After months if not years of having latency on Modern Warfare & 2 & 3, I finally took the step, I didn't want to pay for and got a 2nd Internet Service Provider via TalkTalk.
Now the last thing anyone would want to do is downgrade any download speed they have adjusted to such as my 100 - 120mb, so I simply couldn't do that, therefore I asked a lot of friends what speeds they ran on and took the average speed from that, which worked out at approx 6mb. I did this, as they were saying that the game was playing fine for them. These are the persons I quizzed regarding their speeds.
Now just for one individual that may not understand this on N4G.com who has reported this blog twice, let me just pause to explain the situation. I have suffered from high speed latency issues on the Call Of Duty Series for a long time now. Being in a premier city in England, means that things come fast, such as faster broadband speeds. When 20mb came out, I was still in a heated battle on COD 4. Considering a lot of internet connections are still not running at that speed (to date) whether, because of choice, or ISP limitations, it was a really fast speed at that point in time and the fastest available in the UK. Since the release of MW3, I have upgraded twice more, to 50mb then to 100mb which was recently increased due to a package shuffle to 120mb. With me so far?
What I found however, once I went on 100mb, was that a slightly noticeable issue with latency, actually became a thorn in my side and created a game that was unplayable for me. At this point I had to find a resolution, starting with posts on the official game forum and then resulting in the post below.
After several weeks playing online, my scores, kills, the lot have started to rise. More importantly, I can remain calm and quiet during a game. Anyone that's played with me online in their party or on their team, thought I just liked a good old rant. Untrue, it was a real issue for me.
Since having the new 2nd slower connection, I can confirm that not once has the dummy left the pram, no flying controllers breaking the sound barrier whilst objectively hurled across a room (missing any windows obviously), no my friends not a peep from me. It has worked out, that using a 6.2mb connection is actually great. I use it solely for my Xbox 360.
Therefore, if you suffer issues such as being shot from round a corner before a guy is even seen, take the hint and invest in a calming slower connection if your 1st ISP is just too fast - It's not like Activision have not been told, yet refuse to correct the issue. Yes, there is a monthly charge for a 2nd one, but you can shop around and it's worth it.
Don't bother trying to get a 2nd connection via your 1st provider, Virginmedia told me point blank it's not possible, so I had a BT line installed specifically for the Xbox connection.
Finally I can enjoy Modern Warfare 3 again. Shame I'm playing Prototype 2 at the moment but hey, them's the breaks kid. When Clan Op's comes round on the Elite site, it sure has made a big difference.