To start off I will point out that my NAT is open.
When I go to multiplayer I will get the pregame lobby where it searches for games, but this will stay up for up to 10 minutes until it finds a game. This seems ridiculous as I could join with minutes on WaW.
However when I do join, I have no lag problems or anything it’s great.
Also, when I’m in a party with friends, we can join a server very quickly and I again have no lag and it’s great. But occasionally I don’t join immediately and I get redirected to a page where a box says “Waiting for Leader”.
Finally, if I join one of my friends sessions I can play with no problems at all.
It gets very annoying having this problem though, can anybody help me identify what it is? Is it a bad disk, bad internet (i don’t think so), missing game update or patch? Should I contact IW for help, or microsoft, should I exchange my game for another?