Have you got home from work today eager to try Warzone 2.0 – the latest battle royale experiment from Call of Duty, Raven, Infinity Ward, and Activision? Have you been met with an infuriating pop-up when you’ve first tried to log in, telling you that you cannot play because your game client is ‘waiting for datacenters‘? Well, you’re not the only one.
The problem is widespread. I’m writing this right now as my Xbox Series X tries to make a connection to the Activision servers via Modern Warfare 2. I thought I got through a second ago, but after a small game-side update took place, I was booted back to the start menu. And now my watch begins again.
A curosry look at social media shows the problem is happening across the world, too. The ‘waiting for datacenters’ prompt and time-out issue seems to be platform agnostic, too (that is to say: it doesn’t matter if you’re on Xbox or PlayStation or PC, you can still be held in a queue).