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Modern Warfare servers down? Warzone players report issues (August 24)

Published: 24/Aug/2020 15:31 Updated: 24/Aug/2020 15:37

by David Purcell

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Modern Warfare and Warzone servers are down as a growing number of reports on August 24 suggest services have stalled for many on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Infinity Ward’s latest entry to the Call of Duty franchise has a massive player base, many of who are failing to connect to the game’s services on the three platforms.

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The issues started flaring up at around 10am ET on August 28, with players reporting unstable server connections and login failures. Some have been kicked out of their games and are being put into a server queue that can last up to several minutes.

Call of Duty outage map

According to DownDetector, these problems appear to be affecting mostly players in the United Kingdom, as most reports have come from there. Parts of Europe and North America are being affected as well, as seen in the outage map below.

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Down Detector
As of August 24, Down Detector flagged issues in multiple regions.

Activision confirm server problems

Shortly after players began experiencing these issues, Activision updated their support page to confirm connectivity drops for Modern Warfare across all platforms.

“We’re currently experiencing connectivity issues. This incident is under investigation,” the developers confirmed. That message was posted at 10am PST, on August 24.

Players will hope that Activision are able to find and implement a fix for this soon, although it’s not clear exactly what’s causing such widespread connection problems.

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Here’s the message Activision Support posted.

As always, we will continue to bring you the latest updates on this issue as more information becomes available.

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Warzone Halloween bundles leaked: Texas Chainsaw Massacre & Saw packs

Published: 14/Oct/2020 15:38

by Jacob Hale

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Halloween is fast approaching, and some spooky new cosmetics have leaked, bringing two of the biggest ever horror franchises to Modern Warfare & Warzone with Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre.

For seasonal celebrations, we’ll often see Call of Duty implement fitting changes to its games, with new items or game modes for occasions such as Christmas or, in this instance Halloween.

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It’s no different this year, as Halloween is hot on everyone’s minds, and it looks like you’re going to be able to mark the occasion by dressing up as some of the most iconic characters in horror. Not to mention bringing a fresh load of cosmetics such as calling cards and stickers to your inventory.

If you’re a horror fan, particularly of the Saw franchise and Texas Chainsaw Massacre, you might want to have a look at what’s in store.

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Call of Duty appears to be fully embracing spooky season in Modern Warfare and Warzone.

The following cosmetics popped up on the reliable COD Tracker website, which automatically pulls different bundles, weapons and more as soon as they’re added into the Modern Warfare and Warzone data, that isn’t always immediately available to regular customers.

There are apparently 27 cosmetic bundles following the October 13 update, with many of them based around the Halloween theme, but the two that stand out are the Saw and Texas Chainsaw Massacre Operator Packs.

Both will be available for 2,400 CoD Points whenever they drop. As with most Operator Packs, each of these will provide an Operator skin, a new melee weapon, gun blueprints, sprays, calling cards and more — take a look at what’s available in each below.

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There isn’t yet a date set for when these bundles will become available, but with Halloween barely weeks away, expect to see them appear in the store sooner rather than later.

There will also be a number of free Halloween bundles during the Haunting of Verdansk event if these leaks are anything to go by, so you can get in on the action even if you don’t want to spend money on the Saw or Texas Chainsaw Massacre packs, so keep one eye on the store over the next couple of weeks.