The Call of Duty 2 patch I mentioned awhile back still hasn't come out and a lot of people are up in arms about this.

Here's the situation as I understand it - the patch has been ready for awhile, but they couldn't roll out the multiplayer portions without the dashboard update. The multiplayer fix was originally slated to go out with the previous single player fix, but I guess there are also server-side components to it.

As of this weekend, it was "scheduled" for release on Wednesday. That's today, so we'll see later whether that timeframe still holds.

One thing I can tell you is that I'm pretty sure it's not Infinity Ward's fault that it hasn't gone out. I've been told that the patch has been done for awhile, and given the grief IW is getting, I'm sure they wish it was out. There are other forces at work here (and of course plenty of conspiracy theorists).

And as much as we all complain about it, we also have to consider that they were likely pressed to get it out at launch. Ghost Recon - everyone's silver bullet - was also originally slated to be a launch title, and instead they've had the benefit of an additional 4-5 months and the lessons learned by other game.

Update: Still waiting. Patience wearing thing. This damn well better be out when I get back from vacation!

Personally, I'm glad I had COD2 for the past 3 months rather than waiting until March for a "perfect" game. This is the whole point of a game that can be patched, isn't it? The single player is amazing, and when you do get in a good game the online experience is similarly great. That is still my biggest complaint - I play even when I spend an hour just trying to get into a game, because I know it'll be worth it when I do get in a game.

Update #2: Well, the release of GRAW has come and gone and we're STILL waiting for the patch. I'll see if I can dig up more info.

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