Guitar Hero II Auto Update breaking 360s?
Posted by Aaron on Sunday, April 15, 2007
Yesterday Red Octane released a auto update for Guitar Hero II. The update fixes a problem people were having with the whammy bars not working.
But now there are reports that the recent auto update for Guitar Hero II is breaking some 360s. Some have had the game freeze on them and some even got the dreaded Red Rings of Death. Here are a few posts from the Official Xbox.com Forums:
Eric Geo Posted:
I have been having the freezing problem as well. I bought my first guitar hero 2 last saturday, it froze countless times, and i returned it. My second shot, same problem. Today i bought my 3rd, thinking it may have been that batch of games. I was wrong. The problem this time, is my xbox wont even turn on now…red lights of death. All i can say is Red Octane blows, and this problem better get fixed, or i better get a new console. idiots….
The HockeyGuy Posted:
My 360 got the red lights of death as well after playing GH2 for about 20 minutes, but the exact same controller and game work fine on my other 360. And I’ve played the game for many hours. I’m not sure what the cause of this issue is, but it seems a bit strange that so many are having this type of thing happening on the same game. I almost wonder if it was static or something to do with the controller connecting to the USB port. Whatever it was, I’m not exactly thrilled with Red Octane at the moment. The broken XBox, the crappy controller issues, the way overpriced downloads…
By the way, this is not the first time I have had to send my console to Texas. It happened last July in almost the exact same way (although obviously not with Guitar Hero). That is the reason I have 2 consoles. When it happened last summer I didn’t want to wait for it to be repaired so I bought another one. Sometimes it’s nice to have a backup.
Add another one to the list.
No problems prior to GH2. Immediately after patch today, game froze on medium level. Looked down and had 3 red rings of death. After power cycle, red rings gone, but now the console freezes immediately upon startup. Sending in so that I can get some crap refurb.
M NINE Posted:
There is a serious problem here. My 360 worked fine until I installed this Guitar Hero 2 patch and after an hour of playing it began freezing, so I turned it off for 3 hours and tried again. Then it began freezing before it even got to the dashboard. A few more times trying to boot up for tech support and I am now the proud owner if a big white brick. The ring of red lights has prompted tech support to offer me a $130 repair service. But I’m going to wait this out because there is no way I’m going to pay if this update broke my system.
Ouch bad news! I would advise you all not to download the latest update for GHII until this problem can be looked into by Red Octane.
How has your 360 been acting since the auto update? Post in our comment section and let us know.
I am going to send a e-mail to Red Octane and see if I can get a response about this issue.