Call of Duty players are struggling to connect to Blizzard’s Battle.net servers on April 2 as players report outages, lag, and disconnects globally.
Players looking to access Blizzard’s servers across every region are reporting issues signing in, either unable to login or the process occurring very slowly.
The issues started at around 1:00 PM PT / 4:00 PM ET on April 2, with players reporting disconnects from pre-existing games, as well as abnormally long login queues.
We are aware of network congestion resulting in slower download speeds during peak internet hours.
See our Support Site for information and updates: https://t.co/hOa3EEljwf
— Blizzard CS – The Americas (@BlizzardCS) April 2, 2020
Blizzard are aware of the issue and are investigating to look for a fix.
As a result of increased network demand on the internet at large, we’ve seen an impact on players’ download speeds when trying to install or update their games,” the company said in a statement.
“We continue to monitor and adjust elements within our control to get these downloads to you as quickly as possible, while also working in a space with ever-increasing demand for bandwidth across the internet at large.”
According to DownDetector, the largest concentration of this issue is located in Europe, primarily around south England, The Netherlands, and Germany.
80% of the reports have been concerning log-in issues, with another 18% for server connection and 1% for problems with Blizzard’s website.
At this point, it’s not clear exactly which games are being affected the most, although the official statement above seems to suggest that it’s plaguing all of their titles, including Overwatch and World of Warcraft.
As always, we will continue to bring you the latest as more information becomes available.