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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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How to get free Black Ops Cold War & Warzone pre-Season 1 bundles

Published: 4/Dec/2020 17:56

by Tanner Pierce

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With the announcement that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War has been delayed, Activision and Treyarch also confirmed that players will be able to get their hands on two free bundles ahead of the first content drop. Here’s everything you need to know about what it includes and how to get it.

While Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War, which was set to bring brand new maps and integrate the game with Warzone, was originally set to come out on December 10, the developers have now announced a slew of new details about the first post-content season, including the fact that it will now launch on December 16.

During this deep dive, Treyarch also confirmed that Black Ops Cold War players will be able to get their hands on some new free bundles for the game before the season launches, presumably in order to help tide people over until the new content drop. Here’s how you can get your hands on both bundles.

Field Research and Certified Bundles

According to Activision, both bundles are set to include a number of different items to use in-game. For the Field Research bundle, players will be able to grab an Epic exclusive skin for Park, an Epic SMG weapon blueprint, an Epic Reticle, and Epic Calling Card and a Rare Weapon Charm.

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The news of the bundles was announced when Activision confirmed that Season 1 of Black Ops Cold War had been delayed.

For the Certified bundle, players will get a similar lineup, except the skin will be for Garcia, the blueprint will be for a Rare Assault Rifle, and the Weapon Charm will be Epic. No Calling Card is included with this bundle.

Unfortunately, we don’t know much else about the bundle and we have no idea what they will look like exactly, as Activision didn’t end up releasing any images of them. Once they become available, we’ll update this article with them.

How to get both bundles for free

Luckily, players won’t have to do much of anything to get their hands on it. That being said, they won’t be given to everyone and you do have to do a simple task to get it. According to Activision, both bundles will be given to players who log-in to the game between December 8 at 10AM PST (1PM EST, 6PM GMT) and December 15 at 11PM PST (2AM EST, 7AM GMT on December 16).

To be clear, logging in simply means that you just have to open the game and get to the main menu. Playing a match isn’t required, although the chance of players opening the game without playing it is slim, to say the least.

That being said, it’s great that Treyarch is giving it away for free. Here’s hoping it’s good enough to hold people over until the new season.