So since release I’ve ran great once I got in to game, but there was random problems with matchmaking/launching games. It seemed like sometimes right as the match is about to start, during the opening animation it would hang and match would be canceled.
Then I was trying to play with a friend, we got in to 1v1 matches fine, but if we did team games EVERY time we got a 3rd/4th person, it hanged before match. We thought it might have been the other person, but we tried person after person. Every single time it happened, so we figured it must be one of the settings on one of us.
We messed with our router settings and it has since fixed the problem. Here is what we did if it could help anyone else…
BTW - This was done on PS3, I don’t know if you will get similar results on 360, but it can’t hurt.
Make sure you have your router/console set to DMZ -
PS3 here is a guide - http://forums.afterdawn.com/thread_view.cfm/610541 - for
360 here is a guide - http://www.seasonedgamers.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=21472
On your UPnP settings on BOTH your router AND console, set it to “off”.
After both me and my friend doing this, our problem was solved. Only happened once or twice since then and I’m assuming it was the other person settings, because it was consistently hanging until we made sure we both had those settings.
I know this works on PS3 (or at least improves things dramatically) but please post here if you have success on 360.
Everyone knows that DMZ makes a big difference, but for some reason UPnP and SFxT do not mix. Make sure you shut it off!
Note: This does not affect joining lobbies - I think that’s due to it not updating the amount of players in the lobby and it’s really full. But this WILL help your disconnection on game launch!