzard. Last weekend, Phil Spencer confirmed that he signed a deal with Sony to keep call of duty on PlayStation platforms. The deal will reportedly be for 10 years.
But tell us, did you return to these classic deliveries? Which is your favorite? Let us read you in the comments.
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