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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 lag and latency work-arounds revealed by game director

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 game director David Vonderhaar appeared once again on Twitter, this time to offer users work-around solutions for lag and latency issues in the game's multiplayer over the weekend.

Users who are experiencing lag and latency issues are told to change their Matchmaking search preferences when selecting a Playlist to join using the "X/Square/Keyboard shortcut," wrote Vonderhaar.

"This places an upper limit on the ping/latency of the lobby/game you will join," he said, adding that users must read the descriptions carefully in order to avoid waiting in a queue for an extended period and potentially never finding a lobby.

"It's the Internet. Things change fast. Hosts can migrate, an upstream ISP drops a routing table. Whatever," said Vonderhaar, stating in a later tweet: "But, I assure you, at the time of the search, it's putting you in the best lobby it can from the available search results."

Last month, Vonderhaar confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 will no longer feature region-based matchmaking in multiplayer, instead relying on latency and ping. The title launched on PlayStation 3, PC and Xbox 360 on Nov. 13, with a Wii U version made available at that console's launch.

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