Actually I have the special edition and I play with people that have the regular edition. The only thing that makes the special edition different is the vouchers you get for the ripper and the bloodbath arena. The discs are still the same, also I play it on Ps3. Ive read that people that were online during the time that the patch went live ended up getting the update which I believe cuz I started playing thursday evening for a bit and couldnt connect with a friend called theircustomer support line and they said they had to turn off the servers due to technical issues then I went back on just after midnight and I had an update. But even so its still a hit or miss at times with connecting with my friends that have had the update special edition or not. So I believe its the servers.