Are Black Ops Cold War servers down? Players report issues connecting
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Black Ops Cold War servers down: Call of Duty players report issues on March 9

Published: 9/Mar/2021 20:14 Updated: 10/Mar/2021 0:53

by Brad Norton


On March 9th, 2021, both players reported that they were once again unable to log-in to Black Ops Cold War, preventing them from playing any of the game’s multiplayer or Zombies modes online, but the problem has since been fixed.

Black Ops Cold War is the latest major entry in the Call of Duty franchise. With millions logging on every day to get grinding, server issues are to be expected from time to time.

Just a week after the last problem and Black Ops Cold War once again experienced issues. Black Ops Cold War’s servers were reportedly experiencing issues, which means that people weren’t able to log-in to the game.


Black Ops Cold War outage

Black Ops Cold War players are once again reporting issues logging into the game on March 9, 2021.

According to DownDetector, players starting reporting problems around 1:00 PM EST on March 9, 2021. A few minutes later, the official Call of Duty support page revealed that they were experiencing problems.

When attempting to log-in, some players were met with a “Bravo 345 Blazing Gator” error code, with the only option to either “Retry” the connection (which wouldn’t work) or Play Offline.

It’s unknown how widespread the issue was but DownDetector says that at its peak, there were over 6000 reports just on that site, so the problem must have been pretty extensive. CoD’s official site says that all platforms were being affected as well.


Black Ops Cold War servers back up and running

Luckily, as of 6:00 PM EST, the issues affecting the game’s servers have been fixed completely. While some at Treyarch had reported the issues as solved a few hours beforehand, Activision confirmed the server fix on Twitter sometime after, implying that it might not have been completely fixed the first time around.

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Of course, there’s been no communication as to what was causing the problems but considering it’s the second outage within a week, here’s hoping that Treyarch has fixed the situation.

Should other Black Ops Cold War server issues arise or if there’s a change to the game’s current status, keep it locked to this article, as we’ll be updating it as any new problems come up.