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Call of Duty Modern Warfare launch servers DOWN – latest updates

Published: 25/Oct/2019 1:16 Updated: 25/Oct/2019 4:20

by Isaac McIntyre


Update 10/24/19 9:01 PM PST

Infinity Ward has confirmed servers are coming back online for Modern Warfare players after “crazy traffic” left many locked out of the game.

“Massive thank you for your patience and apologies for the delay. Crazy traffic tonight, but servers are coming back online now, and everyone should be able to begin launching Modern Warfare,” the developers confirmed just past 9pm on launch day.

Earlier coverage on Modern Warfare’s launch day server issues:

The Call of Duty players around the world left locked out of the highly anticipated release due to server issues across PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

Players on all consoles have been reporting “Connection Failed” status updates when attempting to log in to the newly released title, while others have found themselves locked into lengthy server queues in order to get into the game.

Activision has confirmed their support team are investigating the problems players are facing, and will update the player base as soon as they have a fix.

Infinity WardModern Warfare’s servers crashed as the game went live across the world.

“We’re actively investigating an issue where some players are unable to connect to Modern Warfare. Stay tuned for updates,” the Activistion Support team announced, and confirmed in a following tweet that if players were already in-game, they would be able to continue playing. 

“We are continuing to investigate the issue related to the huge volume of new players connecting to Modern Warfare. Players that are in game should be able to continue playing without interruption. We will continue to provide updates as quickly as we can.”

The official Call of Duty server status site is still suggesting PlayStation, Xbox One, and PC servers are still “online” despite the outages, so it’s unclear if this is a user-based issue or if Infinity Ward has not yet determined the problem.

There have also been reports from Xbox One X players who have been experiencing crashes while playing Modern Warfare matches, which would send them back to the console’s dashboard whenever they were killed in-game.

Infinity Ward has also confirmed they are “already working” to find a solution to that issue.

These problems have arisen for single player and multiplayer gamers alike, considering the campaign mode still needs an internet connection to play because experience carries over to certain level progressions for the game — a feature that CoD faithful are less than happy about.

“I just want to play the god damn campaign. Why do I need to go online? Bullshit!” one annoyed single-player fan said, while others were just disappointed: “Would have been nice if we got this while trying to connect to multiplayer so we could at least play the campaign.”

The server problems also put a temporary halt to the hype-train surrounding massive streaming star’s Michael ‘shroud’ Grzesiek shock move to Mixer, who was left watching a “Connecting to Online Services” on his first day on the new platform.

Other streamers found their way into the game ahead of the global launch, however, including 100 Thieves founder Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Hagg, who took the chance to show he can still ride the sticks like any pro when he bagged a three-piece on a few Call of Duty League stars.

Dexerto is monitoring the issues, and this article will continue to be updated with more information regarding the ongoing issues.

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“Broken” reticles you should avoid using in Black Ops Cold War

Published: 5/Dec/2020 17:50

by Julian Young


Since the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, players have been grinding to unlock their favorite weapons, skins, and customization options. Unlocking the best reticles for each gun is important, and a video by YouTuber ‘JGOD’ has exposed some huge issues with the game’s current reticle choices.

Since the game’s release on November 13, Black Ops Cold War players have been furiously grinding to unlock additional weapons and customization options in both Multiplayer and Zombies.

Some of the most important items for players to unlock are the various gun reticles across the two main game modes. Players want to make sure they are using the best reticle to help them stay on-target during the action.

In a video posted to his YouTube channel, content creator ‘JGOD’ has criticized the current offering of reticles in Cold War, along with confirming which are the best options with what’s available.

Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Loadout Screen
Activision / Treyarch
Reticles are just one of the many customization options available to players in Cold War.

Broken reticles in Cold War

In the video, JGOD takes a deep dive into the issues with the reticles available in Multiplayer and Zombies. He breaks down exactly what is wrong with each of the reticles for the 1.25x and 1.37x scopes, which are some of the most popular options in Cold War.

JGOD starts off on Cartel with some basic red dot/triangle options for each scope, showing how they can be seen easily when looking at textures like walls. However, as soon as he moves his reticle up into the air, the red crosshairs completely disappear.

“Where did that red reticle go?” he asks while looking around. The YouTuber continues by showing how some reticles – even yellow and green options – are invisible when looking at other textures around the map. He seems shocked, saying: “I’ve never, ever, ever, ever had this issue in any other Call of Duty.”

The video continues with a breakdown of each reticle’s in-game appearance compared to their image in Cold War’s loadout menu. JGOD shows that almost every red, yellow, or green reticle is affected by different visual issues, and players should avoid those options until the problems are addressed.

Best reticle options for Black Ops Cold War

With all the issues JGOD pointed out in his video, players might be wondering what reticles are still worth using. Luckily, there are still a few good options available.

Similar to Modern Warfare, the blue reticle options appear to be the best choice for Cold War players at the moment. JGOD confirms that, saying: “When it comes to the reticles . . . you wanna pretty much go with the blue ones.” He winds down his video by saying he is “just bringing awareness to this type of issue, so that if the devs were unaware of how broken this is, they can get on it.”

While Treyarch has confirmed they are working on other reticles issues – like certain reticles appearing upside down – they have not addressed the concerns surrounding reticle visibility at the time of writing.