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Is Killzone 2 Stopping Stat Tracking?

Just a glitch or an end to leader boards?

Killzone 3 is just around the corner, waiting to jump out and empty a shotgun shell into our unsuspecting chests. Obviously we’re all getting quite excited for it and for most of us the anticipation of a new instalment in the FPS series is the most important event looming over our gaming horizons.

With the release of the third game so imminent, there will be some people trying to tidy up their achievements with Killzone 2 and perhaps gather those last few trophies they needed for the platinum.Unfortunately, we’re hearing reports that this is proving to be more difficult than expected.

It would appear that Guerilla Games have issues with the live leader boards and ranking systems. We’re hearing that, as of Monday evening, player’s stats are not updating, ranks are frozen and the dynamic online boards have stopped updating. This will make those last few multiplayer trophies impossible to achieve.

It’s important to stress that, while there are numerous reports of this around the internet, we haven’t heard anything as yet from Guerilla Games or Sony on the matter. So, this might just be a temporary glitch that will be rectified in due course. If it is the end of Killzone 2’s online stat tracking we would be very surprised because there hasn’t been an announcement as would be normal in these kind of circumstances.

As with any major game’s release, we’re sure that everyone at Guerilla Games is currently working hard to have everything ready for the launch and we would hope that the apparent lack of response to the forum threads raising this issue is merely an indication of how busy they all are at this time.

We’re keen to hear in the comments if anyone has suffered from these issues and what effect it will have on your plans to finish up Killzone 2 before the sequel arrives. We’re also keen to hear from anyone involved with the franchise who can shed some light on this potentially distressing issue.

Thanks, Jonathan Perez

20 Comments
  1. Dange
    Member
    Since: Jan 2011

    Why did I sell KZ2!… gahh!!!

    Comment posted on 12/02/2011 at 15:33.
  2. Raider197
    Member
    Since: Dec 2009

    If the stat tracking has ended, I hope they give us some alternative way of getting those trophies. This is my main problem with multiplayer trophies. No matter how popular a game is, the servers will likely eventually go down, making the Platinum impossible to get.

    Comment posted on 12/02/2011 at 15:36.
    • Charmed_Fanatic
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Same, if they do stop it, then thats 1 game i will never Platinum and i think that is very harsh. They should just give them us or a patch to do something else.

      Comment posted on 12/02/2011 at 15:57.
      • skibadee
        Member
        Since: Oct 2009

        MP trophies should be DLC free or paid imo.

        Comment posted on 12/02/2011 at 22:54.
      • Serebii.Net
        Member
        Since: Apr 2010

        Or they should be ridiculously easy, as a means of introducing you to the online, such as:
        “Get 10 kills” or “Win 3 games”
        Complicated ones or some that take months of playing are ambitn

        Comment posted on 13/02/2011 at 02:51.
  3. Voganlight
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    That sounds a lot like the issues Bad company 2 had a month ago

    Comment posted on 12/02/2011 at 16:04.
  4. Roynaldo
    Member
    Since: Nov 2008

    You would think at least someone could respond, even briefly. I have a feeling many fans may revert back to KZ2 once they find out just how mental the extreme changes are to the online play. Maybe they will listen then.

    Comment posted on 12/02/2011 at 17:17.
  5. Redwink
    Since: Jan 1970

    Got pretty tired of Killzone 2 a couple of months after I bought it, and still have it in my collection only because it is a Collector’s Edition.

    Well, I don’t think they should close up the stat tracking. I would think plenty of gamers are still playing Killzone 2, and how hard can it be to track your stats? It doesn’t matter much to me, but for those who still want to play it, both now and in the future, it’s a pity.

    Comment posted on 12/02/2011 at 17:31.
    • SpikeyMikey23
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Agree, I always dip into kz2 now and then for a blast, plenty of full lobbies around with plenty of people active on the servers.

      Comment posted on 14/02/2011 at 16:56.
  6. kerrfaewishy
    Member
    Since: Nov 2010

    dam i hope thats not the case i am off work for a week when kz3 launches and i was gonna hit kz2 hard to try get in top 1% for the rest of the trophys i need

    Comment posted on 12/02/2011 at 17:58.
  7. Bankzy108
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    This is why online trophies are a bad idea. In my opinion online trophies take fun away from achieving them unlike the ones that are offline. If the servers shut down then they are impossible to get and essentially taking part of the game away that I paid for (with time I can see why they take servers off). Online trophies are a big no no in my book.

    Comment posted on 12/02/2011 at 18:09.
  8. Kamokazi-UK
    Member
    Since: Sep 2009

    I think they should issue a patch that gives everyone the online trophies after a set amount of time…i’m rubbish…and particultly if they at some point drop online support.

    Comment posted on 12/02/2011 at 18:28.
  9. spooferbarnabas
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    That’s never a good thing as some people are still likely trying to accomplish some of the stuff. I don’t think they should just give out the trophies though as then that just effectively means i could have just not put the effort in before and still got them.

    Comment posted on 12/02/2011 at 18:40.
  10. Lord_Gremlin
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    Well, since top of leaderboards always consist of cheaters, glitchers and nerds who have no life I’m actually glad.

    Comment posted on 12/02/2011 at 18:45.
    • spooferbarnabas
      Member
      Since: Jun 2009

      Pretty generalised comment there…me and quite a few TSAN clan members are up there in the leaderboards (not the very top but in the top 5%ish). Some of those at the very top do cheat but to say always is completely unevidenced and wrong :)

      Comment posted on 12/02/2011 at 19:13.
      • Roynaldo
        Member
        Since: Nov 2008

        we are even further than top 5% and we are renowned by KZ.com themselves and award winning for our fair play attitude.

        Comment posted on 13/02/2011 at 08:22.

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