I think this has to do with their attempt to stop chaos ... they were saying a patch was coming to stop banned players from playing ... then i see this in the steam forums for MW3 by Valves BurtonJ.
"We're actively investigating a server outage that impacts AuthenticateUserTicket (part of the multiplayer authentication system). I will update this thread when we have more details or the issue is resolved."
So sounds like IW doesnt even know how their own game authenticates with steam, no wonder i see quotes like this flying around by their development team members
"Tina Palacios @Teanah
@Fiki1591 hackers can't be banned with our current system since they, you know, hacked the game. don't fret. we're working on something"
LMFAO from a senior community manager... source
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Originally Posted by dz0
LOL -lmfao - like it
tried it Damn game still dont work
it should as they rolled back the patch
EDIT: according to the steam downtime notices a fix has been put in for the authentication issue, so likely the patch will be pushed again shortly. I do love how steam is covering for IW failure to implement proper coding.
yup bud - the patch has been patched by a patch,which isnt a new patch - its and old patch, the patch we had before - wow - im all patchy !!! ,anyway the new new patch that replaced the new patch - is our old patch and the game works and we can play for now lol