Call of Duty gamers have started mass uninstalling multiple titles from the series after the Pacific update left their games “borderline broken”. Getting into the game has become outright difficult, verging on almost impossible. The bugs range from unexpected crashes to players getting caught in update loops. Almost all Call of Duty players are disgusted with the current situation and have expressed their frustration over the internet.
This is the biggest outage in the history of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone. Many players are leaving the game due to unexpected crashes and long queue times. They also report annoying bugs causing the game to get stuck in an update between the loading screen and the home menu. The issue is even more prominent on the last-gen PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One. The game seems to keep uninstalling and reinstalling data in some places. Activision said that they were working on a fix to prevent players from getting stuck in an update loop.
Several players have reported the game to be “broken”. Players have also criticized the fact the game is simultaneously on sale when it is in such a state. Although the issue is even more substantial in Modern Warfare, Warzone has its issues. The recent Pacific update added a Krampus killer to the game. Krampus is a near-unstoppable monster in the game, and it is almost nonsensical in a battle royale game like Warzone.
Insider Tom Henderson took to Twitter earlier this week and brought the state of the Call of Duty games out to the masses.
Also, the publisher, Activision, is not in a good situation at the moment. Ever since the harassment allegations have surfaced, the publishing house has seen mass developer walkouts. Raven Software, the studio looking over Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, had mass firings in their QA (Quality Assurance) team recently. This explains why the games were left broken in the first place.
All this negatively hurt the reputation of this behemoth of a series. Call of Duty: Warzone, the free-to-play expansion of all Call of Duty games since Modern Warfare, is one of the most played games online today. Thus, this had to put the already struggling Activision into even more trouble. Several users are so angry that they pledged to never buy a Call of Duty game again and wouldn’t recommend it to anyone, either.
We hope Activision and Raven would be able to sort out their issues soon, both in-studio and in-game. These games have large player bases to be left broken for days. Thus, the studios must get to work immediately.