Treyarch Community Manager JD_2020, alias Josh Olin, has urged disgruntled PS3 Call of Duty: Black Ops owners not to delete their save data. This was in response to rumours that it helped alleviate the network issues that continued to plague the PS3 version even after yesterday’s Patch 1.04 release.
The rumours appear to have began when certain Black Ops players reported an improvement in network connectivity after trashing their save files – when in fact the performance boost was due to an unannounced hotfix release.
Olin wrote on the official Black Ops forum:
There have been rumors suggesting that deleting your save data will improve network connectivity. Please do not delete your save data, as it will not have an effect on network connectivity. A hot fix was released at 9:30p PST last night, coinciding with the first instance of this rumor, and this hot fix is the reason many users have experienced improved connectivity.
He also promised that more hotfixes are incoming. Hopefully these will finally see Black Ops PS3 multiplayer performance match the Xbox 360 and PC versions.