David Vonderhaar has just confirmed via Twitter that Black Ops 2 MP’s matchmaking system will be based upon your latency and ping, not your region.

This is a new feature, as MW3 does matchmaking based upon regions. This may help with connection issues and allow better connectivity with host.

SOURCE: @DavidVonderhaar



  1. Yay, that’s amazing, I was actually really concerned about that.
    But just for the record, MW3 ‘s matchmaking system IS ping based already, it shows that it’s searching for lobbies with <50 ; <75 ; <100 ping and goes on…

    • No it has not, I don’t have the knowledge to explain this the right way, but the BO2 latency/ping search should be far better then BO1 and MW3 localization search, hope this also means the end of host lag compensation

    • it may be searching ping, but its still searching strictly in your region. This will connect you with anyone whose got a similar ping/connection regardless of where they are.

  2. Sounds like he is saying it’s ping based exclusively for the local search option only. He wouldn’t be talking about the entire matchmaking system and the basis for how it works as just having made it and being tested with 3 weeks left. Needs clarification.

  3. It really sounds like this is a great new thing to help reduce lag. I literally haven’t seen a single thing about this game that makes me go “hmmm, don’t think I’m gonna like that…” Even though I have thoroughly enjoyed MW3 and still play it today, I have had a lot of those moments with it…

  4. finally!! shit connections can play with other shit connections. i have a super internet and i lag cause of those people!! hopefully this works and i can get the connection speed my actual connection deserves

    • I kinda agree with you, but look at it this way; It’s new for the Treyarch team’s games and it’s also a positive change from MW3. So really, while I agree with you, it’s not a big deal since it’s definitely a good thing.

  5. Dibils….just because you have a SUPERDUPER internet connection doesn’t mean you are ever going to play online without lag. There are many other factors that go into it….much more than your uber leet interwebs.

  6. Yeah but if MW3 was region based why does the matchmaking saying it is searching for games < 50ms, 75ms, 100ms, etc…?

  7. live on an Island 80 miles off of England . I’m at a disadvantage straight away .Can only get 3 bars on Xbox while using super fast broadband.