UPDATE: Call of Duty publisher Activision has finally acknowledged the Modern Warfare and Warzone server issues.
With thousands of fans experiencing server outages on PS4, Xbox One and PC, Activision has confirmed that it is working on a fix.
“We’re actively investigating an issue where some players are unable to connect online services,” Activision tweets. “Stay tuned for updates.”
ORIGINAL: Call of Duty Modern Warfare and Warzone servers are currently down, leaving PS4, Xbox One and PC owners unable to play the games online.
The Call of Duty server status makes grim reading for fans, who have complained about not being able to access online multiplayer.
Independent website Down Detector has received thousands of reports that Call of Duty isn’t working.
The outage tracker monitors social mentions around certain topics to detect when services go down across the world.
The Down Detector outage map shows that the Call of Duty issues are affecting users in the UK and Europe, as well as the US.
Indeed, the outage appears to be worse in North America, where there are nearly 3,000 reports of downtime.
Unfortunately, Activision Support is yet to acknowledge the problems, so there’s no word on when it will be fixed and the game back online.
However, just because Activision has gone quiet, it doesn’t mean Call of Duty fans have done the same.
Fans have taken to social media in the hundreds to complain about the latest wave of server problems.
One fan has been trying to login for more than an hour to play Call of Duty: “What is happening, @InfinityWard @CallofDuty ? I’m tryin’ to log on for more than 1 hour and it ain’t work!”
Another fan writes: “I tried loading into call of duty warzone to play some matches with my friend and it keeps coming up with an error message saying unable to access online services and my xbox is connected to the wifi fine however it isn’t working.”
Replying to a tweet about the Call of Duty servers going down, another fan posts: “In other news the sky is still blue nothing out of the ordinary here.”
But perhaps this fan sums it up best: “@CallofDuty you’ve made enough money from micro transactions in the last 5 years to be able to alleviate these server issues.”
More to follow…
The news comes as fans seemingly discover plans for this year’s Call of Duty release.
A tweet posted by industry insider Okami appears to suggest that this year’s Call of Duty will be a new Black Ops game.
Furthermore, the tweet – which you can see above – features the original Black Ops artwork with a Cold War subtitle.
This would tie into previous rumours that the new Call of Duty will encompass conflicts like the Vietnam War.
Likewise, the use of the original artwork suggests it will be a reboot or reimagining of the first Black Ops.
Activision and Infinity Ward did something similar with the Modern Warfare franchise, which was rebooted in 2019.
Published at Wed, 20 May 2020 18:00:00 +0000