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Are Modern Warfare servers down? Users report crash on November 13

Published: 13/Nov/2019 15:48 Updated: 25/Nov/2019 1:39

by Calum Patterson

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The servers for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare experienced some major difficulties on November 13, with hacker group ‘Lizard Squad’ claiming responsibility.

On November 13, at approximately 10AM Eastern, thousands of CoD fans reported that they were unable to access the servers for the newly released Modern Warfare.

Many users on all three platforms, PC, PS4 and Xbox One, were met with a server error code when attempting to access the game’s online services, with the issues occurring worldwide.

Although some players were still able to access the game, the outage seemed to be widespread. It’s the first major outage on this scale since the game’s launch, which was due to the high volume of players trying to access the game at one time.

Update, 11:20AM EST: It appears most of the server issues have been resolved, with fewer reports coming in. Activision’s status page has no issues identified, stating that all platforms are online.

According to down detector, almost 5000 reports came in at around 10:30AM EST, from all around the world.

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Unlike the launch crash though, it appears as if the outage has possibly been caused by a malicious attack, as an account claiming to be the hacking group known as Lizard Squad appears to be bragging about the servers being down.

On November 9, the same account tweeted that they would take the game’s servers down for being “such a terrible game.”

Lizard Squad also recently claimed responsibility for a widespread crash on the Fortnite servers too, on November 9.

Activision’s own status page is reporting no problems at the time of writing, and the Activision support page is yet to comment on the reports of servers being down.

With millions of players presumably jumping in to play the new CoD so soon after its release on October 25, any major crashes on this scale is certain to attract lots of attention for the hackers, whether they were responsible or not.

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Will there be next-gen for Modern Warfare? PS5 version found

Published: 2/Dec/2020 17:19

by Lauren Bergin

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is practically a household name for FPS fans and non-gamers alike. It’s no shock then that CoD fans were beyond excited at the possibility of a PS5 version of the game. 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has become a staple title for the CoD franchise. After a recent clarification from an Infinity Ward dev that more content is coming soon fans have jumped back aboard the Modern Warfare hype train.

This announcement had fans scratching their heads over what new content would be released, especially when Black Ops: Cold War and its Warzone season are likely to be the focus of development for some time.

A reddit user, however, has sparked some life into the community by leaking a possible PS5 release for Modern Warfare in the near future.

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Modern Warfare is the game that birthed Call of Duty: Warzone, which has exploded into a fully fledged esport.

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A post and possible leak on r/GamingLeaksAndRumours by reddit user asjonesy99 has seized the interest of CoD fans from across the globe.

The post sees the possibility of there being a PS5 version of the title available in the near future. When purchasing the game, the dropdown menu shows the original PS4 version followed by a PS5 version.

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The original post states that when he selects this option it becomes locked. After checking a plethora of other games, there are no other options for PS5 versions, so either this is a simple error or CoD are planning a future PS5 update for the game.

While excited, a lot of fans weren’t particularly shocked at this leak simply due to the popularity of Warzone, which launched alongside Modern Warfare in October 2019 and is fully integrated into the game.

The future is of course uncertain, and in turn this means that this could be nothing. However, it’s really exciting to think that Modern Warfare will be back with a bang to continue to inspire future generations of FPS players in the same way it has inspired the current one.