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Sometimes when I play Blackops, I get a "host migration". I am assuming that it's because someone who was "hosting" a session has dropped out. I notice that it tends to happen when I am doing really well :(

If this is the case, then is it possible to identify who is the host ? If I can see the host, I can make a cal whether to particpate or not.

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Could the host be sad that you've been doing really good? (joking) –  Joe the Person Oct 6 '11 at 23:21

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This forum post gives a few hints on determining your host:

  1. If you are the first person to enter an empty lobby, you are the host.
  2. Right when the match finishes loading and the countdown begins, press select and check the connections. If you have a 4 bar connection and everyone has red bars, and a little green plug icon next to their rank, that means they are connecting to you and you are the host. Now if only 2 or 3 of them have the little plug thing, you aren't the host.
  3. If you are the only person who has a 4 bar connection the whole match, you are the host.

Other sources also say that it's basically the person with the most (4 or 5) bars in their connection.

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Set your clan tag to %. If you are host, the % will stay as %. If you are not host it will change to a period. Easiest way

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Good if I want to know if I am the host, but only works if everyone else does it to. –  giulio Jun 1 '11 at 22:53

The host generally has the best connection in the game.

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-1 This does not sufficently answer the question, and the host could have a bad internet connection. –  Joe the Person Oct 6 '11 at 23:18
    
-1 Doesn't answer question. –  giulio Oct 7 '11 at 2:53
    
The game chooses the person with the best Internet connection and they are selected as the host. So my answer is sufficient enough tyvm. –  Daniel the destroyer 21 Oct 10 '11 at 21:30
    
The problem is with the other 10% of the time. If only 90% the host has the best connection, how can you possiblly know whether or not the person with the best connection is the host? –  Wipqozn Oct 20 '11 at 18:08

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