Why the patch for Call of Duty 5 takes so long
The Call of Duty 5 community continuously asks Treyarch for a new patch. Now the developers try to explain why it takes so long to deliver the update.
The players of Call of Duty 5 reported many bugs and the community demands a second patch. But the update is a long time coming. Now one of Treyarch's community managers explains in the official forum why this is the case.
Accordingly the developers have to list every reported bug and reproduce it on test systems. This process seems to be quite protracted and it takes at least two weeks after the release of the game before enough information is gathered to provide a work base.
The reason for this is the complexity of the PC since differently from the consoles there are other aspects than the game that are important, like drivers, hardware, the operating system or other programs. So if a bug that cannot be reproduced is fixed, a new bug could be created somewhere else. This makes the whole bug fixing rather difficult.
If a reproducible error is found, the developers try to locate and solve the problem before they put the fixed game back to the tests.
This process takes at least two weeks, but in worst-case scenarios it can take up to two months. The community manager also asked for the users' patience.