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Since around 4pm GMT / 11am ET, players have reported being unable to log on to online servers for both titles, with an in-game message claiming they’ve been put into a server queue.
Activision’s support website confirmed at 3:23pm GMT that Black Ops Cold War was experiencing “connectivity issues”. It claimed the incident was “under investigation” and it was “working to restore online services as quickly as possible.”
Last week, the launch of Call of Duty Warzone Season 2 drove UK broadband provider Virgin Media’s “busiest day on record”.
Warzone Season 2 released on February 25, resulting in traffic on Virgin’s network reaching new record highs “as gamers nationwide rushed to download the latest update” for the game, the broadband provider said on Thursday.
Over the course of 24 hours, the average Virgin user downloaded 20.77GB of data – almost 3.5GB more than the already record-breaking daily average of 2020.