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COD4 beta: no more first come, first serve

The Community manager for Infinity Ward, known by the masses as fourzerotwo, has posted an update on his blog concerning the complete hysteria surrounding the Call of Duty 4 multiplayer beta. It seems that Infinity Ward was promised by the company that maintains their web servers that the site would not crash again as it has so often has during the beta sign up process. Obviously, the repeated crashes deprived many gamers of their chance to get in on the beta, so Infinity Ward is doing something about it.

So, here's the upshot of all this: Infinity Ward is doing away with first come, first serve registration. As soon as the beta site goes live again, they will be implementing open registration for 24 hours. The exact method in which this will be done hasn't been specified yet, but fourzerotwo assures us that everyone will have an equal chance to register for the beta when all is said and done. Keep an eye on fourzerotwo's blog for updates.

[Thanks, Josh]

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8-27-2007 @ 5:00PM

9mmPreacher said...

thank God! I knew these guys would hook us up!

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8-27-2007 @ 5:06PM

TORO said...

Nice! I'll give my eye on X3F lol

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8-27-2007 @ 5:07PM

TORO said...

Shit, I mean "keep" an eye on I won't give you my eye!!

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8-27-2007 @ 5:13PM

Neeko said...

Your welcome guys.. Iam glad all my BITCHING nad groaning has paid off. Now lets see how they magically fix this PR FIASCO.

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Maurice M5

8-27-2007 @ 5:22PM

Maurice M said...

I'm in already, but its good to hear they're getting better organized.

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8-27-2007 @ 5:28PM

Eddy said...

(sigh) man am i glad to hear that. Thank god.

it'd be funny if it says in small print **NOTE** YOU MUST ANSWER THE FOLLOWING QUESTION: While in the E3 debut trailer, at 1:09 seconds, how many blades of grass were there?

let's hope not. Here's to future COD4 MP Beta fun!!

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8-27-2007 @ 5:30PM

Michael said...

We should all pout and scream and make total asses of ourselves and maybe make an online petition to ensure we get our beta keys.

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8-27-2007 @ 5:35PM

Neeko said...

I agree Michael...waaaaaaaay ahead of u.

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8-27-2007 @ 5:43PM

DemonG said...

3. Shit, I mean "keep" an eye on I won't give you my eye!!

But you said you would!

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8-27-2007 @ 5:46PM

BananaBoat said...

This whole fiasco might have dropped call of duty 4 from "Buy" to "Rent" for me this holiday season. Their hosting company lied to them my ass; no hosting company could have handled that type of mass traffic, and Infinity Ward knows it. This is a pathetic attempt to shift blame off of themselves, and to attempt PR mending. Let's just hope we can get this thing downloaded and start playing by tomorrow atleast.

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8-27-2007 @ 5:56PM

nate said...


I think there are some hosting companies that could handle it. its just a matter of scalability and having the right backend. maybe they needed a mysql cluster. maybe they needed to have a system to start new web servers up on the fly instead of a static amount. but its not IW's fault if their hosting solution lied to them. that's what businesses do, they get other companies to do stuff for them and they depend on those businesses to keep their word. i would blame IW's hosting company, not IW.

and going from "buy" to "rent"? that's a fair-weathered fan at its best. its a BETA. if they wanted, they could do what most companies do and not have any beta and make you wait for the game to be actually released. they're giving you a gift. and you reward them by saying you're probably not going to buy it cause of some hosting problem for a couple days? maybe you're not the type of fans IW wants anyways...

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8-27-2007 @ 5:56PM

gundamxzero said...

Lol I sent this tip in at 2:30 mst to joystiq.... guess they didnt want it.

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8-27-2007 @ 6:06PM

gibber9583 said... has crashed

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8-27-2007 @ 6:08PM

gibber9583 said...

sort of...just going hella slow and not loading all the time.

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8-27-2007 @ 6:21PM

mirage said...

"4. Your welcome guys.. Iam glad all my BITCHING nad groaning has paid off. Now lets see how they magically fix this PR FIASCO."

Hey Neeko, can you teach me the dark secrets of "nad groaning"? It sounds like some intense tantric prayer chant but from my nads!

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SRU Phil16

8-27-2007 @ 6:31PM

SRU Phil said...

I already have the beta. It's really great!!!! Sucks you guys missed out though. *evil laugh* Just kidding, it really sucks that they couldn't handle the traffic but that's good news that there is a 24 hour period to get in now. Also, the guy saying he won't buy the game now because of the beta problems. You need to be grateful that they are even offering a beta.

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Chester Cheetah17

8-27-2007 @ 6:48PM

Chester Cheetah said...

I dont know about you guys, but all this has been TOO MUCH FUN!!! LOL! Seriously though I hope we all get into this damn beta! Someday!

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8-27-2007 @ 6:52PM

Thund3rbolt said...

Yeah, Beta is pretty much amazing. I got it through F&F cause I had been on the site for like 4 months. It's too bad that you all can't get it as soon as today. I was really hoping they would raise the level cap above 11.

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SRU Phil19

8-27-2007 @ 7:16PM

SRU Phil said...

I can't wait until they raise they level cap! I want new weapons!

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Exceed 320

8-27-2007 @ 7:32PM

Exceed 3 said...

Hey whenever i go to Charlie Oscar Delta and try to register for a simple acount it gives me a message saying you cannot join at this time. I have had this problem since before the site crashed. Again this is not for the beta, but only for an acount. Can any1 help me out?

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