Some Syndicate players report freezing, EA responds

Syndicate is receiving reports of intermittent freezes during online co-op play, and EA has told Shacknews that it may be due to a conflict between Party Chat and in-game chat.

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Some Syndicate players have complained of game freezes, particularly on the Xbox 360. EA tells Shacknews the team is working on the problem, but in the meantime it offers a quick fix users can take to mitigate the issue.

The complaints began to appear on the EA Forums once the game launched. The problem seems relatively rare, with only a handful of players lodging complaints, but their information is fairly uniform. It usually strikes the Xbox 360, during co-op matches.

Shacknews contacted EA, and received this response: "If you're experiencing freezing during a multiplayer match this may be due to a conflict between XBL Party Chat and the default in-game chat. We've sent this issue on to the team and they will look further into it, but in the meantime try jumping out of your Party Chat and using the in-game channel to see if this fixes the issue."

If you've experienced the bug on any platform, giving EA more feedback on its forums will help give the information they need to fix it. In the meantime, it sounds like an easy enough problem to avoid if Party Chat is to blame.

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    February 24, 2012 1:15 PM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Some Syndicate players report freezing, EA responds.

    Syndicate is receiving reports of intermittent freezes during online co-op play, and EA has told Shacknews that it may be due to a conflict between Party Chat and in-game chat.

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      February 24, 2012 2:13 PM

      I hope this fixes the problem because right now the game is unplayable. We can't even finish a mission without someone freezing up.

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      February 24, 2012 2:48 PM

      EA.... We make games that freeze !!

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      February 25, 2012 7:39 PM

      Some Syndicate players are reporting? That's cute.

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      February 26, 2012 5:37 AM

      I'd also like to report this game sucks (no, not because it's nothing like the original). Unbalanced, frustrating and as generic as FPS's get. Pls fix, EA.

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        February 26, 2012 5:39 AM

        Oh yeah, should also add an option to "Disable Dubstep", doing it manually every time a Dubstep track plays is really tedious.

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        February 26, 2012 9:40 AM

        Not really a surprise there is it? Its a FPS rehash by EA.

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      February 27, 2012 4:23 AM

      Well WHO CARES ABOUT XBOX360. The game FOV is SO SO BAD like 50 or 40 no idea that it is UNPLAYABLE on PC and even the cfg file doesnt give you chance to tune the FOV... TOTAL crap... the worst game ever.